Linked by Universal Mind on Fri 6th Aug 2010 16:16 UTC
Apple The "Macs are too expensive" argument is one of the most tiresome and long-lived flamewars in internet history. Obviously, Apple makes a premium product and charges premium prices, and you can always find a computer from another vendor that seems to match or exceed specs that costs less. But if you look at Apple's Mac Pro line, and compare it not so much to other vendors, but to the past lineup of Mac Pros, you discover some very unpleasant truths that help explain why Apple is enjoying record earnings for their Mac line, but doing so to the detriment of some its most loyal and valuable customers.
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Switching... from a Mac to a PC
by pixelnate on Sat 7th Aug 2010 00:06 UTC
pixelnate
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2006-03-23

This argument is the exact reason that I am building a dual Opteron 61xx machine right now. You forgot to mention that the options for graphics cards is nearly non-existent. Only one Quadro card and NO FirePro cards are available on the Mac. Pathetic.

If you are in Photoshop or After Effects you don't see the operating system much anyway. And Blender runs better on Linux than any other OS. Goodbye Apple.

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