my lenovo was my favorite portable computer until my mbp. (the work-issued precision m60, m70, m2300, m90, m6400 i would never buy for personal use)
ive built everything from a 386dx40 to 486dx4-100 to p200mmx to athlon 64 machines. i just dont care for it anymore. the computer is a means to an end -- information exchange. it is an amalgamation of little things in osx that makes it better in this regard, in my opinion. if you dont care about that aspect, more power to you. i just dont understand the resentment, contempt, and superiority complex over a personal choice in computing.
Originally Posted by Anaxilus
WTH! Your Dell actually works and hasn't disintegrated? That's crazy talk. I've been fortunate to be able to pick and choose components to build my PCs and only use Thinkpads that no Macbook could ever hold a candle to in terms of build and durability. However, if I was like the aforementioned 95% that goes into Best Buy thinking I need to choose from Dell, Acer or HP I think a move to Apple would probably be inevitable so it's quite understandable. I still think that Apple quality, ease of use and intuitiveness is slightly exaggerated though. If a person has never used a computer before I don't think OSX has any advantage over Windows 7 for intuitiveness. The 95% comment had nothing to do w/ marketshare but w/ the needs and competence level of 95% of users. Sorry if 95% of readers didn't understand his comment. As much as I dislike Apple, on many levels, I can't fault Apple for providing a service and product that many PC makers fail to. I also can't help feeling everytime a person switches to Apple, the human species devolves a little bit. Perhaps Apple is only 33% culpable for the degree of resentment I have toward them after all.