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#1 ninjahampster

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 11:36 AM

Why are Macs so expensive? I mean take this Mac mini for example, $999, and for what??

Who here owns a Mac and are they really that much better than a PC honestly?
I have never owned one but was considering it, I just don't want to spend $1k+ for something that isn't any better :blink:

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#2 IrishGrimReaper

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 12:14 PM

They're just overpriced. You can get some MAC's that are better specwise than a PC but expect to pay about twice the price. Really they have limited applications to buy one, unless you do some serious video editing and the likes. But even then there's stuff on a PC than you can get to do that.

MAC vs PC debates always end up in flame wars. But in essence, a PC will always be cheaper and usually better. Apple(who make the Mac) excel at marketing to people who want to have the most expensive things even though it really isn't that good. I do admit, Mac's are pretty on the eye, but it doesn't justify paying twice the amount you would for a PC.

And never listen to them MAC adds on youtube either. Watch them cause they're funny but don't take them seriously. If you're considering buying a computer, post it here on BC what you need it for and how much you'll be spending max. There's plenty of people here, me included who'll take a look and put together a build for you.
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 03:08 PM

In my opinion Macs are nothing more than a status symbol. A PC at the same price as a Mac would fly in circles around it.
Much of the reputation of Apple comes from their successful marketing and their use of fallacies in their ads. The reason why there are not many viruses for Mac has nothing to do with being more secure, but simply the fact that hackers are not going to waste their time writing viruses for something with only 9% market share.

Edited by RainbowSix, 06 December 2009 - 03:13 PM.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 04:24 PM

Personally as stated before Macs are like a status symbol, and i would also classify them as a bandwagon product. Nothing about them makes them more secure besides the fact that less people use them. Whether or not they are easier to use i do not know, but many times the only reason someone has a hard time using a PC is because they just don't know how. Also if you ever consider using a PC to play games, many games won't run out of the box on a Mac you normally would have to get some kind of emulator. All in all a mac isn't worth it, you can get a PC at the same price that would be so much better.
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