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June 22, 2008

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Cyril

Sorry to hear about your computer problems. Apple reliability is probably not the worst in the business, but certainly not up to what it is claimed to be.

For us it has been a mixed bag. Our family eMac is 5.5 year old, severely outdated performance-wise, but still our main computer. My 3 year old iPod mini is still going strong despite all the stories about weak batteries, etc. that one can read all around the internet. My main disappointment has been my work laptop, a 15" MacBook Pro which retails in the 2500$ (CDN) area. That machine spent about 10 weeks in the shop within the first year: power button sinking inside the case, HD failure, screen buzzing (well-known bug). I should actually send it back to the shop for various non-fatal glitches, but I just need to work from time to time.

I guess it goes with macs as with radios: They are just not made the way they used to !-)

What I am considering for our next machine is a Mac Mini, so that at least some components can be swapped in case of failure (contrary to the all-in-one eMac/iMacs). But the iMac form factor is definitely sweet.

Jeff McMahon

The Mac Mini would be a safer buy for sure but I decided on convenience so another iMac--this one with an Intel chip--will replace my 3-year-old G5. I hope the Intel version is more reliable.

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