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their marketing is well done. and yea like everyone else is sayin the average consumer has no knowledge how to build a "gaming computer." when you think of a prebuilt "gaming" computer what is the first brand that comes to mind.... ofc alienware. and then you have XPS, FX, ect. so they believe alienware being expensive and looking all fancy and what not is the best. 2cents.gif
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Originally Posted by rpgman1 View Post
Apple brainwashes people to think their components are better built, but they're actually the same as regular PCs. You're just paying extra for the brand and stability of the OS.
some people just buy apple because they like the OS. I would never dream of buying an apple desktop (although i did make a hackintosh once while procrastinating lol)

I personally like OSX 10.5/10.6 it's a great combination of the features of UNIX and the compatibility of windows.... it has its shortcomings (gaming) but thats why I have a windows PC at home.

OSX is also a lotttttt more idiot proof which comes in handy when finals week rolls around and the last thing I need is a screwed up computer because of malware (yes i know macs are vulnerable but lets be honest, its VERY rare).
Also, I dont know as much about UNIX which means there's less things I can potentially screw up...ignorance is bliss!!!
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Anybody else tired of these threads? I've seen a couple of them now. Yes Alienware is expensive. People who buy them are spoiled kids/adults who don't know enough to put together their own computer.

/thread.
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How come they don't just buy extra leds or decals?
I've met many people who barely know how to copy and paste. You think they're going to mod their cases?
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They think they'll impress other people.
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They buy them because they are from a mainstream builder (Dell) and they work.

Why don't you fix your own car?
Why don't you build your own furniture? Kitchen cabinets?
Why don't you lay your own carpet in your home? Redo your shingles on your roof?
Why do people go to restaurants?

You can save a bunch doing all of those yourself. How many of us do?

1. Time to learn
2. Ability is limited
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I think people buy Apple for the functionality. They buy Alienware for the name. They build for the journey.
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post #28 of 107
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Originally Posted by AtomicFrost View Post
They buy them because they are from a mainstream builder (Dell) and they work.

Why don't you fix your own car?
Why don't you build your own furniture? Kitchen cabinets?
Why don't you lay your own carpet in your home? Redo your shingles on your roof?
Why do people go to restaurants?

You can save a bunch doing all of those yourself. How many of us do?

1. Time to learn
2. Ability is limited
Fixing a car and computer is completly different especially when cars are worth more.
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Fixing a car and computer is completly different especially when cars are worth more.
Say that to an auto mechanic. To them most repairs are pretty easy. Same for us when it comes to fixing pc's.

Heck how many of us change their own engine oil. For most of us it is easier for us to pay someone to do it.
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post #30 of 107
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Originally Posted by Tw34k View Post
Why do people buy apple?

Because to some, a brand name alone is more important than saving money.
Why do people buy Apple? Let's see, because the majority of people don't know how to build computers, and a lot of people want something that works out of the box.

Ever tried plugging in a USB camera and getting it to work without drivers on Windows XP? Now, do the same thing on OS X and watch it just WORK. HID compliance was really nice with OS X.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rpgman1 View Post
Apple brainwashes people to think their components are better built, but they're actually the same as regular PCs. You're just paying extra for the brand and stability of the OS.
You're also paying extra for the best customer service in the world. When I worked at Apple, i handed a guy a brand new iPod in box because his 2 year old iPod died on him. He didn't have time to wait for repairs, as he was leaving for RedCross work for Katrina. We gave him an iPod, no questions asked.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoTMaXPoWeR View Post
They buy them because;

1. They don't have the knowledge to build their own, or they feel like if they attempted it they'd screw it up.
2. They'd rather leave it to the "professionals", they know everything is going to be right.
3. They have the money to spare, and what they'd save building their own isn't worth the hassle or the time off work. It also takes even more time to research how to build it.
4. No warranty on the computer as a whole. Meaning that if the computer were to fail all of a sudden, it's up to you as the user to find the source of the problem, whereas for someone less experienced, they can just ship the computer back to the manufacturer and they'll handle the problem for them.
5. Influence/image, similar to branding of clothes and how one kid has an Alienware PC so the other must have one too. It's why everyone is walking around with Beats at the moment without realising my £35 set of JVC's are probably a good competitor.
6. They usually think they're better quality, "they're more expensive so they must be better". It applies to almost everything overpriced, and you'd be surprised as to how many average consumers think this.

I think it's a good thing. Job security and all. I encourage people to try and build their own, but if they have the money to spare on what they could've saved and they're too busy to bother then there's no point wasting time.
First and only intelligent poster in this thread.

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I've got one, Circa 2001...
I remember when those Alienwares came out. They were definitely the best gaming rigs one could buy. Now? No. But back then? Hells yes!
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