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Old 26-04-2013, 19:51
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Has to be the funniest thing I've read all day:

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tech/new...ws-laptop.html

What do you think? Is this true? If so, that's settled then, I'll go install Windows on mine
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Old 26-04-2013, 19:54
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Has to be the funniest thing I've read all day:

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tech/new...ws-laptop.html

What do you think? Is this true? If so, that's settled then, I'll go install Windows on mine
Just make sure you don't install Windows 8 onto it!
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Old 26-04-2013, 19:56
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Just make sure you don't install Windows 8 onto it!
Don't worry, I won't be desecrating my pride and joy with that junk! Windows 8 is only fit for the scrapheap of useless technology. I'm going to get a copy of Windows 7. The W7 side will be mostly used for games and for running any Dark Side software I might need.
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Old 26-04-2013, 20:05
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A main factor in this machine's metrics is the fact that every Windows installation on it is clean.
Says it all.
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Old 26-04-2013, 20:43
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Err....boot up new machine and see that everythings reported ok memory/disk/processor etc and leave to run for an hour then if everythings ok burn recovery disks- slap in windows dvd and reboot/nuke everything and job done but i don't bother with recovery partitions/system restores
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Old 26-04-2013, 21:10
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Which is 'garbage in, garbage out'.

As per usual with attention seeking headlines.
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Old 26-04-2013, 21:47
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Complete nonsense as usual. Any benchmarking in these kind of articles is based around personal preference of the editor rather than any solid facts or common sense.
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Old 26-04-2013, 21:50
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Yeah. They would have to clean install the other machines as well and compare then.
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Old 27-04-2013, 01:29
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Do they give any consideration to the fact that the Apple provided Windows drivers are somewhat limited in functionality? In particular the trackpad and power management are a bit half-arsed I have W7 on my MBP, and while its fine for games, I wouldn't want to use it for everyday use. Even if I liked Windows... which I don't.
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Old 27-04-2013, 01:56
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Do they give any consideration to the fact that the Apple provided Windows drivers are somewhat limited in functionality? In particular the trackpad and power management are a bit half-arsed I have W7 on my MBP, and while its fine for games, I wouldn't want to use it for everyday use. Even if I liked Windows... which I don't.
I wonder if the trackpad is more down to the way windows works, but anyway I found that it worked well enough but not as smooth as in Osx. The battery would drain in about 3 or less hours in windows compared to 5 in mac OsX.

But yeah I don't bother with Windows on my MPB pro anymore since I put an SSD in.

I'd find it hard to go back to a cheaper plasticky Laptop with a horrid bendy lid after the MBP and I've not seen any other laptop that actually has a usable trackpad.

The MBP also has no vents to block on the base so can actually be used on your lap or any surface without overheating.
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Old 27-04-2013, 06:38
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Samsung Series 9 laptops are pretty well made.
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Old 27-04-2013, 07:53
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I'd find it hard to go back to a cheaper plasticky Laptop with a horrid bendy lid after the MBP and I've not seen any other laptop that actually has a usable trackpad.
Now you're just trolling.

You know full well that you get what you pay for, only cheapy cheap laptops are plasticky. There are plenty of high quality and metal-bodied windows laptops, they just cost more (but still less than the Apple tax usually).

Plus, you have the choice - Apple has nothing as thin as the Samsung Series 9 when it comes to 15" laptops.
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Old 27-04-2013, 08:19
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It's a typical comparison from Apple users: I had a Windows laptop for 200 quid and it was awful. Now I got a mac, cost me 5 times as much and it's brilliant!!! I am never going back to Windows. Well, yeah, even Apple won't rob you that much. Only for the money one gets a good quality elsewhere, too.
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Old 27-04-2013, 09:05
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I am surprised. I didn't realise the OP had a Mac. How has that not come up in conversation?

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Old 27-04-2013, 09:32
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I've read 2 threads so far this morning, one being about the crash on the M62, this one being the other and in each this has been posted.

Eejit.

EDIT - Just checked, all 54 posts are the same in different threads.
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Old 27-04-2013, 13:22
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Do they give any consideration to the fact that the Apple provided Windows drivers are somewhat limited in functionality? In particular the trackpad and power management are a bit half-arsed I have W7 on my MBP, and while its fine for games, I wouldn't want to use it for everyday use. Even if I liked Windows... which I don't.
I think gaming is the main reason people run Windows on Macs. Why else would they do it? Some people also buy Macs and wipe the whole thing and stick Windows on them. I think that's really stupid. If you're going to desecrate a lovely Mac that way then why not just buy a Windows laptop? The mind boggles...
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Old 27-04-2013, 13:42
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Now you're just trolling.

You know full well that you get what you pay for, only cheapy cheap laptops are plasticky. There are plenty of high quality and metal-bodied windows laptops, they just cost more (but still less than the Apple tax usually).
Where do I say windows when I said it would be difficult to go back to a plasticy laptop? I like windows 7 ( not 8 yet ) so have no issues with the windows OS.

Guess I'll have to re-word it.

OK having a premium metal bodied laptop it would be hard to go back to a cheap plastic bendy lid laptop regardless of OS ( and that includes apple bringing out plastic laptops which they at one time did )

I've got the macbook pro not the air, I'm not a massive fan of the ultra-book format but that samsung does look nice.

BUT they still don't have a decent usable multi-touch trackpad. If someone could please sort that in a windows laptop it would be a model I'd be very much interested in.
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Old 28-04-2013, 14:17
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I've read 2 threads so far this morning, one being about the crash on the M62, this one being the other and in each this has been posted.

Eejit.

EDIT - Just checked, all 54 posts are the same in different threads.
your the only one to post the link on this forum. So likely you are the spammer.
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Old 28-04-2013, 15:27
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your the only one to post the link on this forum. So likely you are the spammer.
That's because his posts have been removed. So likely you're also an an eejit.
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Old 28-04-2013, 15:31
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I think gaming is the main reason people run Windows on Macs. Why else would they do it? Some people also buy Macs and wipe the whole thing and stick Windows on them. I think that's really stupid. If you're going to desecrate a lovely Mac that way then why not just buy a Windows laptop? The mind boggles...
they don't allow you in starbucks with anything other than apple gear since they are an apple franchise as they charge twice as much for it, produce it in bulk yet somehow manage to make you feel a unique snowflake for buying it
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Old 28-04-2013, 17:31
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Here's an interesting question - if the Macbook Pro is the best Windows laptop, does that mean the iMac is the best Windows desktop?
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Old 28-04-2013, 17:59
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Here's an interesting question - if the Macbook Pro is the best Windows laptop, does that mean the iMac is the best Windows desktop?
Not a chance, especially as the iMac isn't the best Apple desktop

I have Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro and it is no more than adequate because, as has been mentioned already, Apple's drivers are pants (no doubt deliberately so). No way is the MBP the best Windows laptop, just happens to lack crapware pre-installed.
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Old 28-04-2013, 18:10
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Here's an interesting question - if the Macbook Pro is the best Windows laptop, does that mean the iMac is the best Windows desktop?
And the best Mac user is a Windows user..?
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Old 29-04-2013, 21:54
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And the best Mac user is a Windows user..?
Depends on the user. I used to use Windows and I'm a good Mac user but I know a few people who would have trouble switching from Windows to Mac. How can you define the best Mac user?
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Old 29-04-2013, 23:20
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Has to be the funniest thing I've read all day:

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tech/new...ws-laptop.html

What do you think? Is this true? If so, that's settled then, I'll go install Windows on mine
Actually, it is true. It has also been true on my iMac and I have built many Windows PCs.
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