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Michael Knutson
08-04-2010, 08:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://blog.laptopmag.com/apples-to-apples-dell-makes-direct-comparisons-with-macbook-pros-on-its-site?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+LaptopMagazineNews+(LAPTOP+Magazine+-+The+Pulse+of+Mobile+Technology)' target='_blank'>http://blog.laptopmag.com/apples-to...ile+Technology)</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"It's no secret to those who follow tech that Macs tend to offer lesser specs than its competitors, and for more money. That hasn't slowed Apple's momentum in the laptop market, though, especially among college students. As the back to school season kicks off, Dell has posted a direct comparison between its Studio 15 and 17 laptops and the 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1280946643.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>While the Studio series laptops perform well, and are priced significantly below comparably sized and configured MacBookPros, the intangibles make the big price difference somewhat less of a factor. Dell perhaps should have focused on their strengths in addition to re-hashing the "Apple tax." Stressing some simple things, like a one-year warranty standard vs. Apple's 90 days would perhaps have helped, but then, on the other hand, Dell's support has become somewhat of a liability recently. I personally like the Studio laptops, but would I choose one over a MBP? Probably not, despite the price difference.</p>