February 22nd, 2006

Atacama

In re Apple-Dell price comparisons

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Some important things to note:

  • These prices were valid as of Feb. 22, 2006, 12:30 PM PST and include shipping [Dell only; Apple ships free] and 8.8% sales tax [the local sales tax rate where I live - Redmond, Washington.]
  • The Dell price reflects today's coupon - V8PKH1PZJ3G?DN - which will probably expire tomorrow if it doesn't later on today
  • Please remember: Comparisons like this are fundamentally stupid on some level; the machines are roughly equivalent in terms of hardware, but obviously not in terms of user experience; the 75% price premium for the Apple machine may well be worth it for you
  • My earlier post, posted the day the MacBook Pro was introduced, was valid when it was posted but obviously not any more; things change
  • Similarly, my comment to sinnabor was valid when it was posted, but not any more
  • That's all for now!