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#1 DamSexy

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 09:19 AM

im interested in buying a new computer. what would you say is the best make for computers? Apple or Sony?
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Posted 15 May 2005 - 11:47 AM

I have had some really bad experiencs with apple... that's why I still use windows, I wonder what it would be like to use Linux... as for make of the computer, Apple's got that whole computer in a monitor thing going on, which would save alot of space if you're in a cramped space. But, it all depends your OS preference.

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 02:08 PM

I love Sony. It's what I'm currently using. Apple is for the elementary school students, lol.

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 05:40 PM

Yeah, seriously. I remember when I was in elementary school they were trying to teach us how to use computers. The only thing I could do was play a puzzle game with the one-buttoned mouse.

Disgusting.

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 08:27 PM

Dear Phanta,

Apple makes nice computers but if your used to Windows you may find it difficult at the beginning.

Sony is not doing so well. If you are looking for a complete computer with minimal errors and great price.

I would look into eMachines, Gate, or Dell. I hate Dell so you are on your own with that.

Hope that helps,

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 08:29 PM

I have a Dell, and I have no complaints what so ever... lol

IN YOUR FACE junkdk... just kidding (jk)

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#7 TexasAngel67

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 08:32 PM

lol

My brother, my friend, my neighbor, and myself have NO complaints about Sony either. I have never heard a good word about eMachines or Gateway.

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 08:53 PM

All of my posts are on personal or friends experiences.

I build my own computers not relying on one manufacturer.

We have Dell computers on lease at work and they are cheap. The craftsmanship is shoddy and the computer slow.

Why have such an extensive customer service if the computers so are good?

As for Sony, I said they are not doing so well, meaning there sales are low and they just changed their computer division CEO to an American. Which means turbulence in Sony.

I would wait to buy new Sony until they iron out complications.

Positives or negatives in computers are based on opinions and that is mine.

Sorry if I offended you,

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 08:59 PM

I don't think anyone was offended, at least I wasn't.
I gave the opinions and experiences of myself and fellow Sony owners.
No harm, no foul. Just like with ISP's, we all have our stories and experiences to tell.
But advice was asked and it was given. :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 09:37 PM

Well, junk, I do agree that crApple makes a good computer if you're not used to windows.

I think THIS may settle the issue.

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 10:05 PM

LMAO!

hehe @ boat anchor

I've never owned one and thanks to this guy, I never will.

Nice drop kick, Hunter Kressel (just guessing at the spelling).

Thanks for sharing and for the laughs, Phantasmagoria!

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 10:20 AM

I can put in a few good words for eMachines and some bad words for Dell.

Dell uses proprietary hardware - you need a part, you get it from them, and they charge a lot. eMachines, for the most part, use parts that can be replaced off-the-shelf. Power supply looks normal. Memory is standard. Case looks like a normal case.

Dell sounds as though they have good deals, until you realize what you're getting. Usually, you get one fan in the entire machine that does the duty of cooling the processor and the case and everything in it. They use slow memory (usually PC2100) and you won't be getting an 800mhz frontside bus or Dual-Channel RAM. Dell usually comes with onboard video and too little memory.

IMHO, you would be better off checking out computer magazines such as Computer Shopper for machines with better parts. Or get one built at a reputable computer store to your specifications. Stay away from cheap cases and motherboards - they don't hold up well.

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 11:38 AM

If a recent new post by the original poster of this thread is any sign, then the decision has been made and they are going with Apple.

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 11:40 AM

ye im going with apple but i dnt know which one to buy?
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Posted 17 May 2005 - 11:33 PM

Dear Phanta,

That was a great video...I am still smiling. Thanks.

Although, it was a good video supposedly done on a Mac and you can rant about the same for any computer.

We have all been there!

Now Sexy, a friend of mine bought the new G5 Mac after I told him to go with a G4 powerbook. Needless to say he had, has, and will have problems.

Apple's work very differently than IBM clones. Oh just to throw you, IBM makes the G5 processor for Apple.

My friend has taken the mindset of a clone PC to Apple and that cannot be done.

If you are in the market for a Laptop, go with a G4 Powerbook in any configuration that fits your price range.

If you are in the market for a desktop, I would wait just a little longer if you want to go G5 processor. Let Apple iron out the bugs. What I hear is that Apple has a better G5 coming out soon.

Keep an eye out for that.

Hope that helps,

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