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Originally Posted by kyle-reece View Post
You ever seen a non-mac laptop with an IPS screen?
nope didn't think so.
Thats why they cost more
Shouldn't that just be the iMacs?
So sexy it Hz
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post #12 of 41
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Originally Posted by kyle-reece View Post
You ever seen a non-mac laptop with an IPS screen?
nope didn't think so.
Thats why they cost more
Funny story. Macbook Pros don't have a IPS screens.

It though must be given to Apple that they put great screen on Macbook Pros, but then again the G73xx have better CPU/GPU/Screen and go for $1700.
post #13 of 41
Great. Yet ANOTHER video connector on Apple notebooks. What do they do, try to go through 3+ different video ports every architecture?

~signed, person who has to deal with non-institution laptops and video projectors.
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post #14 of 41
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Originally Posted by Brenslick View Post
If these do include sandy bridge cpus, i think the price will be upwards of $1500 to start, depending. Sometime, go into the mac portion of a best buy and ask the mac rep why a mac with the same specs as a pc laptop is over twice as much. Its funny to watch their reactions.
Being that I love computers in general and own systems that run the big 3 (linux, Windows, OS X) I must say that uninformative comments such as this are what ruin the types of forum-based help like OCN provides. Windows, OS X, and Linux all have their pros and cons. Windows is "the golden standard" with the most support software and hardware wise. Linux is highly tweakable and versatile. OS X is more design-centric/nicer looking (my personal opinion) and far less of a hassle to keep running. After working 5 years in IT with both Windows and OS X machines, I must say I'm glad we keep Windows around. If my company were primarily or all Mac, I'd be out of a job.

While I understand that everyone has their personal favorite for an OS, do try to remember that other people new to the whole computing scene, whether it be OS X, Windows, or Linux, are easily influenced and as such, can have off-hand, biased comments bend their views on a particular OS.

The best course of action is to try out all three.

OS X: practically maintenance free. very few threats from viruses. Growing app support. Great tech support.

Windows: Widely supported by hardware manufactures and software developers. More customizable than OS X. Good tech support (depending on manufacturer of your equipment)

Linux: Completely "open" and customizable. Very little tech support.

It just depends on what you want. And you get what you pay for. That $200 netbook is garbage. Spec-wise it's pretty close to useless. a $1000 macbook was designed to look nice, and built to operate with little user intervention. That type of design takes time and money.
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post #15 of 41
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Originally Posted by FtL1776 View Post
Funny story. Macbook Pros don't have a IPS screens.

It though must be given to Apple that they put great screen on Macbook Pros, but then again the G73xx have better CPU/GPU/Screen and go for $1700.
And also lasts ~1-2 hours on a charge under normal usage.
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post #16 of 41
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Originally Posted by wh-ATI View Post
Price: 1300$.
Lol, more like $2000+.
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post #17 of 41
aren't all of the new sandy bridge CPUs on laptops quad cores?

if so, I kind of doubt Apple will use them, since their TDP is 45w, which is the same as the first gen i7 quad core laptop CPUs.

Apple avoided those for a reason
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post #18 of 41
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Originally Posted by kyle-reece View Post
You ever seen a non-mac laptop with an IPS screen?
nope didn't think so.
Thats why they cost more
does a 17in ips screen cost over $500 more? nope
still overpriced
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does a 17in ips screen cost over $500 more? nope
still overpriced
Not really, the Macbook Pro's are built great. Solid block of aluminum is used for the case, high quality IPS screens (I'm unaware of any other company that does this in laptops other than one made by Dell), and the best trackpad every made.

On the other hand, regular Macbooks suck, and are overpriced.
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Apple support is 2nd to none. Case in point: My 27" iMac had a buzzing power supply which would make noise after it heated up. Took the thing to my local Apple store and within 30 minutes I had a brand spanking new iMac no questions asked. Try doing that with other companies computers. I will gladly pay extra for that kind of piece of mind. Personally I'm getting a new Macbook Pro the instant they release with Sandy Bridge. Thanks for the news!!
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