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  •  The thing thsat shocks me (3+ / 0-)
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    JML9999, Flying Goat, Patango

    is Apple computes. I really don't understand why people buy them in the first place. They aren't hardware innovators anymore. They're PC's with an Apple shell. For twice the price. These guys have been getting away with murder IMO.

    I support the two-state solution: for the USA.

    by plok on Fri May 24, 2013 at 07:09:51 PM PDT

    •  Last time I looked Their $$$ comes from the phones (0+ / 0-)

      not the Mac. With the Telcos subsidizing the phone paying full price but the end user paying considerably less in exchange for a long term contract.

      I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

      by JML9999 on Fri May 24, 2013 at 07:19:32 PM PDT

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    •  Not a big fan of their PCs, but I give them props (2+ / 0-)
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      sacrelicious, plok

      for a couple things....  Having one of the very few non-crappy touchpads on the market.  Pushing high-resolution displays.  Handling scaling well.  Getting suspend and boot times right - I very rarely bother to notice, or care, what happens to my work Mac laptop when I'm not using it (I'd go with Windows, but it wasn't an option - not that Microsoft is less sleazy than Apple.  I'm just spoiled by MSVC).  Also at a nice point on the battery life / weight / performance scale.

      That having been said, I'd never buy one myself.  Price is just too excessive for what you get (Admittedly, not being a fan of their OS also plays into this, as does not liking flimsy cases or the brushed aluminum look).

    •  Apple is the BMW of computing (3+ / 0-)
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      sewaneepat, pundit, TRPChicago

      Let's see:

      * Innovative design, years ahead of competitors (who often copy their designs a few years later)
      * Fit and finish is far above competitors
      * The OS is much nicer to use and safer from viruses/trojans than Windows.
      * Integrates well with the iTunes ecosystem so iPhones/iPods are guaranteed to play well with a Mac.
      * Unix underneath - no need to install cygwin or PuTTY just to get access to external unix servers.

      Many of my coworkers are moving to Macs over Windows laptops.  Most are still using the PCs but only because of inertia or fear of some use case they rely on not working.

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      by sacrelicious on Fri May 24, 2013 at 11:15:02 PM PDT

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      •  see a lot of old Beemers on the road, do you? (0+ / 0-)

        Very nice cars for those who get a new car every 3 years and need to demonstrate their distinction.

        don't always believe what you think

        by claude on Sat May 25, 2013 at 07:40:27 AM PDT

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