I just can’t seem to fix this computer. I did some e-search and found an orgy of other people with the same problem and had to replace the computer because there is no fixing it. In the last 13 months, this is 4/4 HP’s that have crapped out on me. I’m convinced they are most unreliable company on earth. In other news I just got a job solely selling HP products in Best Buy. I love the job, but I feel bad for the poor saps who actually take my advice and buy the crap. The 2 back to back HP desktops that crapped out were 1,500 a piece. The two together lasted about three years; if that same 3k were spent on a mac pro, I bet my balls (both of them) that it would still be running like a fucking champ. I could find loads of people who despise Apple, but I’d have a hard time finding someone who could dispute that.
I like Apple. I’m actually really surprised by the number of people who flat out hate them, and even hate me for liking them. The people who do hate them usually know nothing about them; they can’t afford it and they envy the people who can. The people with “Apple fanboy” in their vocabulary are usually dorks (NOT nerds) who think they know it all because they upgraded the ram in their 7 year old e-machines. It’s a sad truth.
I have yet to hear someone say that a Ferrari sucks because it’s expensive. It’s illogical to think something is inferior because it costs more. I could actually argue that a mac isn’t any more expensive than any other computer. They retain their value more than any other computer, so when it’s time to upgrade you don’t have to toss it in the garbage. My first laptop was a macbook that I bought for $1100 dollars. After two years, I sold it for $800 and I upgraded to a $1000 Gateway. That gateway was sent in for repairs twice during the first year, and the repairs only lasted about 3 months. Essentially, the macbook cost me 300$, and the Gateway cost me $1,000. I bet a majority of people who made the switch to Apple have a similar story.
Despite how all this sounds, this is not about Apple vs HP. It’s about quality. I’m not upset that my HP’s aren’t macs, I’m upset they aren’t working right now. The only other company that builds their computers with quality is Lenovo. My school is actually forcing a Lenovo into my hands, but I’m embracing it because it’s top notch quality. I’m actually excited to get my hands on it. Lenovo offers a three year warranty out of the box on most of their computers, some with on site repairs. The extra two years doesn’t even make a difference to Lenovo or Apple because less people have problem with their machines after three years than a Toshiba in one. Apple is just slick enough to get people to pay the extra 250 for it.
I wish this job had Apple or Lenovo behind it, I would sell the shit out of either of those companies. Not because they are easier to sell, but because I trust what I’m selling and would actually take it home myself. The low prices and equally low quality helps HP sell two laptops every second of every day of every year. They need me to sell their products because they certainly don’t sell themselves, and if I don’t intervene and say “hey, don’t spend 400 dollars less on this subpar machine” no one would buy the damn things.
I guess my point is if you don’t like fillet mignon, that doesn’t mean you have to eat fast food. If your debating two computers, don’t let the price be the deciding factor because odds are you won’t be saving anything by going with the cheaper one.