Charlie Stross Explains It All to You
The rest is details:
The reason I choose to pay through the nose for my computers is very simple: unlike just about every other manufacturer in the business, Apple appreciate the importance of good industrial design.
but they’re nice details.
(posted from my daughters’s “new” G4, which needs a new keyboard, but has a right shift key)
[Apple ticker symbol corrected in tags. Thank you.]
And I see a G4 iMac going on eBay for $105 a few minutes from expiration. Given real-world life cycles, the “Apple tax” is much less severe as some make it out to be. You can buy day-old macs and be well nourished for many years.
i don’t get apple fan boys. the guts of these computers come from the same manufacturers as PCs.
it’s like saying the Monsanto corn fed beef at McDonalds is better than the Monsanto corn fed beef at Burger King.
“… the guts of these computers come from the same manufacturers as PCs. “
If you’re talking about the chips, you are correct. If you’re talking about how the chips are put together, and the software that drives them, you really need to get a clue. Try looking at any independent analysis of consumer satisfaction or product quality, vis-a-vis the competition. Apple tends to come out way ahead, year after year. That’s not fan boys talking.
Sure, the beef is the same, but the cooking is different. Flame-broiled vs. grease-sponge.