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Sorry you feel hurt. The YOU is generalized, and not YOU in specific. But seein' as how you know about a Mac, you should know that it ain't over priced for what it is. Valid: Can't upgrade it the same way. SOME programs do not run on OS X. INVALID: Overpriced Hardware

So now I'm talking to YOU: How much does a broken down Mac Pro cost part for part? And how much less does Apple sell it for?

15" 2.4Ghz 2Gigs of Ram 120gb Sata-2 HDD. Standard 15" 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo package.

Closest to it is an Asus book which still costs a good 2k.

And, don't get it twisted: I'm a fan of the money I make, not an Apple fan. I ain't a fan of the perpetuated ignorance on the topic.
I'm not hurt, just don't tell me what I like or don't.

How much is that spec'd Macbook? Whats the graphics card?
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post #52 of 151
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I'm not hurt, just don't tell me what I like or don't.

How much is that spec'd Macbook? Whats the graphics card?
I paid 2,250 for it after taxes. 8600M GT 256MB

If you get it straight from Apple, it's 2,500.
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I paid 2,250 for it after taxes. 8600M GT 256MB

If you get it straight from Apple, it's 2,500.
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The CPU is 200mhz less, but you get a faster, larger HDD and two batteries. No webcam, I hate having one, you can add one for $30.

Cost after shipping and taxes? About $1600. I could get a student discount to bring it down to $1400 shipped.
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post #54 of 151
Sorry, I said to specifically match my specs. 200mhz might be 200mhz to you, it's also 200mhz to me.

Match it exactly and show me a lower price.

Problem is, the price isn't low enough to justify any arguement that Apple's are overpriced. Nor are they when you compare a Mac Pro to a Dell Workstation-- which they both are.

With EVERYTHING that the Macbook is and comes with (two computers in one. Window and OS X capabilities, solid build, webcam, etc)... it's priced right.

With EVERYTHING a Mac Pro is (Pure workstation horsepower) ... it's priced right.
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Er...um...bare hardware-wise, Apple is one of the worst computer companies in the industry when it comes to price. It's OSX you should be bragging about/defending. Mootsfox just matched your Mac for hundreds of dollars less.
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No he didn't. I pretty much listed my specs. Should I go further into detail and include that I have an extended warranty and coverage, complete Bluetooth support, etc etc?

Sorry, you're incorrect and once again showing that the masses are ignorant.
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Sorry, I said to specifically match my specs. 200mhz might be 200mhz to you, it's also 200mhz to me.

Match it exactly and show me a lower price.

Problem is, the price isn't low enough to justify any arguement that Apple's are overpriced. Nor are they when you compare a Mac Pro to a Dell Workstation-- which they both are.

With EVERYTHING that the Macbook is and comes with (two computers in one. Window and OS X capabilities, solid build, webcam, etc)... it's priced right.

With EVERYTHING a Mac Pro is (Pure workstation horsepower) ... it's priced right.
Wow. $900 less. Bigger, faster HDD. Higher res screen. TWO fling batteries. If you can't see which is better, you have some strong mac fanboy issues. You could buy the Dell for $900 less and then upgrade the CPU yourself, probably for around $350-400. A faster CPU on the dell and still $500 less than your white piece of crap.
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Wow. $900 less. Bigger, faster HDD. Higher res screen. TWO fling batteries. If you can't see which is better, you have some strong mac fanboy issues. You could buy the Dell for $900 less and then upgrade the CPU yourself, probably for around $350-400. A faster CPU on the dell and still $500 less than your white piece of crap.
It's silver, brush metal, and stays cooler than that Dell. TY for proving your ignorance once again. Also came out better than a Dell. Know how I know? Cause I bought maxed out Dell first and realized that it still wasn't enough.

Second, you're skirting the issue, and pretty much proving me right: you can't match the specs to a t and come out any less for the price.

You're pretty much wrong, and the only people backing you are those that know nothing about what they're talking about.

MATCH MY SPECS. Down to the Bluetooth since you wanna get technical, then come back to me.

Oh, and like I said, don't play the Fanboy card with me. It's no excuse for your blatant ignorance on the subject or your childish approach.

"white piece of crap". Welcome to Middle School.
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Anyone else enjoying this pissing contest?
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Yeah I know, it's bad. I'm waiting for a mod to come and spank me on the hand again. Happened last time I got into one of these.
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