Getting a fair deal?

Grant Shipley gshipley at
Wed Aug 30 12:34:57 MDT 2006

On 8/30/06, Grant Robinson <santiago at> wrote:

> Ah yes, the classic "Macs are more expensive" argument.  Don't look
> now, folks, but Mac laptops are actually cheaper than Dell or IBM
> (Lenovo), at least for now.  My father-in-law is pretty anti-Mac, and
> he just bought my sister-in-law a MacBook for school.  It was quite
> interesting to go over all the laptop choices he was considering.  At
> the time, the cheapest dual-core Dell that matched the MacBook specs
> was about $100 more than the MacBook, and a re-furbished IBM that
> matched the MacBook specs was $200 more.  It did have a fingerprint
> reader, but I could care less about that.  If you want biometric
> stuff on your laptop, then maybe the $200 price gap is worth it.

Really?  How much would the specs I provided earlier cost me if I bought a mac?

To repeat the specs
17 inch 1440x900
2GB ram
120GB Drive
DVD Burner
Fingerprint reader
256 video card
TV Tuner
Dual Core 1.66

I paid 1350.00


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