Originally Posted by solipsism
There you go! We know get tot he crux of why people want to FW400 even though it's a dying port interface technology.
Tell that to the music community. Also nice way to twist things to fit your religious beliefs
Then, according to your posts, you should be happy because you can now by a superior computer for less money.
Their refers to Apple. Notebook refers to non-desktop-grade AIOs. Entry level refers to Apple's cheapest notebook category. Hence my comment, "their entry level notebook category"
What in god's name are you talking about?
Kool-Aid would refer to those that expect Apple to make product to only suit their needs, not to make products that make them money. Which one of us will buy a machine because it suits our needs and which one of us wants Apple to go against its grain to offer a dying port interface just so we can have a more elitist machine? Which one of us is apparently not happy with the $999 MB with FW400 because it doesn't have the new case design so we can show off how elitist we are?
Its not elitist to expect a computer to actually work the way you want it. Beleive it not computers do things about surfing the web, going online, and using iChat. Do you ever actually listen to anyone else. Yes, I want a computer to suit my needs, I'm the one who uses it. I'm not going to give apple a good deal of my hard earned cash because its my civic duty to prop up the company, I don't give a damn about the new case. I care about what's inside it. If it adds a little style to functionality like my iBook did, that's a bonus.
I'll reiterate: If Apple isn't making a product that fits your needs then find another company that does. Apple has been moving away from FW400 for years now so expecting them to reverse direction now seems very unlikely.
For years? They've been promoting it for years. It's been only every Mac released in the last decade save the Macbook air and the new Macbook. It's been touted as a feature of years. My 14 month old iMac had the addition of FW800 as one of the selling points. They stopped supporting it when it came in conflict with Ive's design philosophy.
Only if you compare it to cheap notebooks, but do you really think it's fair and genuine to compare Apple's cheapest offering to HP's cheapest offering?
No but I can compare it to other premium level 13" notebooks.
No, they didn't. This machine is much more powerful better built than any other MB or iBook before it, even the ones that cost more. The new Nividia graphics are now powerful enough to best many of the discrete GPUs that offered on their previous flagship notebooks.
So, it being better at quake makes up for having to spend money on a less capable firewire audio interface and not being able to access by files via TDM? The old slightly thicker enclosure could do both. They plugged one hole by creating another one. When I bought by G3 iBook I had both the functionality of firewire and the graphics power to play the latest games of the day. Nice try.
ince when has Apple been about adding HW features and Dell is about deleting HW features. I bet I can find Dell machine that still have VGA ports and PCMCIA slots. Apple has always been about seeing where the future of computing is going and heading that way, sometimes even creating the path as they go.
Yes, they have been, that's why they're always on the cutting edge. In this case they dropped a more professional standard (no that doesn't mean you automatically need a $2000 15" machine) in favor of a consumer one. It's no like they're replacing both with USB3.0 here.
Again: If you are too elitist to get a MB with FW400 and just have to use FW400, then by a non-Mac PC that does have FW400. Buy products that fit your needs.
A $2000 Macbook Pro is too big and heavy (and expensive) for my needs. Also, like I've said numerous times, it's not like moving from a HP to a Sony VAIO. I have a major financial investment in the Mac OS X platform. The majority of my files and programs will not work on another brand of computer.