hi there, i came across this site, and after reading the posts on here, i felt compelled to join and leave a comment. some of you seem intelligent, so to those who are, please dont take offense. i would like to clear up some wise tales told here. for one, you can not touch a pc, that will do ALL the mac will do for the price! (and have it for more than a year, there are some real P.O.S.'s out there)
i have many macs, and i just got a new imac g5 (the first time i ever owned an imac, because of upgradeability but again, has more than most pc's) it has a 20" widescreen display, 1.8ghz g5 (which when tested against my p4 2.5ghz, the p4 cant hold a candle to in all applications compared, including microsoft office, let alone photoshop!) the video card, well it is a good one, but not the best, but sure as heck beats the geforce4! 1gb ram, 250gb hd, airport extreme, bluetooth, 2 firewire ports for TRUE digital transfers, 5 usb ports, 3 of which are usb2, vga out and audio in ports as well as composite, and s-video etc..... now, see if the profile even offers as much, and then price it! if you compare any pc, to a mac, you must first realize, most macs (with the exception of ram) come very well equiped, and most pc's like dell's, come very under equipped! so if you go on dells site, and get desktop to do the same for only $2000.00 (which is what i paid for all the imac has), i will be surprised! i know first hand, the only way you can get a dell or a gateway to compare to a dual g5 powermac, you will pay from $600.00 to $2000.00 more for it! that makes mac's cheaper by most anyones standards! let alone, they are much more reliable, not as susceptible to virus's, and the designers dont put open back doors in their operating system so they can track and sell your info to others, like microsoft! we all know why all you pc owners had got the worm, you can thank microsoft for intentionally putting that open door in windows!
dell compare: http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/ ... tom_anchor
the gateway has i more usb port, but does not offer a 20" display, bluetooth, and ram upgrade! almost $200.00 more, for an ugly, bulky system, with not even as much as the imac.....so, what cost more for what you get?
as for the argue with speed, look at pc magazines tests...the mac is faster and more reliable in most areas, same with many independant pc testing websites. yes, pc's have MORE available games, but as for graf. the dual g5 is the best fully loaded.....hands down, shown by all tests i have ever seen. and i dont go to mac sites, i go to pc sites, and they say the same! the main dif. is you really can not get a mac for $500.00, because they all come very equipped.....but who the heck wants a $500.00 dell? take your pc pride and shove it! look at the truth in the tests held by pc mag. and many others, yes pc's have the everyday admin asst. business nitch, but who cares, are you spending hours balancing your checkbook, or edditing photos at home? me, i eddit photos and video a lot more, and will never look back at a pc again!
oh, and i dont defrag, reboot, run any spyware.....IT JUST WORKS, AND WORKS BETTER!