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Old 04-14-2013, 03:57 PM
 
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When you're comparing it to a consumer-grade Dell, sure. But there's certainly PCs that beat Macs in those three areas. Macbook quality doesn't hold up to ThinkPads. Apple support doesn't hold up to IBM support. Stop comparing low end PCs to Macs. It makes no sense.
That was sort of my point, no? People try to paint Apple is grossly overpriced, when in reality they just don't cater to the low-end, low-profit junk market.

I would argue that Macbook quality holds up quite well compared to ThinkPads, having owned several of both. Support-wise, I've never had an issue with either, except the one time I shipped a ThinkPad in for repair and they lost/stole my power adapter and then insisted that I hadn't shipped it for a couple days, before finally admitting that they had received it and didn't know where it went.

From a consumer POV, Apple clearly wins. If you're having a problem, you can walk into a store and have an actual human being right in front of you. The same can't be said for Lenovo, although I've always found their phone people to be quite decent.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:45 PM
 
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That was sort of my point, no? People try to paint Apple is grossly overpriced, when in reality they just don't cater to the low-end, low-profit junk market.

I would argue that Macbook quality holds up quite well compared to ThinkPads, having owned several of both. Support-wise, I've never had an issue with either, except the one time I shipped a ThinkPad in for repair and they lost/stole my power adapter and then insisted that I hadn't shipped it for a couple days, before finally admitting that they had received it and didn't know where it went.

From a consumer POV, Apple clearly wins. If you're having a problem, you can walk into a store and have an actual human being right in front of you. The same can't be said for Lenovo, although I've always found their phone people to be quite decent.
I have both ThinkPads and MBPs. No comparison in quality. Pour water on your MBP keyboard. Pour water on ThinkPad keyboard. Only one of them will keep running. Drop them both from the second story. Only one will keep running.

With ThinkPads, you call up IBM, and they come to your home the next day. With Apple, you have to drive to their store. I get that Apple's experience can be nicer... especially when it comes to a software issue. But for a repair, it's IBM hands down.

It doesn't matter though. They're both good. It's just a matter of what you want. The fact that Apple targets a sub-segment of the population is hurting them more than they realize.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:40 PM
 
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I have both ThinkPads and MBPs. No comparison in quality. Pour water on your MBP keyboard. Pour water on ThinkPad keyboard. Only one of them will keep running. Drop them both from the second story. Only one will keep running.

With ThinkPads, you call up IBM, and they come to your home the next day. With Apple, you have to drive to their store. I get that Apple's experience can be nicer... especially when it comes to a software issue. But for a repair, it's IBM hands down.

It doesn't matter though. They're both good. It's just a matter of what you want. The fact that Apple targets a sub-segment of the population is hurting them more than they realize.
Hurting them? In what way?
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:47 AM
 
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I think a lot of buyers are like me..

My first smart device was an Ipod touch christmas present..I liked it, got used to it, started buying some music and games..It's what I know, so I stuck with Apple and bought an Ipad.

(I do like the looks and price of the Google nexus 4 phone tho'..I could see myself becoming a Google products fanboy. Especially if Google Fiber really takes off.)
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