looking for laptop

Alex Esplin alex.esplin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 15 14:42:54 MST 2007

On 2/15/07, Michael L Torrie <torriem at chem.byu.edu> wrote:
> Sure you can get a cheap, low-end laptop that has pretty good specs, but
> by the time to add in the things that apple has you find the prices are
> very competitive.  Most of the time when someone shows me what they
> think is an equivalent laptop, we find that the processor is not the
> same (say 1.8 instead of 2 gHz), the ram is not the same, hard drive
> size, computer weight, peripheral expansion features, etc are all not
> quite up to the apple level.  Now not everyone needs a fully-loaded
> laptop, which is pretty much what Apple sells (in the MacBook Pro line
> anyway).  Even on the middle-end, the MacBook is pretty comparable.

I would actually say that the "middle-end" is where the MacBook is the
hardest to match/beat.  I've done lots of looking at sub-14" laptops
in that "middle" price/performance category and that's where I think
Apple has the biggest (sharpest?) edge.

Alex Esplin

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