“HP, Asus, LG and Samsung have been quick to deliver new ultra portable laptops with Intel’s latest Core M processor, but only a few have joined Apple to deliver the slightly higher-end Core M 5Y71 processor. The closest PCs matching up to Apple’s new MacBook are either HP’s Elitebook Folio 1020 or Samsung’s ATIV Book 9 NP930X2 (what marketing ‘geniuses’ come up with these naming conventions?)” Reschke writes. “Both competitors deploy the higher-end Core M 5Y71 processor, are fan-less and are 2.8-lbs. and 2.1-lbs respectively. Both HP and Samsung’s notebooks seem quite thick when compared to Apple’s MacBook, as PC makers will continue to deploy what can now only be described as fat legacy ports, due to Apple’s use of the Lightening-sized USB-C port.”
“The HP starts at $1,249, but only delivers 128GB of SSD storage and 8GB of RAM, while the Samsung starts at $1,199 and comes equipped with the same 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of MacBook SSD storage,” Reschke writes. “Suffice to say, despite some in the media crying foul on Apple pricing, the new MacBook’s $1,299 is completely justified, if not lower in price, to the PC competition…. [plus] Apple is crushing their hardware competitors with amazing battery life.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Only Apple controls the whole widegt and can tailor hardware to softaware and vice versa. Not to mention, Apple’s unique terraced, contoured battery design. As always, the PC assemblers cannot compete.
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