Originally Posted by slapppy
I think I'm correct. I'm a Mac user myself. I will save money to buy a Mac in the future. I just bought a late 08 MBP 2.5ghz myself, iWork, iLife 09. I'd rather wait to save up than buy a PC/Windows box.
The last 3 users I have worked with will not buy a Mac. Despite every nitpicking advantage I have poured over their heads, they cannot justify 2000 for a MBP to a 1000 dollar PC/Windows box that can do almost everything the MBP can. Sure not as elegant, or intuitively but their main concern was dollars. This economic environment cannot justify the purchase of a Mac vs a PC/Windows.
Also Microsoft doesn't have to mention Windows ( afraid of Vista reputation), every PC box has Windows so its a sale for MS.
i agree with you, you are correct. im a half-mac person half-PC person, more mac for personal computing (also i use a windows system for games)
however i want/need a new Mac, mine is old, and it is literally falling apart, as well built as they look, when you actually use one for a lot of years, they hold up about as well as any other big name laptop. and to be honest ive had to bring my mac into the apple store 3 times... but its still a very high quality product, and there is something about the feel of a product being solid that really is good. also the newer unibody ones should prove to be far more reliable than anything else on the market.
but to the point, i really want to replace my mac, but there is a problem, i want a desktop, not a laptop. secondly i want an all-in-one, which at face value isnt a problem. but Apple has fallen behind in this.
i WANT an iMac, but with todays economy, i think im going to end up with something else. most likely the new Dell All-in-one that is releasing this month or next. the reason? cost. no other reason, there is a very large difference when spending teh same amount of money... worth $700+ in differences. in todays world, thats huge.
plus the dell has a multipoint glass touchscreen (similar to the touchscreen on the iPhone)
anyway, im waiting as long as possible, but if apple doesnt blow us away soon with a decent deal, and a new design that can handle more advanced components, then i'll be forced to get a windows 7 based all-in-one... which i really do not want to do.
thats one sale right there. i would spend $300 more on a comparative apple all-in-one. i think thats a fair amount to ask, not $700+.