re: The new MacBook Pros are overpriced VIEW POST

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I am a life long windows + linux user. Last while buying a new laptop I had the exact dilemma, weather to go with a overpriced macbook pro or a beautiful dell xps.
After thinking for months I came up with these points.

  • Linux is awesome, but I hate most of the WM.
  • Windows 10 is great but WSL is pain to work with.
  • MacOS is pricy but has what I need to work.

... and i bought a macbook pro. As for me I just wanted a portable machine that just works.

Note: In Bangladesh the almost same spec of dell xps and mbp has the price difference of 200$. The pricing of these high end laptops are much more expensive here.

 

Linux is awesome, but I hate most of the WM.

Me too :-)

Windows 10 is great but WSL is pain to work with.

Why? Because it doesn't integrate with native apps? Anything else?

As for me I just wanted a portable machine that just works.

That's it :)

Note: In Bangladesh the almost same spec of dell xps and mbp has the price difference of 200$. The pricing of these high end laptops are much more expensive here.

I really don't know what pricing policies companies have, sometimes prices vary wildly by country, but it probably also has to do with local cost of life, import tariffs, and so on.

 

I have been writing and debugging Django apps using pycharm for a while, on WSL first I need to install ssh-server, create a virtual environment on wsl then set pycharms python interpreter to remote wsl server. That was the bare minimum for me to get started. Then came some little issues with filesystem watchers and etc. Adding up all of this made the experience quite annoying.

And on pricing, It's not that companies charge too much from Bangladesh but simply suppliers here does not orders expensive thin and light machines like xps, surface pro, MacBook pro in bulk. For the most of the time well-reputed shops buy the laptop from Singapore or USA and send them directly to Bangladesh, That adds a huge cost to the factors. Here the base MacBook pro costs around 1560$.

I have been writing and debugging Django apps using pycharm for a while, on WSL first I need to install ssh-server, create a virtual environment on wsl then set pycharms python interpreter to remote wsl server. That was the bare minimum for me to get started. Then came some little issues with filesystem watchers and etc. Adding up all of this made the experience quite annoying.

That sounds like a lot of hassle :D I didn't give it much of a thought but using WSL also means you have to configure another operating system inside your main one.

Thanks for the info!

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