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Originally Posted by SugarySnack View Post
First I have heard of that... How about something to back up that claim? Are we talking the new(or prev-gen) airs? Or when they first came out?
First gen airs were terrible, super hot, crap battery, and GPUS would stop working. They've come a long way since.
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The Air, once a novelty, is now the standard Apple laptop
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So only the Mac mini and iMacs are mostly plastic now.
No?

The Mac mini is aluminum everywhere except the back panel
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No?

The Mac mini is aluminum everywhere except the back panel
All Apple computers except the Mac Pro are aluminum unibody now, and the Mac Pro is completely aluminum anyway.
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post #25 of 47
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I've seen AC around $169 for low-end iMacs, now $249 for a low-end Air, MBP?
That's my issue here.

Air $249
http://store.apple.com/us/configure/...co=MjMzOTQzNTQ

iMac $169
http://store.apple.com/us/configure/...co=MjIwNTQ2NTk


A $80 increase is a bit much for less product, as in hardware to be replaced.
Its based on the likelihood of failure. A 20mm ultra-thin laptop that has little cooling and will be knocked around because of its portability is much more likely to have parts go bad or fail or wear than a desktop, even an all-in-one. It wouldn't make sense for them to cost the same, or for the air to cost less. However, at that price, I'd expect some accidental coverage...
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post #26 of 47
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So only the Mac mini and iMacs are mostly plastic now.
iMac definitely isn't plastic it's aluminum, as is the Mac Mini from looking at their tech specs page.
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post #27 of 47
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Its based on the likelihood of failure. A 20mm ultra-thin laptop that has little cooling and will be knocked around because of its portability is much more likely to have parts go bad or fail or wear than a desktop, even an all-in-one. It wouldn't make sense for them to cost the same, or for the air to cost less. However, at that price, I'd expect some accidental coverage...
you are mostly correct. it's also about production. even the imacs are more modular then the airs and macbook pros. they are also far more heavily massed produced.

the actual cost of the parts in any laptop, especially something like the macbook airs are stupidly more expensive.
post #28 of 47
Beautiful laptops, but I just can't deal with how clumsy OSX feels to get things done. Always seems like I'm using some kiosk computer or something.

My wife has an Apple laptop and I truly get things done 10x slower on it than a Windows or Linux machine. The screen swipes, the mouse movement, the HUGE amount of cursor moving you need to do...pass.

I can be 10 folders deep into my filing system in Windows or Linux in about 5 seconds. Feels like that's how long it takes to move the clumsy Mac touchpad to the icon I want just to launch Finder.
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post #29 of 47
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No?

The Mac mini is aluminum everywhere except the back panel
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iMac definitely isn't plastic it's aluminum, as is the Mac Mini from looking at their tech specs page.
You guys are right. I was thinking of the older generations.
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And to counter this article:

"White MacBook Not Dead Yet: Still Available for Educational Institutions"

http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/20/...-institutions/

"I'm not dead yet!"
It's dead Jim. Err....
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