Gateway eXperience

Discussion in 'Community' started by G4scott, Oct 5, 2002.

  1. G4scott macrumors 68020

    G4scott

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    #1
    This is funny... I'm sitting in a gateway store right now... Not a single human has greeted me. I just walked in, the guy at the counter looked up, and then looked back down. Not a mere "hello". What's even funnier, is what I'm about to do. I'm gonna ask them about the Profile4, and how it stacks up to an iMac. Wish me luck!
     
  2. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes I go into Gateway Country (Downtown Berkeley) and direct the browser of every machine from the Gateway site to the AppleStore. :cool:
     
  3. scem0 macrumors 604

    scem0

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    lol, good idea. I have a gateway store, but there isn't much of a chance that I will ever go in there. Too bad there isn't an apple store...
     
  4. Wes macrumors 68020

    Wes

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    5 Years ago, I was around 10, i walked into a Gateway store. Naturally being a blood thirsty kid. I tried to launch quake. In 10 seconds, a kind employee escorted me from the shop.

    That's when I started to hate gateway.
     
  5. G4scott thread starter macrumors 68020

    G4scott

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    Well, I've come to a conclusion. The gateway store in McAllen, TX is full of a bunch of antisocial twits. I tried talking to some guy, and he never looked up at me when he talked back... They didn't seem too confident about their Profile4... After that, I went to the CompUSA (which they have recently expanded), and they had a Mac guy there showing another guy how to use iPhoto... I walked up, he said hi, and then I started answering some Mac questions...

    It just goes to show how much better the Mac experience is. It's like you have a twin-engine turbo porche, and some PC idiot is bickering that his 'super diesel tractor' that doesn't do more than haul craploads of dirt is better because it has more horsepower...

    I did hear an interesting explanation as to the usefulness of processor cache... Imagine a mechanic... He is the processor, and the car he is working on is the task he's working on. If the mechanic uses a certain tool frequently, he might put it in his shirt pocket. This makes for the fastest possible access, but he can only hold so much in his front pocket. This is like L1 cache; very fast, but it doesn't hold much. L2 cache would be if the mechanic kept tools in his pants pockets or tool belt. A little bigger than his shirt pocket, yet not quite as fast. L3 cache would be like his tool-box that he carries with him. It can be carried with him, and it holds more than his pockets, but it takes the longest amount of time to get something from it. The system memory would be like going to a storage room to get a part, and the hard drive would be like a warehouse, or auto parts store, where the mechanic would have to drive across town to get something...

    Anyways, gateway sucks... Long Live Apple!!!
     
  6. scem0 macrumors 604

    scem0

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    I like to think of cash as the stuff I wish I had in my bank account....

    (Yes I know they are spelled differently.)
     
  7. MacBandit macrumors 604

    MacBandit

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    For some reason people here hate car comparissons but I have to admit this one does kind of stink.

    Here is a comparrison I just thought of that I think makes more since. A mac would be a 7series BMW good handling, good brake, and good power. Now 3ghz PC would be a top fuel dragster. Sure the dragster can do 300MPH in a 1/4mile but how well does it handle? How well does it stop? How long can it be ran before it runs out of fuel, overheats, wears the motor out?
     

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