Kelly McNeill writes "Apple has a reputation for selling "premium" priced computers. Though the company abandoned this strategy several years ago, the reputation still stands. The reason for this stems from the fact that Apple doesn't allow you to build your own computer from comodity parts. But that doesn't make PCs less expensive... though it does make the Mac less configurable.
But if we're talking solely about price, how does a Mac stack up against a DIY PC if the specs are matched up? Harry Rider submitted the following editorial to osOpinion/osViews which makes the comparison between a low-end model of Apple's newest iMac and a DIY PC."