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Old 10-21-2015, 07:08 PM
 
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According to the Apple Store it is, but I'm having a tough time believing that. If so, how can they charge almost $2K for a computer with a 10 year old CPU?
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:16 PM
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I have no idea where you'd get the impression that it is. It's a 14nm Core M part, which wasn't even a thing until September 2014. The Core Duo is an old 65 nm processor.
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:27 PM
 
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I have no idea where you'd get the impression that it is. It's a 14nm Core M part, which wasn't even a thing until September 2014. The Core Duo is an old 65 nm processor.
Thank you. When I saw dual core I asked the girl assigned to help me if it was the same as the 10 yr old core duo. She said it was, so I o.O, but thanked her and left. Not as bad as the Apple rep at Best Buy that told me there is no such thing as an iPad pro though lol..
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:51 AM
 
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According to the Apple Store it is, but I'm having a tough time believing that. If so, how can they charge almost $2K for a computer with a 10 year old CPU?

What to Expect from the Core M Processor in the New MacBook [Updated] - The Mac Observer

How can they charge $2k? Ask a fanboi.
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:04 PM
 
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$2K is reasonable, just not if the CPU is 10 years old.
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:29 PM
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You're paying for design/nice screen/build quality/portability, not raw performance. It also doesn't cost anywhere close to $2k.
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:41 PM
 
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Core Duo was a branding for a specific chip almost a decade ago. It's still a reasonably decent processor (especially if paired with SSD) for general web browsing and regular use. Dual core CPUs simply mean two CPU cores on one physical chip.
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Old 10-23-2015, 12:03 PM
 
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You're paying for design/nice screen/build quality/portability, not raw performance. It also doesn't cost anywhere close to $2k.
The one I was looking at was $1799 + tax. Obviously not the entry model though.
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Old 10-24-2015, 02:04 AM
 
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The one I was looking at was $1799 + tax. Obviously not the entry model though.
In reality, the best quality PC laptops are more expensive than Mac laptops:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CchKXxyKdqU

That said, good quality PC laptops in the price range of $1,000 to $3,000 are comparable to Mac laptops.
http://www.howtogeek.com/219478/surp...n-windows-pcs/

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Old 10-24-2015, 10:05 AM
 
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In reality, the best quality PC laptops are more expensive than Mac laptops:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CchKXxyKdqU

That said, good quality PC laptops in the price range of $1,000 to $3,000 are comparable to Mac laptops.
http://www.howtogeek.com/219478/surp...n-windows-pcs/
That's a bit of a joke don't you think?

#2 on your list has this for specs:

The Tulip Ego includes a 12.1-inch WXGA widescreen, AMD Turion 64 single core processor, 1 gig of memory, 80GB drive and DVD-RW drive.

#4 on your list is from a company that doesn't even exist anymore (Voodoo was acquired by HP). The HP Omen seems to be the most up to date model of that line, I guess, and that starts at $1500.

#6, the Alienware area 51 m15x, is 8 years old.

All that said, I am affluent enough that money isn't my concern, but I'm not willing to get a laptop running with a 10 yr old CPU. Fortunately, that is not the case as it turns out.
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