Originally Posted by Chris_CA
So the OS and computer had nothing to do with it?
They switched only because you were so compelling?
People do not want to switch to Mac:
1) because it is expensive (1300-2000 euros) (compare to PC: 400-600 euro (both are computers as people see it))
2) because they are "afraid" of new (to move from Windows to Mac OS X)
so somebody need to convince them that it is a good move!
If I convince somebody to buy Mac for 1500-2000 euros and than same Mac die after e.g. 13 months (out of warranty) than I am fool!
and like I said:
- I have two 24", C2D 2,16GHz white iMac (2006.) and GPU die on onehttp://getsatisfaction.com/apple/top...d_crash_freeze
(out-of-waranty, I need to pay 250euro for GeForce 7300 256MB in 2009.
- I had 6 Alu iMac 24" so far and 3 of them had problem with screenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOQGmEiGYjw
(1 was out-of-waranty)
for me this is pretty unacceptable, 50% fail rate. So price of Mac is 1500-2000 euro + Apple care at least because hardware is pure crap and there is good chance that something will go wrong with iMac in lifespan of 3 years. And after 3rd year you are on your own !!!
(beside, my girlfriend eMac failed after 3rd year - bad capacitors but luckily I could replace them easily )