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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RE: Umm...Build your own?
by lucas_maximus on Thu 27th Sep 2012 20:47 UTC in reply to "Umm...Build your own?"
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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

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

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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".

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RE[3]: Umm...Build your own?
by Lennie on Sat 29th Sep 2012 10:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Umm...Build your own?"
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You can do that just fine in the Netherlands, most western countries really.

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