Infographics: Why you shouldnt buy a Mac!


  1. This is not a surprise anyone who’s anyone knows Apple jacks up the prices of things and most Mac hardware is more expensive than it’s PC counterpart. I say so what! You want a Mac you have to pay Apple’s inflated prices, if you don’t want to pay Apple’s inflated prices get a PC, shut up, and stop complaining.

    Mac owner/PC owner

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  3. What about the above graphic is presented in a “fair way?” It’s wholly biased from beginning to end and exists for one purpose: to slam Macs. It’s little more than cherry-picked “facts,” wildly off-base opinion, recycled misinformation and outright lies. True, it is easy to buy a cheap Windows PC. The market is flooded with cut-rate laptops and desktops, most of dubious quality. The Mac highlighted here is a top of the line system. If you need this much computer then, PC or MAC, it’s going to set you back north of $2500. I notice the only configuration example is from Apple. Why not include one from a Windows PC maker…say HP? Because doing so would prove that the bulk of the above diatribe is utter nonsense. It’s very easy to spend $3,000 on a fast Windows PC and the add-ons and various price points are NOT unique to Apple. Comparing off the shelf parts from Newegg with a professionally configured system is insane and completely unfair. If price is a concern then go out and build your own computer and spare us the ill-conceived rant. As for the lies: you CANNOT run OSX “on any PC” but good luck trying. You CAN, however, run Windows on a Mac. Office 2011 for Mac is $149 for the home/student edition right now on the Apple site. That includes THREE licenses and gives you all the biggies sans Outlook (which most home users don’t use). It is identical in price and configuration to Office 2010 for Windows home/student. For $199, the MAC professional edition adds Outlook (but is a single license). You can’t get this option for PC…it jumps from $149 to $279 for their “professional edition” and that is for ONE license. Apple gives you TWO licenses for that price. Hmmm…doesn’t seem like Apple is the one selling overpriced Microsoft software. The biggest howler: Macs are “difficult to upgrade.” Really??? In what way? Are Windows PCs easier to upgrade? Adding memory, peripherals, external drives and the like are as easy (if not easier) on a Mac. Plus, you won’t have to shut down and re-start your Mac over and over like you have to when making changes to a Windows PC. As for upgrading operating systems, even die hard Windows fans will admit that upgrading OSX is a breeze, especially when compared to the hoops you have to jump through to upgrade to the latest version of Windows. That is, once you figure out which iteration to get…premium…super duper deluxe…extra magnificent. Why not do it like Apple: when OSX is upgraded, there is ONE version and it is priced at a fraction of even the lowest tier of Windows. Plus, OSX is a much leaner and more efficient operating system. That’s why there aren’t a million registry cleaners and system “optimizers” flooding the market for Macs. OSX doesn’t require constant care and feeding. Finally, above all else, Apple stands behind their products with post sales tech support and Apple Care service that leave even the best Windows warranty repair programs in the dust. I use both Mac and PC computers for my business. If I had to choose, hands down, Mac would be the winner on all counts.

  4. Lets not forget that OSX can be installed on any other PC

    How is that anand ? Any guide for it to be installed on a intel pc which have windws 7 .

  5. The infographic is biased & exaggerated somewhat
    -like saying a computer is obsolete after just a few years
    -and that a 30″ upgrade is ‘only another 6″…those 30″ monitors are expensive no matter who you buy from

    But, the overall complaint about the hardware markups aren’t unfounded, as displayed:
    -$300 for a 1 TB drive
    -$1400 for a 400 mHz processor upgrade on the Xenon’s

    Apple marks up their hardware quite a bit more than most other OEM’s, and that certainly bothers me. Especially since some of it is the exact same hardware you can buy at Newegg. (And you can bet that Apple is paying far less than the cheapest you will find retail). However, you will generally find that most Mac users seem to feel OK with paying the extra money, because of their satisfaction with the software & hardware in general, and that does stand for something.

    It seem to me though that the rise in demand is taking it’s toll on quality control of Apple products. How can you expect anything less when FoxxConn (who helps design & builds apple products) reported a loss of close to $200 million for 1st half of 2010, while Apple reported $6 billion in profit. With a system of such thin margins on the manufacturing side, it won’t surprise me to see them cut corners.

    Which brings me to the last point I wanted to mention: AppleCare. The attitude I run into everywhere is ‘get it, it could save you a lot of money in repairs’. My problems is that no one seems to be asking the more important questions: why is the failure rate so high on premium hardware? (Source:

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