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Originally Posted by Foolsmasher View Post

Try taking a philosophical approach to the statement, instead of your lamen's point of view. I doubt there is anyone who wouldn't give their left $&@ to go back and buy Apple stock before the iPod was released. I'm sure those old shareholders are quite pleased with their ridiculous ROI.

Same could be said of microsoft / intel / google ect.
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Originally Posted by Gallien View Post

Please, in all of your ultimate wisdom. Bestow upon us the VALUE in recent Apple devices that lies outside of the indie group mentality.
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Where you recently smacked with a 2x4? Anything less and I will not excuse your moronic rationalization quoted above.

I never said I saw value in Apple products.

Then again, people are still snatching up Apple products like it's the end of the world, but since you're so smart I'm sure you've figured out why. rolleyes.gif

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Yes.
Is this news to you? 0.o
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slavery was pretty popular at one point too, right?

The age old argument of the have and have-nots. Poor people generally justify themselves buying a cheaper product that carries more value than a luxury item they can't afford. Rich people don't really care about all the bells and whistles as long as the product is popular and fits into their social circles, something poor people do not have the luxury of doing.

What it all comes down to is what socioeconomic circle you're part of, if you have a bunch of friends who are in the music and art industry you'll most likely be a Apple user or own Apple products, if you are part of the penny pincher/broke-ass circle then you'll most likely be a Windows user. Those are the statistics those are the facts. Why do you think Orbitz and many other companies charge Apple users more for the same thing? Apple users tend to be on the upper end of the socioeconomic scale. The have-nots are always jealous and envious of the haves and use their "value" mentality to make themselves feel better about their decisions.

This is seen not only between Apple vs PC users, but between PC Gamer vs PC Gamer with godly rig. Too many times have I seen people on this forum justify their decision with a cheaper product vs a more expensive product just because they can't afford it see no value in it. whistle.gif
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The forum is called pursuit of performance. You can't even customize a mac computer. So what are you crying about? Benchmark the best MBP against a SAGER of the same dollar amount and we'll see whos crying. Of course you won't cry you'll just make up an excuse as to why apple couldn't manufacture a superior product.

No one is crying here but you.
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You do realize that being rich doesn't make you smart right? Being rich , especially in business, typically means you marketed well. You don't even have to have a GOOD product to do it.

You do realize it takes smarts to get stupid people to buy into mediocre worthless product right?

Like how Razor markets it's product to stupid people to justify them charging $120+ for a mouse and $140 for a squeeky mediocre mech keyboard. Oh my bad, I didn't know you're a Razor user… rolleyes.gif
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Well, that's the problem with most you folks on this forum, you're a bunch of Apple haters (not surprising since this is a Windows centric forum) because you see no value in Apple products. You see value in a Ferrari and gave your reasons for it.
Bottom line is, most people on this forum see no value in Apple and will bash it as such. /thread

The forum is called pursuit of performance. You can't even customize a mac computer. So what are you crying about? Benchmark the best MBP against a SAGER of the same dollar amount and we'll see whos crying. Of course you won't cry you'll just make up an excuse as to why apple couldn't manufacture a superior product.

Oh, so we're meant to do everything for performance? Get the hell on Linux then. Or even DragonflyBSD with a cluster, it'll be faster than your current rig..who cares if it costs a lot, doesn't support half the games, etc you play, etc. It's a bit faster!

(For those who don't get it, you give up the Retina's superior screen and build quality as well as Apple's superior customer service for some extra performance that very few people actually need or use in a god-damn notebook.
    
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The iPhone costs $200 to manufacture, and they turn around and sell it for $600+.

Clearly, they're not in it for the money. rolleyes.gif
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I can't help but remember the $150 markup on the Mac edition GTX285.
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their goal isn't to make money, it's to shame other companies into giving us better displays.
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I can't help but remember the $150 markup on the Mac edition GTX285.

What about their current $250 5770?

Which brings me to my next question, why are they still bundling 5770's on their MacPro's?

But don't want to get too off topic. thumb.gif
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If it was all about money the product would be bad, which it isn't. It's just restricted.
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What about their current $250 5770?
Which brings me to my next question, why are they still bundling 5770's on their MacPro's?
But don't want to get too off topic. thumb.gif

yes and yes and yes it's pathetic as you imply, and no there is no excuse for putting a 5770 in a 12 core workstation.

Nvidia is starting to include EFI in the higher end cards, most PC cards work without the boot screen in 10.7.2 and up.
 
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Are you using software to create these awesome posts?

OT:

Maybe that's what their Design Segment believes...
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