In locating a new laptop we might look for the fastest CPU, the largest amount of RAM and the biggest hard drive. Hang everything else – performance is paramount.
Not every buyer works this way. Apple has built its Macbook success on selling last year’s hardware by offsetting any (perceived) performance hit with a sleeker shell, an increasingly lower-profile keyboard and a more elegant operating system. As many Alienware owners will attest, beauty remains in the eye of the beholder.
No matter what fibs we might tell ourselves, buying decisions aren’t based on performance alone.… Read the full article