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Old Dec 9, 2012, 10:34 PM   #1
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Best looking non-Apple computers

What non-Apple laptops out there look almost as good as, as good as, or better than the MacBook Pro?

I'd say Vizio comes close.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 10:52 PM   #2
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Well there is always the Osborne

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On a more serious note the Dell XPS Duo 12 looks pretty darn cool. They need to add a 15" model.

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Old Dec 9, 2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 11:16 PM   #4
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The LimeBook looks kind of nice .
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 11:36 PM   #5
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The LimeBook looks kind of nice .
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And thick. When did they sell those things?
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 11:56 PM   #6
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And thick. When did they sell those things?
They were sold by LimePC a couple years ago. They were pretty nice, though I've never been able to own one .
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:40 AM   #7
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Sony Vaio Z. Probably better looking than Apple computers themselves. The Gold one is amazing.

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The Vaio Duo 11. Although functionality wise it has issues mostly pertaining the software, the design is sexy.

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The Thinkpad X series has always been great. I don't like the new additions and changes to the lineup, including the new keyboard and the X1 Carbon, but they still look and perform solid. Ignore the stickers.

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Old Dec 10, 2012, 10:36 AM   #8
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The Razer Blade looks pretty sharp..

http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems
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The LimeBook looks kind of nice .
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:08 AM   #10
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The Razer Blade looks pretty sharp..

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Looks almost like the rMBP.
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One of the nicest looking computers ever made, killed for some reason:



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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:59 PM   #12
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The Razer Blade looks pretty sharp..

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You know, as much as I usually hate the design of "gamer" PCs, that one does look pretty slick.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 12:26 PM   #13
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One of the nicest looking computers ever made, killed for some reason:

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Unfortunately, this computer is four years old. There are now crappy looking laptops that are faster.

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You know, as much as I usually hate the design of "gamer" PCs, that one does look pretty slick.
Whatever that thing on the right-hand side of the keyboard is interesting. I like the assigned-to-application buttons.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 01:39 PM   #14
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Looks almost like the rMBP.
And it came out first.

All the Vizio laptops look really, really sharp. Couple that with their very competitive prices and they're really tempting. The thing is it was their first go at the PC market, so I'd want to wait for another rev or two before checking one out.
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Despite the fact that it's an obvious MacBook Air ripoff, I'd say the Samsung Series 9:

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Old Dec 24, 2012, 03:16 PM   #16
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I like the direction Vizio is going, but I've heard that the trackpad is horrible.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 04:52 AM   #19
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I'm amazed. Since I'm mostly into Macs, the news about Windows notebooks is mostly what filters though Mac websites and what I peruse in the shops. Hence, from the above posts, I was stunned that there are options out there that can offer great looks in the Windows world.

Even though I am nowhere near being aggravated enough to jump ship from Apple, it always pays to keep your data in a format such that you won't skip a heartbeat if you need to switch from Apple back to Microsoft:

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- don't put photos in iPhoto format
- don't store files in Apple's iWork formats
- keep all email in IMAP independent of any email client

Apple has shown a propensity for becoming the new Microsoft with its draconian approach to limiting hardware choices, and not caring a stuff if their hardware restrictions affect your work.

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- no anti-glare screens on ALL Apple hardware
- heading towards a pattern of preventing upgrading of RAM memory and hard drives.
- dumbing down the operating system, particularly the filing system of iOS.

So no one is saying that Apple's ship is sinking, but it's the wise person who keeps their data in a format that does not see you locked in steerage if ever the unsinkable Titanic sinks.
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Despite the fact that it's an obvious MacBook Air ripoff, I'd say the Samsung Series 9:

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I like the direction Vizio is going, but I've heard that the trackpad is horrible.
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That looks a bit like an iMac
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- don't put photos in iPhoto format
What does that mean?
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What does that mean?
I'll answer the question with a question: If you have, say, 30,000 photos all stored in iPhoto, and you want to remove all those 30,000 photos out of iPhoto into normal folders such as you have in Finder. Sure, you can drag and drop each photo, but how do you do that for 30,000 photos? Say you're sick of Apple, and want to switch to Microsoft (just for argument's sake, not trolling), how do you do that?
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Despite the fact that it's an obvious MacBook Air ripoff, I'd say the Samsung Series 9:

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It didn't look like a MacBook Air ripoff before.
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