Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Apple Mac computers don't cost more than PCs

If you talk to people about buying a new laptop or read comments online you will see a consistent meme -- Macs cost way more than PCs. Lets look into that.

Base Prices

Dell XPS 13Windows 8Core i5 1.7GHz (2.6GHz max)4GB128 GB SSD13.3" 1366x7862.99 lbs$999.99
Apple MacBook Air 13Mac OS X 10.8Core i5 1.8GHz (2.8GHz max)4GB128 GB SSD13.3" 1440x9002.96 lbs$1,199.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 CarbonWindows 8Core i5 1.7GHz (2.6GHz max)4GB128 GB SSD14" 1600x9002.99 lbs$1,249.00
Google Chromebook PixelChrome OSCore i5 1.8GHz (2.8GHz max)4GB32GB SSD12.85" 2560x17003.35 lbs$1,299.00
HP Envy Spectre 14Windows 8Core i5 1.7GHz (2.6GHz max)4GB128 GB SSD14" 1600x9003.98 lbs$1,399.99
Apple MacBook Pro 13 with RetinaMac OS X 10.8Core i5 2.5GHz (3.1GHz max)8GB128 GB SSD13.3" 2560x16003.57 lbs$1,499.00