Science & Tech — 27 June 2013


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Why do Macs cost so much

After the launch of Apple products, there is one thing that has bothered everyone. It is the price tag. Yes, everyone has the same question how come Macs cost so much when a PC with same features is a lot less.

Macs are expensive due to the use of aesthetics. Aesthetic is an exquisite piece of hardware and Macbooks have the aluminum shell with a brilliant lightweight design. It is based on the IBM/Motorola Power PC architecture with the advantage of Velocity Engine over MMX and SSE present in windows PC. PowerPC itself is what make Macbook more efficient and that is the advantage over other PC.

Apple uses the Foxconn Motherboard with high end memory capacity. The motherboard fulfills all needs of latency and voltage setting with advance processors and chipsets. The next big thing that makes Mac books more costly is Mac Operating System which is quite advanced that other ones. Other important features about Macs are the power conserving ability and high efficiency.

The hardware support is outstanding, starting from motherboard, batteries, RAM, etc. Apple uses the best Intel chipsets ranging from i945 to P67 which creates polished and customized hardware offering power consumption techniques.

Mac is completely different from your regular PC’s, net book, laptop, or desktop which are universally built and mostly interchangeable but that is not the case with Macs as they are opposite, custom built and completely proprietary that is built in only Apple’s specifications. Mac books are known for their high end performance, lightweight features and outstanding battery backup.

In the end, Macbook is a fine combination of custom made motherboard, integrated with best software, which makes it a premium product.

 

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With a bachelor’s degree in E-Commerce and more than seven years of experience in online content generation and distribution, Naveen Kumar has held editorial positions for many online blogs and magazines. A quick learner with critical thinking skills, Naveen Kumar strongly believes that success goes to those who do what's right, the right way, at the right time. Connect with him: Google+ I Twitter I Linkedin

(1) Reader Comment

  1. The real reason is simple. Macs aren’t expensive in comparison. PCs are cheap (now, anyway) in comparison. Because dell, sometime in the past (I don’t know PC history that well), since they have so much money anyway and thought no one can compete, decided to cut their PC prices a LOT in order to kill off all competition, then bump up the prices. it was a flawless plan. it caused major sellers such as Compaq to go out of business or be bought out. only there was one problem. HP wouldn’t die. HP kept up, so then dell couldn’t drive the prices back up. they in turn got much less profit, and now, as a result, PCs are very cheap (in comparison). a average 100-150 dollar PC today would cost 2000$ before the price cut. with macs, there is no competition, (apple is the only seller) therefore there is no reason to drive prices down, therefore they remain high. That is your PC history lesson for today. :)

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