Exactly - you can't convince the ignorant.
I mean, I've been wrong before (a lot), but if someone confronts me with facts, I have to back down. Not opinion or conjecture, but facts.
[coffeeshark starts rambling]
Even if Apple computers and windows computers had the exact same speed and processing power, you'd still pay so much more for an Apple. Facts is, they're not as fast. From the 133mhz bus to the 800mhz processors, 4200rpm hard drives and 64mb video cards, they're slower all around.
The 'benefits' of owning an Apple, such as:
superior build quality (nothing to back this claim up, just his statement)
Here's some users problems with build quality: http://discussions.info.apple.com/we...Y5.2@.599c70df
"And here's yet another thread with more than a hundred posts from people with the exact same problem. Feature for feature, this is the best notebook I've ever had: slim, bright screen, the first viable desktop replacement I've ever used. Unfortunately, it also has, by far, more design-oriented hardware problems than any other computer I've ever owned"
Read the thread, it's pretty obvious that there are plenty of problems with build quality (and software too)
You'll love the $1000 "logic board" replacement that Apple does. Plus they have hinge problems, too (see Gateway/Emachines thread on notebookforums)
Here's the main powerbook g4 forum, it's a good read http://discussions.info.apple.com/we...rY5.2@.eebff35
And did I mention people have been getting shocked by the powerbook? Yes, electric shocks, verified by Apple.
Then there's the white spots on the LCDs, uneven illumination, etc. And surface corrosion on the palm rests, black dots on the "titanium" surface.
And the guy that had to forcibly bend his entire powerbook so it wouldn't wobble on his desk. How sturdy!
Great build quality!!!
no plastic case (so you have one color choice? i can buy an aluminum notebook too)
Here's why apple doesn't paint their aluminum cases any more http://www.uc.pt/ihti/joaquim/titaniumproblem/
excellent screen (15" high-res TFT XGA? ooh. don't forget the whitespots problem on the g4 screens)
backlit keyboard (yeah, we can get those too, oh, by the way, learn to type without looking, it's easier)
5.6 lbs (big deal, lots of Pentium M notebooks beat this with better power)
1.1" thick (again, we can get thin laptops too)
mac osX (hooray, you have cartoons and a clock on your desktop)
he forgot to mention his 4200rpm hard drive and 90 days phone support and 1 year warranty and the battery life, tested by ZDnet to 2.3 hours (not 4). 90 days phone support? wow, great service.
And the all-aluminum body tends to dissipate heat well - right onto your lap. beware.
Nobody mentions apple's 133mhz bus, either.
$2500 for the 15" apple laptop, no carrying bag. Gee, great deal.
He likes to mention how apples aren't made for gaming - but doesn't realize that gaming performance is one of the better ways to measure the overall performance of a laptop, not just for games, but for any task involving memory and graphics.
And for those of us that don't have a laptop and a desktop for games (as ballsac says he does), why would we buy two machines when we can buy one good laptop?
But those are just facts, and ballsac doesn't like facts. Do a google search on G4 reviews and see what real users (not fanboys) have to say about it. Most of them say something like "great screen, costs too much, no phone support".
Like I said, check out the apple forums, it's an eye opener as to Apple's alleged quality and stability.