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View Poll Results: Will Apple ever overrtake Windows machines for personal/home use?
Yes 18 19.35%
No 75 80.65%
Voters: 93. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-19-2010, 12:11 AM
 
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Originally Posted by KaaBoom View Post
OK, lets do it.

iMac 27-inch
3.2GHz Intel Core i3
2560-by-1440 resolution
4GB memory
1TB hard drive
8x double-layer SuperDrive
ATI Radeon HD 5670 with 512MB

MSRP: $1,699.00

Go ahead, and build it. See how much it costs you.
Lets see
2.8ghz intel i7 processor
1TB HD
80GB solid state HD
8GB RAM
2x HD 5700 in crossfire

I paid $1500 for it and got a bigger bang for the buck.
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Lets see
2.8ghz intel i7 processor
1TB HD
80GB solid state HD
8GB RAM
2x HD 5700 in crossfire

I paid $1500 for it and got a bigger bang for the buck.
$1,500 + Dell UltraSharp U2711 27" Monitor $1,099 = $2,599.

iMac 27-inch = $1,699.00

Cost is $900 more then Apple charges.
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:36 AM
 
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$1,500 + Dell UltraSharp U2711 27" Monitor $1,099 = $2,599.

iMac 27-inch = $1,699.00

Cost is $900 more then Apple charges.
The U2711 goes for $999. Also, the Apple 27" works on a Windows PC as well.

Also, the system Brill mentioned blows the iMac away. Basically by 2 fold in theory. Crossfire + SSD isn't cheap.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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The U2711 goes for $999. Also, the Apple 27" works on a Windows PC as well.

Also, the system Brill mentioned blows the iMac away. Basically by 2 fold in theory. Crossfire + SSD isn't cheap.
Thanks for the correction. OK so it doesn't get blown away, lets upgrade the iMac.

iMac 27-inch
2.93GHz Intel Core i7
2560-by-1440 resolution
8GB memory
1TB hard drive
8x double-layer SuperDrive
ATI Radeon HD 5750 with 1GB

Price: $2,399.00

PC = $1,500 + a 27" IPS Monitor $999 = $2,499.

So you save $100 with the iMac, minus the 80GB SSD. The extra SSD is bit difficult. Since Apple doesn't have an option for it, you would have to do that yourself. But if you combine it with a DIY memory upgrade, the price should still be about the same (coming from the price saving on the RAM). So you still get more and pay less for the Mac.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:46 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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The poll results stand at 56-12. The answer to the OP is obvious. Constant arguments over a mouse or a price accomplishes nothing. People buy computers for many reasons, but the history of sales indicates that 80% of them prefer using Windows. It doesn't really matter why; it is what it is.
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:28 AM
 
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Macs will never outsell PCs for the same reasons Porsches will never outsell Hondas.

The only fallacy is among those that think Porsches are bad because of their lower sales volume.
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:53 AM
 
Location: USA
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Macs will never outsell PCs for the same reasons Porsches will never outsell Hondas.

The only fallacy is among those that think Porsches are bad because of their lower sales volume.
Now you've really done it. Them's fightin' words. Hondas are way more reliable than Porsches!

Actually, this thread was entertaining, .. these Mac vs PC pissing contests.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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Now you've really done it. Them's fightin' words. Hondas are way more reliable than Porsches!

Actually, this thread was entertaining, .. these Mac vs PC pissing contests.
Maybe... this thread hit 13 pages without me

At any rate, anyone that bases Macs as a choice based on price doesn't get it. They are the same people that will argue a Honda Accord will get the job done as well as a Porsche 911 and ignore the performance and quality differences. Like an Accord, a PC is good basic device, which is all most people need, but it will never be as competent as a 911.
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Egads.
You analogy idoesn't work. You can buy an "Accord" PC.. a $600 laptop... or a "Porsche"PC.. a $2,500 laptop.
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:45 PM
 
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At any rate, anyone that bases Macs as a choice based on price doesn't get it.
Anyone who ignores price is way out of touch with reality. Price is a very big factor in most people's buying decision whether its a computer or a knife.
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