Thursday, August 9

New Mac v. New PC

One picture is worth... well, enough said.

13 comments:

James said...

You are right, what an image. After seeing that, why do people still want to buy a Dell? Just looking at the picture you can tell that the Apple is so much easier to use.

Jessica said...

Obsessed. You are absolutely obsessed.

Jordan said...

Yet another great design by Apple. PC's just take up WAY to much space.

Lawrence Underwood said...

Three cheers for Apple.

Hip Hip>>>>>Huzzah!
Hip Hip>>>>>Huzzah!
Hip Hip>>>>>Huzzah!

Jake O. said...

The Dell purchaser prefers reasonably priced hardware, and a computer he can upgrade himself.

Paul C. Quillman said...

I'm one of those odd balls that think that Bail Gates can do no wrong, and Steve Jobs can do no right. Yes, I know, I probably need therapy.

How can anyone upgrade components in the new Mac? I can do it quite easily on my PC, but it does not look so easy on the Mac.

With my PC, I can skimp on some components that are not as important to me, so that I can afford components that I have specific need, or desire for. Besides, I have no idea how to use the Mac OS, while Vista has been the best upgrade experience I have ever had.

George said...

Jake and Paul: Upgrading the Mac is pretty easy--you just unscrew one screw (the only screw on the bottom of the case) and slide in an additional chip. I dare say, pretty much anyone could pull that one off. And as far as the Mac OS goes, well, the learning curve involves three steps: first plug the Mac in, second turn it on, and third, oh wait, there is no third step! Wouldn't computing be great if there were minimal layers of software protocols between you and your work? That's what OS X provides. Then there is price--when you consider everything you get with a Mac, from software to integrated components, well, it is actually cheaper (in some configs, considerably cheaper). Just check out the trade comparisons in consumer pubs such as PC World and C-Net, to say nothing of the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, over last four years or so.

Lawrence Underwood said...

I used PC from the get go until this past year. I had zero trouble using OS-X. After about ten minutes I was doing things that required a great deal of 'figgeren' and frustration to accomplish on a Windows based machine. OS-X is the most intuitive system I've seen.

Jake O. said...

Mac's OS is pretty darn nifty. And, upgrading the memory is easy. But, there's not a slick slot on the iMac for a new Blu-ray player, or second internal drive.

Comparing apples to apples, iMacs are comparable to a high end PC. But, if you are shopping for a Ford Taurus, comparing a BMW to a Lincoln Town Car doesn't make much sense. The Taurus gets you to work and picks up the groceries fine.

George said...

Jake: Well, if a Taurus-like computer is what you're after, Apple does make the Mac Mini. And, if you want extra cabinetry and slots for hardware add-ons, you could get a Mac Pro tower. Looking at the whole range, it really is possible to compare apples to Apples.

Jake O. said...

I may get mine own Mac someday. Many Mac-faithful friends would welcome me with open arms to the next Steve Jobs media circus. But, my future Mac Mini or Pro would resemble a lanky PC more than the dulcet iMac.

For some reason, I get pleasure tweaking Mac-zealots when the opportunity rises. Thanks for being a good natured object of my anti-Mac ribbing.

jennifer said...

I used to be a Pc only kindy girl , but i have found the error of my ways, no "drivers" to download. I <3 apple.

Watchful said...

I can't resist jumping in the fray here...

Why would you choose an OS limited PC? I run both Windows and OS X on my MacBook Pro. I can dual boot, and run Windows virtually using Parallels Desktop. This makes my life much better as a webdesigner. I can now test sites in EVERY popular browser for both Mac and Windows.

Other facts:

I don't know of any PC that can boot in Firewire Target mode (this means you hold the T key down while starting the Mac and it becomes accessible via Firewire just like an external drive). I cannot even begin to describe all the wonderful usefulness this is!

I don't know of any other OS that can work with hardware as well as the Mac. That's because Apple controls the Hardware, and builds the OS to fit the Hardware it is specific to. It doesn't have to be loaded down with unused drivers, software, and other bloated items required to support all manor of hardware PC manufacturers might stuff in their PCs.

You know how they say Macs just work? Well that is actually pretty much true. Not only is OS X extremely easy to use, while at the same time being VERY powerful, it just doesn't crash... I mean almost never. Do you know how many times I have Windows Explorer hang to the point of having to hard kill the computer, or how many times I've seen XP's blue screen in my pre-OS X days?

Macs are more productive! I can get so much more work done on my Mac because I'm not constantly trying to tweak it to get it to work!

Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now. I just couldn't resist.