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Old 05-21-2012, 11:31 AM   #1
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Some of my views on why I think people think a bit too highly of Apple's computers.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:48 PM   #2
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Well, to start with, the “Mac vs. PC” campaign is hilarious for multiple reasons. When Macintoshes were introduced, they were supposed to be the personal computer, making them more of a PC than the “wintel” (IBM PC-type) computers, even though they are less personal than any Windows/Linux-based computer, which come in multiple varieties, and possess infinite customization. This makes a Mac seem more like an appliance than an actual computer, which would be fine if the price agreed with this idea.
Less personal? The naming scheme was created simply to differentiate the two.

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The arguments used by Apple fans are either not valid anymore or simply not important, yet they continue to shout them from every mountain to claim their brands superiority. Apple computers are like Oakley glasses; they don’t offer any functionality that is superior to a pair of $15 shades from Wal-Mart, nor are they of superior build quality.
I'm willing to guess you've never actually owned a Mac and you're simply basing your accusations on stereotypes and word-of-mouth rather than on first hand experience.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:08 AM   #3
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Well, I guess here we go...

The Blargh - Why Tandyman100 thinks the Apple Macintosh is overhyped

Some of my views on why I think people think a bit too highly of Apple's computers.
I think you underestimate the Macs, like 01001010 stated, guessing you never owned or used a Mac.
They are quite good computers to have.
A lot of big companies/Businesses use Macs for one simple rule "Reliability".
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When I bought my Macbook Pro in summer 2010, it was £999, for this price I could've got a slightly up-spec laptop, but it it would not have the same integration with my Phone, the same battery life, the same safety charger, the same portability, the same usability or hold it's value as well.

Macbooks for years ago still go for 500-700 quid.
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My Mum brought an iMac because our old computer crashed and she had enough of windows and she loves it and said that she wouldnt go back to using windows and now she wants to replace her windows laptop with a mac bookpro...
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Macs are the reason why catering for user experience is not just about putting together the next high performance parts. This is an important shift for the computer industry. I don't think they are overhyped.
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^ Exactly.
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If I want a PC with limited functionality thats quick, I'll put Ubuntu on it, not pay $1000+ for a Mac
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Wow, aren't you clever.

For what it's worth, Ubuntu isn't user friendly enough for the mainstream consumer.
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Firstly, Apple help to keep the other PC manufacturer's prices down. Apple is the only proper competition to Microsoft; without them Microsoft could just pile on the price and give uptrying because they'd be the only ones in the market. Competition drives innovation, it also drives prices down.

There's a reason that Macs are expensive, if you owned one you'd know why. There's a whole lot of little things that add up.
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I have owned one, used them a lot.

From my experience they freeze up more than Windows does, but as the Mac 'Loading/Not responding' mouse icon seem to be the same, people claim it's loading, whereas on a Windows machine, the Mac users moan that it's not respinding.
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I've had my macbook since it was the latest model (July 2010), never once has it frozen, hung, crashed, overheated or bombed out for no reason.

Cant have used one that recently if you think it's less stable than Windows.
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Ok, I say the following as a windows fan-boy:

I will never buy a mac. I love being able to grab any motherboard and any processor and throwing whatever I want on it without having to worry about compatibility with the OS. Basically, I like being able to design and build from the ground up. Short of selection options on Apple's website you can't really "build" it your self.

That said, any professional needs to acknowledge that Macs have their uses. They have a simple UI and because of their control on parts very high reliability. They are great work stations and laptops that do a great job with multi-media applications.
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It should be pointed out the OP has yet to return and comment on this post.
Also, this is heading towards a Windows vs Mac debate and we all know how those end.
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The way I look at it is like this:
You buy what you think you will be comfortable with and what can do the job you intend to use it for. Apple has a leg up on video and music composing and editting. PC's have a leg up on grunt work and gaming.
Just a matter of what fills the need...
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OP is an asshat for subtly starting ANOTHER Mac Vs. PC thread.
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We could go on forever about why Macs suck, or why PCs suck; but it's a Cheddar Vs. Edam discussion, no one will ever Win. Fanboys are fanboys; computer bisexuals like myself like to use both for different things. You'll never convince me either is better or either is worse; you'll never convince a windows fanboy that Macs have their uses; just like you'll never convince a republican that Obama ain't all that bad.
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Again that is not my opinion as I don’t care if you use Windows, Mac or Linux as they all have their flaws, just please don’t push your opinion as you sound like a Windows Fanboy!
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you'll never convince a windows fanboy that Macs have their uses;
Just ignoring my post are we?
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OP is an asshat for subtly starting ANOTHER Mac Vs. PC thread.
Well this forum does need a bit of traffic, and there's nothing like a controversial thread to create it...

Almost every OS is overhyped - apart from my favourite, MS-DOS 4. Still use it exclusively on my i7 box, there's nothing like it for speed, efficiency and modern features. Admittedly it can't run modern games well, but there's always room for old favourites, right?
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