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mr lizard said:There’s another difference the article doesn’t point out: you can play hundreds of top tier games on the MSI.
I sort of get the point of doing a comparison like this, but there’s a reason Apple stopped at the chip: their comparison was to show how powerful their silicon is compared to Intel. The MSI was a useful example because gaming is typically a demanding activity.Comparing the features of actual laptops however is less helpful in this context. MSI is a gaming laptop. Gaming is literally why it exists. Saying the MacBook is more “useful” ignores the fact that, despite the power of its chip, it can’t come close to competing with the MSI on its turf.
GeorgeBMac said:Yeh ok....But can it run WIndows?or, conversely:But can it run Facetime, Apple Music, iMessage, Apple TV+, and be unlocked by my watch ?Hardware specs are only half the picture -- and maybe less.That's not to fault this review, which is, as always, a good one. But, hardware alone won't get you any closer to where you need to be than a Porsche 911 without gas.I would prefer a more complete functional review:-- How does this machine help me get me work done better? (even if that work is watching AppleTV+)-- How does this machine make my life better?And again, this is not a criticism of this review -- pretty much all reviews (over) focus on hardware.
mubaili said:Until Apple gets its acts together and have a second supply chain ready outside of China Apple’s hands are tied. Instead of paying dividends and doing stock buy backs, Apple should spend all these money to set up an alternative supply chain. Once it is up, Apple could then push back on those demands, go to courts to challenge those demands, or make those demands details public for everyone to see and judge. Until then, there is not much Apple can do but kowtow to all those demands…
patchythepirate said:I gotta hand it to google, it's very bold of them to make phones that are this ugly and unwieldy.
KITA said:Beats said:Windows is still better for gaming? Why can’t Apple tackle gaming??
Windows devices are still better in the vast majority of workflows and applications, most of that is due to the fact that the applications needed for these workflows just don't exist on macOS.
If you're going to buy one of these new MacBook Pro laptops, you're probably doing it for something like Final Cut Pro or similar. Even Premiere Pro might still be faster on a Windows laptop.
These are very specific workflows that Apple is targeting, but they're doing an exceptional job at it.
I think Dave Lee put it well, the new MacBook Pros are professional tools and they're expensive. Similar to the Mac Pro, unless you have a very specific workflow, you don't need it.
crowley said:Which country do you live?
You do not comprehend my point on comparing western culture with Chinese culture.
Is US Western culture? Is government formed within a culture?
As for whether a government is formed within culture... sure? So what?
In US, crime rate is very different between the ethnic groups. This is the fact that cannot be talked about in US. Every crime committed by a minority, the news cannot say it is done by certain minority. The political correctness wants to make US colorless. In this sense, US does not have real free speech. When a fact cannot be reported, there is no free speech. This is why that U Michigan music professor lost his job by playing a movie that prominently showing a certain race.
What is your explanation of the higher crime rate then? Don't use the gun. Because robbery rate is also high that California pass a law to decriminalize robbery using the $950 threshold.
The stuff about political correctness and free speech is just unmitigated bullshit. And rather nonsensical in the context of this conversation. China does not have free speech, so why are you even bringing up free speech as a point of contention?
The USA has a higher crime rate probably for many reasons, that I'm in no way qualified to document. I have a suspicion that the US origin myth of violent revolution for independence and freedom, and then expansion across the continent under a paranoid shadow of European colonialism may have made parts of it intrinsically violent and disrespectful of law and authority, especially on the edges, but I have no real evidence for that. The inequality and racial division are almost certainly contributory too. And they are talked about. Quite a lot.
How about you say why you think the Christian tradition has anything to do with it. Compare it with Poland or Spain, both very Catholic countries with crime rates on a level with China. Or with Denmark or the Netherlands, countries with crime rates lower than China, and largely Christian, both Catholic and Protestant.
Or how about Japan, a country that has a not dissimilar historical values system from China, but a lower crime rate?
Maybe realise how reductive your simple, stupid explanations are? And how transparent they are in their attempts to deflect from the subject at hand.
Xinjiang has several incidents of terrorism. CCP thought a new policy of educating Uighurs. The idea originates from Chinese culture. CCP is heavily criticized by western nations as genocide. This is conflict between two great cultures. All my arguments are based on this truth. You don't know Chinese culture. You don't have this background. This is why you and many other people always get confused. George has a very open mind. He can understand it.
Xinjiang has had incidents of separatist agitation, but the broader Uighur populations are not the culprits. What is being done is a fascist crackdown on a different culture, that you excuse because "Chinese" culture (read: Han CCP) is the only one that counts. Never mind Uighur culture of course, that doesn't deserve any consideration, because it's not "real" Chinese according to Beiijing.
"Education" is an extremely generous description of what has been reported to be happening in Xinjiang. At the very least it doesn't address the widespread surveillance and restrictions on the entire region that have been in place for years, and at its worst is a blatant smokescreen for the incarceration, physical, emotional and sexual torture being practiced, with either the direct or tacit approval of the authorities.
It is proof that sex crimes are not tolerated in China unlike US. Trump solicited sex yet he claims he is Christian. And he has zero responsibility for this sex in US. What a contrast!!
slow n easy said:slow n easy said:lkrupp said:tylersdad said:Which poison pill will Apple swallow? Will they aid the Chinese authoritarian regime and protect their profits from China? Or will they protect their customers from the authoritarian regime?
I have a feeling it's the first option that Apple will choose.