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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by kaiwai on Fri 28th Sep 2012 03:09 UTC
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I find this funny where by you've moved over to the Mac platform and I've moved back to the Windows/PC platform in the last week (I have a ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook and a ThinkCentre M92p on its way shortly - the ThinkCentre came with a three year on site warranty). At the end of the day there are vendors out there offering similar levels of support (or better than) Apple but very few who are in the 'Windows is automatically cheaper' mindset are willing to pay the extra for said services for a computer running Windows. The only downside with the Thinkpad was the crap installed - yes, I call the Lenovo customisations crap beacause all said functionality cna be delivered by the operating system itself hence it is surplus to requirements. The issue of crapware can easily be solved by downloading the Windows 7 iso off Digital River and then clean install using the OEM serial with phone activation.

A side not unrelated to the said article: There seems to be this double standard where people automatically make the assumption that if it doesn't run Mac OS X therefore it must automatically be cheaper and if it isn't therefore the company must be ripping you off as a customer (ignoring the fact that the said company is probably only making a 3% profit margin on the good in the first place). It reminds me of the Microsoft Surface device and the screaming by some about the pricing ignoring the fact that it is close to the same spec'ed out iPad and to top it all off you get a copy of Microsoft Office 2013 (sans backwards compatibility in some areas) which alone makes the price worth while.

Oh well, back on topic - enjoy your new computer and remember it takes a while to get used to Mac OS X especially the new iterations with gestures but once you've got it all covered then things are pretty cool.

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