Forbidden Lust

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Sadly enough, I find this Voodoo laptop TOTALLY cool. It is the best looking PC laptop I've ever seen (though it's not a MacBook) and is FAST.



http://www.voodoopc.com/whyvoodoo/ga...albumID=55#Top
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  • Reply 1 of 42
    meelashmeelash Posts: 1,045member
    That thing is butt-ugly and humongous.
  • Reply 2 of 42
    turnwriteturnwrite Posts: 372member
    But its BLUE.



    Well howbout this one:



    http://alienware.com/product_detail_...de=SKU-DEFAULT
  • Reply 3 of 42
    To be honest, I think that they are both hideous. Then again, I'm not a fan of the colorful laptops. I'm in love with the Apple white.
  • Reply 4 of 42
    turnwriteturnwrite Posts: 372member
    Yeah, I just wish so much that the Macbook had been colored like the clamshell iBook....



    Those things were GREAT.....



    And the problem with Apple is that they really no longer offer any customization over hardware appearance. All Apple laptops look the SAME.



    No more color choice, even. An extra $150 just for blackness..



    Falcon Northwest, on the other hand, gives you any paint job you can think of:



    http://falcon-nw.com/
  • Reply 5 of 42
    Luckily most of us buy computer for their hardware and performance, not the way they look. Luckily apple has done a good job making a great and good looking laptop.
  • Reply 6 of 42
    e1618978e1618978 Posts: 6,074member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by turnwrite

    Yeah, I just wish so much that the Macbook had been colored like the clamshell iBook....



    Those things were GREAT.....



    And the problem with Apple is that they really no longer offer any customization over hardware appearance. All Apple laptops look the SAME.



    No more color choice, even. An extra $150 just for blackness..



    Falcon Northwest, on the other hand, gives you any paint job you can think of:



    http://falcon-nw.com/




    Buy a mac from colorware.



    http://www.colorwarepc.com/products/select_MacBook.aspx
  • Reply 7 of 42
    turnwriteturnwrite Posts: 372member
    Well I admit, I do buy based a lot on the aesthetics...



    But I of COURSE think about other things....



    And HONESTLY don't tell me you buy based on hardware because if you did you wouldn't be a Mac user.



    I love Macs, but I at least admit to myself that hardware is NOT their strong point...
  • Reply 8 of 42
    turnwriteturnwrite Posts: 372member
    Yup colorware is COOL.



    It shouldn't cost extra though, is what I'm saying. I mean, did blue clamshells cost more than green clamshells?
  • Reply 9 of 42
    Quote:

    Originally posted by turnwrite

    Well I admit, I do buy based a lot on the aesthetics...



    But I of COURSE think about other things....



    And HONESTLY don't tell me you buy based on hardware because if you did you wouldn't be a Mac user.



    I love Macs, but I at least admit to myself that hardware is NOT their strong point...




    You're right, they operating system is. Consumers by for the look, pro users because it is a good system.
  • Reply 10 of 42
    Quote:

    Originally posted by turnwrite

    Yup colorware is COOL.



    It shouldn't cost extra though, is what I'm saying. I mean, did blue clamshells cost more than green clamshells?




    That is simple economics. High demand means they can charge more, as long as people are willing to pay for it.
  • Reply 11 of 42
    meelashmeelash Posts: 1,045member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by turnwrite

    Well I admit, I do buy based a lot on the aesthetics...



    But I of COURSE think about other things....



    And HONESTLY don't tell me you buy based on hardware because if you did you wouldn't be a Mac user.



    I love Macs, but I at least admit to myself that hardware is NOT their strong point...




    Sure it is (*a* strong point). See what apple *gets* that most other laptop makers don't (Sony is perhaps an exception), is that laptops are about mobility. So, no Apple doesn't have a humongous "gaming" laptop. because if you need that you buy a desktop. If you build or buy a laptop for that kind of purpose you are getting ripped off because you could get the same system in a desktop for much less (or a much better system for the same). Laptops are made for mobility and Apples offer the best compromise between Power and still being mobile.
  • Reply 12 of 42
    turnwriteturnwrite Posts: 372member
    Well Voodoo builds like bricks, true, but not Alienware:



    http://alienware.com/product_pages/n...l_default.aspx



    And let's not ARGUE, cuz remember, I agree with you.



    I'm a Mac user, remember?



    I just think that these certain PCs are pretty cool, too.



    But, yes I'm buying a new MacBook, not a Sentia.
  • Reply 13 of 42
    meelashmeelash Posts: 1,045member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by turnwrite

    Well Voodoo builds like bricks, true, but not Alienware:



    http://alienware.com/product_pages/n...l_default.aspx



    And let's not ARGUE, cuz remember, I agree with you.



    I'm a Mac user, remember?



    I just think that these certain PCs are pretty cool, too.



    But, yes I'm buying a new MacBook, not a Sentia.




    Agreed.

    The links to alienware.com are blocked here at work so I can't see what you mean unfortunately. However, my point is if I was to dream of buying an alienware or Voodoo machine, it would be one of their desktops to get the biggest bang for the buck, and not waste money on a more expensive laptop (more expensive because it's many times more difficult to design) that doesn't do laptop-ing well anyway. (But then I could just build as good of a desktop machine as they sell for cheaper myself anyway, but that's just me)
  • Reply 14 of 42
    turnwriteturnwrite Posts: 372member
    Yeah I agree with you: if I want a desktop, I'd just build my own. Laptops are much harder to build, so I purchase these.



    Apple's software is LIGHTYEARS ahead of PCs. Windows sucks and we all know it. And iWork is better than Office. Etc.



    But I must say that Apple's hardware is not on par with the rest of the industry. But I buy it anyway because its software is GREAT (OSX rocks my SOCKS) and I like the minimalistic design.



    But it just makes me happy every once in awhile when I see a PC that actually looks decent. Alienware, Falcon northwest, and Voodoo are pretty much the ONLY three who have any sort of aesthetic design department.



    I've never understood why more people don't make their computers look good; it's a huge selling point, and how hard can it BE?



    (btw, here are some images of an alienware sentia not affiliated with their site, so they shouldn't be blocked:



    http://www.imc-2003.com/images/Sentia_Green.jpg



    aren't internet censorship thingies a PAIN? \ )
  • Reply 15 of 42
    skatmanskatman Posts: 609member
    Another gay piece of shit made by south asian sweatshop.
  • Reply 16 of 42
    turnwriteturnwrite Posts: 372member
    Well THAT was certainly an intelligent comment.
  • Reply 17 of 42
    ppp1182ppp1182 Posts: 19member
    yes, especially since my MacBook shipped from mainland China and Apple is dealing with sweatshop conditions with at least one of its suppliers (iPod).
  • Reply 18 of 42
    e1618978e1618978 Posts: 6,074member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by skatman

    Another gay piece of shit made by south asian sweatshop.



    Hay! What do you have against sweaty gay Asians?
  • Reply 19 of 42
    placeboplacebo Posts: 5,767member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by skatman

    Another gay piece of shit made by south asian sweatshop.



    Yes, and Apple is above all that.
  • Reply 20 of 42
    mattyjmattyj Posts: 898member
    I buy for the looks and the system. As for those blue laptops...



    MY EYES MY EYES OH GOD MY BEAUTIFUL EYES!
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