I don't think I could ever switch to all Apple computers. I like the abundant software for the PC and the easier ability to build my own rather than overpaying in an Apple store for something I can pay a lot less to build on my own and put Vista/7 on.
And for the people hating on Vista/7...I really think people just don't know how to use computers, because my computer hasn't crashed once since Vista came out for anything other than stupid use...like when I was trying different core voltages overclocking my current machine. Of course, I don't visit stupid sites, I don't install bloatware on my PC, I keep it backed up, protected, defrag'd and never have any issues at all. And that's for both 32 and 64 bit versions. The only snag I had was when Vista x64 FIRST came out, I had a hard time with drivers, but that's a manufacturer issue not MS.
It works flawlessly for me.
Personally I like more control not less. Apple seems appealing to some because it does a lot of stuff for you and supposedly makes it easier. But I prefer to do it myself, even if it takes more time. I borrowed my SIL's Macbook when we were home for our wedding and just didn't really care for it.
LOVE my iPad though.
I never like apple products. Ipad is my first apple product that i owned. I thought Mac computers are not user friendly. Or maybe i have been spending a lot of time with windows. I have changed computers over the years. And never once did I consider buying a Mac. Until iPad came out, now I have been neglecting my pc. I haven't updated it anymore. Guilty!
I swore that I would never buy another Apple product when I replaced my old iPod with an Archos 604 many years ago. Flash forward to April and hear me trashing Apple and the iPad at launch. I visited my local Bestbuy about two weeks ago and saw all of the fanboys at the Apple demo table and thought to myself "let me see what the fuss is all about" and after having the device in my hand for about 10 seconds and I knew that I had to have one. I ordered one online at the Apple.com store (32gb 3G) and got a delivery date of June18th. Being the impatient guy that I am, I visited my Bestbuy this past weekend and found that they had the 32gb wifi in stock....so what do I do...I buy it of course. So, here I sit, typing this on my 32gb wifi unit and anxiously awaiting the arrival of the 32gb 3G unit. I will give this wifi iPad to my wife when my 3G gets here.
So...from Apple basher to owning 2 iPads in the course of about a week.
I owned an Archos 5. Archos is a piece of ****. And the customer service is atrocious, quality control is atrocious...everything about that device aside from the fact that it holds a ton of movies is atrocious.
Almost exactly my sediments. I recently bought a MackBook Pro just to write apps for the iPad. My high end Win7 PC hasn't been turned on since.
Originally Posted by MikesTooLz
It all depends on what you want to do. If you need to drive in one nail, you do not need to drag an air compressor to the location, set up a nail gun, and install the nail. You want a hammer. Apple take the approach that it should be able to handle the requirements of a nail gun, with the ease of a hammer. So you have a self contained nail gun. It is handy enough to do one nail, or a thousand.
I have a Mac but it also runs windows on a second display on parallels 24/7 and it has a full boot camp install. I go with whatever is the best product...no corporate love here.
My fiance was the big apple fan. Ease of operation and "it looks pretty" I'd say were her two biggest reason. She doesn't really do any heavy work on computers, so it makes sense. I have my main pc for work and two pc laptops. Around Christmas time, I could tell she was considering getting me a kindle. I asked her not to because i had hear rumblings of an Apple reader, and said I wanted to see what they came out with first. Birthday came a few months later and so did an iPad on launch day. She used it for 10 minutes after i opened it and back in the car we went to drive 50 miles to get another one for her. I then proceeded to sheist her Mac desktop and haven't touched anything but that and the iPad for anything outside of work. I wouldn't call myself an Apple hater, but just don't understand the cult-like behavior that goes on with Apple and other brands. I have brand loyalty in a sense that if i am happy with an item and it offers a lot to fit my lifestyle, and dollar for dollar is a better product/brand for my lifestyle than others, i'll stick around. Needless to say, even though I had pretty high expectations to begin with for the iPad, I'm even happier with it than I expected to be
I HATED Apple for a long time I mostly still do. But now they focus on mobile devices a lot.
I still hate theyre computers but I do love theyre mobile devices. I love the Iphone, Ipod touch, and now the Ipad.
There are still some things that suck like how they hold out on important features that they could easily implement just to hold off for the next years device.
But IMHO theyre mobile devices are the best. I now find myself in theyre endless yearly cycle of selling my Iphone, Ipod touch, (and now gonna be Ipad) on ebay, and buying the new one.....every single year.
If you do it right you can get theyre newest and greatest for almost nothing.
Like the Iphone. Every year when they announce the new Iphone I sell my jailbrokesn and unlocked Iphone on ebay then use that money to buy the new one. Last year I sold my 3G for $570 then went and spent $200 on the 3GS.
The 2nd gen Ipod touch I sold for $60 less than I bought it new for to get the 3rd Gen one.
But with the extra money made on the Iphone sale it covers it and then some. Im hoping that it covers what I sell my Ipad for next year when they announce a new one.
The key is to put it on ebay where it will end a couple days before the new one is released. You'd be surprised how many people have no clue that a new one is coming out when they buy one.
But anyways, Its ok to hate Apple and then buy an Ipad, or anything else for that matter. I hate Microsoft sometimes too, but I still buy theyre products.
I do the same with my phones, and I like the new iPhone, but refuse to be on ATT.