Hmm if Apple's QC is really that great to justify the extra cost, explain this:
Apparently Gizmodo has reported that the iMac has been suffering from yellowing LCD from over here: http://gizmodo.com/5435561/my-second-imac-is-busted-too
FYI, Gizmodo is a reputable tech site and that apparently quite a number of the commenters are having the same issue as stated.
If you spent quite an amount of money on your iMac only to realise that the factory-fresh iMac has screen problems, how would you feel?
That applies to all other Apple-related computers and devices.
Apple can simply get away with it because most of the fanboys won't see any problems at all even if their machine is burning up. That's the problem.
Worse is the pro market which Apple once had the upper hand. We are simply ignored and sidelined to make way for gadgets for 17 year old brats. Glossy, shiny, chromy kinda crap. I won't be surprised if suddenly Apple decided to drop their pro desktop division since they are too busy making gadgets instead of real machines for work.
What's so great about the Macbook Pro that makes it command such a high price anyway? No removable battery, no Expresscard slot, glossy screen as standard, screaming for attention looks... something rich brats would want. Ask a professional photographer or designer and see if they actually want all those things.
If Apple doesn't fix their Mac Pro and iMac issues, or even bother to update their Ancient Cinema Display, it simply gives a clear sign. Apple only cares about making portable gadgets and shiny toys.
Doesn't matter what brand or model one is comfortable with? Use whatever increases your workflow or productivity. Labelling others a fanboy while being specific brand/model defensive yourselves, is like 'a pot calling the kettle black'.
If you are suggesting that your laptop is that 'normal laptop' then you have answered the question yourself - the MacBook Pro is much more expensive because, as you have admitted, it has better specifications. It might be good enough for most people but we all know that the prices go up based on the specs.
What brand and model of laptop is that and how much does it cost? Btw, not trying to debunk that statement here. Think of it as someone asking for a recommendation on which laptop to buy - you are looking for hardware that has the same spec as a MacBook Pro but you don't want to pay as much. Clear enough?
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so some like Apple while other don't
computer brand war we don't want