Look at the paper clipping. Look at both specs then compare the pricing in relation to the specs. Let me know if when (if you ever do) you get it. If you don't; then I'm sad for youI don't get the point you're trying to make
You're showing a dell computer that is being sold for 600 and saying they caught the apple tax, when an i5 MBP is going to run you at least 1,800
As people have already said, there's more to a computer than just the 5-6 specs given. Both are from different companies, have different cases, different LCD/LED panels and a bit different design.Look at the paper clipping. Look at both specs then compare the pricing in relation to the specs. Let me know if when (if you ever do) you get it. If you don't; then I'm sad for you
See Post # 3As people have already said, there's more to a computer than just the 5-6 specs given. Both are from different companies, have different cases, different LCD/LED panels and a bit different design.
I have an iMac, yeah it cost more, but it's better. How, one might ask? It's silent, the same size as 21.5" monitors, 1 cable attached giving me a clean desk to use for things OTHER than just the computer. I quit buying PC's because of those reasons. The macs are just better. I'm far more productive with the computer as well.
If I were doing High performance computing, sure I'd run linux on a set of PC servers, but I'm not. I'm taking photographs, writing e-mail, doing web design, listening to music and stuff like that.
The price differential of me not having to be a sysadmin at work and at home added to the productivity and more things I'm doing with the iMac make it worth more to me.
People who care about $2-500 difference in price of a computer, likely should save their money for something they really need like: food, shelter, clothing, retirement and a car.
Yep. Most PC users like to say that Macs are over priced because they cost more for the same specs. Well here's two PCs which have the same scenario!You mean the gateway i5 is lower priced than the dull i3?
It is. But I don't mind it. There is more than the specs, as said by others. The quality of the build. The battery life. The trackpad. The thinness.Yea, there's a small difference here. The "Apple tax" is a lot more.
If you aren't using a mac for what it can do, then you wasted your money. Do some research before you purchase something. There is a lot that "silver computer" then just a case and an apple on it.I paid 3.5x more for a silver computer. Boy, am I stupid.
That's a fundamentally objective call. I see nothing that clearly classifies OS X as a 'better user experience'. Indeed, in my experience over several years, OS X tends to get in the way of production more often than XP or Win 7.Provide unique and better user experiences that anything else?
Aside from the battery, most of those options you mention are subjective and its worth is in the eye of the beholder. Plus calling someone ignorant because they do believe there's an apple tax (and has proof to back it up) borders on fanboyism. Yes the battery life is one of the best if not the best on the market. You sacrifice user replaceable for that battery life and for many that sacrifice is too big.I think anyone who still makes the "Apple Tax" argument is just plain ignorant and just the market that Dell, Toshiba, HP, and many other traditional PC makers are after.
Apple isn't about cheap, black plastic boxes with circuits and poor packaging. Apple is about a fine attention to detail in every little thing they do:
-The sleek aluminum unibody design of that MacBook Pro
-Its Magsafe battery cord that prevents you from sending your computer flying when you trip over it
-The ten-hour lithium polymer battery whose non-user removable status allows for more space in including such a battery
-The well thought out glass multitouch trackpad, which is one-of-a-kind in this industry (Apple is the only laptop maker that actually pays attention to the trackpad)
-The illuminated backlit keyboard
-The nicely placed speakers on a MacBook Pro
-The battery power indicator built-in to the side of each MacBook
-The packaging of the computer with an included handle for carrying
-The interior packaging of the computer which includes neatly laid-out instruction manuals and booklets, restore DVDs, and Apple stickers
Are you forgetting 50% of the reason for buying a Mac - OS X? Some people just do not want to deal with Windows anymore with all the bugginess, crashing and viruses. Even I as a lifetime Windows user have to admit that fonts are drawn better in OS X and the overall UI is more consistent.All in all apple has a great reputation for paying attention to the smallest detail and its paid off, the down side is that you pay for it. Many people do not want to 1,200 for a 13" C2D laptop, even if the cardboard box has a handle on it. They can spend half that, get a decent laptop and travel with it.
You know maybe if hardware was more locked down for Windows, people would have had much better user experiences over the years instead of all those BSOD.Until it is technically impossible to run osx on non apple hardware (no Eula rants please), the only apple tax I will happily pay is for iOS devices and Apple software.
If I were in the market for a laptop, i would only consider apple hardware, but on the desktop, I want to choose my equipment (from an osx hcl of course...)
That argument of being buggy/crashing and even viruses is out of date. Microsoft has done a great job with Windows 7. My windows 7 install hasn't crashed once and I'm using the free MS antivirus software and malware has not been a problem and the performance of win7 great.Are you forgetting 50% of the reason for buying a Mac - OS X? Some people just do not want to deal with Windows anymore with all the bugginess, crashing and viruses. Even I as a lifetime Windows user have to admit that fonts are drawn better in OS X and the overall UI is more consistent.