Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd May 2006 16:03 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y CNet compares Acer's TravelMate 8200 to apple's MacBook Pro, and concludes the Acer wins; but only by a small margin. "The Acer pulled ahead with ample features and superior performance and battery life, then sealed the deal with its lower sticker price. If you're looking for the most connectivity and fastest performance for your dollar, the TravelMate 8200 is the laptop to buy. The MacBook Pro's strengths clearly lie in aesthetics, from its lightweight, eye-pleasing design to its graphics-friendly display to its elegant operating system. And Apple's superior software package could be said to offset the price differential between the MacBook Pro and the TravelMate 8200."
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RE[6]: OSX
by snowbender on Thu 4th May 2006 10:19 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: OSX"
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No, he/she is _not_ saying that. Read his/her comment:

"OS X aside, the iLife suite alone has no equivalent on the XP machine unless you go out and pay extra for the software. And what iLife provides is software that is essential if you are going to do anything with audio/video on your computer."

He is saying that for the 'home' user, OSX comes out of the box with nice software to do audio/video stuff on your computer. If you want something similar on Windows XP, you need to buy it separately.

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