Are Macs More Expensive? I did a little research and compared Dell's most comparable model to Apple's new Mac Book pro. Dell Studio 17 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5Ghz 899Mhz FSB 17 inch WLED display 3GB Memory 250GB HD @ 5400RPM 256MB ATI RADEON HD 3650 CD/DVD Burner 4 USB 2.0 Ports Ethernet 8-1 Media Card Reader HDMI Port Dual headphone jacks and Mic Backlit Keyboard Windows Vista Home Premium TOTAL: $1399 Macbook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 1066Mhz FSB 15 Inch LED scren 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x1GB (memory) 250GB HD @ 5400 NVIDIA GeForce 9400M +9600M GT with 256MB SuperDrive 8x (DVDÂ±R DL/DVDÂ±RW/CD-RW) Ethernet/Firewire 2 USBS 2.0 ports Mini Display Port Express Card/34 Audio In/Out Backlit keyboard Mac OSX TOTAL $1999 Bottom line: The Dell is $600 cheaper and you both loose and gain things. You loose some processing and graphics power (maybe not a noticeable amount, depends on what you're doing) but you can a bigger screen and several ports. You also have to put up with Windows haha. But, $600 isn't chump change. So, Macs it would seem, are a bit overpriced for what you get.