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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RE[2]: What an excellent article?
by werpu on Fri 6th Aug 2010 19:16 UTC in reply to "RE: What an excellent article?"
werpu
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I'm not a Mac Pro user, but I'm a fan of Apple laptops. I'm afraid of Apple, with its newfound love affair with mobile devices, now seeing its Mac user base as a resource to be exploited rather than as a market to be cultivated. I hope this Mac Pro business is an anomaly and not the new normal.

Same here, I would love to buy a MacPro, I could afford one, but it is not worth it - period, too expensive even if you count in the higher quality, if you can build yourself a pc with almost the same components for under 1000 USD.
As for the notebooks, I am here as well on the "be afraid" loop, if the recent price hikes on the entry level mac the mac mini are an indication we probably are in for a sour surprise there as well.
I am somewhat glad that Windows 7 has caught up and there is still Linux, if Macs become again too expensive to be justified as a buy the unix lovers among us can switch back to the goold old penguin and the rest over to Windows 7 or 8.

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