Apple Tax? Really?

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Judge me by my price do you?

My good friend, Darren Rolfe, pointed me to a Technologizer article comparing the pricing of the new MacBooks with a similarly configured PC. The author concludes:

The MacBook is close in price to the laptops I looked at which it resembles most closely, all of which target what I think of as the low end of the high end of the notebook market; if there’s a Mac Tax here, it’s not worth worrying about.

While this article is very good, I think it misses a very large point with respect to bundled software. Specifically, the inclusion of the iLife software and exclusion of crapware you find on most new PC’s is another huge selling point in my mind.

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