Originally Posted by extremeskater
That is a total bullshit statement. Apple doesn't use anything that is any higher quality them most other companies.
I have no issue if people want to say they spend extra for Apple products because they like the experience, ecosystem or that they simply think Apple products are cool.
Its total bullshit to say they last longer or are somehow higher quality. You can go down the list of OEM's that Apple uses and it isn't any different then anyone else.
I know many people with Acer laptops that are just as old as my MBP and working just fine.
Its not bullshit. Apple isnt even the best way example of looking at quality Its easier to look at Dell or HP to see how quality can affect the price. You can find machines with basically the same performance that have wildly different costs due to construction, drivers and the quality of the components, even though they seem identical to other components when looking at a simple spec list.
Since Apple was brought up Ill use them since I dont have the time or interest in doing an extensive cross-compartive of Dell or HP products.Displays
Apple doesnt use the highest PPI that can be found on the market today, but when they do offer are brighter backlights and higher quality TN TFT panels compared to their competition.
Most notebooks use a trackpad, but that doesnt make them equal. Apples trackpad is more sensitive and more accurate than any Ive seen on notebooks. Simply having that word on a checklist doesnt make them equal. Apple use of glass over the trackpad keeps it feeling and looking good after excessive use.
On top of that, they have drivers that work. This is an area where many vendors (and users) completely ignore the concept of quality. Take the HP Envys. They employed the huge, multi-touch trackpad but it was repeatedly reviewed as unusable, that youd have to use an external mouse to feasibly use the machine. Thats crazy, thats not quality! I assume they made this somewhat better in future updates, but this was a shipping model with a complete lack of quality in the trackpad drivers. I dont recall Apple having that issue with their first multi-touch trackpads.OS
AnandTech has also repeatedly tested machines for their usage on a single charge. Apples products win. Even on the Macs with Bootcamp running Mac OS X bests Windows. How is this not a sign of quality?Customer Service
I never feel like Im taking a risk when buying an Apple product. Ill even spend a little extra in their stores for 3rd-party products because I know if there is an issue all CE will be fualty for someone, somewhere they will deal with it in a way I appreciate. They dont even care if you bought it online or at a different B&M store, which is something Ive had issue with in the past with other large retail chains. I think that is important a sign of quality.Processors
This one isnt verifiable (and Im only throwing it in there because I think its interesting): there are many deep into the tech world that have suspected that Apple gets premium components within batches. Even items that are made on an assembly line and of the same model number are not the same
. With something as complex as microprocessors its possible that power consumption, while still within spec, could be at the high-end. Its suspected that Apple is buying the product that is consuming less power. Again, this cant be verified, its only been speculated, but if true its another aspect of quality that wont be noticed when looking at a model number.Conclusion
How is this possible if Apple isnt focusing on the quality of their products?