We paid $1552 each for our last batch of Macintosh computers (27 of them).
Apple doesn't "practically give them away". The best deal to schools on the
new iMac is $1150. We could have purchased generic PC's for $1000. It sells
to general public for about $1250. Again, education customers aren't
getting a much better deal. If Macs have a strong education market, it is
due to useability, longevity, and an elegant interface.
I'm not chiding you for your statement. It is common thinking, outside of
the education scene, that Apple caters to schools. They do, but not
necessarily on price. Thank you.
South Ripley Elementary School
1568 South Benham Road
Versailles, IN 47042 812-689-5383