Deanjo wrote:The Egg wrote:If you want the most bang for your buck, get something used, possibly a Mac with some sort of mild issues (assuming you're handy enough to resolve them). Mac users are typically not handy at all, and often just buy a new computer rather than deal with it.
I actually beg to differ on that. I find most Mac users are more capable fixing their issues than the typical PC guy.Case in point, a few years ago someone handed me an Intel-based iMac for nothing. The guy was having problems and didn't want to deal with it or pay Apple support to diagnose/repair it. Turned out to be a dying hard drive (which was a bi**h to replace), but after that worked flawlessly. I did a bit of messing around with the OS (Snow Leopard), and then eventually sold it. I imagine there are plenty of other Mac users who are frustrated with a mild issue and in the same boat as him.
Care to guess how many PC's I have received over the years because the user did not want to have to reinstall Windows or replace a drive?
I am not picking sides Deanjo but there are way way more PC's out there then Macs buy a whole lot. Last I checked you can not build your own Mac like you can a PC.....you can on buy a Pre built Mac. This does not include Hackintoshes, but the vast majority of them are built by PC builders.
I think Most of the Mac people who can repair there own machines are previously PC owners who switch to Mac's out of necessity.
Also you have to factor in price since grandma on her fixed income can not afford a Mac but can afford a PC. Just a example.