Re: 'Numbers' DO lie! A dreadfully flawed article.
Interesting way of looking at it and perfectly true. I have built my PC's since 1991 and every few years when the technology leaped, I would invest in 'the whole new machine'. However, my machine as it stands now with it 3 screens, Hex Core Processor, 4Tb of storage, 16Gb RAM, and of course Windows 7, is now a couple of yrs old and still beats in terms of performance the average off the shelf box in what I need it to do (Graphics, 3D Modelling, CAD).
Now if I wanted to go down the Apple route, I wouldnt be able to do what I need it to do, and I would have to consider parting with a large sum of money for the next 'upgrade'. Apart from the fact I couldnt purchase the software I needed or even find a close equivalent. With the PC, and everyone forgets this, I can just upgrade the machine without having to spend large amounts of cash which will improve storage or performance depending on what I want to do with it. Ok, the average home user who bought their PC from PC world etc. doesnt realise this and thinks they need to buy a new machine.
Most of my clients have happily for them been shown that they can keep their PC's going for much longer than they realised, many are over 5yrs old, but with the right upgrades they still run very well. Yes they have bought their iPhones and a few bought iPads, but in all cases, they have kept their PC's as they realise they cant do everything they want to do without their PC. Yes they could do it on a Mac, but at the cost of buying such hardware, they always go for a PC or laptop everytime.