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I can say from experience, the entire physics and math department at my university has macs.I think he put it wrong, but he has a point that the educated often have macs. They are normally wealthy, are always on their computer, and they need a *nix variant (all science is done on *nix). It makes sense to have a mac for them, plus they are shiny as hell.

The Unix part is definitely true. One of my professors has a Mac simply because its POSIX compliant and is designed from the ground up to work with the hardware its running on, unlike Linux.

For any kind of programming work having a *nix terminal is way better than dealing with Microsoft's primitive Command Prompt.

Its terribly unproductive though. It takes him 3 times as long to navigate to the slides/demos he shows in class as it would on Windows or KDE, since the complete lack of window management in OSX means his desktop is always cluttered.
    
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Anyone who uses Linux live CDs and the like frequently needs an optical drive, so the MacBook could drop it and none of its users would care
We use Live USBs now. Having a bunch of cds around is a waste of space. It's so much easier to carry around one USB drive with syslinux. CDs have limited space as well which tends to limit you anyways.


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The Unix part is definitely true. One of my professors has a Mac simply because its POSIX compliant and is designed from the ground up to work with the hardware its running on, unlike Linux.

For any kind of programming work having a *nix terminal is way better than dealing with Microsoft's primitive Command Prompt.

Its terribly unproductive though. It takes him 3 times as long to navigate to the slides/demos he shows in class as it would on Windows or KDE, since the complete lack of window management in OSX means his desktop is always cluttered.
That's exactly what I"m talking about. Between the researchers and professors at my Uni almost all use Macs because most of the programs we use are built on *nix. Especially the Astrophysics department. Having a good GUI on top of it makes it easy for when not need the command line.

I don't know what you mean about poor window management; spaces and exposé have made it extremely easy and especially with Lion now. When I use Windows for DX games, one of the first things that makes me annoyed is the poor window management. Did you mean he has a bunch of files on his desktop?
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Found this concept from a member off MR. Here's to hoping

nice find buddy

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I too would like the space for I am planning to run a 120gb SSD alongside a 1TB HD. But, that concept is freaking gorgeous.
true, but I would still like to keep the optical drive personally since it would come in handy. Look at the current gen mac mini for example i have it a huge disappointment for most people because it could make a good htpc if u could afford it of course. As for the ssd, can't apple just use the proprietary form factor ssd from the macbook air to save space? It would be nice to have it as a option or come in standard some how

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I would say that consumers would be too confused between this and the Mac Air. They should keep the ODD for the next year at least, there are quite a few good uses for it still and if you don't like it, then get a next gen Mac Air.
definitely agree
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Found this concept from a member off MR. Here's to hoping

*snip*
So someone basically wants a super high end air. if they put that out, they'd be killing either the pro or the air off.

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My sister was originally going to buy a MacBook pro, but then I found her a Toshiba laptop with twice the HDD space, 1" larger screen size, 20% faster CPU, same RAM, with a larger resolution - for 43% less the price of the MacBook Pro. It has great build quality and the battery life is pretty decent, she loves it.

Sorry Apple fans but I've used both MacBook Pros extensively and my sisters Toshiba - the Toshiba feels nicer to use (keyboard, touchpad, etc). That's just my opinion though.
OK, but did it have a discrete GPU? If you price an apple laptop against a PC laptop with a non IGP graphics solution, they fare MUCH better. I am quite irked that my intel GMA macbook is utterly useless when it comes to real games. the pro line is much better (save the 13").
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So someone basically wants a super high end air. if they put that out, they'd be killing either the pro or the air off.
Who wouldn't want a super high end Air? Obviously, going that slim on a Pro model isn't going to happen anytime soon.
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I wasn't saying don't build it, just don't label it as a pro. unless it's a macbook air pro, which would be even more confusing to the consumer.

We all know how much stock apple puts in my opinion...
 
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Except Apple's Unibody came out in 2008 where as your Portege was introduced in 2010 and the Vaio S earlier this year and next year the Macbook line is expecting a re-design. You were saying?
Lenovo's T4x0s series has been out since 2009. 4 pound 14" with HD+ screen. Point taken with the S. Portege has been out since Jan. 2010 (21 months). You were saying?

Yes, I get it, aluminum unibody = shiny. That's fine but it's nothing compared to a carbon fiber/magnesium 14" that weighs half a pound less.
 
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Not impressed. Toshiba Portege only weighs 3.2 pounds, 1" thick with an i5-2410M, DVD-burner, 13.3" screen etc. Apple is about 2 years behind on product design, but that doesn't stop followers from spending $1200+ on them.

Not to mention the Vaio S, Thinkpad T420s(14" laptop with 1600x900 screen and weighs 4 pounds, only 1" thick), etc.
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Lenovo's T4x0s series has been out since 2009. 4 pound 14" with HD+ screen. Point taken with the S. Portege has been out since Jan. 2010 (21 months). You were saying?

Yes, I get it, aluminum unibody = shiny. That's fine but it's nothing compared to a carbon fiber/magnesium 14" that weighs half a pound less.
Nah nah, you're the one coming in here telling us Apple's design is 2 years behind when in actuality, it's been ahead and what everyone has been trying to beat Cool bro, seems like everyone finally caught up and beat it in weight and almost beat it in thickness. Like that was all that mattered.

We get it, you don't like Apple. Stay tuned as it gets lighter, thinner, and even a greater pleasure to use lulz.
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So someone basically wants a super high end air. if they put that out, they'd be killing either the pro or the air off.



OK, but did it have a discrete GPU? If you price an apple laptop against a PC laptop with a non IGP graphics solution, they fare MUCH better. I am quite irked that my intel GMA macbook is utterly useless when it comes to real games. the pro line is much better (save the 13").
It has a Mobility Radeon.
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Which one? if it's a 4200, that hardly counts.
 
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