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Not quite sure why she'd need a GTX485M... but hey...

Aaaanyway, what always amazed me about my GF's old Core 2 Duo/2GB RAM Mac was the way it just didn't slow down. She never re-installed the OS since she bought it 3-4 years ago and it still ran as fast as it when she first got it. I know with my Windows laptop of the same spec, the same couldn't be said.
True story, same case with my old white macbook from 4-5 years ago. Not the case for any PC I've owned, no way they'd go that long without serious issues.
 
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I hope usb 3 dies quickly. Interfaces that you can daisy chain are always better IMO. Think of it as a combo port where you can use 6 devices at the same time... and 2 of those are displays! Faster and less port real estate FTW.
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I would say my girlfriends OSX laptops have definitely slowed down over time... just not as much as XP or Vista. That being said in my experience Windows 7 has not slowed down in the slightest (doesn't mean it won't happen, just that it hasn't yet in the past 2 years).
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windows 7 automatically schedules defrags by default.
 
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To be honest, with these prices, it's hard to recommend any other laptop. The 13" is just far too good a proposition.
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Thunderbolt / Lightpeak = proprietary = fail.

Firewire failed as a major interface and so will this.
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You should not buy Mac hardware if you plan to run windows on it.

That is just plain wasteful. Mac OS X is the best Unix ever made from an end user perspective, there is nothing even close. And Mac hardware is well supported by Mac software.

I have Windows, Linux, and Mac's at home and they all serve there purpose.

A Macintosh is like a BMW, it's more expensive but also more refined and comes with a nicer end user experience. But most people want a Chevy. ( Windows )

I am excited for Thunderbolt if you can add discrete graphics to say a Mac mini.....

Also, even though the standard 10Gps x2 is way faster than any single device you are likely to use, it's meant as a sort of highway for multiple devices to be daisy chained on which then makes for more throughput.
What are you smoking? Maybe to you but to the rest of the world? How can you say such a blatant blanket statement?
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^^^
Macs might be "better" - but then, they are two or three times the price of a PC. The car analogy is kind of skewed, because a Mac is like a BMW that requires specialized fuel and can only run on a few roads; while a PC is like a Chevy that uses regular gas and runs on any road imaginable.

Of course, even a lower end PC ends up bring able to run regular kinds of software, while a Mac is limited to the small handful of software that developers make for it. Someone into photos or graphics will find a Mac useful, but if you want to run games, do CAD/CAM, edit text files, run regular programming languages and compilers, etc., the Mac won't do it.

Of course, the Mac purchasing experience is unlike any other - at an Apple Store that is more antiseptic and more boring than a level 4 virus isolation room at the CDC...
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^^^
Macs might be "better" - but then, they are two or three times the price of a PC. The car analogy is kind of skewed, because a Mac is like a BMW that requires specialized fuel and can only run on a few roads; while a PC is like a Chevy that uses regular gas and runs on any road imaginable.

Of course, even a lower end PC ends up bring able to run regular kinds of software, while a Mac is limited to the small handful of software that developers make for it. Someone into photos or graphics will find a Mac useful, but if you want to run games, do CAD/CAM, edit text files, run regular programming languages and compilers, etc., the Mac won't do it.

Of course, the Mac purchasing experience is unlike any other - at an Apple Store that is more antiseptic and more boring than a level 4 virus isolation room at the CDC...
wrong, and if the apple store is so boring why are the stores always full of people trying out the products?
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wrong, and if the apple store is so boring why are the stores always full of people trying out the products?
Posers.

Anyway, the same could be said of Fry's, Microcenter, and Best Buy.
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