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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, 06:28 PM
 
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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.
Your still down a video card and a SSD drive. Second, I didn't need to buy a monitor because I already had one (another pro for not buyinging the combo device apple sells), third, I see a bunch of 27" monitors on newegg for about $350. Tack on the monitor and my system is at $1850.
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:49 PM
 
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Your still down a video card and a SSD drive. Second, I didn't need to buy a monitor because I already had one (another pro for not buyinging the combo device apple sells), third, I see a bunch of 27" monitors on newegg for about $350. Tack on the monitor and my system is at $1850.
I agree with you Brill. IPS is overrated these days. TN has come a long way. Even Blizzard uses TN Panels (as of last November) for their graphics artists. The only thing that IPS really has over TN is viewing angle... which isn't the most important factor when discussing a computer.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:55 AM
 
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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.
No, people that put all their focus on price ignore inherent value in what you are buying beyond bits and pieces. There is a system of things you get with a Mac that most people here simply ignore, and all that value with it, which is why arguing over price based on hardware components is dumb.
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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No, people that put all their focus on price ignore inherent value in what you are buying beyond bits and pieces. There is a system of things you get with a Mac that most people here simply ignore, and all that value with it, which is why arguing over price based on hardware components is dumb.
The reality is that both are just as capable. Majority of users just need MS Office and a web browser (both capable). The second largest group needs gaming hardware (which PC prevails). The minority need more.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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Mac's consumer market share is about 20% now, with market growth rate of about 250% that of PCs.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:37 PM
 
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Mac's consumer market share is about 20% now, with market growth rate of about 250% that of PCs.
Based on which metrics? Web client metrics have OSX at 6.8% and Windows at 88.6% in terms of usage. Sales may be different, but I suppose the OP needs to state what metrics should be used in determining what is considered Macs overtaking Windows PCs.
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:09 PM
 
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Based on which metrics? Web client metrics have OSX at 6.8% and Windows at 88.6% in terms of usage. Sales may be different, but I suppose the OP needs to state what metrics should be used in determining what is considered Macs overtaking Windows PCs.
Sales metrics.
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:39 PM
 
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No, people that put all their focus on price ignore inherent value in what you are buying beyond bits and pieces. There is a system of things you get with a Mac that most people here simply ignore, and all that value with it, which is why arguing over price based on hardware components is dumb.
Such as?

Hardware is being compared because hardware makes up a majority of the cost. Without hardware, OSX or Windows isn't going to do a whole lot.

I stick with PC because I like having control over what goes into the system. I can build my own machines choosing my own (reasonably priced) components. My other uses for PC is gaming and photoshop. Both can be done a PC as well as mac. But there is no added bonus for doing those things on a mac, just additional cost. I'd rather save the money and spend it elsewhere.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:44 AM
 
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Such as?

Hardware is being compared because hardware makes up a majority of the cost. Without hardware, OSX or Windows isn't going to do a whole lot.

I stick with PC because I like having control over what goes into the system. I can build my own machines choosing my own (reasonably priced) components. My other uses for PC is gaming and photoshop. Both can be done a PC as well as mac. But there is no added bonus for doing those things on a mac, just additional cost. I'd rather save the money and spend it elsewhere.
I use both Mac and PC. The first at work to do boring business stuff, and the latter at home for photo editing and such. I don't find Macs any more expensive than PCs considering the length of time I use Macs before breakdowns or are too old. I am still using a seven year old Mac to surf the net and such, and have never had a problem with it. I use it until the OS is not longer updated.
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:18 PM
 
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Apple smashes patch record with gigantic update.

Apple smashes patch record with gigantic update - Computerworld
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