Originally Posted by ikonomore
What people often forget with Apple products is that they have resale value.
I paid $1100 for my macbook air, 3 years ago.
I could sell it easily for $700. So total cost for 3 years is $400.
A comparable PC laptop would've cost $700 or so and it'd be worth $200 or so.
YMMV but resale is important and I've done this many times. After buying my dell laptop for $1400, sold it for $75, 4 years later.
That would assume you would want to sell....
I have never sold a computer that I have bought... they either have something go wrong with them and I do not want to fix an old computer or they get old and cannot support the new software or OS...
My current computer is 6 to 8 YO and works OK for me... I have been having some video problems on and off, but as long as it is not very often I can live with it....
But I am sure the value is almost nil....