Originally Posted by LaBestiaHumana
This is a never ending argument. Back when iPhone 4 was release, it dominated the competition. Other competitors try to use the faster CPU, more ram, trick. Optimization is key, apple did great presenting the iPhone 4, and 3 years later a lot of people are actually using it. The thing just works, and runs the latest software. My experience with macs has been great, a 27 inch iMac, would cost similar to a 27 inch 1440 ips custom PC, however the PC would have much flexibility when expanding or upgrading. For example 4 gpus, raid arrays, etc. it just depends. We also gotta understand that many people don't care to build their own PC. Some people want something that works outbid the box and has a company to back it up. That's where Alienware and Apple come in.
I understand your point but i feel the same way about alienware, its just a pretty box for a dell with some upgrades that are again over-priced and sometimes proprietary (un-replaceable without stock parts).
Of course i feel the same way about tablets, just a crappy laptop crammed down smaller or a giant smart phone depending on how you look at it (generally with similar processors). If you NEED the smallness i understand but otherwise its designed to make money off consumers who are lead to believe they are getting the best. They are just recently stepping up to reasonable levels, I personally would prefer my phone to be a little bit thicker with some real power that doesnt break the budget (stop making parts smaller and try making a decent sized POWERHOUSE).
So i guess my point is im kinda annoyed with technology and its lack of quality. Yeah consumers want cheap parts but if you didn't make them that cheap to begin with we wouldn't know how cheap they could be and be awed by the cost difference. Even high dollar products could be better they choose to make them cheaper to make them affordable (or even still crazy priced), seems like we are trying to be one step ahead of what we should be to meet un-reasonable demands (on just about any form of hardware). But those demands are just created by people who want more money and use media to sell it.
Anyways I dunno im rambling, high and having a bad day my cat got lost while were moving. Im just gonna go and shutup now haha