Need a new computer Apple or PC
Posted Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:02 PM
Posted Sat Nov 23, 2013 02:05 PM
Posted Sat Nov 23, 2013 05:40 PM
Agree with Rose! I am computer tech too and work on support for both - Apple Mac's and Windows PC's. I would suggest PC just because it's cheaper to get it fixed. You can get spare parts everywhere for much less than Apple spare parts.
Posted Sat Nov 23, 2013 06:26 PM
Posted Sat Nov 23, 2013 08:32 PM
Posted Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:14 PM
Posted Sun Nov 24, 2013 03:29 AM
Posted Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:46 AM
Outdated computers tend to be the most useful. I have a server, it's motherboard came out when Sims 2 came out.
Posted Sun Nov 24, 2013 02:55 PM
Posted Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:28 PM
AND BELIEVE ME, I'm not one of those 120 pound guys wearing black turtle necks with those designer-euro glasses sipping a soy non-fat non-dairy soy chai latte in a Starbucks lounge reading art history revisionism on their Macs.
Since the late 1990's until January of 2009 I've used notebooks from Dell, HP, etc. Always PC. And like clockwork, Once they get to one year old, they start working crappy...some of it was from viruses/trojans and whatnot, but a lot of it was from just being a piece of crap. I always found myself having to buy a new laptop every year or year and a half. Consistently. I was kind of ok with it, as they were always $500-$700....while Macs were typically $1200 or more.
But in January of 2009, my wife and I decided we were tired of having to get notebooks all the time. We looked at Macbooks, and weren't thrilled with their price tags. Too high...so we looked for slightly used ones....holy shit! They're not much less than new ones! And just for shits and giggles, we looked for more-than-slightly-used ones. Lo and behold, they were still more than new PC notebooks.
"Why is this?", we asked....
So yada yada yada and a week's worth of research later, we found out : Macbooks are better than PC notebooks. We bought a base model Macbook for $1200 in January 2009.....
....and it's that 5 year old Macbook that I'm typing on right now.
I never have viruses, never have issues, although I did replaced the power cord once in 5 years. AppleCare is absolutely great. When my daughter was little, she rolled a big-ass cylindrical magnet on top of the Macbook. (Magnets destroy hard drives)....I called AppleCare, and they told me to take to the Apple store by my house or ship the Macbook in...either way, and they'd replace the hard drive for free.
Long story short : Better customer service with Apple than I've ever had with HP, Dell, etc... And instead of spending approximately $3000 for 5 notebooks over 5 years, I spent $1200 on a Macbook that's still going strong after 5 years. We're going to hand this one down to the kiddos and get a new one soon. And I can type up stuff an save it in .doc format or .rtf format, so no compatibility problems.
I vote Mac, but only based on my personal experience.
This post has been edited by ilyushin: Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:34 PM
Posted Mon Nov 25, 2013 04:02 AM
Until 2010, I wouldn't touch an Apple. My HP Desktop and HP Laptop both went out within 2 weeks. I lost 7 years of data overnight! Thank the Lord I had an external hard drive and it had been updated about a month earlier. After extensive research, I won't touch it without the Apple Logo on it. Am I an Apple whore? Yes....but what a ride they give.
3 years, not a single issue and each platform will last 10-15 years with software upgrades. In my opinion, they are worth every penny. Until you have one and use it for 6+ months, you won't understand, but when it clicks, it clicks big time!
Apple whore sends...
Posted Mon Nov 25, 2013 06:25 AM
Posted Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:24 AM
good luck (i'm in the electronics biz)
Posted Mon Nov 25, 2013 02:26 PM