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yeah re read my post.
You're the one who brought up the notion of overcompensating, you tell me what you were referring to?
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Macs come with large amounts of RAM as they don't make it easy to change it yourself. PC is +1 up imo on this.

Since when did RAM classify a PC as more powerful than another?

How many mac steamers are running i7s and 5870s?
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You're the one who brought up the notion of overcompensating, you tell me what you were referring to?
The amount of fingers i can use on the top of my mouse at any given time?
:s
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Yes it is, you can usually press it down to act as a third mouse button. Although it depends on the specific mouse you have, I personally use a Logitech MX518.
I actually find that middle wheel button very useful. Like when i'm doing an essay or going websites where the scroll down length is looooooong, its often abit tedious to use the normal mouse wheel. Much easier to just click the mouse wheel and move down the pages.

If that feature wasn't there i'd probably give up taking my degree
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The amount of fingers i can use on the top of my mouse at any given time?
:s
I can't get by without my Logitech mouse, I find the side buttons vital for web browsing.
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I can't get by without my Logitech mouse, I find the side buttons vital for web browsing.
You must feel so liberated, you big brute you.
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I can't get by without my Logitech mouse, I find the side buttons vital for web browsing.
oh i totally forgot about those - i had a dell Bluetooth mouse that came with my laptop. Browsing web pages with it was a dream. Easy and quick to go Back and Forward on pages. Then eventually it broke (battery fluid some how started leaking out of the batteries lol). Replaced it with a cheap Microsoft one and i actually missed using those side buttons.
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you see engadget, considering that Macs only started using intel CPUs in 2005, I would expect that more people would have dual cores considering that only 1 or 2 Mac Intel models used a single core processor.
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What Engadget is trying to do is mislead people with poorly analysed data. The Mac PCs that can run Steam are fairly recent machines within the last 4 years. The Windows based PCs that can run Steam date back to the mid 1990s. Of course, the Windows platform has a lot of legacy hardware like Pentium III's and Pentium IV's in its hardware base.

What should also be elaborated upon more is that Apple GPU drivers are much more lower performing than the Windows counterpart. Apple GPU drivers are not mature enough yet (if ever).

Then you have Apple fanboys like Engadget saying that Macs are better than PCs at gaming. Very deceiving article.

Engadget, I am disappoint.
Exactly. Many older PCs are able to run Steam. Only macs made in the last few years can run it.

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I can't get by without my Logitech mouse, I find the side buttons vital for web browsing.
It makes browsing the web a pain without side back/forward buttons.
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Entirely possible. Could make for some nifty chord structure.
Good point, although I don't think your average 11 fingered man could play like John Petrucci.

Remember, just like the RAM, if the 11th finger isnt utilized it really makes no difference.
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