Now, first of all, no flame wars intended, no insults, no nothing at all! Just for the reasons of debating:
I was at a London mall today, and spoted an apple store! So I said to myself: "Time to check at last a Mac, and their prices". and so I did! Found a nice lady (wife was not around), and started shooting questions:
Decided to go for an amazing machine, like the ones in my dreams:
3 GHz Dual core intel inside (of course)
8 GB RAM (4x2)
3 Hard Disks (160+500+500), SATA
20" TFT screen
Radeon 1900 (something like that...)
apple protection scheme
...and hope I'm not forgetting anything! (no software included)
The price I got for that amazing machine, was equaly amazing: £5500 (=around 10000$)
Can this be correct?
Cause I'm pretty sure I can get a simmilar (not quite, for example the RAM or the 3 hard disks, although I will go for a RAID system...) for half the price
I am a PC user, for almost 20 years now (yes, it's true, started out with an Amstrad 1512!), but I'm more than ready to admit that for the past 20 years Macs were (are) better. Maybe even now. But this price?
Is it something like cars, maybe, that, even if the raw materials and schemes and work, costs approximately the same (or +-5000$ maybe) you get a Ferrari at 100,000$ and a fiat at 10,000$??? The name plays an important part!