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You can go to your local bestbuy and hear the same convo about PC's.
 
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post #12 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post
Buyer: "Well what does this Mac Book Air have in terms of hardware?"

Apple rep: "Well you know, um... You see this little thunderbolt on the side? This is Intel's new internet technology. It can support up to 10 GigaBits per second. Intel actualy just released this about one and a hlaf mothes ago."
I feel like you're making this story up since the MBA doesn't have such a port.
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post #13 of 33
...he really called it "internet" technology? I can understand the "9/10" business (although not too close), sheesh...

I've always preferred larger screens over multiple ones; for me, the next monitor upgrade, whenever it may be, will be a a 1440p or 1600p screen. Sounds like, for you, a tri-monitor setup will be better.
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Also remember that usually screenshots of games will look worse than real gameplay, since the screenies are rarely lossless...
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Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post
So I'm thinking of upgrading my monitor to either triple screen, or a single large screen. I went over to the Apple store to try it out, and it's really not that much better than what I have now. If it was like $100 more, then it would be cool, but it's $600 more than my current monitor, so theres no way I see it worth it. You can do a crazy amount of multitasking, but other than that, theres not much. I downloaded a picture of bc2 at 1920x1200 and 2560x1600, and put them both on the screen. The 2560x1600 didn't have any AA on, and it looked great, but the 1920x1200 didn't look that much worse. Now all I need to try is triple screens.

Oh by the way, I over heard a conversation between an apple store rep, and a buyer that was pretty funny.

Buyer: "Well what does this Mac Book Air have in terms of hardware?"

Apple rep: "Well you know, um... You see this little thunderbolt on the side? This is Intel's new internet technology. It can support up to 10 GigaBits per second. Intel actualy just released this about one and a hlaf mothes ago."

Buyer: "Okay then. What else does it have?"

Apple rep: "Well you know, you really have something big here in terms of hardware. On a scale of 1-10, I'd rate this a 9/10."

Me: (Thought to myself) "Lawl noob. Theres no way this is a 9/10."

And then I walked out of the store.

Grow a sack and tell the poor customer the truth. Shame on you for not interrupting and shedding some light
    
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post #16 of 33
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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
I feel like you're making this story up since the MBA doesn't have such a port.
I thought about this as well. Apple employees may not be too knowledgeable about all information in the tech field. But they are educated on the products they have.
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Two options for you guys who think I made this up

1. You've never been to an Apple store

2. Fanboyz
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post
Two options for you guys who think I made this up

1. You've never been to an Apple store

2. Fanboyz
Still think you're lying. I've been to the Apple store enough to know that they know their products.
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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
Still think you're lying. I've been to the Apple store enough to know that they know their products.
Theres a thread here about people who troll the apple emloyies, so you can look at what they say. I also don't think I have a reason to make a story up.
    
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Answer this then. How could the Apple store employee point out the thunderbolt port on the MBA if it doesn't exist?
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