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Is there a good reason to own a Mac or Notebook?

#11SolidManifestPosted 9/4/2013 1:40:51 PM
gsf4lyfe posted...
Macbook Airs are amazing compared to other laptops of similar price in the same class.


I still regret opting for MBP instead of the air. fml
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#12SlaynPosted 9/4/2013 1:51:34 PM
Good OS, build quality, and screen. Also find me a notebook with the exact same specs and hardware for that much less. That is including weight and screen resolution. Sure you can find one with similar cpu, but it is usually heavier and 1080p.
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#13Bikes-Posted 9/4/2013 1:53:19 PM
I never got how people consider Windows hard to use (at least compared to mac) even if you know nothing about computers you can just dump every program you use's shortcut on the desktop and pretty much never worry about a thing unless you need the comp for something specific.
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#14TiamatKillerPosted 9/4/2013 2:47:09 PM
The Macbook Air is actually the cheapest laptop of its class, with great build quality to boot, but a lackluster screen. I found that quite ironic when I initially began looking for a new laptop.
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#15Auron_59261Posted 9/4/2013 2:54:12 PM
They also retain resale value. 2-3 year old models sell on craigslist for only 200-300 less than their retail cost at time of purchase...and people buy them!
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#16DragnfyrPosted 9/4/2013 3:11:48 PM
TiamatKiller posted...
The Macbook Air is actually the cheapest laptop of its class, with great build quality to boot, but a lackluster screen. I found that quite ironic when I initially began looking for a new laptop.


1440x900 is a good resolution for a 13.3" screen. 1080p makes things way too small without DPI scaling. The only better resolution for the MacBook Air would be 2880x1800 but that would raise its price way too much.
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#17TiamatKillerPosted 9/4/2013 5:09:04 PM
Dragnfyr posted...
TiamatKiller posted...
The Macbook Air is actually the cheapest laptop of its class, with great build quality to boot, but a lackluster screen. I found that quite ironic when I initially began looking for a new laptop.


1440x900 is a good resolution for a 13.3" screen. 1080p makes things way too small without DPI scaling. The only better resolution for the MacBook Air would be 2880x1800 but that would raise its price way too much.


Personally, I disagree (as do almost all of the reviewers, where the screen is consistently listed as a con to an otherwise great machine) but either way the Macbook Air is the clear winner for that category of laptop.
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#18DragnfyrPosted 9/4/2013 5:11:32 PM
TiamatKiller posted...
Dragnfyr posted...
TiamatKiller posted...
The Macbook Air is actually the cheapest laptop of its class, with great build quality to boot, but a lackluster screen. I found that quite ironic when I initially began looking for a new laptop.


1440x900 is a good resolution for a 13.3" screen. 1080p makes things way too small without DPI scaling. The only better resolution for the MacBook Air would be 2880x1800 but that would raise its price way too much.


Personally, I disagree (as do almost all of the reviewers, where the screen is consistently listed as a con to an otherwise great machine) but either way the Macbook Air is the clear winner for that category of laptop.


Have you tried using a 1080p 13.3" screen before? My friend has an Asus Zenbook with a 1080p screen and it's unusable without scaling. And with scaling some programs have messed up interfaces so it's not good either way.
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#19TimePharaohPosted 9/4/2013 5:12:10 PM
Q: Are you a tool?

If you answered "yes" or "pssh, as if", that is a good reason to own a macbook.
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#20ElementalWindPosted 9/4/2013 6:02:54 PM
same programs
No, cygwin really isn't the same as working in a real Unix system.
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