Mac noob here

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by odi22, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. odi22 macrumors newbie

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  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

    mrkramer

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    they aren't all that expensive when compared to simalarly speced PCs, occasionally they are eveen cheaper, it is just that Apple doesn't sell a low end machine that has bad specs but only costs $200.
     
  3. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

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    When you actually calculate the cost it takes to make an imac, apple only makes a small profit on each machine, and apple can't afford to give away computers at a cheap price because they don't sell enough, if you look at a comparative PC company such as sony, the prices are around apple's and even exceed it, apple produces high quality computers, just like sony.
     
  4. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    Ahhh....round and round we go.

    To the OP - I recommend you spec out a Dell to match (as best you can) the Apple product of your choice. I think you'll see that once you get everything on the Dell on par with the things Apple puts in their computers that they come out to roughly equal. The Apple will sometimes cost more, and sometimes the Dell will cost more. C'est la vie.
     

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