Why do people compare thickness like this?

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  1. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    In the back of my mind, lol.
     
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    I guess because if you put one on top of each other then you have an instant reference point, one to the other and vice versa.

    If you put them both down then you've introduced a third reference point (a flat table) and you need to go down to eye level with the table to see the difference.

    Yes, that's probably more accurate but it's not as "visual" as having the two stacked.
     
  7. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I suppose in this particular case, with three computers, the photo would have to be quite wide. But I agree it makes the comparison quite difficult visually.
     
  8. foidulus macrumors 6502a

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    Feet

    Another issue you have to contend with if you just lay the laptops on a table is the feet, for instance the MBA is actually thinner than the new MacBook pro but stands taller because it has taller feet than the mbp.
     
  9. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    Ive actually never seen em like that. They r always side to side. Weird.


    PS giggity
     
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    Maybe they're more interested in making the picture look cool or showing off their sci-fi book collection.
     

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