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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Comment by fran
by fran on Fri 6th Aug 2010 20:48 UTC
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I've been working on Windows computers now all my life. Only recently I had my first experience on a Mac OSX computer. I enjoyed the interface if I had the desk space I would love to have one, but then I also enjoy windows and Linux. In my country apple computers is much more expensive and in the end for me it all boils down to getting my computing tasks done in the fastest most cost effective manner. I'm conditioned to the windows interface and I can find my way around it and do task very quickly on it. Have I grown up with Macs it would have been the other way around. With apple mostly using "pc" hardware now like Intel ect. I can’t see why they should continue asking boutique prices. I understand companies act in their shareholders best interest but given Apple’s recent record billion dollar profits this is starting to reek of gross profiteering and many people don’t like that.

Edited 2010-08-06 20:59 UTC

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