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On 2018-02-17 18:13, Alfred Molon wrote:
> In article<>, Alan Browne
> says...
>> My last expensive Mac sold, used, after 6 years, for more than people
>> pay for middle of the road Windows PC's and that cash offset the cost of
>> this Mac which will eventually sell for more than ... well, you get the
>> picture.
>> Never mind the quality of the display on Macs that doesn't come with the
>> "bundles" that are so appealing with PC offers.
>> Never mind time saved by not dealing with Windows issues, one after the
>> next.
>> Never mind that Apple major OS updates are free.
>> Never mind that there is a single flavour of Mac OS for all kinds of
>> use.  (None of the low value idiocy of Windows editions (home, student,
>> professional).
> All these issue do not exist with this PC I'm using right now. And in

Of course the issue exists: if you need the "higher capability" OS you 
have to pay more.  With Mac you get one OS that is "higher capability" 
for all users.

> any case, after 6 years a PC is totally depreciated and you buy a new
> one. 500 Euro every 6 years is not much.

In my case, after 6 years, I sold it for well over €500 .  That was 5 
years ago and that family is still using that Mac.

"This" Mac I've had for 5 years and will easily serve me for 5 more 
unless there is a catastrophic failure.  Quad Core HT i7 with 24 GB of 
RAM ... hmm, I could replace the HD with SSD to get a little more oomph 
and up the memory to 32 GB I suppose...

“When it is all said and done, there are approximately 94 million
  full-time workers in private industry paying taxes to support 102
  million non-workers and 21 million government workers.
  In what world does this represent a strong job market?”
..Jim Quinn