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I really, really, really, really want one of those new MacBook Airs.
They look nice but It'd be wasted on me as need windows (like when i go to my Comp Sci/EE lectures and a 1/3 of the class is using macs most of which use 7 more than osx :S)
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They look nice but It'd be wasted on me as need windows (like when i go to my Comp Sci/EE lectures and a 1/3 of the class is using macs most of which use 7 more than osx :S)
Bootcamp. That's what I do.


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Depends on the model. Personally I would drool all over this asus before a mac.

*snip*
I dig how thin it is but I'm not really a fan of the design. It seems dated in some aspects.
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The question is, that at Apples insane markup, does anyone care? Oh yes, the fanboys :/

Although you may find some justification in the laptops (small, light, long batter), the desktops are far worse.
They're expensive because of the form factor. You look at ultra thin portables like the MacBook Air that have a solid build, a great quality screen, 64GB SSD, and good battery life and the same CPU, it'll be pretty expensive. The same goes for the Mac Mini, iMac, etc., The MacBook Pro's are a bit too expensive than the competition, but they do have better battery life which equates to some of that price. The Mac Pro's are fine too, the dual processor models anyway. The single processor models are +$1k over the competition last I checked -- who'd buy a $2000 iMac if you could buy a $1500 Mac Pro? Not me.
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People aren't attached to Windows and the way it functions. They're attached to regular OSes. Everything in OSX takes 3-4 times longer than it does in Windows/Linux, since OSX violates a ton of design principles. Moving around OSX involves a lot of key presses, moving the mouse back and forth across the screen, and hunting for edges which would aggravate most competent Windows users, whereas everything in Windows and most Linux DEs can be accomplished with a single click.
No, it does not. I use it everyday, and I use it as well and as easily as I do Windows.
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I hate saying this again.. On OS X the difference between the 320M and the intel 3000 HD is so minimal. The 3000 even beats the 320 on benchmarks. So people put too much into it.
Im not so quite sure about that

there was a test done with the new MBA vs late 2010
and for SC2 the late 2010 beat the 2011 MBA (avg fps by like 15-20 cant remember the exact number)

I may have a chance to get the
13" late 2010 edition 256GIG SSD for 900$.
i think ill get that rather than a 2011 128ssd 13" for 1300
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oh ffs, the 13" MBP is NOT marketed for gamers. and the MBAs aren't either. if you want a dedicated gpu, the 15" models are designed for 3d acceleration.

besides, who the heck wants to game on a 13" laptop? it has to be one of the smallest markets out there.
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Ive used my m11x but sold it cause 11" is way to small

Im not talking bout hardcore gaming
I know MAC and GAMING dont go together im not dumb,
I would just like it to be able to play jsut above the bare minimum settings
and wondering which would do me better 2011 MBA or late 2010 MBA

i didnt make my rig to only buy a laptop to game on constantly

just once in a while to be able to boot up some sc2 or D3 when the time comes
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Dear god that's expensive. I'm sorry but these are just unjustifiably overpriced for any given reason. I love seeing all the fanboys here who'd take a bullet for apple, kinda made my day actually. Apple is like form first, then function later. I guess they figured out that its human nature to look at pretty things first.
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so many apple haters here... but I must say Apple's customer service is amazing. My MacBook Pro 13 inch that I bought in February just died on me 2 days ago. After a couple of failed attempts to fix it by the apple "genius", he gave me a brand new sealed box MacBook Pro 13" with new warranty starting from that day, at no charge. I even got to keep the old charger that came with the macbook pro I brought in (so now I have two).
Edited by melterx12 - 7/20/11 at 6:16pm
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Im not so quite sure about that

there was a test done with the new MBA vs late 2010
and for SC2 the late 2010 beat the 2011 MBA (avg fps by like 15-20 cant remember the exact number)

I may have a chance to get the
13" late 2010 edition 256GIG SSD for 900$.
i think ill get that rather than a 2011 128ssd 13" for 1300
the frame rate is not that much of a difference..... i'mma find that link


Edited by Tranmillitary - 7/20/11 at 6:18pm
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Same as apple products, when you see 1 beside a Hp/asus/Alienware ect... you're gonna look at the apple one first. People are willing to pay for performance and looks.
Well, chances are the Alienware has LEDs. LEDs are bright, therefore they'll catch my attention before the Macbook's sleek, "quiet" design. /smartass

I like the design of the MBA. But I'm not made of money so I'd rather have a better price : performance ratio.
Edited by xJavontax - 7/20/11 at 6:21pm
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