Originally Posted by sphinxvc
I agree. If you're a power user or budget user, Windows is the way to go. If you're like what 95% of users in the world are like, Mac's probably the way to go, if you can afford one.
Um pretty sure apple has a %10.6 share (http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/13/idc-apples-now-third-largest-pc-vendor-in-us-with-10-6-percent/), and if %95 of people used macs we'd be stuck at least a generation or two behind, hardware wise, indefinetly.
Windows is not budget, but it can be, windows is versatile.
The issue with Macs is the same as Monster (excluding the turbine series, more pertaining to beats and cables). All you're paying for is the "precision aluminum unibody enclosure", a white LED, some gray paint, and the oh so glorious fact that you own a mac. You're paying for the name and not the hardware. There is no point in defending apple's prices or performance/price ratio, if you have money to burn and want to feel special, by all means buy a mac.
Which is perfectly fine, I have nothing against apple or people who use macs. Personally I'm more a price/performance kind of guy, bought a 32gb zune hd for almost half the price of an 8gb touch. I lose the LOD option, but being able to carry my entire library plus a movie or ten is more then a good trade off. I could've bought a macbook, I was honestly about to pull the trigger last year, until I discovered some pc forums. Then I learned a good deal about pc's (much the same as audio and this forum) and I've never considered a mac again. I now have a pc that is ridiculously fast, almost 2tb of internal storage including a SSD, a 5870, and it cost me a good deal less the 15" macbook pro I was eyeing.
Edited by dirkpitt45 - 10/13/10 at 8:45pm