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Old 03-20-2008, 01:31 PM   #11
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It is a waste of money. It is buns. I could build a better one on tigerdirect or newegg for 1/3 of the price.
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I looked it up on the apple store just now, they have a $1799 version of the macbook which I knew about, with a 13 inch screen, a 1.6ghz processor and an 80gb 4200rpm hard drive and all that......That price is ridiculous as it is.

But what I didn't know is that they have an "upgraded" version, still with a 13 inch screen, a 1.8ghz processor, a 64gb solid state drive, and you still have to buy an optical drive for it at $99.........The price for all this.....

$3197!!!! with the optional optical drive! And you have to buy an ethernet adapter ($29) and a modem adapter ($49!) if you want to connect to those.

And the pc itself only has 1 usb port, so you can only use one of those optional extras at a time........

Are you kidding me.....how have they even sold any of these things???

I would love for someone to explain to me how this thing is worth over 3 grand.
For starters, these compact parts are more expensive to build, this took alot of R&D. Combined with a low customer base, you get these prices.
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It is a waste of money. It is buns. I could build a better one on tigerdirect or newegg for 1/3 of the price.
We're talking laptops here... Not much you can do to build one... You can buy an equivalent or better spec'ed PC laptop for about 1/3 of the cost though. I would never buy a new Apple product just because of the expense. Apple prodcuts don't go obsolete quite so fast however. My iBook is older technology and it still runs good except for a few lags from time to time I think because of the slower hard drive. But it can run OSX Tiger fine, not sure about Leopard.
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:57 PM   #14
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Well there are better LAPTOPS for sale on the market. For $3000 I would rather build a mega pc, server, 5 monitors, and a saround system for it. Now dell and alien ware have better deals and prices for better laptops. Why not go for them? The mac book air doesn't even have a cd drive. So it is basically for a business person not a teenager.
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I like Apple's products, however I don't like their prices. This is the reason I bought a used iBook instead of getting a new Macbook at double the price. Their stuff isn't as bad as many people seem to make it out to be, it's just a lot of people refuse the buy the stuff because of the price and then bad talk their products based specifically on their price...
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For starters, these compact parts are more expensive to build, this took alot of R&D. Combined with a low customer base, you get these prices.
Blah...blah....blah....

The point is that it's too expensive for what you get. It isn't even as fast as comparable regular macbooks.
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Go look at SSD HD prices on newegg, that hard drive is worth $1250 to $1750

It also can't be as fast as a regular macbook. In the macbook air they have to use Ultra low voltage processors to be able to use a smaller battery, and less cooling.
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I still would never pay that much for one.
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The price is way up because Mac runs different settings, where as vista recommends/needs at least so much MB to run it where as apple needs less.

Maybe that?

Or maybe because MAC is for mostly designers/teachers use
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another apple rip off...
my brothers apple laptop charger broke the cost to get a new one was AU$120 ...$120 just for that cable and converter.

my Toshiba one broke . to get a new one cost me $15
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