Originally Posted by alex98uk
Heh, I keep telling my GF to buy a Dell because Macs are so expensive, but, to be fair, the new Mac Pros look so much nicer
At my work I support a bunch of Dell D630s, 820/830s, M4400/4500s and a couple of old, random tablets. While the newer Core 2 Duo and i7 m4400s and m4500s are just as fast and comparable to a MBP, I'd personally take a MBP over them. Why?
1. OS X. For portable use, i like it. my opinion. got it.
2. Price. At least in the enterprise market, the m4400s and m4500s aren't all that different price wise when configured as we have them (comparable to a MBP)
3. Build quality. I'll admit, the 4400 and 4500s are a lot nicer and better build quality than your typical Dell laptop from the last decade. But the solid chunk of aluminum the MBPs are constructed from wins in my book.
Granted, being enterprise, windows is still the defacto standard (and a good thing. If it were all OS X I'd be out of a job
) so the m4400/4500s still win supreme at my company.
It goes back on your statement above. Yes, there are comparable windows laptops. And that's fine. It's a choice. But to say that an OS X laptop is 100% not worth any price premium whatsoever is pretty narrow minded.