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#16 Chiragroop

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 09:06 AM

You made a good point there too

 

 

a consumer might be able to find some Windows laptop for UNDER 450 dollars.  Not bad.  Not expensive (relatively).  How does the price compare for MacIntosh laptop?

The problem is when people compare $450 laptop to a $1000+ Macbook and say Macbook (Pro, etc) has better quality. Of course it will be. If people want a fairer comparison, compare it to a $1000+ Windows laptop as well.



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 09:15 AM

The problem is when people compare $450 laptop to a $1000+ Macbook and say Macbook (Pro, etc) has better quality. Of course it will be. If people want a fairer comparison, compare it to a $1000+ Windows laptop as well.

 

 

 

I will respectfully disagree (though I would go a bit higher on the PC than $450).   That's the very reason I personally feel that Macs are grossly overpriced.  You can get many PC laptops of the same general performance specs and build quality as a MacBook for far, far less money.  If you compare a comparably priced PC platform to a Mac it will beat it, hands down, almost every time.  There is way more "bang for the buck" in the Windows PC world.

 

Apple charges a super premium for the Apple name and design (and I'll admit that they have top-notch designers - their stuff always looks good).


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 09:18 AM

 

 

Apple charges a super premium for the Apple name and design (and I'll admit that they have top-notch designers - their stuff always looks good).

 

 Apple ditched ports for USB C and dongles


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 01:23 AM

 

The problem is when people compare $450 laptop to a $1000+ Macbook and say Macbook (Pro, etc) has better quality. Of course it will be. If people want a fairer comparison, compare it to a $1000+ Windows laptop as well.

 

 

 

I will respectfully disagree (though I would go a bit higher on the PC than $450).   That's the very reason I personally feel that Macs are grossly overpriced.  You can get many PC laptops of the same general performance specs and build quality as a MacBook for far, far less money.  If you compare a comparably priced PC platform to a Mac it will beat it, hands down, almost every time.  There is way more "bang for the buck" in the Windows PC world.

 

Apple charges a super premium for the Apple name and design (and I'll admit that they have top-notch designers - their stuff always looks good).

 

Here is a little personal experience to help support that.

I live with two Windows Vista Operating System computers of now 10 years old, one of them was about 700 dollars and the other was about 600 dollars, and these both still work very very well.

I also have a two year old laptop (Windows 10), which cost upon purchase, less than 300 dollars, and it too works very, very well.

The ACTUAL quality of these three computers, I do not know.  I only know that they work with no real trouble.  Also, 600 dollars is probably not too expensive for a laptop Windows computer; and 300 dollar price is further LESS EXPENSIVE.  

 

GIven that experience as a user, justifying some "Mac" for 1000+ dollars is difficult to do.



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Posted 15 September 2018 - 11:20 PM

The thing is this is not the same Apple as it was about 10 years ago where Apple was innovating and Making Waves nor is it the same Apple of the 80s either. Fact is underneath Tim Cook apple is looking more more like they did back in the 90s tripping over their own arrogance and instead of innovating just making crazy crap and charging way too much for what they offer. At least underneath Steve Jobs they were of something of value but now I don't think so they have gone back and then a couple years they're going to drop Intel for what another processor brand again? Didn't they learn anything from powerpc? Like idiots they fumble and folly and I don't think Mac OS is going to be around for too much longer probably shifting to iOS only which is not exactly an ideal solution for a more desktop oriented device I mean look at what happened with Windows 8.
Tim Cook is just a clown, and sure I was not a fan of Steve Jobs as I think he was a pompous bleep at least he had a brain Tim Cook is a pretender to the throne

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 12:38 AM

Whether or not Mac should be used depends on what you plan to use your PC for. 

 

For graphical editing, multimedia design, computer graphics work, Mac has an excellent support for that, IIRC. But the closed ecosystem of Apple products also make it less ideal for software developers who prefer to have more say on the control of the PC.

 

Use Windows/Linux if one needs to use it for daily PC "chores" such as watching movies, editing documents, listening to songs, playing PC games and surfing the web.

 

You don't really need a pricey Mac for daily "chores". 

 

The thing is this is not the same Apple as it was about 10 years ago where Apple was innovating and Making Waves nor is it the same Apple of the 80s either. Fact is underneath Tim Cook apple is looking more more like they did back in the 90s tripping over their own arrogance and instead of innovating just making crazy crap and charging way too much for what they offer. At least underneath Steve Jobs they were of something of value but now I don't think so they have gone back and then a couple years they're going to drop Intel for what another processor brand again? Didn't they learn anything from powerpc? Like idiots they fumble and folly and I don't think Mac OS is going to be around for too much longer probably shifting to iOS only which is not exactly an ideal solution for a more desktop oriented device I mean look at what happened with Windows 8.
Tim Cook is just a clown, and sure I was not a fan of Steve Jobs as I think he was a pompous bleep at least he had a brain Tim Cook is a pretender to the throne

 

Seconded. Apple has lost its innovation since Steve left the company. All that remains is hefty premium for the brand. Actually, I don't see much innovation from Apple these days compared to the Apple Inc. back in 2007 when iPhone debuted.

 

But alas, such is the trend in the smartphone market now. Not much difference can be seen in newer phones compared to the ones released last year. The market has reached saturation, IMHO. Not sure about macOS though. 


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Posted 16 September 2018 - 02:43 PM

I am a user of both Windows and Mac computers. I don't think either is "garbage" or bad. Each has their own pros and cons.

Arguing about the issue won't get us anywhere, as each person has their own personal preference on which OS they like to use.

My advice to the OP is to try out a Mac. If they like it, then look further into the pros and cons of the computer. If they dislike it, the best option would be to stick with Windows.

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 02:56 PM

Plus there is always linux too, just saying :D


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