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Sounds gimiky and I doubt many people will like it apart from those loyal to Apple for their overpriced products.

Anyway, how are you meant to explain this to people. You cant right click or left click since its touch and it wont make a clicking noise..

"Right-touch on this, left -touch on that"
    
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post #52 of 63
This would fail for me. I like tapping on my mouse when listening to music.
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post #53 of 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
We've done many comparisons on this site, and every time we've found the price difference to be around $100 most of the time, $300 max. This fictitious "2-3x overcharging" myth is not unexpected on an OCing forum.
2-3x might be an exaggeration. More like 1.5x-1.75x.

Lets compare:

Apple 15" MacBook Pro:
2.53Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
320GB 5400rpm HDD
4GB 1066Mhz DDR3 RAM
NVidia 9400M+9600GT 512mb
$2,499.00

Dell 15" XPS M1530:
2.5Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
320GB 5400rpm HDD
4GB 667Mhz DDR2 RAM
NVidia 8600GT 256mb
$1,444.00

Dell has some slower DDR2 memory and the Apple's video card is quite a bit better in this comparison. But seriously....$1050 more?

Well, what about desktops?

Apple Mac Pro:
Two 3.0 Intel Xeon Processors
8GB (4x2GB) ECC 800Mhz RAM
4 500GB 7200rpm 3.0GB/s drives in RAID
2 ATi HD 2600XT 256mb in Xfire
16x DVD/CD superdrive
Mouse and Keyboard
$6,679.00
However, factor in the Mac does have warranty

Computer build from NewEgg parts:
Two 3.0 Intel Xeon Processors
8GB (4x2GB) ECC 800Mhz RAM
4 500GB 7200rpm 3.0GB/s drives in RAID
2 ATi HD 2600XT 256mb in Xfire
16x DVD/CD superdrive
Mouse and Keyboard
Server Power supply
Lian Li Case
$3,944.87 before mail-in rebates
Here's a screenshot of cart:

It should be factored in that this price is for something that isn't built yet, and has no warranty as a whole, but just for individual parts.

To Apple's credit I couldn't find Dell/HP/Alienware offering server style computers on their sites. Not that many people need them. But I also couldn't find Apple offering anything with a top end video card or i7 processor.
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post #54 of 63
Quote:
Dell has some slower DDR2 memory and the Apple's video card is quite a bit better in this comparison. But seriously....$1050 more?
8600m gt > 9400m gt by a longshot.

Doh. Just noticed they're running some hybridpower type setup Dells aren't so great either, compare an asus laptop to a mac for some really laughable numbers
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post #55 of 63
On topic, maybe it could be done by having the LMB and RMB in a standard clicky and separated configuration, then have a modifier or toggle button for the thumb that turns the surface of the LMB and/or RMB into a touch/gesture sensitive surface. Better to allow the users to customize and offer the best of both worlds.
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post #56 of 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
People get too bent outta shape about a keyboard and mouse (not picking on you here, just saying in general).
I'm not bent out of shape; I'm just trying to tell people that it is what it is.

Quote:
Originally Posted by lordikon View Post
2-3x might be an exaggeration. More like 1.5x-1.75x.

Lets compare:
Those are the basic specs. I don't know what wireless, bluetooth, software, etc. it comes with. Whenever we do those brick-by-brick comparisons (and we've done many on this forum), the prices are usually within $100 of each other.

Quote:
Originally Posted by lordikon View Post
Well, what about desktops?
You made two hardcore mistakes:

1. Assuming a Mac Pro is a "desktop."
2. Comparing a manufactured computer to a custom build? Customs costing less than pre-builds is old news, friend

Quote:
Originally Posted by lordikon View Post
To Apple's credit I couldn't find Dell/HP/Alienware offering server style computers on their sites. Not that many people need them. But I also couldn't find Apple offering anything with a top end video card or i7 processor.
Well then you really can't do a desktop-to-desktop comparison. That's all...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post

You made two hardcore mistakes:

1. Assuming a Mac Pro is a "desktop."
2. Comparing a manufactured computer to a custom build? Customs costing less than pre-builds is old news, friend
1.) It certainly isn't a laptop, and the reason that they use server parts is beyond me.
2.) Well if Mac hardware wasn't proprietary then I could custom build one.
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post #58 of 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by lordikon View Post
1.) It certainly isn't a laptop, and the reason that they use server parts is beyond me.
So you compare a server to a desktop?

Does that even make sense to you? It doesn't make sense to me.

Quote:
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2.) Well if Mac hardware wasn't proprietary then I could custom build one.
So what?
post #59 of 63
Buy Apple... because buttons are so 2007.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
I'm not bent out of shape; I'm just trying to tell people that it is what it is.
Sorry, I know I quoted you, but I really wasn't referring to you with that comment. You were just a part of the conversation that I added to. I shouldn't have said "bent outta shape," either; I think "too particular" is more what I meant to say.
    
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