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123 Responses to PCs Vs. Macs… If They Were Cars [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    Link: PCs Vs. Macs... If They Were Cars - Those of you with Macs will attest to this sad, sad fact...
  2. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    November 10, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    Truth be told, I`d love a ride in the "Mac", but I`d rather own the "PC."
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    IseeingI2I Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    epic win i agree 100% pcs rule FLAME WAR ON
  4. Profile photo of Stodogs
    Stodogs Female 13-17
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    November 10, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    So so true...
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    hoodafakizit Male 40-49
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    November 10, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    Why does this picture give a strange desire to see a Mac flipping over at 260kmh?
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    kameo360fan Female 13-17
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    November 10, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    True dat, true dat.
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    briirox Female 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    Not if you have apple-care ;)
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    November 10, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    Great analogy!
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    JNAtheDUDE Male 13-17
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    November 10, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    Oh my god.

    I love this.

    PC ftw~ <3
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    November 10, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    The mac car costs triple
  11. Profile photo of Jasonbobdude
    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 3:30 pm
    @hoodafakizit: You mean you didn`t want to see that before?
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    November 10, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    very true
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    megavidiot Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    "Not if you have apple-care ;)"

    well, you just prepaid for the second lambo is all.
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    frajola Female 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    I think they could`ve chosen a better looking car for the mac, cause even though I`m a PC, the Mac design at least has some style to it. All PCs look different!
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    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    i want that black car
  16. Profile photo of ultimakewl
    ultimakewl Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    they got everything right except for 1 thing
    the mac car looks fun
    macs dont have any games
    it should be an expensive cadillac or something
    something thats very old person friendly but not very fun or cool
  17. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 4:07 pm
    What`s the difference between a mac and a pc? About $800.
  18. Profile photo of Buck176
    Buck176 Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    Frajola, thats because more than one company makes PCs. If Apple allowed other companies to make Mac base machines they would all look different too.
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    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
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    November 10, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    kerryfairy82

    THat "black car" is a 65 Mustang Fastback
  20. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2010 at 4:33 pm
    Substantial difference between Mac and PC is that i can put a Mac in my PC but i cant put a PC in a stupid Mac. Mac is just design,for stupid people that want to waste money.
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    Aeladil Female 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    That Mustang is my dream car.
  22. Profile photo of Dad4Life
    Dad4Life Male 50-59
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    November 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    I`ll take the PC car, reliable, plenty fast for what I need, easy to fix, and classic beauty.
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    tridirk Male 50-59
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    November 10, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    Cult non cult as I see it.
  24. Profile photo of GHudston
    GHudston Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    This is fairly accurate, but you have to factor in that I`ve never had any of my Macs stop working. I switched from PC to Mac simply because I can`t afford to have my work computer just arbitrarily refuse to boot up at random and need reformatting. Also, I`m a sucker for design and I find the UI more comfortable to use.

    But, of course, this is a Mac vs PC discussion on the internet; I can`t actually use real world logic here! ;)

    @ultimakewl

    I have a Mac Pro which, as I mentioned, I use for work.

    Because I can`t afford a separate gaming rig on top of my work machine; my Mac Pro has Windows installed on it via Boot Camp. It can run any game that I want it to. The whole "Macs can`t play games" thing hasn`t been true for a LONG time.
  25. Profile photo of fiizok
    fiizok Male 40-49
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    November 10, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    The original Ford Mustangs, 1964 to 1968, are still the best looking American cars ever made.
  26. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 5:13 pm
    I`m Mac til I die, so shoot me. It`s worth the extra cost, for sure... I`m not a gamer though, and I don`t use it for much except dicking around on the internet, school and NetFlixin`.
    But I def want to say that I`ve had my Mac for 2 years and it still works like the day I bought it. It`s faster than the average PC and easier to understand.... I`ve never had a virus and pop-ups can`t touch this.
  27. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2010 at 5:16 pm
    GHudston yes today PC and Mac are becoming the same but as you say that Mac can emulate PC i can say that my PC is real stable he never have problem, i don`t need to reformat anything and all my works on it are safe. Mac is good to but what make the real difference is the price and tha fact that Aplle have a real stupid politic. If you buy Apple you can`t change anything ,you buy a sealed box. Just think to iPhone, when battery lose the charge power you are screwed. There is no way to replace it. For the money i spend for Apple products i pretend to have a stuff that don`t die in my hand and no possibility to repair. Most of Mac computers are integrated in the monitor, if your monitor expire...adios Mac. So if PC and Mac nowaday are becoming the same there is no more reason to spend a lot more for Apple when i can have the same at half price with a PC. I repeat Apple today is just fashion and trend for people that want waste money.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2010 at 5:18 pm
    In any case with Windows 7 and virtual machine problem with virus are history.
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    shappy Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    @uplink theres a dratload of viruses for mac, JUST SAYIN
  30. Profile photo of SubstanceD
    SubstanceD Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    @GHudston

    Except that to game on a mac you need to buy windows, doesn`t that make buying a mac redundant when you can just buy a PC and have everything work out of the box?

