Haters of the MacBook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ImperialX, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. ImperialX, Oct 24, 2010
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    ImperialX macrumors 65816

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    This thread below consists of MacBook Air haters. Posted it here for entertainment. :rolleyes:

    http://www.fakku.net/viewtopic.php?t=53978

    Warning: This is a NSFW site, but as long as you stay in that thread there won't be any NSFW material, aside from a few avatars. Remember to keep AdBlock on.

    EDIT: Thread got deleted because a certain mod on the site didn't like the MacBook Air. How ironic that a thread for the Mac was deleted while all those threads with flames, trolls and retards remained. Ah well, that's why I visit FAKKU, I guess.
     
  2. pvmacguy macrumors 65816

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    Gagh ignorant people... :rolleyes:

    I only made it to page 3 before closing out...
     
  3. linux2mac macrumors 65816

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    I'll just laugh at them when they struggle through airport security with their big, clunky Dell and HP laptops.:D
     
  4. lbro macrumors 6502a

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    Wow that really was NSFW! Somewhere on page two or so theres a pic of a tricycle and a streetbike. Apparently pcs are the streetbikes....
     
  5. ImperialX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I responded to that with a Mac Pro. xD
     
  6. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    I hate people like that. I know exactly how they are from the types I've met in person. Blunt, arrogrant, illogical, tasteless, etc.
     
  7. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    Only read the first page but I laughed at the guy who said (something like)
    "-Not a main computer
    -$1250
    -Main reason why Macs suck"

    That's like a homeless guy ridiculing a guy in a Ferrari for owning a $150k car that he only drives on weekends.
     
  8. ImperialX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    lol, you should read the whole thing. It's pretty entertaining.

    It's saddening how these people just don't understand how important the design is when if comes to computers. Macs are very reasonably priced for the user experience it offers. They just don't get it. :rolleyes:

    Good analogy there. xD
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I never thought FAKKU! and MacRumors would ever collide.
     
  10. ImperialX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    As long as there are two forums with a same topic of discussion, it shouldn't be something surprising.
     
  11. bolsen78 macrumors regular

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    Eh the haters can keep on hating. My PCs have never lasted as long as my 3 year old MB did. Im positive my MBA will to. So let them hate.
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I really wonder what people do to their computers.
     
  13. bolsen78 macrumors regular

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    IDK if I did anything to my PC. I do the same stuff on my MB or MBA and on the PCs I would end up with a virus or something. I switched to Mac because of my friend 3 years ago and I will not go back to a PC ever again. My last one on my Dell mini was some spy ware thing I have no idea where that came from. SO I restored it to factory settings but stop using it. That was my fourth time restoring it. It isnt a year old yet.
     
  14. ImperialX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I do know that I've used PCs for longer than Macs in my life. The average life span of my PCs are around 2 years. Macs...none have ever broke. The oldest one is 5 years.
     
  15. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    Question though: Why would you go to a forum like that? Not just because of the hate, but due to the fact it's completely unprofessional, with porn banner ads galore and a members base that represent internet scum.

    Edit: Just googled it; apparently it's a hentai site... That explains a LOT. I wonder if hentai fans are like anime fans: "Anime-style porn has much better storylines than American." :D
     
  16. ImperialX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Completely unrelated question: How many of you actually have a MacBook Air? I'm still waiting for mine. I bought the 13.3" 1.86GHz model with 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD.

    Yes, I can expect professional-grade discussions here. Yes, I can meet well informed people here. Yes, I can come here knowing I'll get something out of it. But do trolls run uncontrolled here? Absolutely not. Are trolls interesting and entertaining? Absolutely.

    That doesn't imply, by any means, that I wish for MacRumors to become a community of that sort. But you have to admit, it's a fascinating form of entertainment - much better than a lot of rubbish you find on TV nowadays.

    After burying my head in Biomedicine textbooks for the whole day, it's natural I'd go to a place to 'chill out'. Internet scum? Perhaps. But it nevertheless makes me smile due to the sheer stupidity and randomness.

    lol, I can't say much regarding that as it will violate the rules of the forums, but if you look at my blog, it should say a lot about my interests and where I stand.

    P.S. Anime has taken up 96.7 days of my life. That a pretty big portion of a life of an 18 year old, if you ask me.
     
