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  1. #1

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    Default Now Everyone Knows

    Finally an article that tells all the truth about the affordability, stability, usability etc of Apple Macs

    I thought this was very well balanced but even so the Windoze diehards will not believe it

    http://machinist.salon.com/feature/2...ice/index.html

    Any comments?
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    So... it trys to prove that Macs are cheaper than PCs because their resale price is higher...? Balanced, perhaps, but single-pointed? Definitely.

    What about the usage costs? Those are just as valid.
    http://www.roughlydrafted.com/RD/Hom...951501472.html

    IMHO, the best Mac Vs PC 'article' that cannot be refuted is actually one that looks back over some historical data, it gives a plethora of reasons to go Mac (pdf or whatever at http://www.macvspc.info/ )
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    - Whitebox PCs can be significantly cheaper than what than what the article quotes.

    - Self-assembled PCs can be even cheaper again.

    - Instead of selling my old PC, I can upgrade it into a top-of-the-line machine for less than $1000.

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    - Thats OK geektechnu but your basic Yum Cha PC box is usually a pretty crappy computer. The old adage "You get what you pay for " applies here.

    - Most people just want to go into a Harvey Normans or Myer store and buy a desktop straight off the shelf. Just bring it home and plug it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geektechnu View Post
    - Instead of selling my old PC, I can upgrade it into a top-of-the-line machine for less than $1000.
    "top-of-the-line" for $1000 might be pushing it, this is what I'd call top of the line

    ASUS P5E-X38 Striker Extreme MB 399
    Q6700 (Quad Core) CPU 678
    4G Kit-667 (2x2G) Kingston Mem 265
    Seagate SATA 750G HDD 275
    768M 8800Ultra ASUS Video card 985
    Pioneer Retail SATA Blu-Ray Combo Player / Writer DVD 555
    37 Karter WXA3710 LCD Wide Screen monitor 1165

    Total 4322

    OK, I cheated and grabbed the most expensive kit .

    Actually, comparing this to the most kitted out Imac, it's not bad (Imac with all the options = $5,098.98, Mac Pro with all the max options a staggering $28,963.01!!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewiesno1
    - Most people just want to go into a Harvey Normans or Myer store and buy a desktop straight off the shelf. Just bring it home and plug it in.
    For laptops, absolutely. For desktop systems, less so. Harvey Norman, Myer, et al. (the retail segment of the market) is relatively small compared to the whitebox market (computer shops).

    HP and Dell are doing a decent job with their section of the retail market, but the whitebox market is still larger than either of them (about 15-20% vs 30%).

    And in the end, all these machines can be upgraded (to some degree) with off-the-shelf components.

    Quote Originally Posted by enzoweb
    "top-of-the-line" for $1000 might be pushing it, this is what I'd call top of the line
    Top of the line compared with any consumer-level iMac? Yes.

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