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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IMHO if you're going to be running Windows 90% of the time then quite frankly to hand over the amount of money one does for MacBook simply for 'ooh shiny' or 'great build quality' (what ever that means - a more sophisticated version of 'ooh shiny'?) is a pretty bad argument to make. If you're buying Mac it is because you want Mac OS X and thus willing to pay slightly more for a laptop to run that said operating system but if you're simply going to purchase one to run Windows 90% of the time then quite frankly you're wasting your time and money.

I bought my Macbook Air 6m ago to run Linux and the Apple premium didn't exist. The Macbook Air was the cheapest hardware that met my minumum requirements by more than £100.

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