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A MOUSE! That's it! You should try it.

LOL.
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post #132 of 228
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ROFL @ the notebook lineup... lachen.gif
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Someone learned how to use photoshop and resize things cool.
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I use this thing....it's really great, you plug it in via USB-cable, or sometimes it's wireless with either a 2.4 GHz reciever or Bluetooth. It even has this wheel that you can scrool through pages with. A MOUSE! That's it! You should try it.

A mouse is not even comparable, I have a R.A.T. 7 and an Apple magic touchpad or whatever they call it and I almost never use the mouse during regular use. This doesn't include gaming or graphics work or anything, obviously a precise mouse is irreplaceable there, but the multitouch gestures are a godsend.

I didn't want to bother with boot camp or virtualization so I recently bought a Lenovo laptop with Windows 7 for some Windows work I need to do and I think the laptop is great, but that touchpad is just ridiculous compared to my Macbook Air. Every time I use the Mac I feel like I'm back in the 21st century.
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post #134 of 228
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Someone learned how to use photoshop and resize things cool.

Less work, less they have to pay. Same items essentially, which means essentially the same result had it been otherwise.
post #135 of 228
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Originally Posted by Cata1yst View Post

All I have to say to win an ultrabook argument with anyone is very simple.

Multi Touch Gestures in OSX

GG, go back and work with your crappy samsung/hp touchpad replicas.

Rofl multi touch trackpads on a laptop are such a gimmick... I'd much rather tap a single button on my mouse to move back/forward rather than sliding left/right with two fingers. There are also neat programs like AltDrag that let you resize/move windows by holding Alt and clicking and dragging your mouse.

Regardless, here's the solution for you: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/products/touch-mouse/microsite/
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A mouse is not even comparable, I have a R.A.T. 7 and an Apple magic touchpad or whatever they call it and I almost never use the mouse during regular use. This doesn't include gaming or graphics work or anything, obviously a precise mouse is irreplaceable there, but the multitouch gestures are a godsend.
I didn't want to bother with boot camp or virtualization so I recently bought a Lenovo laptop with Windows 7 for some Windows work I need to do and I think the laptop is great, but that touchpad is just ridiculous compared to my Macbook Air. Every time I use the Mac I feel like I'm back in the 21st century.

I'm sorry, but even a cheap optical mouse will beat any touchpad (I've tried the new MacBook touchpads). And if I buy a high-DPI Bluetooth mouse (which I can with the money I saved from not buying a MacBook), I will play in an eniterly new league.
But sure, in touchpad vs. touchpad, the Macs win. (though haven't tried all the PC manufacturers.)
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So it's gonna be thinner? Yawn.
The prices just suck so much. Everyone at my school has a 13" MacBook Pro but the 1280x800 screen is a joke. There's no way that could ever be my primary machine.
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Lenovo Thinkpad x220 FTW. Say no More.

Second it this things a tank
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post #139 of 228
I wouldn't mind having a 17.3" notebook that looks like an Asus Zenbook, which is thinner than an Air.

In this form factor, we could get a quad-core IVB and a discrete video card.
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Apple makes a low volume of sales while having a fairly large failure rate. Higher volumes tend to produce lower quality components due to how many models they need to whip out at a given time. If Apple makes only small volume sales, they should only have 2-3 percent failure rates. While ASUS and others, considering having many millions more in sales, produce lower failure rates.
That's not true at all. The percentage of defects in large volumes should be similar to that in small volumes.

The fact is, the test is old, and the laptops tested are at least 3 years older than the article, which puts it back to 2006, the sample size is small, and they don't give any information on models tested or what kind of faults occurred.

Yawn...proof steelbom? Do you have any proof this time steelbom?
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