Samsung 7 series looks like a good MBP alternative to me

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    Compared to the MBP this thing still looks like cheap crap.
     
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    I how linux would function with the 8gb of MOBO cache..if it would work then its an option..
     
  5. Philflow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    To discuss the best alternatives to Macbook Pro 13". I don't want to deal with 1280x800 anymore.
     
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    True but one still should wait for some proper reviews as to how decent they really are. On paper they certainly look very good especially for the price.
    The panel is by default 900p but most likely not one with a proper high contrast or color gamut.
    But even if the quality is not the same which it definitely won't be for the price it will be very well worth the money unless it fails completely in some way.

    If the chassis is decent it will be a big competition for the 15" MBP for all those that aren't dead set on OSX.
     
  7. Philflow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You think so?
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    This is one time I agree with you. It looks nice especially if it had a glossy screen..In the end it looks a lot like a MBP with the brushed alu from Samsung SSD's
     
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    Yes, I do.. While I do admit that this laptop looks better than most PC alternatives, I think it just doesn't have this certain clean look and feel the MBP has. I think this comparison shows why:

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    I'm just not digging the curved angles the Series 7 has. For some reason, the MBP has a more unified feel to it. But that's just my opinion.
     
  10. Philflow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I agree the MBP looks slightly better. The Samsung may look good enough though.

    If the screen is good it has a few very strong advantages over the 13" MBP. Most importantly a strong GPU and 1600x900 resolution.

    I think it's time Apple comes with a new MBP model.
     
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    See and that is exactly my problem with PC manufacturers. Everything they make seems to be thrown on the market when they feel it is "good enough". Apple doesn't make things that they feel are just good enough. They want it perfect every time and this is exactly why the MBP is unmatched by any other PC laptop (again, in my opinion).
     
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    The Series 7 is a 14", and is more comparable to the 15" than the 13".
    That said, it's a bad alternative to the 15". i5-2430M vs i7-2630QM? No match.

    Also, 16:9 is inferior to 16:10 when it comes to laptops.

    I guess it's a decent alternative to the 13" though. Thinner with a better graphics card and RAM. However, it's still made of plastic and the battery will be inferior.
    Next refresh might bring some new features to the game, so who knows?
     
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    You're using his sole opinion as a defining point in your argument which... makes it kind of weak. Just letting you know.

    The MBP is made from one block of aluminum, hence it looking more "defined" or whatever. Of course, you use a computer for what it can do, not what it looks like (at least that's my rationale on it). When both are opened, I like the look of the Samsung 7 more, and I'm typing this on a 2011 MBP now.

    The only reason I went for a MBP is because of OS X; can't stand Windows anymore after using SL for 2 months. But hey, to each their own.

    It's rumored to have a spec bump (MBPs) this holiday, nothing fancy mind you, and then probably a jump to IVY bridge next year near the late spring/early summer when the chips are mass produced and sold.
     
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    2.2 Quad Core i7 Sandy Bridge
    ATI 6750m
    750 gb 7200 rpm
    9 hours battery life

    price = $1,149.99 :eek:

    The alternative is spending $2200 on a 15" MBP.

    I'm not familiar with samsung laptops, but this is a very nice machine for a good price. It's not a crap machine.
     
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    Fair enough.. The price difference is incredible indeed. :eek: Still wouldn't want to be stuck with Windows though.
     
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    my brother got this, I got a MBA 13" ultimate. Guess who has had problems? Guess who is envying the others purchase. Guess who has a better os?
     
  18. Philflow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What problems? did he make any forum posts about them?
     
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    No matter how beautiful the new design of Hyundai is....it's not a BMW or Mercedes
     
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    It's called hackintosh.
    http://www.insanelymac.com/
     
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    That was a piss-poor analogy.

    Not even taking into account how invalid it even is.
     
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    You?
     
  23. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

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    As someone who has driven a Hyundai, I kind of understand it–cheapest piece of crap I've ever had tyne displeasure of driving. It was terribly unreliable and constantly breaking down. It had terrible handling... it was simply an awful car.

    I haven't really driven a BMW or a Mercedes, but I'd definitely be more likely to compare my Macbook Pro to a Toyota than a Hyundai.
     
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    Yep, he has a problem.
    He's jealous.
     

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