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Sleazy yes, but a valid business tactic. They are trying to figure out what makes the Apple Store tick and to gain some Apple talent. Unfortunately, I see this as trying to plug an A/C device into a D/C power source. They come from two different cultures. The shock may kill them I find this whole MS store an odd curiosity. MS itself doesn't make PC's. They sell software, and the Zune. That's it. Apple on the other hand, is more hardware centric, with a smattering of...
I see this as forcing the hand of pipe providers to up the ante or get pushed by the wayside by (hopefully) more competition. Telco's will no longer be able to oversell their services, or they will have to be more upfront about the services they CAN provide. There have been too many shady contracts and penalties to consumers who are simply trying to use what they were sold. This could also add additional costs to the consumer, but the simple truth is, that right now...
Overbearing attitude and arrogance? Can you point me to the post that particular post? I never claimed to represent 'the rest of the word'. This is a forum, where people are allowed to express their own opinions and ideas. Kind of the point, no? Try to relax a little and grow up. Personal attacks gain you nothing and frankly make you look your trolling. Your comments are unnecessarily inflammatory and acidic.
You seem to think I implied that the iMac is outperforming the Mac Pro. I only indicated that it was good performance for the price. The vast majority of users won't need that kind of horsepower, which is why Apple even offers a Mac Pro at a substantially higher price. I do a lot of H.264 encoding on a 3.06 iMac. I find it's performance very acceptable.
Actually the Core 2 Duo (3.06 GHz) in the iMac stacks up decently against the CPU bench scores of a Quad Core Mac Pro. Given the huge price difference, the iMac is a good bang for the buck.http://www.macworld.com/article/1395...acpro2009.html (scroll to the bottom to see the benchmark scores)There comes a point where you get diminishing returns for the extra cash. The iMac seems to be in a good sweet spot between high cost and decent CPU performance.
I did a small bit of tweaking to get that.Turned down the brightness to a more reasonable levelTurned off pushTurned off location services (it will turn on if you happen to need it)Turned off notificationsTurned off PushTurned off Fetch for mail (I just check it manually when needed)I've also heard that using the EQ with the iPod functions will add additional drain to battery life but I've never compared the two. I do use a bluetooth headset at the gym for about an hour. I...
Amazing that my habits in all of these areas changed dramatically since I upgraded to 3.1 Actually my habits haven't changed at all. I am very conscious of my power usage on an iPhone. I typically get 3+ days on a charge, but the 3.1 update knocked that down from 3 to 2 days and even down to 1.5 days in some instances. The weird part is that it's not consistent. Same usage patterns from day to day and sometimes battery life is good (3 days), and some times it's bad (1.5...
I saw a pretty drastic crop in battery life after 3.1. About a 30% - 40% drop on some days. All mail set to manual checks and push disabled. I hope they fix it soon.
I think at a minimum it should have at least the same user upgrade options that a laptop has (memory, and hard drive, and possibly optical drive as some laptops do). This is easily done in a lapotp, there should be no reason not to work towards that goal on an iMac.
Honestly I would think that most folks who are interested in upgrading would already do their research and know which units are capable of upgrades and which are not. I consider the iMac to be much like a laptop in this regard. The only exception is the hard drive, which unfortunately appears to be very complicated to change out on your own. I think the bulk of buyers simply aren't interested in taking the guts out of their computers. I'm not saying I wouldn't want...
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