Is it crazy to buy a MacBook?

Charles Yao yaocharlesc at
Tue Dec 12 03:35:09 UTC 2006

> Gah, the myth that "Macs are the same price as an equivalently equipped
> PC". I wish that were the case because I would have jumped on it a
> flash. I just bought a Dell Inspiron 9400 with a 17" screen, Intel Core
> 2 Duo @ 2.13GHz, 2 gigs of memory, firewire, 120 gig HD, 256 MB ATI
> Radeon Mobility X1400 HyperMemory, DVD-RW for $1608 CDN, including free
> shipping (but before taxes). The cheapest  price for the MacBook Pro
> with a smaller screen and half the memory was $2199 CDN. The only thing
> the MacBook Pro had hardware-wise over the Dell was bluetooth and the
> webcam, neither of which was important or useful to me. Fit and finish
> might have been better on the Mac, but I have bought Dells in the past
> which have just kept on going and I have also bought a Mac PowerBook
> where the hinges broke after three years and would have cost $200+ for
> repairs if I had not resorted to epoxy.
> Doug.

All depends on what you need and want.

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