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If there was a way to put a more powerful processor in a laptop, Apple would be doing it with the MacBook Pros already. Apple have traditionally always tried to differentiate their consumer and pro laptops by processor power, and I suspect that it bugs them quite a bit that they have to put practically identical processors in their $1000 MacBooks and $2500 MacBook Pros, but unfortunately that is the bar that's been set by cheap consumer PC notebooks. So if there was some...
You're basically right.Programs will no longer draw using actual pixel units, they will draw using "virtual" pixel units, which the OS will map to an arbitrary number of actual pixels on screen.Currently if you find that text or icons are too small you have the option of reducing your screen rez, but at the cost of making everything blocky because in effect you are just making the pixels bigger *. But device-independent resolution will mean that if you set your screen to...
You call that a tweak? Making the screen into a removable tablet would be a complete re-engineering job - it would involve putting in a battery for a start, which in itself would mean a complete internal redesign. Unless you mean a wired tablet - I can just see that being popular with the Apple branded 80 foot extension lead.It's completely pointless, and would significantly increase the cost of the machine. And who wants to carry around a 20inch wide, 2inch thick heavy...
And where does the Mac Mini fit into that box? The iMac may have originally been intended as the cheaper alternative to the PowerMac, but I think it's been pretty obvious since the G5 iMac came out that the role has changed. The iMac is a powerful, well-rounded machine that is quite capable of servicing the needs of schools, families and small/home businesses. There's no way that a person would buy a 24inch iMac with a dual core 2.33Ghz CPU, 3GB of RAM and 750GB hard disk...
That seems to be controversial. Blizzard use it apparently, but it has been sited as the reason why the latest Myst release and Half life 2 weren't ported:http://www.macworld.com/news/2004/11/24/uru/index.php
"No, there is another. It's called fark Apple and get a PC notebook. THEY will let you buy a MacBook-priced notebook and upgrade the GPU for moderate added cost. \" Not this again... the consumer who decides between Mac and PC based on price is a myth. The only people who complain about Mac prices are Mac users who wish their machines were cheaper, and the PC user who wouldn't buy a Mac anyway and is trying to come up with a simple explanation why. Only Apple makes Macs...
For Mac OS to be taken seriously as a gaming platform, they need to do more than just faciliate ports of PC titles. We only accept half-assed ports of crappy PC games at the moment because we are so happy to receive even these crumbs of support for our platform, and we know that anything more is too much to hope for. But the message Apple want to be pushing is that Macs should be the primary development platform. We want games to be written specifically for OS X - which...
No - that would simply eat into their high-end sales. There is an option to upgrade, it's called the MacBook Pro. Apple probably determined that the number of casual gamers bothered about having a dedicated GPU, and the number of hardcore gamers who a) buy a Mac for gaming and b) can't afford to buy a MBPro is too small to be worth worrying about. I think it's also worth pointing out the the Intel integrated graphics chip is still a very powerful GPU compared to the...
I think you misunderstood his question. He meant, when using the accessibility zoom function on the screen, will text still look pixelated when blown up, and the answer is that no, it won't because it will be rerendered as a vector at higher rez rather than just expanding the prerendered bitmap.So in fact the answer to his question is yes, this will help make zoomed text clearer.Socrates
Has anyone else noticed that Apple doesn't seem to be mentioning anywhere that the Core 2 Duo is 64 bit? After the fuss they made over the G5, and given the fact that this is the first ever powerbook with a 64 bit processor, doesn't it seem like an odd thing fo them to be shy about? Possible explanations are that they want to deflect attention away from the fact that Mac OS Tiger isn't fully 64 bit optimised yet, or they don't want people to notice that the previous...
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