“It’s with more than idle curiosity that I’ve watched the recent Microsoft ads that attack Apple, subtly suggesting that it’s too expensive and that it’s all glitz with no real computing power. There is so much wrong with these assertions that it’s hard to know where to begin. There is after all something to be said for getting what you pay for, and when you buy any old Windows PC based on price and specifications without regard to quality, you have no idea what you’re getting. When you buy a Mac, you may pay more, but you know exactly what you’re getting because they all come from the same source,” Ron Miller writes for DaniWeb.
“I’ve been using computers for more than 20 years. I have Zenith 8088 sitting in my basement. I’ve used PCs for all but the most recent 2.5 years. I didn’t come out of the womb as an Apple fan boy. I used the product and I fell in love with it,” Miller writes. “It is a gorgeous piece of engineering and I paid a lot of money for it, a lot more than I would have had I bought a comparable PC, but when you get down to it, in my long experience, there simply is no comparable PC.”
Miller writes, “The Mac OS is so much more elegant, the way things work so subtle. I don’t hate Windows if that’s what you think. I just think if Microsoft wants to compare themselves to Apple, they may hire some actors and be able to sell the idea that the PC is a much better value, but when you get right down to it, if you’re really honest and look at all the factors, Apple wins hands down.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Macaday” for the heads up.]