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 You called me stupid in your last post, and foolish in this post, and you have resorted to swearing and using capital letters. Please be careful or you may get high blood pressure. I have a right to post my comments as much as you do. I work in this industry, and I am not a casual bystander. Do you think the only people who have any reason to post here are those who fawningly praise everything that Apple does?  I am not interested in thinking about how Apple should...
 I wasn't responding to you, but I will address a couple of points here:Yes, no one is holding a gun to my head. That is why I haven't bought an Apple product in several years, and why I don't often recommend their products to my friends anymore. Apple has left me behind, and I don't really much like the company they are becoming. Who needs the hassle? Excuse me, but $75 is a lot for some people. Maybe you've heard of this thing called "the great recession?" Apple is...
 Why do you choose to attack me personally? It makes you seem a little defensive, which is weird, because I'm not in any way insulting you. I like Apple, and have bought their products for years, but there are places where their offerings fail me, and things they do that annoy me. Storage is simply a bad way to differentiate products. It pushes Apple towards making their widgets completely closed. Closed widgets have shorter life-spans, and by definition are less amenable...
Calm down. I'm not personally attacking you, and Apple isn't a person, so I can't personally attack them. On the other hand, I am a software engineer, and have been writing applications for Apple computers for over 20 years, and as such I can tell you the actual utility of OpenCL is limited. Not all algorithms are suitable for OpenCL, and at best a application needs to be reworked in order to take advantage of it. So, for most people one of those GPUs is going to sit there...
>1) If you knew more about the Mac Pro you wouldn't be saying that.   Care to fill me in? Look, what I want is a "big brother" to the Mac Mini. For under $2000. The Mac Pro is ridiculously expensive. OK, great, so if you price out the individual components of the most expensive configuration Apple is delivering some value, but on the other hand Apple has been ripping us off on storage for years. And this is really no different. They've made an impressive machine that has...
The Mac Pro is still not a good value, because most users, even professional users, don't need two GPUs, so why pay for hardware you don't want or need? Apple also forces you to use SSD, which may be unnecessary for many users. I'd like to see you repeat this exercise starting with the LEAST expensive Mac Pro configuration.
 Yeah, I guess they're going to have the "People who work in noisy kitchens on messy multi-page recipes, and have enough patience to learn how to use the hands-free gestures" market pretty much all to themselves. Somehow I think Apple will survive.
Wow, so incredibly non-compelling. Most people don't buy stuff based on feature comparisons, they buy on emotion. Apple's ads tell you, their products are cool, easy to use, fun, and creative. These ads tout features that are of limited appeal.
 I understand what you're saying, and it makes sense in concept, but I disagree. My wife has an iPad 2 and I have a Nook HD+. The HD+ (awesome tablet for a $150 btw) is about as thin and light as the iPad Air and the difference that makes in contrast to the iPad 2 is jaw dropping. When a tablet is thin and light enough to hold by the edge in one hand with no feeling of stress it really changes how you relate to it. It's hard to describe... and Phil Schiller alluded to this...
Steve Ballmer made a joke about how he brought his kids up right, to know enough not to use any Apple products. This idea probably pervades the entire company, and as a result, here we have a "tablet" designed by people who don't use iPads and probably have no idea about how most people use them. They've re-invented the ultra-book and called it innovation. The iPad Air is a thing of beauty. Surface is a monstrosity.
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