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: ZenBook is good but ...
by ggiunta on Wed 28th Mar 2012 00:51 UTC in reply to "ZenBook is good but ..."
ggiunta
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2006-01-13

@kristoph : as Thom also said, Bootcamp experience on MacBooks is far from being pleasant (see http://www.osnews.com/comments/25637 for my personal rant). The substitution of BIOS with EFI actually makes those laptops all except friendly to other operating systems.
And no, Apple will not assist you very much with windows 7 problems, and even less with linux...

Edited 2012-03-28 00:52 UTC

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RE[2]: ZenBook is good but ...
by AdamW on Wed 28th Mar 2012 06:32 in reply to "RE: ZenBook is good but ..."
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

It wouldn't be so bad if Apple's idea of an EFI implementation hadn't been apparently designed by some poor guy who'd been forced at gunpoint to smoke crack continuously for several weeks beforehand.

What I'm trying to say is their EFI implementation is terrible. Got that? Good.

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Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

You would want someone to try to write an EFI implementation with being pumped full of heavy drugs??? You monster!!

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RE[2]: ZenBook is good but ...
by DoctorD on Wed 28th Mar 2012 19:26 in reply to "RE: ZenBook is good but ..."
DoctorD Member since:
2009-03-08

I've used bootcamp for years, literally since the week windows 7 came out. With the exception of a stupid move on my part (attempt to resize a partition with older software, which failed) the experience has been quite a success, and bug-free. One of my most strait-forward, hassle free windows experiences ever. I however have a desktop mac. After reading your post, it seems like the issues you had were primarily laptop oriented (lid, battery, touchpad, etc.).

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