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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Can't depend on self-built computers?
by BluenoseJake on Thu 27th Sep 2012 21:47 UTC
BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

That's not true, I have usually build all my desktops and home servers, and if you know what you are doing, and how to research your parts, you can build a wonderfully stable system and have some fun, all at the same time. The support is handy, but most parts come with 1, 3 or 5 year warranties, so it's not like you are left out in the cold.

Other than that, good article.

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ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

And you can make sure your hard drive/ssd is top of the line which is the weakest link in the system.

Last I checked Apple uses middle-tier storage components. They also don't have a Blu-ray option, because after all optical media is dead. Dead as in billions in sales per year and in every retail store. Dead...yep.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Not dead, just competing with distribution of content via iTunes Store...

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

and if you know what you are doing,


Yeah, *if* you know what you're doing
:P

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