Originally Posted by wutang61
Also confused how a 128 or even a 256gb ssd is enough. I have a 60gb ssd and a 750gb in my g73. The solid state is in the red zone and I have about 200gb free on my hard drive. Granted its somewhat of a gaming pc. It can physically run crysis. Lol
Because most of us would use an external, or networked HDDs for storage.
Originally Posted by perfectblade
i had a dell latitude. i dropped it twice and it ruined the motherboard, though externally it looked fine. you should not drop any laptop regularly that is not a toughbook, because even if the externals are tough, the internals are very delicate. dropping a x86 product is very different than dropping an integrated arm product
Depends on the laptop, some are really fragile.
Originally Posted by lacrossewacker
You and your placebo effect.
This, again? It's not a placebo effect, it certainly is noticable and it certainly is an important feature.
I'm short sighted (Can't see further than 10cm away clearly without corrective lenses) and I can clearly see the difference between relatively small PPI differences. (eg. Going from SGSII to HTC Desire)
Originally Posted by doomlord52
Don't bother. He'll keep saying "RETINA! RETINA" regardless of what you post. Apple's got one advantage, which he thinks makes them better than absolutely everything else.
Besides, the macbook makes the worst use of its screen - the OS doesn't even render at 1:1. And then when you force it to render at native, the whole thing catches fire
Yes, because the track-pad and keyboard on a Macbook aren't clearly better than your average laptop. (Never used a Zenbook, so I can't comment on its keyboard)
Have you even tried a 1600P 13" screen at native res? You need a magnifying glass to actually see anything.
Originally Posted by GermanyChris
People do not buyMac's to run Windows, it's just a nice side benefit if you like/need that sort of thing.
Apart from the lack of GPU switching, I'd get a MBPr even if I ended up just running either Windows or Linux on it, I don't like OS X but the MBPr is one of the best laptops on the market today if you don't really need ultra fast GPU performance or CPU performance.
Originally Posted by GermanyChris
So just a quick question; Why is it OK to buy a $900 graphics card or 2, but not a $1500 notebook?
Because the extra 20% performance is much more noticable than the best track-pad on any laptop, one of the best keyboards, one of the best screens, great battery life, etc.
Most people on OCN wouldn't need a laptop, they just need their desktops.
Originally Posted by Layo
HD4000 can't display more then 1600p
Driver limitation in Windows, Apple (iirc) got that fixed in OS X and the actual hardware side can support up to 4K iirc.
Originally Posted by Domino
The 650m struggles to run the basic desktop at the "retina" resolution
The much, much, much, much, much slower x1950Pro likely could render a desktop at 1800p, to say that a modern GPU struggles to render a high resolution desktop...Well, I can't do the maths for sure at the moment but I'm pretty sure by your logic a G210 wouldn't render a 1080p screen at all. If you're talking about games..oh boy. I was just gaming on an 9800GTX+ at 1080p before I got my HD7950, the 9800GTX+ would be slower than the GT650M if I'm reading correctly...Sure, you won't be maxing out Crysis on it but you certainly can do the typical kind of gaming you'd do on a laptop.
You might get a bit of lag here and there in GPU accelerated things...but I've seen that happen from other causes, or just in general for what seems to be no reason at all, every PC has hung at one point even if you didn't notice it. (Chrome in partiuclar is good at hiding it, so while OCN tabs hang when I open a tonne of them I can still use Facebook, etc tabs at full speed)
Originally Posted by Shrak
Originally Posted by IIMaxII
I can't see music and video using more space than my games, only a female would need so much music on one device.
Just my music...
[sarge@seeder-1 ~]$ du -sh /mnt/files/music/
If I was home I'd put mine up, but I'm just under 200GB of music alone right now, ~800GB of ripped movies and TV shows last I checked (I buy DVDs and BRs then rip them, as it's much easier to view them that way than digging out the DVD from my many boxes of them and hoping I find the right one quickly, I do the same with music and games)