8 reasons windows users don't switch

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  1. furcalchick macrumors 68020

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  2. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I agree with the article except for #8. I think the jury is still out; many power users are saying "wait for the first service pack" etc.
     
  3. kerpow macrumors 6502

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    Of those original 8, 3 stand out above the others.

    Hardware - Mac hardware is really not that great but it works. A simple tradeoff really, get the latest and greatest graphics card and run it on a unstable operating system or get one that's 6 months old that runs well.

    Price - An entry level Mac is over twice the price of an entry level PC. You can talk about TCO but at the end of the day there's going to be a much bigger dent in your bank account at the end of the month if you buy a Mac.

    Mac Uses - they're a bit like Christians, always telling people how wonderful the stuff they belive in is. I'm probably guilty of it a tiny bit but am trying hard to stop. I think its enough to say "I have a Mac, its pretty cool" but not add "you should really look into getting one".

    FWIW, I don't agree with the comments about Vista. Infact I would say XP sp2 is great and many people feel that they are happy with what they have.
     
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  5. bluefiberoptics macrumors regular

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    I'll tell you another reason Windows users don't switch:
    Apple doesn't have a Desktop for consumers.

    I already have a great 24 inch display. Now give me a decently priced Apple Desktop to go with it. Drop the Mac Pro price or introduce consumer Desktops.
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

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    Mostly agree, but about price?

    yeah, mac's price is comparable with similar equipped pcs.... that really means nothing in today's market when majority people has a budget for the computers, below $800, there is no mac laptops available! below $400, there is no mac computer available.
     

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