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Originally Posted by ph10m View Post
The money is not the issue but I would rather like a computer my grandad could actually be able to use.
Hence why going with a Mac is the perfect solution!

No offense but I think someone needs to cure YOUR PC fanboy-ism.
 
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No offense but I think someone needs to cure YOUR PC fanboy-ism.
^this
    
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Mac Pro is arguably worst price/performance product made by apple and is an absurd purchase for an 80 year old grandfather...
Edited by ddx - 12/25/10 at 10:30am
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post #24 of 43
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Originally Posted by ddx View Post
Mac Pro is arguably worst price/performance product made by apple and is an absurd purchase for an 80 year old grandfather...
Totally disagree.

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Hence why going with a Mac is the perfect solution!

No offense but I think someone needs to cure YOUR PC fanboy-ism.
Agreed.
Edited by zionic - 12/25/10 at 2:18pm
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post #25 of 43
Oh yeah, so his 70 year old grandfather should buy a 2100£ Mac (that's FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS). Oh sure, it isn't a bad price performance ratio, I mean. You're getting a Xeon, a 5770 and 3 gigs of ram! Oh who cares if he'll just surf the web once every week or stuff like that, he'll be juuust fine... Oh and the customer service! Bless them!

Honestly, you guys don't need to cure just your fanboyism. You're either too spoiled, too naive or simply trolls.

Just get a mini-tower or a desktop case and fill it with basic stuff like 4 gigs of value ram, an i3, a 5450/GT430 and install Linux. You won't even pay it 300£. Then show him how much of a waste of money a Mac is.
     
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post #26 of 43
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Some people have more money then brains.
but you need brains to make more money?
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post #27 of 43
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Honestly, you guys don't need to cure just your fanboyism. You're either too spoiled, too naive or simply trolls.
Wait a sec... isn't that the economy-sized kettle calling the pot black?
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post #28 of 43
A Mac Pro is not useless when used in the correct situation.

But given the situation at hand, I can say that it indeed is useless.

Your grandpa will probably be better off with a MacBook.

Apple has the awesome service and build quality, but seriously, there's no need to go all out and get a Mac Pro for a person who is most likely to just be surfing the Web, checking e-mail and watching the occasional video on it.

Besides, I probably won't be the only one thinking that this machine is going to be offline most of the time, thus rendering it a white elephant.

Using a Mac Pro to do a job that is a fraction of its capability is a waste, Apple fanboy or not.
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My grandparents proudly use linux thanks to their Grandson.
We (being my Dad, my brother, and I) all switched my grandparents to ubuntu from windows. They were having serious problems with slowness, so when we built them a new comp, we put ubuntu on it. They've been using it for years now, love it, we recently upgraded the hardware, but that obviously wasn't a big deal, it's just much faster now. He does a lot of stock trading, and even uses some programs in wine. I'd say, if he's 70, get him ubuntu, set it up for him, and profit from a cheap and very reliable system.
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post #30 of 43
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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.

I agree. Personally I would never own a Mac and despise with a passion most Apple products. That being said, Macs make sense for people that want awesome support and ease of use.
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