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News Apple to create budget Macs?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 1 May 2009.

  1. Matticus

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    @andyDel, can't be bothered to quote as this page will become massive and unreadable.

    iMovie isn't all that. Anyone who is serious about it will use finalcut as you said. Just like moviemaker on windows is plop, and if you really wanted to do some serious editing you would use avid.

    As for your multitouch being an extra feature, it isn't a mac only thing. my eee has it for example. I am not a mac hater as such. I just really don't see how they are anything special.

    My mate who has a mac always shows me something his mac can do and thinks I will be impressed, I always show him that my distro of linux (whatever system I am on, opensuse, ubuntu, mint) can do the exact same thing and didn't cost me an arm and a leg to do it.

    I have nothing against macs, I dislike the way apple try to make all their products proprietary(sp? on a machine without spell check) and get away with it. Apples business practice as of late leaves a sour taste in the mouth. Having said that, if a macbook cost basically the same as a similar specced windows or linux based system and looked better I would probably buy it. As it stands I do not think they look better and you pay a hell of a lot more than you would for a windows or linux based system.

    Not to keep harking back to your car analogy, but even if you do say an escort and passat have similar specs, the reliability between the 2 is going to be massive, and I know you are going to say that your mac system is more reliable that my windows or linux based one, but the fact of the matter is that it really isn't.

    My final point, I don't consider sony to be a comparable system maker, their systems are always over priced. I believe this is for the same reason as apple products are.

    To summarise, macs are too expensive for what they are no matter how you look at it.
     
  2. AndyDEL

    AndyDEL New Member

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    I didn't say iMovie was all that.. Maybe you should of quoted to make sure your responses were clear and in response to something actually on the thread... What i did say was it was partly a reason for buying into mac products.. It's easy to use, quick to whack together a few videos from my camera and produce a half decent video. Windows has Movie Maker, which compared, is dire.

    Think you'll find the MultiTouch on your eee is limited to certain applications... Not to mention the fact when they first brought it out it was useless. Having to update to fix the problems. I've used an eee and if you're trying compare the trackpad on a macbook to an eee, you're really living in dream land. It's like saying a HTC WM phone touch screen as good / responsive as an iPhone, which it blatantly isn't.

    As far as reliability goes, you can yap on all you like that Windows is just as reliable as OSX. The public perception of that is there for a reason, some of it may be waffle but the great majority exists for a good reason.
     
  3. Valdisnei

    Valdisnei Can i haz a dremelz!?

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    I think Apple will enter in netbook's market soon...
     
  4. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    ^Well, that, or as a price-point competitor to the Vaio P.

    Apple just does not DO low-priced stuff.
     
  5. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    @andydel

    I hope you are making a comparison between the european ford focus, and not the north american one. If it's the n. american one, you're practically comparing a Kia to a 3-series.
     
  6. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    Apple and low price stuff?

    Whats next? Ferrari Twingo?
     
  7. AndyDEL

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    Under my name is says "Location: United Kingdom" - So what do you think :p
     
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    If apple make a netbook, it will be ****, can you actually see them giving up their life long history of being overpriced to the absolute max? Have you ever taken apart a G4? They dont come apart they fall apart. And then the white polycarbonate ones you can still buy have a tendancy to split where you rest your hands to type.

    I wouldnt touch it with a barge pole...
     
  10. Saivert

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    lol. why are there even Mac lovers here? This is a PC hardware news/reviews site. There are no Mac stuff here.

    My comments:
    * The notion that all Apple design is good design. Laughable. Of course clean blank aluminum sheets are the sex! I mean. They basically didn't design anything. It's just the raw materials you see after some bending and punching.
    I'm not saying the all black typical PC laptops look much better, but I've seen some pretty imaginative design on the PC platform. Apple is just more of the same.

    * Notions that Macs are full featured and much better engineered than anything else. Eh yeah right. Screams fanboyism all the way.

    Apple sure made a name for themselves. Great work!
    We should just all shut down our businesses and join them. Why even bother anymore.
     
  11. Pieface

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    People can like both Macs and PC's ironically enough. You don't choose one slice and stick to it, heck I have a macbook for School (And Uni come september) and a PC for gaming.
     
  12. Digitalize-

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    Maybe because i Realise the Superiority of OS X and Apple Laptops, love the design, the after support and the fact that For Design, its what the Industry uses. Whilst also enjoying building and tweaking my own self built machine, and playing PC Games...?

    Prickkkk. :hehe:

    Anyway, i sure hope Apple don't start making cheaper machines, they will start cutting corners, and will lower the build quality. Im all for adding more features for the current price though :p
     
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    Yes I do, and the current low end MacBook is a great machine at $999 (I think, Uk here) and I don't see what's wrong with that, it's affordable for what it does, and the average consumer won't reach it's limits. Cheaper macs are availabe via refurb (essentially a brown box version, they are like new, and sometimes are new) and rebates and deals. How much lower does the price have to go?

    Also, I would love to see the mythical xMac, but it will never happen.
     
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