Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Jul 2013 15:23 UTC
Humor "Surprise, surprise, a certain Korean company copies more of Apple's product design. When Apple launched the iPad mini in October 2012, Apple explained the design: the almost 8" screen size and thin border allow one-handed use. Now, the new 8" Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 has the same border design as the iPad mini." From what I can only assume is the The Onion of technology reporting. I love humour like this on a lazy Friday afternoon.
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RE[4]: Apple Fanbois
by Ultimatebadass on Sat 20th Jul 2013 21:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Apple Fanbois"
Ultimatebadass
Member since:
2006-01-08

What new direction? They just crammed standard PC components into a trashcan with a retarded cooling solution.

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RE[5]: Apple Fanbois
by Morgan on Sat 20th Jul 2013 22:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Apple Fanbois"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

standard PC components


Really? I'd love to see you manage to fit any of those components in a standard PC case and plug in to the stock power supply. Beyond the physical aspect, I don't think they stock 12 core Xeon E5 motherboard/CPUs at Best Buy...you know, a store that sells standard PCs. And I doubt you'll find a commercially available motherboard that will let you plug in that mini-PCI-E SSD, much less find it on a consumer shelf next to the other, normal boards.

As for the cooling solution, have you personally seen it in action? I haven't, and I doubt many people have at this point, including you. So until it has been tested and compared to other machines, how can you claim to know how well it works? Or did I miss your PhD in thermal design?

But you're definitely right about one thing: It certainly looks like a trash can!

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RE[6]: Apple Fanbois
by Ultimatebadass on Sun 21st Jul 2013 08:41 in reply to "RE[5]: Apple Fanbois"
Ultimatebadass Member since:
2006-01-08

My point is, you can put together a computer with all of those things, of course not at your local corner store but what's wrong with ordering parts online? If you really want something similar to the mini-pcie ssd you can get one of those OCZ Revo Drives ( http://ocz.com/consumer/pci-express-ssd ). Sure, it will not be as compact as the new mac pro but what's wrong with that? I really liked the old tower sized ones.

I haven't seen the cooling in action, you got me there that's just my guesswork but spreading heat from all your system components (that heat up to various degrees) is going to cause unnecessary rise in temperatures in all elements when for example only you graphics cards are doing heavy work. But again - that's my guesswork. We'll see.

Edited 2013-07-21 08:42 UTC

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RE[6]: Apple Fanbois
by screamingturnip on Sun 21st Jul 2013 15:52 in reply to "RE[5]: Apple Fanbois"
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2012-04-05

commercially available minipcie msata motherboard? http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GA-Z68XP-UD3-1155-Intel-Motherboard/...

Yeah, I got obsessed with the idea of my next motherboard having ALL the ports. It actually use to be a lot harder to find almost sure the only one I use to find was a Jetway(?). I seem to remember there are a handful of Mitx options but it's been awhile since I checked.

Anyways, back to your previous scheduled argument.

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