Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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Support and warranty
by TADS on Thu 27th Sep 2012 20:15 UTC
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I now had to take things like service and proximity of authorised repair points into account. And you know the cold and harsh truth? Apple bests every other player in this business when it comes to this aspect.

I chuckled a bit when I read this. Sorry, not even close. You're not an IT professional, so you're probably not familiar with, say, Lenovo's support and warranty services. Most Thinkpads sold in Europe come with a three year onsite warranty, and it isn't wildly expensive. That means that after a phone call and a quick triage someone will be knocking on your door the next day after your machine breaks down. Picking up your hardware and lugging it all the way to a repair point just isn't done if you're depending on it to make a living.

Edited 2012-09-27 20:19 UTC

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