Wow, copy Mac Much?

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  1. ghsNick, Feb 23, 2011
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    ghsNick macrumors 68020

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    Check these out.

    Here are the specs.

    That Elite looks just like the MBP...black keyboard with space between the keys + backlight...the color scheme matches the MBP's also...and Quad-Core.

    Spill resistant Keyboard and Blu-Ray optical...The new MBP still seem better correct?
     
  2. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    I can kind of see the design language in the styling but it still looks like crap. Plastic panels everywhere. I doubt anybody would make the mistake.
     
  3. Tailpike1153 macrumors 6502a

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    Now if Apple would just tell us the secret to Unibody construction, we'd gladly put out a better looking imitation.
     
  4. Benjamins macrumors 6502a

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    The color scheme is spot on, but it looks hideous... :cool:
     
  5. wct097 macrumors 6502

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    Actually, it would be nice to see Apple copy them with quad cores, USB 3.0, and Blu-ray..... kinda hard to call them a copycat when they're doing stuff we only wish Apple would.
     
  6. Benjamins macrumors 6502a

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    Chinese knockoff iphones also have USB port, stylus, keyboard, and ******** of other crap. :rolleyes:
     
  7. wct097 macrumors 6502

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    :rolleyes: Yea, wanting blu-ray and USB 3 is like wishing iPhone had a stylus... :rolleyes:
     
  8. gonnabuyamacbsh macrumors 6502

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    doesn't seem like a copy to me. I guess all laptops are copies of each other then. honestly don't see wtf you're talking about....
     
  9. chiodo macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a new sandbridge HP and I had it out of the box for 3 hours, put it back in the box and returned it to HP. It was the worst PC I have ever used and it was 1200$. For that kind of money, I will spend the extra $300 or $400 to get a MBP.
     
  10. Beige Panda macrumors newbie

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    There are only so many ways you can design a laptop... I'd hardly call this a "copy".
     
  11. Greatbape macrumors newbie

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    Did I just read 32 hours battery life. I was going to get a mac tomorrow, but really... 32 hours? I have to check these out.
     
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  13. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    HP site says they supprt up to 16gb of ram in two memory slots, how????? since when are there 8gb ddr3 notebook ram sticks
     
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    It doesn't have a MBP trackpad or run OSX so its nothing like a Mac. :)
     
  16. gregoryalee macrumors regular

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    A really S-#-!-T-T-3 copy.
     
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  18. billgates99 macrumors regular

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    Not sure about the RAM, either they are among the first laptops shipping with 8GB sticks, or that is a typo and they are available with 4 DIMMs.

    The 2009 - 2010 Envy 15 models had two options on the CTO order page, one with 4 DIMMs and the other with 2 DIMMs, I imagine this is the same situation.

    More importantly, the 8560w and 8760w should likely be shipping with dreamcolor 2 IPS panels! if you've ever seen one IRL, the color reproduction is pretty amazing

    http://s988.photobucket.com/albums/af6/Aikimox/19.jpg

    http://images54.fotki.com/v1614/photos/4/296054/8894145/_IGP5455-vi.jpg

    http://images112.fotki.com/v589/photos/4/296054/8894145/_IGP5461-vi.jpg

    http://s988.photobucket.com/albums/af6/Aikimox/14.jpg
     
  19. Evil Spoonman macrumors 6502

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    Apple has quad cores. They also have Thunderbolt now, which is better than USB3. Not that I wouldn't like to see Bluray or USB3 as well… but lets give credit where credit is due.


    I call shenanigans. You can't buy a mobile Sandy Bridge PC yet.

    I'd like to know that too. The processors only appear to support 8GB. Even the top-shelf i7-2820QM.

    It's from a 9-cell. The big-ass heavy chunky batteries that clip on the bottom of some PCs. The test probably involves sitting there with the screen at minimum brightness, wireless and all accessories off, and refreshing a pure HTML website once a minute. It's hardly attractive no matter what the numbers say.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. billgates99 macrumors regular

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    I think you are misunderstanding what is meant by 8GB on that page.

    The page for the processor in my laptop (the i7-820QM) also says "8GB," but that is a reference to 8GB in each DIMM. So far, 8GB sticks have not been available on the market, but I imagine they can be used with these processors in the future.

    I have 4 DIMMs and 16GB total in my laptop with the arrandale (i7-820QM).
     
  21. EricAvalanche macrumors newbie

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    It really doesn't look too much like a MacBook to me.

    Should every computer company have keys that are in close proximity because Apple was the "first" to do it? All computer manufacturers feed off each other. Also, lol at one of the reasons being that they have quad core processors.

    If you want to accuse anyone of copying Apple, it would be Dell Docks. They look and function exactly like Apple's icon dock.
     
  22. Evil Spoonman, Feb 28, 2011
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    That would make some sense… but then explain this page: http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=47920

    So the X5670 supports 288GB DIMMs? Somehow that doesn't follow.

    From here (PDF)

    Are you quite sure you have 16GB in there? Are you quite sure you can access more than 8 of it? Doesn't seem possible, as the onboard memory controller only seems capable of accessing two channels of memory, and maximum of 8GB.
     
  23. MoreAwesomeDanU macrumors regular

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    I work in retail and I've played with one of the probooks from HP. They look a lot like the mbps and are in fact pretty decent looking in person. But once you start using it its just crap. Windows laptops just feels sluggish no matter what specs it is. My mba and 2007 mbp was far more responsive than the 2010 model probook we had in the store. On top of that, apple has the best touchpad (the only usable one IMO)on the market hands down.
     
  24. billgates99, Feb 28, 2011
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    wow, you got me there, :confused:

    Yes 100% positive, this came factory installed with 16GB, i've taken it apart and counted all four DIMMs before and i've gotten up above 8GB before when working with extremely large files in photoshop and video encoding tasks.

    there are quite a few laptop owners with 16GB and the i7-720QM, i7-820QM or i7-920QM. I think 4 DIMMs is an option for any of the quad-core Arrandales mobile CPUs (obviously depending on the internal layout of the specific laptop).
     

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