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LaDirection

macrumors 6502
Jul 14, 2006
288
0
nice! love the specs. but 5400rpm stock drive (should be 7200) and no higher res screen options is giving me the poops though. US store still down for me

No. 7200 rpm drives adversely affect the battery life. Most people don't need it and wouldn't understand why their battery doesn't last as long as advertised.
 

Pablo90

macrumors member
Aug 21, 2010
85
15
I don't know if it's the same in the US, but in Switzerland the price for the 13" (I can't remember other prices) actually dropped from 1499 CHF to 1399 CHF, that's pretty much 100$.
Not bad.

As for the battery life, I think it didn't get worst, I just think that before it was 10h of I don't know what, now it's 7 of wifi web browsing (what people do the most),
 

atherrien

macrumors newbie
Feb 24, 2011
3
0
Battery Life

wtf??? what is this crap??? 7 hours battery time on the 13"

If I read correctly, the reason that the battery life is lower is because they test them differently and more rigorously now.
 

icecone

macrumors regular
Jun 8, 2007
168
0
the 15" model with anti-glare screen now do not have the black frame around the screen
is this a new change or has it always been that
 

Danekero

macrumors member
Jan 12, 2011
63
0
Loving the updates. Thunderbolt is already starting to ring, (lol) and the processor upgrades are top notch.

Hey guys, it's also worth noting that they updated the Mac OS Lion section with new info and listed features. Check it out.

Now THIS is newsworthy. So far I'm really liking autosave/versions and resumé. Mail 5's cool, and AirDrop may or may not be useful. XD And Lion Server? meeeeeehhhhhhhh...
 

sunny1985

macrumors member
Jun 18, 2009
63
0
haha

My Dell XPS WIPS the MPB!!!!! and its almost two years old LOL

N11X6501 1 £1,086.76
Studio XPS 16 : Intel Core i7 Processor 720QM(1.60GHz,6MB cache) 1
Display : 16in RGBLED Black Leather Edge to Edge Full HD1080p with TrueLife 1
Camera : Integrated Camera with Facial Recognition Software 1
Resource DVD : Studio XPS 1645 Diagnostics and Drivers 1
Ship Accessory : English Docs 1
Memory : 4096MB (2x2048) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel 1
Hard Drive : 500GB Free Fall Sensor (7200RPM) 1
Optical Drive : Blu-Ray ROM (Blu-Ray,DVD and CD read & write) Slot Load Combo Drive 1
Power Supply : XPS 90W AC Adapter 1
Power Cord : UK 1M 1
Battery : Primary 9-cell 85W/HR LI-ION 1
Not Included Carry Case 1
Graphics : 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics card 1
TV tuner : No Integrated TV tuner 1
Wireless : Europe Dell Bluetooth 370 Card 1
Wireless : Dell Wireless 1397 (802.11 b/g) Mini Card European 1
Keyboard : Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard 1
Operating System : English Genuine Windows 7 Professional (64 BIT) 1
English Microsoft Works 9.0 (Word Processor, Database) with Recovery CD 1
Software : Datasafe Local 2.0 Basic 1
Software : Napster for Win 7 (60 Free Songs and 1 year Free Music Streaming) 1
Dell Dock 1.0 1
English McAfee Security Centre 10.0 - 15 Month Subscription 1
Advanced Service - 2 year Collect & Return Service within 6 days + 2 years Accidental Damage Support 1
Standard Service - 1 year of coverage included with your PC 1
2 years Accidental Damage Support 1
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1
DataSafe Online size - 2GB Trial 1
I have already selected the Services promotion. 1
Studio XPS 1645 Order - UK 1
Studio NB - System Only 1
Subtotal: £1,086.76
Freight: £0.00

Total Net: £1,086.76
VAT( 15%): £153.69
Total: £1,240.45
 

DrDanchaz

macrumors newbie
Jul 12, 2010
2
0
13-inch. Starts at $1199. 15-inch. Starts at $1799. 17-inch. Starts at $2499.

13-inch. Starts from € 1.149. 15-inch. Starts from € 1.749. 17-inch. Starts from € 2.499.

Who else thinks this is just wrong? 1 U.S. dollar = 0.72 Euros
 

Thunderhawks

Suspended
Feb 17, 2009
4,057
2,118
Can you whiners please S T F U??? Seriously!!! You got your update. It's actually a very good update. SO STOP THE BITCHING and ENJOY it!!!!! :)

Finally a voice of reason.

This is very simple:

Apple puts out a product..

you like....you buy
you don't like, you don't buy

The end:)
 

DLovett

macrumors member
Feb 23, 2010
79
0
Noticed that too. Hoping either:

1) It was 7 hours before, and I'm misremembering.

2) It's a typo.

If the battery life for the 13-inch laptops has indeed *dropped* 3 hours, I'm totally skipping these.

Used to be 10 hours for the 13-inch and 8-hours for the 15-inch.

