Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2012 22:59 UTC
Apple And it was that time of the year again - Apple held one of its product announcements. This one focussed on the iPad mostly, and while some will call it a disappointment merely because virtually everything had already been leaked, I'm still in awe over the fact the newly announced iPad has a 2048x1536 display. My mind is blown.
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Macbook Air
by John Blink on Thu 8th Mar 2012 04:32 UTC
John Blink
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2005-10-11

Give me a macbook air with that res and that price. Who cares about a tablet.

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RE: Macbook Air
by leech on Thu 8th Mar 2012 04:39 in reply to "Macbook Air"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

That's what I was saying earlier! A 9.7" screen at that resolution is not only wasteful in usage, but wasteful in battery and GPU/CPU usage.

Stick it on a tablet or a large screen LED display!

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RE[2]: Macbook Air
by leech on Fri 9th Mar 2012 14:28 in reply to "RE: Macbook Air"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

Oops, I meant stick it on a Large screen display, not a tablet.

Seriously, I would die for a computer screen that is 32" or bigger with that resolution.

I think my 21" CRT would do that resolution, but only at 60hz, which made it unusable. I would love an LCD/LED that would do it. Well, change that, I want an LCD/LED that does a wide screen version. 4:3 ratio is so 1990s...

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RE: Macbook Air
by Tony Swash on Thu 8th Mar 2012 10:44 in reply to "Macbook Air"
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2009-08-22

Give me a macbook air with that res and that price. Who cares about a tablet.



It seems about 3.75 million people who buy an iPad every week do.

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RE[2]: Macbook Air
by mrstep on Fri 9th Mar 2012 22:23 in reply to "RE: Macbook Air"
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2009-07-18

Though I'll also upgrade my Air when they release a retina display for it. Awesome for coding...

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RE[2]: Macbook Air
by BallmerKnowsBest on Mon 12th Mar 2012 21:03 in reply to "RE: Macbook Air"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

"Give me a macbook air with that res and that price. Who cares about a tablet.



It seems about 3.75 million people who buy an iPad every week do.
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Wow, the appeal to popularity fallacy sure is... well, popular with Apple fanboys lately. You should probably dress it up with some convoluted justifications though, I'm sure ilovebeer would be happy to share his with you.

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RE: Macbook Air
by arpan on Thu 8th Mar 2012 13:48 in reply to "Macbook Air"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

Macbook Air for the same price as an iPad - not gonna happen. Intel CPU + Motherboard is a lot more expensive that the A5X, and they require a much bigger (and thus more expensive) battery as well.

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RE[2]: Macbook Air
by John Blink on Sat 10th Mar 2012 23:11 in reply to "RE: Macbook Air"
John Blink Member since:
2005-10-11

That makes sense, but oh how I wish... ;)

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