Possibile Competition?

eckthroi

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I want to state from the beginning that I am new to apple (1 year) However I am never planning to go back. I wanted to share the humor in the recent release of the ENVY Spectre XT Ultrabook 13t-2000 series - It is the closest in specs and price to the Air that I have seen so far. However the humor comes from the fact that they are just now releasing this as the Air is about to be updated to an even better product. Suck it Bill !!!

http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-

office/-/products/Laptops/HP-ENVY/A9D34AV?HP-ENVY-Spectre-XT-Ultrabook-13t-2000&jumpid=em_r329_IB_6165NG&aoid=123295&email=null&rid=D490929D4A29DA38CB228AB9D79CC232
 

EthanNixon

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I want to state from the beginning that I am new to apple (1 year) However I am never planning to go back. I wanted to share the humor in the recent release of the ENVY Spectre XT Ultrabook 13t-2000 series - It is the closest in specs and price to the Air that I have seen so far. However the humor comes from the fact that they are just now releasing this as the Air is about to be updated to an even better product. Suck it Bill !!!

http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-

office/-/products/Laptops/HP-ENVY/A9D34AV?HP-ENVY-Spectre-XT-Ultrabook-13t-2000&jumpid=em_r329_IB_6165NG&aoid=123295&email=null&rid=D490929D4A29DA38CB228AB9D79CC232
There is a lot of competition for the MacBook Air, they are called Ultrabooks. They have the exact same specifications, and will all be getting the exact same specification upgrades and the new MacBook Air. Almost all of the new Ultrabooks are going to have 1080P screens, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD standard. They also generally cost a lot less.

I made the mistake of purchasing a MacBook Air, and I won't do it again because this is a category Apple won't dominate, there's too much competition.

With that note, my next computer will be something along the lines of the Acer w700 Windows 8 tablet. Same specs as the new MacBook Air (Core i5, HD 4000) most likely, just in a much better portable form factor.
 

GfPQqmcRKUvP

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There is a lot of competition for the MacBook Air, they are called Ultrabooks. They have the exact same specifications, and will all be getting the exact same specification upgrades and the new MacBook Air. Almost all of the new Ultrabooks are going to have 1080P screens, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD standard. They also generally cost a lot less.

I made the mistake of purchasing a MacBook Air, and I won't do it again because this is a category Apple won't dominate, there's too much competition.
Famous last words, Blackberry user.
 

EthanNixon

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Good luck finding one!
All Ultrabooks have the exact same chipsets and specifications as the MacBook Air, except for the ones that far exceed the MacBook Air with a dedicated GPU.

Famous last words, Blackberry user.
What does BlackBerry have ANYTHING to do with the discussion of a MacBook Air. Apple does not compete with Blackberry, and Blackberry doesn't compete with Apple. They go after two entirely different niches, and BlackBerry will fail horribly as soon as they try to compete with Apple, ala BlackBerry 10. I also own an iPhone 4s, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, and Lumia 900. I own an iPad, PlayBook, Xoom, Galaxy Tab 10.1.

I am experienced in every single kind of ecosystem, so what I carry on a day-to-day basis has no effect on my opinion, it's what gets the job done the best for me.

What is the next thing you are going to comment on to make yourself feel better?
 

chrono1081

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There is a lot of competition for the MacBook Air, they are called Ultrabooks. They have the exact same specifications, and will all be getting the exact same specification upgrades and the new MacBook Air. Almost all of the new Ultrabooks are going to have 1080P screens, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD standard. They also generally cost a lot less.

I made the mistake of purchasing a MacBook Air, and I won't do it again because this is a category Apple won't dominate, there's too much competition.

With that note, my next computer will be something along the lines of the Acer w700 Windows 8 tablet. Same specs as the new MacBook Air (Core i5, HD 4000) most likely, just in a much better portable form factor.
Won't dominate? They already have.
 

GfPQqmcRKUvP

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All Ultrabooks have the exact same chipsets and specifications as the MacBook Air, except for the ones that far exceed the MacBook Air with a dedicated GPU.


What does BlackBerry have ANYTHING to do with the discussion of a MacBook Air. Apple does not compete with Blackberry, and Blackberry doesn't compete with Apple. They go after two entirely different niches, and BlackBerry will fail horribly as soon as they try to compete with Apple, ala BlackBerry 10. I also own an iPhone 4s, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, and Lumia 900. I own an iPad, PlayBook, Xoom, Galaxy Tab 10.1.

