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post #91 of 132
I'll just say that, anecdotally, I have never seen a really cute college age girl up at BB buying a laptop that WASN'T an Apple. I know you guys want to stress how "individually cool" and successful with the ladies you are but market perception is a very real thing and has always been. Its why we all tried to talk our moms into buying us $150 Nikes when we were kids. Not saying its right but people absolutely judge you by the things you own or wear, even if just subconsciously. Of course I've never exactly heard of a laptop alone being directly responsible for scoring some poon. If that's the case then Apple really is missing out on a rather unique marketing opportunity! biggrin.gif
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I've always felt like AMD and Nvidia compute were not far off from each other.

They aren't very far in terms of raw power, but the bundle of support around their GPU is different, and the different ways each GPU is designed around, can make one or the other better for certain applications.
For adobe, it no longer matters which you are going. For other applications, it might.
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The only ones who care about and are critical of other user's preferences are virgins who are in to Japanese cartoons.
"The only ones"
Pretty sure your choice in media and whether you had sex has nothing to do with being critical. Way to ruin your "real men" comment there.
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I watch a lot of science programmes and it strikes me that in nearly every one (there was a Horizon special on the Large Hadron Collider couple days back) that in the shots of the scientists, some of the brightest brains on the planet, they almost exclusively all use Macs or MBPs. It was a big shock that in the last programme I watched that there was ONE scientist using a non-Apple computer.

There must be a reason these boffins choose Apple over MS software. Or is it a hardware reason? This dispels the myth somewhat that Apple computers are for people who know no better as I'm sure the science community at the world-leading level know a thing or two about computer hardware, especially in certain fields.
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You do realize you can use a different OS on an MBP, right? Hell, even Linus Torvalds is using it. It's good hardware, and when you get it at a discount, there's no reason not to use it.
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Of course I've never exactly heard of a laptop alone being directly responsible for scoring some poon. If that's the case then Apple really is missing out on a rather unique marketing opportunity! biggrin.gif
Or they aren't; apparently, that notion was self-generated and is self-maintained!
    
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Comparing laptops to see what attracts more women... now I've seen it all (and it's sad).

Still looking for an appropriate MBP-tier hackintosh that is fully compatible. Father-in-law needs something for on the fly wedding editing to replace his 2011 MBP. If all else fails, hopefully Polaris adds a decent boost in performance for a decent price. Asking a lot of you here Apple, just don't rape the wallet too hard!
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I watch a lot of science programmes and it strikes me that in nearly every one (there was a Horizon special on the Large Hadron Collider couple days back) that in the shots of the scientists, some of the brightest brains on the planet, they almost exclusively all use Macs or MBPs. It was a big shock that in the last programme I watched that there was ONE scientist using a non-Apple computer.

There must be a reason these boffins choose Apple over MS software. Or is it a hardware reason? This dispels the myth somewhat that Apple computers are for people who know no better as I'm sure the science community at the world-leading level know a thing or two about computer hardware, especially in certain fields.
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You do realize you can use a different OS on an MBP, right? Hell, even Linus Torvalds is using it. It's good hardware, and when you get it at a discount, there's no reason not to use it.


If I had to guess, it's not just the hardware (we all know it's basically the same as any PC out there), but the support for it. Microsoft can't support their laptops anywhere near as well as Apple does. That convenience, while walking hand-in-hand with a pretty penny, is worth it to A LOT of people.
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If someone is stupid enough to spend a lot of money for a cheap noob-tier laptop, then he must be stupid enough to spend a lot of money on a cheap woman.

I think that was the original intent.
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You do realize you can use a different OS on an MBP, right? Hell, even Linus Torvalds is using it. It's good hardware, and when you get it at a discount, there's no reason not to use it.

In technical level they are not well build if you compare it to professional/business laptops. Apple Laptops look good and that is it. People buy them because it's a easy choice. iPhone is the same thing. People buy the brand. I would have bought MB too until Microsoft started making Surface. Here in Canada I much rather go to a Microsoft store then a Apple store. The Support from Microsoft is amazing. I could not bealive it myself. My Surface Pro 3 camera stopped working 4 months out of warranty. I had no receipt. They replaced it for me. I was having problems with a function of the pen and they gave me a SP4 pen for free.
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