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[6]: I'm A Little Surprised...
by mrstep on Fri 17th Sep 2010 18:21 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I'm A Little Surprised..."
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I ran through the stupid Dell config tool to try to come up with something equivalent. The Dell screen didn't appear to be as nice, but sure, stick with their base one if you want - I had to choose the 9 cell which added $, apparently if I want to be able to use my bluetooth mouse I need to add something, if you want more hours on the road you'd need a second battery, it's heavier... the fact that YOU don't care about any of that doesn't mean others don't, so your comparison is just pointless. It's like if I spec'ed out what machine my parents would need and then complained that you're spending so much on that Dell laptop - WTF?

On the Mac Pro side, my point is that you're going to the _Pro_ lineup and looking for a gaming machine. Guess what? That's not what is being sold - last time I looked, OS X isn't really the ultimate gamers paradise to begin with, and if you really want to run games on a PC, get a PC. (I have a 360 since I'd rather play in the living room on a larger screen...) If you want an non-Xeon CPU, don't get the Mac, OK? If you want a machine for doing CPU intensive work that takes advantage of it, then I'd suggest getting more than 4 or 6 cores - which is going to put you into the $5K price range whether you want a Dell or Mac.

So no, it's not a troll comment, you're just comparing machines with different capabilities and purposes, ignoring features you decide you don't personally care about, and then complaining if there's a price difference. Please show me how the 12-core Xeon based machine from this manufacturer compares in price, OK, because that's what I'm using for 3D production work. I don't want or need a low-end game system myself - and I wouldn't suggest getting the Mac Pro if you don't need the high end. The Mac is a damned well built and integrated machine, but nobody is going to make you buy it - hell, it's not like it even comes with a leather option. ;)

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