Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent
Mac's really aren't bad. Overpriced, yes... but they do have some nice features. The fact that you have way much less of a chance for a virus is helpful. They're good for editing and web design. It's not good for gaming, but there are some uses to it. The price you have to pay for one is ridiculous though.
What features do they have that aren't available on the PC side? All of the same top quality software is available for both platforms, such as Adobe Suites. The fear over malware is very misleading. Most Mac users don't even run AV software, and Apple insists there's no need. So how would a person know they were infected...or even dodged an infection? Now, on the flip side, there are excellent free tools on the PC side that will keep you clean. Add that to common sense usage, and you can nearly guarantee a PC to be virus-free (with proof). It is ridiculously easy to keep a PC malware free. If you don't believe me, start a thread asking people to post how often they get infected, or how long it's been.
As for the cost, that's reason enough to avoid them like the plague. Why anyone would pay extra for identical hardware that's in a 6-9 month old PC blows my mind. Apple doesn't get the high end procs first. They are always lagging behind what's available on the PC side.
My point is, there's no way to actually justify an Apple purchase, aside from admitting your paying more for a status symbol.