Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jun 2007 14:37 UTC, submitted by Alexandros Roussos
Apple Apple updated its online stores today and released updated MacBook Pros with speed, storage, ram and graphics improvements. The 15 inch models also benefit from a LED backlit display while the 17 inch adds higher resolution display option.
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RE[7]: 2 GB of RAM...
by Lambda on Tue 5th Jun 2007 22:05 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: 2 GB of RAM..."
Lambda
Member since:
2006-07-28

Actually, you're paying for the engineering of the hardware (as well as some for the sofware, I suppose) so the word 'tax' is not appropriate because it would suggest that Apple's hardware doesn't have any added value compared to a similarly spec'd notebook from another vendor.


I don't buy into that superior hardware engineering, so I'll use the term hardware tax. I buy an Apple for OSX, not the "superior hardware". They're just PCs, but if your buying into the reality distortion field then have at it.

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RE[8]: 2 GB of RAM...
by Jules on Tue 5th Jun 2007 22:12 in reply to "RE[7]: 2 GB of RAM..."
Jules Member since:
2007-01-30

@Lambda
I do, and I'm very happy with their products ;)

But seriously, tell me what other vendors come even close to Apple's notebooks in terms of design and features per cubic inch?

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RE[9]: 2 GB of RAM...
by Lambda on Tue 5th Jun 2007 22:39 in reply to "RE[8]: 2 GB of RAM..."
Lambda Member since:
2006-07-28

But seriously, tell me what other vendors come even close to Apple's notebooks in terms of design and features per cubic inch?


I don't use my computers as a decoration piece. Apple's features per square inch are no different than any other PC notebook.

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RE[9]: 2 GB of RAM...
by aliquis on Wed 6th Jun 2007 04:10 in reply to "RE[8]: 2 GB of RAM..."
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

IBM doesn't come close to Apple in design and features per cubic inch, they offer way more ;D

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RE[8]: 2 GB of RAM...
by rayiner on Wed 6th Jun 2007 02:11 in reply to "RE[7]: 2 GB of RAM..."
rayiner Member since:
2005-07-06

Press on the case of an E1505 and on the case of the 15" MBP and tell me about superior hardware engineering. I'm not going to claim that the insides of the Apple are any better than that of the Dell (aside from the whole LED thing), but for laptops, cases count for a lot.

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RE[9]: 2 GB of RAM...
by Lambda on Wed 6th Jun 2007 05:46 in reply to "RE[8]: 2 GB of RAM..."
Lambda Member since:
2006-07-28

My Dell case is holding up just fine. Try again.

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