Linked by David Adams on Mon 25th May 2009 21:22 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Over the years, we've occasionally run an "Ask OSNews" feature, wherein a reader asks us a question and we answer it publicly. Lately I've really been enjoying Slate's Dear Prudence advice column and the ever-interesting Straight Dope, and I thought we should see if we can get more OSNews readers to submit questions, and turn Ask OSNews into a more-regular thing. If your question falls outside of our domain expertise, we'll try to track down an expert to help out. And of course, our responses will always be supplemented by further advice from OSNews readers in the comments. Questions are welcome on any topic ranging from OSes and computing to science and geek culture. Contact us with your questions. (Please include "Ask OSNews" in the subject). Today's question is from a young student in Hungary who's seduced by the faraway siren song of Apple's marketing and wonders, "should I switch?"
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RE: Depends on the price
by kaiwai on Tue 26th May 2009 03:42 UTC in reply to "Depends on the price"
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

I don't mind paying the slight premium for Apple stuff because in the long run I waste less time making stuff work, and that pays off in the end. I'm probably also prolonging my life a bit by not getting pissed off at Windows all the time. :-)

However, with an entry-level unibody MB costing over $1800 US in Hungary, I'd really have to think long and hard about that. Then again, what does a PC laptop with equivalent specs and nice build quality cost? If it's still over a thousand, I'd just suck up the difference and get the MacBook.


That is the entry price for a unibody model; the question he should first ask himself is whether he needs a unibody model or whether he is happy with the classic white model which is US$999.

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