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Eh, I think OS just comes down to personal preference at the end of the day. Some people like the way Windows works, some people like the way Linux works (many distros are quite similar to OS X though), some people like the way OS X works. I do believe that UNIX is a better foundation than DOS, though.

Think replacing the first letter in the word "macintosh" and placing another in between the "c" and the "i". Simply mentioning things on here can get you an infraction, I got one for mentioning that it's possible to get windows for free
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I think the only people who buy Mac Pro's use them for work and are able to write them off come tax time.

Otherwise, just buy a macbook and a monitor.
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I think the only people who buy Mac Pro's use them for work and are able to write them off come tax time.

Otherwise, just buy a macbook and a monitor.
Ummm no. Mac Pros are much faster and have many more expandability options.
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Ummm no. Mac Pros are much faster and have many more expandability options.
Just like a PC is much faster for the price and has much more expandability options.
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3GB of RAM, Quad Core Intel CPU, and HD 5870 for $2700 ??

You do know what kind of pc can be built with that money right ? it would make that mac a nice paper weight .

I honestly feel sorry for whoever gets sucked into buying one of these , cos they are really overpriced for what they are . Your just paying for that apple logo .

Nothing in that system represents $2700 worth of hardware , My sig rig only cost half that and i bet ill tear it apart in every application possible .

atleast throw in a 6950 , $200 for a 5870 . My god apple are tight . you are already getting ripped off with a price tag of $2700 atleast be generous to the consumers .
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3GB of RAM, Quad Core Intel CPU, and HD 5870 for $2700 ??

You do know what kind of pc can be built with that money right ? it would make that mac a nice paper weight .

I honestly feel sorry for whoever gets sucked into buying one of these , cos they are really overpriced for what they are . Your just paying for that apple logo .

Nothing in that system represents $2700 worth of hardware , My sig rig only cost half that and i bet ill tear it apart in every application possible .

atleast throw in a 6950 , $200 for a 5870 . My god apple are tight . you are already getting ripped off with a price tag of $2700 atleast be generous to the consumers .
You're forgetting the amazing screen, the operating system itself (which is tailored to specific needs and generally more liked by specific communities and people over Windows), and the gorgeous case (IMO of course). But of course, that still doesn't make it worth $2,700.
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You're forgetting the amazing screen, the operating system itself (which is tailored to specific needs and generally more liked by specific communities and people over Windows), and the gorgeous case (IMO of course). But of course, that still doesn't make it worth $2,700.
What kind of argument is that "the OS is more liked by some people"??
On the other hand, I know people running Windows on their Macs, because that is the only operating system that is usable for their work.

I don't beilieve that OSX can be any better than Win7, and even if it is, it won't be by much, and not enough to justify that price.

And what if we compare it to Linux, that costs 0?
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What kind of argument is that "the OS is more liked by some people"??
I'm saying that, to certain people, the operating system itself might simply make the Mac worth its price tag.
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I don't beilieve that OSX can be any better than Win7, and even if it is, it won't be by much, and not enough to justify that price.

And what if we compare it to Linux, that costs 0?
What do you mean, it can't be better? What if it IS better? And in many more ways? What happens then? Do you just refuse to accept such an answer?

Yes, what if you compare it to Linux which is free to distribute, maintain, create, edit, copy, etc.? Well, you'd get a Mac user who bought his $2,700 that has $700 worth of hardware in it who is REALLY ashamed because all he bought was an Apple branded box with a UNIX base that he couldn't built himself for free for less than half that cost.
But like I said, some people just like OS X, and $2,700 to them is an okay price tag.

But that screen is still not worth $2,000, and Apple has completely blown up the cost of that machine.


I don't understand why you're acting as if I'm defending Apple here
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I'm saying that, to certain people, the operating system itself might simply make the Mac worth its price tag.


What do you mean, it can't be better? What if it IS better? And in many more ways? What happens then? Do you just refuse to accept such an answer?

Yes, what if you compare it to Linux which is free to distribute, maintain, create, edit, copy, etc.? Well, you'd get a Mac user who bought his $2,700 that has $700 worth of hardware in it who is REALLY ashamed because all he bought was an Apple branded box with a UNIX base that he couldn't built himself for free for less than half that cost.
But like I said, some people just like OS X, and $2,700 to them is an okay price tag.

But that screen is still not worth $2,000, and Apple has completely blown up the cost of that machine.


I don't understand why you're acting as if I'm defending Apple here
Haha, I'm not I get what your're saying, I'm not attacking you, I agree
There is a woman I know who is very happy with OSX and paid crazy money for her mac, do you know why? Because it has more color.


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2.7k grand for that?

For $3.5k-4k or so you could build a decent SR-2 build.
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Samsung MMBRE64GHDXP-MVBD1 Samsung SH-222 Thermalright Ultima-90 Windows 98 SE 
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Windows XP Professional 32 bit Dell SP2309W Genius SlimStar 8000 Generic 500w PSU 
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Generic Case Genius SlimStar 8000 Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 
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