Page 3 of 10 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast
Results 33 to 48 of 152

Thread: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

  1. #33
    <<== UT3 Player spoon_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,067
    Thanks
    113
    Thanked
    139 times in 131 posts

    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy View Post
    Also although the outlay up front might be higher than equivilent machine from HP/Dell/Lenovo, they just hold their value, so in 3/4 years time you could still sell it for a fairly good price.
    I would definitely agree with you here, my missus Mac Mini cost her £365, I sold mouse & keyboard for £50, portable hard drive for £35 and the whole Mini sold on eBay for £370 2 YEARS down the line. Amazing.

    On topic,

    OSX has really a small footprint when it comes to hard drives - at point the already mentioned Mac Mini had Vertex SSD installed as opposed to 80GB 2.5" Apple hard drive and boot time decreased by 5 seconds... [30 seconds vs 35 on normal mechanical hard drive]

    I find this a bit strange - Windows machine will show huge improvements with an SSD - at the moment my W7 install on 40GB 3.5" HDD takes 7 minutes to boot up SSD will cut this down to a minute something.

  2. #34
    Senior Member this_is_gav's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    4,841
    Thanks
    175
    Thanked
    247 times in 214 posts

    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Quote Originally Posted by spoon_ View Post
    I find this a bit strange - Windows machine will show huge improvements with an SSD - at the moment my W7 install on 40GB 3.5" HDD takes 7 minutes to boot up SSD will cut this down to a minute something.
    I think that says something about the presumably ancient hard drive more than Windows.

  3. #35
    DDY
    DDY is offline
    Senior Member DDY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,732
    Thanks
    146
    Thanked
    565 times in 391 posts
    • DDY's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock Z390M Pro 4
      • CPU:
      • i5 9600k
      • Memory:
      • 16GB (2x8GB) 3200MHz CL16 Corsair Vengence
      • Storage:
      • Adata SX8200 NVME 1TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • RX 5700
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic Focus Gold 550W
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2715H

    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Apple still haven't invented TRIM yet, you may find the 30s boot time may increase back to 35s as you fill the drive.

  4. #36
    Sublime HEXUS.net
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The Void.. Floating
    Posts
    11,819
    Thanks
    213
    Thanked
    233 times in 160 posts
    • Stoo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2*Xeon 5450 @ 2.8GHz, 12MB Cache
      • Memory:
      • 32GB 1600MHz FBDIMM
      • Storage:
      • ~ 2.5TB + 4TB external array
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI Radeon HD 4870
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro
      • Operating System:
      • OS X 10.7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Samsung 244T Black
      • Internet:
      • Zen Max Pro

    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    wow stoo I wasn't aiming this thread at you!
    I wasn't aiming the reply at you either chap, just "out there" in general
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

  5. #37
    Oh Crumbs.... Biscuit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    N. Yorkshire
    Posts
    11,192
    Thanks
    1,392
    Thanked
    1,091 times in 833 posts
    • Biscuit's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI B450M Mortar
      • CPU:
      • AMD 2700X (Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3)
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Patriot Viper 2 @ 3466MHz
      • Storage:
      • 500GB WD Black
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic Focus Gold 750W
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-V359
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity 80/20

    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    TLR most of it as people are suggesting the build quality is actually GOOD in macbook pros. Quite a difficult one for me to agree with after i have had the DVD drive replaced like 3 or 4 times and its broken yet again (damn slot drives), the screen has been replaced, the keyboard and mouse pad both died and had to be replaced and then not to long ago they had to replace the entire logicboard (motherboard). Admitadly this was all done free under the applecare (which i also got free as student at the time).
    I dont know where the impression of good build quality came from because from my experience it sounds like pile of balls. Innovative yes, very however actual prduct beneith the pretty face is of questionable quality.

    There was also a mention of the apple displays been excellent. Put side to side with a display of similar cost from other manufacturers and you realize its not entirely true. Back with the 30" cinema it was pretty much the case but these LED glossy things are distinctly average.

  6. #38
    <<== UT3 Player spoon_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,067
    Thanks
    113
    Thanked
    139 times in 131 posts

    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    I think that says something about the presumably ancient hard drive more than Windows.
    THAT ancient hard drive still boots up OSX in 35 seconds [I have actually used it on Windows 7 install just to get the feel]

  7. #39
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    241
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked
    31 times in 24 posts
    • Legthigh's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P6X58D-E
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 950
      • Memory:
      • 6GB DDR3 Corsair Dominator
      • Storage:
      • 2x500GB RAID0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX 480
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520
      • Case:
      • SilverStone FT02B-W
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 22" FLATRON
      • Internet:
      • O2 Broadband

    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    My oranges are better than your apples.
    Should you be interested? Here's what I've been...
    Doing, Playing and Listening to.

