Picking apples from a dell

The first computer I ever really used, probably, was an Apple IIe. I was in 3rd or 4th grade. Oh, sure, I may have played on a System 80 once or twice before that, but on the Apple IIe I actually learned how to do cool things in BASIC like make my name scroll for an infinity:

20 GOTO 10

Over the last 15 or so years – pretty much my entire adult life – I have been a Windows/PC guy, though. Dell was the standard-bearer, so my last two computer purchases have been Dells. Unfortunately, I have to say I was underwhelmed by Dell both times.

I tend to keep my computers for about five years, so I am due for a new one right about now. I am seriously considering going full circle – back to Apple.

You see, I fell in love with an iMac at the store over the weekend. I was this close to ordering a customized one on Apple.com when I discovered that there are currently a number of screen issues with their iMac line.

Wouldn’t you know it? I finally decide to go Apple and their quality control goes out the window.

It appears that the issues are perhaps finally starting to lift on most of the newly produced iMacs. Meanwhile, I will try to use all of my Jedi patience to continue waiting rather than jumping in too early.

10 PRINT “Is it safe to buy an iMac now?”
20 PRINT “How about now?”
30 GOTO 20