January 17, 2004

You get what you pay for...

I don't ever expect to penetrate the walls of ignorance behind the "Macs are too expensive" meme, but this article has some useful figures...

A true story: A neighbor of mine asks me for advice on buying a new computer, his first. He tells me he wants to use it for editing home movies, playing music, surfing the web, email, and he would love to make his own DVD�s. I tell him to look at an iMac or eMac and he says they are way too expensive. He then says he sees TV commercials offering Dell�s for $500, and wants to know why Macs are so much more expensive. I ask him if he really wants to make his own DVD�s and edit home movies and he says �yes�. I tell him to call Dell and ask them to configure a PC that can do that. He does, and then comes back over and accuses Dell of �bait and switch�. They want $1500!!.....

Posted by John Weidner at January 17, 2004 8:30 PM
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