The common perception is that because you can find PC’s for under $500, a PC is a better value than an Apple Macintosh. I’ve always felt that you get what you pay for — a cheap PC is just that — and because of its ease of use, higher quality hardware, better design, slick integration, etc… the Mac is by far the better deal. This guy has gone the extra mile and has proven that I’m right.
He compared a stock iMac G5 with a comparably equipped custom-built PC. The PC was built to match as closely as possible the hardware specs of the iMac, and loaded with comparable software. The end tally? The iMac costs $1,299, and the PC would set you back $1,639. Even given the difference in price, there is no accounting for the time one would have to spend fiddling and tweaking the PC to get it to run properly. Likewise, no consideration for the beautifully slick package that is the iMac G5.
So there. Let the flame wars begin.