Points Off for Windows? Assailing the 'Macs Are More Expensive' Assumption

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Includes: AAPL, DELL, HPQ, MSFT
by: John Paczkowski

Brave guy, Yair Reiner, for singlehandedly assailing the “Macs are more expensive” myth (or truism, depending on your particular worldview).

In a research note on Apple’s new desktops, the Oppenheimer analyst compared, spec-by-spec, the new Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iMac, Dell’s (DELL) XPS One 24 and Hewlett-Packard’s (NYSE:HPQ) TouchSmart IQ800t and concluded that the iMac offers a better value (click on chart below to enlarge).

“A side-by-side comparison suggests the new iMacs match up favorably against Dell and HP’s All-in-Ones on a price-to-performance basis,” Reiner wrote. “For example, the $1,499 model has a faster CPU and RAM with better or comparable graphics, and is still $100-$250 cheaper (though it lacks a TV Tuner, ~$60-$100 upgrade).”

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