Laptop Hunters - (The untold story).

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  1. TeeJayEm macrumors regular

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    So, i was checking my gmail today and i saw an ad of a new dell notebook. Out of curiosity, i clicked the ad to check out this laptop to find their base model is $1999. I thought it was pretty expensive for a laptop but i started thinking about these "laptop hunter's" commercials and i wanted to know exactly how it compared to a macbook.

    So i went to the apple store site and selected the base macbook (aluminum model). I then upgraded the drive to a 128gb solid state drive. I was suprised to see that the macbook i configured was $200 cheaper than the dell laptop. Also, the macbook laptop had an 800mhz processor than the dell and the memory in the macbook is 266mhz faster. Now, i'm no hardware tech or anything like that; But, i believe i matched up the specs on both laptops as close as possible.

    It just goes to show that people claim apple is so overpriced but when you get the hardware that matches you'll see apple is very competitive. (i know i'm preaching to the choir, but i thought it was interesting)
     
  2. marold280 macrumors 6502

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    wow thats actually hilarious. i just love the fact that all of the laptop hunters ads were made on macs :D

    Do you reckon apple use pc's for ANYTHING in cupertino ?
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

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    Just to get the BSOD images and general target practise when bored.
     
  4. jman240 macrumors 6502a

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    You probably got an email for the Dell Adamo which is more akin to the MacBook Air since it also lacks an optical drive and is being touted as the ultra portable Dell machine.

    Still, Macbook Air is what, $200 less than the Adamo base price. I haven't compared specs but just letting you know the Adamo and MacBook Air are essentially competing for the same market so it's a better comparison.

    As for costs of Macs, well, I own one and never really felt the "bite" when it comes to cost. I have the 2.4ghz Macbook unibody (1500 with edu discount). I've owned a slew of laptops over the years including a DTR which ran over $1800 and was terrible build quality. So far the Macbook is the best one i've owned as far as hardware. I'm still making my way around the OS but I'm determined to never put Windows on it. Now if I could just figure out how to run flash embedded .exe's I'd be golden.
     
  5. dejo Moderator

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    I reckon they have PCs so that they can develop QuickTime, Safari and iTunes for Windows.
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Probably not. Bootcamp.
     
  7. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    And probably to design Apple gear - since there's not much worth a **** to do that on OS X.
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    You DO know that you can run windows on any intel Macs?
     
  9. Peace macrumors Core

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    I'm guessing Apple has at least one PC and it's made by Psystar :D
     
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    I DO know that. But those programs existed long before Intel Macs. So, I guess I'm saying that: at some point in the past, Apple had PCs running Windows.
     
  11. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    At least since The Return of the Steve since Nextstep was running on PCs.
     
  12. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    And also to update the Windows Mobile handheld they use in the stores (though they are phasing them out to replace them with iPod touches.)
     
  13. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    They use WinMo handhelds in Stores? :eek:
     
  14. Diode macrumors 68020

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    They use too ... but it seems the ones in my area are touches now.
     
  15. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    Yes they do, they use the Symbol device and whats even funnier is if you get one that has a cell phone (as I do for work) it's on Sprint.
    The Apple stores in my area still use them but I guess they will be using iPod Touches soon.
     
  16. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Whether or not we want admit it, Macs are PCs.

    Having a PC does not mean Windows is the OS that is being used.
     
  17. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    Macs are not personal computers, they are just Macs.
     
  18. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    Your also getting quality, my whitebook form 2007 has been horribly abused and i dont think my top of the line 1200 dollar gateway could handle apples quality (from my experience) far surpasses any pc especially a dell
     
  19. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Apple is very competitive, hmm....

    The latest advert was hardware that matched, that's why it was so good.

    2.4GHz Core 2 Duo
    4GB RAM
    320GB HDD
    nVidia GeForce 9400M
    13.3" Display

    Dell (at Best Buy) = $972
    Apple = $1774
     
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  21. secondfox macrumors member

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    "I'm a Mac."

    "I'm a Megan."

    :eek: "What kind of computer is that?"
     
  22. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    How good will that Dell run in real life? My $1000 Dell was a slow P.O.S.
     
  23. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Then what are they, impersonal computers? :rolleyes::D
     
  24. TeeJayEm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Macs are most defiantly not PCs.
     

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