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I don't think Apple cares about "value" when their top of the line MBPr 15" has a GPU that performs worse than my GTX 860m, and that laptop is a full $1,000 higher than the original cost of my Omen.

People who buy Apple don't care about value either, its the status of the product. Apple's marketing base is based on the status of their products. I'm sure people would start to wonder if Apple did lower prices for their products. Its their niche, why reduce it and become the HP, or Dell or Asus? AMD stuff works well for their needs, and its not like most people will pay attention to what GPU is inside it anyway, as long as it works well.

Or do people actually care? How is Apple's sales of late of laptops and computers?
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man there are some ridiculous comments in this thread.

I look at it this way you always pick the best tool for the job and everyones job varies.

For me my mbp fits that category perfectly and if i want to play games i have a desktop thats built for that purpose. Everyones needs are different
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People who buy Apple don't care about value either, its the status of the product. Apple's marketing base is based on the status of their products. I'm sure people would start to wonder if Apple did lower prices for their products. Its their niche, why reduce it and become the HP, or Dell or Asus? AMD stuff works well for their needs, and its not like most people will pay attention to what GPU is inside it anyway, as long as it works well.

Or do people actually care? How is Apple's sales of late of laptops and computers?

Those that care are either on these forums or already have something that suits their GPU needs, and is most likely not a MBPr. OR they care enough to want a dedicated GPU and nothing else (Serato DJ users that use Mix Emergency for example).
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People who buy Apple don't care about value either, its the status of the product. Apple's marketing base is based on the status of their products. I'm sure people would start to wonder if Apple did lower prices for their products. Its their niche, why reduce it and become the HP, or Dell or Asus? AMD stuff works well for their needs, and its not like most people will pay attention to what GPU is inside it anyway, as long as it works well.

Or do people actually care? How is Apple's sales of late of laptops and computers?
I don't think that's true.

I think you can sum it up into two categories for the most part: those that don't know any better and those that value the OS highly -- of course there are exceptions to this though.

I am in the latter group. I use Mac OS and Windows 10 every day -- my preference for general use and for work is Mac OS and I'm happy to pay for that. It's worth it as far as I'm concerned.

Though I am currently beginning a process to switch to a dual PC setup (Mac for work, PC for gaming) hooked up to a single screen. Cuz buying a Mac that can play games at any decent framerate has become way too expensive. It's cheaper to separate them and in the end you get much better performance.
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until the Zenbook 3 comes out.

ASUS has been a major disappointment with most of its product launches this year. I am sure the Zenbook 3 will follow suit.
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I don't think Apple cares about "value" when their top of the line MBPr 15" has a GPU that performs worse than my GTX 860m, and that laptop is a full $1,000 higher than the original cost of my Omen.

That's neat and dandy.

I was talking about Value for Apple, not their customers. Apple gets the better value when they buy AMD
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People who buy Apple don't care about value either, its the status of the product. Apple's marketing base is based on the status of their products.

That is incorrect.
For me and many others I know, buying an apple laptop was based on the overall package.
My 2013 rMBP is running as smooth as it did the day I bought it, running all the programs I need extremely well.
No reinstalls needed, no bloated OS over time, no weird stuff installed. After moving from windows based laptops to my current one, I had peace and quiet I never encountered with a windows based laptop before.

My mac pro is also doing a hell of a lot of work, and it is lightning fast and a great value for money compared to compatible systems. Especially for the price I bought it for.
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You do realize you can use a different OS on an MBP, right? Hell, even Linus Torvalds is using it. It's good hardware, and when you get it at a discount, there's no reason not to use it.

The reverse is just as possible with OSX, but you may find it elsewhere.
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No offense to you, but hp "omen" sounds like some try hard "look at me I'm a gamer" laptop. MacBooks may not get you laid, but those gamer laptops are definitely massive cockblocks. Wouldn't wanna be caught dead with one.
But BGA books are loud and aren't made for gaming. Some may even use more volts for the same architecture/frequency.
post #129 of 132
Why has this thread been turned into a MacBook bash, comparisons, and dating advice?
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Why has this thread been turned into a MacBook bash, comparisons, and dating advice?

OCN, that's why thumb.gif Par for the course.
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