Is that true ? I decided to check it out.
I decided to check it against the Alienware laptops from Dell. ( Alienware used to be a different company, but Dell aquired it a few years back. I guess they thought they would benifit from the reach of Dell).
Here I am not going to go on about the OS part of it. Just the hardware part. OS is a personal choice. If you like to let the OS do everything - its a Mac for you. If you want to configure everything - go and get Linux. If you want something in between - try Windows. Whatever.
This is a comparison purely for gaming rigs. I am looking at the cost vs specs of a high end gaming rig.
|Macbook Pro||Alienware (custom rig)|
|Memory :||4 GB||4GB|
|Hard Disk :||500 GB 5400rpm||500GB 7200rpm|
|Processor :||2.8 GH Intel Core 2 Duo||2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9600|
|OS :||Mac OS X||Windows Vista Home Premium 64|
|Graphics :||9600M GT (512MB)||GTX250M (1GB)|
|Weight :||2.99kg||not specified|
|Battery Life :||7 hrs||not specified|
|Screen Size :||1920x1200||1440x900|
Matching the specs of the apple , the Alienware rig comes out to be less costly !