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If you're not tied to CUDA, AMD almost always offers better compute capabilities at the same price range when running OpenCL loads (on desktop cards).

   
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Love all the hate on Macs from users who have never even touched one.

You can upgrade the PCI-e SSDs on all the Retina MacBook Pros as well as the MacBook Airs (you just need to open the bottom panel, that's it). The memory is soldered but that's like any Windows ultrabooks. The entry level MacBook Pros, you can upgrade the memory and hard drive.
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real men real laptops




"Real" men don't care what kind of laptops they carry around. The only ones who care about and are critical of other user's preferences are virgins who are in to Japanese cartoons.
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Apple has been super slow at updating anything but their iPhone series. And sure I get it that its what makes the money but the before I built the NUC as a HTPC I was considering the Mac Mini but that thing hasn't been updated since 2014 and look at what they did to the MacBook Air. I've been waiting on it to get a higher resolution screen or at least get to 1920x1080, but their slowly.... SLOWLY killing that thing off.

And about laptops in general. I learned the hard way around 2005 that buying the most expensive ones isn't always the right choice. With the speed of improvement (back than) I ended up with a Core Duo T2500, ATi X1800 with 256GB HDD with a 17" 1920x1080 for around 2500... and it was huge turd a year later. Learned my lesson that trying to play games on a laptop is stupid, anything over 15" is stupid, and buying a prebuilt system with middle of the road is probably your best bet for value and usage.
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Love all the hate on Macs from users who have never even touched one.

You can upgrade the PCI-e SSDs on all the Retina MacBook Pros as well as the MacBook Airs (you just need to open the bottom panel, that's it). The memory is soldered but that's like any Windows ultrabooks. The entry level MacBook Pros, you can upgrade the memory and hard drive.
"Real" men don't care what kind of laptops they carry around. The only ones who care about and are critical of other user's preferences are virgins who are in to Japanese cartoons.
Or those who have small beniz biggrin.gif
Also those people have the need to buy macbooks or porsches to attract women.
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I use a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in public places. Shows how versatile I am and not a sheep among sheep.

Gotta admit I use my iPad Air way more than my PC anymore. Its just the perfect lounge-around-the-house all purpose entertainment device (then again, any tablet is suitable for that purpose really). At any rate, I haven't even used my Ultrabook at all since buying my iPad. Just have no need for a laptop at all when I can just use a much more ergonomic and flexible tablet. But of course I have no need for productivity or anything (and I do use my work laptop for work when necessary, though I can use Teamviewer on my iPad as well).
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Let me explain Macbook to you poor nerds..

This comes straight from the source, and I've confirmed it with numerous other females..

WOMEN will look at a guy's laptop and JUDGE HIM..

At some point, if you intend to use a laptop in a public place.. It had BETTER BE a Macbook..

That's the end of the story.. since that is the ONLY laptop brand with Luxury (Expensive) reputation..

Yes, All of us at OCN knows better, but our technical knowledge is not representative of the AFK world view.. and the only question that matters is, will it get you laid..... biggrin.gif

By all means keep your lenovo x220s at home, you're probably the only person capable of appreciating it..
not sure is trolling or serious..... lol

I am pretty sure my expensive watch & my expensive car key will win the mac trashbook hands down.
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not sure is trolling or serious..... lol

I am pretty sure my expensive watch & my expensive car key will win the mac trashbook hands down.

No, he's right. Its the same thing with iPhone/iPad. Apple has been very successful in marketing their products as high end luxury items and the regular people out there in the world absolutely see them as status symbols. I work in the health care field and there are very few doctors who would be caught dead with anything OTHER than an Apple product (including the God-awful iWatch). Remember its not necessarily about what is best, but what is PERCEIVED as best (and most expensive).
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Apple's move to AMD was pure money. If you think CUDA had anything to do with it, you have no idea what CUDA even is.
Yes, that's why even cheap $450 low end laptops from Acer have dedicated nvidia graphics. Are you really going to tell me that nvidia's chips are somehow too expensive for Apple to put in their very expensive products, yet still cheap enough for Acer to put into a $450 laptop? Really?

As shown with the newer Mac Pro, Apple clearly has some kind of relationship with AMD that they're very happy with.
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Yes, that's why even cheap $450 low end laptops from Acer have dedicated nvidia graphics. Are you really going to tell me that nvidia's chips are somehow too expensive for Apple to put in their very expensive products, yet still cheap enough for Acer to put into a $450 laptop? Really?

As shown with the newer Mac Pro, Apple clearly has some kind of relationship with AMD that they're very happy with.
Compute, opencl, metal etc. many reasons to go with a gpu which actually supports features they say. unlike fake features. wink.gif
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Compute, opencl, metal etc. many reasons to go with a gpu which actually supports features they say. unlike fake features. wink.gif

I am pretty sure AMD let's Apple get to GCN much deeper then Nvidia would allow them too. Apple wants control, Nvidia wants control. They are both greedy.
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