I am experienced in every single kind of ecosystem, so what I carry on a day-to-day basis has no effect on my opinion, it's what gets the job done the best for me.

What is the next thing you are going to comment on to make yourself feel better?
Probably how you took a small, playful jab and wrote a long response to it only to end with a nice little insult.

Excuse me for poking fun at the apparent incongruity of a loyal user of a product (and company) that is dying a slow, painful death making prognostications on what tech products will succeed in the future.
 

jgc

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Famous last words, Blackberry user.
Lol nice.

From what I understand, it's not actually that easy to run OS X on current gen Ultrabooks. I've heard there's a lot of issues with instability and whatnot. I'd happily dish an extra $200 (randomly chosen number) for an Air over another Ultrabook to get a guaranteed stable OS and a sleeker looking laptop.
 

EthanNixon

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Won't dominate? They already have.
No, they haven't, at all.

Probably how you took a small, playful jab and wrote a long response to it only to end with a nice little insult.

Excuse me for poking fun at the apparent incongruity of a loyal user of a product (and company) that is dying a slow, painful death making prognostications on what tech products will succeed in the future.
I am not a "loyal user of a product (and company) that is dying a slow, painful death making prognostications on what tech products will succeed in the future." I use the BlackBerry as my business phone, and the other phones for other reasons, it all depends on what I do. The next phone I purchase will probably be an iPhone. However, I can see the strengths and weaknesses of every company, not just blindly think one company or product is completely superior.

I bet I know which phone you use, and computer, and tablet, and water (if Apple made water). Their water is filled with zero oranges, but the packaging is sweet, and the container is aerodynamic. It's truly a revolutionary product.
 

atMac

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I've been thinking about getting an i7 Air, but with the new ZenBook, and that HP coming out I'll have to wait for new Air specs.

It's going to be a really hard decision on which I will be buying.
 

asattwanger

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Possibile Competition? To the Air or MBPro?

Minus Windows. Sony is bust'n balls

Sony Vaio Z-series


2.58 lbs. (with internal battery, 4000mAh)1
13.0" (W) x 0.66" (H) x 8.27" (D)1


Processor

3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5-3210M (2.50GHz / 3.10GHz3 with Turbo Boost10)
3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM quad-core (2.10GHz / 3.10GHz3 with Turbo Boost10)

Memory

8GB (4GB x2 fixed onboard) DDR3-1600MHz

Hard Drive

128GB (64GB x2) solid state drive with RAID 05
256GB (128GB x2) solid state drive with RAID 05
512GB (256GB x2) solid state drive with RAID 05

I'm still waiting to see if the MBPro goes in the right direction or I buy a Air only because of windows. If not the Sony would be here right now.
 

eckthroi

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Amazing that some people think you can get the same quality machine for the same price. That was the point of this thread was I saw the first close attempt - though the build I'm sure is lower quality and of course the OS is crap (IMO)
 

GfPQqmcRKUvP

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No, they haven't, at all.



I am not a "loyal user of a product (and company) that is dying a slow, painful death making prognostications on what tech products will succeed in the future."
It was a joke. Would you like me be clearer?

I bet I know which phone you use, and computer
You must be fantastic at reading signatures!
 

tom vilsack

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Suck it Bill !!!
How childish of you....Mr Gates is doing great work in the fight for third world nations and there people...he has my greatest respect!

As for the new ultra books...there are some very nice offerings...and the ones coming with windows 8 show some real interesting features (part tablet,part laptop).

I find a world with mac's,pc's (win,linux ect) makes for great fun!
 

eckthroi

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How childish of you....Mr Gates is doing great work in the fight for third world nations and there people...he has my greatest respect!

As for the new ultra books...there are some very nice offerings...and the ones coming with windows 8 show some real interesting features (part tablet,part laptop).

I find a world with mac's,pc's (win,linux ect) makes for great fun!

*yawn*
 

nightmars

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How childish of you....Mr Gates is doing great work in the fight for third world nations and their people...he has my greatest respect!

As for the new ultra books...there are some very nice offerings...and the ones coming with windows 8 show some real interesting features (part tablet,part laptop).

I find a world with mac's,pc's (win,linux ect) makes for great fun!

Fixed that for you :)
 
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