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Severus Snape
post Feb 28 2011, 12:07 AM
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...to a Mac. That's right - I have finally had enough.

We moved to Vegas about a month ago, and during the move the old PC died. Just up and freaking died. Not sure if it's the power source or the motherboard, but it won't fire up. So I decided to buy an HP Touchsmart, and it was a decent rig. Got it last Monday (the 21st). So I get it home and set up, and it starts to lock up on me. Constantly. During initial setup, and logging on, and logging off, and shutting down, and surfing the internet, and generally whenever it feels like it. So yesterday (the 26th) I spend 45 minutes on the phone with HP's tech support only to be told that the only option is to send it back so they can fix it. How long will that take, I ask. 4-6 weeks. Wait - I don't have another personal machine, and I have to wait 4-6 weeks to get the one I just bought fixed? Forget you. I told them I would just return it and they can refund my money (which they said they would seeing as how new it is).

So I'm trying to figure out what to do, and I decided I'd had enough. Time to switch to a Mac. Went to the apple store at Town Square in Vegas with $1500 and I walked out with an iMac. And I love it. 500 GB HD, 4 GB RAM, DVD Burner, 21.5 inch monitor. It's nice to have a machine that actually works for a change. I don't know why I didn't do this years ago.

Any other Mac converts out there? Anybody else get sick of owning a PC and went to a Mac?


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post Feb 28 2011, 07:58 AM
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QUOTE (Severus Snape @ Feb 28 2011, 01:07 AM) *
...to a Mac. That's right - I have finally had enough.

Congrats. I have never owned a Mac and I won't own one anytime soon, but I do not doubt that they are good computers.

Did you never consider getting a PC with another Operating system? I use Windows and I want to try Linux some time. Windows is so bloated and resource hungry. How is Mac OS in comparison?


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post Feb 28 2011, 03:31 PM
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QUOTE (Massacre @ Feb 28 2011, 12:28 AM) *
My $600 built-from-scratch PC is better than a $1500 Mac, and so was the $800 PC that it used to be. So technically, for $1400 I got two PC's for less than the cost of a Mac with weaker specs than either of them. Macs might be alright computers, but not at those prices.

And after a pre-made PC died on me, and considering how easy it was to build a new one, I'll never buy a computer again, I'll just build my own, assuming my beloved PC ever dies on me.

Question for you: Did you replace your $600 machine because it died? If so, then you spent the exact same amount on 2 machines that I did for 1. And the reason you did that was because one of them died - after spending $600 on parts, time to build, time to update the bios and every driver and every other thing that Microsoft "forgets" to tell you that you'll need to update to get about 75% productivity out of the machine.

Don't get me wrong - the PC that died during our move was a custom build that I put together for about $900. A little expensive, but when you compare what I spent to build it vs. what a machine (back in 2007) would have cost pre-made, it was a good deal. But it died on me for some reason that I just cannot figure out. So I bought a new one at a great price (and the specs on the Touchsmart are pretty amazing), and it wouldn't work. So I've had it with MS, and went with a Mac.

In essence, I got 1 machine that works at about 95% of optimum for the same price that you paid (parts only - not time or energy) for 2 machines that don't work as well. Now, this is just my opinion as I don't know what problems you may or may not have with your current rigs. But I know I won't have to worry about viruses, spyware, adware, malware, lockups, freezes, rebooting, and generally things not working. And that's what makes the price acceptable - peace of mind. Knowing that when I want to use my machine - no matter what I'm using it for - that it will just work without problem. And that's something you can't put a price tag on.

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QUOTE (Severus Snape @ Feb 28 2011, 01:07 AM) *
...to a Mac. That's right - I have finally had enough.

Congrats. I have never owned a Mac and I won't own one anytime soon, but I do not doubt that they are good computers.

Did you never consider getting a PC with another Operating system? I use Windows and I want to try Linux some time. Windows is so bloated and resource hungry. How is Mac OS in comparison?

During the build of my last rig, I tried installing Ubuntu and it wouldn't take. I never figured out why, either. I tried installing it a couple times, and it wouldn't install properly. Very probably it was user error, but I gave up and installed Media Center.

As to how the Mac OS is in comparison to Windows...I can't answer that yet. I've only had it a couple days, so I haven't been able to fully dive into it and see what it's like when you look at resources and management and all that.


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post Feb 28 2011, 08:05 PM
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QUOTE (Massacre @ Feb 28 2011, 12:28 AM) *
My $600 built-from-scratch PC is better than a $1500 Mac, and so was the $800 PC that it used to be. So technically, for $1400 I got two PC's for less than the cost of a Mac with weaker specs than either of them. Macs might be alright computers, but not at those prices.

And after a pre-made PC died on me, and considering how easy it was to build a new one, I'll never buy a computer again, I'll just build my own, assuming my beloved PC ever dies on me.

