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  • Review: Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is expensive with mediocre performance

    ITGUYINSD said:
    The reason the price of the SB2 is so high is because Microsoft is following Apple's example of ripping off the consumer on SSD upgrades.  

    To upgrade from a 512GB SSD to a 1TB SSD is $500.  That is truly robbery when the retail price of some of the fastest PCI-e / NVMe SSD's are just around $120 for 1TB!  Surely MS gets cheaper prices.  I lose respect for companies that blatantly rip off the consumer on BTO upgrades, notably when the consumer can't upgrade the item because they're glued shut or soldered parts.

    Same SB2 with 512GB is $2499.  

    How about comparing the new Dell XPS 15 (7590) to the MBP 15?  

    For $1660 from Dell you get:

    • Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    • 15.6" 4K OLED Display 100% DCI-P3, 400 Nits
    • i7-9750H 2.6 GHz (4.5 GHz Turbo, 12MB cache)
    • 16GB (8GBx2) DDR4L 2666 MHz Ram (64GB max)
    • 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD
    • GTX 1650 4Gb GDDR5 Graphics
    • 720P HD WebCam
    • Backlit Keyboard
    • 2x 2W Speakers
    • Killer Wi-Fi 6 AC1650 (2x2) Gigabit + Bluetooth 5.0
    • McAfee LiveSafe 12 Month Subscription
    • PORTS:
      • 2x USB 3.0
      • 1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 /w Thunderbolt 3 (4 Lanes)
      • 1x HDMI 2.0
      • 1x SDXC Card Reader
      • 1x Audio Combo Jack
    • 6 Cell 97 WHr battery
    • 4.5 lbs
    That compares to a $2899 MBP 15" similarly spec'd, except for the OLED display and other Windows-specific goodies.   Dell only charges $150 to upgrade to 1TB (which I've included in the $1660).  

    How about it?  ;)
    Really? I opted for all the specs you recommended and it came to $1950 before tax. 
  • Editorial: Apple is not cancelling its AR Glasses

    Thanks. Been waiting for this article. The comments on Macrumors about the digitimes claims have been infuriating me all day. Serves me right for clicking on other sites, but still....
  • Editorial: WSJ Jony Ive story scoffed at by Apple experts, delicious to critics

    Daniel, I really want these editorials off Appleinsider .... and on a less Apple-centric site. I send links to your editorials to my PC/Android friends, but I wish you had a bigger voice in the tech writing world. Another great piece. 
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  • Fresh App Store monopoly lawsuit arrives after US Supreme Court ruling

    Fucking Supreme Court. The fact that laws can change that so dramatically affect the lives of millions of people both directly and indirectly based on the opinions of one or two people show what a complete joke this whole system is. I swear we're living in a version of the Matrix that downloaded malware.... because it wasn't run by Apple and protected from viruses. 
  • ARM severs ties with Huawei, creating crisis for future phone designs

    Strange that China can do everything except fabricating chip. They didn’t see that coming. 
    More difficult to reverse-engineer and copy.