Getting a fair deal?

Hill, Greg grhill at
Wed Aug 30 13:03:02 MDT 2006

> > You can't.  The only 17" macbook has a 2.16GHz processor, and
> > starts at
> > $2799 with 1GB ram.  Upping to 2GB is $300 more.
> >
> > If you could downgrade the processor, it'd probably be about $300
> > (rough guess), so $2800 vs $1350... hmmm....
> Sheesh. Follow the logic _completely_ through gentlemen. Not just the
> processor, but everything. None of the 17" specs match up. The ram,
> the drive, the resolution, etc. Apple does not make build-to-order
> laptops so it a direct comparison with the specs that you want is not
> possible. For a direct comparison, you have to find a computer that
> matches Apple's specs, not the other way around.

All of the other hardware specs he listed matched.  I had nothing else
to go on.  It was the same processor model, same amount of ram, same
hard drive, same screen size.  I didn't note the screen resolution,
though, so maybe that is what you're talking about?


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