Originally Posted by skatman
Apple build quality is as shitty as any other brand which uses south east asian sweatshops as their OEM. Because... Apple builds their stuff in south east asian sweatshops.
Apples aren't really more expensive. They just don't have any stripper models and they don't trash their computers with adware.
I'm really getting tired of this traditional american xenophobia. Yeah, there used to be a time when just about anything in Japan/Asia was poorly designed and constructed. Now, however, they're more than rivaling domestic car manufacturers, and have owned the electronics market for over a decade.
Have you seen some of the assembly lines they have in China? We're not talking dirt floors and no air conditioning. China currently has an extreme excess of labor, and they're using that to their advantage. I work in a lab full of chinese students, and although they'll admit that although current living standards aren't used to what we have in the west, they're quite confident that given their powerful workforce, they'll soon have a tech-driven economy to rival that of ours.
Also interesting are their feelings on the current communist regime: "Eh, it's only one more form of government in our six thousand year history."