    Oh, and if you miss the way a mac runs, just dual-boot a Mac like Linux Distro, and you`ll have more customization and less expenses when your mac does break.

    At the moment my room mate has a mac, dont` know the model number, but her DVD drive is screwed, can`t replace it herself. I had a problem with my MBR yesterday and fixed that with a disc...

    I know which side of the line I fall on.
  31. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    November 10, 2010 at 5:31 pm
    Can`t we get back to the real issue here? Which would you prefer, the Mustang or the Lamborghini?
  32. Profile photo of sawdusty
    sawdusty Male 40-49
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    November 10, 2010 at 5:31 pm
    Mac vs PC/ 220,221 what ever works.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 5:31 pm
    I`m still rockin` XP. Hell yeah.

    But yeah, I do a lot of gaming, so it pretty much has to be Windows for me. They did release Steam for Mac though, which is awesome. Although there are issues downloading custom maps from servers, which is not awesome since I play a lot of alphas and early betas.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2010 at 5:34 pm
    Rick S i prefere Lambo for sure but if i have to chose between PC and Mac i chose PC.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 5:36 pm
    aaaaaaannnnnnddddddd game. pc wins.
  36. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 5:43 pm
    @Rick_S Mustang all the way.
  37. Profile photo of DeadDisco
    DeadDisco Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    I personally feel Mustangs have more "attitude" than lambos
  38. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    Yeah, that`s probably about right, but for the metaphor to be spot on, you`d have to press an "allow" button every time you stepped on the gas or shifted gears; your clock would eat up all the electricity your alternator put out; and the longer you drive, the slower the car would go until you restarted it.

    Unless you put Linux on the PC instead of Windows. Then you`re putting a Chevy big block into a Mustang. Sure it`ll work, it`ll just take some engineering.
  39. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 5:52 pm
    Can`t we get back to the real issue here? Which would you prefer, the Mustang or the Lamborghini?
    Oh, Mustang, for sure. I don`t care about speed, price, anything like that. The Mustang just looks so much more... I don`t know how to describe it, but it has something the Lambo doesn`t.

    Don`t get me wrong, if I could have both I`d take both in a heart-beat. But if I could only choose one, I`d go for the `Stang.
  40. Profile photo of SoggieBread
    SoggieBread Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 5:57 pm
    Pc is always gonna win. just because a pc can be better then a store bought mac. you get what you pay for when you build a pc.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    you get what you pay for when you build a pc.
    With a PC, you get what you pay for.

    With a Mac, you get what you would have paid for four years ago.
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    I bought a PC primarily because of short term cost. It was cheaper than the mac.
    IF i had the spare cash I would buy the Boss 302 over the Lamborghini because I think it is just plain cooler.
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    tlshaman Male 13-17
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    November 10, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    OH ,THAT PC LOOKS SEXXXXY
  44. Profile photo of cyborgmonkey
    cyborgmonkey Male 13-17
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    November 10, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    LINUX!
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    "Unless you put Linux on the PC instead of Windows. Then you`re putting a Chevy big block into a Mustang. Sure it`ll work, it`ll just take some engineering."

    like. Both this comment and the post.

    Though I don`t see why the hell everyone always have to argue over which is better. Jesus. I prefer a PC, and I like both Ubuntu and Windows for different reasons (I`ve got Ubuntu on my desktop and Win7 on my laptop). But I can understand why some people prefer macs and, and it`s fine with me if that`s how they want to spend their money.
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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    November 10, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    Id have that Shelby over the Lambo anyday
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 6:16 pm
    "LINUX! "

    Hell yeah, Ubuntu
  48. Profile photo of GHudston
    GHudston Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    @piperfawn/substanceD

    I`m not in any way challenging anyones choice of computer hardware/OS, just to get that out of the way. I prefer mac, you don`t. That`s fine.

