- Apr 9, 2009
- Reaction score
- Ithaca NY
- Your Mac's Specs
- 13 inch alMacBook 2GHz C2D 4G DDR3, 1.25GHz G4 eMac
This just helps the facts that Apple overall arevery resonably priced computers. Even maybe a little cheaper if the PC support cost is high. Just information we all know already but it's nice to see the rest of the world is slowly comeing to accept this fact.
Agreed. My mates white ibook G4 still surfs the net and plays music as well as the day it was new. And the same as my imac from 2006. I can play World of Warcraft on it (plus a heap of other modern games and apps) and get 60 fps on medium settings. Tell me any 2006 PC (with all 2006 parts) that can do that. I dunno of any.
I think it's just the useful life expectancy of a Mac is like 2-3x that of an equivelant PC. A five year old PC is a dead dinosaur. But five year old macs are still very useful machines.
I do feel that OS X is a lot more reliable than XP, but there's absolutely no reason an XP machine (or Win 7 at this point) should be obsolete if taken care of, after 5 or more years. Heck.. my wife's 10 year old Compaq laptop (which we gave away) is still chugging away, doing basic tasks.
Can someone please elaborate how Macs are cheaper than PCs in the long run?
Basic tasks, on a 10 year old machine? That's nothing. My grandma juat spent 6 years writing her manuscript for her first book. And she did it on a Colour Classic Macintosh. And she had an old Apple stylewriter printer to print it out too. And it worked perfectly. She just finished the book this year. So the computer was 14 years old when she started and 20 years old when it's finished. And mind you this is an elderly person who had little knowledge of looking after computers.
So my point is 10 years is nothing for basic tasks. Can the 10 year old computer still use the latest OS and software?
And apart from the articles it takes people a lot longer to install new OS's to PC's then it does Apple computers. PC's have to worry about defragging, maleware, viruses, yearly or mothly OS reinstalls (for those who care about thair PCs), and backing up data is not as seamless as Time Machine or carbon copy cloner. And all of this takes up a lot of time. And time equals money in business. A computer that just works and does it's job on it's own with less mantainence to keep it running in ship shape in the end costs lesss to run.
In my line of work I see more capacitor failure than any other part either dried out or
swollen and mainly in cheap power supplies in all kinds of gear all brands.