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.
Thread beginning with comment 536713
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Umm...Build your own?
by lucas_maximus on Thu 27th Sep 2012 20:47 UTC in reply to "Umm...Build your own?"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Though I think Thom decision for a Mac has primarily been because he doesn't like Win8 rather than anything else ... I have to defend the support option

If something breaks and it is affecting your source of income, waiting for a RMA's PSU or something just isn't an option. You need to be up and running ASAP. End of.

I have pretty vanilla hardware and there is not one shop in 10 miles of Gibraltar that can supply me with spare parts for my main computer at home within a week.

In fact could probably get something posted by the Royal Mail faster on regular postage.

Edited 2012-09-27 20:49 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: Umm...Build your own?
by yokem55 on Thu 27th Sep 2012 20:54 in reply to "RE: Umm...Build your own?"
yokem55 Member since:
2005-07-06

I guess here in the US I'm pretty spoiled. I can order a part from Amazon in the AM, and with Prime next day shipping I can have a replacement component on my doorstep the next afternoon. Then I can deal with the warranty issues, and if I get a replacment, I can ebay the replacement. At most 2 business days of downtime, which even Apple can't beat with in-store service.

Reply Parent Score: 1

lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Well not the whole world is like that. Spain is very different from the UK (which is usually 1 business day on post).

Spain is "when we can be arsed and only if we can have a siesta".

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[3]: Umm...Build your own?
by Lennie on Sat 29th Sep 2012 10:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Umm...Build your own?"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

You can do that just fine in the Netherlands, most western countries really.

Reply Parent Score: 2