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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 Mar 1 2011, 11:00 PM
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QUOTE (Massacre @ Feb 28 2011, 09:05 PM) *
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.

HP are infamous for weak PSUs.

What is the so called bridge-testing? You test what gets fried, but isn't that like torching your house to see what part of it burn down quickest?


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post Mar 2 2011, 12:58 AM
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What is the so called bridge-testing? You test what gets fried, but isn't that like torching your house to see what part of it burn down quickest?

This. Also, I have mistakenly called it a bridge test multiple times now. It's a bench test.


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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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