    I will certainly agree that I could get an equally powerful PC for much less than I paid for my Mac. But I would have to select it`s components and assemble it/have it assembled. Custom PC`s ALWAYS have some problems, it`s just one of the drawbacks of having so many variables in the hardware. This is fine for some, but not for me. I just want it to work, invibily and without my input, so that I can just get on with some work/play some games.

    (Cont.)
  49. Profile photo of GHudston
    GHudston Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    *invisibly

    (Cont.)

    The only way around this issue, for someone like me, is to buy a prebuilt machine. To get a prebuilt PC of the same spec as this Mac Pro wouldn`t actually be that much cheaper and often has the same issues with replacable parts (I`m looking at you, DELL). The same goes for a prebuilt of the same spec as an iMac, a lot of people don`t include the cost of an equivalent monitor to the one that you get with an iMac.

    Also, in regards to having to buy windows? Who doesn`t have a windows install disk sitting about somewhere?

    Beyond what I`ve just said above, I just find the OS easier to use; especially for design work. I -can- do what I do on a PC, I just find that OS X fits my work flow a lot better and, hey, I have a hassle free way to have all the functionality of windows too, should I ever need it!

    To each his own, eh?
  50. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 7:01 pm
    what happened to my far superior image I submitted on the same subject matter?

  51. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    ehh.. no. Mac would be more like a toyota prius.
  52. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    November 10, 2010 at 7:43 pm
    May be correct, but Mac`s don`t break

    Wrong!!! My father-in-law had to take his MacBook in THREE times to get work done. Hard drive twice, motherboard once. He lost a ton of vacation pictures and other important stuff. He hadn`t backed it up because "Macs don`t break".

    Not only did it break, it took about 2 weeks each time to get it back. I can repair my PC the same day it goes down if it needs work.

    BTW, that Mustang rocks. I`d take that over the other car any day.
  53. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 7:57 pm
    i actually have to agree with this, and macs break almost as often as PCs
  54. Profile photo of Brian 61316
    Brian 61316 Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 8:08 pm
    LOL! Volsunga`s is also correct. I wish I could train wolves :(
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    yagovaggo Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2010 at 8:22 pm
    THAT WAS ON POINT!
  56. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    November 10, 2010 at 8:23 pm
    Wrong car for the Apple, needs to be something slower that can`t work on most roadways.
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    Nocciolina Female 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 8:28 pm
    Dear God, I love Mustangs.
  58. Profile photo of W2
    W2 Male 13-17
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    November 10, 2010 at 8:28 pm
    heh.
  59. Profile photo of Crabcakes
    Crabcakes Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2010 at 8:34 pm
    As a longtime Mac user (and I`m not being an idiot fanboy, just stating the facts as they pertain to my situation), I can honestly say the only thing that`s ever gone bad on mine have been 5 hard drives (in 5 years), which go bad on ANY machine, not just Macs, and even then only 2 were boot drives.

    Hell, my whole family uses Macs– my folks have 4 different Macs between them, my house has 5, and my in-laws have 3.

    Grand total– 2 Mac Pro desktops, 5 iMacs, 2 17" MacBook Pros, and 3 MacBooks, and the only person who`s ever had major hardware problems would be my brother, who steadfastly refuses to buy a Mac, even though he`s been through no less than 7 different comps in the last 3 years.

    That said, I`m not a retard, and neither are my parents or in-laws. We back our poo up.

    Although, I`d say one drive failure per year out of the 30+ we have running isn`t terrible.
  60. Profile photo of lauriloo
    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    November 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    The sad thing about pc fanboys is, they constantly have to start a pc vs mac argument to justify why they use a pc. Has a mac user EVER started a pc vs mac war? no, because we don`t give a f*uck what you choose to use, couldn`t care less. enough already. be happy with your choice and shut up.
  61. Profile photo of IchBinErica
    IchBinErica Female 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 9:07 pm
    The sad thing about pc fanboys is, they constantly have to start a pc vs mac argument to justify why they use a pc. Has a mac user EVER started a pc vs mac war? no, because we don`t give a f*uck what you choose to use, couldn`t care less. enough already. be happy with your choice and shut up.

    NOT TRUE. I have one Mac fanboy friend who will not stfu about my using of a PC. O.M.F.G.

