Originally Posted by sappy13
And the Typical Apple Fanboy response to this would be:
"But with a Mac you get the apple geniuses to look at your stuff for free when you have an issue"
What they forget to mention is that are only gona look at your stuff and fix it for free if its under warranty.
I completely agree with the Doc, you really dont get more for your money with a mac. Plus, for every Mac that someone claims runs great after 7 years, there is easily at least one pc user that claim the same.
I will give it to Apple though, they are a marketing genius for being able to sell the same hardware for 4-500 more than their competitors.
But macs are magical unicorns that never require any maintenance and never break! They're the bestest in the world, Steve Jobs himself told me so!
And math wasn't my strong suit either, but 1299 - 580 = $719!!! That's a hell of an Apple tax!!! And that iMac I specc'd above is the CHEAPEST iMac you can buy! I don't count the Mini since you still have to buy a mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc., which increases the price far above the....$599 base price.
Which is $100 more than it used to be last I checked.