Question for you: Did you replace your $600 machine because it died? If so, then you spent the exact same amount on 2 machines that I did for 1. And the reason you did that was because one of them died - after spending $600 on parts, time to build, time to update the bios and every driver and every other thing that Microsoft "forgets" to tell you that you'll need to update to get about 75% productivity out of the machine.

Don't get me wrong - the PC that died during our move was a custom build that I put together for about $900. A little expensive, but when you compare what I spent to build it vs. what a machine (back in 2007) would have cost pre-made, it was a good deal. But it died on me for some reason that I just cannot figure out. So I bought a new one at a great price (and the specs on the Touchsmart are pretty amazing), and it wouldn't work. So I've had it with MS, and went with a Mac.

In essence, I got 1 machine that works at about 95% of optimum for the same price that you paid (parts only - not time or energy) for 2 machines that don't work as well. Now, this is just my opinion as I don't know what problems you may or may not have with your current rigs. But I know I won't have to worry about viruses, spyware, adware, malware, lockups, freezes, rebooting, and generally things not working. And that's what makes the price acceptable - peace of mind. Knowing that when I want to use my machine - no matter what I'm using it for - that it will just work without problem. And that's something you can't put a price tag on.

I didn't know much about fixing computers back when my initial PC started having problems, so yeah, it died, but it would still be running had I been able to recognize that my power supply was too weak. $70 power supply, and it would still be running. It was HP's fault in the long run for using a bare-minimum power supply (though buying an HP in the first place wasn't the best idea), but it was my fault it ever got to that point in the first place, and the power supply might have held out if I didn't use my PC 12 hours a day.

My current PC has no problems at all, works just as well as any Mac (or better, since most people likely don't use their Macs 12 or more hours a day), and there was no time or energy involved in building it; I've put together jigsaw puzzles that gave me more trouble. The thing that took the longest was bridge-testing the parts to see what fried when the power supply gave out, which took about five minutes.

If you love your Mac and couldn't fix your old rig (Was the problem hardware or software?), fine, but I've only had one problem with my old PC, and it was hardware, not software. I've had no problems with Windows, so HP's on my blacklist, not Microsoft.

I look at PC-to-Mac converts like I look at people who say Fallout: New Vegas is glitched beyond playability. You may have had problems, but I haven't had any problems on my end. I guess I just have good luck with things like this.


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- Severus Snape   I have finally switched over...   Feb 28 2011, 12:07 AM
- - Qdeathstar   no.   Feb 28 2011, 12:40 AM
- - Heartless   I have a mac. And I still think you're the AID...   Feb 28 2011, 02:19 AM
- - Qdeathstar   Meh,i can't see wasting 1500 dollars on a 800 ...   Feb 28 2011, 04:51 AM
- - Massacre   My $600 built-from-scratch PC is better than ...   Feb 28 2011, 05:28 AM
|- - Heartless   QUOTE (Massacre @ Feb 28 2011, 12:28 AM) ...   Feb 28 2011, 05:48 AM
- - Qdeathstar   its not that apple computers are more powerful, bu...   Feb 28 2011, 06:30 AM
|- - Heartless   QUOTE (Qdeathstar @ Feb 28 2011, 01:30 AM...   Feb 28 2011, 06:46 AM
- - demon   QUOTE (Severus Snape @ Feb 28 2011, 01:07...   Feb 28 2011, 07:58 AM
|- - Severus Snape   QUOTE (Massacre @ Feb 28 2011, 12:28 AM) ...   Feb 28 2011, 03:31 PM
|- - Massacre   QUOTE (Severus Snape @ Feb 28 2011, 10:31...   Feb 28 2011, 08:05 PM
|- - Edgecrusher   QUOTE (Severus Snape @ Feb 28 2011, 03:31...   Mar 1 2011, 11:02 AM
- - Tranque   Hip. Now you can walk around with an acoustic guit...   Feb 28 2011, 03:21 PM
- - DuPz0r   Mac's are only good at one thing. Looking fash...   Mar 1 2011, 08:30 PM
- - demon   QUOTE (Massacre @ Feb 28 2011, 09:05 PM) ...   Mar 1 2011, 11:00 PM
|- - Massacre   QUOTE (demon @ Mar 1 2011, 06:00 PM) What...   Mar 2 2011, 12:58 AM
|- - demon   QUOTE (Massacre @ Mar 2 2011, 01:58 AM) Q...   Mar 2 2011, 08:49 AM
- - King Kenny   meh macs dont really interest me, got to have a me...   Mar 2 2011, 12:02 AM
- - Qdeathstar   QUOTE (DuPz0r @ Mar 1 2011, 09:30 PM) Mac...   Mar 2 2011, 12:07 AM


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