After reading some of the comments on Apple I had to reply, as one
I have used Apple since I was a kid in school, it's what our schools had. I don't download anything and I am not a gamer. I don't use any other
programs or Apps. I pretty much just go online and read. The only thing I guess I download would be my pictures I edit and books I save in PDF format
to read later.
I had a PC for a year and it drove me to insanity. I had to restore it 3 times due to problems I got. I only bought it because I was told my courses
required a PC and wouldnt' run on Mac. I found out later this to be very untrue so I was stuck with a PC but it had all the programs I needed for
school so I chose to use it. I wish I hadn't! That thing had so many problems and I didn't it find it very user friendly. Remember I have always
used Mac so to me the PC was foreign. After about 6 months the battery died, never got a new one like promised with my warranty. Another 7 months
later while overseas in Italy the motherboard went. I had that computer about 13months and it never functioned properly for me. I had many melt downs
in chat due to that laptop
. Oddly enough it was the only place i could get any help! (Thanks guys/gals) Anyway, I paid about $500 for the laptop
and was told it was a good brand and model. Remember I don't know about PCs so to me I thought it was good. I don't dislike PC but it's not for me.
I know it offers a lot more but in the end of me it comes to personal preference and what i use it for. A Mac is more beneficial to me. I have never
had a program problem on any Mac I've had nor any of the various iPhones or iPods I have or have had. I have never had a tablet because I don't see
spending that much money on something when I can get a computer (refurbished) for the same price. I don't look down on those who do buy them either,
it's again personal preference.
My laptop is a refurbished 15in Macbook Pro, we paid half of what it would cost and it has worked just fine for almost 2yrs. I wanted a refurbished
one because I have never had a problem with any used Mac I've had and they are a heck of a lot cheaper that way. I bought one new Mac yrs ago and it
cost me almost $3000 bucks. It lasted 6yrs til it met a tile floor and even then it lasted another year til the screen was unreadable. If it didn't
break I'd probably be on it right now with no software issues. I also have an original Bondi Blue front load Imac desktop. I have all the discs to
restore it. Am I expecting to run current systems on it? Heck no! I can run Tiger on it and that is it. For me though it would serve it's purpose but
i bought more for nostalgia.
I do know how Apple is with the whole "you must buy that here for it to work" scheme. Yes I am well aware of it but it doesn't bother me. So many
other companies do similar things and I choose to deal with it since it's very minimal to me. I haven't used Apples service in all the years I have
had them for a computer but with an iPhone I called them quite often with my 3g.
So to me it's just personal preference.
Do I think an item that is $1000 dollars should be in working order in 3 yrs? Yes of course I do, but times are changing and nothing lasts like it use
to. Everything lasts a lot shorter than it use to not just your iPad that hasn't really been around all that long to begin with. Buy any kitchen
appliances lately? They don't last much longer than your iPad now a days where back 20 yrs ago they'd last 20yrs or more. These companies know there
will always be people ready to jump on the next useless item. They know that once it stops working the way you want you will just go buy a new one.
I like Apple and prefer Apple. I get a lot of crap for my love of Apple computers but for me they are what I need. I got the same crap for wanting a
Wii over a Playstation or XBox, again it's all personal preference!
I think both computers offer a lot it just depends on the person who is using it and what they want and prefer.