"I'm currently using my TV which is a 42" Pioneer Elite 940HD-Pro which I still don't see a tv beating as far as quality even though it's really only got the output resolution of 720P. It'll accept a 1080P signal and will look slightly better than a 720P signal but you really really have to look for the differences."
I am guessing you have never seen a retina display. Lets take for example the new Retina Macbook pro. The resolution on that machine has over 2 million more pixels than a 1080P 55 inch TV. Just think about that when you are talking about the resolution. It is seriously mind blowing how incredible it is, and especially with how the graphics are getting in these new games, you are missing out on so much detail by not having a display like this.
I started on a mac back in like 95-96.
Yea, back then i would have been on a PC too. Mac's were terrible back then. But since about 2005, they have increased in overall quality.
I don't like Apple anymore as it just feels too big brother. It's OS is very solid but I wouldn't buy Apple hardware anymore.
What is wrong with the apple hardware? They don't want their customers to suffer through all of the problems with having this part from this company, and another part from another, and so on and so on. They put the best products they can into their products and stand behind them better than any company stands behind any product, not just computers.
What you get for the money isn't worth it in my opinion. The hardware available in the new mac book pro can found in PC laptop at almost 1/3 the price but what really seperates the mac book pro is the display but it isn't worth the extra money to me.
That is completely incorrect. If we arent talking about the retina display (Since no other computer company in the world even makes anything that compares) there is no way you can get the same hardware for 1/3 the money. I configured a 15" laptop with:
2.7GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz
750GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm
A High Res 1,680-by-1,050 anti-glare display
8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
All for about $2,340 plus tax. If you can find me a brand new computer that has the same hardware, for less than $800 i will be shocked. Actually you will probably spend close to $2k if you don't get the cheapest, very unreliable parts. And you have admitted that the OS is better, so for a machine that powerful, $350 is well worth the difference to get the better OS.
And to add the Retina screen, only costs $400 more. And i guarentee you that any brand new mac you would buy would last at least 75% longer than a comparable PC. PC's are just too vulnerable, and can't take the usage that macs can.
Oh and the deal breaker....... I have had my computer for over 18 months now, and i can still watch a full movie 2 hour movie on the battery, and when its over still have another hour or two of usage left. I have never even hear of anyone with a Windows machine that is over a year old that can even watch 3/4ths of a movie on the battery.
Hands down, apple puts better hardware in their machines, builds them better, warranty them better, and has a better OS.
Lets put it this way, in terms everyone can relate too...... Would you rather drive a Lamborghini that comes from he factory SICK AS HELL! OR a supped up Honda Civic that someone has throws enough money at that is can keep up, or maybe even beat the Lamborghini in a race? Yea the Civic will be less expensive, but who wouldnt take the Lambo over a civic?