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It seems like the desktop back-lit keyboards are really hot to touch if you leave them on for awhile... wonder if this issue is brought over to the air line and how that is going to effect any demanding applications on the air.
Edited by Domino - 8/7/11 at 4:50pm
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It seems like the desktop back-lit keyboards are really hot to touch if you leave them on for awhile... wonder if this issue is brought over to the air line and how that is going to effect any demanding applications on the air.
Never had this problem and I don't have this problem on my SB Macbook air that I'm typing on right now. My air games without getting hot where it matters. My old 15" MBP would start to really heat up on the trackpad and the keyboard(not from the backlight..) and eventually be a really big problem. Not happening on the air though.
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The 11.6" MBA is my very first Apple pc. I've never been a Mac hater so I thought I'd give it a try.

It's great. Remote desktop and VMware Fusion are all the tools I need at work. I love the portability and the latest bad news concerning the Asus UX21 swayed me in the end.
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I know Apple, and they would never charge such ridiculous prices on that hardware.
Clearly you don't.
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The 11.6" MBA is my very first Apple pc. I've never been a Mac hater so I thought I'd give it a try.

It's great. Remote desktop and VMware Fusion are all the tools I need at work. I love the portability and the latest bad news concerning the Asus UX21 swayed me in the end.
Same here, the MacBook Air 11.6" was my first Apple computer. Mine is a refurbished 2010 version that I got in March. What do you mean you've heard bad news about the Asus UX21, has it been delayed?

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Clearly you don't.
I think he was possibly being sarcastic.
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Build quality,
Crappy design made up for with a strong material, Samsung at least have a good design, even if they use plastic.

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hey... we're in the same boat.. i'm a broke student... but I'm willing to pay for quality reliable stuff. Apple performance/resale is at the top of the list. I paid 1300 for my mac air last year... i could sell it for 1000 right now. try that with any other laptop on the market.

And if let someone have an apple laptop or Windows laptop for free.. 10/10 times that person will pick that apple laptop. it's a better laptop at the end of the day. People know it's expensive but ask any Mac users... it's worth every penny. If my mac air was 2 grand.. i'd still buy it.
The reality distortion field is strong with this one.

The reliable stuff is not just Apple, I know Samsungs recent laptops are great (Mine is as strong as a brick)

And 10/10 people would pick the Macbook? Really? Most people I know say "I prefer Windows" and note that the build quality isn't really that much better than the average Dell/HP, it's piss poor designers using a strong material to make up for their designs, not good designers using a good design to make up for a weak material...Or even better, a good designer using a good design with strong material.

That said, the Macbook Pro and Macbook Air are easily the best Apple products.

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I was in complete shock when my girlfriend bought me a Macbook Pro for my birthday. Not only that she spoiled me so but that the laptop came with the following specs in the spring of 2010.

512MB of memory (LOL)
160GB HD (MEGA LOL)
Core 2 Duo (MMMMONSTER KILL)

All for the low, low price of ~$1,199
Even if you're not trolling, OS X doesn't guzzle RAM like Windows, although I would agree that 512MB is tiny.
    
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Mac hate doesn't counter Mac elitism, it makes it stronger.
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It seems like the desktop back-lit keyboards are really hot to touch if you leave them on for awhile... wonder if this issue is brought over to the air line and how that is going to effect any demanding applications on the air.
I have a desktop keyboard that's backlit....and it's cold to the touch.

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Crappy design made up for with a strong material, Samsung at least have a good design, even if they use plastic.
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The reality distortion field is strong with this one.

The reliable stuff is not just Apple, I know Samsungs recent laptops are great (Mine is as strong as a brick)

And 10/10 people would pick the Macbook? Really? Most people I know say "I prefer Windows" and note that the build quality isn't really that much better than the average Dell/HP, it's piss poor designers using a strong material to make up for their designs, not good designers using a good design to make up for a weak material...Or even better, a good designer using a good design with strong material.

That said, the Macbook Pro and Macbook Air are easily the best Apple products.
Thank you. Too true. Mac's aren't "God" when it comes to computers. My old dell Inspiron 8200 has less problems than my ex's mac. The only reason the majority of "PC's" (I used this word figuratively considering macs are the exact same thing as a PC right now) have issues are primarily error ID10T.

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Even if you're not trolling, OS X doesn't guzzle RAM like Windows, although I would agree that 512MB is tiny.
True. However they do charge outrageous prices for their "upgrade" ram.
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I was in complete shock when my girlfriend bought me a Macbook Pro for my birthday. Not only that she spoiled me so but that the laptop came with the following specs in the spring of 2010.

512MB of memory (LOL)
160GB HD (MEGA LOL)
Core 2 Duo (MMMMONSTER KILL)

All for the low, low price of ~$1,199
Really have a hard time believing that it only came w/ 512mb of memory. MBP's were coming w/ 2GB stock back in 2007. And they were using C2D's up until last year due to the fact they used Nvidia chipsets.
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Really have a hard time believing that it only came w/ 512mb of memory. MBP's were coming w/ 2GB stock back in 2007. And they were using C2D's up until last year due to the fact they used Nvidia chipsets.
Maybe it was used and the previous owner swapped the dimms.
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