Originally Posted by camvgk
I am not putting down windws here but when you get a windows machine and load all the software...etc you price is almost to that of a mac.
I'd have to agree... Although I personally sound like a double standard for my view that "Macs are expensive", well, computers in general are expensive...that goes w/out saying.
I've always been a firm believer in the "You get what you pay for" computer buying advice. I would say Macs are priced exactly for what they are, Macs. In contrast to PCs, yes, they are expensive; however, you're comparing two completely different types of computer. It's like comparing a Ford to a BMW--I know that argument has been used before, but it still rings true.
If you consider 'what you are getting' in and out of the box, it's a fantastic deal; however, if you compare it to what you get in/out of the box of what you just picked up on sale at Fry's over the weekend, it's two completely different things.
Sun boxes are hella expensive, but you never hear anyone crab them for their reliability or speed (they're going to x86 soon, I read somewhere...AMD, I think).
Apple's are not for everyone and I think many can agree to that. I also believe that Apple's cut out a lot of the nonsense in computer use--more driving, less shifting
That said, I have both and use them for COMPLETELY different things...