Mac laptops not as reliable...

Posted:
in General Discussion edited January 2014
...as Asus, Sony or Toshiba, but better than the rest.



visit this page, download the PDF and check out page 6



http://www.squaretrade.com/pages/lap...liability-1109





I think Apple could do better by using a better brand of hard drive.



(and give more matte screen options as they don't break like glass does!)

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MacTripper View Post


    ...as Asus, Sony or Toshiba, but better than the rest.



    visit this page, download the PDF and check out page 6



    http://www.squaretrade.com/pages/lap...liability-1109





    I think Apple could do better by using a better brand of hard drive.



    (and give more matte screen options as they don't break like glass does!)



    I'm always left feeling a little disappointed with some of these studies, because they don't really say what fails. It's like that "85% of Mac users have a Windows PC" survey. First, they only surveyed 2300 owners out of millions. Second, they never said if the PC's were left over from before the switch and never thrown out, or if they were cheap machines purchased for kids, or if they were work-supplied, etc.



    In short, surveys sometimes suck.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,119member
    There's a saying



    "if you torture the numbers enough....they'll say anything"



    It's all a matter of perspective but with any study the sample size must be really

    large if you're going to glean anything from the statistics.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hmurchison View Post


    There's a saying



    "if you torture the numbers enough....they'll say anything"



    It's all a matter of perspective but with any study the sample size must be really

    large if you're going to glean anything from the statistics.



    Yeah, 30,000 is better than 2300, but still rather small given the number of computers out there.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MacTripper View Post


    and give more matte screen options as they don't break like glass does!)



    The glossy bezel on macbooks/pros is polycarb. The LCD panel is glass, but that's the same for any LCD.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Splinemodel View Post


    The glossy bezel on macbooks/pros is polycarb. The LCD panel is glass, but that's the same for any LCD.





    Not the 15" and 17" Mac laptop mattes, least not on the surface.



    I haven't broken a matte LCD to see if it was glass or not, but I broke a brand new MacBook glossy glass screen within the first month of use.



    Perhaps this is attributing to the high breakdown, also it could be that Apple is a American company that they get the second rate parts.
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