The Apple Core: Apples and Oranges

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Date: Thursday, May 25th, 2006, 11:56
Category: The Apple Core

monitors.jpgWith machines like the MacBook Apple has come a long way in closing the price gap between it and its PC competitors. But there’s still a large divide with some of their peripherals that is simply too hard to justify, specifically: monitors.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.


monitors.jpgWith machines like the MacBook Apple has come a long way in closing the price gap between it and its PC competitors. But there’s still a large divide with some of their peripherals that is simply too hard to justify, specifically: monitors.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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One Response to “The Apple Core: Apples and Oranges”

  1. Yes, the Dell monitors are fugly, but not fugly enough to justify the huge price gap.
    A CRT has been on my desk beside my Mac mini for the longest time. I was waiting for prices to come down on the Apple monitors for what now seems like forever.
    Ben’s Bargains (and DealNews) recently let people know that Dell had the 20-inch widescreen for $358 pre-tax with free shipping. The specs are superior to Apple’s (esp. contrast ratio). I bought mine on May 22; $389 shipped to my door.
    Apple’s 20-inch monitor is $799. Even with my Education discount for staff, it is still $699. I can’t justify that much of a premium (esp. since as an academic staff member, I can barely pay my rent).
    The Dell monitor is certainly not pretty, but the USB ports are in a more convenient location (on the side) than on Apple’s monitor as well.
    I figure that it will last me until cheap display technologies like OLED become widely available.
    BTW. My CRT was also a Dell — a beige 19-inch Sony Trinitron that I got from our University surplus store for $39. I used Soft Scrub cleanser to take the Dell logo off. The Dell logo on my new monitor is molded plastic, and will be a bit more difficult to remove.