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  I understand such comment if you plan to buy a new computer every year.   Otherwise, if you buy computers every 3 years or so, if you buy today a machine whose GPU isn't supported by the latest games and can run them with good performance, you're losing money, even if you don't plan to play games, because such GPU will become obsolete next year.   I'd buy the 2012 Mac Mini if its GPU was listed as supported by The Sims3, even if I wouldn't buy it for playing TS3. But...
The only thing that worries me is the mention of the HD4600. Please, Apple, stop using Intel GPUs. Yes, no matter how "good" they're. Please stop it. Only decent GPUs from today on, please.
  I admit my complaint about not having gmaps on iOS 6 was just because of StreetView. So, actually, I've to admit I wouldn't care about Google Maps if GoogleEarth had StreetView. For some reason I'll never understand, StreetView isn't available in GoogleEarth on iOS.   I just installed GoogleMaps and I've to say I miss being able to smoothly move to one point to the next. The iPhone5 has a good GPU for doing that. Must I click on the white arrows for moving from one...
Although it seems a poor-in-facts story, I must say I find the iPad weight too heavy for wearing it the whole day. Its weight falls not too far away of the Macbook Air, with the difference that the MBA runs OSX. On the other hand, the iPad Mini is much lighter, and you can wear it with you comfortably. With these two offerings, I find the iPad Mini much more comfortable for wearing it with you. If you hold both on your hands, you'll realize what I'm talking about. Of...
  It's ridiculous if, and only if, you don't care about SSD. But if you really want pure SSD on your desktop, and you're forced to pay 3000 euros for an iMac with 768GB SSD, then you obviously won't buy it, because that price point belongs to the Mac Pro, and yes, you get a Mac Pro with SSD for that price (maybe you'd have to buy a third-party SSD to get the final Mac Pro price below 3000 euros, but you can get it).   So, yes, my complaint is that Apple isn't supporting...
Yes, cool design, and nice pricing too, but, unfortunately, they chose to not support pure SSD (except for the 768GB SSD option, which is a joke).   The Mac Mini was almost perfect: Good CPU, good pure SSD (256GB), and good RAM (16GB). But with a bad GPU. So I cannot justify its purchase.   The iMac fixes the Mac Mini weakness by adding a good GPU, but unfortunately drops the 256GB SSD option, so I won't buy it either (yes, I know Fusion well, and no thanks, I...
  Yes, one fan, because I don't really need a Mac Pro elephant. What I actually want is an iMac without the display and with proper cooling. Put the most complete iMac configuration into a moderately sized cube, and you won't need more than a big high-quality silent fan to keep it cool at intense CPU/GPU work.   Problem is that Apple, with the only exception of the Mac Pro, doesn't seem interested in cool (I mean cool thermal-wise) machines, maybe because if they run hot,...
  You never used a thin Mac for anything other than net surfing, right?   1- Pick some music that has some dBA level. Either heavy metal, punk, or Aqua's Barbie Girl will work fine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbie_Girl)   2- Use big, full, earphones, and listen to such music at high volume (but take care of your eardrums, please).   3- Start "The Sims 3" in your brand-new ultra-thin Mac (if you pretend you're not a gamer, you can say you run a render job in Maya if...
All these issues about management changes and "racing" to improve Maps, were caused by Apple, and Apple only. If they had hold Maps until it was ready to beat Google, none of these problems would happen. But no, they had to publicly prove how stupid they're. Well, now, pay for it. This "racing" won't help the final quality of Maps either. And all of this is just because of the current Microsoft-thinking style of nowadays Apple ("we know what you need better than you do,...
  I believe Apple isn't doing it right in the cooling design lately. Their consumer Macs, in the quest for making it thinner than thin, lack proper cooling for intense CPU/GPU use, and such use can have a negative impact on the machine lifetime. On the other hand, the Mac Pro has room for good cooling. That's nice, but the problem with fans is that they're a mechanical part, so they get noisier with age, and of course they can fail.   I'd prefer a cube-shaped Mac, with...
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