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What is a reason not to buy iMac or rMBP?

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    And that was reason for my post, the Macs might be more expensive than budget pcs, but they aren't running the same budget hardware. When considered in context, Macs aren't really super expensive anymore.
    but they are to expensive for low income earners who only need /want to surf the net and play some music and videos ,so there is a need for cheap entry level windows based laptop

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    CaperJack, you can pick up a Refurb 13.1" Macbook from Newegg right now, for around $450. It will do everything that the regular user would need it for. That is emails, Internet, school work, will also do games.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    And that was reason for my post, the Macs might be more expensive than budget pcs, but they aren't running the same budget hardware. When considered in context, Macs aren't really super expensive anymore.
    Right, like I said the Mac is not for everyone. The bargain/budget computer is an area that Apple doesn't have any offerings in. So, it's impossible to compare there. But when you compare them to comparable pcs, it's not a huge premium like it used to be.
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    CaperJack, you can pick up a Refurb 13.1" Macbook from Newegg right now, for around $450. It will do everything that the regular user would need it for. That is emails, Internet, school work, will also do games.
    yeah i know ,iam using one right now ,that i paid 285.00 plus tax and shipping ,total 320.00 cdn for ,but its an early 08,and can only be updated to 10.6

    i guess iam thinking of the users in the arear where i live ,high unimployment ,lot of people on social assistance ,they like to see prices of laptops about 350.00 cdn the cheap ones
    details of the one i got ,


    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.1 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB41.00C1.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.31f1
    Serial Number (system): W882419P0P0
    Hardware UUID: F9F5D7E8-5176-583E-86BD-84714F35BFDF
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled
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