Linked by mjhi11 on Thu 16th Sep 2010 20:13 UTC
Apple I love OSNews, but it does seem like some of its editors enjoy just a little too much taking a good natured jab at Apple upon occasion (well, more like every chance that particular editor can get). I thought it time for a little good news and analysis about Apple that critics often overlook.
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RE: I'm A Little Surprised...
by Finchwizard on Thu 16th Sep 2010 22:42 UTC in reply to "I'm A Little Surprised..."
Finchwizard
Member since:
2006-02-01

It's impossible to show some people reason.

And I agree with you.

Apple seems expensive. Particularly if you're comparing PURELY hardware. Then again you're not just paying for hardware are you. You're paying for a very well designed product, the operating system that ties into it, and a machine that lasts easily 5 years.

You will have upgraded twice with a PC and probably past the cost of the initial Mac.

Not to mention their laptops. PC laptops around a School environment I work in, don't last long. They aren't made very well. But hey, at least they were cheap.
Meanwhile the Macs with the aluminum casing are being dropped and bumped into things and just keep working.

People never like to admit that there's more to prices than just the initial hardware purchase. Don't take into the consideration that certain tasks will take half the time. And my time is precious, and expensive ;)

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alcibiades Member since:
2005-10-12


You will have upgraded twice with a PC and probably past the cost of the initial Mac.

Why would you? Of course you don't. And here is the proof, in corporate or academic environments where computers are not an individual purchase, the replacement life is the same. If you get a mac, you do not have to keep it five years, and if you buy a pc, which is anyway identical hardware wise, you do not get a new one every two. They are on the same depreciation schedule, because, if anything, non-Apple hardware works longer. Better components, mostly.

Wake up, Cupertino, stop blowing smoke!

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

I spilled an entire 12oz latte on a Satellite and it kept on ticking.

Anecdotal evidence but this study didn't surprise me:
http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/17/laptop-reliability-survey-asus-a...

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