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post #11 of 43
show him a newegg partlist if he still refused then dont worry about it any more.
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I own a PC and a MacBook and honestly, I would recommend a Macbook Pro to my grandpa (if I had one still alive). Overpriced? Yes they are. But simple and secured. Yep. Apple says: Safe in a Cage.
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post #13 of 43
If he has money, is old, and is happy with it, who cares? Macs seem to be easier to use and maintain than PCs. Less malware is big win when the user is less techy.
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I still say Ubuntu is the best bet.
It is free, runs fast (boots in 8 seconds in a VM) and is user friendly.
 
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post #15 of 43
I think older people are much better off with macs. They're easier to use, you don't have to build it, you get insane support at the mac store, etc. The list goes on. The Apple Tax you pay, in my opinion, is worth the extra cost for what you get: an extremely high quality computer with extremely high support.

Trust me, I love building my computer and making it cheaper like the next guy, but some people are better off with Mac. Especially in this case. Why do you think Mac is so popular?

Anyway, I agree you could eaily make a computer cheaper, but that doesn't mean it's better for the situation.

(I also don't think this situation has much to do with fanboyism, though that's a problem with anything and with almost any company. )
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post #17 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by animal0307 View Post
Some people have more money then brains.
Props! This is also true.
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post #18 of 43
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Originally Posted by animal0307 View Post
"build" a system and show him the difference in performance/cost ratio. Also he is 70 right? What does he need that much power for? It can't be to surf the net and email.
Last thing you want is your HD porn to run slow and choppy. A GTX 470 is the bare minimum here.
post #19 of 43
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I think older people are much better off with macs.
Throw me in with this camp, especially when money isn't an issue and the user has limited needs and is less computer capable.

My old man is a surgeon and needed a new comp to do basic tasks and look at naked ladies... i got him a basic iMac and he couldn't be happier.
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Old people love Macs because they are uber easy to use. Let the old man enjoy his computer.
    
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