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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You are right, all manufacturers have hw problems from time to time, but at least they don't market their stuff as the panachea to all their problems or go deleting posts in their support forums when start to pop up now do they?

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

I don't know. You haven't specified "who" you are talking about. I'd be surprised if Apple was the only one guilty of it. Of course, apple also gets much more press than dell, Microsoft, Hp, asus, acer, creative labs, logitech, cannonical, or red hat * so there sins are magnified as well.

* See how easy that is? I just thought of competing companies and named them! Is that too much to ask?

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jabbotts Member since:

I can't disagree with providing specific examples but offhand, which of those companies that you mention are also marketing there products as perfect and invulnerable to malware or defect the way Apple does? I'd submit that Apple paints a target on it's back and then does all it can to squirm out of responsibility when that advertising image is threatened.

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