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Dell Uses 'Apples to Apples' Comparison to Show How Its PCs are Better Than Macs

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 139 comments

Dude, you're getting a Dell!

Along with Microsoft, Dell has also erected a page up on its website comparing Apples to Apples.

Dell pits its Studio 15 and 17 laptop line up against the equivalent MacBook Pro model and its desktop offerings up against the Mac Mini and iMac.

Not surprisingly, the Dell machines come out radically cheaper, especially when it comes to the laptops. Dell even compares some of the pre-loaded loaded software that between the machines in a Windows Live Essentials vs. iLife showdown.

What isn't compared, however, are the more technical aspects, such as battery life, size and weight, display panel type and resolution, among other things.

Check out Dell's comparison site here or the screen captures below.

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  • 24 Hide
    jonpaul37 , August 11, 2010 2:12 PM
    LOL, PC united!
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    smeker , August 11, 2010 2:24 PM
    kristoffeapple laptops are made for people who believe in excess and have very large ego problems. our world sits around us crumbling, and people starving, stealing, dying, yet people have the audacity to purchase 2 or 3 apple media products and laim they are necessities. some of these people are 'urban planners'. boo. save some of that money and help yourself or those in need.


    The hypocrite speaks....

    What kind of shoes are you wearing and what do you drive to work... Do you know where all those products you use are made?

  • 21 Hide
    insider3 , August 11, 2010 2:31 PM
    PC = Best bang for the buck. But even you must admit, if you can sell water to a whale like Apple does, you would.
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  • 24 Hide
    jonpaul37 , August 11, 2010 2:12 PM
    LOL, PC united!
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    Anonymous , August 11, 2010 2:13 PM
    Well, that makes me even more proud of my Studio 1555.
  • 15 Hide
    flightmare , August 11, 2010 2:14 PM
    Kind of odd why they display 'buy now' right next to the savings instead of the original price. Now they look more expensive while quickly reading the page.
  • 10 Hide
    Anonymous , August 11, 2010 2:14 PM
    The question remains, how much is that Apple logo worth?
  • 15 Hide
    nekatreven , August 11, 2010 2:17 PM
    This is a mistake. Way to acknowledge the competition there guys! There is a reason that when Pepsi's ads poke at Coke, Coke asks who Pepsi is.
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    smeker , August 11, 2010 2:24 PM
    kristoffeapple laptops are made for people who believe in excess and have very large ego problems. our world sits around us crumbling, and people starving, stealing, dying, yet people have the audacity to purchase 2 or 3 apple media products and laim they are necessities. some of these people are 'urban planners'. boo. save some of that money and help yourself or those in need.


    The hypocrite speaks....

    What kind of shoes are you wearing and what do you drive to work... Do you know where all those products you use are made?

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    partytime , August 11, 2010 2:27 PM
    +1
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    omenowl , August 11, 2010 2:31 PM
    I tried to customize it and it gave me this message
    "We're sorry, but we are unable to process your request. The product or offer you are attempting to locate is no longer available."

    Way to go Marketing advertise a product I can't buy. The time to buy a mac is when they refresh the line else you have 3-6 months of price drops by other OEMs. At the end of the day buy what you like and enjoy because it is something you will probably use every day for the next few years.

    What is not factored into the cost though is the tech support. I would love to see the comparison between customer satisfaction between Apple where you can call or go to a local store and other OEMs who send you off to India.
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    insider3 , August 11, 2010 2:31 PM
    PC = Best bang for the buck. But even you must admit, if you can sell water to a whale like Apple does, you would.
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    insider3 , August 11, 2010 2:32 PM
    kristoffeapple laptops are made for people who believe in excess and have very large ego problems. our world sits around us crumbling, and people starving, stealing, dying, yet people have the audacity to purchase 2 or 3 apple media products and laim they are necessities. some of these people are 'urban planners'. boo. save some of that money and help yourself or those in need.


    I'll bet anything that you never gave a dime to charity.
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    Snipergod87 , August 11, 2010 2:37 PM
    smekerIts interesting there is nothing about built quality.Both Toyota and Lexus cars have wheels, doors, seats, and engine but Lexus is Lexus.Salute!


    I or any of my friends/family havent had any problems with Toyota reliability.
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    Anonymous , August 11, 2010 2:37 PM
    why cant we all just get along ...

    it is very important that there are macs in this world .... it alows us to spot the person who is compensating for something out of a crowd ....
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    thearm , August 11, 2010 2:40 PM
    lol Outch!
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    tapnick , August 11, 2010 2:41 PM
    Specs dont lie
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    waikano , August 11, 2010 2:42 PM
    Specs are old...Latest iMacs come with i3s and 5000 series GFX.
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    superblahman123 , August 11, 2010 2:45 PM
    smekerIts interesting there is nothing about built quality.Both Toyota and Lexus cars have wheels, doors, seats, and engine but Lexus is Lexus.Salute!


    I agree, but perhaps in different terms. I'm a PC fella and I wouldn't say that an Apple is the "Lexus" of computers, but there are a few differences in the way that every PC and Mac is made. Other things to note (that aren't always advertised) are things like what the cases are made of (most Apples are aluminum frames), energy comsumption, heat dissipation (IMO, this is not stressed enough in ads), and the deeper specifics such as the memory type and speed. I really think that more spec's should be listed on computers these days.
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    Nossy , August 11, 2010 2:46 PM
    I'd really like to see better quality LCD screens on Windows-Based laptops. Less stickers, and no AOL promotion shortcuts on my desktop. To be honest, if you want a Dell laptop or any other laptop that has quality feel and look (with the perfomance to back it up), the price of those machines comes really close to the price of a MacBook.

    You have to give Apple credit for pushing PC manufacturers to rethink about putting out dull and bulky designs of Laptops.
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