Rooster wrote:are you kidding? please explain to me how the macbook(or any other mac) is underpowered and poorly built? experience? everyone i know that has owned or does own a mac says they are the best computer they've owned. seems to me that the macs ahve the latest intel chips, the standard 1 Gb of RAM and pretty much all the other bells and whistles. the only reason you could say they're "underpowered" is becuase the graphics cards aren't top of the line(ecept on the mac pro). i feel your wayy off base in your statement.
secondly, even if yopur mac does break(which in all likelyhood it won't) apple has one of the top rated customer service service of ANY business(not just computer companies).
Just going by the specs.....
This is their "budget" laptop
* 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
* 512MB memory
* 60GB hard drive1
* Combo drive
I challenge you to find a PC that cost over $1000 that only comes with 512mb or ram and a 60g hdd! (not to mention the graphics cards are crap but you already said that) You can get a much better system for 100s less.
and thats just the laptop department. Their desktops are even more laughable.
Mac book pros have had numerous problems from random shutdowns, to making a "moo sound" at you when you turn it on (fan relative from what I understand). Most people who praise the Macs are either Apple fan boys or so computer illiterate that they dont understand how bad they got ripped off.
As far as their customer support.........hahaha
I had an ipod that broke 3 months after I bought it (because it was a poorly built POS). I babied that thing and it never left its $40 protective case. When I turned it on, the hard drive would freak out and make a loud grinding sound. I had to RMA the unit. The first time they sent it back to me saying that there was nothing wrong with it, so I quickly called them back and explained AGAIN that this thing sounded like it was about to blow up in my hand. After numerous calls they finally accepted their error and sent me a new ipod. I sold it on ebay the following day and bought a Zune. The whole RMA process took 2 months.
I have a Dell laptop and the speakers started to make a popping sound while playing back music. I called Dell and they had a Tech come to my house the following day to replace the speakers at no cost to me. I wonder how many Techs Apple sends out.........
You cant play games on a Mac, and their biggest slogan now is that they can run windows on their new machines........why the hell wouldnt you just buy a PC if you wanted to run windows. OSX is a joke, their computers are overpriced, and they steal code from the open source community without contributing back or giving credit for it.