2.1GHz Core 2 Duo
120GB hard drive1
HP 530 Laptop Computer
Intel Core Duo T2400 1.83GHz
This HP laptop has the same amount of RAM and HD, it has a SuperDrive (better than Combo), and it has a 15” monitor. The retail price for this is $660 and you get a $50 rebate on it right now, so $600. Even with that CPU, it’s no more than $800, versus $1150. That’s $350 more for a lesser product.
Possibility of me getting a MacBook: None.
This made me think – If Apple is this out of touch with one product line, it has to be out of touch with the other as well. Surely enough, comparing hardware, a Dell computer when matching the price of a Mac will absolutely destroy it, feature for feature. You can get a CPU 25% faster, you get 400% more RAM, you get 200% more storage, the graphics card is 200% faster. The only difference is a 19” monitor versus 20” monitor.
Apple computers are ripoffs. It’s 2008, Apple switched to Intel, Apple machines are supposed to be cost competitive – and yet we’re still back in the PowerPC days. It’s commodity Intel hardware, and Apple can’t even price it at PC clone rates. Utter BS.
- Current Location:In the cloud.
- Current Mood:angry
- Current Music:Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House