Why Apple computer is more expensive than other computers?

United States
September 27, 2010 9:06pm CST
I noticed that an average Apple computer would cost over at least $1500 in market price in brand new. A friend of mine just purchase his for over $2000. Why is it so expensive in cost? Is Mac much better than Windows in general? Or it is reliability in customer rating? Some people told me that not only Mac as an operating system is more reliable and less chance to get infected with virus. The hardware from Apple computer also in top quality. I don't whether this statement is true or not. What do you think of it?
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• Philippines
28 Sep 10
Hello kingparker, Yes I've heard from a lot of people that the Mac system is probably less prone to virus attacks. Maybe It's also the name we're buying. I think Mac books look sleek and cool. Have a great day.!
28 Sep 10
hi roelsonguitar! I agree with what you've said. It is because of the name that they established.
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• United States
28 Sep 10
So, it is the name brand we are paying extra? But why not Sony, or other name brand is also more expensive. I saw Apple is still up in the $1000 above level, hard to pay for that price though.
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@gunagohan (3415)
• India
28 Sep 10
Sony? They are just trying their harder level to gain more popularity and they can increase the price like Mac, but it's not that easy, once they hike, they can be sure of downfall in laptop series....Even if Apple is going to increase their price, the number of users is not going to decrease..
• India
28 Sep 10
First of all good day for all. When u see the apple products they all stylish, light weight, more features, more battery life. When it comes to MAC computers u can see they have good design, performance, longevity. you can see MAC computers are being mostly used in entertainment industry. you know why? Because they have greater graphics which makes all the top end application to work smoothly. The MAC os is also used by only perfect engineers. The cost is high because of the greater graphics, design, logo.
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• United States
28 Sep 10
Although Mac are expensive, they aren't really the best out there. I'm sure if you look at the specs you can find other computers that are the same as mac but at a lower price. I think mac had lower price mostly because its a popular brand and are known for good products.
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@sayariza (146)
• Indonesia
28 Sep 10
in the past yes, apple is the only one good computer, but now, even Apple is allowing to install ne installed with Microsoft product
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@madteaparty (2763)
• Japan
28 Sep 10
Well, that is a good question. Apple computers are more expensive, and they have advantages and disadvantages. For example, they're made in a way that it's very difficult to open them without breaking the case, so you are forced to depend on the technical support, which is expensive in my opinion, if your Apple computer breaks. People say they don't break, but sure they do. These computers, in the other hand, are very powerful and their operating system is stable and is not easy to infect them with virus, as most of virus have been programmed to work in a Windows OS environment.
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• Philippines
28 Sep 10
I'm not a technical person, but I recently found out that Mac computers have very little or none at all, risk infection with computer viruses. And I think this feature is really worth the extra pay; rather than paying less but spending more in the long run for repairs due to virus. Most importantly, it is a small price to pay compared to losing all your files due to virus. Another obvious reason is the design. MACs really look sleek compared to its pc counterparts.
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
28 Sep 10
well the brand ofcourse. its the main reason why we want to "think different"
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@gjabaigar (2101)
• Philippines
28 Sep 10
Because of the low maintenance, trusted and reliable Apples, Inc. advance research and development on their computers or Macs. Its a customers' total quality Out Of the Box Experience. What you want is what you get. Customers just keeps on doing what they want to be done on a computer or Macs. Rather doing more on computers' maintenance, customers or users are concentrated to make more solutions, creativities and productivities to have a more healthy and enjoyable lifestyles. Using Macs or having Apple, Inc. products are a new emerging technological culture. There are cheaper Macs, they are the old models but still very usable and still powerful can do a lot of things. And still can't get headaches.
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@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
28 Sep 10
Yes apple computers are more expensive than other computer. Because Apple is a good company and always make very good products. And its every product become successful and doesn’t face any problem very soon. I also like apples products.
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@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Oct 10
Hi kingparker: We have to admit it: Apple leads the computer industry in quality and reliability. It gives excellent performance over a long period of time. Apple is to BMW as the comparisons goes.
• Philippines
30 Sep 10
I don't think you need to buy an expensive apple computer because of the name. I think i'd go for cheaper laptops like asus, acer or hp because they all have the same features, apple is just an expensive brand of computer because it has it's name on the top list for how many years now.
• Singapore
28 Sep 10
Perhaps it's because of the design and quality which makes it so prominent in the computer industry.
@Ted3_uk (114)
28 Sep 10
Apple Computers are build from standard hardware.. I know G3's were built by LG that make TV's etc and had a MAC CPU that might have been morarola (i cant remeber) Im not sure who has the contract now for building the hardware, but end of the day its just fiber glass boards with caps and resistors on it, and the chips are made by Intel now.. Its mainly you can buy a watch for $5 or spend $5000 on a watch. both have a case both have parts that are very similar, often the only diffrence is the name or brand.. Although im a PC man, macs are more religable.. but thats like saying Diesel cars are better than petrol.. to some people this is true, to others it is not..
@gunagohan (3415)
• India
28 Sep 10
Apple computers are more reliable and they are much trusted, most of the computer servicing companies use Mac for networking.. When u are buying an Apple computer, u can be sure, that u are not only paying for the hardware and the software, u are paying for the brand named APPLE... The service rendered after delivery is pretty excellent.. Yes, the malicious attacks are very low.. Hardware quality and their sleeky design and the ease of use matters !!