Pointless comparisons

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheHomeRun, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. TheHomeRun macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2008
    With the new MBA out, reviews and comparisons have started popping up on blogs and websites all over. What bothers me is that when a new computer comes out, people feel the need to compare it to something else. It is fine to compare apples to apples, but a number of sites, including this one: http://blogs.zdnet.com/ip-telephony/?p=3066, feel the need to compare apples to watermelons. Sure they are both fruits, but in the world of fruits they are totally different animals.

    Both (Dell) computers he compares to the Macbook air are cheaper, more I/O options, etc, etc. I guess he makes a pretty good point. So what if it is a little heavier and thicker... Well, if he can spare the lbs. and a little over an inch thickness is fine with him, wouldn't a macbook be a better comparison at a much better price? (I realize the second dell he compares is a 15" screen which would push the buyer into the macbook pro market but is 7 lbs including the power adaptor. Anyway, the first dell was a 13" so he must not have a problem with that screen size).

    Comon', if you want to bash an apple product at least make it a fair fight and try to stay in the same market. I can make my own comparisons between a desktop and a server, but what is the point? I don't think he "gets" it, but not for his reasons. I just don't think he is making a fair comparison. If you want a computer that as a 13" screen, removable battery, ports and whatnot, obviously the macbook air is not for you.

    If you got this far, thanks for reading my rant :-D
  2. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    When the iPhone was announced and ALLLLL the ranting/complaining ensued.... I actually read an 'article' comparing the iPhone to a Razr. No lie.

    It amazes me how stupid people are being with this and how some are really scraping the bottom of the barrel to find something to complain about (i.e.; pulling stuff out of their rear orifaces).
  3. scienide09 macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    Most of the Apple-to-competitor comparisons do this. You can come close on some models, but frankly, it's very difficult to make a complete match component-for-component across the board, especially when people start throwing intangibles such as experience and compatibility with one OS over another, potentials for virus/adware/spyware problems, if it will be supported by the local tech guy/shop/etc., the appeal of style and design vs. function and use.
  4. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    I just read a comparison pegging Air against the Asus Eee with a 7" screen. LOL Guess who won? The Asus of course. ;)

    This has gone beyond the point of ridiculousness to flat out humor.

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