    Also, my PC has served me very well, it has only had one major problem in it`s life, but since I switched from Vista to 7, it has worked like a dream with whip cream on top.
  62. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 9:08 pm
    erm...i didn`t have to pay anything to get a part replaced in my mac...just saying. And sometimes you have to buy a new pc too so, this pic isn`t necessarily true.
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    zmeace Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 9:09 pm
    except for what dufftoller said, i really like this submission
  64. Profile photo of Mikeer
    Mikeer Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 9:23 pm
    That`s a comparison between a laptop and a desktop. If your laptop dies, regardless of whether it`s a PC or a Mac, you will most probably need to replace the whole mobo assembly. You can replace parts on a Mac Pro, you know.

    Just because it`s easy to use, doesn`t mean it`s designed for retards. It means it`s designed WELL unlike someone we know. Oh and don`t give me the crap about Linux > Windows > Mac. Mac is *nix, just has a proper GUI.
  65. Profile photo of Smashking
    Smashking Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    All I got from that picture is that when a PC gets a fried hard drive, dead video card, corrupted memory, or motherboard malfunction, you only ever need to buy a new keyboard and it fixes it.
  66. Profile photo of Stane
    Stane Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 9:49 pm
    I`m PC gamer, so Macs suck ass IMO.
  67. Profile photo of Reganom
    Reganom Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 9:50 pm
    Has a mac user EVER started a pc vs mac war?

    Yes

    And again.

    *third try cos quoting wasn`t working =[
  68. Profile photo of pfkdxius
    pfkdxius Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 9:52 pm
    lauriloo, did you forget about the whole mac vs. pc ad campaign?
  69. Profile photo of Reganom
    Reganom Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 9:53 pm
    pfkdxius:

    Beat you to it :P (yes i am that childish :P)
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    bryantm3 Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 10:23 pm
    lol so true.
    macs are easier to use and don`t crash, but man, they are totally uncustomizable and if it DOES crash, you are screwed.
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    Boredered Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2010 at 10:46 pm
    Sorry but I find windows easier to use, start menu is my life <3
  72. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2010 at 11:01 pm
    What a lame disgussion, as always with the pc/mac thing.

    Mac and PC have different qualities, both good and bad. It depends on what you need a computer for and your personal preferences. Some people like to buildt, upgrade, customize etc. and so they need a PC. It`s a lot cheaper, but you can probably fix it yourself. A PC is a little more work, but the price is low.

    A Mac will cost a lot more, but it sure lasts longer... if you`re not a computer wiz, but like to play around with computers mac is perfect... i have a PC, and i would like a mac but it`s too expensive, i use the computer to surf the web and write homework so buying a mac for this is not neccesary...
  73. Profile photo of PoopNoodle
    PoopNoodle Male 40-49
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    November 10, 2010 at 11:21 pm
    @Boredered
    Sorry but I find windows easier to use, start menu is my life <3


    Have you ever tried Linux?
  74. Profile photo of KMeTG
    KMeTG Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 12:05 am
    I`d take a black Mustang `65 over a crap orange Lambo any day.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    November 11, 2010 at 12:17 am
    I haven`t bought a new computer in over 10 years. Of course, there`s nothing left of the original except the case and the power cord. It`s had 4 motherboard and processor upgrades; 4 optical drive upgrades; 2 new power supplies; the RAM`s gone from 256Mb to 4Gb; the HD capacity has gone from 10Gb to 2Tb; plus I`ve added a PCI RAID controller, extra USB and Firewire ports, and I just bought my 3rd monitor.

    Try that with a Mac.
  76. Profile photo of belunan
    belunan Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2010 at 12:31 am
    He wishes to join this argument

    Yeah, that`s about where it`s at right now.
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    watbid Male 40-49
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    November 11, 2010 at 1:23 am
    @ OldOllie

    I know a guy with the same story about a broom, get to 55 second mark for relevant information. Same could be said for your computer.
    here linky
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    paddyt07 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 1:24 am
    I don`t care what I use. As long as it works, who needs to feel that hip?
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    Rheaonon Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 4:07 am
    Saw the mustang, got a boner, saw the lambo.... goodbye boner.... :(
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    Tommyzto Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 4:24 am
    oh god this is so boring...so boring!!
    I`m not a PC gamer, I don`t "mod" my pc, I don`t add things or replace parts..I just use my mac to surf, do homework and learn photoshop.
    I paid my mac mini less than 600€ euros, 3 years ago. it never crashes, it is fast and easy to use.

