Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 11th Jan 2006 18:06 UTC
Apple "Today Apple announced the MacBook Pro. It has quite a few changes compared to the previous PowerBook. For one, it uses an Intel Core Duo (formally known as Yonah) chip. This is a dual core processor and no, unlike what Steve Jobs stated, this does not have two processors. This will help a lot with responsiveness. I've been dreaming of a dual core laptop for quite a while. However, the realization of my dream coupled with the changes seen makes me cry", writes Unsanity. UPDATE: Windows XP won't run on the new Intel Macs because of EFI. Vista is supposed to work though.
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RE[2]: hmm
by kadymae on Thu 12th Jan 2006 00:25 UTC in reply to "RE: hmm"
kadymae
Member since:
2005-08-02

the loss of 60 pixels... big deal

For me this is a big deal.

Where I work, when we first went to LCD's, we went to ones which were the equvalent of a .297 pitch.

Before that I had a lovely .25 pitch Sony Trinitron apteture grille monitor. Razor crisp.

I felt I like I was looking at everything through a frikkin screen door. I could see the individual pixels on the monitor in front of me. I hated it.

And you bet your butt that when I went to buy an LCD for use at home, it had the smallest pixel pitch and fastest response that I could find on the market at that time (2001). (BTW, Formac 17")

If I'm paying for a Pro-level premium product, I want a pro-level premium display in it and to see that Apple has raised the pixel pitch means they're using a cheaper LCD.

grrrr.

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RE[3]: hmm
by weckart on Thu 12th Jan 2006 00:41 in reply to "RE[2]: hmm"
weckart Member since:
2006-01-11

I want a pro-level premium display in it and to see that Apple has raised the pixel pitch means they're using a cheaper LCD.

Cheer up! It also means you probably won't get THOSE LINES on your screen any more.

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RE[4]: hmm
by Rapidwire on Fri 13th Jan 2006 08:23 in reply to "RE[3]: hmm"
Rapidwire Member since:
2005-10-27

Cheer up! It also means you probably won't get THOSE LINES on your screen any more.

Those lines, as in the two horizontal lines you see in an aperture grille monitor that has been running for awhile? If so, he wouldn't seen THOSE lines in an LCD anyway, since they only appear in aperture grille CRTs.

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RE[3]: hmm
by modmans2ndcoming on Thu 12th Jan 2006 01:15 in reply to "RE[2]: hmm"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

dude, a loss of 60 pixels in screen size does not mean the DPI will shrink.

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RE[4]: hmm
by Rapidwire on Fri 13th Jan 2006 08:25 in reply to "RE[3]: hmm"
Rapidwire Member since:
2005-10-27

dude, a loss of 60 pixels in screen size does not mean the DPI will shrink.

But dude, there's a chance it might shrink. And if that day comes, boy, well, I don't even want to consider the consequences...

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