Convince My Dad to Buy a MacMini(core duo)!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ldenman, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. ldenman macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2005
    So my dad isn't listening to me. I keep telling him he needs to pitch our
    Dell Dimension 8200 w/256mb of ram. We have mouse,keyboard,monitor,etc. All we need is a decent computer. I already have an iMac. He just doesn't think macs can operate in a PC world.
    I have showed him the switch page, showed him my macworld magazines, let him use my mac, and he still has yet to comply! Someone Convince Him!
  2. calebjohnston macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
    mac's aren't for everyone. computers are hard enough for some people; he's probably comfortable with windows. leave it at that.
  3. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    Your best approach here is not to recommend replacement of the P/C
    but to add a mini, allowing him to use the the P/C for dedicated Windows only
    functions while taking advntage of the mini for everything else.
  4. wasimyaqoob macrumors 6502a

    Dec 23, 2005
    London, England.
    What I did to prove to my parents that Windows was utter crap was just show them what I had to do EVERY WEEK in order to keep the Windows that they so loved.

    Every week, I would do a Virus Scan, Ad-aware SpyWare Scan and then finally Disk Defragment using Diskeeper, all this would take me roughly 2 hours each week. 2 hours a week times by 4 weeks in a Month

    8 Hours a month - 8x12 = 96 Hours a Year

    And I've been using my same Windows PC for 4 Years

    96x4 = 384 Hours, i've given up of my time to keep my parents beloved Windows PC running smoothly.

    I explained this, the next day, They made the switch to Mac :D

    And now I only use Windows PC because im a Professional Gamer and when im not playing my games, Im on my Mac
  5. Toreador93 macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2003
    If you already have an iMac, and he doesn't want to change, I wouldn't force him. The best thinig you can do is let him try your computer. If he likes it, well good for him. If not, it really doesn't harm you, does it?

    Buy a stick of ram for the Dell and it'll be fine :D
  6. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    I have to agree... I have an 8200 (albeit as my secondary & old computer) and it's still a fantastic piece of kit. I did spec it very well when I bought it, but yours surely must have some life in it yet.

    It's also a lot harder for some/most parents to pick up on computer related stuff... it'd probably be far easier for your dad to stick with what he knows. Pop some parental control software on there to stop him collecting all the spyware/viruses ;)
  7. celebrian23 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    Under the sun
    I think the issue is that parents have been using windows forever and are less accepting of change. Even though I'm getting a mac laptop in a few months, I don't think my parents would ever switch. Not ever. If he doesn't want to be an apple lover, then you shouldn't force him.

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