I have a feeling that Apple are going to do a hug price cut.. They need to gain market share back.. Sales have dropped considerably over the last year or two....
I would go PC but my past experience is that its forever updating.. They just need to fix the thing properly.. if its not updating then its crashing.. In all the time I have used our iMac, it has never stopped to do an update.. if an update is available, I can just let it do the install on next time I open it.. But thats not very often.. It has crashed a few times with testing PTP and APG but not very often.. It has locked up only twice after a lot of work for many hours.. So that was my fault.
I am not impressed with the way Apply does business and treats its competitors, which has come back to bite them, be it hypocritical but I like using the Mac much better than a PC... I am very jealous of 256gig of RAM... That is just awesome.. Great for video too with the Kolor live video and VR video.. Gerald hasn't mentioned his HDs.. I can assume they are in the TB...
We are waiting for the new Mac Pro to be release, the old one should come onto the market in their hundreds, we hope to pick up a bargain....
Windows 8.0 (and Windows 8.1 within one month = no update, but it will be a replacement
I can tell you that I had one single hangup since I upgraded from Windows 7 10 months ago.
Windows updates can be very userfriendly adjusted. You can
automatically download & install all updates including recommended or immediateley & obligated reboots
automatically download all and install everything at an specific time (you're not useing your pc) with automatic or with manually started reboots if needed
be informed that Downloads are available and you can manually install single selected or all of them whenever you manually act.
Microsoft does have regularily patch days (once per month) so no Need you've to adopt your working rhythm.
Well, in terms of RAM and the freedom of choosing graphic cards i also would prefer a PC - to be honest thatÂ´s the reason i have one and had my son configure it for me.
ItÂ´s cheaper than a Mac. Yes. But not cheaper enough to convince me using Windows.
PC-users are so used to the way Windows handle things that they donÂ´t even imagine how much more fluent and comfortable and relieble the same things can be handled by another OS.
MY problem with PCs isnÂ´t the hardware - itÂ´s the OS.
And, Destiny: your repeating lamento about AppleÂ´s "way of doing business" and treating itÂ´s competitors" . . : do you really think that Samsung & Co. do business
another way? DonÂ´t you know the same facilities manufacturing for Apple also work for the most of the other brands? But: guess whoÂ´s the bad guy? Of course the bad guy always is treh most successful one. In erlier days it was Microsoft and now itÂ´s Apple. All other guys in the street have nothing but golden hearts . . .
AppleÂ´s "treating itÂ´s competitors" - what do you mean in detail?
Apple was "treated" being agressively sued by itÂ´s competitors from the start on - and it got more and more the more success Apple has since rolling out the iPod in the Â´90s. Apple started a revolution - no less.
And how it comes with all kinds of revolutions: on he spot they get copied, plagiated. People, companies who are not creative enough to start revolutions themself enter the bus.
Apple gets copied sometimes absolutely shamelessly - competitors copy even the screws and buttons to make the product look like an Apple product.
I do fully agree to Apple treating their competitors the same way as the competitors treat them.
Apple always was "special" - it is "special" still. This rises issues regarding competitors. Samsung copied Apple in some aspects shamelessly - theyÂ´re not that creative. I donÂ´t buy them.
To avoid being sued by your competitors these days you need to sue first and have legions of lawyers keeping up about every detail. ThatÂ´s the ONLY way to do business of this size today.
The US legal system simply is insane. But not handling it the same way as all competitors do would be suicidal.