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

#1TerraUniversePosted 8/11/2014 8:30:57 AM
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
#2SinisterSlayPosted 8/11/2014 8:32:49 AM
About $900ish + the commercial grade UPS that can run a computer for 8 hours.
But you can always just get a generator instead.
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#3eatttPosted 8/11/2014 8:33:40 AM
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.
#4Fade2black001Posted 8/11/2014 8:34:57 AM
How much would it cost for that in a PC? like 900 (laptop).
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#5ShubPosted 8/11/2014 8:50:32 AM
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.
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#6h3IIfir3pho3nixPosted 8/11/2014 9:14:41 AM
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.
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#7DragnfyrPosted 8/11/2014 9:20:57 AM
Don't compare desktops with laptops. An equivalently priced custom built desktop will always beat a laptop.
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#8BingSanpaoPosted 8/11/2014 9:23:47 AM
I would buy a desktop, laptop, tablet & PS4 for that price.
#9TerraUniverse(Topic Creator)Posted 8/11/2014 2:12:27 PM
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.
#10hk7111Posted 8/11/2014 2:16:27 PM
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.
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