Mwahahaha! This cracked me up.
They'd all have to be different colors, too.
Sure Macs are usually great machines that last a long time, but are they worth the price? For my situation, absolutely not! Why would I pay twice as much for a machine that loses value and becomes outdated quickly that I only use for basic computing stuff like web browsing, occasional image editing, and Office applications?
I definitely agree, except for the part about them lasting a long time. I bought a MacBook Pro in 2006, brand new, along with an iPod (only $269 because of some discount for buying the laptop) and they also gave me a free printer. My total bill was about $2250. The printer never worked from the start. Brand new. Prints the first page of the document and then everything comes out blank.
MacBook Pro took hundreds of dollars of additional investment because I had to replace the fraying charger every several months and it cost I believe $80 at the time. It was so poorly designed that a class-action lawsuit was successful. However, that was years later. Who keeps receipts for years in case of a class-action lawsuit? The computer itself was so flimsy as well. Not to mention that several keys just stopped working one day. This was after having it for about 3 years. I sold it on eBay for about $100. And my listing was very detailed and attractive. So much for value retention.
The iPod is great, I still have it and use it. However, now that I have a VAIO, I have to either erase 2,500 songs from the iPod and start over so that I can upload from a Windows computer or just not add any new music. Really annoying.
Its not that I dislike Macs or Apple in general. I have an iPod Touch which I absolutely love (minus the fact that they never give the latest model as good of a camera as the latest iPhone).
I have an iPad and I love its portability. I'm thinking about getting an iPhone but not sure if it's worth it. I like their products except for the laptops. I think Apple OSes are great but don't like the physical construction. I bought this VAIO a year ago and it looks and acts like I just brought it home today.