Unless the 6490M turns out to benchmark much higher than the 330M GT I'm keeping my 15" for now...
 

vincenz

macrumors 601
Oct 20, 2008
4,285
220
Noticed that too. Hoping either:

1) It was 7 hours before, and I'm misremembering.

2) It's a typo.

If the battery life for the 13-inch laptops has indeed *dropped* 3 hours, I'm totally skipping these.

They have dropped 3 hours. It was 10 before.
 

spazzcat

macrumors 68040
Jun 29, 2007
3,868
5,392
Your point? It's still a dell....



My Dell XPS WIPS the MPB!!!!! and its almost two years old LOL

N11X6501 1 £1,086.76
Studio XPS 16 : Intel Core i7 Processor 720QM(1.60GHz,6MB cache) 1
Display : 16in RGBLED Black Leather Edge to Edge Full HD1080p with TrueLife 1
Camera : Integrated Camera with Facial Recognition Software 1
Resource DVD : Studio XPS 1645 Diagnostics and Drivers 1
Ship Accessory : English Docs 1
Memory : 4096MB (2x2048) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel 1
Hard Drive : 500GB Free Fall Sensor (7200RPM) 1
Optical Drive : Blu-Ray ROM (Blu-Ray,DVD and CD read & write) Slot Load Combo Drive 1
Power Supply : XPS 90W AC Adapter 1
Power Cord : UK 1M 1
Battery : Primary 9-cell 85W/HR LI-ION 1
Not Included Carry Case 1
Graphics : 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics card 1
TV tuner : No Integrated TV tuner 1
Wireless : Europe Dell Bluetooth 370 Card 1
Wireless : Dell Wireless 1397 (802.11 b/g) Mini Card European 1
Keyboard : Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard 1
Operating System : English Genuine Windows 7 Professional (64 BIT) 1
English Microsoft Works 9.0 (Word Processor, Database) with Recovery CD 1
Software : Datasafe Local 2.0 Basic 1
Software : Napster for Win 7 (60 Free Songs and 1 year Free Music Streaming) 1
Dell Dock 1.0 1
English McAfee Security Centre 10.0 - 15 Month Subscription 1
Advanced Service - 2 year Collect & Return Service within 6 days + 2 years Accidental Damage Support 1
Standard Service - 1 year of coverage included with your PC 1
2 years Accidental Damage Support 1
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1
DataSafe Online size - 2GB Trial 1
I have already selected the Services promotion. 1
Studio XPS 1645 Order - UK 1
Studio NB - System Only 1
Subtotal: £1,086.76
Freight: £0.00

Total Net: £1,086.76
VAT( 15%): £153.69
Total: £1,240.45
 

saxamoophone

macrumors regular
Mar 30, 2008
201
0
Ew.

WAY.

WAYYYYYYY too expensive.

$1799 for the 15"?

I would have been tempted for the 13" but the fact it's lacking
- At least the same screen resolution as the Air doesn't even make sense
- What happened to the "Instant On" 16GB SSD rumors?
- No graphics card? Even the MAC BOOK has a graphics card.

Try again please apple =).

Why can't Dell or HP make decent laptops to compete?
 

MH01

Suspended
Feb 11, 2008
12,107
9,297
Can you whiners please S T F U??? Seriously!!! You got your update. It's actually a very good update. SO STOP THE BITCHING and ENJOY it!!!!! :)

And as a macrumors regular... your actually suprised that people whine after ANY update?????

Put away the Apple pom poms... and just get real, this is macrumors, no matter what apple releases there will be disapointment.

As annoying as the whinning is, so are reponces like yours... So feel free to tell everyon why the update is so awesome.....start with the battery, seems to be the current theme...
 

Davieis

macrumors regular
Aug 20, 2007
161
25
Melbourne, AU
No resolution bump on the 13'? What an absolute joke!

Looks like i'll just be getting the 13" Air. Why on earth would Apple not even give us the option to BTO the 1440x900 panel?

I assume it has something to do with the Intel graphics not being able to drive the resolution but still...most customer's surely would take a better res over i5 and downgraded graphics. Major dissapointment.

On the up side...Lion looks awesome.
 

blizaine

macrumors 6502
Sep 17, 2003
355
157
Facetime HD seems cool. It would be nice if there was a way to utilize one of the several USB 720p webcams that are currently on the market for existing Macs.
 

Pablo90

macrumors member
Aug 21, 2010
85
15
13-inch. Starts at $1199. 15-inch. Starts at $1799. 17-inch. Starts at $2499.

13-inch. Starts from € 1.149. 15-inch. Starts from € 1.749. 17-inch. Starts from € 2.499.

Who else thinks this is just wrong? 1 U.S. dollar = 0.72 Euros

It's not uncommon for Apple products... Look at the AppStore, the iTunes store, etc.. The price around the world are always higher than in the US.

Look at the iPhone...
 
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