1. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I am still far from conceding that iPCs are more expensive due to their zazziness. For me, two brands of car being manufactured from the same parts, and then being sold by different companies would be more accurate, which is why I used the curious bike/ car analogy, hoping that someone would draw an entirely car-focused analogy, such as yours, allowing me to present the lengthy riposte you now read.

    Your impressive use of the internet to push colourful( audience) images into my face is compelling, the notion that it is enough to bend me at once to your will, misguided. The argument you made lacks an easily readable format. Whatever hypnotic suggestions, and spells, contained within the text did not reach me, as it was too tricky to compare fields.
    Be careful. Amongst all her vast knowledge and other skills, Ms. Rain knows magic...even dark magic...and if you're not careful she may turn your *** into a frog. 😜


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    04-07-2014 08:24 PM
  2. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Be careful. Amongst all her vast knowledge and other skills, Ms. Rain knows magic...even dark magic...and if you're not careful she may turn your *** into a frog. 😜


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    OMG. I just died of laugher! You sir, Are positively excellent at well timed jokes. Though I do have some magic...

    The magic to juggle all my devices without losing any. LOL

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    04-07-2014 09:45 PM
  3. i7guy's Avatar
    I custom build my pcs. They are ugly but functional and stable. I tried using a mac on several occasions and to me it's like driving on the "wrong" side of the road in the UK. Apple builds beautiful products, however I'm a windows person. I bought an iphone but imo, PCs rule.
    04-07-2014 11:50 PM
  4. Haalcyon's Avatar
    It can take a little adjustment getting used to a Mac but once you adjust it's a beautiful thing.


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    04-08-2014 06:15 AM
  5. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I custom build my pcs. They are ugly but functional and stable. I tried using a mac on several occasions and to me it's like driving on the "wrong" side of the road in the UK. Apple builds beautiful products, however I'm a windows person. I bought an iphone but imo, PCs rule.
    That's what I'm worried about. Adjustment to the way they have desktop set up. Of course I think that learning a Mac would be a bit like learning Windows 8. No regular start menu... I didn't realize how much I leaned on that feature.

    I'd heard there is a start menu back on Windows 8? Omg! I'm not doomed after all!

    http://www.extremetech.com/computing...k-to-windows-8

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    04-08-2014 08:21 AM
  6. Haalcyon's Avatar
    That's what I'm worried about. Adjustment to the way they have desktop set up. Of course I think that learning a Mac would be a bit like learning Windows 8. No regular start menu... I didn't realize how much I leaned on that feature.

    I'd heard there is a start menu back on Windows 8? Omg! I'm not doomed after all!

    http://www.extremetech.com/computing...k-to-windows-8

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    I think for you learning a Mac would be like learning how to breath or blink. If you can use Windows I think using OS X is would come naturally and you'd be delighted with how easy things are. Just my opinion.


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    04-08-2014 09:03 AM
  7. goku_vegeta's Avatar
    An equivalent quality Windows PC will cost nearly the same.
    Not necessarily. Dell computers, desktops and laptops alike, are built well, especially the XPS series.

    Also, Toshiba laptops are built quite well. All at a much lower price point than a similarly speced Mac. I believe the reason for the "Apple tax" as it has been dubbed, is really how Apple operates their business, it's based on hardware sales and margins.

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    04-08-2014 09:04 AM
  8. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Not necessarily. Dell computers, desktops and laptops alike, are built well, especially the XPS series.

    Also, Toshiba laptops are built quite well. All at a much lower price point than a similarly speced Mac. I believe the reason for the "Apple tax" as it has been dubbed, is really how Apple operates their business, it's based on hardware sales and margins.

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    It's also not just about the CPU, RAM, SSDs, graphics cards, and OSes. I can't think of any other computer that looks like an iMac or a Mac Pro. Most all-in-one designs are plasticy. ...though there have been some MacBook Pro/Air copies. Whether or not the thoughtful design of Apple computers is of value to you is, of course, subjective. The Mac Pro? Like it or not its unique and the design is thoughtful...not just another rectangular box.


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    04-08-2014 06:40 PM
  9. Dustin Moretz's Avatar
    The best or nothing? You must be joking right XD. The baseline Macbook air costs $900, has a dual core i5 with a base clock of 1.3, thats lower than the i5 in my $450 pc, yes its turbo clocked but still, 2.7 Ghz. It has 4GB of ram, integrated graphics and 128GB SSD. Yes its an SSD, no that does not make a computer insanely expensive,look up some prices. I love the look of OS X, but its too limiting and they charge you up the *** for it, honestly I could get the same computer running Windows for $500. For $900 I'd expect something better than petty integrated graphics
    11-29-2014 09:34 PM
  10. Dustin Moretz's Avatar
    A computer is a tool, not a fashion accessory; and you say most all in one designs are plastic-like? have you seen the HP Sprout? the MSI AG270? I personally don't buy desktops from any company because they are all rip offs but apple takes the cake for most overpriced, I make them but when it comes to a laptop I'd take a quality ROG laptop over any mac because they aren't limited hardware-wise and they too like apple have good support,better to be honest. Apple is overpriced and they have a limited OS, yes they do that on purpose because its aimed at people who don't know how to service their own computers but honestly if you don't know how to fix your computer you shouldn't be buying a computer that costs more than $400
    11-29-2014 09:43 PM
  11. Dustin Moretz's Avatar
    if you want easy get ubuntu, its free too
    11-29-2014 09:45 PM
  12. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    if you want easy get ubuntu, its free too
    Lol


