Originally Posted by MonkeyFightingSnake
I have to agree with this. I had to purchase a new laptop this month, and a similarly equipped Dell Studio 16 with i7 and a better screen was $1000 less than the macbook....I was really disappointed. I couldn't justify that price difference.
I have to disagree. I have owned my own business for years, and five years ago ditched all the Windows PC's in the office and moved everything over to Macs. Yes, the Macs cost more to purchase up front, BUT THEY WORK!
When I was running Windoze, every week I had systems down, bogged down with viruses, this and that doesn't work. Have to hire a tech to come in and trouble shoot them and get them running again. Not big enough to have in-house IT staff. I had to pay an employee to do nothing while their system was down. Pissed off customers... This costs a TON of money.
In five years, I have had one issue with a Mac. The power supply went out on an iMac. I drove it to the store and they fixed it that day.
So, I'm sure Dells are cheaper. But, I don't care how cheap it is, a computer that doesn't work is worth NOTHING! In fact, it is a liability. I'm sticking with my Macs. (plus, my employees love them, take better care of them, and show them off to everyone who walks into our office)