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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The base model had only CD recording until frickin' late 2008!!!
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PC laptops in that price range had DVD burning only since 2004.

Even sooner than that: I have an Acer Aspire 1350 that I'm still using today. Bought because I was starting my phd studies, in August 2003. It has a TOshiba 2x DVD/RW drive, which has been failing for years now, from failing to burn DVDs, to failing to read them, to the point where now it can't even boot from CDs anymore. Probably a lens problem. Anyway, Windows XP, 512MB, Athlon XP-M (an incredible CPU which is just half as fast as my other Core2 Duo 2Ghz CPU when encoding x264 videos using StaxRip; it evens beats the Core2 at the BOINC benchmarks, but we know how reliable benchmarks are, don't we?). Anyway, my point is: that Acer laptop cost me 1499 EUR back then, which was quite a dent in my skinny student savings but it still works today after a two year hiatus. So it's also durable. Eclipse C++ ran fine on it in last June with no sense of lags or slowness to it, along with BOINC, tor, various utilities, and the memory happy consumer that Opera is.

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