quote: nobody can beat iPad or Macbook Air on price without comprising on quality
quote: If you really think that... all that can be explained as being the result of just 'marketing and and branding'
quote: Branding is a big deal for Apple but it is definitely not the only reason for their success.
quote: I have yet to find a comparable Windows laptop...
quote: blah, blah, To you though, I'm a sheep, because I made a choice, blah, blah
quote: That statement is at the very least misleading. Manufacturers can "compromise" in a number of areas that don't affect "quality". For instance, I'm perfectly happy to have a plastic shell and a TFT screen on my laptop if that means I save $600 - $700. To you that may be "compromising on quality" to me and many others it's "stuff that I don't want to pay $600 for".