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iPhone 5

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mussel, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    I'm a big fan of my MBA but it does get a little hot when streaming flash videos or playing mp4 videos.
     
  2. Teger

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    MBA is fucking amazing. honestly one of the best purchases i've ever made.
     
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  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Ahhh, I needed this. :)
     
  4. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Want to take advantage of updated laptops. My MBPro was 1st generation with Intel and isn't supported in Mountain Lion. Air or Pro Retina, would be happy with either because of the upgrade but not sure which I prefer. Air is all I need but Retina would be the best for text and rendering photos of cloth and clothes with clients. Was easily spoiled by new screen on phone 5 over 3, assume would be the same difference going with the Retina.
     
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    in practice, the Air is everything I need and is well priced. But I have a feeling that in the not so distant future the Retina display will basically be the standard, and I usually keep my computers for 5-6 years before replacing.
     
  6. CalTex

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    I had a MacBook Air last semester and it was great for doing work, but if I wanted to watch lectures online it would get loud and hot.

    I may get a 15" MBPr for Christmas, but my curent machine is only one year old. :embar:

    I had an iPad 2 last semester as well but I preferred the MacBook Air.

    ...

    **never mind about this comment, I was confusing myself**
     
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    The HD4000 may not be great for games, but 2560x1600 is a pretty standard resolution that's been around for a long time. 30-inch monitors are this resolution. I don't think its speed outside of 3D-intensive games should be lacking at all. The specs for the 13-inch also say it can drive 2 more displays in addition to its own native display, all at 2560x1600, so I think there's plenty of bandwidth there.

    What surprised me most about the announcement was the iMac. I am not an iMac person, but I may forgo the Ivy Bridge Mac Mini, which I was waiting for, for the iMac. Not only is the industrial design in another galaxy compared to the whole industry, but they've taken conscious steps to address the pro market. The display's anti-glare coating and that it's individually color-calibrated at the factory is pretty damned impressive.
     
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    how often are you taking your laptop places? the weight of the air is untouchable
     
  9. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Laptop spends a lot of time traveling with me.

    Comparing 13" models, MBA 2.97 lbs. MBP 3.57 lbs.. Not such a big difference. Top model MBA and entry 13 Retina = $200.00 difference + double the memory. Leaning towards 13" Retina
     
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    i'd go retina. the screen resolution alone would be worth it for you.
     
  11. stickshift

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    Meh. Not impressed by the specs of the 13" retina MBP for the price. I still stand by my 15" retina MBP.
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

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    Yeah, I got the air 4gb of ram and the updated processor speed. 256gb of space. It is pretty awesome, but it costed me like $2,300 or something. It would be cool to have a retina display on it, but I think once the ipads get more space on them I am going to just begin updating ipads more frequently than laptops.
     
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    the 128 gb of space on the 13" would not be enough for me, but to upgrade to 256 puts the 13" MBP retina at $2K while the 15" MBP Retina with 256 is a mere $200 more.

    going from $1700 to $2200 makes sense, Apple is genious.
     
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    How much data are you guys with the iPhone 5 using on average now that you are on LTE? Any of you checking this as you go?
     
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    And you can get the 15" retina MBP for $2000 with education discount :nodding:
     
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    I got a five gig corporate plan. I won't break 1 gig.
     
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    i can actually get a 15" MBP retina for a little over $1800 with my brother's discount.
     
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    Hello new best friend.
     
  19. Rambo

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    :laugh:

    Gomey - the 128 is a little constricting, but for media storage all you need is a separate 1TB USB HD. An extra $100 and you can store everything that your heart desires. Or, a few pornos.
     
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    i have an external hard drive, the only thing is iPhoto and iTunes is where I use up all of that storage. I could easily put a few movies from iTunes on there (assuming it's possible), but I don't want to separate photos from iPhoto.
     

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