The "benefits of a PC" over an iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by applemike, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. applemike macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2008
  2. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    It's a very clever take on this famous Apple ad but in the end, I can't get by the original point of the ad which is what a god awful mess the Dell is in comparison to the iMac.

    I'll wait a few days to get my beautiful, sleek iMac back, thanks. It's worth it, lol.
  3. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2002
    One could make that argument about a laptop vs. desktop. Yet, people are still willing to take that chance and get laptops.
  4. GaresTaylan macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2009
    Thats funny. The camera is ONE example. Id take the sleek look of the iMac any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Not to mention I wouldnt want the big round camera sitting on top of the monitor. Looks kinda goofy to me. :D
  5. Transporteur macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2008
    This ad compares all in one PCs with desktops.
    That's just wrong.

    Replace the iMac with a MacPro, or the Dell desktop with a Dell all in one.
  6. archipellago macrumors 65816

    Aug 16, 2008
    funny, but they didn't mention..

    1/ Cost
    2/ Custom Build options
    3/ better software
    4/ more software
    5/ better reliability (at the moment)
    6/ better performance
    7/ Games
    8/ Choice

    plus many others I'm sure...
  7. tomacintosh macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2005
    Let's be honest, how often do webcams break? The only way they break is if you drop them, and will you drop a built in iSight? No! Would you drop an add-on Webcam? Yes.
  8. definitive macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
    the best argument against macs is that apple sells outdated hardware for premium prices, and there's a sucker (including myself) who pays for it born every few minutes.

    as for the image posted; what it doesn't mention is that particular dell system costs anywhere from $1800 to $2500.
  9. archipellago macrumors 65816

    Aug 16, 2008
    dead pixels in the isight...?

    have you seen the threads about it...?
  10. mdurwin macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2009
    The title is wrong

    The problem with this add is that it should read "IF my webcam broke I'll just take my Mac to the Apple store so the Genius bar can hand over a new one per my AppleCare contract, but that's a big IF."

    I have the original, stand-alone iSight camera. I've had it for years, it has never broken. In the meantime, my dad is on his 3rd Dell. Not to mention that most major metropolitan areas have an Apple store so no shipping is required.
  11. applemike thread starter macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2008
    Well think about this

    1/ cost. A mac is £800 at the least. rather expensive for the bottom specs
    2/ Custom Build options. You can customise a PC more than a Mac, and swap out major things such as graphics card, motherboard and all sorts for a lower price than upgrading a mac.
    3/ Better software - i agree
    4/ More software... you have to be kidding me... windows is a far more popular base for building on then OS X
    5/Better reliability, 10 weeks ago i would have agreed, howver with all of the problems with the iMac. im not so sure.
    6/Better performane. the OS yes... and running programs yes... i agree.
    7/Games... on a mac, you have to be kidding me. windows has about 1000% more games than OS X.
    8/Choice. Windows and PC in general have thousands more options than Macs
  12. archipellago macrumors 65816

    Aug 16, 2008
    well.... as getting things wrong go this is spectacular.

    Read the thread title....?

    I was adding to it..... not arguing against it.
  13. tomacintosh macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2005
    Why is this thread even getting posted on here? This is a Mac forum, 90% of us on here own some form of a Mac, 90% will prefer Macs over PC's. It's your choice, if you want a Mac, get one. If you prefer PC's, get one. They both have their pro's and con's, no point arguing about it is there. End of story.
  14. Winni macrumors 68030


    Oct 15, 2008
    Sure. Strangely enough, though, my Mac Pro is about the same mess as the Dell when I look on my desk. I wonder why Apple hasn't put their one and only customizable/expandable machine in that ad.

    I also wonder why they are not showing their backup solution in that ad, either. I mean, Time Machine requires an EXTERNAL hard disk, even on an iMac. Let the mess begin. Also, Time Machine requires a hard disk that is much larger than the built-in disk of the computer. Now the new iMacs have 2 TB disk options, which leaves us with the question what backup device Apple is offering their customers for that. Time Capsule isn't big enough for that.

    Or, simply put, this Apple ad is only any good when you switch off your brain and don't think about it for a second. It's their typical nonsense, especially when you compare the iMac in all its glory with their other Macs, namely the Mini and the Pro.
  15. A.list.face macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2009
    I don't think that is an ad for Apple.
  16. kellen macrumors 68020


    Aug 11, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I agree. People make choices on everything they buy, usually making some sacrifice in cost, speed, design, features. Doesn't matter if its a car, computer, boat or whatever. People will always have a different opinion.
  17. Henryz macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2009
    Windows forced me to buy a Mac. I need a linux based environment for work, Mac means I can have Windows and OSX when I need them, legitimately.
  18. Mystic385 macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2009
    The first post was about humor, the second understood then somewhere between there and now people started debating the pro's and con's of what was in the picture.

    I can see where the original post was coming from. I think it lost a bit of it's funny when it migrated to an Apple forum.

    For me the humor had a huge FAIL when they put a Dell in the picture.

    I wonder if a rule on this forum should be no posting till you've had your morning coffee.
  19. applemike thread starter macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2008
    Thanks for that, i was thinking, this would work better the other way around when i wrote it.

    and as for this

    That is soo true, i just wanted to show a funny picture, so people can have a giggle about it when they see it.
  20. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816


    Oct 14, 2008
    right on the money.
  21. ADent macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2007
    How about a version with a Mac mini on the right. ;)
  22. Henryz macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2009
    How about we all laugh at the Dell advert where they turn their laptops in to colourful sweets? Or am I the only one who thinks that advert is a bit weird.
  23. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    by the way all the cable mess nowadays even for pc you can buy wireless keyboards and mice :eek:
  24. gb1631 macrumors regular

    Dec 3, 2009
    PNW Puget Sound
    Since this is the Mac Rumors forum I'm wondering why we should be talking about the benefits of PC's when we all know there are none.
  25. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    This came out in June 2008. The arguments about fair comparison have already been made, as well as the fact that the iSight generally doesn't seem to have rampant issues.

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