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The MBA is a more sensibile comparison in term of hardware, but Samsung are going after the 13" rMBP. If they were trying to compete with the MBA, they probably would have used a 1920x1080 or 2560x1440 panel.

I'm not sure about that. It'd be absurd to try and compete with the 13 inch rMBP with an ultrabook.

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I genuinely feel sorry for anyone still stuck on windows based laptops. They're arguably like buying cars...ie. horrific investments that lose so much value after the first year.
Edited by Gigatel - 8/11/13 at 2:48pm
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I genuinely feel sorry for anyone still stuck on windows based laptops. They're arguably like buying cars...ie. horrific investments that lose so much value after the first year.

ssh don't tell anyone. most on this site desperately want to believe that somehow windows laptops are a better value and the only way they can do is by avoiding this obvious reality
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I genuinely feel sorry for anyone still stuck on windows based laptops. They're arguably like buying cars...ie. horrific investments that lose so much value after the first year.

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ssh don't tell anyone. most on this site desperately want to believe that somehow windows laptops are a better value and the only way they can do is by avoiding this obvious reality
They're fine and suit different needs. There's a lot of software on Windows that you can't get on OS X that's also more hardware depend thus going beyond the usage of Ultrabooks (so no, Bootcamps not an option).
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So?
If I recall Apple can ask for the price premium due to hardware and software control which is the major selling point.
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So?
If I recall Apple can ask for the price premium due to hardware and software control which is the major selling point.

CLEARLY there is no price premium on Apple's laptops. That argument of the apple tax is so old that it's not true at all.
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CLEARLY there is no price premium on Apple's laptops. That argument of the apple tax is so old that it's not true at all.
I said can not that they always do wink.gif
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They're fine and suit different needs. There's a lot of software on Windows that you can't get on OS X that's also more hardware depend thus going beyond the usage of Ultrabooks (so no, Bootcamps not an option).

so buy a 15" mbp? the only way you could argue this is if you need gtx or workstation graphics
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I can already smell the 16:9 garbage!
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