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    i just wanna aska question on the apple vs windows deal for a second. nothing big. i kinda dont get what they mean when they say mac's are more expensive. i just bought a killer ibook with a 60 gig HD, 764 RAM, bluetooth, and JBL duet speakers for 1200 with a student discount. rarely do u see a windows laptop with those features(especially a real vid card) for that price. so why do they say macs are more expensive? i dont get it. really.

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    I think most people are comparing a $500 Dell desktop to a $1800 iMac and don't mind the tech specs of the machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desolate One
    I think most people are comparing a $500 Dell desktop to a $1800 iMac and don't mind the tech specs of the machines.
    thats is what my friends do... meh.. not phair :p
    - It's like - he was got - they'd just like. It was like so hush hush. They were so... quiet about it. And then the next thing you know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desolate One
    I think most people are comparing a $500 Dell desktop to a $1800 iMac and don't mind the tech specs of the machines.
    Yep, that sums it up... :mac:

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    Quote Originally Posted by shimanok2
    i just wanna aska question on the apple vs windows deal for a second. nothing big. i kinda dont get what they mean when they say mac's are more expensive. i just bought a killer ibook with a 60 gig HD, 764 RAM, bluetooth, and JBL duet speakers for 1200 with a student discount. rarely do u see a windows laptop with those features(especially a real vid card) for that price. so why do they say macs are more expensive? i dont get it. really.
    For the simple reason they are more expensive than compairable pc systems. To get a pc that aprox equals say a iMac G5 you would be paying about $1200 to $1500, the iMac G5 with 20" runs about $1800. A P4 3.6 can run around $1800 to $2000 where as a Power Mac G5 runs around $2500.

    Ya, Macs are a bit more expensive, but they are worth it...I would pay $500 extra any day to run a smooth powerful system like OS X over that cludge they call Winders XP with all its related problems, most of which doesn't happen with the Mac. My blood pressure has dropped 30 points since ridding myself of Winders....

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    Quote Originally Posted by James
    My blood pressure has dropped 30 points since ridding myself of Winders....
    Now I know why my hair has stopped falling out!!! :p

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    Don't forget the longevity-I still do some word processing on my Classic II and surf and travel with my Pismo which is running 10.3.7-try running XP on a five year old Windows Machine (let's see....that would be like a P2 or P3) draggy to say the least, and there are probably a lot of programs and games that would not work on a PC that old.

    These are just solid, well crafted machines.

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    ...you get what you pay for! The older I get the more I realize that!!!

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    the look alone on peoples faces when i pull my Powerbook out in class is priceless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvmac
    ...you get what you pay for! The older I get the more I realize that!!!
    Ah, if only that were really true, one does not always get what they pay for, but, one does always pay for what they get...

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    Quote Originally Posted by James
    Ah, if only that were really true, one does not always get what they pay for, but, one does always pay for what they get...
    Ah, the philosophy is just too deep in this thread. I'm going ot have to pick up a cold six on the way home. :dummy:

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    Quote Originally Posted by James
    For the simple reason they are more expensive than compairable pc systems. To get a pc that aprox equals say a iMac G5 you would be paying about $1200 to $1500, the iMac G5 with 20" runs about $1800. A P4 3.6 can run around $1800 to $2000 where as a Power Mac G5 runs around $2500.
    Allthough you're mainly right, your comparison with the iMac isn't entirely correct. An equivalent PC with a 20" TFT will not be much cheaper than the 20" iMac...especially not a 16/10 screen. The screen alone, even non-Apple isn't much less than 1000,-

    What's definitely ridiculous is Apple's price policy on BTO options...
    I mean, over 420,- for a 1GB RAM module?!? Who are they kidding?! I get two Kingston modules at that price, and still have some money left!! (actually 173.- each)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desolate One
    Ah, the philosophy is just too deep in this thread. I'm going ot have to pick up a cold six on the way home. :dummy:
    So what excuse would you have used other wise?...Make that a cold 12 and I will join you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon
    Allthough you're mainly right, your comparison with the iMac isn't entirely correct. An equivalent PC with a 20" TFT will not be much cheaper than the 20" iMac...especially not a 16/10 screen. The screen alone, even non-Apple isn't much less than 1000,-

    What's definitely ridiculous is Apple's price policy on BTO options...
    I mean, over 420,- for a 1GB RAM module?!? Who are they kidding?! I get two Kingston modules at that price, and still have some money left!! (actually 173.- each)
    Glad I'm not paying your prices. Here you can get a fairly decent flat screen for $500 to $800, course the good ones are over the thousand mark, but no where near the $2395 apple wants...Apple hardware has always been out of line for their stuff, that's one of the biggest reasons their user base is as low as it is, even with all the free hardware they gave away years ago to the schools.

    I thought about buying an apple when they first hit the market, i lived in San Jose then, right next to the "Valley", but green screen sucked and i went another way. Then later when they improved a bit they were just to darn expensive for what you got. Later when the pc finally improved to usable, the price difference between Mac (Early Macs) and the pc was just to much because of the closed shop Mac. Finally the Mac's are starting to get more within reason price wise and with OS X and the G5 line, they are actually worth the extra price, in my opinion anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James
    Glad I'm not paying your prices. Here you can get a fairly decent flat screen for $500 to $800, course the good ones are over the thousand mark, but no where near the $2395 apple wants...

    $500 for a 20" flat screen?!? Man, that's horribly cheap!

    The cheapest 20" flat screen I found over here was about 850,- but it wasn't a 16/10. So after the price drops Apple did, their 20" isn't that expensive anymore (999,-). 16/10screens from other brands don't ship below 1200,- mostly...

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