Apple is cheap
Never base your decision to buy something on the price tag.
Look at the TCO - the total cost of ownership.
In those terms, Apple is cheap. Apple laptops are brilliantly over-engineered, so the last for ages. The keyboards are a dream to use - your first TCO saving. Every time you type anything, a good keyboard will help you be faster and more accurate, and reduce fatigue. Add up the savings there.
Apple machines are much cheaper to support - add up the savings there.
Apples machines don't crash, at least hardly ever - each time you have a crash, it costs money.
Most importantly of all. OS/X is designed - not thrown together. That means it is easy to use and navigate. A job that would take ten minutes of frustrated effort on a Windows box, and then need help from support, is likely to take seconds on a Mac. Add up all those, over the life of the machine, and you've saved weeks, or months, of time. You've also reduced you levels of stress, quite probably lengthening your life, and reducing you time off work for depression or burn-out.
Buying a Mac is better than cheap, it makes you more productive and happier, whilst saving you from all the costs that come from bad (or no) design.