I could replace the entire motherboard, CPU, video card and HD on the old PC for less than that $625!<br><br>Sure you could but the fact of the matter is 99% of all computer users can't even install their own OS, never mind opening the scary box and replacing parts themselves.<br><br>The expertise in this forum is an anomaly, not the norm. The only people who might get upset about the high cost of Mac parts are a handful of computer geeks who are capable of their own repairs. The rest of the world buys Apple Care, if they are smart.<br><br>How many ordinary PC users get their machines repaired when there is a major hardware failure? None that I know of. It's off to the trash then down to the local Best Buy or whatever for a new machine.<br><br>