Dell Vs. Apple
March 2, 2009 12:48am CST
Nowadays there are too many companies making laptops that it has become hard to keep up with the latest in technology. To me, the top two companies are Dell and Apple but I am debating over whether a Dell is a better investment than Apple. I am considering purchasing a laptop and need a second opinion on which laptop would better suit me, a young man looking at college, interested in some computer games, constantly downloading music and videos, and on a somewhat tight budget. Basically what I am asking is; Which laptop, whether from Dell or Apple, best fits my needs? Please provide me with an idea of the price and explain why I should buy the laptop you choose. Thank you for your help!
2 Mar 09
apple has a broader range of products, including portable players, phone and software that dell doesn’t have. iPod for one is a big profit contributor to apple which dell doesnt compete with. If its a head to head sales and shares on computers/notebooks apple lags a mile behind.
• United States
23 Feb 11
In a nutshell,(because this discussion could take up more space than anyone would care to read) buy a Macbook! Yes buy Apple! 1st off, any Apple computer today with an intel chip is the most powerful computer in the market. What other computer can run any windows OS, Unix, Linus and Mac OS since Tiger? Next no Mac gets viruses. What is a virus truly? A virus is a command line that confuses the program and doesn't get along with an operating system causing intentional or unintentional redirected instruction sets. Because Apple's OS is closed and requirements by Apple refuses to give up to a system without strict rules it doesn't get any viruses. Even Macs get hiccups but avoids the really bad colds to cancerous conditions. One last reason not that there aren't anymore, a mac laptop is part of an ecosystem that brings the best customer total and full life experience to the user. Add an iphone, ipad, itunes and the internet with your laptop at some time during your ownership and there isn't anything that you can't really tackle. Ohh ahh, "one more thing . . ." I've found this out over the years. The full life experience of a mac can actually go on for more than 10 years. The enhancements in technology are the only real compelling reasons to upgrade to a new mac.
5 Mar 09
hi, for your needs, I don't think you're limited to Apple and Dell, you also mentioned that budget is a bit tight, I'm not sure Dells and Apples fit into the picture (although Dell would have entry level laptops). I'd take a look around some more if I were you, don't limit yourself to Apple and Dell (Although I did buy a Dell inspiron and an Apple Mac Book, I did use a couple of other brands in the past, I liked the Thinkpads a lot) But again, take a look around some more. Happy lottin.
• United States
5 Mar 09
I have considered purchasing some other brand, except in my family and friends' experience brands such as Sony and Toshiba have had problems and they have had harder times finding help as they were not one of the two main brands. That is the only reason that I am restricting myself to Apple and Dell. However, if there is an inexpensive and very reliable laptop that you could recommend I will take that into consideration while making my decision.
2 Mar 09
of all the companies making them out there and you choose THEM two?? in my opinion, apple sucks balls!! who wants a mac?? it only has ONE mouse button!! ONE!!! and dell... cant say much about dell, they cheap and all but you aint going to be able to play much games... after bout 3 months it'll start to lag like crazy... but thats just my opinion, what do i know...