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Originally Posted by xeeki View Post

I could never buy a MacBook, mostly because I prefer to use Linux.


 

You can dual boot on MacBook Pro OSX...

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post #142 of 228
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Originally Posted by Kauke View Post

How is that okay for a hardware that costs 2-3x more than ASUS and Toshiba?
It would be okay only if prices were be equal.
OK, here is 2011 article
2011 Computer Reliability Reports: Lenovo, Asus On Top
June 6, 2011
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IBM/Lenovo (254)
Asus (242)
Toshiba (164)
Apple (149)
HP/Compaq (122)
http://ctwatchdog.com/business/2011-computer-reliability-reports-lenovo-asus-on-top
What's your next excuse?
Apple is 40% less reliable than ASUS and IBM that cost far less. Also, if they have used IBM, ASUS and TOSHIBA models that were hi end (aka cost same as MBP), I am sure their reliability ratings would be even better.
It doesn't cost 2-3x more than an ASUS or Toshiba, you can of course find laptops that are half the price of a MacBook Pro, but they don't have the whole package -- find me a laptop with fantastic battery life, a powerful processor, and decent graphics, with (roughly) similar dimensions of the MacBook Pro.

Did you even read how they are judging reliability? Shall I quote from the article?
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RESCUECOM determines the manufacturer’s reliability by comparing their market share of shipped computers in a given time period, to the percentage of computer repair calls RESCUECOM handles for that same manufacturer.

That's just messed up.
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Yawn...proof steelbom? Do you have any proof this time steelbom?
Nope. Do you have any proof of your claim?

Additionally, I might add, since you said higher volumes causes more defects, that Apple's producing millions of the same model (or same parts), yet HP is producing less but of many more models, so it'd be Apple who'd be likely to have more defects, not HP, if what you say was true.
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The magic trackpad for mac is actually very very easy to use, and really usefull too.

Before you get on your rants - hear me out.

It seems crazy ( i was 100% against the idea of a touchpad on a desktop), but the way the trackpad is designed (+ the built in multitouch gestures) is actually really easy and (dare i say it ) innovative. You really need to use one before you start bashing on it.

This coming from a guy with a android phone and windows computer.
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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.

Prices are high, but customer support makes up a chunk of the price. There's no other laptop manufacturer that you can walk right into their store (not a Geek Squad-type service, those are a joke) and have them look at it. I just recently got my MagSafe charger replaced cause the cable was separating from the brick, free of charge and within 15 minutes of going into the store, and my laptop is 3 years old and out of warranty. Brand new one, right out of the box, not a refurb or used. Depending on the company, to do an RMA you have to call someone, who may or may not speak English very well, or fill out a form online, have them either send you a box (may or may not have to pay for it) to ship it in, wait several weeks after you ship it and get it back, with or without the data that was on it when you sent it in. Tried doing it with one of our Acer laptops which went dead on us, requested an RMA, suppose to send us a box or a shipping label, never was followed up on by Acer and just ended up deciding to replace it.

Yes, try editing pictures or video with that kind of screen, going from a Cinema Display to something 1/2 the resolution is terrible. Web browsing and watching movies is nice on it as it's the perfect carrying size for a laptop, but too small to do anything productive on it. One of the reasons why I'm upgrading to a 15" MBP with a 1680x1050 screen as soon as I can. Same thing with all of the laptops that I see that have a 15" screen, but the terrible 1366x768 resolution. That's about the same size as the 1280x800 screen res, but in 16:9.

I've tried every brand of laptop and the trackpads are absolutely terrible coming from my MacBook. The ones that annoy me the most is when they build it into the plastic body of the laptop and add a weird texture to it to show that it's the trackpad. Also some of then try to emulate some of the "multitouch" features that are in OS X for Windows and they're terrible. A glass trackpad is far superior, in my opinion, than any plastic one available, just of the way of how they feel, not too slick, not too sticky, your finger just kind of glides.

Of course if I'm doing precision work, like someone previously said and some of you completely skipped his whole point, a trackpad cannot replace a mouse. I'd take the multitouch gestures over a 10-button mouse any day though, hence why I have a Magic Mouse for when I'm connected to my Cinema Display. I don't need all of those button, even for my Windows desktop, still using my old wireless Logitech laser mouse that came in a bundle, but don't use the keyboard anymore. I've been impressed with this mouse since day 1, hardly any wireless lag and has the perfect tracking speed for me, none of this "high dpi" crap that I see quite a few gamers fall into. I can't stand using any mouse that has a high dpi set cause it just annoys the crap out of me with it being way too sensitive. Just has the 3 main mouse button and a back/forward buttons on the side. Also has 3 zoom buttons, but don't use them.
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Originally Posted by Blazing angel View Post

The magic trackpad for mac is actually very very easy to use, and really usefull too.
Before you get on your rants - hear me out.
It seems crazy ( i was 100% against the idea of a touchpad on a desktop), but the way the trackpad is designed (+ the built in multitouch gestures) is actually really easy and (dare i say it ) innovative. You really need to use one before you start bashing on it.
This coming from a guy with a android phone and windows computer.
I've got the trackpad and I used Windows on my iMac, it's quite good but it's not anywhere near as good in Mac OS X or more specifically, Lion. I think Apple should give us the ability to customize gestures in Windows, and set our own, etc.
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This changes everything..... Again.... Again..... Again..?

I just had to.
    
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I love my MBP, it just works. Just for the record, it's a dual boot OSX & Win7 MBP. Can't say the same for all the Windows based laptops I've repaired over the years.
my wife loves her HP Win7 laptop... it just works

she hasn't had a single issue in the 2+ years that shes been using it (m300 - 2.0ghz 45nm athlon)
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]uuuum everyone forgot bout theses ivybridge ultra books that are out??? just as thin if not thinner and imho more powerful and customisable in terms of hardware, was reading a review and they get like 5 hours battery at around 80% usage. they look sweet as to boot!

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oops sorry just saw they have been mentioned but i dont think mba are gonna do anybetter with these ultrabooks, probably worse if anything:p
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Only fools would judge people based on the type of laptop/OS they prefer.

The Mac OS is so easy to use, my friends go to me for help on their Macbooks(being the most computer literate among us) and I always know how to solve the issue despite never having or have had a an Apple PC/laptop.

Frankly, most of the Mac haters on OCN don't realize that people buying Macs don't care about the 1680x1050 resolution, the 3.2GHz processor, the 1.21 jiggawatt less TDP, the right click button, the 12 nm chip, anything with numbers etc. They buy it because it is popular and that it is easy to use and there is no problem with that; similar with brand name clothing: you wouldn't hate on someone just because they wear brand names when instead they could buy something else that does the exact same function yet costs less would you?
    
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