Linked by mjhi11 on Thu 16th Sep 2010 20:13 UTC
Apple I love OSNews, but it does seem like some of its editors enjoy just a little too much taking a good natured jab at Apple upon occasion (well, more like every chance that particular editor can get). I thought it time for a little good news and analysis about Apple that critics often overlook.
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RE[3]: Comment by Tuishimi
by kaiwai on Sat 18th Sep 2010 01:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Tuishimi"
kaiwai
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The problem is more often that Apple tends to make weird combinations to save money - big-ass processor, yet crappy and too little RAM, sub-standard hard drives, underpowered video cards, and so on.

That being said, Apple rules the roost when it comes to laptops (although HP's Envy line is comparable now, I just haven't ever seen one here) and the iMacs. Best computers you can recommended to friends and family.


So a Radeon 5XXX series video card and 4GB of RAM as standard is considered horrible these days? colour me confused given that I can do my work quite comfortably on 4GB of RAM. If the criticisms were directed at the Mac Pro - its always been a rip off ever since it was released. There was a moment in history where the PowerMac low end model was actually within reaching distance of the prosumer but these days in NZ you're forking over at least NZ$4K+ for something that is only marginally better than the NZ$600 cheaper maxed out iMac.

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RE[4]: Comment by Tuishimi
by _txf_ on Sat 18th Sep 2010 01:54 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Tuishimi"
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So a Radeon 5XXX series video card and 4GB of RAM as standard is considered horrible these days?


The the issue here are the XXXes in the model number. There are plenty of (cheaper) gaming laptops with far more powerful gpus and much greater space and heat dissipation constraints...

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RE[5]: Comment by Tuishimi
by kaiwai on Sat 18th Sep 2010 03:13 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Tuishimi"
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2005-07-06

The the issue here are the XXXes in the model number. There are plenty of (cheaper) gaming laptops with far more powerful gpus and much greater space and heat dissipation constraints...


Yes, which means that some of us don't want a laptop that is over two inches thick, horrible battery life and like carrying around a tank in ones bag all day. I'd sooner have a machine that has a good battery life that is slightly less powerful than the alternative offered by pc vendors.

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RE[4]: Comment by Tuishimi
by Tuishimi on Tue 21st Sep 2010 22:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Tuishimi"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

My comment was about the mac pro. I said I built a clone for $1500 which you then promptly read a million things into and made it some sort of personal vendetta.

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