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They could have if they'd dropped the RAM to 4GB and they probably should have. I'm glad they didn't compromise on the IPS display though. I don't get the processor prices unless Intel gave them a huge discount:http://ark.intel.com/products/75030/Intel-Core-i5-4260U-Processor-3M-Cache-up-to-2_70-GHzhttp://ark.intel.com/products/76640/Intel-Core-i5-4570R-Processor-4M-Cache-up-to-3_20-GHzThe dual-core CPU in the base model is priced more than the quad in the next model up. I...
It could also be new MBPs, they are due Haswell refresh and 850M.
The laptop comes with a monitor and if you had to get a monitor and kb/mouse for the Mini, the difference in price drops further.Used models on eBay don't always come with a warranty. Refurbs get a full year and you can extend it to 3 years.As for the extra cost, like I say it has higher resale value so it evens out.
They say it could be a guide hole for further machining but there's no reason that a toggle switch has to be a physical switch. It could be a sensor that toggles when you touch it. Perhaps it can work as both mute and orientation lock if it uses swipes. Swipe over it upwards to lock orientation, swipe up again to unlock, swipe down to mute, swipe down to unmute. It wouldn't enable accidentally as you'd have to do the gesture. One less moving part to break.
Is your iPad running low on storage? Check in settings > general > usage. If so, free up some space. If not, try quitting the store by going into multi-tasking (double-tap home) when it's in the background, tap-hold until the minus shows over the App Store and close it. Then relaunch. Lastly, if those don't work, force reboot the iPad by holding the home button and power button until it shuts off and shows the Apple logo - keep holding the buttons even when the slide to...
I don't think there's much point holding out for an iMac as the cheapest quad-i7 model is $1699 and that has a HDD glued inside it.IMO, everyone holding out for a decent Mini with a good GPU should just get one of these:http://store.apple.com/us/product/FE664LL/A/refurbished-154-inch-macBook-Pro-24ghz-Quad-core-Intel-i7-with-retina-DisplaySay that you wanted a quad-i7 and 8GB RAM in the Mini, this would be $799 + $80 for the RAM. SSD is the way forward for all machines so...
It has more value though. $300 for a portable computer is a good price and Apple's competitors make little to no profit margin.AIOs have been experiencing double digit growth while the overall PC industry is declining or growing very slowly:http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/544115/desktop_growing_back_aio_nuc_more_intel/http://thevarguy.com/blog/all-one-computers-next-wave-desktops"the market for AIOs is growing fast—more than 20 percent in the first half of 2013, according...
That's what they aim the iPad at. Browsing on the Apple TV would be convenient for people who just have an Apple TV but the iPad offers a much better experience for email and browsing as well as other apps and you get the benefit of being able to take it anywhere so if you don't want to stay up, you can do the same browsing and email in bed. This shows from Chrome OS usage...
They added OpenGL 4 support to OS 10.9.OpenGL can't be replaced by hardware-specific APIs but it helps developers who target priority platforms get the best performance. OpenGL can run on a CPU as well as a GPU.Metal seems to be like AMD's Mantle, which has similar improvements (~10x) in draw calls:http://www.anandtech.com/show/7371/understanding-amds-mantle-a-lowlevel-graphics-api-for-gcn"Of all of those performance issues the principle issue at hand is the matter of draw...
They might be able to just make the split horizontal rather than in the loops shown and the people making the mockups will have to make these parts out of plastic. Apple could make the split material out of glass or sapphire, which means it wouldn't have the tint shown in the mockups, the glass would be transparent and show the metal through it so it blends together.
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