From the article -
People have been arguing online about how much more expensive Macs are than PCs -- or not -- for more than a decade (and in print for years before that).
Actually, that discussion goes back to the early 80's when people argued the various merits of the IBM PC (and Jr.) and the original Apple and Apple II computers. I believe that over this time, one could always build a PC that cost more than an Apple/Mac or Lisa (Ah, yes, Lisa, I remember her well), however, most of the time the PCs were less expensive.
It's only been recently that the Apple systems are closely price competitive with PCs, and then mostly only with the higher end brand name systems. I wonder how many of us on this board feel that either the Dell systems or the Sony's are price competitive with the other PCs in the industry, yet they are primarily what the author of the article uses for his comparisons.
As a longtime Windows guy who has recently migrated to the Mac, I think I'm in a pretty good position to try and sort out reality from fiction.
You might be, in my opinion, if you didn't try so hard to do the exact opposite.
Edited by JohnWho, 12 June 2007 - 04:05 PM.