The Knife in your Back
- Dec 8, 2008
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- Duluth, Minnesota
|System Name||My Comp | Fiancees Comp|
|Processor||i7 5820k @ 4.6Ghz 1.285v| i5 2500k|
|Motherboard||MSI x99 SLI Plus | AsRock Z77 Pro 3|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 2400 @ 2666 | 12GB DDR3 1600|
|Video Card(s)||AMD R9 290x | MSI 5850 OC|
|Storage||128gb SSD + 2x 2TB | 2TB|
|Display(s)||Asus 27" LCD | 25" Hanns G|
|Case||CM Storm | CM Elite 430|
|Audio Device(s)||Creative Recon 3D PCIe|
|Power Supply||Enermax Galaxy 1250W | Rosewill 630w|
|Mouse||Logitech G700s | Logitech G100s|
|Keyboard||Logitech G901 | Logitech G105|
|Software||Win 8.1 Ultimate x64 | Win 8.1 Ultimate x64|
|Benchmark Scores||3D Mark - Fire Strike Extreme - 4403|
Why would apple be fine with this? They validate all the hardware that goes into their boxes, work with companies to offer decent drivers and support for various features and so forth.
Saying apple should let other companies build cheap little clones and sell them is akin to saying Ford should just start putting Ferrari badges on the Focus cause really, they are the same hardware..just cheaper version. Never mind the effort that goes into designing, building, marketing, and selling a Ferrari, just let Ford call the Focus a Ferrari and profit from someone else's success in a niche market. Hel why stop there, Kia can make an even cheaper Ferrari! We can all have One! Never mind that it just wouldn't be the same, or as good.
Apple sells premium hardware, full stop. They don't want to offer anything under $1,000 and that's their business model. Maybe things will change later, but for now apple sells what they sell. And premium doesn't always mean absolute peak performance, the software, design, aesthetics, and so forth are all part of the equation.
Have you ever used a Mac? Because I had to deal with that crap during my college. The thing you call a Ferrari (bad choice, Macs are slow and expensive, not fast and expensive like a Ferrari) I watched on a daily basis lock up and perform like crap. When asking the teach how to fix it locking up, normally the response is "reboot it", and these were brand new iMacs.
Apple doesn't sell premium hardware, they sell crap in an attractive box. Don't kid yourself, they use the same hardware PC's do, PowerPC has been gone a long time, because it was slow as hell.
Apple doesn't sell blazing fast rigs, most of the hardware they use is mediocre at best. Once again, not comparable to a Ferrari. The only reason they don't want companies putting OS X on PCs is because the price savings. Let me compare the "Ferrari" to the "Focus"
Notice the "Focus" is actually running a 2500k, and overall has amazing brand name products behind it. Yet it still comes in under $1000, if OS X even retailed for $300, that "Focus" would whoop the Macs ass, be as reliable, and cost a ton less. Do your research, I would take the "Focus" any day of the week. Apple just can't compete on the hardware level for cost, and they don't want to give up charging an arm and a leg quiet yet, theres a lot more fools wallets to gouge before the OS rights up.