Getting a fair deal?

Grant Robinson santiago at
Wed Aug 30 15:12:34 MDT 2006

On Aug 30, 2006, at 1:03 PM, Hill, Greg wrote:

>>> 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
> less
>>> (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?

And a dedicated graphics card, and Bluetooth and a bunch of other  
things.  See my other post for the full breakdown.


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