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Offline Qube

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Re: Got a new laptop
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2019, 10:51:39 PM »
Yes, Apple is a rip off and not worth the money... There, potential pointless arguments over ;D
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Offline Steve Elliott

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Re: Got a new laptop
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2019, 10:57:43 PM »
lol, to be fair their laptops are very nice though.  Very solid aluminium built, wafer thin, great battery and a great screen...The company are arseholes though.
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Re: Got a new laptop
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2019, 12:47:16 AM »
I'm not here to argue and I'm not saying that they're a "rip off and not worth the money".
Just saying it's funny that you feel that way with PC and I feel that way with Mac.
To each his own I guess. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Re: Got a new laptop
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2019, 01:04:01 AM »
Lol I know you're not here to argue :P Just avoiding PC vs Mac debates as it's a personal choice and neither side can be solely correct. Like iOS vs Android, Xbox vs Playstation, C64 vs ZX Spectrum etc etc.
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Re: Got a new laptop
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2019, 01:04:36 AM »
I own them all, and I can say this; they're all terrible in their own way. :)
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Re: Got a new laptop
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2019, 05:09:23 AM »
I own them all, and I can say this; they're all terrible in their own way. :)
Yup, they all have their great points and all have their terrible points. Personally I love MacOS and my iMac but others hate it with a fiery passion. One thing though is that I couldn't live without Windows as I use Visual Studio and Delphi a lot. Luckily Parallels has that covered ;D

In a nutshell, just use what works best for you :)
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Offline Rick Nasher

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Re: Got a new laptop
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2019, 05:55:39 PM »
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Very solid aluminium built, wafer thin, great battery and a great screen...
I've got an Asus which is also out of aluminium, but I can't help thinking that it won't prevent damage more than plastic as plastic cracks on impact, aluminium bends which can damage delicate components much more.
Also plastics are cheaper to replace, if the parts are still ok.
Aluminium looks great but I still wouldn't bet it will save an LCD when falling.

Or am I completely missing the point? I wouldn't dare to do a drop test.  ;D
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Re: Got a new laptop
« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2019, 06:06:32 PM »
Hahaha, you eejits arguing on whether Apple or PC is the best when the entire universe knows that the Commodore 64 is the dude king of all.
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Re: Got a new laptop
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2019, 06:27:18 PM »
I know the iBook story, but still wouldn't bet on dropping it on a stone floor.
Probably the first thing to go is the LCD.

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Re: Got a new laptop
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2019, 07:00:50 PM »
Only an idiot would carry a laptop around like that, I carry mine in a case with a handle and put it on a desk/table when in use, and have never knocked it off.  Besides, that doesn't look like it's made out of one piece of aluminium like mine - so a different model?  But even though he was testing unfairly (deliberately dropping on a corner rather than just dropping the thing naturally) the machine kept on working.

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Re: Got a new laptop
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2019, 08:02:42 PM »
I thought the normal way for carrying around a laptop was hopping on one legg with my hands helt high in the sky for it to cool properly.   
Not familiar enough with different iBooks ( purposely sticking to the alternative Apple nomenclature), but if you like we can do a little experimenting..  :P

No, just kidding of course. I must say that I was surprised it survived the initial impact even. Most laptops won't in my experience as support technician(prev job) so they must be build pretty sturdy. Only solid steel and an LCD cast in rubber edges with thick plastic shield would be less breakable and foolproof, but also way to heavy and impractical to use. It's a trade off. Have to draw the limit somewhere.

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Re: Got a new laptop
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2019, 12:34:01 AM »
Hahaha, you eejits arguing on whether Apple or PC is the best when the entire universe knows that the Commodore 64 is the dude king of all.

Damn, you're right. I withdraw my comments.

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Re: Got a new laptop
« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2019, 12:48:05 AM »
Hahaha, you eejits arguing on whether Apple or PC is the best when the entire universe knows that the Commodore 64 is the dude king of all.
Nah, the VIC-20 will always hold a special place ;D - Amiga for the dude king :P
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Re: Got a new laptop
« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2019, 08:52:26 AM »
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