mac vs PC
by metalfan1982 - 9/2/08 3:55 PM
In Reply to: regarding Theft by chappejw
Are dumb when it comes to downloading stuff (aka porn, toolbars, "free" programs)
Want somebody telling you what you can and can't do with your computer
Don't care about gaming.
Have money to throw away(I'm talking double what a similarly specced PC would cost)
Like looks more than function or durability(attacking macintoshes build quality)
Like to hop on bandwagons.
Then purchase a Mac
On the other hand...
Want a computer that does what you want it to, when you want it to, even stuff it was not quite designed for..
Want the same amount of power and infinite customizabilty, for half the price of a comparable mac
Are into high end anything, especialy gaming...
Are not stupid about what you download, or don't mind purchasing a good antivirus/antispyware (being the most used type of computer in the business and home market has its price)
Don't particularly follow fads, and don't like other people telling you what to buy(most of course have no idea what they are talking about)
Then buy a PC.
I recommend looking around on Sagernotebook.com. My laptop is the NP9262 with quite a few of the options selected to make it rather expensive, around 3000$. A 3000$ macbook does not come anywhere near my capability. For one thing they don't even offer a 3.0 ghz dual core(highest is 2.6) and I could have paid for a quadcore. Still can upgrade as a matter of fact. Apples site does not even mention the video card in the pro.. I had the choice between 3 different ones, and whether or not to run them in SLI (aka dual)
I have built at least 20 desktops, 3 of them I own, and all of them are in the top 6%(of the 5 million computers that have published 3dmark results) when I benchmark them with 3dmark06. I don't even have to look at the box when it comes to requirements.
The bottom line here is your bottom line, if you want to pay money for a name and a pretty box/case, then buy a mac. If you want double the power for 1/2 the price(yes this carrys over to the mid-range and low end markets) then buy a PC.
The mac fanboys are sure to try and argue with me about this, citing the whole BSOD, and viruses, and whatever. Well at least the BSOD tells me whats wrong, when if there is something wrong with a Mac, it just doesn't boot...or it doesn't turn off, or it just doesn't work. About the virus and spyware thing, if you don't download them, you won't get them. I download everything from porn to programs, to music and movies. Chances are if you would want it on your computer, I've downloaded it. I don't run virus or antispyware unless I know I am about to get an virus (its not hard, .mov and .exe=bad, porn websites and any software thats free and NOT open source is bad.) and I never get one by accident. Sometimes I find a fun one and put it on my wifes computer just to watch the show. I reccomend Vipre antivirus and antispyware, great program and unlike norton does not kill your computer resource wise or lengthen startup times noticably.
Ugh so hard to cover it all, VISTA, I use vistax64, ultimate mind you, on all 3 of my very high end machines. I have not had ONE vista related issue that was not related to old unsupported software, and those were because I chose to run 64bit. Vista is far better than xp, which I have run in the past. I could go into another 5 pages or more of reasons why it is better, but I'm tired of typing.
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