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Build quality, industry leading support, smaller size and weight, unibody construction, better screen, SSD.......

I mean, how can you compare a top of the line macbook pro to gaming laptops? They serve two completely different market segments
And better battery.. backlit keyboard, Camera and mic, Max OSX
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None of Apple's laptops use IPS displays, I'm not entirely sure why (maybe it would cut into profits too much right now). The Apple products that have IPS displays are the iPad 2, iMac, and Thunderbolt Display (previously known as the Cinema Display before it got Thunderbolt).

If your talking about the Alienware M11x, it has the same screen size and similar starting price (when you add Sandy Bridge) as the 11.6" MacBook Air but that is where the similarities end. The MacBook Air and M11x are targeted at two vastly different markets. The MacBook Air is a super thin ultraportable (aka Ultrabook in Intel speak) and the M11x is a very portable gaming laptop. The M11x is also around twice as thick at the thickest point (1.29" vs 0.68") not to mention the Air tapers to 0.11" and almost twice the weight of the Air (4.39lbs vs 2.38lbs).
no i was responding to the post at the beginning of the thread where someone was comparing a M18x w/ a 17" Macbook Pro.

If the Macbook Pro really just uses a TN LED, i dont see how it could possibly look better than the M18x's RGBLED which has an even higher gamut, delta E accuracy, cd/m2 white level, & identical contrast ratio than HP's Dreamcolor IPS. IPS just beats it for angle. compared to a standard TN LED it's better in every aspect by a large margin.
    
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Looks good!

I have a weak spot for the 11 inch MBA... I need a small portable latop and the MBA is the sexiest one out, plus it means I don't have to buy a M11x.

OSX + WIN7 is awesome.
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I'm not impressed with Apple at this point. While their systems serve a "niche" of suckers who buy into their "It just works" philosophy, I remind everyone that they can BTO and put OSX on it and have the same exact Mac they overpaid at least a grand for.

I'll be honest, I love the Macbook Airs. But besides that Mac is just running to the bank and cashing in on Mac-fanaticism and elitism (essentially suckers for mac's BS "It just works" Philosophy, in addition to the mindless assumption that mac build quality is superior to that of BTO or other High end computer manufacturers. I've taken apart macs and they are built like just any other PC. Need I remind the macsters of the powermac G5 watercooling leak issue that plagued the G5 a while back.. and also remind them of the iBook G3/G4 Vreg failure that rendered many macbooks unusable?) Fundamentally you're overpaying for something you can get (or even build) elsewhere for cheaper. There is no difference in build quality and service. I've dealt with customer support before and they wanted me to pay to send in a iBook I ended up repairing myself for free. I got nothing against macs but they are in no way "Better".


Thunderbolt sounds pretty neat...but I can sorta already do dual displays with my laptop...

I hope they release something for it other than monitors... I mean really it's supposed to be a expandable medium
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The one upgrade my MBA needs to be the perfect portable, travel laptop is a built in 3G radio and sim card slot. Apple, listen to me... and thank me later.
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I'm not impressed with Apple at this point. While their systems serve a "niche" of suckers who buy into their "It just works" philosophy, I remind everyone that they can BTO and put OSX on it and have the same exact Mac they overpaid at least a grand for.

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Thunderbolt sounds pretty neat...but I can sorta already do dual displays with my laptop...

I hope they release something for it other than monitors... I mean really it's supposed to be a expandable medium
I would totally agree. Mac's are a thing for hipsters; no offense and are way way way way way way overpriced.
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I would totally agree. Mac's are a thing for hipsters; no offense and are way way way way way way overpriced.
Please...

I'm not a mac fan by any stretch, but please... Macs are used by other people rather than just hipsters...
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i'm not impressed with apple at this point. While their systems serve a "niche" of suckers who buy into their "it just works" philosophy, i remind everyone that they can bto and put osx on it and have the same exact mac they overpaid at least a grand for.

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Thunderbolt sounds pretty neat...but i can sorta already do dual displays with my laptop...

I hope they release something for it other than monitors... I mean really it's supposed to be a expandable medium
bto?
    
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They had to let the MB go. Their last earnings report show close to 50% of revenue was coming from iphones. The sales are amazing, but as a corporation you want to diversify. Apple already is seen as a fashion brand, go into any typical upper middle to upper class white folks homes and you'll probably find a mac of some kind. Just something I've noticed as life gets on.

Get rid of the MB, everyone who wanted a mac is still going to get one let's face it. Every year thousands who are about to go into post secondary education beg their parents for a mac. Either the mac book air, which will need replacing in about 2-3 years if not earlier with novice users. The inclusion of SSD sounds awesome, but it'll be a mess as people don't really know how to take care of it. There are things you just can't do with a SSD if you want to see it working past a year or two. Other option is to spend more but get a pretty decent mac, if you don't mind paying more.

Just like the ipods, they want you to buy a new one every few years. Most of you will say "well I have my mac book all the way back from 20xx or whenever...that's great. You know what you're doing, coming to university opened my eyes...most people are idiots. If they can't even take care of a HDD, think about the issues with the SSD. Smart move apple, smart move.
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