Is Apple Overpriced?
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New Macbook. Over 1200 dollars
8GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3: 67 dollars
Intel Core i3-2120 Dual-Core Processor 3.3 GHz. 3X faster than what is in the Macbook: 200 dollars
Samsung 950 PRO Series - 256GB PCIe: 180
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 is just as strong as the one in the Macbook: 250 dollars
Most motherboards for this hardware are less than 100 dollars
So that is around 800 dollars. So you can buy a Mac for 500 dollars more than it is worth for you or just make your own computer. Apple buys parts in bulk and for a cheaper price than what can be done for the public, yet their price is unreasonably high. My desktop cost around 800 and blows this Mac out of the water because I don't cheap out on parts. I had to use comparable parts because you cannot buy the Apple computer parts alone. The parts I listed are of higher quality than Apple and still less expensive. Apple just wants your money. 500 dollar up-charge is overpriced.
First of all, I have to say, your point of Macs being expensive is quite true. But Apple isn't focused on just the Macs. It has iPads and iPhones, iPods and Apple Watches. I have nothing to say about the Apple Watches. They're a no-no. But let's see here...
Very-berry honestly, iPhones and iPod Touches are almost the same thing, other than the facts that,
the iPhone can CALL...
the iPhone has cellular data
the iPhone (5s and up) has the TOUCH ID sensor
and the iPod Touch can't/doesn't.
The iPhone now is somewhat bigger than the iPod touch, also, has better cameras, display, +more.
BUT... Here's the thing. Seriously. The iPod Touch is $299 bucks. THAT, I do admit, is pretty impressive in my opinion. It's like a phone without the ability to call for $299 bucks, no extra. I use MY phone for social media, games, camera, but barely calling. That $299 bucks is a major WOW! (ALSO, 16GB is $249. $299 is for the 32GB version.)
The iPad mini 2 can be purchased at Apple for $329. That is pretty nice, too, even though it is not the newest model. I agree that the Macs are a little pricey, but what about the iPods and iPads?
Now for phones: These are facts and are objectively true....not for debate. Nexus has better color ability and higher pixel density for a clearer picture.
iphone 6s : $700
LG Nexus 5X: $400(cheaper)
Nexus has a 6 core cpu of 1.8GHz(more cores - faster)
iphone has a 2-core cpu of 1.85GHZ
Nexus has a 12.3 MP cam(better)
iphone has a 12 MP cam
Software: The winner here really comes down to personal preference: Apple is slicker and more locked down, Android a little less buttery smooth but infinitely more customization.
Nexus: 2,700 mAh(last longer)
iphone: 1,715 mAh
So tell me again, sir, why the hell would I pay 300 dollars more for something that is objectively worse in every regard.
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Vote Placed by lord_megatron 4 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited, so conduct goes to con. Pro argued that assembling the part of an apple device together is much cheaper than buying it, and that 500 dollar upcharge is overpriced. Con argues that apple is expensive but not overpriced, which is supposed to be the same. Con conceded mac is overpriced, then he brings up the iphone issue, which pro rebutted with comparison of LG nexus and Iphone 6s. Pro's main argument was that 300 to 500 dollar upcharge was too much, while con weakly argued it was expensive but not overpriced.
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