    I also have a PC and there are no such different things..pc and mac do the same things, at this level of using, pc is also used to play..but yeah..ok..who cares.
  81. Profile photo of fabarati
    fabarati Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 4:41 am
    Meh, I`d prefer a `68 Camaro ss. Or an Aston V8 vantage (new or old one, doesn`t matter). `70 Dodge Charger. 911 Gt2 RS. `68 911 Targa. Mercedes 230 SL (pagoda). Maserati Gran Turismo. The list goes on. Seriously, the list goes on and on and on and on. All depending on how much money I make at any given moment.

    Hell, if I wanted a mustang, I`d rather have a normal `65 convertible, than the beefed up version shown (can`t quite place it, but I don`t know mustangs all that well).

    And if I wanted a Gallardo, the GT3 racing version is not what I`d buy. I`d go for a Balboni, or something.
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    K3vin Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 4:42 am
    @Tommyzto

    What does a PC cost in Europe? What you do with your ($850 USD 3 years ago) mac can be done with a $250 (todays $) netbook.

    My PC`s never crash either (barring a complete hardware failure), yet other people`s do. Same things happen with mac, that`s why they have a support site a phone line because they all don`t `just work` like they love to claim.

    If apple`s product prices where in line with the rest of the industry (or lower considering some have had serious design flaws), they would be fine. But they`re over-priced, and not nearly as capable as a comparable PC.

    So what you get for the extra money is strictly a sense of smug that you own an expensive piece of eye candy, and get to be part of the douche mac culture.
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    liberalirony Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 5:27 am
    They can charge those prices cause people will buy them. The same reason people will buy designer jeans over an equivalent non-designer pair. There`s no difference except the label but people will always make up their own reasons to justify their choice. :-)
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    GHudston Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 5:45 am
    @OldOllie

    All you`ve managed to prove is that you have to replace a PC as much as you have to replace a Mac, except that you do it in installments.

    @watbid

    That video was PERFECT. :D
  85. Profile photo of Lizzy_girl
    Lizzy_girl Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 5:51 am
    Sad but true. My Mac keyboard broke and I`m using a plug in one from my dad`s older mac, because getting the broken one fixed would cost more than a brand new laptop itself.
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    K3vin Male 18-29
    487 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 6:09 am
    Although people will buy them, it`s not always because it`s a designer item. Apple plays to people that know little to nothing about computers/technology, throws a little razzle-dazzle at them, making the consumer believe that they are the superior machine... Which, when you compare specs, features, and price, they most definitely are not.

    As an example i was recently helping a neighbor with his laptop, and he mentioned that he should get a mac. When i asked why, he said `because i take a lot of photos, macs are better for that`. While my neighbor is a nice guy he`s completely inept when it comes to technology and would believe whatever you told him.

    Apple is good at marketing, industrial design, playing on peoples stupidity, and catering to the market that needs an expensive computer for appearance`s sake.
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    bl8fra Male 30-39
    14 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 6:55 am
    @GHudston

    If we were to assume that a mac and pc breaks down at the same rate (relatively speaking this is true) then that mean you`ll be spending significantly more every time your mac breaks down versus your pc. The fact you can replace parts in your pc versus needing to replace the entire machine is the point.
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    Kickan Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 6:57 am
    I have used computers for about 20 years. During much of that I was what could be considered a hardcore nerd. So, I know a thing or two about computers. During those 20 years i have owned alot of computers, both Mac and PC. At the moment i own a mac and a couple PCs. The PCs are used for gaming. Period. Everything else works better on the Mac.
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    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 7:07 am
    I think it`s time for some of those captcha things when posting...every single post I`ve opened this morning has been full of spammers...
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    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 7:12 am
    personaly i like the black car more anyway...
  91. Profile photo of K3vin
    K3vin Male 18-29
    487 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 8:20 am
    @kickan:

    hahahah, your technical analysis of "Everything else works better on the Mac" is so convincing... Being a `hardcore nerd`, you really should have been able to come up with a reason as to how things work better on a mac. Apps run the same on the different platforms, and if you have comparable hardware there is no performance difference. Anything you notice is that nonsense apple has put in your head that things just work so much better on a mac.

    walk into most data-centers in the world and you`ll not find one apple product (other than a techs ipod maybe). The reason? Apple products are technically impotent and cost prohibitive. period.

    Industry will probably never adopt apple until steve jobs stops smoking crack. Their blade servers are designed like their consumer grade products... Real pretty, lack features, not very customizable. Yeah, apple is so awesome...