  8. #40
    HEXUS.timelord. Zak33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    I'm a Jessie
    Posts
    34,628
    Thanks
    2,817
    Thanked
    2,889 times in 1,782 posts
    • Zak33's system
      • Storage:
      • Kingston HyperX SSD, Hitachi 1Tb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 1060
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 800w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT01
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTC uber speedy

    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Quote Originally Posted by Legthigh View Post
    My oranges are better than your apples.
    Cox over Smith.. all day long.

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

  9. #41
    Seething Cauldron of Hatred TheAnimus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    17,147
    Thanks
    798
    Thanked
    2,151 times in 1,407 posts

    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Quote Originally Posted by spoon_ View Post
    In 2 years she had owned it, the machine was virtually no maintenance, never heard a single complain that something is not working, popping out, erroring - you name it.

    In one instance the hard drive completely died, ordered a replacement and restored TimeMachine backup, Mac was backed up and running in 50 minutes as she left it [ok the last 30 minutes wasn't backed up ]
    And this....... This is why I find myself perplexed by mac users.

    I'll let you guys in on something. I'm meant to be good at my job (software n systems), I'm fairly top of the game (and I've acalades to back that up), I'm an enthusiast.

    BUT I HATE ALL MY COMPUTERS.

    They are flawed inperfect creations, they cost the earth and have so many stupid, god damned stupid little flaws, plus the odd gaping one.

    However a mac user ignores that. Completely.

    You said in 2 years, virtually no maintenance and never a single failure or error.... IT SUFFERED A DRIVE FAILURE.

    HOW..... and I reserve this font size n colour for special use.

    HOW THE HELL IS THAT NOT THE WORST KIND OF FAILURE, SHORT(hah) OF IT COMBUSTING, OR KILLING YOUR MOTHER AND RAPING YOUR SISTER. HOW..... HOW, HOW ON EARTH CAN YOU BE HAPPY THAT THE DRIVE FAILED.

    I mean you say it had no failure.....

    I know drives fail, heck I've been SSD in all mission critical machines for years now (thanks to TRIM support ), but I mark it as a negative when it happens.

    This is why I'm always piss disapointed when I buy a mac anything, because retards like you are too busy suckling on the apple word to realise its crap.

    YOUR WHY MY FONDLESLAB DIDN'T LIVE UP TO EXPECTATIONS, ITS YOUR FAULT, YOU OWE ME A FORFILLING TECH EXPERIENCE YOU BASRTARD.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

  10. #42
    Headless Chicken Terbinator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    7,330
    Thanks
    1,105
    Thanked
    674 times in 552 posts
    • Terbinator's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock H61M
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon 1230-V3
      • Memory:
      • Geil Evo Corsa 2133/8GB
      • Storage:
      • M4 128GB, 2TB WD Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX Titan
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX760i
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster 130
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell Ultrasharp U2711H
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 60Mb.

    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

  11. #43
    Senior Member kopite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    3,487
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked
    155 times in 124 posts
    • kopite's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 2500K
      • Memory:
      • 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz Corsair Memory Vengeance Black
      • Storage:
      • 128GB Crucial m4 for main drive. 3.5 TB of storage space over western Digital Drives
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte NVIDIA GTX 970 G1 Gaming Edition
      • PSU:
      • 750W ANTEC TRUEPOWER
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT03
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1 x 27 inch dell Monitor 1 x 20 inch Dell monitor
      • Internet:
      • Virgin media 150MB

    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    And this....... This is why I find myself perplexed by mac users.

    I'll let you guys in on something. I'm meant to be good at my job (software n systems), I'm fairly top of the game (and I've acalades to back that up), I'm an enthusiast.

    BUT I HATE ALL MY COMPUTERS.

    They are flawed inperfect creations, they cost the earth and have so many stupid, god damned stupid little flaws, plus the odd gaping one.

    However a mac user ignores that. Completely.

    You said in 2 years, virtually no maintenance and never a single failure or error.... IT SUFFERED A DRIVE FAILURE.

    HOW..... and I reserve this font size n colour for special use.

    HOW THE HELL IS THAT NOT THE WORST KIND OF FAILURE, SHORT(hah) OF IT COMBUSTING, OR KILLING YOUR MOTHER AND RAPING YOUR SISTER. HOW..... HOW, HOW ON EARTH CAN YOU BE HAPPY THAT THE DRIVE FAILED.

    I mean you say it had no failure.....

    I know drives fail, heck I've been SSD in all mission critical machines for years now (thanks to TRIM support ), but I mark it as a negative when it happens.

