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Originally Posted by shiftwig113 View Post

you forgot to mention that they don't use desktop processors. they use the weaker laptop core i5/i7 along with very low end radeon 5000m series laptop graphics.

They use the HD 6750M in the lowest models.
But all-in-ones usually use the more power-efficient laptop components, so it's unfair to single out Apple.

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Dont worry if you love apple and you will stand by that no matter what then all the power to ya.

I don't stand by Apple no matter what, they have some overpriced equipment, and some very well priced equipment. I buy the ones that I see are well priced.

When I bought my MBA it was the cheapest and best ultraportable available (the Samsung Series 9 was $100 more expensive and had worse specs). Same with my iPad 3, I bought it since it is the best tablet on the market, I mean just compare its display to anything on the market; 2048 x1536 resolution + 95% sRGB color accuracy display vs 1080p and 39% sRGB color accuracy (Asus Transformer Prime, generally regarded as one of the best android tablets). You tell me which one is better, not to mention that where I live the iPad is $100+ cheaper.
Edited by born2bwild - 3/29/12 at 9:02pm
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post #112 of 201
I was bombarded with Mac's throughout middle school and high school. Our school system received a state grant that put 'a computer in every class room'. There was not one PC in our school and the few that existed were used by administrators. It was so bad that in 1994, even our music room had a Apple II in it. As useless as it was, there was a Mac in every class room.

Long story short, in 1996 (after years of seeing my friends play flight sims, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and other cool little programs on their 386 and 486's) I got a Pentium 133 with 16mb's of EDO ram which ran Windows 95.

I've never bought anything Apple, I don't know if it is because of my school years but a closed platform is absolutely useless to teach upon and should not be given to kids to learn anything other than the basics of UI - if the school system wants to give kids the opportunity to have any type of quizzical interest other than Hypercard or basic knowledge. I firmly believe this. No matter how many apps the iWorld churns out, there is always one long arm and a lack of any real depth or connection.

There are a lot of things that irritate me about the rise of Apple and it's relativity to tech in a more-than-just-content sense and overall.
1. The popularization, fashioning and disposing of something extremely important
2. Lack of quizzical interest or any depth of care which I believe correlates with brand loyalty and induces fanboyism/product justification from many users
3. Exploited, closed, limited, marketed, manipulated

It is what it is, disposable, like fashion.
Edited by pengs - 3/29/12 at 9:37pm
post #113 of 201
The tech illiterate half.
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Originally Posted by Kirby1 View Post

Most people who own an apple product also own a PC for when they need to do certain tasks
Like anything, for example.. tongue.gif
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Apple is banned in my house.
    
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I have one Apple product; an old Apple G4 that was given to me.
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I have Apple products in my house. The newest one I got at regular price was a PowerPC 9600. I got an iMac Summer 2001 DV edition for free due to fried hard drive. it works and with USB <-> SCSI adapter I was able to transfer really old files through the iMac to my other computers.
    
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post #117 of 201
My wife and I own:

2 apple products (hers of course) - iPad2 and iPhone

3 windows PCs

2 Android - Infuse 4G and Galaxy Tab 10.1

A Roku box because I hate Apple.

My wifes laptop is windows, because she doesn't like apple computers. She also wants something other than an iPhone next time, and thinks my tab is better than hers.
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your wife is smart
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post #119 of 201
Own a iPad 2 and feels good to own a Apple product, Take that haters.
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good point i might as well flash it around to the people who dont know much about computers and they will be all like LUL OMG NO WAYZ YOU HAVE A MAC?. yes i do think theyre GREAT looking. And there OS is nice.. but really you wanna pay ridiculous amounts of money to impress people? there was a point i n my life where i did want a mac but there is no way in hell id pay that much for something not capable of even gaming on the go. Dont worry if you love apple and you will stand by that no matter what then all the power to ya.. but heres some comparision for you people who think theyre all so mighty and powerful..
macbook:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834100199
pc laptop:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246309
now look at the specs..
macbook: Lenovo:
4gb ddr3 1333
same
core i5
i would say better but ghz doesnt necessarily always mean better.. so same.
13.3 inch
better 15.6 inch
1280 x 800
same 1366 x 768 depends if you prefer widescreen
led backlight
same.
500gb 5400 rpm
same
7hr battery life
worse 4hrs..
weight 4.5
worse 5.73
BUT come on my macbook has back lit keys and better battery life and weighs less.. thats DEFINITELY worth $650 more right?
... lol you could buy two of those lenovos one for yourself and one for your kid or whoever and still pay less then on macbook..
It's hardly that simple to compare... but there's also build quality that factors into it. How well it's designed, quality of the chassis and trackpad, and how prone it is to problems... then you've also got "real world" battery life, and such... there is a premium on MacBook Pro's, but it's hardly what most claim.
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this.
you forgot to mention that they don't use desktop processors. they use the weaker laptop core i5/i7 along with very low end radeon 5000m series laptop graphics.
The iMac models use desktop core i5 and i7 processors, the highest end model uses an i7 2600 3.4GHz. And they start at the 6750M which is pretty decent, and the high end model uses a 6970M.
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