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    11-29-2014 09:50 PM
  13. jmr1015's Avatar
    Having owned a Windows rig that was more expensive than my MacBook, I will say my Mac is more than worth it's price. Mainly for the following reasons.

    Awesome build quality
    Awesome customer service
    Great performance despite "weak" specs, thanks to OS optimization
    Free OS updates
    Cheap or free software through the App Store
    Seamless ecosystem integration with iTunes and iPhone/iPad
    Great reliability
    Relatively maintenance free

    Yes, you can get a computer running Windows with similar or better specs for less money. Same specs doesn't mean same experience. Better specs doesn't mean better experience.
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    11-29-2014 10:07 PM
  14. Speedygi's Avatar
    It's the same with iPhones and Android...Apple's stuff are 'premium'...
    11-30-2014 01:22 AM
  15. LockOnTech's Avatar
    It is almost saying why is a range rover evoque much more expensive than a ford mondeo, apple computers have a unique build quality nearly unmatched by ordinary personal computer. There are many manufacture companies out there that can build a personal computer cheaply or expensive, reliable or unreliable, sloppy or neat. With apple computers I know from personal experience alone that it is a computer I can truly rely on; computer, phone, or tablets and other accessories included.


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    11-30-2014 10:01 AM
  16. akaplan's Avatar
    Apple's computers a really expensive because apple relies on a hoard of devoted zombies to push their products. If you look at the specs on ANY apple decvice, you could easily get somthing much cheaper with the same specs (cough couph pc). The other thing that makes me despise apple is their refusal to let their rediculesly fragile software of their ****ty rigs.
    01-15-2015 05:03 PM
  17. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    Apple's computers a really expensive because apple relies on a hoard of devoted zombies to push their products. If you look at the specs on ANY apple decvice, you could easily get somthing much cheaper with the same specs (cough couph pc). The other thing that makes me despise apple is their refusal to let their rediculesly fragile software of their ****ty rigs.
    Lol, dude, it's just a piece of tech... It's not your mom. It's just a piece of plastic and metal... Getting all worked up over tech is seriously stupid. I understand the urge too because I used to get all bent out of shape about these things... But it's not worth it. Use what you like and let others use what they like.
    01-15-2015 05:11 PM
  18. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    Apple's computers a really expensive because apple relies on a hoard of devoted zombies to push their products. If you look at the specs on ANY apple decvice, you could easily get somthing much cheaper with the same specs (cough couph pc). The other thing that makes me despise apple is their refusal to let their rediculesly fragile software of their ****ty rigs.
    Also, you aren't going to have any credibility when your first post on an Apple forum rakes Apple over the coals over your perceived grip with them, which could be independently proven wrong.
    01-15-2015 05:12 PM
  19. akaplan's Avatar
    It most certainly is NOT a "wonderfull" thing. For one, their graphics card are complete trash, and the processer is shoddy. Apple pushes their producs on two things, beuty and uniqness. Certainly, it might look nice, but it's still unique in its crappieness.
    01-15-2015 05:13 PM
  20. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    It most certainly is NOT a "wonderfull" thing. For one, their graphics card are complete trash, and the processer is shoddy. Apple pushes their producs on two things, beuty and uniqness. Certainly, it might look nice, but it's still unique in its crappieness.
    Have you ever used one?
    01-15-2015 05:14 PM
  21. akaplan's Avatar
    I could most certainly prove it right. Just hand me a specs chart.
    01-15-2015 05:14 PM
  22. akaplan's Avatar
    Why yes, and i never want to again.
    01-15-2015 05:15 PM
  23. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    I could most certainly prove it right. Just hand me a specs chart.
    Specs absolutely mean nothing. Why do iphone perform better than higher speced android phones? OS optimization. The same goes for macs.
    01-15-2015 05:16 PM
  24. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    Why yes, and i never want to again.
    Well then don't use one... End of story. I've had nothing but perfection out of my MacBook Air. It's perfect. And it performs worlds better than windows machines with higher specs.
    01-15-2015 05:17 PM
  25. akaplan's Avatar
    Unique and thoghtfull in squezing money out of unsustpecting people
    01-15-2015 05:20 PM
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