2016 MacBook Pro is great value, my PowerBook 140 cost $5000

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by psymac, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. psymac macrumors 6502

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    Not really sure why everyone's complaining, my PowerBook 140 that I bought a 1991 cost $3000, $5000 in today's dollars.

    As well the fact that Macs are less expensive to own and have a higher resale value than any other computer, so for me great investment and great productivity=great value.
     
  2. AlexH macrumors 68000

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    Commonplace technology generally becomes more affordable over time, not more expensive. If you have to bring in a 1991 PowerBook to make the case, I'm not sure how much ground you're standing on...
     
  3. mklnz macrumors regular

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    How can you compare current cost of technology with something that is from 25 years ago? Not to mention one has to consider the cost of current competition and alternatives?
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    That isn't how things work.
     
  5. Jomppa macrumors member

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    Ehh....dads first cellphone cost about 1500$ in the early 90's so iPhone ain't expensive. So a price bump to next iPhone by 200$ don't make it expensive yet either. Technology prices nowadays and 20+ years ago ain't comparable.
     
  6. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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    My first 32 inch hdtv was a 720p samsung yeaaaaars ago i got that i paid more than $1,000 for. By your logic, if samsung released the exact same tv today, i should be just as happy. You are apple's ideal customer
     

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