EVO lover who likes Apple?
How many of you out there love there EVO but also love Apple products? I personally love my EVO, but also own an iPad and iPod touch and love them both. The iPhone is simply too expensive and I really love the android experience. I'm not one of those guys who bashes Apple just because they compete with android. I think there is plenty of room for both platforms. Sprint has hit a home run with the EVO, and I think that really makes Apple and AT&T nervous. Competition is good for the consumer.
- 07-15-2010, 08:14 PM #2
I think Apple has fantastic products, but I personally I don't like the way the company is run, so I won't buy their products. Does that mean others shouldn't buy them or like them? Nope, I just vote with my money so my money will never go to Apple.
- 07-15-2010, 08:19 PM #3
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- 07-15-2010, 09:18 PM #7
My macbook was easily the best laptop purchase I've made in years. Yes there are other cheaper laptops with similar specs, but none of them withstand the punishment, nor do they run OS X (Hackintoshes need not be mentioned). OS X is actually wonderful for laptops, as it suspends/resumes ridiculously fast and applications on it actually respond to suspend well.
As for the iPad? Unless I get one for free I'm never touching one. Waste of money. It solves a problem no one had. Either use a laptop or a phone, either will have more functionality either be faster or more portable.
- 07-15-2010, 09:27 PM #8
- 07-15-2010, 09:59 PM #9
Their new Macbooks are actually pretty nice... no other laptop has that level of hardware (maybe Sony?)... I still use a Vaio Windows 7.
I was actually thinking about getting an Ipod touch for gaming... but I might as well get a used PSP or something.
If I were ever to get an Ipad... I'd get it just for gaming and browsing.
Edit: I used to hate Apple... I still don't like the company, but respect the products they release.
- 07-15-2010, 10:02 PM #10
- 07-15-2010, 10:22 PM #11
If such a thing as fanboyism didnt exist I wouldnt really have any problem at all with Apple. I think they make good products, and their closed ecosystem is only a problem for those people who actually invest in being a part of that system. But oh my god, the Apple fanboys make me hate the fact that Apple even exists. Let me use my damn EVO in peace, stop looking at it and pointing out what supposedly Apple does better, I dont care. I dont personally do that to Apple stuff, although theres plenty of times when I could. Im not trying to convert you, its not important to me. Stop trying to convert me.
- 07-15-2010, 11:11 PM #12
My Gateway: $499
Gateway: 4GB supports up to 8GB
MacBook: 2GB supports up to 4GB
Gateway: 500GB hard drive
Gateway: ATI Radeon 512MB DDR2
MacBook: NVIDIA 256MB DDR3
Gateway: 15.6 16:9 LED HD Screen
MacBook: 13.3 LED
Gateway: HDMI port
MacBook: HDMI port
Gateway: Multicard reader
MacBook: No multicard reader
Gateway: Multi touch pad
MacBook: Multi touch pad
Gateway: 4 USB
MacBook: 2 USB
I'm just gonna stop there. Now at the end of the day there is a HUGE difference between the OS's. I actually reallly like the Mac OS a LOOT. But I'm also very happy with Windows 7. I just can't see myself spending $1000 on a laptop when a near $500 has either similar or better specs in a lot of departments. $500 is a LOT of money man. For $1000 just about any other laptop would really take out the MacBook in terms of specs. The only real advantage to the MacBook is it's light as all hell and the battery is REALLY good being rated at 10 hours. The last thing to play in is the OS. And that's 100% personal preference. But again, personally I just couldn't see myself spending double what I paid for my laptop when the specs on my laptop is either as good or better in many aspects. BUT to each their own!! lol
- 07-15-2010, 11:12 PM #13
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- 07-15-2010, 11:29 PM #15
Apple = quality. I'm on a four year-old iMac that runs as fast as the day I bought it. I have no intentions of replacing it. I love my third-generation iPod touch as well. I was blown away by the iPad's screen quality and speed. That said, I will admit that the bar has been raised with the Evo. After playing with the iPhone 4 this evening, I must say the Evo, for me, in many ways, is the better device. The Evo's keyboard, for me, is easier to accurately type on, primarily due to its larger size. The web browser is much faster at scrolling through complex web site.
