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Macophants - The new Macbook Air: you getting one?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Rambo, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    the weight difference is less than 200 grams, and since it has a smaller power adapter, less than that....and if that's an issue, then why is the MBP even a consideration for you?
     
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    well then, allow me to save you like five hundred bucks.

    Go buy the Dell Vostro v13 for four hundred bucks with Ubuntu on it. Mac theme Ubuntu to your heart's content. Prosper.


    hmmm... on the one hand the laptop looks lame, on the other hand, "Ubuntu" sounds cool and is fun to say..... [​IMG]
     
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    couple of questions.

    Why don't you use the ipad for typing? Does it suck?


    Two words. Track changes.


    Also, you could get rid of the 15" MBP and get the 13" instead. Much more manageable size.


    True, but choosing between the 13" MBP and the 13" MBA, I'd much rather go with the MBA.
     
  4. Matt

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    hmmm... on the one hand the laptop looks lame, on the other hand, "Ubuntu" sounds cool and is fun to say..... [​IMG]

    it's actually a pretty sexy looking thing. Played with my friend's the other day and had laptop envy.
     
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    the weight difference is less than 200 grams, and since it has a smaller power adapter, less than that....and if that's an issue, then why is the MBP even a consideration for you?

    In the case that the Air gets indeed slow when it starts heating a bit
     
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    it's actually a pretty sexy looking thing
    Impossible. It doesn't have a glowing Apple on the lid to let everyone know how "creative and unique" you are. It just says "Dell" which lets everyone know how "cheap" you are. Maybe we could make some stick on glow in the dark Apple decals, so that you can cover up that unsightly Dell logo. Then it might be sexy looking.
     
  7. ramuman

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    Yeah the new MBA is a dog. I regret having ordered one. I wish there were other 2", 10 lb desktop replacements that I'd never actually have with me to consider. Gawd...I want to pwn Crysis benchmarks so bad. [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah the new MBA is a dog. I regret having ordered one. I wish there were other 2", 10 lb desktop replacements that I'd never actually have with me to consider. Gawd...I want to pwn Crysis benchmarks so bad. [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Rambo

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    Fucking dumbass benchmark tests. When are you ever going to sequentially launch 15 apps?
     
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    Its not meant to run a dozen applications at a time. It will definitely stutter and the experience will be less than optimal. Get an Air if you mostly surf the web, write emails, and play music. If you use power hungry applications, this is not for you. End of story.
     
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    Fucking dumbass benchmark tests. When are you ever going to sequentially launch 15 apps?

    Its not meant to run a dozen applications at a time. It will definitely stutter and the experience will be less than optimal. Get an Air if you mostly surf the web, write emails, and play music. If you use power hungry applications, this is not for you. End of story.

    [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]
    What? It has no basis in reality. Photoshop, gaming, startup times, etc. I understand. These are useful.
     
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    well then, allow me to save you like five hundred bucks.

    Go buy the Dell Vostro v13 for four hundred bucks with Ubuntu on it. Mac theme Ubuntu to your heart's content. Prosper.

    Unfortunately, battery life on this one is about 2.5 hours of normal use.

    But yeah, buying a cheap ultraportable PC and turning it into a hackintosh is the best bet for a thrifty college student.

    $10 says this one buys the MBA, though.
     
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    Unfortunately, battery life on this one is about 2.5 hours of normal use.

    But yeah, buying a cheap ultraportable PC and turning it into a hackintosh is the best bet for a thrifty college student.

    $10 says this one buys the MBA, though.

    That's probable. Also, I never said money was a factor...
     
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    Cool story, Brosef.

    Come at me bro.
     
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    Does anyone want to hazard a guess as to why those MBA's had the lowest times for opening 15 programs sequentially on that benchmark above? [​IMG]

    Hint: It has little to do with the processing power and everything to do with a part that is easily installed by any user on nearly any notebook (or desktop for that matter).
     
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    Does anyone want to hazard a guess as to why those MBA's had the lowest times for opening 15 programs sequentially on that benchmark above? [​IMG]

    Hint: It has little to do with the processing power and everything to do with a part that is easily installed by any user on nearly any notebook (or desktop for that matter).


    I was just listed one of the benchmarks from Anandtech. The new MBA does well in all benchmarks though.
     
  20. Rambo

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    I was just listed one of the benchmarks from Anandtech. The new MBA does well in all benchmarks though.
    I wasn't saying it was slow. I was just commenting on the stupidity of that particular benchmark. Plus, almost anything with an SSD and flash memory will be lightning quick at opening programs.
     

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