That’s the new Macbook on top (via Engadget).
We still have the old one around, for the reduced priced of $999 ( or £719).
I’m wondering how much of a price difference there is between this one ( the $999/£719) and your Typical Dell.
13” Macbook (£719- base):
- Intel Core 2 Duo
- 1GB DDR2 Memory
- 120GB hard drive1
- Intel GMA X3100 graphics
The Dell Inspiron 1525 from dell.co.uk (£399 – no customisations):
- Intel® Pentium Dual Core Processor T3200 (2.0 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 1 MB L2 cache)
- 15.4" Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display with TrueLife™
- Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator X3100
- 2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2×1024]
- 250GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive
Ok. Here is the same 2.0 GHz Inspiron 1525 from Dell.com ($699):
- Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5800 (2.0GHz/800Mhz FSB/2MB cache)
- Glossy, widescreen 15.4 inch display (1280×800)
- 3GB2 Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz
- Size: 320GB3 SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
That’s a £310/$200 difference in price.
Of course such a comparison doesn’t take into account the MacBooks multi-Touch trackpad or Apple’s legendary Customer Service ( Dell Uk is good, too), or Vista Media Centre that is bundled With Vista Home Premium, or Dell’s cheap colour upgrade.
There’s a gap. But is it Worth It?