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    This is the new Macbook Pro (http://www.apple.com/uk/macbook-pro/#macbookpro) which is pretty damn cool! It has a retina display, larger screen and whole new features. Yet currently is there a PC or something that could match the stats of this awesome machine?

    Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/11/m...chart/?m=false compares the stats of last years Macbook Pro with this years and right now it's looking a little bit cheaper than the starting price from last year. Yet I honestly believe there's a pc out there that could just be equally as good and even less expensive. I do love macs but other computers can be equally as good in their own right.
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    IBM PC model 5150 from 1981 is the nearest equivalent of the Macbook pro but it has slightly better hardware.
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    (Original post by welshmun)
    This is the new Macbook Pro (http://www.apple.com/uk/macbook-pro/#macbookpro) which is pretty damn cool! It has a retina display, larger screen and whole new features. Yet currently is there a PC or something that could match the stats of this awesome machine?

    Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/11/m...chart/?m=false compares the stats of last years Macbook Pro with this years and right now it's looking a little bit cheaper than the starting price from last year. Yet I honestly believe there's a pc out there that could just be equally as good and even less expensive. I do love macs but other computers can be equally as good in their own right.
    That's comparing the Macbook Air not the Pro............................. .........plus if your talking about a PC than you could definitely build one to the same standard and even better.............depends, building a desktop version to out do it wouldn't be too hard, but building a laptop would certainly be much harder.
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    It depends really on what particular specs of the new MacBook pro you are wanting to compare with.

    As the new retina MacBook pro has a retina display which has the highest resolution screen available, there is really no equivalent to that screen and this is one of the major unique selling points of the retina MacBook Pro. Another selling point is with regards to the thickness, or rather, how slim the notebook is, especially when taking into consideration how much power the retina MacBook pro has.

    In terms of anything else, other than the screen, the thickness and the operating system, then yes, there are alternative options available. However, bear in mind that you may not get the same level of build quality and service from alternative manufacturers as you may from Apple (speaking from a general perspective).


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    (Original post by welshmun)
    This is the new Macbook Pro (http://www.apple.com/uk/macbook-pro/#macbookpro) which is pretty damn cool! It has a retina display, larger screen and whole new features. Yet currently is there a PC or something that could match the stats of this awesome machine?
    Larger screen? Last time I checked it was still 15'' for something that cost £1500.

    And yes, any PC can easily outmatch the 'stats' of a Mac. Well, not any PC, but there are many that are both superior and cheaper.

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