Originally Posted by rain
serious about video? You mean like actually writing graphic drivers that don't completely suck for Snow Leopard? Maybe make video cards perform more then 30% of their potential?
Or how about a display that doesn't double as a mirror?
Apple is as serious about video as Exxon is about the environment.
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Apple has thrown in the towel when it comes to video it seems, leaving a swath of professionals and gamers in limbo with new computers and no reasonable video solution.
More and more of my peers are switching to windows for this reason.
So Apple had better come up with some cool gizmo's and gadgets and computers for dummies, because it's more in competition with Sony for the consumer market, then it is with Microsoft for the business market.
Seems like your mixing a couple of things here-- certainly for "gamers" a PC is a better choice, but as is commonly noted, PC gaming has been fading away in favor of dedicated consoles for quite a while, so I don't think there's a large market that Apple is ignoring at their peril, on that count.
"Video" is either playback or editing. 1080p HD is about as demanding as it gets for playback, currently, and Macs can handle that fine, so can't see where offering more powerful video cards would help there.
Editing isn't really about the graphics, and I'm not aware of video pros leaving the Mac platform in disgust because of underperforming cards, so.....
OTOH, all kinds of new tech, Apple's among them, are leveraging the power of modern video cards for general computing, so certainly better options on that count couldn't hurt.