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post #21 of 65
And here I was warming up to Apple. IPS screens, decent hardware... price is alright.

They're going backwards in time back to the days when no one liked them because their hardware was not compatible with everything. Here I was thinking they were moving forward with SB and everything.

(I still want the Macbook Air 11 inch though... feels almost dirty to say that)
    
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Hackintosh FTW, in all honesty I own 4 actual macs. And ^^ you should get that IPS, super sweet. Typing on a 27" imac right now with a 30" dell ips to the left of it, Love the ACD 10x more.
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post #23 of 65
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Originally Posted by Foolsmasher View Post
This man speaks the truth. Also there's a spare sata connection/slot to put in ANY STANDARD SATA DRIVE YOU WANT in addition to the one Apple provides.

So if you want to swap hard drives out for a bigger one, add and SSD, etc. it's as simple as plugging it in.



also, you seem upset
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What the heck, man? The $2000 27" model had so much potential... I guess it still has, though. 1TB should be enough to satisfy most people.
    
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post #25 of 65
Jesus xlink ...you know how long it took me to scroll down after all of those "why's" on my phone?


A really long time...

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I'm kind of confused since the iFixit teardown showed the iMac using a standard HDD.
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I'm kind of confused since the iFixit teardown showed the iMac using a standard HDD.
It's not the HDD that's different, but the connector.
    
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Price premium, Hitachi hard drive. Now you can't swap it out for a better one.
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Price premium, Hitachi hard drive. Now you can't swap it out for a better one.
Except they're using Western Digital Caviar Blues, of course.

    
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post #30 of 65
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Originally Posted by Foolsmasher View Post
This man speaks the truth. Also there's a spare sata connection/slot to put in ANY STANDARD SATA DRIVE YOU WANT in addition to the one Apple provides.

So if you want to swap hard drives out for a bigger one, add and SSD, etc. it's as simple as plugging it in.


Lets look at this logically.

Once upon a time Apple used motarola Crusoe processors, which I think where worth their premium.

Now they use stock hardware that any PC builder can buy (bar the firmware and hardware ...how do I put it locking)

They charge $2000+ for a notebook that has less or equal hardware to any other vendors $1300 machines.

We now find out (which I was waiting for) that obscurity is not a name for virus protection....toss..toss.

They try to sue Samsung for their galaxy s for look and feel even though the galaxy s was shown before the first iPhone.

They release a Phone that can shatter from a fall of 2 foot.

They make a phone that drops signal, then tell you how to hold it.

Do I really need to say more?


But one thing I will give them credit for, their marketing team. I even have to stretch that to their all in ones, the value is damn good.
Edited by smash_mouth01 - 5/13/11 at 7:08pm
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