shredderrrrrr wrote: presidentk1 wrote: shredderrrrrr wrote:
kalvano wrote:Right, but I can work up a fringe gaming PC that puts a Mac to shame.
You're not getting anything objectively better or worse with a Mac, just different. If that difference is worth a couple hundred bucks, go for it. They do have some nice things going for them, like a sharp look, good build quality, and awesome touchpads. But price is a stupid thing to use to belittle a Mac. Samsung and Sony both have wildly overpriced PC's; it's paying for design and some sort of personal "wow" factor.
Personally, I hate OSX. I think it's a terrible OS and would rather be stuffed into a burlap sack with a wild honey badger than use OSX. But plenty of people love it. In seeing all these endless threads about which is "better", it never ceases to amaze me how worked up some people get over it. Neither one is better, just different.
Despite loving OSX, I agree with this. Why the hell does everyone care so much? Unless we're talking about hardcore users (which I would assume most people on a Law School site would not be) it doesn't matter. And responding by saying, "You're paying more for the same thing!" is dumb.
you are paying more for the same thing, and thats a fact
so no... its not dumb
cost of i7 windows laptop=$1000-$1200
same apple machine=$2000+
the "dumb" thing would be to spend $1k+ on the EXACT SAME THING only to be stuck with OSX and the compatibility issues it causes
most people keep their laptops for about 5 years, cant wait to see the IT department at firms laugh at new associates who show up to work w/ a mac
A. You're paying for the exact same thing? Really? They are identical in every way? Not everyone cares only about specs my man. What if someone preferred one keyboard over another? The trackpad? The body/design? The customer service of one company? Not saying that any of these things make it worth the extra money, but they aren't the same. They may have the same guts, but they aren't identical computers by any stretch of the word. Something tells me that a large population would spend extra money for a Lamborghini even if it had the exact same motor as a Camaro.
B. Even if they were the same thing, that really isn't cause to freak out. Are you really telling me you've never bought name brand instead of generic for no reason other than to buy the name brand? Again, this is not reason to justify the extra money, but it seems petty to care about it when it's not your money. Do you freak out when someone wears a pair of socks from Hanes because Fruit of the Loom makes the same product for cheaper?
it took me a few minutes to stop laughing @ this before i could respond
really, not everyone cares about the specs?! have you lost your mind
its a computer, its ALL ABOUT THE SPECS
whats the point in having a comfy keyboard when its processor is crap and it takes ages to load things
second, your analogy in part B is absurd,
and i'm not "freaking out", you wanna blow the extra grand to get something worse be my guest
I truly believe that some of the comments people make in this thread are a result of ignorance and lack of understanding
you're falling right into the apple marketing trap that leads you to believe that their product is much more valuable than it really is
again, i've used both extensively, and i'm speaking from first hand experience not just what i read online