    This is why I'm always piss disapointed when I buy a mac anything, because retards like you are too busy suckling on the apple word to realise its crap.

    YOUR WHY MY FONDLESLAB DIDN'T LIVE UP TO EXPECTATIONS, ITS YOUR FAULT, YOU OWE ME A FORFILLING TECH EXPERIENCE YOU BASRTARD.
    And Breathe

  12. #44
    The late but legendary peterb - Onward and Upward peterb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Looking down & checking on swearing
    Posts
    19,381
    Thanks
    2,892
    Thanked
    3,403 times in 2,693 posts

    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    And this......
    You do realise that Apple don't actually make the drives in house, and are therefore liable to exactly the same random failure events as a drive fitted go any other *nix or windows machine?

    What (I think) spoon_ was saying was that the after sales support and data restoration process was particularly good for someone who is not particularly techie.
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    Been helped or just 'Like' a post? Use the Thanks button!
    My broadband speed - 750 Meganibbles/minute

  13. #45
    Bows out! CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hopefully somewhere less backstabby
    Posts
    28,789
    Thanks
    3,203
    Thanked
    4,456 times in 3,442 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    You do realise that Apple don't actually make the drives in house, and are therefore liable to exactly the same random failure events as a drive fitted go any other *nix or windows machine?

    What (I think) spoon_ was saying was that the after sales support and data restoration process was particularly good for someone who is not particularly techie.
    He does have a point though although it was put across in a "slightly" melodramatic way!!

    Spoon said this:

    "In 2 years she had owned it, the machine was virtually no maintenance, never heard a single complain that something is not working, popping out, erroring - you name it."

    It was then followed by this statement:

    "In one instance the hard drive completely died"

    Statements one and two don't compute. Isn't a dead hard drive something not working??


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

  14. #46
    Hooning about Hoonigan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2,109
    Thanks
    145
    Thanked
    392 times in 278 posts
    • Hoonigan's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GIGABYTE X570 AORUS MASTER
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
      • Memory:
      • 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB
      • Storage:
      • 2x 2TB Gigabyte NVMe 4.0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080Ti VENTUS OC
      • PSU:
      • be quiet! Straight Power 11 650W
      • Case:
      • be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer Predator Z35P + ASUS ROG PG279Q
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media Vivid 350

    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Going back to the original question: why do people buy Apple/OSX?

    Well, for me, the main reason is the fact that they just work. I've had my MacBook Pro for nearly 2 years now and I've not had a single issue with it yet, nothing has crashed, nothing has broken and it still looks pretty much brand new through looking after it.
    I've had my iPhone 4 for about 13 months and it's the same story with that, the only problem I've had with this is with the mail app, but that got patched at some point along the road so I'm still happy.

    Everything just seems to work, and you know that when you pick up your phone, it will work, or when you turn on your MacBook, it will work, and that's something I like and am willing to pay a price premium for.

    And the fact they're Apple products obviously gives me a greater social status at the age of 19

  15. #47
    Oh Crumbs.... Biscuit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    N. Yorkshire
    Posts
    11,192
    Thanks
    1,392
    Thanked
    1,091 times in 833 posts
    • Biscuit's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI B450M Mortar
      • CPU:
      • AMD 2700X (Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3)
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Patriot Viper 2 @ 3466MHz
      • Storage:
      • 500GB WD Black
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic Focus Gold 750W
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-V359
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity 80/20

    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    Going back to the original question: why do people buy Apple/OSX?

    Well, for me, the main reason is the fact that they just work. I've had my MacBook Pro for nearly 2 years now and I've not had a single issue with it yet, nothing has crashed, nothing has broken and it still looks pretty much brand new through looking after it.
    I've had my iPhone 4 for about 13 months and it's the same story with that, the only problem I've had with this is with the mail app, but that got patched at some point along the road so I'm still happy.

    Everything just seems to work, and you know that when you pick up your phone, it will work, or when you turn on your MacBook, it will work, and that's something I like and am willing to pay a price premium for.

    And the fact they're Apple products obviously gives me a greater social status at the age of 19
    Give them another year...

  16. #48
    Herr Doktor Oetker, ja!!! pollaxe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    West of England
    Posts
    2,969
    Thanks
    1,013
    Thanked
    280 times in 225 posts

    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    BUT I HATE ALL MY COMPUTERS.
    This!

    I have three Windows 7 systems, one Ubuntu 11.04, two Hackintoshes and a MacBook Air - each have their own annoyances.

    Bloody things.

Page 3 of 10 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Teeny Weeny mp3 Player
    By 0iD in forum Consumer Electronics
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-06-2005, 09:37 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •