JonTwelve wrote:Dude really? Better screens, they don't come loaded up with adds and trial software I hate, no stickers stuck all over it, magsafe for less connector failures, aluminum unibody, backlit keyboard, viruses/spyware aren't a problem, better stability vs windows, better trained staff, longevity, overnight shipping for repairs is standard, included programs are more polished and most importantly... you think you're going to impress a girl with your dull plastic grey or shiny lipstick gloss colored pc notebook? yeah right...
Soemthing that people always say is that Macs don't have a problem with viruses. Need I remind you of Mac Defender, which was terrorizing the Mac community just a year ago? And you talk about PC like it's the scum of the earth, and only used by people who can't afford a Mac. Heard of an Ultrabook? OMGWTF!? PCs can have aluminum bodies and 1080p screens too!? speaking of which, the screen on a mac is the same LED technology in other laptops that support the same resolutions, they just put a thick glass slab on top of it to make it seem higher quality.
Getting on the stability topic... The overall stability is completely dependant on the actions of the user, even on a mac. Personally, I like the fact that PC doesnt lock down the system files and administrative functions like some other companies I know. This way, you have the ability to fix the problem, by reverse engineering what caused it(you). (By reverse Engineering I don't mean taking the thing apart). If you have the ability to critically think, you can fix a problem that YOU CAUSED on a PC. These problems that I speak of are most likely virus related from stupid decisions that were made online, or system corruptions of screwing with files that you shouldn't be messing with.
I worked as a retail technician for 7 years, 2 years for apple, and 5 years for the geeksquad. I've since moved on the bigger and better things, but I will agree that apple techs have (just a little) better training, but only in mac repair, which most of the time results in a reformat and reload of the OS. I could probably train a monkey to do that, and would rather because it's a pain from a technical POV to just sit there and restore things over, and over, and over...you get my point. Also, someone else mentioned it, but HOLY CRAP the screws in those things. Being different sizes, and having 10000000000000000 of them is so pointless and is a terrible engineering design. They only do that to deter users from attempting a repair themselves, so you have to go spend more money with them when it does break. Because hardware is hardware. The only thing different hardware wise between a Mac and your average PC is the motherboard. Mac engineers their own proprietary MBs. Which means that HDD you had in your PC that failed, the mac has the same chance of failure there.
I'm not saying that PC is better than mac with all of this, I'm just trying to give insight as to why PC is at least competative for all those people that ride the mac band waggon.
Just because something is expensive doesnt always mean it's better.
I would like to close my statement with a reiteration of the proprietary nature of macs. If your going to get a mac, you may as well get everything mac while your at it, because it IS NOT universal like your PC.
Thank you, and good day