iMacs Now Have IPS Displays

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  1. musicaleCA

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    Garbz will love this. For anyone who didn't catch this, Apple's making IPS displays now:

    See here

    And all for the price of what some IPS displays go for all on their own. Dare I say, this is a deal?
     
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    [sarcasm]Why replace one part when you can get a whole new system?[/sarcasm]

    ...and I am not anti-Apple. If I could afford their monitors I would.
     
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    I feel about the same way. I can't get past their unecessary price tags.
     
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    Ah, but their price tags are necessary, because they sell so few units. :D
     
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    I wouldn't say $1199 is expensive for such a powerful all-in-one computer, not to mention you get the world'd best and most advanced operating system. Plus it doesn't look like **** and isn't made of plastic, like most of PC's...
     
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    :popcorn: Let the shoosting begin!
     
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    Yeah but once again MS has helped to increase Mac sales by introducing a Windoze update.
     
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    You misunderstand Windoze purchasers. They WANT slop.
     
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    Ah, but they sell so few units, because their price tags are (un)necessary. :D

    You see what I did there? I used the same exact words, almost... :lol:
     
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    Mac is rocking their sales... PC's - not so much.

    iPhone, Mac sales continue to propel Apple forward | Apple - CNET News

    If they're too expensive, someone forgot to tell the consumers buying them. Not only that, but even in a recession they're gaining market share while PC's lose it.
     
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    I am a Linux user sans my Adobe work, but I wouldn't jump the gun on Win 7 this quick. A couple other friends who are die hard Linux users but use Windows at work have been running 7 for a couple months and have very few complaints.

    Apple might be stable and safe (obviously...its Unix), but since it no longer runs on proprietary hardware, only the OS has any added value, the rest is just price gouging.

    Build your own computer with quality parts and stick the current Apple OS (snow leopard?) on it for a fantastic machine, that excels at anything but gaming, and it will be at a very reasonable price.
     
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    Should've known this was going to start a Mac vs PC thread.

    First, OS X isn't Unix. It's a Linux/FreeBSD hybrid, with a LOT of proprietary Apple stuff thrown in for good measure, the Core APIs being among them (Core Audio, Core Data, etc.). And their own file system (which has huge benefits over NTFS). Stability is great because the hardware and software engineers talk to each other. Security is bound to go down the tube sooner or later, as more people adopt Apple gear. Of course it's easier to secure because of the Linux underpinnings, but still, eventually there will be serious problems, mostly in the form of attacks that exploit flaws in seemingly unrelated software tied to the OS (like Quicktime) to circumvent all that Linux solidity. The best security solution is, and likely will always be, a Unix firewall.

    Windows 7 is likely to be much more stable, simply because MS got it together and went back to the NT architecture, which was so successful in no small part to it's very, very Unix-like way of operating.

    As for gaming, that's only dominated by Windows because of DirectX, and it being so firmly entrenched in the gaming industry. It might happen that somewhere down the line, Apple decides to take a real bite out of it by making it easy for developers to produce games for both Windows and OS X; they're good at that kind of stuff when they want to be. My suspicion is though that they're quite happy to let gamers run Boot Camp for the time being, whilst they put their efforts elsewhere.
     

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