BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: 1984 300D
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RE: holy crap... $9,000 mac
I am into building and repairing computers. Tyan makes a quad processor motherbaord. They made them for the AMD XP processors and I think Asus may have made one for Pentium 4. at the time neither of the processors had dual core or hyperthreading.
If your Operating system isn't compatible with quad processors then it will only show up as 1 processor so the other procesors won't be used(talk about wasting money).
I think the Tyan quad processor motherboard sells for $1500 for just hte motherboard.
I have a dual processor server which I use for autocad, and video editing it does what I need it ot and that is all i care about.
I think The macs are just using dual core processors becasue they want to save money. I don't use Macs I have heard about there reputation. But I think when they release Operating systems every few months then that makes me want to loose respect for them.
That is why I prefer Windows based computers because they are easier to fix in my opinion.And the operating system stays on the market for over 5years.
MACs in my Opinion are over priced and overrated machines.
When I worked for Best Buy I remember a couple came into the store and they told me that they had a mac and they were having nothing but problems with it.
So i showed them a Windows based computer and I showed them all the features that it had and they were just shocked at how easy it was to use compared to the Mac Computers.
I know that Macs use a better operating sytem compared to the Windows based systems, and the chances of your mac catching a virus is slim to none, but I like I said before they are overrated and overpriced.
I have been into computer repair for over 4years.
And you also mentioned that the Mac computer came with a 30inch LCD screen.
I can go to sams and buy a 65inch LCD TV then buy the HiDef computer cables for it an I would have a 65inch computer monitor that I can also watch TV on.
I want you to know that I have considered Purchasing a mac. But for the money i can build 2 Windows Based gaming rigs and I would still have money left over to buy a 21inch monitor or a projector.