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You couldn't compare the values if they were both 13" models with similar specs because the value of something is going to be different for every person. A Mustang GT and a Camaro SS have similar specs but to me the Camaro has more value, while to someone else the Mustang will have more value. These threads about how macs are so overpriced are pointless because everyone's idea of how much value something holds is different.
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It's easy to have better battery life when the hardware isn't as powerful. That's like comparing a Mustang to a Focus and saying the Focus gets better mileage. No ^%$&; it doesn't have a V8 either. And I'm sure a 13 inch screen does consume less juice, but it's still a 13 inch screen. And correct me if I'm wrong, but i7>i5.
But it's also much smaller and has less room for battery, it's only 4.5 pounds whilst the other machine is about 7.5 pounds. Additionally, the 15 and 17" MacBook Pro's also have great battery life.
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Besides, the point of comparing that size Macbook Pro was because the price was comparable. If he has to downgrade from a 17 inch model to do that, then you've proven the point yourself that the value can't compare.
It's far better to compare spec wise and see the price difference, than compare price wise and see the spec difference. You can judge the former much easier.
Either by using a more expensive quad-core 15 or 17" MacBook Pro, or by using a different laptop comparison for the 13" MacBook Pro.
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You couldn't compare the values if they were both 13" models with similar specs because the value of something is going to be different for every person. A Mustang GT and a Camaro SS have similar specs but to me the Camaro has more value, while to someone else the Mustang will have more value. These threads about how macs are so overpriced are pointless because everyone's idea of how much value something holds is different.
So you'd be willing to pay 2000USD for a q6600 4GBDDR2 and a 500GB hard drive when you can get an i72600k build for less? Really the only reasons these threads are pointless is because the mindless zombie drones that pay for Apple's PR can't be saved.

Macs only redeeming quality is the larger capacity battery they use by default. Other manufacturers don't.
     
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If it's not OS X, I won't even consider macbook, cr*p hardware.
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If it's OS X, I won't even consider macbook, cr*p hardware.
Fixed it for you.
     
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So you'd be willing to pay 2000USD for a q6600 4GBDDR2 and a 500GB hard drive when you can get an i72600k build for less? Really the only reasons these threads are pointless is because the mindless zombie drones that pay for Apple's PR can't be saved.

Macs only redeeming quality is the larger capacity battery they use by default. Other manufacturers don't.
Actually I paid 1200USD for a 13" MacBook Pro 3 years ago and I also got a printer and an iPod touch with the laptop. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me. Does the Asus come with an MP3 player or a printer? Like I said, it's all about what value a person assigns to something. You obviously don't assign as much value to a MacBook Pro as an Asus gaming laptop. I could make a much better argument to how my sig rig was a waste of money than my laptop. I've already spent over $2500 on it and will probably spend more. Why? Because to me there's value in having a nice rig. I understand why people say Apple products are overpriced, because some of them are (Mac Pros), and I'm not pointing you out specifically, but it's a bit hypocritical for someone to say Macs are overpriced when they spent $1500+ to build a computer to play games on and to look cool so they can show it off on OCN.
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Actually I paid 1200USD for a 13" MacBook Pro 3 years ago and I also got a printer and an iPod touch with the laptop. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me. Does the Asus come with an MP3 player or a printer? Like I said, it's all about what value a person assigns to something. You obviously don't assign as much value to a MacBook Pro as an Asus gaming laptop. I could make a much better argument to how my sig rig was a waste of money than my laptop. I've already spent over $2500 on it and will probably spend more. Why? Because to me there's value in having a nice rig. I understand why people say Apple products are overpriced, because some of them are (Mac Pros), and I'm not pointing you out specifically, but it's a bit hypocritical for someone to say Macs are overpriced when they spent $1500+ to build a computer to play games on and to look cool so they can show it off on OCN.
You're correct with the single processor Mac Pro's which are about a steady $1k over the equiv. from Dell, but it's not the same story with the dual processor Mac Pro's. The dual quad-core Mac Pro's are only about $300 more expensive than the equiv. from Dell, the dual 2.93 six-core model ends up being about $300 cheaper. Negligible difference for the dual processor models.
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$1500 - (re-certified=same warranty and quality)
15-inch:
2.0GHz quad-core
Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge
4GB 1333MHz
500GB 5400-rpm
Intel HD Graphics 3000
AMD Radeon HD 6490M with 256MB GDDR5
Built-in battery (7 hours)

It's less than an inch thick from front to back. It doesn't start at 1.5" and slope down to .9 inches with an even bulkier battery sticking out another couple of inches in the back.

The smaller something is, the more expensive it costs. They could make a Dell Inspirson phonebook-thick laptop, but that wouldn't exactly be portable, now would it? Running hackintosh on something that might save you $100 isn't worth the hassle. Being able to take the laptop in for repair at a store in person for 95% of repairs is definitely a plus.

BTW op, the price isn't $1,199, it's $999. Use coupons/discounts when shopping.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 5/2/11 at 6:50pm
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In my field we need to work on both Windows and Mac so I have both. Mac's are ridiculously sexy and ridiculously expensive. After the build I'm working on I'm going to have my hand at making a few hackintosh builds...best of both worlds?
    
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We have 2 laptops in the house, one is a 15" MBP that is about 4 years old, has a 2.4ghz c2d power it. They are a nice laptop all in all, very nice build quality, get hot as crap, but thats the only real complaint I've got. My wife uses it all the time as we bought it for her since she teaches digital art.

The only reason I wouldn't buy one for myself is I just don't want to spend the money for one, and the main use for my laptop is web browsing, very light gaming, streaming, etc. If I want to do something that requires power I go up to my desktop.
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