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Now that Apple is wildly successful, you also get a 14 day buyers remorse period, zero restocking fee. 3 year applecare is something you can pay for if you want.

Even if you would never buy an all in one computer, please acknowledge Apple driving improvement for all PC users. Good IPS screens are lower in price, imo because of Apple.

Thunderbolt is super expensive, and only Apple can make this work (if indeed they can) it's a big honking piece of silicon, superfast and daisychainable to 7 devices.
Stick 6 raids off a single usb3 port and tell me that its almost as good, hah.
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I'm sure if Steve Jobs pooped out a turd apple fanboys would find something positive to say about it.
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Originally Posted by KingofKings View Post
I'm sure if Steve Jobs pooped out a turd apple fanboys would find something positive to say about it.
LOL, turds that every other manufacturer ends up copying.
post #104 of 110
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Originally Posted by hellonwheelz View Post
Now that Apple is wildly successful, you also get a 14 day buyers remorse period, zero restocking fee. 3 year applecare is something you can pay for if you want.

Even if you would never buy an all in one computer, please acknowledge Apple driving improvement for all PC users. Good IPS screens are lower in price, imo because of Apple.

Thunderbolt is super expensive, and only Apple can make this work (if indeed they can) it's a big honking piece of silicon, superfast and daisychainable to 7 devices.
Stick 6 raids off a single usb3 port and tell me that its almost as good, hah.
6 raids is more than 7 devices, mr. fanboy. Anyway I don't need to RAID off a silly external port,because I can open my case and pop in some drives to make a RAID,while you cannot even upgrade the harddrive unless you have Apple do it for you. Want a SSD? Lol,GL with that.
Also,all in ones are just a niche part of the desktop market for PC sales.
The 14 day "buyers remorse" is pointless, if you really didn't want the shiny iWhatever, then why did you buy it in the first place?
Apple's IPS screen are cheaper because they cut costs and use lower grade IPS screens,Dell IPS screens are miles ahead of a Apple IPS display.
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LOL, turds that every other manufacturer ends up copying.
The iTurd,literally a polished turd.
Edited by Heavy MG - 5/31/11 at 5:15pm
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Oh, and it's IPS, not ISP. ISP stands for internet service provider.
Well that was a low blow. As someone of the internet, you should have understood a typo; and a pretty obvious one at that.
post #106 of 110
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The Dell ISP is a bit better than the 27" ACD (when both calibrated). The difference between them is the choice of being LED-backlit and CCFL backlit, IIRC the former recognizes a smaller portion of the Adobe RGB, etc.

He's comparing an HD 6850, to a 6970M which is based off the 6850 but with slightly lower clocks (~12%).
Then you ignore the other monitors in the 200-400 CAD range that are also calibrated. This IPS is not worth the price. And sadly, if it is, Anand lost all credibility as a monitor reviewer.
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Then you ignore the other monitors in the 200-400 CAD range that are also calibrated. This IPS is not worth the price. And sadly, if it is, Anand lost all credibility as a monitor reviewer.
It is true that IPS displays are pricey right now. Whether they are worth it is a matter of a opinion, and this is your opinion which I totally understand and respect. It's kind of like are SSDs worth it, and so many other technologies when they are fairly "new" to the market and expensive. Owning an IPS display myself, via the Dell U3011, I will say that in my opinion they are worth it. The U3011 has one of the most beautiful and crisp pictures I've ever seen, and the real estate offered by the 2560x1600 resolution is very sweet.
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I guess...

How well does the HD6970m performs compared to the Desktop conuterpart?
according to notebook check benchmarks, it is somewhere close to or between the 460 GTX 768MB and the 460 GTX 1GB model.

Decent but For that price, was kinda hoping for i7 considering.
2k isnt bad for those specs (compare to alienware m17x with same video card).
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You decide to call me a fanboy while you display your ignorance.

rAid... its an array, each array would be a single device on the chain.



2 TB ports means you can have 12 of these, so a bit more than will fit it your case unless you have a 72 drive bay case... and even if you had a single 6 drive array in your tower case, you couldn't move it to another workstation without tons of work. (people who work with lots of data often need to collaborate)

http://www.sonnettech.com/news/nab2011/ you can check out their pci 2.0 expansion chassis etc, all for thunderbolt... Promise, lacie all will have products very soon.

Apple uses a lower grade panel, wheres your proof?

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6 raids is more than 7 devices, mr. fanboy. Anyway I don't need to RAID off a silly external port,because I can open my case and pop in some drives to make a RAID,while you cannot even upgrade the harddrive unless you have Apple do it for you. Want a SSD? Lol,GL with that.
Also,all in ones are just a niche part of the desktop market for PC sales.
The 14 day "buyers remorse" is pointless, if you really didn't want the shiny iWhatever, then why did you buy it in the first place?
Apple's IPS screen are cheaper because they cut costs and use lower grade IPS screens,Dell IPS screens are miles ahead of a Apple IPS display.
The iTurd,literally a polished turd.
"The I/O interface boards at NAB were skewed toward multimedia, as was the show itself. Blackmagic, AJA, and Matrox all had digital video interfaces for Thunderbolt on display"

http://blog.fosketts.net/2011/04/22/...rbolt-preview/
http://blog.fosketts.net/2011/04/21/...rbolt-preview/

post #110 of 110
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Then you ignore the other monitors in the 200-400 CAD range that are also calibrated. This IPS is not worth the price. And sadly, if it is, Anand lost all credibility as a monitor reviewer.
It's the trade off of having an LED-backlit display, as I said. You won't find other LED backlit IPS displays matching its specs that are any better; its limited because of that (LED), but it has its own benefits over CCFL.

And, I don't really know CAD prices, but I doubt any display less than ~100 off the 27" ACD or Dell U2711 is going to be near the quality of the former. Not really interesting in arguing about it though.

Fact is, you won't find any 27" 2560x1440 IPS display for less than $800 US (correct me if I'm wrong). And you'll be getting less quality than the slightly higher priced models; the resolution is pricy.
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