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I for one can't wait to get my macs from Dell!
Developers of consequence will have Intel supported from day one. That, or they'll drop mac altogether. Powerbooks may make the best candidate for an early switch -- if they get dual core chips, it's a no brainer as the powerbook is unlikely to get either a G5 or anything better than a drop in replacement for the current G4. Intel chipsets are compact, cool, and fast, and with dual cores, a future intel powerbook might come surprisingly close end of run G4 performance...
The beauty of this contest is that DVD has a more than adequate capability of delivering reasonable cinema fidelity up to about 50" widescreen (viewed at comfortable distances) HD content produces a whole other level of fidelity, true, but we can all afford to wait for the ashes to settle. Don't really care who 'wins' so long as it's a quick and easy kill. Personally, I'm rooting for the least invasive DRM scheme (whichever it happens to be) but that's money down the...
Disturbing, was it supposed to be?
Apple won't release it unless the OS and 1st party wares are bullet proof. Expect Rosetta to be solid but slow, expect the performance of the Intel macs to make up some of that deficit, but not all of it. I just don't think it's worth intentionally setting out to buy a "last of the PPC macs" -- If you own any PPC mac, that's good enough. If you're relying on anything Apple/Adobe/Macromedia/M$ make, you'll be equally well taken care of on the Intel product. ...
It takes 7-12 years to recover the initial expense over and above a conventional build -- according to that article -- which in reality pegs the real break even point somewhere between 15-20 years. If you set out to build your own, it won't be worth the expense. The only way to get this going is to get mid to large builders building entire subdivisions this way. But their business is in safe, secure, new, trouble free, relatively cheap to buy, (and massively...
The fact that this has to trek between macs and PCs means that I'll need to be using an NTFS or FAT file system. It's strictly file storage, I'm not running any apps off it, will this affect my mac?
depends upon what is meant by "quality" Panasonic and Dell also make high quality notebooks, but you have to pay for them. Dell also makes crap notebooks, that you almost don't have to pay for, and they make average notebooks that can be had for reasonable prices. You can't get a decent travel weight, and/or gag-free styling though, unless you spring for a more expensive model. Toughbooks, pricey, but indispensible for the market that relies on them.
Interesting that nintendo is wiping the floor with the PSP. Goes to show what a focused product can do. All-in-one doohicky advocates take note. In this supposed age of "converged" products, it's the well executed single purpose products that people want and buy. DS = simple games system that delivers... fun, what a novel concept. iPods, digital cameras, cell phones. Seems that all the streamlined, 'does just what it's supposed to' models are doing well. The...
I know I need a FW400/USB2 product, (FW/USB1.1 mac; USB2 PC). I'm almost certain that FW800 isn't worth it, or is not likely to be, given that it may be a while before FW800 is seen in a consumer mac (or my next computer)... However, since I have access to reasonably priced bare drives, I'm wondering if an SATA enclosure might be a better bet than an ATA enclosure? In a FW case would there be any advantages to SATA? Does the updated interface run drives quieter,...
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