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Ugh. Lost their mojo, did they? Out of ideas, are they? Year after year after year after year after year after year after year after year after year after year after year after year, the same old laptop look. After 7-8 years and three aluminum laptops later, when I walked back into an Apple Store to buy a new laptop, I couldn't believe that nothing in the Pro line had changed at all. I couldn't stand getting a new laptop that looked exactly like my old laptop. So, I bought...
I agree the designs have come as far as they can, they are old, worn-out and boring as hell. I want a new Mac laptop, but dammit, I want a new one! I can't take more of the same, over and over and over and over again. I'm not in love with plastic but I bought it because after 3 consecutive metal laptops from Apple, I had to have something different. It's wearing better than my aluminum Intel did, and it's been tougher. The top doesn't scratch. My wife has a 3-month old...
Ugh, I'm so tired of this metal product line. Sure, it was cool when I bought that Titanium G4 a hundred years ago. And it was still groovy when the first Aluminum G4 came home with me. But then, more aluminum this and more aluminum that... how long has it been, now? I'm thinking maybe 7 years? Maybe longer? So, early on this year, tired of the same-old designs from Apple year after year after year after year after year, I purchased a black 13" MacBook. You know, something...
I would hope that Apple fixes Finder folders. It is so frustrating when folders do not remember who they are anymore. Let me set a ƒ in a view I want and put me back in charge. This used to be so great; now it's a PITA. Adding some speed (or memory) to 'Stoplight' would be nice. Why must it render the same icons over and over again? Can't it render a Word doc icon once & then cache the damn thing someplace for instant retrieval? It finds 12,000 "hits" & I must wait for...
Oh would that be nice! This can't be all that hard. It is so frustrating when folders do not remember who they are anymore. And adding some speed (or memory) to 'Stoplight' would be nice. Why must it render the same icons over and over again? Can't it render a Word doc icon & the cache the damn thing someplace for instant retrieval? It finds 12,000 "hits" & I must wait for 12,000 icons to be rendered before the spinning beachball stops! This thing is fracking...
Actually, the Al P-Book G4 was introduced at MacWorld 2000. I remember Jobs' keynote and standing in the Apple booth, playing with the model. So, we've essentially had the same platform design for 8 consecutive years. Groan. It's time for something new, anything new, please. The company once known for cool packaging and innovation has been stagnant here for almost a decade. C'mon... BTW, my black MacBook's airport range extends over 100' further into our backyard than my...
Ha! Good line. Of course, we all know that Apple's thumb didn't get very green until just recently after taking a hammering in the press & elsewhere... meanwhile, the aluminum enclosure product line has been around since, when? The 13th century? Seems like it
Thanks for the thoughtful reply. I understand what you're saying & you could be right-on here. But consider for a second that they've already dumped a boatload of screws into holding that battery in place, so there's a good opportunity here to even reduce the overall screw quantity on the BOM. Fewer screws = less space, less weight, less labor, less cost. There are batteries available at similar power specs that absorb different spacial dimensions, horizontal and vertical....
Why does the battery need a case? That takes up unnecessary space (hey, that rhymes!) . Example: it could be like a cell phone battery. Put a simple, space-saving access panel on the bottom of the MBA. Some cell phone batteries are just taped with leads to a miniature connector. There are a lot more space restrictions in cell phones and somehow, they manage to make batteries user-replaceable without removing 10 screws and violating your warranty. The MBA is not the result...
Oh, ok, cool... I misunderstood - I thought you removed that stuff whilst trimming the sides! I still don't understand the whole battery thing they did, it's just bizarre. I mean, the battery is there, it's already eating up the space. Why not make it replaceable? Does making the battery replaceable negatively impact sales of other products? I can't see how. I understand why they stripped Bluetooth functionality out of Address Book when they went from Tiger to Leper... no...
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