“This is a common situation. You see an enticing ad for a new automobile and the price seems real low. When you go to the dealership, however, you realize that the car needs a few options. So you add a sunroof, leather seats, a decent-sounding stereo, ABS brakes, and a few more “packages” with strange sounding names, and suddenly the purchase price soars by thousands of dollars. Don’t think the situation isn’t the same when it comes to a Windows box. You see the TV ads, say, for a Dell Computer… There’s an attractive offer for a complete PC system for just a few hundred dollars. When you compare that to the purchase price of a brand new Macintosh, you wonder why Apple makes them seem so expensive,” writes Gene Steinberg for Gannett News Service.
Steinberg closes his article, an article that should be sent to each and every Wintel Sufferer by the way, with, “When you do a fair price comparison, Macs are not more expensive than comparably equipped Windows PCs. Quite often they are cheaper. So what are you waiting for?”
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