Originally Posted by 98uk;12541837
I personally would be happy to pay that price premium as I have the disposable income and I really enjoy the looks and design of Macs.
Originally Posted by hellonwheelz;12541830
There are plenty of people who would argue that they are not overpriced and in fact offer plenty of value for the dollar. I think what you might be saying is Apple products cost more because they offer value in added ways.
I agree. Value added for me
comes from quality parts and components, build quality, added software (iLife), styling and reliability. Personally I don't feel the 13" MBP's are too badly priced and I'll be buying a new one for my wife probably today to replace our aging white 13" C2D MBP. Easily the best notebook I've ever owned in terms of shear reliability. It's at least 5 years old and still runs like a champ. It just has trouble running Aperture along side other programs, so it's time for an update. The i5 should smoke the C2D there.
The 15" and up MBP's start getting a little ridiculous in price though. Aside from that, I dont think many other Apple products are overpriced. The ipods arent, the iPad isn't, the iPhone isn't....it's really just the Macbooks and upper end iMacs. I paid $1700 for my 27" iMac and given the size and resolution of the monitor, form factor and the other items I mentioned about, it's also the best desktop I've ever owned. It's nice having only a single wire on my desk (cable for iPhone).
Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28;12541877
Most people don't like the hassles of Windows based machines, and Apple's dictatorship methods of keeping their hardware closed off and typically "all-in-one" is actually an appeal to some users.
I was an avid system builder for many years. I just grew out of it and got tired of it, so it's nice having a system with next to zero hassles.Edited by ForumViewer - 2/27/11 at 5:24am