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[2]: OSX
by yorch on Wed 3rd May 2006 17:01 UTC in reply to "RE: OSX"
yorch
Member since:
2006-01-28

Thom, I have read the article and it's true they point out the software difference into the text.

Nevertheless, as someone has posted just after me, they do not take that difference into account when they compare side by side in numbers.

That is exactly what I was trying to say in my "horrible" English ;)

(BTW, why don't you try to be a just a little bit more polite in your replies, for a change...)

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RE[3]: OSX
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 3rd May 2006 17:19 in reply to "RE[2]: OSX"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Nevertheless, as someone has posted just after me, they do not take that difference into account when they compare side by side in numbers.

That's actually a good thing. To you, OSX might be a pluspoint; however, to someone else, it might be a downside. It's too much a matter of taste to be of any use in a decent comparison. I actually applaud them for leaving it out.

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RE[4]: OSX
by vimh on Wed 3rd May 2006 19:20 in reply to "RE[3]: OSX"
vimh Member since:
2006-02-04

"To you, OSX might be a pluspoint; however, to someone else, it might be a downside. It's too much a matter of taste to be of any use in a decent comparison."

I have to agree with this. Quite honestly, I could care less about iLife and I've never liked the look or feal of OSX. I don't much like XP look either. I prefer the Win2000 look.

Neither OS comes with software that I use so I'm more interested in the hardware and how it performs using those applications. I don't care which OS they are running on.

Based on this review, I'd go for the Acer. Based on my own research and my personal hardware preferences, I wouldn't buy either.

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RE[4]: OSX
by protagonist on Wed 3rd May 2006 23:35 in reply to "RE[3]: OSX"
protagonist Member since:
2005-07-06

"That's actually a good thing. To you, OSX might be a pluspoint; however, to someone else, it might be a downside. It's too much a matter of taste to be of any use in a decent comparison. I actually applaud them for leaving it out."

I think you are missing the point. 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.

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