Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2012 22:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems For years and years now (since the first G4 iBooks), whenever someone asked me for advice about what laptop to buy, my standard answer was simple: get an Apple laptop. Doesn't matter which one. Apple was so far ahead of the competition it just wasn't funny anymore. This past weekend, though, marked the end of an era for me: for the first time, I advised someone to get an Asus ZenBook instead.
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sergio
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2005-07-06

Zenbook prices are on par with Macbook Air prices. So what's the point to buy an Asus?

Asus is a commodity hardware vendor with commodity re-sale prices. Apple re-sale prices are always very high.

A 2 years old Macbook Air has a higher sale price than a 1 month old Zenbook.

If you love Windows 7 so much... just use bootcamp. Buying a premium price PC is a waste of money.

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earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

I'm going out on a crazy hunch here, but--please correct me if I've misread the article, this is really just a shot in the dark--I think he bought the Zenbook because he liked it more.

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sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

Yep, but Tom recommends a Zenbook to his family.

That recommendation is a terrible idea because it's a waste of money.

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aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

Zenbook prices are on par with Macbook Air prices. So what's the point to buy an Asus?

Asus is a commodity hardware vendor with commodity re-sale prices. Apple re-sale prices are always very high.

A 2 years old Macbook Air has a higher sale price than a 1 month old Zenbook.

If you love Windows 7 so much... just use bootcamp. Buying a premium price PC is a waste of money.
What's the point to buy an Apple?

Re-sell laptops? Really? I couldn't care less.

Apple is crap.

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