I agree--I wouldn't pay an extra $5 for the case. I just bought a 867 PowerMac, but I did it because I love the Mac OS, not because of the way the machine looks or the subpar performance you get relative to PCs. I think a lot of people buy Macs for the styling or the snob appeal, but I own a Mac because it's just more fun to use, and the OS (unlike Windows) doesn't get in the way.Originally posted by springscansing
Me personally, it's worth about 10 bucks. Any more than that means I could've spend more money on the stuff inside.
for a portable, tibook's design w/titanium serves a good purpose of strength and heat dissipationOriginally posted by springscansing
If you could get a new desktop mac in a plain beige case and save $50, would you do it if everything else was equal? 25? 100? How much is that shiny plastic worth to you?
Can you explain why plastic is worth $1000? I could see 100, maybe even 200. But $1000? You must be rich.Originally posted by irmongoose
The whole look and make of the case plays a huge part in deciding whether you buy a Mac or not. Let me put it this way.. I would rather spend $2500 on a Apple-made-Mac than $1500 on a non-Apple-Mac. That's why I never looked into building a Mac.. I knew you could do it, but I thought it was absolutely pointless.
My new dual 867 is in the mail. *glare*Originally posted by mozez
well, it depends, cube, hell yea, pay the premium, quicksilver, yes, loved it, power books, no doubt, but the new mirror doors, nothing, i feel apple owes us to take that crap, the new powermacs are the ugliest thing i've ever seen, not even compaq or gateway is that bad, they are horrible, so for those, nothing, much rather a beige box, quicksliver and others, pay good money for that, it WAS worth it.
there seem to be a lot of either rich mac users here or people who put macs in a high financial priority once they cash their paychecks or allowance/trust fund/etcOriginally posted by springscansing
Can you explain why plastic is worth $1000? I could see 100, maybe even 200. But $1000? You must be rich.
I used to be one of those guys, but after using a Cube for a couple of years, and OS X for around a year, no more. I spend several hours a day looking at my computer screen; It's not unreasonable to want it to look *nice*. The aesthetic appeal of OS X actually means I'm in a better mood when I use it. And when it comes to hardware, well, I don't miss the drabness of the beige box at all. The beige boxes look obsolete even before you buy them; 2 years after I got it, the Cube still looks like something from the future.Many have silly, rigid belief systems that say that computers that work well are spartan.