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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Most of the problems most likely come from Apples desire to design great looking products.

Such as the fan noise, black screens / crashing applications due to GPU issues, smashed glass surfaces, shorted magsafe connectors, poor battery performance (cramped design = hotter = kill lithium-ion batteries faster = worse battery performance), not working DVD-burners, the issues with the mouse, ...

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