But who, pray tell, can afford their overpriced stuff ? Very happy with my box stock Dell i7 with the SSD that I stuck inside her. Nary a problem and does everything that I personally need it to do. Even supports Windows ! I do have a Mac Mini (that I inherited) that has Windows 7 Pro on it running Boot Camp. The wife loves using that because it is hooked up to our 22 inch monitor. 🙂
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.