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Apple I love OSNews, but it does seem like some of its editors enjoy just a little too much taking a good natured jab at Apple upon occasion (well, more like every chance that particular editor can get). I thought it time for a little good news and analysis about Apple that critics often overlook.
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pricing
by kristoph on Thu 16th Sep 2010 21:11 UTC
kristoph
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2006-01-01

I think Apple is competitive, price wise, with other large computer 'brands'.

However, it's important to note that a system can be bought from a less known brand or built on your own for a much lower cost.

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RE: pricing
by marsofearth on Sun 19th Sep 2010 17:24 in reply to "pricing"
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2009-12-13

I'd love to Build an i7 iMac for less... and I can, If I purchase a lower quality screen with smaller dimensions, and convince myself that an AMD Phenom processor is just as good.


What people seem to be arguing here, is that Low End PC's is pretty much all that people need... And this is true, I agree... However, If you are a computer user that needs greater performance, or performance longevity (A small percentage of computer users ~ ergo Mac's small market share of a small market), purchasing a Mac or similarly Spec'd and priced "PC" is reasonable

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RE[2]: pricing
by JAlexoid on Sun 19th Sep 2010 19:52 in reply to "RE: pricing"
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2009-05-19

I'd love to Build an i7 iMac for less... and I can, If I purchase a lower quality screen with smaller dimensions, and convince myself that an AMD Phenom processor is just as good.


Considering that mostly Mac owners don't use the power of those CPUs to the max(hello, lack of power hungry games...), I'd say that is most cases AMD Phenom is just as good.

PS: If you spec the actual system, you'll find that you pay at least $200 more for an iMac than most other branded systems.

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