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Is a Mac Really More Expensive Than a PC?
By: Katie Gatto
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    2009-06-26

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  • Is a Mac Really More Expensive Than a PC?
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  • Basic Mac vs. Basic PC
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    We all know that no matter how well you take care of your computer system, eventually you will have to replace it. At the very least, the hardware will go obsolete. When the time does come to get your new system and you actually have to make your decision with your wallet, there are a lot of factors that you will have to consider. If price is one of them, shouldn't you learn whether there's any truth to all the stories about a Mac being more expensive than a PC before you put your money down?

    It used to be that the first thing a person would limit their choices on was the operating system. Often this limitation was imposed without really giving it any though out all. I have to say, while I am not here to endorse one situation or operating system over the other -- that's a personal choice for you to make -- I do believe that you should make your decisions based on real facts, and not potential conjecture.

    What is the potential conjecture am I talking about?

    Well, it has been put forward by some, and taken as a gospel truth by others, that a PC is less expensive than a Mac. Now, I am not going to make a call on the truth or falsehood of the statement, at least not yet. What I am going to rip on is the validity of the comparisons. The comparisons from which these statements are made are often flawed because they:

    • Simply compare the cheapest available models of both systems without any regard to the similarities of the performance or hardware specifications.

    • The comparisons use one high end model and one low end one, in order to artificially inflate the costs in one direction or another.

    • The comparison uses prices that an average user will not be able to obtain by comparing the price of new hardware to used, by assuming a user on one side can assemble their own machine, using a sales price or by applying some kind of corporate discount program to the price.

    So, in order to fix those discrepancies and come to a more reality-based and fair conclusion about this popular belief, we are going to go for a real head-to-head conclusion and hopefully settle the debate, at least for a little while. In order to be fair we should consider a few factors before we make the comparison between the two systems.

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