Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2012 22:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems For years and years now (since the first G4 iBooks), whenever someone asked me for advice about what laptop to buy, my standard answer was simple: get an Apple laptop. Doesn't matter which one. Apple was so far ahead of the competition it just wasn't funny anymore. This past weekend, though, marked the end of an era for me: for the first time, I advised someone to get an Asus ZenBook instead.
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RE[2]: ThinkPad?
by smashIt on Tue 27th Mar 2012 23:45 UTC in reply to "RE: ThinkPad?"
smashIt
Member since:
2005-07-06

(and insanely overpriced)


compared to an macbook?
i'm not sure you know what you're talking about...

just last week i had to "repair" a thinkpad
i upgraded the ram from 512mb to 2gb and cleaned up the harddrive (was running low on space due to an misconfigured backup-tool)

this beast is still on it's first xp-installation from 2006 ;)

Edited 2012-03-27 23:46 UTC

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RE[3]: ThinkPad?
by sergio on Wed 28th Mar 2012 01:42 in reply to "RE[2]: ThinkPad?"
sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

Macbooks are insanely overpriced too!! But at least they are pretty and run OS X. xD

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RE[4]: ThinkPad?
by gan17 on Wed 28th Mar 2012 02:02 in reply to "RE[3]: ThinkPad?"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

I agree that ThinkPads aren't what they used to be since Lenovo took over, but my x220 running Arch+Xmonad is miles prettier (and light-years more usable for me) than the OSX setup in my office. :-P

Plus, I still get a Trackpoint/clitoris-mouse so I don't have to take my hands off the keyboard to move the cursor.

Edited 2012-03-28 02:08 UTC

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RE[4]: ThinkPad?
by daedalus on Wed 28th Mar 2012 08:52 in reply to "RE[3]: ThinkPad?"
daedalus Member since:
2011-01-14

And Macbooks don't have their cooling vents on the underside (some don't have any at all..) meaning you can put it on something (say, your lap) and not be worried about cooking your graphics chip or something like that. The general Apple laptop hardware still has the edge by quite a margin for me, though I haven't used an ultrabook in anger yet...

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