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If I want a nice 17" Notebook to replace my office desktop a dell will run me about $1000. The Mac is going to be $2800... etc..
anyone NOT running a virus scanner on a Mac is foolhardy
Most NPO's would probably use AVG as a virus scanner
Video editing... you have ommitted to mention Windows Movie Maker is free with XP and I doubt anything further would be required by most users...
they could puchase XP Pro through TS Stock at a vastly discounted price!
...your comparison is favourable to our estimate (and my earlier post), that Mac notebooks are on average about $500 to $1000 dearer than comparable notebooks
...by your own account (in your first post) you state the price difference between a base Macbook Pro and a comparable Dell notebook is $411.00 ($2,799 - $2,388)
...this discounts that you also added $149 for XPO Pro
as well as costing in other software that really is only appliceable from a personal perspective and the prices are not current for NPO's on this forum (TS members).
Far from being ridiculous, a price difference of > $500 is in fact supported by your own figures.
I know Mac users tend to love and sometimes be evangelistic about their machines and software - - and this can make valid comparison difficult...
...but we should accept how the numbers add up... and... it's not a criticism noting that Mac's are more expensive...
Just as a PS... for my part I would never buy a Dell notebook. Toshy's or HP for me because IMO they are not only better built
...but also have better support and are available at better prices.
through TS Stock, a single user license NAV for a MAC is $20.00 - a single user license NAV for Windows is $15.00... The PC version is again cheaper...
guess I'm just a little surprised that anyone would argue about this... as always it is, and should be, a matter of choice meeting identified business need - not an argument of which has the glitzier toys attached to it...
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