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Windows 7: Apple immune to Windows 7 impact, analyst says

13 Oct 2009   #11
djfirestorm

Windows 7 (Build 7068)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adamd View Post
Well Apple maybe not lose business but maybe they will not get as much "new" business because 7 is coming out.

Everyone who wants an Apple computer will most likely get an Apple computer. Those people not so sure now can be like o Windows 7 is out and is getting great reviews. I will just take 7.

Make sense lol?


Also those people really big into photoshop etc for a while I don't see why you would buy a Mac? Windows had 64bit photoshop before Apple did and I still don't believe they have it yet. And Windows also has a ton of great video editing software. I truly think that Apple is just running off an old note when it comes to that and just riding it out until it ends.

I never see a reason to buy an Apple computer. Same hardware in a fancy shell and a different OS and they can charge way more for it. Does your harddrive stand to live longer because it is in an Apple computer over the same brand in a PC? I don't think so.
Very well put. What you said plus its a "designer" computer, there is no real reason to need a mac. Its a lifestyle, not a "OS written by Jesus Christ himself" (should copyright that so Mac don't use that in their next anti windows propaganda). Why would you spend 2x (literally) on the same hardware to have a mac that can only do maybe 20% a PC (at best)? Just stupid. People are suckers for "it just works" ... well, newsflash, Windows always "just works too" except it goes beyond "just" working into a fully functional and versatile system! MS should use that as an ad haha.


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13 Oct 2009   #12
ahriman

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) / OS X Snow Leopard
 
 

Does Apple still solder the CPU and GPU onto the motherboard?
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13 Oct 2009   #13
kreesdqban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Apple's got groupies, Windows has followers...
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13 Oct 2009   #14
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ahriman View Post
Does Apple still solder the CPU and GPU onto the motherboard?
Pick a model and look over the specifications on it. Apple - Support - Technical Specifications

For a Mac Pro you will find cpu = Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors For video card not integrated graphics = NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB (single-link DVI and dual-link DVI) http://support.apple.com/kb/SP30
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14 Oct 2009   #15
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ahriman View Post
Does Apple still solder the CPU and GPU onto the motherboard?
Pick a model and look over the specifications on it. Apple - Support - Technical Specifications

For a Mac Pro you will find cpu = Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors For video card not integrated graphics = NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB (single-link DVI and dual-link DVI) Mac Pro - Technical Specifications
Latest Mac Pro
One 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
3GB (3x1GB)
640GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512MB
One 18x SuperDrive
Apple Mighty Mouse
Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (English) and User's Guide

$2500

My 7 Box
One 3.6GHz Quad-Core Intel Core2 ~$150
4GB 1066MHz $80
30GB OCZ Vertex 1TB $160 + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s $80
Radeon 4650 $50
One 24x DL DVD burner $30
MS Wireless KB & mouse $20
Add motherboard, wireless card, TV tuner, media center case & PS, MS media center remote and receiver AND Windows 7 Student discount for about another $250 total

I could build THREE computers with Windows 7 for the price of one home-directory munching Mac Pro.
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14 Oct 2009   #16
ahriman

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) / OS X Snow Leopard
 
 

Yeah. I've never understood the Apple fanaticism.
Especially when they solder components onto the motherboard.
(Seems they still do. I just did a quick search, since it doesn't really concern me as I would never buy a Mac.)
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14 Oct 2009   #17
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
I could build THREE computers with Windows 7 for the price of one home-directory munching Mac Pro.
And that is understating things a bit there still! I never got into Apple/Mac simply when seeing the prices way back in the 98 days!
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15 Oct 2009   #18
ja3hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

I would have to agree that Apple really has no place in the business world but I'm going to say something that I thought I would never be saying. I've been considering a Macbook Pro. Not because of OSX but because the hardware... They have their place in the world.

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My beautiful wife and I recently went to a new furniture store in the area. Mind you, we live in the richest county in America.
Just curious.. which county: by which measurement?
Highest-income counties in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I'm in number 19. Kinda neat. I always liked stats.
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15 Oct 2009   #19
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You could get the identical hardware from another brand, like Dell or HP for much less the cost. Hardware is definitely NOT a reason to consider an Apple. Only consider it, if for some reason, you prefer OSX over Windows 7.

They have their place, just like a diamond studded cell phone case has it's place. I don't see them worrying about Windows 7 to be honest, because they have their followers, or zealots as they are known, who will buy anything with an apple logo on it, regardless of cost. If you approach it rationally and unbiased, it is difficult to justify the costs. If an Apple cost the same as a similarly configured Dell, then it would certainly warrant equal consideration.

In my company, I got my graphic designer a Mac Pro tower that cost more than 5 of the other Dell towers I purchased for others. Those 5 Dells out-paced the Xeon Mac Pro in Photoshop scripts, general rendering tasks, and even in load times for Photoshop. It also has more stability issues than 12 other Dell systems we have in the office.
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15 Oct 2009   #20
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I bought a Mac a few months back, more out of curiosity than anything else. Got the bottom of the line Mac mini. I used it quite a bit at first but now I hardly touch it because it just isn't anything special. I upgraded OSX from Leopard to Snow Leopard because the upgrade only cost me $10 but it was a very ho-hum upgrade. My Win 7 machine blows it away. I only play on the Mac, I always go to one of my Win machines if I want to do any real work.

I hang out on some Mac forums and I have to chuckle when I see the Mac guys crowing about how they upgraded their HD and RAM (the only upgrade options on a mini). Many of them pay Apple to do those simple upgrades for them because they are scared to death to open the case. I'd bet most on this forum have built numerous rigs from scratch so replacing an HD or adding RAM is no big deal and certainly nothing to crow about.

After spending some time in both camps it seems to me that the average Win user is more knowledgeable than the average Mac user.
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