Look at the MacBook Pro, Apples top of the line notebook computer, the MacBook Pro is a very high quality computer. Two weeks ago when I decided to purchase a new MacBook Pro, I compared it to the equivalent on the PC side of the notebook sector, the Lenovo ThinkPad. I compared them based on equal specs. Same processor and speed, same amount of memory, same hard drive capacity and rpm, same video card, same display, everything in the key areas that affect cost was the same. Bottom line? The MacBook Pro was priced over $700 more than the ThinkPad. Now that proves that Apple charges a premium for their products. The MacBook Pro was thousands of dollars. Far more than an iPhone and hardly as innovative. I wanted one so I bought it, just like the tens of thousands before me. If I was unwilling to pay the premium I would not complain, I would simply buy the ThinkPad. However I was happy to pay the premium.
Hoping you can shed some light on this purchase. When we purchased the "Best" option for the PowerBook for $3500 I might have agreed with this statement, but I just don't see those differences anymore, especially when you consider the design, attention to detail, complete experience, and other intangibles that Apple brings to its products.me from another thread said:Not doubting, but I'm having a hard time finding a Thinkpad that has similar specs to a MBP. Can you point me to the model and specs you are comparing? For what Apple offers in the MBP the price is not bad at all. I think this applies to the argument that the iPhone might be high-priced just because it has an Apple on it; an outdated argument.