The hardware apple pumps out is without parallel. The specs on the new MacBook Pro makes it a dream machine.
I am a fan of the iPhone, I am a HUGE fan of the iPad, I am a ginormous fan of Apple hardware. What I know though is that for editing my blog quickly and for creating video clips with titles and credits and transitions and getting them published to the web I can do all of this faster on my windows 7 based PC for 1/4 of the price of the MacBook Pro.
I’ll challenge anyone, anywhere to a blog content creating competition- them using the new MacBook Pro and me using my 3 year old Gateway with an Intel i3 processor and Windows 7 with the free Windows Live Essentials suite of software which includes Live Writer and Live Movie Maker.
Keep in mind that I paid $550 for my gateway and the new MacBook Pro starts at $2200.
The "MacBook pro with Retina Display," the starship’s official name, starts at $2200 with a 2.3 GHz Ivy Bridge processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256 SSD. Ships today. If you want to max it out—2.7 GHz processor, 16 GB of RAM, and the 768 GB SSD, it’ll hit you $3750.
The pricetag is a whole lot of dough and you get what you pay for if you are only concerned about having the very best hardware available. But I believe when Microsoft introduced Windows 7 it introduced for my uses an operating system that allows me to do things way faster. Ask Kim Smith when she needs to render a movie on her iMac and it takes half a day what would take me 30minutes on my PC.
Hardware is only part of the equation. if you don’t have the software for what you want to do because they don’t make it for Apple it’s tough luck for you.
So if you have money to burn (and I mean if you have the kind of money where you light your cigars with $100 bills) and are already happy with Apple’s operating system and basically use your computer for surfing the web 99% of the time, knock yourself out and buy one of these gorgeous, powerful machines.
But if you want something to blog on and do a fair amount of power using, save your money and buy a slick windows based Ultrabook which might be spec’d out a little less but will cost you anywhere from 1/2 to 1/3 of the price and will allow you to create content much quicker.
I wish that MacBook Pro was introduced a little cheaper, not so I could buy one, but just so the Windows based Ultrabook which it competes with and will be the next family computer would come down in price as a competitor. At that outrageous price of $2200 I think the Ultrabooks won’t even budge down in price a little and actually might have a little better pricing power.