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Apple vs. Pc

by leoleo1890 / September 17, 2006 8:26 AM PDT

I?m thinking about buying a new computer, an Apple, I?d like to know ther pros and cons of both, Apple and PC. My Apple would be an iBook G4.

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"My Apple would be an iBook G4." Why the old unit?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2006 8:35 AM PDT
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Frankly this should only be considered if you had something particular that would only run on the discontinued for many moons unit.

Tell why.

Bob

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Apple !

If you have the budget, get the MacBook Pro !

If not, buy a PC. MacBook don't worth it. You can get a better configuration for the same price.

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Maybe a budget purchase.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2006 12:38 PM PDT
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I'm starting to see some real deals on the PPC Macs. But I won't go there.

Bob

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Answer: Apple vs. Pc
by leoleo1890 / September 18, 2006 1:13 PM PDT

Budget...

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Depends on what you're used to
by jbutt_mcse / September 18, 2006 2:14 AM PDT
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At my school there are both Macs & PCs for use, and I've found that, as a PC user, Macs are amazingly inconvienient. The shortcuts that help save a lot of time are different, the way you access programs & the menus are completely different - it's such a hassle that I won't even check my email on a Mac unless the PC labs have lines out the door. Of course, that all depends on whether you use Macs already or not. Also, I find the Apples overall slower than the PCs, but that could be the network here.

Apples are generally more expensive, and they claim that this makes their laptops better, because all the components are designed together. However, PC laptops are also all designed around certain chips and configurations, so I don't think that claim makes very much sense.

I have heard that Apples are more reliable and that their tech support is better, but I've had some frusterating experiences over my iPod. Perhaps the tech support varies from department to department. PCs are more likely to break down, in my experience.

I don't know how long a use-life Apples have, but I haven't heard either way so I'd assume it's about the same as a PC.

Hope this helps!

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