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    (Original post by flyyoufools)
    Yep :P I actually loved how easy, pretty and intuitive 8 was which is apparently an uncommon opinion. They lost a bit of it with 8.1 but they fixed other stuff so I don't mind. Even if it's not perfect, I like it
    yes, the highly intuitive interface designed for tablets.
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    (Original post by alow)
    I know. I have a Mac Pro and an iMac.

    Comments like Namige's aren't exactly useful though.
    hideously overpriced products. They bring shame to the mac lineup.
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    Go for a Chromebook 14.
    Incredibly fast to boot up. (5 Seconds max)
    No need to worry about viruses and anti-virus protection because its already built into the operating system.
    Battery life lasts me around 8 hours on full brightness.
    Quite light.
    And all files are saved to Google Drive so they will never be lost.
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    (Original post by SanjayGill)
    Go for a Chromebook 14.
    Incredibly fast to boot up. (5 Seconds max)
    No need to worry about viruses and anti-virus protection because its already built into the operating system.
    Battery life lasts me around 8 hours on full brightness.
    Quite light.
    And all files are saved to Google Drive so they will never be lost.
    They want to do some editing and graphic design, this pretty much eliminates Chromebooks as a potential choice. As nice as they are for basic stuff, for anyone who wants to do anything that can't be done with a standard web browser Chromebooks are not really a viable option.
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    (Original post by Namige)
    No.

    Join the apple master race and get a mac
    :bricks:Where did that rep down button go?
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    Acer's aren't too bad. I think its reasonable to judge on a model basis rather than generally. They do put out some good stuff, and for a good price.
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    (Original post by Namige)
    hideously overpriced products. They bring shame to the mac lineup.
    The Mac Pro is very well priced. Any workstation with similar specs is around the same price. Mine was £5000 and a similar HP WS was just over that at the time.
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    (Original post by alow)
    The Mac Pro is very well priced. Any workstation with similar specs is around the same price. Mine was £5000 and a similar HP WS was just over that at the time.
    no just no.
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    (Original post by Namige)
    no just no.
    Okay. Show me a workstation with similar specs (feel free to substitute the FirePros for Quadros) that is significantly cheaper.
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    (Original post by alow)
    Okay. Show me a workstation with similar specs (feel free to substitute the FirePros for Quadros) that is significantly cheaper.
    A workstation is just a fancy name for a gaming computer with a ridiculous price tag.

    Just please, stop trying to justify getting ripped off. You're doing yourself no favours.
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    (Original post by Namige)
    A workstation is just a fancy name for a gaming computer with a ridiculous price tag.

    Just please, stop trying to justify getting ripped off. You're doing yourself no favours.
    Wow. :facepalm:

    You obviously know nothing about computers. Bye.
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    (Original post by alow)
    Wow. :facepalm:

    You obviously know nothing about computers. Bye.
    Says the person that has a mac pro haha
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    (Original post by Namige)
    Says the person that has a mac pro haha
    Mac pros aren't bad, as long as you use it, you know, as a workstation.
    I wish you luck playing games on a proper workstation, with them horrible drivers, GPUs designed for completely different applications and all that.
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    (Original post by Namige)
    yes, the highly intuitive interface designed for tablets.
    I like how it works on laptops and desktops

    (Original post by SanjayGill)
    Go for a Chromebook 14.
    Incredibly fast to boot up. (5 Seconds max)
    No need to worry about viruses and anti-virus protection because its already built into the operating system.
    Battery life lasts me around 8 hours on full brightness.
    Quite light.
    And all files are saved to Google Drive so they will never be lost.
    I need it for more than it offers so not an option.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Mac pros aren't bad, as long as you use it, you know, as a workstation.
    I wish you luck playing games on a proper workstation, with them horrible drivers, GPUs designed for completely different applications and all that.
    They're not "bad". I never said they were. I said they were ridiculously overpriced for what they are.
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    (Original post by Namige)
    They're not "bad". I never said they were. I said they were ridiculously overpriced for what they are.
    Which is not gaming computers, when you enter into workstations things do get expensive, sure you can build a windows/linux rig for half the price that will benchmark the same, but workstations aren't for benchmarking, nor gaming, and running benchmarks and getting similar results doesn't necessarily make them comparable.
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    (Original post by Namige)
    They're not "bad". I never said they were. I said they were ridiculously overpriced for what they are.
    OK. Find me a new windows/linux laptop with an ssd 10 hour battery life and weighing 1.5kg for under £600. Not to mention the native terminal and rsync abilities which are nice but not essential.
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    (Original post by samba)
    OK. Find me a new windows/linux laptop with an ssd 10 hour battery life and weighing 1.5kg for under £600. Not to mention the native terminal and rsync abilities which are nice but not essential.
    here?
    OK, it is slightly heavier, and it does have a HDD rather than SSD, but also has plenty of cash left over for the SSD
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    here?
    OK, it is slightly heavier, and it does have a HDD rather than SSD, but also has plenty of cash left over for the SSD
    That is a very liberal definition of slightly :p: in that weight range I dunno if I could look past the Panasonic cf-53!
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    (Original post by samba)
    That is a very liberal definition of slightly :p: in that weight range I dunno if I could look past the Panasonic cf-53!
    After switching out to the SSD it should be a fair bit less than 50% heavier, and 150% of not much is still not much
 
 
 
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