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This computer rivalry has been elevated to a cultural divide on par with Pepsi versus Coke. Taking it beyond personal taste, PM crunches the numbers—with some surprising results (and detailed benchmark scores)



post #2 of 81
Well no matter how bad the mac may beat the pc at graphics I'll never switch. Mac is too proprietary. Also how much were those mac computers? And how my much was the Gateway and the Asus.... Yeah thats what I thought.
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And thats why I am glad I got a MacBook (with a student discoun too )

Maybe I should try and run CSS on it sometime.
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Well no matter how bad the mac may beat the pc at graphics I'll never switch. Mac is too proprietary. Also how much were those mac computers? And how my much was the Gateway and the Asus.... Yeah thats what I thought.
exactly, it's all about the price
    
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hey remember we pc ppl talk about games optimized for certain hardware a lot? MAC is like that , hardware software are all optimized to each other as a PRODUCT, PC are Custom build even if u put a name brand's sticker on top, it is still custom build system, mac is faster sure, but it doesn't beat PC in any way. the day mac opens up and when there's same level of customization on mac then pc, better yet, if they release os x for pc hardware(what the heck is the difference other then put a limit on what os u can install) instead of that hackintosh thing that i couldn't get it to work, perhaps we can do some real world fair comparison huh
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Well no matter how bad the mac may beat the pc at graphics I'll never switch. Mac is too proprietary. Also how much were those mac computers? And how my much was the Gateway and the Asus.... Yeah thats what I thought.
But if the macs were a PC instead and they beat the other PC that bad you would be all over it.
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post #7 of 81
Why did they not just use 1GB of RAM and an identical CPU in each system?

Why wasn't the price of each system stated?

If these guys can't even assemble a system it makes me wonder if they are capable of running a benchmark reliably.
    
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Many users liked the Asus’s 15.4-in. screen, but that large display is a drain on the battery.
Since when is a 15.4-in screen large?
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post #9 of 81
Mac vs. PC is more a software thing. The hardware is basically the same and can be found computer to computer. What you are paying for with a mac is the look and the OS/package. I can see how a mac may be suitable for some people and that the price is worth it. I can also see how people would be better off with a cheaper laptop with basic function.

Desktop-wise, I see no reason to get a mac at all. PCs can do everything better on a desktop.
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Yeah, even though Mr. Jobs may have beaten Windows people, he's gone out of his way to make owning a Mac a total conversion. My parents just bought macs, and even though there is Bootcamp on them so they can use Vista - They rarely do-so.
    
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