This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

Is a 2.5GHz quad-core i7 laptop for $2,500 a good deal? It's a Mac.

  • Topic Archived
You're browsing the GameFAQs Message Boards as a guest. Sign Up for free (or Log In if you already have an account) to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts.
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. Is a 2.5GHz quad-core i7 laptop for $2,500 a good deal? It's a Mac.

User Info: TerraUniverse

TerraUniverse
2 years ago#1
It is a MacBook Pro. How much would it cost to build these specifications on a PC:

2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz
16GB 1600MHz memory
512GB PCIe-based flash storage 1
Intel Iris Pro Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB GDDR5 memory
Built-in battery (8 hours)2

User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
2 years ago#2
About $900ish + the commercial grade UPS that can run a computer for 8 hours.
But you can always just get a generator instead.
He who stumbles around in darkness with a stick is blind. But he who... sticks out in darkness... is... fluorescent! - Brother Silence

User Info: eattt

eattt
2 years ago#3
a lot less.

I don't know why people get the horn for building a pc to the macbook pros specs. you'd be better off trying to build one to the macpro spec.

User Info: Fade2black001

Fade2black001
2 years ago#4
How much would it cost for that in a PC? like 900 (laptop).
We're Americans! We don't quit just because we're wrong.
We just keep doing the wrong thing until it turns out right.

User Info: Shub

Shub
2 years ago#5
You mean how much would it cost to build a desktop matching those specs? A lot less money than that. Mind you, that Mac is very nice, and if you need something mobile, it's a nice laptop, but you pay a big premium for its high degree of portability.
-What is best in life?
-To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.

User Info: h3IIfir3pho3nix

h3IIfir3pho3nix
2 years ago#6
Those are fantastic specs for a macbook, but why do you need it?

You would be much better off spending $1500 on a high-end desktop for gaming and $1000 on a MBA for portability.
'My rig is so powerful it doesn't render individual pixels, just one continuous image of astonishing detail. The P in 1440p stands for peasant.' -KingDFizzle

User Info: Dragnfyr

Dragnfyr
2 years ago#7
Don't compare desktops with laptops. An equivalently priced custom built desktop will always beat a laptop.
15.4" Retina MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) | Node 304 mITX | Gigabyte Z87N-WIFI | Intel Core i5-4670K | Asus GTX 760 | Corsair 1x8GB | EVGA 600W | 120+240GB SSDs

User Info: BingSanpao

BingSanpao
2 years ago#8
I would buy a desktop, laptop, tablet & PS4 for that price.

User Info: TerraUniverse

TerraUniverse
2 years ago#9
h3IIfir3pho3nix posted...
Those are fantastic specs for a macbook, but why do you need it?

You would be much better off spending $1500 on a high-end desktop for gaming and $1000 on a MBA for portability.


That is a good point.

User Info: hk7111

hk7111
2 years ago#10
I bought a Razer blade 14 with Half the ram and SSD size, Slightly slower CPU (All of 0.3Ghz) and a Gtx 765M for less than Half the price. Also has similar battery life.

You can easily so much better. Even laptop wise.
Desktop: i7-4790k, 16gb Ddr3, R9 280x, Some random HDD's, 840 Evo 250Gb
Laptop: Razerblade 14: i7-4702HQ, 8GB Ddr3, Gtx 765M, 256GB Msata SSD
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. Is a 2.5GHz quad-core i7 laptop for $2,500 a good deal? It's a Mac.

Report Message

Terms of Use Violations:

Etiquette Issues:

Notes (optional; required for "Other"):
Add user to Ignore List after reporting

Topic Sticky

You are not allowed to request a sticky.

  • Topic Archived