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Isn't it funny how the manufacturers derided Apple's attempt to patent their rectangular iPad design and claimed that there was no possible way it could be designed differently. So then Apple squeezes in the edges with the Mini and subsequently the Air making a new design and what's the excuse now? Why do they have to so blatantly copy the design just when Apple changes it?
Same reason people buy new TVs, microwaves and sofas. It's not that the ones they have are useless, sometimes people just like to get a new model. Perhaps for a new feature like a Retina display, lower weight, longer battery life. This is not the class of user that is limited by performance - those people buy the higher models anyway.As time goes on, people are upgrading more and more slowly as they hold onto computers longer. There are people on the forum that still have...
Why would it start to struggle or need more RAM if they use the same apps? Apps and operating systems don't always get more resource-intensive over time. This is why entry laptops moved to lower voltage processors. If the resource needs kept going up, there would be a constant demand for higher performance at the low-end and there isn't.
I think that's the case and I've even seen people defend Windows as being superior, mostly because their experiences were of older, underpowered Macs like PPC years ago and that perception just stuck.It's hard to undo that but having more competitive pricing with PCs is a step in the right direction. The lower the price, the target audience grows quite rapidly. Then those people with good experiences share it with others and the marketshare grows.I still think they need a...
Yes this forum can be used for that. Problems are usually posted in the Genius Bar section: http://forums.appleinsider.com/f/8/genius-bar
So it's more of a replacement for their old Mini. You mentioned your usage requirements but if the kids are using it, surely they won't be running VMs etc. Also a laptop gives the benefit that when you go on holiday, they can take it and effectively have a portable XBox/PS3. Set it up as a Steam machine for them with wired 360 controllers and they can even plug two in for multiplayer. Then when it comes to hand-me downs, give them your current rMBP, sell their refurb and...
It's the i5-4260U, same as the entry Air and it uses LPDDR3 RAM:http://www.primatelabs.com/blog/2014/06/imac-performance-june-2014/They maybe get volume discounts because of the Air, which will sell over 1m units per quarter.It's not 1.4GHz, it's somewhere between 1.4-2.7GHz depending on temperature and the desktop has enough cooling to deal with 95W so 15W is easy. It's also 4-thread so it behaves like a quad-core i5 as they tend to have 4-threads too. The quad-i7s have...
The i7-4770k gets 769 in Cinebench 15, the rMBP gets 601. The CPU would be 28% faster. Negligible in real-world scenarios.The 760 would be over 100% faster than the 650M/750M though.Given that you have a high-end rMBP, why bother with the desktop? You aren't gaining that much performance except for the GPU.
Not quite the same output quality but if they mixed it with cloud computing to take the movements made on the iPad and render them at full quality, that would be cool. Here's what the output quality could be like:They'd probably get overloaded with requests though. I'd recreate the scene where the Stormtrooper bangs his head on the door:Also, if Disney hadn't dismantled LucasArts, maybe we'd have a proper Star Wars game. It's not all their fault but they could have fixed...
They haven't downgraded the options that were available before this new model was added. This is just a cheaper option for people who can happily get by with a slower CPU. The 11" Macbook Air is one of Apple's best-selling machines so lots of people must be happy with this level of performance. The SSD helps a lot of course but you can add one to the base model iMac.If you look at the entry iMac with a 256GB SSD at $1350 vs the next model up with 256GB SSD, the price...
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