Originally Posted by hrosvit
It is true that a Mac laptop and a comparably equipped Windows laptop are in the same ballpark. But Windows laptops are also available in much less "robust" setups, at a significantly lower price point. And, unless she's starting her own space program, those less robust (and cheaper) machines would be more than sufficient. Apple has no such "lesser" options.
Yes, that was precisely the point I was making. Apple laptops are great - no doubt about it - but Apple don't give you the option of buying a low-end laptop for basic use, at a low price. Windows laptops do give you that option.