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  1. wmmk macrumors 68020

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  2. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

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    damn that xps is beastly. its about the height of 4 MBPs
     
  3. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Yeah that is a beast. Why would people buy that instead of a desktop?
     
  4. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    It's a desktop replacement laptop. (Seriously) It's got the power of a desktop, but mobile if you need it to be.
     
  5. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    ...define mobile...
     
  6. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    That idea is about as old and lame as laptops are. There will always be a faster, higher capacity, bigger display-equipped desktop.
     
  7. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    ...As in you can drag it across the airport floor, while curseing Dell at the top of your lungs...
     
  8. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    Oh my...TGWMU indeed! I'd be willing to bet that the actual computer part of my MacBook (ie, not the screen) is as thick as the screen on that beast!
     
  9. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    Billions of Blue Blistering Barnacles!

    That thing is huge.
     
  10. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Big deal :rolleyes: - it's an old XPS which boasted a 3+Ghz P4 when the top-dog Apple laptops were grinding along on the low 1.xghz G3s.

    The current model, while not as svelte as the MBP (I'd say 1.5x thicker), is a lot thinner and still tops the highest-spec MBP in terms of power, although with the switch to C2D the MBP isn't that far behind in terms of CPU. But the GPU - the 7950GTX vs X1600 - is a 'no contest' in terms of specs as well as in real life use.

    It's also a pretty bombproof 'notebook' (unlike the MBP), and has replaced the Apple for the 'luggable desktop' duty here, as for that purpose I don't need something that threatens to catch fire as soon as it's a little stressed, let alone when used for gaming.
     
  11. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Apple's "top dog' was never a 1.xghz G3. Also, as we can see from sub 1.x Ghz Core processor whooping those very 3+Ghz P4s, that wasn't really an amazing processor.
     
  12. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Oh... are we talking those lovely optimised, PPC-centric benchmarks Apple used to roll out again?

    I thought the absolute top was something like 1.5ghz for the G4 (sorry, not G3) in mid 2004.
     
  13. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Why is it such a problem to just say it correct the first time?

    And sorry XPS is buttox ugly, even the new "thin" ones.
     
  14. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Not a problem for me. And 'ugly' for this purpose isn't as big an issue for me as 'works properly'. Given the choice I'll take the lesser of the two evils - but for now, I can choose either. Unlike you... but I guess you wouldn't want to, right?
     
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