Why are Macs so overpriced?

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  1. Cam

    Cam Active Member

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    I'm thinking about getting a Mac, but they're +$1,000! How come I can get a nearly perfect PC for only 700-800, yet a decent Mac costs $1,000?
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    Because Macs are
    a) Better
    b) Less costly in the long run
    c) Provide a stable environment
    d) Are easy to use
    e) Pay their workers higher wages
    f) Steve Jobs is awesome
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    I agree,well heres my reasons

    -Better Looking
    -Brilliant Build Quality
    -Brilliant OS

    Macs are worth every penny/cent
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    The build quality is higher, in that it looks better and it doesn't feel cheap. Notice how the Zune compares to the iPod? The screen is plastic and so is the outer material. On the iPod, the screen is glass and the outer material is electroplated plastic to look like metal. The materials are higher quality, especially on the older iPhone.
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    when you think about it, to get the performance and features that come with a mac for a pc, you end up paying +$1,000. I don't know if this applies to you, but they offer hefty discounts for students, and you can get a free 8GB iTouch when you buy one.
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    A. That's too Vague. Macs are better than PC's when it comes to media editing, but PC's are better in the areas of Gaming, Quantity/Quality of Apps, and Price.

    B. I haven't spent a dime on my current PC since I've bought it. Anybody with a ******* Client can easily get what they can for free (on both platforms)

    C. True, but then again, I haven't experienced a virus, piece of spyware, or a BSOD on my PC since 2003 (When I got it). Macs don't have Viruses because nobody gives a damn to CODE VIRUSES for the Macs.

    D. Windows is incredibly easy to use after a day or two of using (If you're new to computers). You have to be retarded not to screw up Windows.

    E. That doesn't make it BETTER. ****** was more rich than Gandhi, but Gandhi was clearly better. (Bad metaphor, lol)

    F. True. You gotta love those black turtlenecks

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    . PC's are incredibly customizable, and have dozens of skinning apps which make them look fantastic. OS X does look incredible, though.

    . True. Macs are stable, and they're built to last.

    . Too vague.
  7. thechungster

    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    when i made my move from windows to mac this year, it took me about 2 days to get used to the OS. so simple to use. for my gaming needs, a games console is whats best. and the apps on windows is available on macs as well, or can be downloaded as something else. aka. WinSCP/Cyberduck
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    cause macs are just some beautiful little buggers
  9. Cam

    Cam Active Member

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    Also: How the hell can you guys afford them? There's some people on here with Macs, Macbook Pros, Apple TV's, etc. Damn.
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    BadKarma Banned

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    Macs are professional, They're top-class. You can run coding and development on Mac (X-Code).Mac has a better look and feel.
    X-code
    SDK

    I give Macs in general 9.6/10

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