Does Dell beat MacBook Pro on price?

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. BakedBeans macrumors 68040


    May 6, 2004
    What's Your Favorite Posish
    Backs up my point i made in the other thread - i did the same thing....
  3. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2003
    Cardiff, Wales
    I take back what i said on the other thread... MacBook Pros are worth every penny.
  4. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2005
    I hate all those people in the other thread who just believed the "1000 dollars more" lie. What a bunch of sheep.

    The fact remains: when you upgrade that Dell to (or close to) the MacBook Pro, the price difference is minimal. That guy jsut wrote that article and waited for the lasrgest Dell coupon he could call Apple a worse deal. What a load of $#!t. ESPECIALLY since Apple upgraded them today!
  5. iPhil macrumors 68040


    Even the Dell (DULL) is $1k cheaper it's still looking stupid..

    I would pay $1K more the apple style/OS/working system without crashes and BSODS :D :D

    stupid = c%#ppy
  6. Josh macrumors 68000


    Mar 4, 2004
    State College, PA
    There's humor in that statment...oh, there's humor.

    Reading the other thread about the MBP and the Dell basicly boils down to "looks" and "design" being worth the $1000.

    Do you buy your laptop for others to look at, or for you to use?

    This is a rhetorical question obviously, as the other thread certainly cleared things up.
  7. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2005
    So there are Apple sheep too. Better to be a sheep of a quality company rather than some hack at an online zine.
  8. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens
    Dude youre getting a Dell!

    Dude youre getting customer service!

    In almost EVERY FACET of the electronics world, you get what you pay for, EVERY TIME.

    A similar computer for a cheaper price than someone else is telling you something about it.

    What that is, is up to the buyer to find out!
  9. Seasought macrumors 65816


    Nov 3, 2005
    The price issue is significant and it's a big factor (or reason) why potential switchers don't switch. Throw the word "coupon" or "rebate" out there and people latch onto it. It tends to sway favor.

    Dell tends to push "deals" more than Apple. Dell will throw in a free printer, camera, lunchbox, whatever all the time throughout the build process. Apple has deals and discounts but it isn't always peppered all over the store site or the main page so people who aren't serious about investigating overlook it.

    In the end it boils down to what you're used to, what you like and what you believe you need for your computing needs. The price is either justified to the individual or it's not, period.
  10. seemiles macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2005
    a true comparison?

    Hi, Just been amusing myself reading the replies to the article, where apple seemed to get a pasting. Surely though, for a FAIR comparison, they should compare pricing on a quality PC notebook, Sony Vaio...? (joke-from what I am led to believe these are nice quality notebooks) which would see the price difference minimise, before even taking into consideration the quality of OS. It just seems as though they are comparing a Kia car to a BMW, and saying the Kia is better than the BMW, they should at least compare the PC equivilent of a BMW.

    To answer the headline question, yes Dell does beat MacBook Pro on price, But does Kia beat BMW in quality?.....

    It will be interesting to see how much the ibooks come in at :p
  11. Seasought macrumors 65816


    Nov 3, 2005
    Surely though, for a FAIR comparison, they should compare pricing on a quality PC notebook

    Do those exist? :p
  12. shamino macrumors 68040


    Jan 7, 2004
    Purcellville, VA
    Sony equipment is great until something breaks one week after the warrantee expires. Then they will charge you more than 50% of the original purchase price to fix trivial problems and their own design defects.

    And this isn't just with their computers. It's a problem with everything Sony manufactures. They wanted to charge me $80 for a pair of plastic hinges for the dust cover of my turntable, when the whole unit only costs $120!
  13. sjk macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2003
    Lunchboxes are cool... but not with photos of the Dell Dude on 'em. :eek:

    Ha, déjà vu! Same story here, years ago... for whatever $80 was at the time.
  14. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    Yep, this is the same link I posted in that other thread that no one else read. Well, one guy. Pretty much moot now anyway.

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