Getting a fair deal?

Blake Barnett shadoi at
Wed Aug 30 13:13:40 MDT 2006

On Aug 30, 2006, at 11:34 AM, Grant Shipley wrote:

> 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

What vendor/model is this?  I'm also curious what the dimensions are,  
and what it looks like.  Do you have a picture?


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