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CEAbiscuit
Aug 14, 2006, 01:21 PM
A little pumpng up for the Macbook line from the Washington Post. It's interesting that they say, in so many words, that you cannot get a decent windows laptop for under $1500:

Link (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/12/AR2006081200210.html?nav=hcmodule)

Cameront9
Aug 14, 2006, 02:26 PM
From the Article:
"Many of the cheapest Windows portables are "desktop-replacement" laptops meant to stay anchored to desks -- some of these beasts weigh more than a dozen pounds."


Say what? Admittedly, I haven't looked at Windows laptops in quite some time, but aren't so-called "Desktop Replacement" laptops the MOST expensive machines? You know, with a desktop chip, HUGE 17 or 18 or even 19 inch screen, hundreds of fans, etc? A quick search over at Dell puts the XPS at 2300 dollars, hardly a 699 laptop.....

iGary
Aug 14, 2006, 02:31 PM
A little pumpng up for the Macbook line from the Washington Post. It's interesting that they say, in so many words, that you cannot get a decent windows laptop for under $1500:

Link (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/12/AR2006081200210.html?nav=hcmodule)

Rob Pegoraro is pretty pro-Mac and he always answers e-mails, which is pretty impressive. Good guy.

CEAbiscuit
Aug 14, 2006, 02:39 PM
From the Article:
Say what? Admittedly, I haven't looked at Windows laptops in quite some time, but aren't so-called "Desktop Replacement" laptops the MOST expensive machines? You know, with a desktop chip, HUGE 17 or 18 or even 19 inch screen, hundreds of fans, etc? A quick search over at Dell puts the XPS at 2300 dollars, hardly a 699 laptop.....

Check out these:

Link (http://reviews.cnet.com/4566-3121_7-0.html?filter=100021_13182942_1101502_13798329_)

Pretty much falls in line. I remember buying a 17 inch Toshiba beast from costco for $900 bucks a few years back. Went back after 2 weeks.

gadgetgirl85
Aug 14, 2006, 02:55 PM
My anti mac PC user magazine claims that you can have a powerful widescreen laptop for under 2k (Australian) Also reviews the MB and well lets say it doesn't give it a very nice review :rolleyes: Last time I subscribe to that magazine

Timepass
Aug 14, 2006, 03:11 PM
Rob Pegoraro is pretty pro-Mac and he always answers e-mails, which is pretty impressive. Good guy.


well pro-Mac is fine but it also hurts the artical value because it means he not going to put as much effort in making it balance. He going to take up the mac (or subconsilily or with effert). The artical is pretty heavy anti-pc and he has issues with pcs. harder to spot but very clearly in there.

But being so heavily promac mens I would take the artical with a grain of salt.

iGary
Aug 14, 2006, 03:13 PM
But being so heavily promac mens I would take the artical with a grain of salt.

Have you ever read any of his stuff?

fblack
Aug 14, 2006, 03:21 PM
well pro-Mac is fine but it also hurts the artical value because it means he not going to put as much effort in making it balance. He going to take up the mac (or subconsilily or with effert). The artical is pretty heavy anti-pc and he has issues with pcs. harder to spot but very clearly in there.

But being so heavily promac mens I would take the artical with a grain of salt.

cant be good for the digestion all those articles people eat. But must be flavorful since they only use a single grain of salt...