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    (Original post by G8D)
    Will the Intel graphics in the 11/13" MBA run Minecraft well?
    I have intel 3000HD graphics in my Dell laptop (which is 3 years old now) and it runs minecraft alright but I have to turn the render distance down and it gets damn annoying when it rains cos it doesn't do will with lots of particles on the screen so if I was paying £800 for one then I wouldn't recommend it
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    I take back everything I said about the Virgin Media router a couple of weeks ago. It's crap.

    Also, I really need a new computer, this one is dying :sad:
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    I'm stuck between going for a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air for university. My current laptop is too big and heavy to carry around and Gofre's postings about MacBooks are swaying me.

    They seem so overpriced but attractive.
    I've had an MBP 13" (sent back due to a dead pixel and ended up waiting for the new Airs) and now own a 2011 MBA 13" so I can offer you a review of both:

    MBP:
    Pros: Optical drive, more ports and slightly faster CPU.
    Cons: The screen is much more glossy than the Air. Roughly 50% heavier (4.5lbs). Lower screen resolution.

    MBA:
    Pros: Weight (2.9lbs), sharper screen, very quick solid state hard drive.
    Cons: Slightly less battery life- seem to be getting about 30 mins less out of it compared to the MBP. You're still looking at a good 6 hours at sub-50% brightness, even more without WiFi.

    Overall I'm glad I bought the Air, it's definitely the better choice considering I'll be taking it everywhere at uni.

    Any other questions about them feel free to ask
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    I take back everything I said about the Virgin Media router a couple of weeks ago. It's crap.

    Also, I really need a new computer, this one is dying :sad:
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    Hai guise!!!

    I hope I haven't gone insane here, but is this the Apple society now? :P

    In an unrelated note, Dell's U2711 and U2311 are on their last runs. The products replacing them are lower resolutions.

    P.S. Hotel WiFi is shocking.
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    (Original post by Flibbles)
    I've had an MBP 13" (sent back due to a dead pixel and ended up waiting for the new Airs) and now own a 2011 MBA 13" so I can offer you a review of both:

    MBP:
    Pros: Optical drive, more ports and slightly faster CPU.
    Cons: The screen is much more glossy than the Air. Roughly 50% heavier (4.5lbs). Lower screen resolution.

    MBA:
    Pros: Weight (2.9lbs), sharper screen, very quick solid state hard drive.
    Cons: Slightly less battery life- seem to be getting about 30 mins less out of it compared to the MBP. You're still looking at a good 6 hours at sub-50% brightness, even more without WiFi.

    Overall I'm glad I bought the Air, it's definitely the better choice considering I'll be taking it everywhere at uni.

    Any other questions about them feel free to ask
    Thanks for the info. This is hard. I might have to look into alternatives so I'm not completely wasting money paying for something that I don't fully need. :holmes:

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    I take a break for a little while and this happens?!

    Snap out of it, man. :lolwut:
    Without your constant Anti-Apple presence, it's so very easy to fall into temptation. :sad:
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    (Original post by Tathrim)
    I hope I haven't gone insane here, but is this the Apple society now? :P
    :pierre:
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    (Original post by Tathrim)
    Hai guise!!!

    I hope I haven't gone insane here, but is this the Apple society now? :P

    In an unrelated note, Dell's U2711 and U2311 are on their last runs. The products replacing them are lower resolutions.

    P.S. Hotel WiFi is shocking.
    Didn't you get the memo? :erm:
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    (Original post by Tathrim)
    Hai guise!!!

    I hope I haven't gone insane here, but is this the Apple society now? :P

    In an unrelated note, Dell's U2711 and U2311 are on their last runs. The products replacing them are lower resolutions.

    P.S. Hotel WiFi is shocking.
    :eek: link?
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    Okay, need some opinions.

    What would you do? Upgrade from 3.1GHz to 3.4GHz, or from 4GB RAM to 8GB, assuming it costs the same to do so?
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    Okay, need some opinions.

    What would you do? Upgrade from 3.1GHz to 3.4GHz, or from 4GB RAM to 8GB, assuming it costs the same to do so?
    GHz isn't really a great indication of how good a CPU is. What are the CPU models?
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    (Original post by Chrosson)
    GHz isn't really a great indication of how good a CPU is. What are the CPU models?
    3.1GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
    3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7

    Do you need more than that?
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    3.1GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
    3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7

    Do you need more than that?
    Yeah, processor model number? Then we can compare like cores, cache size, die size, TDP...
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Yeah, processor model number? Then we can compare like cores, cache size, die size, TDP...
    Whatever the new iMacs have

    Sorry Vlad...
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    So basically the far right of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMac_%2...9#Unibody_iMac
    i.e. i5 2400 and i7 2600

    But thinking about it I (for my use case) would go for the RAM doubling regardless of processor, merely because I run VMs and a lot of other programs at the same time - 4GB is just not enough.
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    Whatever the new iMacs have

    Sorry Vlad...
    Lol, the upgrade from 4GB to 8GB RAM is £160, should cost like £40 more at max. The **** are they playing at.

    How can a 1TB to 2TB cost another £120, thats ridiculous, 1TB HDD is £45 where 2TB is about £60.

    Can't help you if Apple think Tech Specs are as vanilla as that.
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Lol, the upgrade from 4GB to 8GB RAM is £160, should cost like £40 more at max. The **** are they playing at.

    How can a 1TB to 2TB cost another £120, thats ridiculous, 1TB HDD is £45 where 2TB is about £60.

    Can't help you if Apple think Tech Specs are as vanilla as that.
    Just answer the question tbh If you had to go for one or the other..
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    (Original post by Chrosson)
    So basically the far right of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMac_%28Intel-based%29#Unibody_iMac
    i.e. i5 2400 and i7 2600

    But thinking about it I (for my use case) would go for the RAM doubling regardless of processor, merely because I run VMs and a lot of other programs at the same time - 4GB is just not enough.
    Hmm okay :holmes: I've hardly ever used 4GB before so I don't know.
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    Just answer the question tbh If you had to go for one or the other..
    I'd go for i5 and 4GB RAM
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    I'd go for i5 and 4GB RAM
    You're so confusing, but thanks :yy:
 
 
 
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