Why are macs so pricey?

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My cousin has a macbook air 13, and it sucks. It is really slow, and has horrible graphics. For a $1200 computer, it sucks. This is the same for iPhones. They are super pricey, but they are horrible quality. I can find a windows PC for the same price, and 4x better. Most macs I see dont rven have an HDMI output, or

My cousin has a macbook air 13, and it sucks. It is really slow, and has horrible graphics. For a $1200 computer, it sucks. This is the same for iPhones. They are super pricey, but they are horrible quality. I can find a windows PC for the same price, and 4x better. Most macs I see dont rven have an HDMI output, or a disk drive. You have to buy it seperately for an extra $200. You spill 1 mL of water on your mac, and you have to go repair it. They are just horrible.

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jdm33484:
Macs are up there in price because they end up being of great quality & durability. I don't know about that specific MacBook Air of course but I haven't heard most other Air owners complaining about speed.

As far as iPhones even more so about quality. Definitely not "horrible". Been a benchmark for other OEMs for years who were sticking with plastics. Oh & performance has always been & still is, much better on an iPhone vs an Android one.

Hope you aren't looking at the spec sheet when you say "I can find a Windows PC for the same price & 4x better". That's a long dead argument & you have to of course take into account something called optimization.

No one really uses CDs anymore, hence the lack of a CD drive (which I assume is what you meant by disk drive).

At the end of the day, if you don't like them, then no need to come & rant about that

Ski:
This sounds more like a rant than an actual question.

The short answer Apple is expensive because people pay for it. They market their devices as being user friendly and cutting edge at the same time. Their laptops are certainly lacking in hardware compared to their similarly priced PC counterparts. But, the software sells it for them.

I disagree with you on iPhones though. I think iPhones are much more high end devices in the smart phone field. Sure, every new feature isn't always original. But, they do put top end hardware into their phones. iPhones usually have the more RAM and better cameras than their Android counterparts. Obviously release dates and different running phone lines fluctuate the competition.

JJ:
Pricey status symbol, some solid engineering, profit milking by making sure all those pricey special cables need to be procured is a big downer.
Rasputin:
"Apple syndrome".

People will pay for a buggy system. After all we all want a phone that when you need it most says "not charging", right?

All that being said, my auntie is 84. We bought her a macbook. It works great for someone like her.

Young people buy them for the same reason they buy Tommy Hilfigur, or Abercombe. They are just trying to impress thier piers.

As for me… Yes I bought a macbook air. I covered up the Apple logo with a Penguin. I run Linux on my mac thank you very much. I doubt I will ever buy another.

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