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why so much apple love on this site?
the persuit of performance, yup that's still in the upper left hand corner...
I just don't get why the apple trolls come lurking on this site. I think I should go join maclife or some popular apple forum just to talk about how much I like pc.
See I don't do that because I find it annoying on this site, and wouldn't want to do that to others (get the hint).

OT/ another glorious product with the most superb build qulaity and battery life from apple (and at such a great price)
Why so much apple hate?

I'm a PC Enthusiast but I still may end up with a Macbook Air... Just cause we like oc'ing doesn't mean we don't like other systems...

I agree that there is a lot of mac elitism, but there's no need to hate on macs.
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Is it possible to remove OSX entirely and install win7 instead? I wonder.
Yup you just install bootcamp regularly and then you can boot to the recovery partition and delete the OS X partition and grow the windows one. GUID FTW
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Yup you just install bootcamp regularly and then you can boot to the recovery partition and delete the OS X partition and grow the windows one. GUID FTW
How interesting...

But that sort of defeats the purpose doesnt it... ill just make a massive windows partion in Bootcamp instead thatd give me both if i were to get it.

But now that the X101 is nearing release and its $200 plus ill upgrade the SSD i think i may just buy that for school notetaking and basic websites like FB and Youtube.
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How interesting...

But that sort of defeats the purpose doesnt it... ill just make a massive windows partion in Bootcamp instead thatd give me both if i were to get it.

But now that the X101 is nearing release and its $200 plus ill upgrade the SSD i think i may just buy that for school notetaking and basic websites like FB and Youtube.
Interesting I didn't know about the Asus X101, that looks like a very interesting netbook. The only downsides that I see are the slow single-core Atom N435 1.33GHz, small 3-cell battery, and lack of an external display connector. Still for the price and only being 0.69" thick it's not bad. Plus they manage to fit a 2.5" HDD, Sodimm RAM, and micro-SD card slot making it very versatile and upgradeable (though as with many netbooks the RAM is still limited to 2GB). I'm also really looking forward to the Asus UX21 to see how well it competes with the MacBook Air.
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post #185 of 210
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Interesting I didn't know about the Asus X101, that looks like a very interesting netbook. The only downsides that I see are the slow single-core Atom N435 and small 3-cell battery. Still for the price and only being 0.69" thick it's not bad. I'm also really looking forward to the Asus UX21 to see how well it competes with the MacBook Air.
Im glad I could introduce it to you!

If your worried about the single core atom chip I believe theres a windows version that will have a hardrive and comes with a dual core chip. The 4-cell battery unfortunetly is as good as its going to get at the price and size.

The UX21 is sexy! If i had the money thats the notebook id buy, however I think im just going to buy the X101 and then devote my excess spending money to my Desktop.
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post #186 of 210
I love my first gen Macbook Pro and will be getting a new Macbook Pro soon. I can't say much about iMacs, but I am definitely a huge fan of their laptops.
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post #187 of 210
... so much MB hate ... lol.

Personally, I love the power the new Air packs into the form factor. I don't have a mac because I can't afford one with my current financial priorities. I care a lot about raw performance and for that, I'd rather spend my money on a powerful PC. I also love the fact that I can gut my PC and make it a brand new machine with little worry

Despite the fact that I hear a lot of ignorant consumers say they want a mac because their 4-yr old PC is slow and they hear macs are faster ( makes me want to hang them), for a price/computing power ratio, PC almost always wins.
All the mac haters, let's face it: I strongly believe that NO ONE on OCN who is a heavy performance junkie and owns a mac owns one because they think it is better at gaming and raw processing power so please drop the argument.

the battery life theory is less and less applicable as time goes by because we are comparing two very different OSes and PC battery life is increasing rapidly with switchable graphics. Maybe some people didn't notice that the M11x and many other PCs beat the new Airs in battery life when running windows.

With the introduction of Ivy bridge and 28nm GPUs, battery life of many computers will be even much less of an issue.

People buy macs for various reasons: "simplicity" (I use that with caution), weight and absolutely gorgeous body ( whether you like it or not, the aluminum unibody design is sexy ) etc.

If you want to hardcore game, get a PC (even then, I love the performance of HL2 on the Air. Impressive). If you are concentrating on designing and photoediting and find macs easier, get a mac . (I can do all my photo and video editing perfectly in windows so that doesn't sell me.)

I am still 2+ years away from getting myself a Mac, but I think they did an excellent job with this. Considering how apple usually overprices things ( ), the price falls where I'd expect it to ...

I must say I always laugh when companies list "backlit keyboard" as one of their new additions to an existing lineup. I am embarrassed at how long it has taken many manufacturers to include such a heavenly feature.

Let's limit the expression of our inner elitists and fanboys and actually appreciate technology overall shall we?

Can't wait for the MBPs with Ivy Bridge
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So can someone (other than a fanboy) tell me why this MacBook Pro is $740 more than the Alienware and $1500 more than the XPS?
The mac is shiny and has aluminium casing.


I would buy a Asus or Samsung laptop before ever looking at a mac.
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Why so much apple hate?

I'm a PC Enthusiast but I still may end up with a Macbook Air... Just cause we like oc'ing doesn't mean we don't like other systems...

I agree that there is a lot of mac elitism, but there's no need to hate on macs.
Half the people on this site refuse to factor in physical appearance, UI, and other preferences into product evaluation, and see only the hardware specs. For instance, OS X and Windows handle trackpad movement very differently. OS X has, IMHO, a much better algorithm. Most people here would refuse to consider software differences like that. I'v seen businesses buy iMacs over PC's to maintain storefront appearances, but I'm sure most people here would consider that insane.
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Not going to lie, but the biggest reason I bought an iMac was because is aesthetically pleasing.

That and I love OSX.
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