PC x Mac

aYo Binitie ayobinitie at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 2 19:48:18 GMT 2008


'Say what you will about Dell, I can choose
exactly the hardware I want.'

True, True. (I cannot believe I'm actually speaking up for Dell)

On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 7:26 PM, Gustin Johnson <gustin at echostar.ca> wrote:

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> Karoliina Salminen wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Well, there was the discussion about laptops... "I use this and I swear
> on it".
> > Well, I have a gadget freak's solution: have them all. As a result, I
> > don't swear on any particular machine and the only ones of them I
> > really love of them are all Apple hardware. I don't really look for
> > the processing power only, but the complete product - I have plenty of
>
> Reliability and performance are the two more important aspects for me.
> The problem with purchasing Apple for me (beyond the emotional reaction
> to the company and it's relationship with Free and Libre Software), is
> that it is difficult to really zero in on the components used.  For
> example, simply stating that it is a 2.4 GHz Core2 Duo is not all that
> useful.  That statement says nothing about the FSB, cache, power
> consumption, or core revision.  If you look at the Intel product matrix
> you will find a couple of processors that run at 2.4 Ghz.  There are
> differences and I am someone who cares about those differences.  Apple
> simply does not offer me what I need.
>
> I understand that the majority of consumers do not care, but I do
> differentiate between a T series and a P series.  I also care about the
> FSB (at least until i7 based laptops hit the market). You also get no
> choice with respect to the various other components used (video, sound,
> wifi, bluetooth etc.).  Say what you will about Dell, I can choose
> exactly the hardware I want.
>
>
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