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Originally Posted by UrghArgh Your prices are complete nonsense. If the market existed for custom built laptops, the parts would certainly not cost anywhere near the over-inflated cost of Apple...
04-25-2013, 04:30 PM #21
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04-25-2013, 10:05 PM #23
Give people some credit. Most people here who spent the time to read the articles and make an account have played with macs and probably own one or two apple product. Otherwise they wouldn't be here. I myself am a previous owner of a macbook pro but no longer. I only have an iphone and ipad now. Like many here, I love gadgets. From any maker. Even if it's not that useful. I'm here once in a while to read up on what's new and what's coming out next. Design attracts everyone and apple designs very well. I have my eye on a new macbook pro retina in the near future. Mostly because of how nice it looks, not for the OS. And I know ALOT of mac owners out there feel the same way. Not saying most, but ALOT. They look really nice. They are built very solid. The OS, something you have to get used to. If you know how to use a windows computer, you have all the programs you need, all the settings you like, and you can do just about anything with your eyes closed because you know it that well.
Going back to why you spent so much working/fixing a pc, I still don't understand it. My HP and Dell laptops run without issues easily over 4 years each and still going. I install windows OS and programs properly so things run without conflict. Settings are done properly. resources are managed. I think if you don't know what you are doing and don't know how the softwares and tweaks you make conflict with other softwares, you are going to get errors. Sure, you shouldn't need to do so much attention paying just to run a computer but keep in mind a computer is not a simple thing. The software you are running is one software, made to run on many many different hardwares and softwares. You can't predict every issue.
Mac OS is designed to run only on their hardware and no other. It's designed for people who are not really technical people. The OS is an easy to use and pre configured software. They remove many custom settings so you can't mess things up. Easy to use doesn't mean not powerful. The design of the software for a specific hardware makes the machine pretty smooth. Open up the OS and make it available to install on any computer, it is bound to have the same issues as any universal OS.
If some of you are still arguing that PC are less reliable and fail so often, ask yourself why do most, if not all corp, agencies, retails still use PC as their main computer system? If they have so many issues and break down alot, it's not really good for business. Replacement cost and most costly of all, downtime, is a major thing. Money is not an issue for them if you think they are not buying mac cause it cost too much. Keep in mind that a similar spec and similar build quality PC cost just as much as a mac so the cost argument is out. With so so many PC out there running and managing critical operations, it says alot about their reliability.
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04-27-2013, 12:59 PM #26
What is peace of mind worth to you? I know the Mac isn't flawless but do you really think a company who's saving a few hundred dollars per machine (for 400 machines) is really saving money by dumping $1,000,000 a year to deal with cleaning out malware on a regular basis?
Once you think big the cost of maintaining Windows PC's starts to get pretty high.
04-27-2013, 06:29 PM #27