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Old 09-15-2007, 05:26 AM
 
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Buy a Mac if you want a no-nonsense computer that can run anything you throw at it.

Buy a PC if you like to tinker and tweak with your computer, and want the most options.
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:01 AM
 
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LOL - I just posted something perfect for this thread, but elsewhere at CD data. I didn't even know there was a Technology forum here... I guess I should scroll downward more often to see what's here sub-forum-wise! Well anyway, here's a link to a relevant thread:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/busin...le-laptop.html
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Old 09-21-2007, 02:29 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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I've two Apples at the house, both Intel versions: 24" iMac [refurbed] and a white MacBook [new], both bought ~10 months ago. Have also a Wintel machine that was home-built a few years back [ still running Win98SE on it... ], besides a few other various PC's collected from here/there. There is very little to nothing at all that I can not perform w/ my Apples that could/can w/ Windows-based PC. With either BootCamp or VM, can run vast majority of Windows s/w on the Apple. When on the Mac side, do not have to fret [as much] regarding all of the nasties that plague the Windows world. Rugged, solid, beautiful both inside and out, Apples are great machines.

Some state that you pay more for an Apple - however, keep in mind that what you get with the Apple built-in and also as part of the OS, will often times cost extra w/ a Wintel machine. With that all said, yes, there are instances where only a Wintel computer will do what it is that a person wants/needs. Just like a car and a truck - you need just to haul a person or two, get great mileage, and go fast w/ excellent handling, get a car, but if need the towing/hauling capability and ruggedness with 4x4, get a truck. While the addition of the Intel chip has helped to blur the diffs between the two platforms, there are still special differences that makes each unique. At the end of the day tho', highly recommend a person that has open/curious mind to take a close look at the products offered by Apple - and don't forget that can get some great deals on-line via the Refurbed section.
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