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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Why not buy a cheap a PC?
by patrac on Fri 28th Sep 2012 21:10 UTC
patrac
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2012-09-28

Why not buy a cheap PC? I've old computers, 10 years old and more and they hav'nt failed on me. And if any gets broken you could buy a second hand gear very cheap. Why invest a lot of money on yourself when it'll harm the environment and you could spend it on more important things than new high class computers that will be outdated in a few years? I'm just wondering?

Edited 2012-09-28 21:14 UTC

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RE: Why not buy a cheap a PC?
by Lennie on Sat 29th Sep 2012 11:56 in reply to "Why not buy a cheap a PC?"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Maybe it is just me, but I think the newer computer break faster then the old ones.

I blame RoHS

Edited 2012-09-29 11:58 UTC

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RE[2]: Why not buy a cheap a PC?
by zima on Thu 4th Oct 2012 22:45 in reply to "RE: Why not buy a cheap a PC?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I think you're mostly just looking at the past through rose-coloured glasses ...microcomputers of the 80s and 90s were notoriously unreliable. But we do remember better the relatively few examples which remained operational for a long time, remained visible, that's just how our memory works.

You seem to have forgotten the capacitor plague from a decade ago... effects of which were BTW before ROHS, so things overall likely greatly improved since its introduction (generally http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROHS#Reliability_concerns_unfounded & how the process of its introduction improved our understanding of that tech aspect and methods; NVM the overall benefits of limiting our exposure to RoHS-banned stuff...)

Edited 2012-10-04 22:47 UTC

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