    Apple is for people that need to talk about how awesome their apple poo
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 8:35 am
    Friends don`t let friends game on Mac.

    All hardware can fail so the more reliable BS they say regarding hardware is dead wrong. The difference is if something does die on a PC you can replace that one item not the whole setup. Besides that you can pay much less for a PC than a Mac with the same setup.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 8:40 am
    I don`t understand were people get Macs are beter at photo/video/sound editing either. Mabey at some point in the 80`s and early 90`s but if they`re so good at it why are games the most intensive thing for above said items designed on PC`s and why are the best video cards for a PC?
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    SoggieBread Male 18-29
    36 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 8:44 am
    @kickan:

    if you have as much experience as you say you do you would know that you can build a PC to handle everything and not just gaming. like I`ve said before, with PC`s you pay for what you get.
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    HAHAyousuk Male 18-29
    153 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 9:40 am
    The PC/Mac argument is funny, because the only REAL difference between a mac and a PC is the software. You buy a mac, and you are really buying a PC with Mac OS with an INTEL CPU - the SAME ones that are in a PC.

    When you buy a mac, you are buying access to Mac-specific hardware and software. You are being limited to a specific set of hardware that Apple wants to support. You are buying a computing experience which is a bit simpler than a PC.

    Mac software IS good, or Apple wouldn`t be so successful, and there ARE great reasons for using a Mac. Claiming that a Mac is better for editing media is WRONG. It all depends on the software you choose to use; the best editing software is ALMOST universally available on Windows AND Mac OS.

    It all depends on taste. I personally like PC, because I like to play games. I can`t get a fast enough video card to play the games that I want to play, the way that I want to play them, because I can`t get a fast enough video card t
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 9:42 am
    @Volsunga-

    Awesome pic- except it`s not true what it says about not being able to get help with Linux. I installed Ubuntu on my computer with very little prior Linux experience or knowledge, and I`ve been able to get help from other users on the forum for every single problem I`ve encountered.
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    GHudston Male 18-29
    182 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 10:48 am
    @bl8fra:

    But that is if you assume that they break down at the same rate.

    I have had several Macs and many, many PCs in my life. Every single PC, without fail, has needed to be repaired several times and have parts replaced during it`s lifetime, vastly increasing the "maintenance" cost of the machine.

    None of my macs have ever needed to be repaired or replaced, and the only time I buy a new one is when I want to upgrade. Now that I have a Mac Pro I can upgrade individual parts anyway so the point is irrelevant.

    Your results may vary, obviously, but that has been my experience.

    Also, I resent it being implied that I know nothing about computers/technology because I prefer Macs. You`d be surprised to hear that I actually do know a thing or two about computers. The difference is that my computer is a tool to me, not a hobby.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 11:17 am
    macs are better than pcs i can tell by the pixels and ive seen quite a few computers in my day
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    henryhendrix Male 30-39
    722 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 11:22 am
    Every one of these comments deserves a *Facepalm*.
    It all depends on taste, nobody cares if you think PCs are extremely unstable or that Macs are overpriced.
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    scoomanchoo Male 18-29
    219 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 11:41 am
    Well that`s not true, you just need to buy the parts and do it yourself
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    Gomay Male 13-17
    690 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 11:46 am
    I think PC is better than a Mac. Why? I`ve had a PC for over 8 years without ANY problems whatsoever but when I got a Mac, it broke within the first 2 months. Also, the ONLY advantage the Mac had over the PC was that it could run 1080p vids at the cost of the Google homepage taking 20 seconds to load.
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    GHudston Male 18-29
    182 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 11:58 am
    @henryhendrix

    I hope I don`t get a facepalm! You`ve just said what I`ve been saying all along!
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    Dragonlord Male 18-29
    734 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm
    @Gomay Sample size fail
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    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    I paid my mac mini less than 600€ euros, 3 years ago. it never crashes, it is fast and easy to use.
    You could get a PC with BETTER specs than your own Mac for the same price NOW. Just sayin`.

    I have had several Macs and many, many PCs in my life. Every single PC, without fail, has needed to be repaired several times and have parts replaced during it`s lifetime, vastly increasing the "maintenance" cost of the machine.
    The fact is, the ONLY reason parts in a PC break down is because YOU`RE AN IDIOT.

    My family has used PC`s all our lives, and the ONLY time we`ve had any "hardware failure" was when lightning struck our house and it burned out a fair amount of our tech. The only reason THAT happened was because we weren`t using surge protectors.

