Linked by Universal Mind on Fri 6th Aug 2010 16:16 UTC
Apple The "Macs are too expensive" argument is one of the most tiresome and long-lived flamewars in internet history. Obviously, Apple makes a premium product and charges premium prices, and you can always find a computer from another vendor that seems to match or exceed specs that costs less. But if you look at Apple's Mac Pro line, and compare it not so much to other vendors, but to the past lineup of Mac Pros, you discover some very unpleasant truths that help explain why Apple is enjoying record earnings for their Mac line, but doing so to the detriment of some its most loyal and valuable customers.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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I don't know what your intention is with your posts, but you aren't really arguing very well. Its very easy to compare a product vs "competitors" and find it either lacking or superior depending on whcih competitor you are speaking of.

If you want to have a meaningful discussion, name an electronics company to compare Apple to. Simply listing defects from a single company doesn't give a neutral reader a sense of normalcy. To what standard should you apply towards apple's products? Should each and every product they create be perfect? Do other manufacturers not have similar problems?

I would suggest that the automobile industry might be a good comparison. even the luxury, premium cars have issues. Simply having some, is not enough to disqualify them from retaining the "premium" label. I would suggest the electronics industry is similar.

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bnolsen Member since:

You lose for comparing a high tech industry to a 100+yro industry. I don't drive my computer, I don't type on my car.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

Ok, since the age of the industry is *the* most important piece of information when comparing industries....

Compare the electronics industry ( from the modern pc circa 1978) to the punk rock music industry.

Is the quality of original music directly related to the number of original members still alive? If so then Apple, likewise is obviously not a premium brand!

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