Then I saw the price. $1,999.99 for the 17” model and $2,199.99 for the 20”. Crimony! Compare that to the iMacs at $1,299 and $1,699 (no 99 cents!) and it makes you wonder why all the fuss over Apple’s pricing.
A lot of people will argue that when compared to similar Wintel machines, Macintosh computers are basically overpriced upscale PC’s. Sony has always been known for producing slightly upscale computers themselves, but rarely do they — or Dell, with the new XPS lineup — draw the ire that Macs draw. Why is that?
On closer examination — comparing Apples to apples, so to say — one thing the Sony does that the Mac does not is play & record TV. Not that the Mac can’t do it, you’d just have to spend a little extra money to get it there. But even with a decent add-on the Mac is still less expensive.