PC laptops are UGLY

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Aranince, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    I was just at Circuit City, and was looking at some laptops. All I can say is...I'll never buy one. They are so ugly its not even funny. All of the stickers and horrible case designs. All I can say is...I can't wait to get my MBP! Apple FTW.
     
  2. furcalchick macrumors 68020

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    agreed. my folks bought a cheapo acer last year (they claim that macs are expensive and for nerds), and it looks bad, ports are all over the place and is very tacky looking. and the stickers don't help either.

    macbook for the win.
     
  3. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

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  4. megfilmworks macrumors 68020

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    Let your parents know they got it backwards...i.e. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, who is the nerd?
     
  5. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

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    Steve is defffff. like 349867057406854809760547690574695406870547 times cooler than bill gates.
     
  6. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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    This thread just made my day. I'm glad that there are others on the same brain wavelength as me. :)
     
  7. psychofreak Retired

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    Only that much?
     
  8. dsnort macrumors 68000

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  9. paddy macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah there's some nice stuff out there to be fair. Don't forget the Vaio's, Sony makes nice hardware! :) No :apple: though. :cool:
     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    The XPS M1330 looks good. Laptop designs don't impress me much until I see them in person, and this laptop looks even better in person. My friend just got it last week, and he loves the computer (but not Vista).
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Honestly this Toshiba R500 is not half bad and > 2lbs. I find many PC designs to be less than innovative, but then again I find myself to be bias and I'm ok to admit it.
     
  12. megfilmworks macrumors 68020

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    I thinks PC laptops look better and better. You can thank Apple for that.
    But most are just pretenders to the throne of delicious perfection.
     
  13. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    I think HP laptops look pretty decent, especially the 17" models, but they are thick and can't compare to the 17" Macbook Pro.
     
  14. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    The look of the 15" and 17" PBs, and the MBPs that came after are starting to look stale. There....I said it.
     
  15. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    How dare you?
     
  16. Aaon macrumors 6502

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    I've always been a fan of the Thinkpad look. Basic black, professional, and not totally covered with stickers. It almost has an Apple sensibility about it, not flashy, but with a little more rugged edge.
     
  17. macjay macrumors 6502

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    +1
     
  18. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    It has been brought!
     
  19. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    My mom's HP dv2000 notebook is actually pretty slick - it's high-gloss black and silver. Aside from all the ports everywhere, it's a very nice design IMHO.
     
  20. adrake86 macrumors regular

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    The only pc laptop that I have seen that is decent is the new dell xps. The red one.
     
  21. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    that's not very much, because we all know BG has 0 cool ;)
     
  22. imac/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    True and 349867057406854809760547690574695406870547 x 0 = 0.

    How dare nickster9224 claim that SJ has 0 cool in this thread! :eek:
     
  23. tomoisyourgod macrumors regular

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    Look at this beauty! how can you say this is ugly?

    This could win awards for industrial design easy...

    [​IMG]

    :rolleyes:
     
  24. Ninden macrumors member

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    :Hops in the wayback machine:

    I had a Dell Inspiron 4100 at the end of High School/college. I loved it then (was still a super windows buff), but was it ever ugly. I remember seeing the 'customizable' wrist rests and LCD back, but they all seemed so cheezy.

    The thing that irritated me wasn't the looks so much as it was the quality. Overall the laptop lasted barely two years as stuff kept on breaking. The casing cracked and things came off. (To be fair, I was rougher with it then my Powerbook/MacBook Pro. Young and wreckless :rolleyes: )

    The laptop got very hot, so all the rubber foot pads would fall off because the glue would deteriorate in the heat. The removable ram plate cover had a black paint finish that just started to peel from the heat as well.
    These were minor compared to the real problem. Case Design. The mouse buttons and trackpad area were too high. They physically touched the screen when closed and ended up destroying the screen. Physical indentations that make the screen appear white in that area.

    I must say, while some people do get issues with their macs, I think the pc notebook folks get it worse, both in looks and quality. >.>
     
  25. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Bill Gates is Zero Cool :D
     

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