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Two USB 3.0 enclosures will give the same result. And it won't be long before thunderbolt is on non-Apple PCs as well. Either that, or it will dwindle into a niche interface, like what happened to firewire.

They have 8 drive striped raids... USB 3 will be slower and use more CPU. There's a bunch of professional video capture stuff already shown for Thunderbolt, and not usb 3.

Not saying usb 3, shouldn't exist. Let's not forget USB adoption would have been much slower if apple didn't use in the 1st iMacs.

Gee, millions of dv cameras... pretty decent niche. Not to mention much faster than usb, with less cpu consumed. USB @ 480mbs had a better spec tho, than firewire 400.
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Why would you even brin- You know what... nevermind.

It's pointless to argue with people like you. Theres this great thing called a Desktop/Xbox/PS3. Laptops are meant for mobile computing not mobile gaming.

The macbook is a great laptop regardless of the apple logo on the back.
I think he was refering to macs in general
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I would love to own an apple, but I'm not paying 3 times the price for the same hardware a pc has....

No wonder people can't make their house payments. All of these people paying $2000 for a laptop that is 90% used to browse the internet.. great idea!
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I still don't understand people putting Windows 7 on their MacBooks...

Macs are designed to run perfectly with OSX in every aspect.

Its a bit like getting a Ferrari and thinking "you know what, I think I'll transplant a diesel engine in there".

For dual-booting and compatibility purposes, sure, installing Windows makes sense. But surely not as a 24/7 install?
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*General rubbish about the quality of a MBP*
The MBP is easily one of the best constructed laptops available. Not only in build quality but also the quality of the materials used.

Once you also add in the awesome high-res LED panels, multi-touch glass touchpad and unibody aluminium chassis you have an amazing laptop. Plus the battery life is pretty epic, too.

You pay for the premium, yes, but I've also worked heavily with the more expensive Dells, HPs and Lenovo's. They are equally great laptops, but really lack the extra attention to detail. Also, although subjective, they are usually quite ugly
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The MBP is easily one of the best constructed laptops available. Not only in build quality but also the quality of the materials used.

Once you also add in the awesome high-res LED panels, multi-touch glass touchpad and unibody aluminium chassis you have an amazing laptop. Plus the battery life is pretty epic, too.

You pay for the premium, yes, but I've also worked heavily with the more expensive Dells, HPs and Lenovo's. They are equally great laptops, but really lack the extra attention to detail. Also, although subjective, they are usually quite ugly
I think the new dell precision series is a thing of beauty

I will agree that the macbooks do have great quality, but mainly because it is the focus of the company as a whole while others are busy creating niche notebooks for each part of the market.
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I think the new dell precision series is a thing of beauty

I will agree that the macbooks do have great quality, but mainly because it is the focus of the company as a whole while others are busy creating niche notebooks for each part of the market.
Dell Precisions also weigh a ton!
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The MBP is easily one of the best constructed laptops available. Not only in build quality but also the quality of the materials used.
IMO, Aluminum isn't as good of a material to make a laptop out of as you think it is. It conducts heat instead of dissipating it (your legs become the heatsink) and it's fairly easy to scratch or dent.
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Once you also add in the awesome high-res LED panels, multi-touch glass touchpad and unibody aluminium chassis you have an amazing laptop. Plus the battery life is pretty epic, too.
Since when is 1280x800 or 1440x900 high-res? For the 13", the battery life is decent in comparison to other laptops with integrated graphics. For the 15", the battery life is decent in OS X. In every other OS, it's terrible because Apple won't enable GPU switching in EFI.

The trackpad is very good and the gesture support is unmatched by any other device in OS X.
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You pay for the premium, yes, but I've also worked heavily with the more expensive Dells, HPs and Lenovo's. They are equally great laptops, but really lack the extra attention to detail. Also, although subjective, they are usually quite ugly
Apple focuses on many things that really don't impact functionality all that much, IMO. I'd rather have a laptop that's "ugly" than one that overheats all the time.

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You pay for the premium, yes, but I've also worked heavily with the more expensive Dells, HPs and Lenovo's. They are equally great laptops, but really lack the extra attention to detail. Also, although subjective, they are usually quite ugly
I don't doubt that Dell and HP have a lack of attention to detail, but Lenovo? Every Lenovo laptop I've played with has been more hardy and better thought out (IMO) than a MBP.
    
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When I think about Apple I think this:

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