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Old 03-31-2013, 05:24 PM
 
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Liely because they prefer applesame as you prefer Samsung.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:12 PM
 
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My Mac will have to out live my "cheap" PCs before I will accept that. My "cheap" Dell is 7 years old, as is another "cheap" one I've used for almost 7 years. Another one we have is 5 years old and still going strong.
Thats great that you have had that luck! The average "lifespan" of a laptop is 4 years, so you are definitely at the high end of the bell curve.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/26/bu...anted=all&_r=0

Apparently TCO for the average Mac user vs average windows user is similar..

Cost: Mac or PC? A Look at TCO! : Software & Technology @kirkk.com
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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From a pratical point of view, Samsung is more open with its software and hardware. Apple is just overpriced.....Can you find 3 reasons why to choose Apple?
1) It's marketed a million times better. #1 reason Apple got where it is today. Samsung finally realized that, started advertising like mad, and look where they are now.

2) People that live in the Apple ecosystem are more likely to buy them. And 5 years ago, it's not like Samsung was even in the market. Y'know when Apple created the Consumer Smartphone market.

3) Apple stores. As someone said. How nice is it to have a retail store to take your defective product?

Simple, really.

Totally agree with MikeJaquish. Who cares? We should all be:
happy that there is competition
stop caring who has what and embrace it all as being good...
i.e. stop being fan-people.

<--- Android guy. But I love all technology.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Thats great that you have had that luck! The average "lifespan" of a laptop is 4 years, so you are definitely at the high end of the bell curve.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/26/bu...anted=all&_r=0

Apparently TCO for the average Mac user vs average windows user is similar..

Cost: Mac or PC? A Look at TCO! : Software & Technology @kirkk.com
Since it keeps happening over and over again it's something other than luck. I use them all and I'm not careful with them. These are in no way the only PC's I've had go for 7+ years. The average is probably when people get rid of computers that still work. They're just tired of them or whatever.

As for TCO. I don't see a difference between costs except for the initial purchase. I'm using a MacBook Pro right now. I got this one almost two years ago. The only real difference is in the initial purchase. I'd say they would be similarly priced to the 7 year old Dell which cost $2700 when new. That one would probably run $1800 to 2000 now, which is just slightly less than this Mac.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:06 PM
 
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Since it keeps happening over and over again it's something other than luck. I use them all and I'm not careful with them. These are in no way the only PC's I've had go for 7+ years. The average is probably when people get rid of computers that still work. They're just tired of them or whatever.

As for TCO. I don't see a difference between costs except for the initial purchase. I'm using a MacBook Pro right now. I got this one almost two years ago. The only real difference is in the initial purchase. I'd say they would be similarly priced to the 7 year old Dell which cost $2700 when new. That one would probably run $1800 to 2000 now, which is just slightly less than this Mac.
Uh, software is much cheaper on a mac.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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As for TCO. I don't see a difference between costs except for the initial purchase. I'm using a MacBook Pro right now. I got this one almost two years ago. The only real difference is in the initial purchase. I'd say they would be similarly priced to the 7 year old Dell which cost $2700 when new. That one would probably run $1800 to 2000 now, which is just slightly less than this Mac.
A 7 year old Dell would not be worth $1800 today. That's one advantage of Apple. Since they control everything, they don't depreciate as fast as Windows PC's.

And software is cheaper lkb0714? Show me one example.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:34 AM
 
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Uh, software is much cheaper on a mac.
I don't see it. If anything it costs me more for Mac software than Windows, but I am not rich so I mostly run free stuff on both. No difference.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:37 AM
 
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A 7 year old Dell would not be worth $1800 today.
That isn't what I meant. To buy a computer similar to the 7 year old one, but with today's specs, would probably cost $1800. It might cost less than that now, though, because I'm not totally up to date on what it costs now. It was just a guess.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Gotcha.
But disagree. Apple's pricing has always been significantly higher then Windows, pound for pound (spec for spec).
This is true today.

Top top top of the line MacBook Pro: $3049
Top top top of the line Dell XPS 15 with exact or better specs and an INCLUDED CD Burner/Blu-Ray Player (which is an extra $80 from Apple): $2299.

Configure - Apple Store (U.S.)

Make sure you add the 2.8 GHZ processor for $250 more. $250 more for a .01 GHZ faster processor. Really Apple? Fail...

XPS 15 Windows 8 Laptop
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:23 PM
 
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A 7 year old Dell would not be worth $1800 today. That's one advantage of Apple. Since they control everything, they don't depreciate as fast as Windows PC's.

And software is cheaper lkb0714? Show me one example.
Ok
operating system upgrade $119 vs $19 (thought for a while you could get windows for only twice as much as OSX
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57566855-75/windows-8-$40-upgrade-deal-ends-today/
Apple - OS*X Mountain Lion - Move your Mac even further ahead.
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