Why are Apple computers so expensive compared to HP, Acer, Gateway, etc?

I saw an Apple Macbook at The Apple Store for 1500! It only had 2 GB and 150 Memory. Yet at Best Buy you can find a laptop made by HP, Dell, Gateway, with 5 GB with much more memory for around 600-700 dollars. Why don't they sell Apples at Best Buy? Why does Apple have its own fancy store in the mall? Is... show more I saw an Apple Macbook at The Apple Store for 1500! It only had 2 GB and 150 Memory. Yet at Best Buy you can find a laptop made by HP, Dell, Gateway, with 5 GB with much more memory for around 600-700 dollars.

Why don't they sell Apples at Best Buy? Why does Apple have its own fancy store in the mall? Is Apple the BMW of computers?
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