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    Analysis - HEXUS.sharewatch: NVIDIA and AMD show big gains

    The two semiconductor companies both see jumps in their share prices after a busy week.
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    Re: Analysis - HEXUS.sharewatch: NVIDIA and AMD show big gains

    Apple - the thing about their computers is not just that they are 'cool' they are seriously well built machines that dont lose value as fast and their day to day performance doesn't seem to have the drop that PCs do (although this is more to do with OSX). The main people who buy macs tend to be the media people who will be doing video and or photo work because a lot of this software seems to work better on OSX. A lot of people who freelance cant afford to buy something and then be stuck in the mud or have to upgrade down the line so they splash out and get the one time investment of a mac.

    Macs come with OSX and thats the only way you can run it. Well legally anyway, there are ways round it with differentiating success although it will never be exactly the same until PCs start utilizing EFI. PCs can be put together by anyone and many people do, reaping the benefits of much cheaper computers with better quality coponants than that of DELL and HP...

    Although my Macbook Pro is just as solid as the day i bought it even though i have chucked it about a little and installed tonnes of different proggys on it, I persoannly still prefer windows for some of photo and video work but final cut/logic/Quartz composer + VDMX are mac only.

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    Re: Analysis - HEXUS.sharewatch: NVIDIA and AMD show big gains

    I will never understand why Apple are viewed as 'cool' . It is a classic case of style over substance.

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    Re: Analysis - HEXUS.sharewatch: NVIDIA and AMD show big gains

    Only to a point. Whilst im not going to argue that they are not over priced because they clearly are, they are very well made computers that perform exceptionally well.

    And they are cool there is no arguing with that really.

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    Re: Analysis - HEXUS.sharewatch: NVIDIA and AMD show big gains

    Apples are so much more user friendly. I have many non IT savvy friends who prefer their macbooks over their desktop PCs simply because of ease of use.

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    Re: Analysis - HEXUS.sharewatch: NVIDIA and AMD show big gains

    Basically, all the praise for Macs (other than the looks) is actually about OSX, and locking that down to their own hardware is what lets them charge extortionate prices.

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    Re: Analysis - HEXUS.sharewatch: NVIDIA and AMD show big gains

    Quote Originally Posted by Mblaster View Post
    Basically, all the praise for Macs (other than the looks) is actually about OSX, and locking that down to their own hardware is what lets them charge extortionate prices.
    What about the build quality of apples? to me they always seem to feel as though they have been built a lot better than other production built computers.

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    Re: Analysis - HEXUS.sharewatch: NVIDIA and AMD show big gains

    Quote Originally Posted by Daydreamer View Post
    I will never understand why Apple are viewed as 'cool' . It is a classic case of style over substance.
    I think the ipod is giving Apple the cool image, but I don't know a single person who owns an Apple Computer. I would never pay the price Apple charges for 1 of their computers but some people will pay if something is branded right.

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