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really? one of these dumb threads again?
 
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MacBooks have style, and Mac OSX is *incredibly* easy to use. A technologically inept person will NOT be able to get used to Windows easily, but with Mac OSX, it is a sleek, easy to use interface and you know what you're doing. That's the niche Apple fills out.

To be honest, I bet most of you who rate or judge Macbooks haven't even used one. They are a work of art. Yes, the hardware is over priced. If we were to compare F1 cars to super cars...the super cars are MUCH better looking, and stylish etc, but the F1 cars provide better hardware. See where I'm going with this?
    
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LOL

Seriously?

"It Just Works" you fell for the bait.

I worked as tech support at a high school where all the students were loaned MacBooks, every day basic issues were brought in, and the majority had hard drive issues, which eventually died and had to be replaced.

Please.
I didn't "fall" for anything. See my sig, I don't OWN an Apple... in my experience however, I have found that the usability of their products is far easier than the PC counterpart. Microsoft has just now caught up to OSX in terms or stability and sleekness with Win 7.

So your experience tells you that hard drive failures happen in MacBooks used by teenagers... well Apple doesn't make the HDD's, and of all things to fail in a PC or Mac, the HDD is the #1 component to fail.

In the end, a MacBook is still a PC internally... you pay for the interface (if that appeals to you), the package (if that appeals to you), and the support, which we all can agree is almost always lacking on the PC side of things, save EVGA perhaps...
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kinda reminds me of one time i showed my Apple fanboy friend my Sager laptop and how for the price the hardware in it is better and all that. The first thing he ask is "does it have multi-touchpad?"
I happen to really like my multi-touchpad on my macbook pro. It makes doing things so much quicker than on my desktop. Not calling out you specifically on this one, just a majority of OCN, but I think it's a bit hypocritical to call mac users elitists when there are so many PC users talking about how much more l33t their laptops or desktops are than macs. The elitist issue comes from both camps, and it sucks for the people with a foot in both camps. I have a desktop rig that I love and would not trade for an iMac or Mac Pro for anything, however I also have a macbook pro and an iPhone and I don't think I would trade either one of them for an Asus (or whatever brand) laptop or an android or blackberry. To each his own.
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MacBooks have style, and Mac OSX is *incredibly* easy to use. A technologically inept person will NOT be able to get used to Windows easily, but with Mac OSX, it is a sleek, easy to use interface and you know what you're doing. That's the niche Apple fills out.

To be honest, I bet most of you who rate or judge Macbooks haven't even used one. They are a work of art. Yes, the hardware is over priced. If we were to compare F1 cars to super cars...the super cars are MUCH better looking, and stylish etc, but the F1 cars provide better hardware. See where I'm going with this?
what are you talking about Willis?

I worked on A mac for 6 months straight.
I had no idea how to navigate through the folder system. I got SBBOD and kernel panic. I couldn't see what was so special about it. I only used them because those iMacs had better hardware than the "PCs" there.

with that said, it may also be that i've used Microsoft all my life. but Like i said even with 6 months i couldn't see why people go all weird on macs

PS i love F1 cars ^-^ but that's just me.

NOW i love Luxuries so if I got a mac i'd run 7 on it lol
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post #36 of 78
computers are only as good as their user.
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Yah, When I bought a MBP for work, I was really confused about how it worked. Like you can have a program open without a window up, *** was that? Not to mention the random kernel panics that are basically blue screens, xcode crashing every hour for no apparent reason, and the dreaded spinning circle of colors.

Still though, it makes me money, so I'm not complaining. Got many times more money than it cost me.
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I've been using macs for quite along time and have never experienced kernel panic. Maybe I'm just lucky.
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post #39 of 78
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I've been using macs for quite along time and have never experienced kernel panic. Maybe I'm just lucky.
Same here - never had any trouble on the various macs i've owned.

Apple makes some really nice laptops. Don't hate on them if you haven't even tried one. The build quality is amazing.
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What exactly is this thread supposed to prove?

Ever consider the fact that maybe there is more to something than just the basic hardware specs?
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