Thursday, May 21, 2009

What the hell, Steve Jobs?

I love Macs. I swear by them. I'm willing to pay the premium for the suckers because I do think in the long run you save money (and are more secure) by using a Mac.

Well, I did think that. Until today.

Two months ago our Mac did this weird startup loop thing that ended up being linked to a malfunctioning cable related to our CD rom. $150 later it was fixed. Not a big deal, but a bit of a pain in the ass, especially on a machine not quite 1.5 years old that cost a solid $500 more than the closest PC.

Then today, the speaker went from decent sound for a little bugger to a pingy dingy icky sound. It's still there, the sound, but it's tinny and quiet. Ugh.

Sure, we've used this thing as a television and daily work device for 1.5 years straight, but I'm pretty sure speakers should last longer than that. Or is that startup loop sound really, really hard to make, little speaker?

Steve Jobs? Are you listening? Un-happy camper right over here.



Jennifer P said...

Join the dark side and buy your PC from Walmart like the rest of us poor people.

Farmer Flinta said...

JR and I just bought a Macbook Pro. Love it, love it, love it! But regardless of what it is, there is always something to go wrong. But it has to be better than the three crappy PCs we've gone through in the last two years. I love losing all my photos thrice. I feel for you though. I really do. I also just bought an external hard drive because it's only a matter of time I lose everything again.