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I'd say trash everything except the Powerbook and G5. They can still be sold on eBay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-PowerBook-G4-15-400-Titanium-incl-Airport-/231055752485 - say $150 for the laptop tops http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-PowerMac-G5-Tower-A1047-1-6ghz-2-gb-ram-500-gb-HD-White-Keyboard-mouse-/151136210854 - $100-150 for the G5 The iMac can be sold above $100...
It's undeniably essential when you need one. That's why I compare them to printers because when you need one, there's no substitute. How many people have dusty inkjets sitting around somewhere for that occasion when you have to print out a form and mail it to someone? Frequency of use is an important consideration. When it comes to things like the SD card reader, that might be used infrequently but it takes up hardly any space, whereas an optical takes up about 1/4-1/3 of...
Samsung must really hate that they keep paying people who advertise Apple products. 'this Samsung device I get paid to like, this Apple device I like without being bribed because it's just better'
Did you know they might be updating them tomorrow? The 2013 revision months ago was just a mild spec bump. The next update will move to the new Haswell processor architecture for longer battery life and if it's the same deal as the Air, will either offer more storage for the same price or drop in price. I have a feeling they will try to cut the price by $200-300 in order to eliminate the old models, which would have allowed you to move up to 512GB for around the same price...
If all other parts were equal, the one with the optical would have to cost more as it has an extra part. I estimate the retail difference would be $100. If it was between $1799 for a machine without and $1899 for a machine with an optical drive, I doubt the majority would go for the optical. Price is typically the deciding factor in sales volume as it was with the anti-glare option. People weren't willing to pay the extra for anti-glare coating and so they eventually...
It's a serious issue, look at the effects so far. It's no worse than if someone says 'thank you' and you say 'you're welcome'. Obviously it can be seen as an agreement instead as that's what the thumb represents but I think people are overly critical of the author's actions.
Did you make sure to disable telepathy in system prefs > accessibility? I suspect the vibration of the train is triggering the trackpad sensor but there might be a 'wake' event if it picks up new wifi networks as the train is travelling along or interference from mobile phone towers. Try using VLC during the journey to see if it wakes up too. If not, it's a Quicktime X issue. You can also set the laptop on a towel or piece of foam to eliminate vibration and in a...
Thunderbolt displays work ok:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP1thwUcO9cbut not standard displays:http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/16/apple-thunderbolt-display-with-multiple-monitors/The article says:"It is unclear why simply inserting another Thunderbolt device into the middle of the chain allows the Mini DisplayPort display to function, but at least one MacRumors forum member has confirmed that he is unable to daisy chain his Mini DisplayPort-enabled Apple Cinema Display...
The Macbook Air uses low voltage processors, which Intel charge more for. The processor in the entry $999 11" Air costs $342:http://ark.intel.com/products/75028/Once you add the margin on, the processor alone makes up about half the retail price of the laptop. The Macbooks used to use similar processors to the entry 13" Pro and they cost less:http://ark.intel.com/products/67355/They wouldn't fit into an Air shell easily though with the same size battery as the TDP is more...
I think the Air is their best-selling laptop though, even when the Macbook was around, it was a strong seller:http://appleinsider.com/articles/11/03/05/apple_ships_over_1_million_macbook_airs_in_new_notebooks_first_quarter"At 1.1 million units, the new MacBook Airs captured a 40% slice of the company's notebook business and accounted for just over a quarter of its Mac business as a whole."If you added the Air to the rMBP numbers, they would be much higher than the machines...
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