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PCs Vs. Macs... If They Were Cars [Pic]

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Male, 18-29, Europe
 184 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 10:48:28 AM

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.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 2869 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 9:42:02 AM

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.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 153 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 9:40:58 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

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 36 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 8:44:49 AM

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.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 14177 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 8:40:42 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?

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 14177 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 8:35:22 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.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 487 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 8:20:29 AM

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

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3743 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 7:12:52 AM
personaly i like the black car more anyway...

Male, 70 & Over, Africa
 766 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 7:07:42 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...

Male, 18-29, Europe
 243 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 6:57:29 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.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 14 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 6:55:06 AM

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.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 487 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 6:09:36 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.

Female, 18-29, Europe
 46 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 5:51:18 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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 184 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 5:45:17 AM

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.


That video was PERFECT. :D

Male, 18-29, Europe
 196 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 5:27:03 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.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 487 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:42:23 AM

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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1242 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:41:44 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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 32 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:24:33 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.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 366 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:07:34 AM
Saw the mustang, got a boner, saw the lambo.... goodbye boner.... :(

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1064 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 1:24:05 AM
I don't care what I use. As long as it works, who needs to feel that hip?

Male, 40-49, Europe
 2 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 1:23:01 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

Male, 30-39, Western US
 1511 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 12:31:59 AM
He wishes to join this argument

Yeah, that's about where it's at right now.

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 12:17:36 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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1269 Posts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 12:05:59 AM
I'd take a black Mustang '65 over a crap orange Lambo any day.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 398 Posts
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 11:21:20 PM
Sorry but I find windows easier to use, start menu is my life <3

Have you ever tried Linux?

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