Sunday, February 3, 2008

Comparison: Macs and PC's ~ Prices

So are Macs really more expensive than PC's? Come on, you can just say that.

Uh, actually, I can. I went to an Apple store and looked around. I am interested in buying a laptop to continue my enterprises afar, and so I have been contemplating a Mac. So what did I learn? Macs are a lot more expensive. You can't push it any other way. You can talk about a whole bunch of stuff, but when you look at it, Macs are more expensive. For example, I was looking at some laptops, and the one I would like to buy cost about $2,600-$2,800 not counting tax at all. What would I get?

2.2 - 2.4 GHz Processor
2-4 GB of Ram
250 GB Hard Drive

And that was really it. For a larger Mac laptop I could get a better graphics card, but that was it. I then headed over to Cosco, and looked at the laptops there. The conclusion? For about half as much money as the Macs, I could get a PC with equal, it not better specs. You can argue a whole bunch of stuff, like OS's, and productivity software, but really, half? That is a lot less money to spend. So it really comes down to what I want. And I don't know if having a Mac would justify the money it would cost. I could get a ton more power out of a laptop for the same money from a Mac. So what do I want? What do I need the laptop for... that is the question...

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