Pricey?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by applefriend2008, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. applefriend2008 macrumors member

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    Are macbooks overpriced or worth spending money on?

    I feel like i would just be paying for the name and its cosmetics.
    For the price of a 2.4ghz macbook, i could get like 2 dells/hps.

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  2. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Yes, there is an "Apple tax" for comparatively spec'ed machines. However, it's up to you to place value on the exclusive operating system, aesthetics, and unibody enclosure. Is the difference worth it? If so, buy a mac. If not, get a PC.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's your money and desire to want a Mac.

    Personally, I don't think I'll be buying a new Mac anytime soon given what Apple has done to the Macbook and the possible end of the Mac mini.
     
  4. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    The answers are no and yes.

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    Search the forums, you'll find more threads on this subject than you could read in a week.
     
  5. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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  6. applefriend2008 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah i see you're point. Ive never bought an apple product till this past weekend. hope im not disappointed.
     
  7. applefriend2008 thread starter macrumors member

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    Really? What do you dislike about the new macbook?
     
  8. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    I'm with you on that. I will be buying a new laptop next year, but if changes aren't made then I will look at all options. Hopefully Apple will make some needed changes.
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    This is going to sound really old now but it's the lack of FireWire. I also don't want to buy another Leopard Mac so soon. I want Snow Leopard to be preinstalled. Nehalem is an architectural change that's going to improve performance beyond the Core 2 clock speed bumps we've gotten since I bought my MacBook in late 2007.

    I just want better hardware options and Snow Leopard.
     
  10. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    It is the hardware issue with me also. Snow Leopard will run fine on the new and old Macbook's. I'm not worried about that. Sure it will run better with the newer ones (next year), but it will still do fine on the last few gens.. I will most likely buy another Apple b/c I overall like them, but I'm by no means owned by them. I could do a switch if they continue to charge what they do for what you get. I think Apple will upgrade the hardware next year. It sure in the hell is needed.
     
  11. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    i agree with you guys on that. i never thought i would move away from the mac platform but i'm just not sure where apple is going. i'm fine with my macs for the next 2-3 years. i was planning to replace a g4 mac next year with a MB or MBP but i'm not sure if i will. i hope when apples market share goes up they will rediscover that they need to support pros. and that they need to offer more choices in hardware. if they want to continue to grow that is. also the high price strategy is a bit too high in my mind. especially combined with less and less features.
     

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