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      12-09-2013, 11:38 AM   #23
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      12-09-2013, 11:40 AM   #24
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I love my Apple stuff (my iPad, my iPhone, my Apple TV), I just don't see the logic behind buying a $2k computer for websurfing and e-mail.



If you build one, you can easily upgrade as needed. I am all for prepping for the future, which is why I built my PC to last a while, but there's a difference between "future proofing" and just going way overboard. If all you ever do is web surf and check e-mail, I can't think of a time you will EVER need 16GB of RAM. 8 GB would be the max, to include some future proofing.

The only "issue" I ever had with my PC was when I attempted to overclock the processor. I was fidgeting with the numbers and couldn't get them to the right, stable numbers to run efficiently. All I had to do was set them back to default values. Voila...

Viruses are almost always user error, so I'm not going to go down that route...
Very true about 16gb ram.

Viruses are user error, which is why i would have a mac for kids. Thinking of switching employees to macs for that reason as well.
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      12-09-2013, 11:53 AM   #25
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Thinking of switching employees to macs for that reason as well.
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      12-09-2013, 11:57 AM   #26
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I love my Apple stuff (my iPad, my iPhone, my Apple TV), I just don't see the logic behind buying a $2k computer for websurfing and e-mail.
People may not see the point spending $40,000 on a 3 series vs an Impala. While the 3 series is a better built car, people may want the Impala because it is a full size car, etc. People have different parameters on what they will spend their money on. My parents hate upgrading. It's a pain in the butt to convince them its time to upgrade( they didn't care that to load a webpage it took 40 seconds with the beach ball of death showing up all the time. Their old 2005 20" iMac G5 still worked).

That is why I have them get the top of the line iMac. So it has enough power to meet their needs well into the future. Four years later, their Late 2009 27" iMac Core i7 hasn't slowed down yet even with the latest software for their uses. My six year old Early 2008 17" MBP is still going strong and only now starting to be taxed a bit. Where my old 12" PB G4 was struggling only after 4 years to run at a decent speed.

My next computer will be the top of the line 27" iMac with the 780M, 1 TB Fusion Drive, etc. But, that is mostly because I also play X-Plane 10 which is a demanding flight simulator.
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People may not see the point spending $40,000 on a 3 series vs an Impala. While the 3 series is a better built car, people may want the Impala because it is a full size car, etc. People have different parameters on what they will spend their money on. My parents hate upgrading. It's a pain in the butt to convince them its time to upgrade( they didn't care that to load a webpage it took 40 seconds with the beach ball of death showing up all the time. Their old 2005 20" iMac G5 still worked).

That is why I have them get the top of the line iMac. So it has enough power to meet their needs well into the future. Four years later, their Late 2009 27" iMac Core i7 hasn't slowed down yet even with the latest software for their uses. My six year old Early 2008 17" MBP is still going strong and only now starting to be taxed a bit. Where my old 12" PB G4 was struggling only after 4 years to run at a decent speed.

My next computer will be the top of the line 27" iMac with the 780M, 1 TB Fusion Drive, etc. But, that is mostly because I also play X-Plane 10 which is a demanding flight simulator.
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      12-10-2013, 08:08 PM   #29
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I have the entry level MacBook Pro. Absolutely worth it for just entertainment, movies, no gaming. It looks amazing, is relatively light, and backlit keyboard is awesome. It's pretty idiot-proof.
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I have the entry level MacBook Pro. Absolutely worth it for just entertainment, movies, no gaming. It looks amazing, is relatively light, and backlit keyboard is awesome. It's pretty idiot-proof.
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