12-20-2003, 09:05 AM #1KrezaGuestWhy?
Why are apple macs so expensive? Im not moaning, I bought my iBook off Ebay for a good price, but i think that is why PC is so appealing to people. I know im not stupid but people who dont know anything about PC's go straight to Dell and (they are ****e) they offer them the latest stuff (which they buy the cheapest possible parts) and £799 or $1000 and then an apple mac bottom of the range is like $1000 whats up with that?
P.s. never buy a dell (I didn't but my friend did) they solder over your AGP slots so you cannot upgrade your graphics card, they make you buy a new PC to get a better graphics card!!!!!!!!!
12-20-2003, 11:41 AM #2
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- 20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
Apple's last much longer then any other PC's. The price you pay almost evens out with PC's because of all the upgrades and repairs you will have to do on a pc over the max shelf life of like 4years of them. Many people here have had their macs for 5 years or more and still run great.
12-20-2003, 12:05 PM #3KrezaGuestOriginally Posted by trpnmonkey41
12-20-2003, 05:22 PM #4
Another thing to keep in mind is that Apple's keep their resell value much longer than PC's also.
12-20-2003, 06:21 PM #5lzasitkoGuestmac vs pcOriginally Posted by Kreza
True plug and play on the Macs is great, just plug it in and go, not near the hassles as in Windoze....
All in all I have a lot fewer problems with macs.
12-29-2003, 07:48 AM #6ipmediaGuest
There are a few reasons a Mac is more costly then a PC (to begin with, not in the long run!). For one, you get quality in every angle, from graphics card (no no-name or cheap brands with liscenced chips), hard drives, connections (firewire etc), down to the keyboard and mouse. The quality is always top of the line. A cheap PC will have some cheap board, cheap RAM, and so on. Apple's main stand point is to use high quality parts in their systems, wich also ensures compatibilty.
Then you get a supirior OS shipped right along with it. And, you'll find that even most of the newest software is always compatible with older versions of Mac Os (9). This means in the long run, in order to keep up with rapidly developing software world you won't need to upgrade your Mac like you do a PC at least once or twice a year. So in the long run, you get a high end machine, that ends up being cheaper then a PC you buy today, which is however oudated next week and un-compatible.
01-02-2004, 10:23 AM #7WizardGuest
Macs cost more because a) they are better quality and b) they are pretty and Apple is good at marketing.
01-02-2004, 10:51 AM #8
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I will say more along the lines of research and development costs.
01-02-2004, 05:41 PM #9XyphusGuest
I would say supply and demand have a lot to do with it too... PCs you can get just about anywhere... You can walk into your local Wal-Mart and pick up software or hardware that will work in just about any generic PC... Hence, the glut causes prices to fall...
Macs on the other hand, you have to buy from a licensed reseller, and you really don't find them on any street corner. (There is not a single one in my area.. The closest is either in Chicago Illinois, or in Indianapolis Indiana...) Other than that, there is only mail order...
So, I am sure that this reflects in increased prices along with other factors...
(not to imply that the quality of the MAC is lacking, just the availability...)
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