Originally posted by melgross
[B]No. They said that Apple's batteries burned for Apple but they said that Sony's batteries burned for Dell.
If you don't see the difference, then there's no point in discussing this at all.
Well, I didn't catch that. I apologize. That changes things.
That's the point, Apple gets a lot of press, but people tend to remember negative things even more.
I think this varies from what website you read, but Apple gets a lot more good press than bad. Three major website that I read give Apple a lot more good press than bad (ArsT., News.com and OSNews.com).
I'm not saying anything about TV because I never watch it.
That's all true, but it happens to a smaller percentage of people on Macs. We're just more tuned into it. Look where we're talking.
The percentage is unknown, but the argument is flawed. If it happened to a small percentage, why were all batteries recalled? Or iMac power supplies changed? I mean, shit happens, and nobody's perfect, but it's not just a small percentage.
I don't agree there. Over the years I bought several dozen PM's for my company. I only had a problem with one, and it was third party video memory.
PMs are not the only products Apple charges a premium on. About the only product where you actually get a good bang for the buck right now is iMac. All the rest is just overpriced. Good
, but overpriced (I'm not claiming that the pricing is bad.. or unreasonable, just stating a fact).
But I also had bought various Gateway, IBM, Dell, and Compac machines. The failure rates (and lack of stability) was much greater.
As I mentioned, the same thing in our school system.
And I bought various iBooks and they all failed on me. Once the hard-drive, then it was the logic board...
Anyway, my point is, Apple doesn't have that much of a better QC than others. Especially since they pretty much use the same parts. The news coverage may be more negative, but that's a whole different beast.