The old Mac versus Windows PC price equation has been turned on its head, according to Robert Weston of the Associated Press, writing at Forbes.com.
Weston borrowed a higher-end Mac Pro that included two processors running at 3GHz, an Nvidia Quadro FX 4500 graphics card with 512 MB of video memory, four 500 GB hard drives and 4 GB of system memory, selling for $7,449. A similarly configured Dell Precision 690 with the same hardware costs $8,534, or $1,085 more than the Mac according to Weston.
Dell spokesman Marco Pena suggested that the numbers might be closer after configuring the Mac to include a three-year warranty similar to the Dell offering. Meanwhile Dan Frakes senior editor for Macworld US offers an opinion piece adding new points to a recent article offering a comparison of the prices of a Mac Pro and a similar Dell PC.
News source: Macworld UK