Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mac vs. PC cost comparisons

Over the next few weeks, we'll look at various pieces that discuss Mac vs. PC cost comparisons, then I'll explain my obvious conclusion. After all, there is no ROI calculation until we establish I.

Take a look at a consumer viewpoint from MyFirstMac:

So what is the real deal with the cost of the Mac versus an equivalent PC these days? Well, the real issue is that the question can be framed so many ways, you can support both sides. Do you just compare the number on the receipt for the computer? What about including the cost of anti-spyware and virus software with subscriptions that PC buyers are advised to get? Or should you look at total cost of ownership (TCO) that includes the amount of downtime and professional support that might be required to keep your computer operational? How about resale value? Should you back number that out? You can see that even getting the right question can be quite a furball. (Full Article here)

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