So I had this crazy thought the other day. I want a Mac. I know it goes against everything I have ever said about them, but after seeing MAC OS X Leopard and some of it’s features, I just need to experience it.
Four days ago I installed Microsoft Vista on my PC and what a mistake that was? I thought having a Intel P4 2.53Ghz, 2GB RAM would be more than enough for it to run smoothly, how wrong I was? It’s dismal, keeps running out of memory and is slow, sluggish and disappointing. I was expecting major changes to XP, and to be fair there are some visual differences, but there isn’t anything new to learn. It’s all a bit disappointing.
So I have made up my mind I want a Mac, but now I see there are quite a few choices and judging by the Apple.com website, it all depends on how deep ones pockets are?
|all-in-one||limited upgrade possibilities||multiple upgrade possibilities||Price|
|Leopard||limited USB2.0 ports (3)||Leopard|
|Glossy Glass Screen||can use any monitor or LCD|
|Viewing angle (160 degrees)|
Above are the obvious pros and cons. Personally I have always had a desktop PC, one that I could open and add hardware when needed, so the Mac Pro definitely wins there.
Conclusion: Both systems are actually a major con when it comes to price, since I could easily build a non windows / non mac machine for a lot less money. But, I don’t have the time, or the energy to build a new system. I just want something I can take out the box, and it works, with little hassle. Everyone I know who has a mac says they last for a long time with little or no problems. That is what I want. Does that mean the iMac will be usable in the future (2 or 3 years from now). The biggest problem with today is that yesterday’s computer is already out of date (well maybe a little slower than that), so one doesn’t want a non future proof machine (iMac). It is clear the Mac Pro has many advantages over the long term.
What to buy?