keep in mind that a PC laptop, while SOMEWHAT equivalent to a MacBook Pro, and more versatile, will still suffer from the problems that a PC has, namely, compatibility issues. Macs are made by the same people who make the Operating System (OS X): Apple.
Microsoft, who makes Windows, does NOT make computers, just the OS (Windows), so they aren't always universally compatible with all PCs, causing issues which end up needing patched (if patchable).
that's not to say that ALL PCs have problems, just that their potential for poor quality is increased.
that being said, the equivalent laptop to the LATEST MacBook Pro would be one with: CPU: Intel Core i7 2.4Ghz or better HDD: 500GB or larger RAM: 4GB DDR3 Dedicated video card Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate 77.5 Wh Battery backlit keyboard integrated webcam and a 1 year warranty
it is impossible to list the laptops available that have all of this, because, unlike Apple laptops, which are finite in count and model, PC laptops are nearly infinite in count, with new ones made everyday by various manufacturers
The "evil" Apple payed over 6 billion in federal income tax, or 1/40 of ALL income tax.
All you supporting Android and Samsung gives money to Korea that copies and sell American inventions without paying a dime in tax. Why? Why do you support non-US companies if you live in US?
Microsoft for example payed 7% tax (compared to Apple's 22% or the "good" Google that sent all its money to Bermuda to avoid tax. You support these companies that have not innovated anything, ever... No wonder you are Howard fans. But even Howard uses Apple stuff. Even HE is enough educated to buy American...
Yeah. I'll believe that when the suicides at the iPhone factory in China stop.
"Doing it's part."
Is their plan to eventually have everyone work in the factory until they all kill themselves and then the labor is forced back to this side of the pond?? That just might work!!
As you can see, they've taken care of the suicide problem at the factories. At least they've taken care of the jumping to their death part of the suicide problem. Suicide nets. The genius is the simplicity.
the amount paid isn't the key point, its the %. they shouldn't get a special break. i don't blame apple though, i blame the politicians who accept their lobby money for favor.
taxes are way too high, and if these large corps had to pay their share, everyone else could pay much less, and that would greatly boost the economy.
but it's silly to choose a product based on what tax they pay.
i don't buy apple, but i'm not yuppie cool