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the sheer difference in hardware is what disgusts me.

http://store.apple.com/us/configure/...co=MjEyOTY3NTg

THEN

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...34230021-L022B

Seriously, apple makes so much $$$ out of the sheer ignorance of its followers.

That asus laptop can do a lot more with its hardware for $999 whereas the same macbook pro 13 inch for $1100 is chicken-**** hardware wise. OOOHhh it does have a SB processor, but its only a dual core to a quad core, even if that quad core is first gen i7s.


Just sick of it, the fact that Apple gets away with it.
     
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yeah, but...you don't get that absolutely necessary back lit keyboard on the PC.

Apple has their niche...and you're right...it's ignorant people.
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I had asus, and would go again for it..
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yeah, but...you don't get that absolutely necessary back lit keyboard on the PC.

Apple has their niche...and you're right...it's ignorant people.
They both have backlit. Theres also other reasons for going with the Mac, its thinner and has a MUCH longer battery life. That may not equal the extra cost, but to some people those features are more important.
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different market segment.

The mackbook is pure sexy aluminum. That appeals to alot of people. Anybody that can't see that is an idiot.

Most people use PC's for ... youtube and facebook. They just want a slick browsing machine.
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Not this again...
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That Asus Laptop is fat and ugly and the mac is sexy and sexy, your not paying for hardware with a mac, your paying for the club and badge, its like, people lay £70K for a top of the line BMW M5, but you can pay £30K less for a Monaro, and still go just as fast, but youd drool over the M5 all day long, yet youd think meh to the monaro.
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the sheer difference in hardware is what disgusts me.

http://store.apple.com/us/configure/...co=MjEyOTY3NTg

THEN

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...34230021-L022B

Seriously, apple makes so much $$$ out of the sheer ignorance of its followers.

That asus laptop can do a lot more with its hardware for $999 whereas the same macbook pro 13 inch for $1100 is chicken-**** hardware wise. OOOHhh it does have a SB processor, but its only a dual core to a quad core, even if that quad core is first gen i7s.


Just sick of it, the fact that Apple gets away with it.
Gets away with what...? They are priced similar, but they are different things to different people. The MacBook will likely be more reliable, have a much longer battery, better screen, slimmer, lighter, sleeker body, better trackpad, MUCH better support, and it will probably last longer. MacBooks or Macs are NOT designed for gamers...

Have a problem with your MacBook... just take it the Apple store and you get a real person who speaks english to help you with it. ASUS... not so much. Even their support website is bad.

I wont even address OSX...

Btw, the only Apple product I own is an iPhone 3GS...
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Lets not forget that macs fit in a manilla envelope..................
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so, they're essentially paying for peace of mind even if the hardware ain't up to par? maybe that makes sense, but still... the hardware could be a bit better for the price you pay for it.
     
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