[internetworkers] why not a mac?
zman at shell.neverwhere.org
Thu Nov 11 13:15:27 EST 2004
On Thu, 11 Nov 2004, Sil Greene wrote:
> (1) price. If I'm gonna shell out the dough for that machine, I want a
> good one -- meaning fast, dual procs, lotsa ram -- and those aren't cheap.
> When I go to configure my dream G5, I usually end up with a price close
> to what I paid for my car, so I sleep on it. Needless to say, I haven't
> placed that order yet.
I spec hardware on a frequent basis and the only way you'll get a
compareable product is to build it yourself. On the average for what is
offered I compare with Dell which would be more expensive than the Apple.
The big rule when you spec your machine is to not use the Apple memory for
the upgrade, go directly to Kingston or another vendor. I use Other World
> (2) Apple. I'm sorry, Apple seems to do a lot of things well, but
> treating customers right doesn't appear to be one of them. So when I wake
> up, after sleeping on my proposed order, I remember what assholes Apple
> seems to be to their customers and I decide they really don't need my
> money right now.
Don't know where you get this from. I haven't been treated unfairly by
Apple. Nor were any of my customers when I was a consultant. Buy the Apple
Care, it's worth it. I only know of a few people that have had any bad
dealings with Apple, a very small percentage. I have had numerous bad
dealings with any number of "PC" companies. Gateway is on the top of that
Scott H. Zekanis
zman at kungfumonkey.com
1957 Buick Riviera Hardtop (2 dr., 425" Nailhead)
1959 GMC in Chevy Sheetmetal 1/2 Ton (235" Inline 6)
1990 Ducati 750 Sport
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