The Apple Tax angers me
I do love my MacBook Pro. It’s three years old and has taken a beating, but it still works extremely well. I’m still on Tiger, not seeing any huge reason to go to Leopard. I’ve had a few problems (like with the wireless in my house, which is still janky).
I have noticed that the adaptor wasn’t working as well as it should be. Sometimes the charge light would go off all a sudden, and when it did stay on, it seemed to take forever to charge the battery. Finally, on Monday, Gina emails me and says that it just shut off while plugged in. So it had finally died.
I made it to the local Apple Store to get a new one. I was expecting something around $30, maybe $50 at the most. The final price? $80! What? $80! Why? Why?
A quick google shows that a Dell adaptor is around $30. So I expected a premium, but not twice as much! I love the OS, and the community, but their lock on the hardware may just drive me to get a Linux-power notebook next time.
One Response to “The Apple Tax angers me”
Leave a Reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.