Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Dec 2011 00:17 UTC
Apple Apple makes the best consumer laptops. For me, there's absolutely no denying that this is the case. Apple has had this lead over the competition since the iBook G3 Dual USB 12.1" and 14", and has never lost it. Right now, the rumour mill is abuzz about Apple supposedly prepping to launch a MacBook Pro with a retina display - 2880x1800.
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by _xmv on Sun 18th Dec 2011 06:55 UTC
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2008-12-09

Typing this from my old vaio,, 1920x1080 on a 13".. that's pretty good if you ask me, and that was before Apple. Sure Apple may make a better model in 6 month, but Sony did well so far, and they might also make a better one in 6 month.

Most importantly, mine's high DPI and I can type on it right now. And since month and month!

Moreover, the latest incarnation of this Vaio is lighter than Macbook AIR and arguably faster than a top of the line MacBook Pro (same i7, 2 cores vs 4 cores, but way, way faster SSDs Talking 500+byte/s writes and nearly 1gb/s reads here). Still retaining the high DPI!

It's also quieter, oh, and cooler. And has an external GPU. And a fingerprint reader. And a 14H battery sheet addon. And so on.

Oh and battery life is excellent too.

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RE: Err
by l3v1 on Sun 18th Dec 2011 10:31 in reply to "Err"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

I feel you. Try to explain those to someone who starts with "Apple makes the best consumer laptops." Right.

After seeing enough shapes and sizes, I'm not planning to buy an Apple laptop in the foreseeable future. Previous was Thinkpad, current Dell and Toshiba, next Asus.

Regarding screen resolutions, it's really frustrating, but it's still possible to find usable ones (sometimes at ridiculous prices though). But come on, most of them have 15-17+ sizes! Geez. Whoever started to propagate childish resolutions should be kicked out of the solar system for good.

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RE[2]: Err
by zima on Sat 24th Dec 2011 23:05 in reply to "RE: Err"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Whoever started to propagate childish resolutions should be kicked out of the solar system for good.

Childish is expecting people to fund the panels you want... ( http://www.osnews.com/permalink?501212 )

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RE: Err
by modmans2ndcoming on Sun 18th Dec 2011 16:33 in reply to "Err"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

Strange.... Acer is the first to market with the ultrabook form factor so how can the Viao be better than the MBA?

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by B. Janssen on Sun 18th Dec 2011 16:58 in reply to "RE: Err"
B. Janssen Member since:
2006-10-11

Strange.... Acer is the first to market with the ultrabook form factor so how can the Viao be better than the MBA?

Umh, because the Sony Vaio Z-series (that's what the OP is talking about) is not an ultrabook? Ultrabooks are consumer products.

The Vaio Z is an UMPC/UMW (ultra-mobile PC/workstation), a form factor that's around a lot longer than the ultrabook, quite a lot more expensive than a Macbook Air or Pro and targeted at a very small niché of professionals.

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