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Apple is the king of portable products. That's true, but when it comes to raw power The custom built pc wins the price to performance crown.

I love Windows but I need my MacBook because of the laptop itself. Size, weight, screen, touchpad, etc. I haven't seen a pc laptop that can compare. Whether it's Windows or Mac doesn't matter to me. I like OS X but I think the user interface and the hardware (specs not withstanding) are the reason most ppl go to Mac.

Not to mention Apple is somewhat of a status symbol and most people who use Mac that aren't developers don't know the difference between a disk and a disc.

Are you serious?

Macbook are the most overpriced, weak and underspecced notebooks on the market. Period.
I can get a notebook that destroy the Macbook in pure performance and power.

Macbook may have an advantage with user interface, but if you own a brain you could learn how to do it in Windows and finish work/compute whatever in half the time for the same amount of money it will cost you if you did it with OSX.
I can get Firepro/Quadro notebooks that could literally multiply the compute/calculation the Geforce GT crap GPUs Apple notebooks can do.

The only reason why anyone would pick Apple instead of Windows is if the enterprise you are working for use OSX exclusively and mixing Windows makes it difficult connecting or sharing work with them. But that means there was one smuck that didnt have any clue that started the whole thing by getting a computer from Apple and lying for the management and co-workers face that Apple was better. Which it is not. Easier to use, sure, but the price you pay is living in a closed environment with less options and overpriced hardware
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It's not really a surprise that Mac beats Windows in ease of use and maintenance. Windows still has more mainstream application support and much greater selection of hardware, so the world isn't imploding quite yet. Also, let's not forget that Windows 10 is meant to be a long term solution. Apple still releases new paid OSX editions quite frequently.

But in reality, "Mac vs. PC" was never a thing. In my opinion, it's nothing more than an illusion created by the Apple marketing department. Both OS's have their individual uses, sure sometimes it's a tough choice for certain industries, but people know what they like and will choose accordingly.

Mac also seeks out a completely different demographic than Windows.
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Sorry but I use to work for Comcast, and MAC/Apple products are very picky with wifi, worse than PC from my exp. THem and Samsung phones where the worse, when they had issues.
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Are you serious?

Macbook are the most overpriced, weak and underspecced notebooks on the market. Period.
I can get a notebook that destroy the Macbook in pure performance and power.

Performance per price isn't the goal of a Macbook, that's just not the category its built for.

That's like saying your truck beats my sports car in horsepower per dollar. Yeah, no **** Sherlock.
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Are you serious?

Macbook are the most overpriced, weak and underspecced notebooks on the market. Period.
I can get a notebook that destroy the Macbook in pure performance and power.

Macbook may have an advantage with user interface, but if you own a brain you could learn how to do it in Windows and finish work/compute whatever in half the time for the same amount of money it will cost you if you did it with OSX.
I can get Firepro/Quadro notebooks that could literally multiply the compute/calculation the Geforce GT crap GPUs Apple notebooks can do.

The only reason why anyone would pick Apple instead of Windows is if the enterprise you are working for use OSX exclusively and mixing Windows makes it difficult connecting or sharing work with them. But that means there was one smuck that didnt have any clue that started the whole thing by getting a computer from Apple and lying for the management and co-workers face that Apple was better. Which it is not. Easier to use, sure, but the price you pay is living in a closed environment with less options and overpriced hardware

You didn't read what I said. I already stated specs not withstanding. And as I stated before they are extremely weak and unless you're looking into ultraportables Mac should never even cross your mind.

Read my other posts man. You're preaching to the choir.
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Except that is completely irrelevant and not applicable to an enterprise environment.
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At what point was I talking about the article?

But... this is a news thread referencing a news article... and even if it wasn't this specific context it's still tr.... You know what, never mind. You know everything, you're right about everything. thumb.gif
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Performance per price isn't the goal of a Macbook, that's just not the category its built for.

That's like saying your truck beats my sports car in horsepower per dollar. Yeah, no **** Sherlock.

Somewhere there's a freelance graphic artist with a Macbook sitting in a Starbucks, sipping on a Frappuccino, designing a Dubstep album cover while wearing sunglasses and a heavy winter hat.
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I suppose this is quite plausible, an interesting number of "8x" however.

There's soooo many reasons why there could be potentially less "troubleshooting support issues" than a PC running (what I assume would be) Windows.

They typically have less hardware configurations which also aren't exactly drastically different from other Macs, one may have a faster processor of the same CPU generation, or a faster GPU of the same architecture etc.

I'm not exactly sure how the drivers work for Mac systems, as in distribution and updates as I've only used one for video editing a couple of projects, and not in my daily usage at home.

PCs often have loads of different hardware configurations and different architectures for the CPUs and GPU, from processors and motherboards to wi-fi and bluetooth adapters
So do Macs, however Apple design them to be somewhat similar in hardware, usually without a large variety of different components in them other than the CPU, GPU and Storage.

I suppose having a small amount of models, often around 3 different models per type of product like an iMac or a Macbook also makes it alot less complicated as opposed to having something like 10 different models from various PC manufacturers with various hardware configurations.

I suppose it's the more simpler approach in terms of choices, as you only have 3 different models to chose from of that product.


A little off topic but I kind of wish the Steam machines took this kind of approach, as having many different models from different manufacturers can make it daunting for the customers as they not only have alot of choice (which is a good thing) but it can also make things more complicated for the customers too, I can see it already, someone buying a weak Steam machine expecting to play the latest AAA game and finding out that the Steam machine they bought doesn't meet the minimum requirements.

I really wish Valve released their own "official" Steam machine, like the one they gave to the testers, it could help create an industry standard in Steam machines in terms of hardware.

In regards to your Steam Machine comment;

I agree. I honestly think this is why the whole "Steam in the living room" think will not take off as much as people want. If Valve and PC makers want to take over the living room they are in direct competition with Microsoft and Sony. And regardless of what system people may think is better there is one thing that both have in common and both are doing right. Simplicity. There aren't dozens of different models of Xbox1 and PS4 to choose from each with different choices of GPU, CPU, Memory etc. When people look to get and entertainment/gaming box for the living room, the vast majority of people want a unit that just works. They want to know that when they buy game X they can throw it in an it will just work without having to debate "will this cpu or gpu be able to handle it? will it have enough memory?"
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Somewhere there's a freelance graphic artist with a Macbook sitting in a Starbucks, sipping on a Frappuccino, designing a Dubstep album cover while wearing sunglasses and a heavy winter hat.

Somewhere there's a pale accountant in a shirt and tie taking a break from doing spreadsheets on his Windows machine to have a **** to Clippy the helpful paperclip.
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