Originally Posted by brucep;
5 yr ownership
If you are trying to say that PCs can't last 5 years, you are wrong. Machine that was running XP back in 2001 still runs XP with same performance. I personally have 8 years old laptop and couple of 5+ years old desktops, all heavily used and all in perfect condition.
Macs are in general not dropping price during their shelve lifetime as much as PC parts, thus 2nd hand Macs are also holding price better than 2nd hand PC parts. At the end of this year, I'll be getting ATI 4890 1GB for less money than I paid for nVidia 8800GT 512MB 2 years ago, though ATI should be 3x faster card. It would be unrealistic if I'd expect to sell my 8800GT for big money.
It doesn't do everything I need, thus can't be anything but my 2nd or 3rd computer. Considering that, OS argument is worthless to me.
Another non-argument for me. I am sure hardware in my desktop is of better quality than any iMac, with significantly better performance and lower price. Numbers I have seen posted here in AA forums were showing that number of hardware faults developing in Macs is pretty much the same as number of faults developing in PC brands... not to mention that almost every new generation of Macs is plagued with different problems.
This actually is semi-argument. If iLife is what one needs, it has additional value for sure. While you can replace iLife programs with free or very affordable titles, people are in general lazy and like everything served in front of them. Not my cup of tea, but still.
True, PC requires some vigilance regarding viruses. Having free AV and firewall is again not an issue for me, but I do accept some people prefer to be care free, even if they pay that freedom somewhere else.
My Logitech desktop keyboard is spill-proof, as well as my HP notebook
Already covered - not an argument for me.
Macs look nice but I just hate those side-mounted slot DVDs on iMacs. That being said, my full aluminium Lian Li case looks very nice much as I am concerned, and I love my piano-black LG monitor with proximity sensor and auto-brightness.
For most of people, using computer boils to turning it on, waiting to boot, clicking on application one want to use. How much easier is it on Mac?
Thank you nikon for helping out hert
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APPLE IS CHEAPER THAN ALL OTHER COMPUTERS
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