    Not only that, but there`s such a greater variety of parts you can use in a PC to make it YOURS, as opposed to a Mac which is basically just on loan to you fr
  105. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    *on loan to you from Steve Jobs.
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    GHudston Male 18-29
    182 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    @Altaru

    If I were an idiot and that is what was causing the issues in my PCs then surely my idiocy would break the Macs aswell?

    I have no idea why you felt the need to insult my intelligence. At no point did I say that you couldn`t keep using your PC, or that my choice was better/more correct than your choice.

    Mac`s work better -FOR ME-. Yes, a PC has more options and more parts for customization but that is not what I want out of a computer. I get no enjoyment out of that.

    If that is what -YOU- want out of a computer then that`s great. Build and customise your PC to your hearts desires and have a bloody good time doing it. Just don`t call me an idiot for having my own, perfectly valid, opinion.

    Thanks.
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    fabarati Male 18-29
    1240 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    I will say this: Buying really cheap name brand pc`s aren`t always the best of Ideas. Specifically, Acers suck. They may be better now, but they`re notorious for hardware issues, bad support, bad build quality and low quality parts (display, keyboard, etc.).

    This can be attributed to shoddy workmanship when constructing, and shoddy workmanship when designing the cooling system and the chassis. And being cheap.

    On the other hand, Acer is now the worlds second largest PC maker. So yeah.
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    Silverflame Male 18-29
    90 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    i just get my mac repaired, free of charge :/
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    gatorade777 Male 18-29
    1194 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    Last 3 years I`ve gotten it repaired free. And everytime you get it done the warranty resets or something. I`ve broken my mac like 5 times.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    @watbid We always told the same story about having Daniel Boone`s ax. I`ve also use that story to describe old Frank (short for Frankenstein, which really doesn`t quite make sense, since Frankenstein was the doctor, and my PC is more analogous to the monster, who never really had a name, which is more the pity, but that`s another story).
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    November 11, 2010 at 8:20 pm
    If my PC was a Mustang...

    Then...


    Now...
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    fabarati Male 18-29
    1240 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 1:17 am
    @ollie: So, it looked awesome at first, then became a ridiculously overbuilt monstrosity?
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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 7:38 am
    @Silverflame "i just get my mac repaired, free of charge :/"

    What the hell do you want? A goddam trophy?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 10:57 am
    @ollie: So, it looked awesome at first, then became a ridiculously overbuilt monstrosity?
    Yeah, that pretty well describes it. ;-)
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    K3vin Male 18-29
    487 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    @ Faberati

    I love this... Where do you get your stats? other than forum `acer is poo` chit-chat? I bought an acer laptop in uni (6 years ago) and it`s still running 24/7 today as my linux server. I bought an acer netbook last year, no issues. But yes, acer is poo

    Apple uses (almost exclusively) Foxconn in China. This company recently came under heat due to the large suicide rate at it`s factory (some related directly to apple). It costs apple piss-all to make their products in relation to what they sell them to you for.

    Product cost is a completely valid argument... If it is not a factor in everything else you purchase in life, then you either have to much money, or are an idiot.

    Example. I need a PC for surfing the internet and checking e-mail. I can buy a used computer capable of these things for $50, or a used mac mini for $200 (1.4 GHz) all prices just pulled from my local craigslist and the cheapest.

    What reason can you honestly justify
  116. Profile photo of K3vin
    K3vin Male 18-29
    487 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    * for spending an extra $150 that isn`t complete apple marketing BS.
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    Crucible Male 18-29
    1817 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    This is more or less true.

    I still prefer Macs though. They just fit my needs better.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3435 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 6:18 pm
    Dead friggin on.
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    Smokey86 Male 18-29
    24 posts
    November 14, 2010 at 7:49 am
    ok, my pc broke and I just bought a spark plug...where does it go?
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    nerocon Male 18-29
    65 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 4:06 am
    I guess, comparing an apple to a lambo is a bit off though considering macs are usually a good bit behind in tech compared to pc`s.. But I guess its more of a price comparison then a performance comparison so its mostly valid.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    November 16, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    THats brilliant!
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    dielaughing Female 13-17
    129 posts
    November 23, 2010 at 1:30 am
    Macs look nicer but I think they both perform the same. Reguardless I like PCs more. And what`s wrong with the car on the left? I`d much rather drive that.

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