- 07-15-2010, 11:38 PM #16
How is it not fair?? $1000 to $500. Hell if anything it further proves my point. Why would I spend $1000 on a much smaller and less capable laptop when I can spend $500 and get a laptop with a larger and better screen with mostly better specs?? At half the price too. I'm not saying the MacBook isn't good. It's REALLY good. I actually like it. My point from the beginning is while Apple does have great devices, their prices are far from justified. Especially when you compare specs. Are the Apple products made with really good quality? Of course. But their not made in a factory filled with Jesus clones putting them together by hand.
- 07-15-2010, 11:53 PM #17
If you want, compare the 15" Macbook Pro to a 15" laptop that is as thin and light.
- 07-16-2010, 12:19 AM #18
If you or anyone else wants to go right ahead. I didn't say there was anything wrong with buying the MacBook. I just stated my opinion along with the facts on the specs that's all. Everyone has their own opinion. For me, most of the time bang for the buck trumps all. I'm willing to sacrifice slightly better features for a better price as long as it's still really good. My beef with the MacBook is for the price of $1000 I PERSONALLY feel there are better spec'd laptops. If you want light and thin go for it. But I would never have "light and thin" over a better spec'd laptop. There are definitely better 15" laptops for way cheaper than the 15" MacBook Pro. But again.. That's my opinion. Im not saying you're wrong. To each their own.
- 07-16-2010, 12:45 AM #19
This has turned into the Mac Fanboy thing that charliegrs talked about. STOP IT!
The fact is, and always has been, Apple charges a premium for their products. The fanboys believe it is do to build quality, etc, or whatever Jobs told them to believe. There are PC's with the same build quality as Mac's, that run the SAME (Yes the SAME) hardware. Intel is Intel, nVidia is nVidia. They do not change how they make their hardware for Mac's or PC's. The PC's cost less because Apple charges more. They have to. They do not sell as many computers as the PC companies do. If it was not for the iPhone and iPod, Apple would have went bankrupt. They almost did then the first iMac came out and saved them for a little while. Then the iPod did the same thing. Still running of the funds from iPod sales, they went to the iPhone.
But no, the Apple Fanboy will defend the honor of Steve Jobs to the end!
Personally, I think that Apple makes good products but charges too much for their products. As for the iPhone, AT&T kept me away from it. I used to have them. I lost calls all the time. Roll over minutes DO EXPIRE!
- 07-16-2010, 01:58 AM #20
- 07-16-2010, 02:16 AM #21
Re: EVO lover who likes Apple?
I have used many Apple products and liked them a lot. I am tempted to get an iPad as there are a lot of uses I could find for one.
I'd prefer an Android tablet, if there were a good one available with Froyo.
Swyped on my EVO 4G with Tapatalk
- 07-16-2010, 03:44 AM #22
I'm an EVO owner and an Apple product user. I've had 3 Macs and 4 iPods. I've been using Macs since 1997 however I'm far from a fanboy as I understand that Apple products have their cons along with the pros. I just prefer using Macs over Windows or any other OS. The reason I don't have an iPhone is because I'm also a Sprint users since 2001. It works for me and I don't plan on switching. But since getting my EVO I would definitely have to think about it if the iPhone became available on Sprint. I'm a very big fan of Android now. :-D
I have an iMac and I feel it is superior to a pc. No spam, popups, or viruses since I bought it in 06. Gorgeous screen that is still fast. You will pay a premium for their products, which I know are overpriced. But they do make a fine product. I'm afraid they are getting too big for their britches. They are becoming everything they hated about Microsoft just a few years ago.
- 07-16-2010, 09:14 AM #24
OS X is not responsible for spam/popups, and viruses do exist. They are just a minor threat currently because no one bothers to develop viruses for it. OS X is actually rather insecure, being one of the first OSes cracked wide open every year at DEFCON.
- 07-16-2010, 09:50 AM #25
Apple makes very nice stuff, and the touch is very nice but I honestly prefer the Zune and Zune software over itunes. I have two ipads in my house. I would love to replace my desktop with a Mac Mini, they are nice, small and quiet. I do not need a powerful desktop and I don't play computer games.