Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2012 22:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems For years and years now (since the first G4 iBooks), whenever someone asked me for advice about what laptop to buy, my standard answer was simple: get an Apple laptop. Doesn't matter which one. Apple was so far ahead of the competition it just wasn't funny anymore. This past weekend, though, marked the end of an era for me: for the first time, I advised someone to get an Asus ZenBook instead.
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The key things for me in a laptop
by abdavidson on Thu 29th Mar 2012 10:54 UTC
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Are the things that you note the Apple products are still better in:

It's not quite up to Apple standards in all areas, though; the keyboard is slightly less pleasant to type on, and the touchpad, while quite good with the latest drivers, is simply still not up to the exquisite quality of Apple's (a Windows 7 issue, actually, since the exact same drivers on Windows 8 deliver an Apple-quality experience).

When I look for a laptop I am wanting weight (all good with all in this form factor), a screen that is decent for me and input devices that I like.

I generally don't care for an uber-powerhouse for my portable computing. I am probably a dying breed but I still like my desktop for that.

Which means that all other things being equal, if the keyboard and trackpad on one device are better than on another one, I know where I'm heading.

Everything else tends to be fluff.

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