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#116737 8-May-2013 12:37
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No I am not trolling.

There is a report out that shows that Mac is the best machine for Windows. As an Apple man working with Windows almost every day (via RDP) I thought this was kind of funny.

http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2013/04/24/most-reliable-business-pc-is-a-mac/




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  #813643 8-May-2013 12:48
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The funny thing is that macs are also blasted for their price, but among ultrabooks with 100% SSD storage, the macbook airs are some of the cheapest, (compared to the acer s7, samsung 7/9 series, asus zenbook primes.)
Even once you factor in a windows license for bootcamp, they're still price competitive & very good windows computers. You might even have a retail windows license floating around anyway.

 
 
 

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  #813645 8-May-2013 12:53
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The time to price compare Macs are when they are released. Apple won't do much with pricing (typically) after the machine is launched. So compared to specs it will "increase in price" as the model gets older and closer to being swapped with new hardware.

Yes, Macbooks are in the premium market (along with most any other Apple products) so got to compare them to premium laptops from other manufacturers. Got to compare apples with apples ;)




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  #813649 8-May-2013 13:01
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I use Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch. Nothing comes close to it. Not even Macbook Air. Touch baby! Rapid charge and the best keyboard in the world.




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  #813651 8-May-2013 13:03
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Youve got to wonder about the sample size...
Like how many unique laptop models they tracked?
And how many laptops were tracked altogether?

What do they consider to be a reliability issue? etc..

Its easy to make statistics fit a specific story.

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  #813658 8-May-2013 13:14
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billgates: I use Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch. Nothing comes close to it. Not even Macbook Air. Touch baby! Rapid charge and the best keyboard in the world.


Costs a lot more than a macbook air (+$600) and comes with a slower processor (standard spec). Have to admit it seems nice however.

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  #813659 8-May-2013 13:19
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Dairyxox:

Costs a lot more than a macbook air (+$600) and comes with a slower processor (standard spec). Have to admit it seems nice however.


I paid $1900 incl GST and delivery for mine when it was on special on Lenovo's website something you rarely ever see on Apple's products.

i5 @ 1.8GHz with Intel vPro CPU, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 3G modem built in, Rapid charge battery, 10 point Multi touch display, 1600 x 900, Windows 8. It was $500 cheaper than Macbook Air actually for me atleast.

Edit - Price also included a USB to Ethernet adapter and a Lenovo thinkpad sleeve and carry bag. 

Edit - Also looking at the below link, how is Lenovo X1 Carbon (not the touch model) is $600 more than Macbook Air. It's still cheaper

http://shopap.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/nzweb/LenovoPortal/en_NZ/catalog.workflow:category.details?current-catalog-id=3634951826AE4D3881BFFF1AC5FCD957&current-category-id=B9AF55C68CE1801A72F00ADAC814AC39&action=init




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  #813661 8-May-2013 13:21
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Nice buying. OT How long does it take to charge with the rapid charge thing?



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  #813663 8-May-2013 13:23
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Dairyxox: Nice buying. OT How long does it take to charge with the rapid charge thing?


0 to 85% in 35 minutes. Not just on papers. Actual and Factual :-)




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  #813665 8-May-2013 13:25
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A little tip if you are going to buy Apple products:

Most dealers won't give you a discount (they probably don't have the margins for it), but a phone call to Apple has so far always resulted in about 5% discount. (This if for the Norwegian apple store, but I would think this goes for around the world).




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  #813666 8-May-2013 13:32
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As mentioned already at various other places:
No detail to their statistics (sample size etc)
Every install of Windows on Mac is guaranteed a fresh install with no bloatware
Technical Ability of anyone who is able to install Windows on a Mac is higher than joe munt buying a compaq.

the list goes on.

In short - linkbait.



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  #813689 8-May-2013 14:09
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jarledb: No I am not trolling.

There is a report out that shows that Mac is the best machine for Windows. As an Apple man working with Windows almost every day (via RDP) I thought this was kind of funny.

http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2013/04/24/most-reliable-business-pc-is-a-mac/


Certainly doesn't reflect the experiences of our customers over the last 10 years.

We sell lots of HP Pro and Elite Desktops and Laptops, and we have customers who have mac and pc shared environment. The Macs are less reliable (Less hardware calls) and take longer to fix. The customers also spend more on support with their macs than the PC's.


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  #813749 8-May-2013 16:01
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Yeah the touch model is that much more expensive, and even the non touch model is more expensive....the link you gave is ex. GST

Used the cheapest off pricespy, which admittedly isnt always a good yardstick, as some might be imported from hongkong or some other cost saving.

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