Saturday, November 09, 2013

Not a Porsche

  A Mac isn't a Porsche like its consumerist proponents claim, but an old wreck with new seats installed (and only that), sold for a much higher price than a new car of a different brand.
  Basically you pay about $2000 more for a «top model» machine that may have technology that is at least a year old. Expensive Windows machines got the new graphic card (NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780M 4GB GDDR5 VRAM) right away, for instance. MacBook Pro STILL hasn't got it, but uses the lesser middle class 750 card. It has a smaller screen, offers less standard ram and so on. The worship of Mac is completely ridiculous. The old certainty that you pay more, far more for the brand and not for quality remains very much a reality.

  I can’t say I will never buy one, but it isn’t likely and has to be during special circumstances, among them the Mac being sold for a lower price than a new computer of a different brand.

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