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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!!
The increased power and efficiency will be interesting to see -- will it be faster with a hit on battery life or faster and same battery life because of better efficiency? I'm leaning towards the latter.
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I hope it's that latter as well. I held off on the i5/i7 iteration of the MBP because my dang 2006 MBP with core 2 duo 2.16 Ghz and an SSD is faster than any Windows PC I've ever used in my life. I can't bring myself part with it, but now that Sandy Bridge is coming though; I can't resist an upgrade.
    
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I hope it's that latter as well. I held off on the i5/i7 iteration of the MBP because my dang 2006 MBP with core 2 duo 2.16 Ghz and an SSD is faster than any Windows PC I've ever used in my life. I can't bring myself part with it, but now that Sandy Bridge is coming though; I can't resist an upgrade.
I picked up a 13" mbp back in December and slapped a Samsung SSD in there. Couldn't be happier. I routinely get 6-7 hours with 3/4 brightness, wifi on, website work and OCN obsession to boot.
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I hope it's that latter as well. I held off on the i5/i7 iteration of the MBP because my dang 2006 MBP with core 2 duo 2.16 Ghz and an SSD is faster than any Windows PC I've ever used in my life. I can't bring myself part with it, but now that Sandy Bridge is coming though; I can't resist an upgrade.
What SSD do you use in thar? I've got an old white macbook from that era that is routinely used on a daily basis. Was going to buy another Macbook a few months ago but I'd essentially be upgrading to the same thing (C2D) so I held off.

Personally I'm not too interested in Light Peak. I'd rather see work done on NFC, faster bluetooth and wireless communications/synching than ultra fast USB-type stuff.
 
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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.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but no commercially available laptop comes or has the option of having an IPS screen. There's very high quality TN panels, though.
    
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Heh, I keep telling my GF to buy a Dell because Macs are so expensive, but, to be fair, the new Mac Pros look so much nicer
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Heh, I keep telling my GF to buy a Dell because Macs are so expensive, but, to be fair, the new Mac Pros look so much nicer
At my work I support a bunch of Dell D630s, 820/830s, M4400/4500s and a couple of old, random tablets. While the newer Core 2 Duo and i7 m4400s and m4500s are just as fast and comparable to a MBP, I'd personally take a MBP over them. Why?

1. OS X. For portable use, i like it. my opinion. got it.
2. Price. At least in the enterprise market, the m4400s and m4500s aren't all that different price wise when configured as we have them (comparable to a MBP)
3. Build quality. I'll admit, the 4400 and 4500s are a lot nicer and better build quality than your typical Dell laptop from the last decade. But the solid chunk of aluminum the MBPs are constructed from wins in my book.

Granted, being enterprise, windows is still the defacto standard (and a good thing. If it were all OS X I'd be out of a job ) so the m4400/4500s still win supreme at my company.

It goes back on your statement above. Yes, there are comparable windows laptops. And that's fine. It's a choice. But to say that an OS X laptop is 100% not worth any price premium whatsoever is pretty narrow minded.
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sigh, this is confirmed, i was just at an authorized retailer today, and he told me to wait till friday for new laptops
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Cleaned. That was ridiculous...
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Cleaned. That was ridiculous...
How? While there was a lot of personal opinions in it all, there was a lot of valid points touched on by everyone involved. And anyone can appreciate a good beer with brats.
Edited by thecyb0rg - 2/22/11 at 5:17pm
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