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Well, it did mention that the rating had less to do with hardware and more to do with the performance of a clean Windows install vs an OEM install, so if someone installs Windows themselves, he should have near Mac-like performance 🙂

Seriously, I don’t believe buying a Mac just for the hardware is a good idea – it’s not that great. You’re obviously paying a lot for the ability to use OS X.

Also, I wish Dell offered the ability to put together a low-end desktop with the option of using an SSD instead of a HDD. I’m looking to build a new computer and wanted to compare the price to Dell’s offerings. Unfortunately, even on the high-end systems, you can only buy an SSD as a second drive.