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post #21 of 81
They need to get the hardware specs closer......I mean come on Popular Mechanics.
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post #22 of 81
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Originally Posted by edeekeos View Post
*hits the nail on the head*

A 2800 Dollar Mid Range MAC(A comparative PC would cost around 1k)

For 2800 Bucks I can build a PC that would make this MAC salivate
try using server parts maybe?
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post #23 of 81
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Originally Posted by soulbname View Post
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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Simply put, Vista proved to be a more sluggish operating system than Leopard. Our PCs installed some software faster, but in general they were slower in our time trials. Plus, both PCs showed weaker performance on third-party benchmarks than the Macs. Our biggest surprise, however, was that PCs were not the relative bargains we expected them to be. The Asus M51sr costs the same as a MacBook, while the Gateway One actually costs $300 more than an iMac. That means for the price of the Gateway you could buy an iMac, boost its hard drive to match the Gateway’s, purchase a copy of Vista to boot—and still save $100.
...If you read the article, it says Macs were the same or CHEAPER. lol The stats look nice and all, but you have to read through the whole thing to come to that conclusion. Nice article yet again linskingdom! +REP
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post #24 of 81
not a fair test. Completely mac sided.
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post #25 of 81
^ and that 100 bucks isnt gonna cover getting a "Mac pro" to come change out hardware if they dont make u send you ENTIRE the Mac back.
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post #26 of 81
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Originally Posted by Dueling Banjo's View Post
^ and that 100 bucks isnt gonna cover getting a "Mac pro" to come change out hardware if they dont make u send you ENTIRE the Mac back.
The Gateway One is a laptop-in-a-screen just like the iMac...
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post #27 of 81
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not a fair test. Completely mac sided.
stock vs stock?
and the macs cost less how is that mac sided?
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post #28 of 81
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Originally Posted by trueg50 View Post
What is the freaking point??

Apple hardware == PC hardware.

Only real difference is the OS.
So,true
And Mac is *nix based... so why wouldn't you go to a PC Linux.. Ubuntu is perfect for a former Windows user.
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post #29 of 81
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Originally Posted by oregonducks45 View Post
stock vs stock?
and the macs cost less how is that mac sided?
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Originally Posted by metala View Post
So,true
And Mac is *nix based... so why wouldn't you go to a PC Linux.. Ubuntu is perfect for a former Windows user.
Both biased statements, coming from people who use Mac and Linux. In all honesty the article wasn't that biased...they found the most equal computers to the iMac and MacBook. Yeah they have the same hardware pretty much, but it's how the OS utilizes it. Notice how the Mac won over the Gateway with a THIRD of it's RAM? That's a pretty strong statement.
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post #30 of 81
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Originally Posted by swatsor View Post
Both biased statements, coming from people who use Mac and Linux. In all honesty the article wasn't that biased...they found the most equal computers to the iMac and MacBook. Yeah they have the same hardware pretty much, but it's how the OS utilizes it. Notice how the Mac won over the Gateway with a THIRD of it's RAM? That's a pretty strong statement.
Because ram has a huge effect on performance in benchmarks, right?
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