Linked by mjhi11 on Thu 16th Sep 2010 20:13 UTC
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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RE: I'm A Little Surprised...
by reconciliation on Thu 16th Sep 2010 23:23 UTC in reply to "I'm A Little Surprised..."
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"Of course many of the individuals who follow OSNews.com may very well be able to build a comparably spec'd machine by hand for less. My point was, compared to name brand, industry leaders (such as Dell for example), Apple is in fact competitive. If you don't believe so, give Dell's online configuration tool a spin. You may be surprised."
I don't care much for apple or dell, but I did do that.
I compared some iMac (3.2GHz i3, Radeon HD5670) to a machine by dell (3.06GHz i3, Radeon HD5450). Turns out the dell machine costs roughly €600 while the iMac costs roughly €1700.
Unless I'm missing an included 50" Plasma TV the iMac seems like a bad deal.

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RE[2]: I'm A Little Surprised...
by NeoX on Thu 16th Sep 2010 23:52 in reply to "RE: I'm A Little Surprised..."
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2006-02-19


I don't care much for apple or dell, but I did do that.
I compared some iMac (3.2GHz i3, Radeon HD5670) to a machine by dell (3.06GHz i3, Radeon HD5450). Turns out the dell machine costs roughly €600 while the iMac costs roughly €1700.
Unless I'm missing an included 50" Plasma TV the iMac seems like a bad deal.

Really? Do you have a link? I didn't think they made all-in-ones that were anywhere near as good as the iMac. Was the Dell a 27" HD display with all in one form factor?

Show the link so I can check it out...

EDIT: Oh wait Dell used to make the XPS One, which WAS a competitor to the iMac. I say WAS because they don't make it anymore. Oh and when they did sell it, less then 3 years ago, it was $300 MORE then the comparable iMac...

Edited 2010-09-16 23:58 UTC

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aledujke Member since:
2010-01-02

how about this then:
http://www.dell.com/us/en/home/notebooks/laptop-studio-xps-16/pd.as...

compare a mac to this... 1200$ for an outstanding dell laptop.

http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MC373LL/A?mco=MTc0Njg1ODE

Similar mac would be 2199$ +100$ for a higher resolution screen. The hard-drives are similar.. since the one in xps is rotating @7200 but is smaller than the one in macbook Pro ._. and the look of xps is great.. it even has leather ;)

besides why are we the ones who are supposed to show any links... the OP should have included the links to the mac/dell machines he claims are competitive to the dell machines.

Or anyone else who say mac is competitive to anything else price wise.

Also for custom built machines there is a website that seems to eb popular in US... but I'm from Eu so I'm not really sure about it.. I just played with their configurator...
it's cyberpowerpc or something like that.

edit:
here it is:
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer_Xtreme_XI/

compare that to mac pro

Edited 2010-09-17 00:49 UTC

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