Quo computers for editing
by tatiana gomez on Jul 14, 2010 at 9:24:44 pm
Has anyone heard of quo computers? Apparently they are computers that can run any platform, including OSX. They are about half the price of Macs so I am considering buying one. Anyone have any experience with one?
Here are the specs for their top model.
Re: Quo computers for editing by Micah McDowell on Jul 14, 2010 at 9:49:03 pm
There's plenty of people building "hackintoshes" like that which are generic PC components running Mac OS. Personally, I feel it's too much of a compromise that negates the point of buying a Mac.
Since the OS and hardware are made by the same manufacturer for a fairly small number of different models, the system's stability and compatibility has always been very consistent. When you throw various other hardware manufactures into the mix, reliability is going to suffer. Also, Apple's hardware and case designs are second to none, aesthetically and functionally, which makes them almost worth the difference to me.
You can also kiss any technical support goodbye; Apple's sure not going to help you on this one.
If you're on a tight budget, check out the Apple Store's refurbished section. Their stock varies, but right now they have a quad-core system that's $350 off list price.
If you want cheap and fast, just get a PC. If you want reliable, I'd go for the real Mac.
Re: Quo computers for editing by tatiana gomez on Jul 14, 2010 at 10:21:55 pm
I did check the refurbished section, they currently don't have any towers for sale.
I was considering buying the new Mac Pro 4 quad on amazon.com but then I came across this.
Of course I would not go to apple for tech support, you're the second person who has told me this and I feel it would be a given...it's not an apple computer so why on earth would i go to apple if something breaks?