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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...
How else would asses learn, were it not for wise ones?You asked what seems like a trivial question e.g my shoelaces are undone, oh noes what do I do? An answer like 'duh, bend down and tie them' might seem condescending but it's the most obvious answer.The Mac Mini has a solid metal front on it. If it has some dirt on it, isn't it obvious enough that to clean it would take just a wipe with something damp? Maybe even licking your thumb and rubbing it would be enough.I guess...
What if it hits the margins too hard though? It helps to have a Mini at $329 to be price competitive with cheaper eBook readers. That price point doesn't give much room to move in terms of quality. Say they get 30% margins from those, that means to build it costs just $230 for a processor, RAM, storage, display, metal casing, dual cameras, battery. A high-res display might have $50 extra costs because of lower yields or higher cost materials and that would either drop...
The heat damages the GPU and then the faults occur at random. Sometimes you can use the machine for long periods of time, sometimes it just dies. Eventually it will get worse and die completely.The rMBP shouldn't suffer the same problems as it uses the new NVidia GPU, which stays pretty cool but you never know. If they bring one out with Iris Pro, that would likely be the most reliable. There's a video of how 3rd party services can do a temporary repair here:They just...
If they break down their notebooks and desktops in the end of October 10k annual report and their average selling prices for laptops have gone up, that would be an indicator that they are selling better than the previous models at the same price points and vice versa. That wouldn't say whether or not the cMBP sells better than the rMBP though.Price wil pretty much always be the determining factor for sales volume. The rMBP is the better quality laptop - it has a high...
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