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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, 05:28 AM
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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.


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post Feb 28 2011, 05:48 AM
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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.


That's just ignorant. Macs are a lot more powerful and durable then any PC. But not in the way 99% of us use them. Macs aren't built for games, or the internet, or, hell, even word. As the rhetoric goes, they are beefy music and art processors - any decent art school has at least a hundred labs filled with the things. Even low budget rock star wanna bees own two or three as part of their overall rig. And yes, a PC is included in that rig, because to get a Mac harddrive with space you need to spend, yet again, 1500. A PC? I spent a hundred on a 1T portable drive. I have two, and I use them between both systems. If you own a Mac for over a month and never push anything more then two icons on the GUI bar, then you've been had. Because here's the secret PC Fanboys wouldn't admit - they own a PC for a lifetime and rarely do more then check their email, troll 4chan and pirate video games. But that's why the PC will always win in the end, because most Mac users do the same exact thing. Only, like everyone else, my laptop was 500. (With a few hundred more for parts to keep up with the kids) My Mac was 2000. It's the same argument people had last millennium - 100 for a console, that does one thing really, really, really well, or a 1000 for a PC that does everything, just a little shitty in a lot of places. It's a trade off. Before you sink into a Mac, you have to ask what you're going to do with it. Are you a comic inker? The next Chemical Romance? No? Then don't waste the money.

ALSO - Macs just work/Macs don't get viruses/Macs have games too - is all marketing bullshit. Don't drink the koolaide.

A better metaphor.

The GT500 version of the Ford Mustang can go from zero to 60 in 4.3 seconds and has an estimated top speed of 155 mph. It costs $48,645 or so. You will only be able to use this car to it's full potential on one stretch of road in Montana. So, you may look more sexy next to the used Camry with the ugly Carmax sticker on the ass on the freeway, but you both can only go 60 and still sit in traffic. Pick your weapon hero.

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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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