  17. bolsen78 macrumors regular

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    I just read pretty much that whole thing. Made me LOL at some of them. I know Macs can be costly but in the end it is better than having to fix a PC over and over again. So in the end the PC is going to cost just as much. Only my Mac is going to last longer. I wish some of them would try out both PC and Mac to have a better understanding. I have and I didnt upgrade for 3 years. Not saying that my MB was bad I just needed something lighter that would do the same thing as my MB. PC i probably would have or would have had to dish out more money fixing it. So Im happy with Mac regardless of what they say.
     
  18. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    Yeah fair enough. I guess I was just thinking of it in terms of why search for places that annoy you, but it seems in your case you find it mostly funny so that's good.

    The "Are you a ******" thing with the mac flowchart makes me laugh a bit, then cringe and hope my PC friends never find that as ammo. :eek:
     
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    the site is blocked from my accessing at, on my companies workstation/network, so I can only assume what's being posted.

    While I'm intrigued by the 11", I can see why people don't like the MBA, there's some things that I think apple missed and its not a laptop for everyone. Its limited storage, limited ram, limited cpu power really impact what you can do with it.

    It looks like it will make a great secondary computer, i.e., complement to a desktop, but as a stand a lone, it may not be a great choice. The 13" model is priced poorly as you can get a 13" MBP, it doesn't seem to make sense to spend more and get less cpu, less storage, less maximum ram (4gb vs. 8gb), less upgradable options.
     
  20. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    maflynn, I agree with you in that for most users it will be a secondary computer. The thing is, the first revision at (going in AUD) $2400 was way too expensive for this purpose. At $1200, now half the price, it fits the secondary computer category a LOT better.

    Subsequent revisions will no doubt see the 11" drop to $799US, then they will fly like extra-hot hotcakes.
     
  21. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    My now venerable 12 year old desktop PC is still chugging along. I've swapped the case (full tower back in the days was taking up way too much space).

    It's seen a few upgrades and side grades over the years, but it's still the same PC it was. Of course these days it's not a Linux desktop anymore, it's a FreeBSD server, sitting in the basement instead of under my desk.

    I'm gonna be sad the day I retire it. But then I'll look at the brand new 6 core AMD machine with 8 GB RAM that'll replace it as a server and be happy again. Now to find money to finance this upgrade...

    Oh, I have a now 17 year old Sun Ultra 5 workstation laying around too. It was an active Solaris 9 machine until last year, still humming along on all its original hardware too without even a bearing noise. It's so old, the PCI slots won't even accept newer network cards sold these days.

    Apple is not the only vendor that makes reliable hardware that lasts.

    Less cpu doesn't matter these days. There's hardly anything the MBA 1.86 GHZ won't do efficiently enough to be tolerable. This includes photoshop, illustrator, and other higher end software packages. People cling on to Macs much older with much slower processors and don't really have a problem.

    Less storage ? Who cares. The days of desktop/laptop based storage are dead (or at the very least should be). It's not reliable, especially in a mobile package. NAS are it. Your data is available on all computers without having to have a single one on all the time (only have the NAS on and plugged into the network) and most NAS can offer disk redundancy for high availability of said data.

    RAM ? 4GB is plenty though 8GB might be nice moving forward. There's no question that when we do get to the point where 4 GB is a struggle, the Air will be capable of having more.

    The MBA is very much a main computer for a lot of people. Mac Pro type workstations are only required for a very limited number of creative professionals that do push the boundaries of sound editing or graphics design/work. I can bet you a lot of the Mac Pro owners here own them for the sake owning a Mac Pro, not to fill any kind of real need.
     
  22. wisty macrumors regular

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    CPU isn't usually a killer feature. If the MBA takes 1 minute to do a task, the MBP takes 46.5 seconds. If you really care about CPU performance, neither is a good choice. If you are HDD bound (which happens all the time), then the MBA will win with its flash storage.

    RAM might be an issue, if you are (say) a heavy Photoshop user who runs multiple virtual machines. But once again, no 13" laptop is ideal.

    Storage ... you are comparing flash to mechanical. The MBA (flash) wins hands down, unless you want to upgrade the MBP.

    Now, the last edition of the MBA was a joke - it was way too expensive. But the current one is very convenient and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

    I can understand why you might want the MBP over the MBA, but I'd say it's almost as viable as the 13" MBP as a primary computer. Almost. And the 13" MBP is overkill for what most people need.
     
  23. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    It really seems silly to "hate" anything or anybody, especially a Mac or Windows laptop!
     

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