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A PC Maker That Compares To Apple?
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Agent69
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Sep 26, 2005, 06:31 PM
 
I know this is a loaded question, but if you couldn't use Macs anymore, which PC maker would you trust for a PC? (My wife needs one and I just don't trust Dell.)
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Sep 26, 2005, 06:33 PM
 
Why can't your wife use a Mac?
     
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Sep 26, 2005, 07:17 PM
 
She prefers Windows. I hate Windows but whatever floats her boat.
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Sep 26, 2005, 07:35 PM
 
my wife likes her dell alot - if not that i'd get a sony

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Sep 26, 2005, 07:37 PM
 
Sony.

Make her use a Mac.
     
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Sep 26, 2005, 07:47 PM
 
BYO. Much cheaper, and you get exactly what you want (assuming you know what you're doing, that is).
     
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Sep 26, 2005, 08:23 PM
 
Just tell her it's Mac or nothing. She'll convert.
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Sep 26, 2005, 08:25 PM
 
The rule of thumb is Dell for desktops and IBM for laptops
     
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Sep 26, 2005, 08:53 PM
 
I like the Shuttle for desktops, actually.

Laptops, as much as I like Sony, I'm skeptical of their build quality, as people I know have had some issues. I suppose I'd waver between them and IBM. Toshiba used to be up there, but are crap lately.

The question is though: Why exactly does your wife need a PC (she may not).
     
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Sep 26, 2005, 10:28 PM
 
just wait a year, you can prob get a Intel Mac later that can run OS X and Windows on it, making you both happy
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Agent69  (op)
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Sep 26, 2005, 11:45 PM
 
I'd love to wait a year but her current desktop is just getting too long in the tooth. As for making her switch, I won't do that to her but I have told her not to expect me to provide support for Windows any longer, which is why I am looking for a computer with tech support (life is too short to deal with Windows).

I'll check Dell's website, although I have a hard time with the idea of actually placing an order with them.
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Sep 27, 2005, 12:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by OpenStep
The rule of thumb is Dell for desktops...
Whose rule...
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Sep 27, 2005, 01:56 AM
 
Yeah, nothing but problems when I used Dells.
     
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Sep 27, 2005, 02:09 AM
 
I'm with Paul - build her a Shuttle.
     
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Sep 27, 2005, 07:25 AM
 
If she's not going to play games, order from either Dell or HP's business class machines. They're much better than the consumer stuff.
     
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Sep 27, 2005, 07:28 AM
 
i've had problems with the last 2 dell desktops i bought..2 in 2 years...both failed but were evetually fixed. They are cheapthough
     
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Sep 27, 2005, 08:29 AM
 
Originally Posted by Lateralus
Whose rule...
The rule in the IT world

edit: I guess it doesn't matter because in this thread everyone is going to single out problems they have had with a computer maker and bitch and complain saying they suck.
     
   
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