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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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Apple is premium and hence expensive PERIOD
by kragil on Thu 16th Sep 2010 23:09 UTC
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

There are no cheap i5 laptops from apple. If you just want to surf the web on a 15 inch laptop you have to buy a MacBook Pro. Dell will give you a fairly nice and cheap Studio.
If just need a phone that does phone calls, text and the web then you can buy a Android handset for two or three hundred bucks without a contract.
If you just want to listen to your MP3s while jogging every cheap MP3 player for 20 bucks will do.

Apple will always give you the bare minimum. How long had Macbooks CD burners instead of DVD burners? How long did they have only 1 GB Ram when all Vista Machines had (needed) 2 or 4.
Apple products will never have free cases, bumpers, adapters etc (For example my 240 Euro EeePC had a very nice bag included)

And btw not all songs on Itunes are 99 cents anymore.

Edith says: And all extras in the Apple store are way way more expensive then in Dells or HPs store. (Extra RAM, harddrive, SSD, etc)

Edited 2010-09-16 23:11 UTC

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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

"Edith says: And all extras in the Apple store are way way more expensive then in Dells or HPs store. (Extra RAM, harddrive, SSD, etc) "

Indeed, I found the same make, model and revision sodimms in the apple store at an extra 200 euros than buying directly from the manufacturer.

Please don't tell me that I'm paying for apple quality, because I'm clearly not..

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NeoX Member since:
2006-02-19

There are no cheap i5 laptops from apple. If you just want to surf the web on a 15 inch laptop you have to buy a MacBook Pro. Dell will give you a fairly nice and cheap Studio.


Cheap being the right word.


Apple will always give you the bare minimum. How long had Macbooks CD burners instead of DVD burners? How long did they have only 1 GB Ram when all Vista Machines had (needed) 2 or 4.


Not to be picky, but I have a First Generation MacBook, which was the first MacBook intel model. It came with a "SuperDrive" to burn CDs and DVDs. My previous model PowerBook from 3 years earlier (2003) also came with a DVD burner standard.

As to RAM I would never want to run Vista with 1GB RAM, it is a disaster. But the fact that MacBooks were sold with 1GB RAM when 10.4 and 10.5 were out is a testament to the OS. You could get along with 1GB RAM just fine for many tasks. My MacBook is maxed at 2GB, it is a Core Duo and I am running the latest 10.6 snow leopard without a glitch. It is plenty fast for most things, except games, and I use it daily to help me remove malware from my Client's Windows PC's.
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kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Only the more expensive model came with a super drive.

The base model had only CD recording until frickin' late 2008!!!
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook )
PC laptops in that price range had DVD burning only since 2004.

And 10.5 loves RAM nearly as much as Vista. My friend had a 2008 model with just 1 GB and browsing with Firefox was unbearable. He immediately upgraded to 4 GB (which in Apples store would have been a few hundred euros at the time. He bought bulk and paid only 100)

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