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post #41 of 65
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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
Why link the OEM's? You only get four keys max on a disc. Please link the retail versions.
I'm on my 6th or 7th key and counting. Couple other times it just reactivated itself without me having to do anything.
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post #42 of 65
Call them now and ask, they just started limiting to four.
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post #43 of 65
They told me that last time. I got nasty with the lady and she gave me another key lol. Usually they say one thing, but do another.
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post #44 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
Why link the OEM's? You only get four keys max on a disc. Please link the retail versions.
Because it's the full version of the OS? Why would it matter that you only get four keys per disc?
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post #45 of 65
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Because it's the full version of the OS? Why would it matter that you only get four keys per disc?
Because you're limited to four re-installations.
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post #46 of 65
Again...you're not if you just voice your displeasure to the person and they're not totally oblivious to why you're "upset" at them.
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post #47 of 65
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Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
Buying a Mac is pretty much like buying a Dell with a huge markup for OSX.
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Where's the markup? Do a comparison and let's see!

Dell XPS M1730

17" WUXGA (1920x1200) Display
2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 6MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB
4GB DDR2 667MHz
320GB 7200RPM HDD
8700M GT 512MB GDDR3
85 Watt-hour Lithium Ion Battery
Built-in Bluetooth capability
DVI-VGA adapter
8x Slot-loading CD/DVD Burner

No extra software, peripherals, or care plan added.

Total Price - $2,264

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (Tech Specs)

17" WUXGA (1920x1200) Display
2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 6MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB
4GB DDR2 667MHz
320GB 5400RPM HDD
8600M GT 512MB GDDR3
68 Watt-hour Lithium Polymer Battery
Built-in Bluetooth capability
DVI-VGA adapter
8x Slot-loading CD/DVD Burner

No extra software, peripherals, or care plan added.

Total Price - $2,799

Now THG, I know you're an honest guy, so I invite you to compare the rest of the specs and adjust where needed/possible (because it's hard to get them exact.) Sorry I couldn't get the links to save the exact specs, so you'll have to go over and change them yourself.

But from what I have configured here, the Dell has slightly better hardware for more than 500 dollars less.
Edited by Choggs396 - 12/18/08 at 2:45am
    
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post #48 of 65
I didn't even post that.
Edited by Marin - 12/18/08 at 12:02am
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post #49 of 65
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I didn't even post that.
LOL, how did that happen?!? I wasn't even trying to reply to you. Sorry about that, fixed.
    
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if she is an iphone (apple) fanatic I am too.....

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