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Sorry, but I call baloney on this claim..........
Yep...me too. I am an electrical engineer and at our company we have a mixture of Macs and Windows and Linux based PCs. The Mac laptops are the longest lasting, most durable machines of them all. I bought a MACBook Air for myself and I boot it up in Windows half the time. I bought it for the quality of the hardware.



what do you question? the $6,000? I spent $4,000 for a Dell so an overpriced mac surely could hit 6K.
obsolete? didn't they change their operating system and render everything obsolete?
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didn't they change their operating system and render everything obsolete?
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I was talking about his computer being useless...not the price.

Back in 2005 they switched from the PowerPC to Intel based processors. They had to switch since Motorola was discontinuing the processor. They supported the old OS for awhile. My company was in the same boat. We also used PowerPc processors on some of our products and we had to do a lifetime buy in order to continue shipments on some of our legacy products. For the MAC, you couldn't use newer software on your older MAC but I would HARDLY call that rendering it useless. in fact, I believe you could use newer programs in an emulation mode but it was slow if you absolutely had top. The fact that the new machines could now run Windows and run Windows programs was such a huge advantage, the switch was totally worth it.

Out of curiosity, how long ago did you spend $4K on a Dell Laptop?

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Out of curiosity, how long ago did you spend $4K on a Dell Laptop?


mid/late 90s. at that time (and here I am guessing) the "normal" PC had 4 or 8 megs? of memory. a high powered one had 16? I paid for 24 or so and memory was expensive at that time.
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The software I needed to use required the Mac to run in "real mode" (whatever that is). Time frame is about 1996 iirc. The next year, even though I had maxed out the ram, the new OS could not run the software in the amount of ram I had in "real mode".

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Sorry, but I call baloney on this claim..........

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I paid 6,000.00 for a Mac Laptop that was obsolete inside of 13 months.



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The software I needed to use required the Mac to run in "real mode" (whatever that is). Time frame is about 1996 iirc. The next year, even though I had maxed out the ram, the new OS could not run the software in the amount of ram I had in "real mode".

paulcardoza wrote:

Sorry, but I call baloney on this claim..........

pianotuna wrote:

Hi,

I paid 6,000.00 for a Mac Laptop that was obsolete inside of 13 months.


sounds obsolete to me. unless you drink the Mac purple koolade.
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Lol....1996? 21 years ago?

Sounds like he was trying to run with Windows in a virtual mode on his Mac

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No, I was not running windows under the Mac OS.

babock wrote:

Lol....1996? 21 years ago?

Sounds like he was trying to run with Windows in a virtual mode on his Mac


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I buy my iphones used and 2 generations old. Haven't spent more than $300 for one yet. I'll get an iphone x for less than $300 too. Just not anytime soon.

As for my home computer, I switched to an iMac 4 years ago and have not looked back for one second. It's been a pleasure to own, and I push it hard with video editing. At $2k dollars, it could melt down tomorrow and has already been a good value!


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Those of you who purchased the X, have you had any regrets?

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Besides that $1000 hole in your pocket? [emoticon]


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