+ Post New Thread
Page 13 of 15 FirstFirst ... 39101112131415 LastLast
Results 181 to 195 of 225
Mac Thread, Anyone buy Apple machines just for the build quality? in Technical; Yeah I still can't see a reason to make touch enabled laptops. Tablets for sure are great but there should ...
  1. #181

    ICTDirect_Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Ribchester
    Posts
    1,772
    Thank Post
    320
    Thanked 321 Times in 257 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    159
    Yeah I still can't see a reason to make touch enabled laptops. Tablets for sure are great but there should be distinction between devices. Having a device try to do too much will detract from its overall functionality.

    Plus I hate the idea of having to poke a screen when sat at my desk. It'll never be as comfortable as a keyboard/mouse unless the screen is built into the desk surface at such a angle that makes using it natural.

  2. #182

    Norphy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Harpenden
    Posts
    2,464
    Thank Post
    55
    Thanked 338 Times in 262 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    126
    I agree. Mac OS really isn't finger friendly, the window controls, buttons etc are smaller than they are on Windows boxes and they're too small to use comfortably on a touchscreen. Apple would have to adapt the OS to make it more suitable for touchscreens and eventually they'd just end up in the same mess that Microsoft are in at the moment, i.e. trying to shoehorn two interfaces into one OS and getting the worst of both worlds.

    No, it's better that they keep them separate. That way they can tailor the UX to how people are using the devices rather than trying to compromise between two completely incompatible interfaces.

  3. Thanks to Norphy from:

    ICTDirect_Dave (16th April 2014)

  4. #183

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,862
    Thank Post
    3,383
    Thanked 1,071 Times in 987 Posts
    Rep Power
    368
    What about this then

    http://www.modbook.com/modbookpro

  5. #184

    ICTDirect_Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Ribchester
    Posts
    1,772
    Thank Post
    320
    Thanked 321 Times in 257 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    159
    Ugh no!

    I get the idea, but the price is even more ridiculous than a stabdard mbp. Also it's a non-retina model with SATA3 SSDs,

    I'll stick with my iPad & mpb thanks.

  6. Thanks to ICTDirect_Dave from:

    mac_shinobi (16th April 2014)

  7. #185

    nephilim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Dunstable
    Posts
    12,184
    Thank Post
    1,651
    Thanked 1,977 Times in 1,447 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    444
    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    That is nuts for a tablet price! I get that its somewhat unique, but wow! I don't even think Apple would do this! lol

  8. #186

    Norphy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Harpenden
    Posts
    2,464
    Thank Post
    55
    Thanked 338 Times in 262 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    126
    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    It's a Macbook with a Wacom digitizer built in. It's meant to be driven by a stylus which is considerably more precise than your finger. My point still stands.

    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    That is nuts for a tablet price! I get that its somewhat unique, but wow! I don't even think Apple would do this! lol
    As expensive as this is, it's not entirely unreasonable considering that they have to buy the Macbook, disassemble it, throw half of it away, manufacture their own custom enclosure, re-assemble it and put in a digitiser. None of these things are cheap
    Last edited by Norphy; 16th April 2014 at 09:52 AM.

  9. #187

    nephilim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Dunstable
    Posts
    12,184
    Thank Post
    1,651
    Thanked 1,977 Times in 1,447 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    444
    Forever a Mac Fan -


  10. Thanks to nephilim from:

    VeryPC_Colin_M (16th April 2014)

  11. #188

    ICTDirect_Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Ribchester
    Posts
    1,772
    Thank Post
    320
    Thanked 321 Times in 257 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    159
    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Forever a Mac Fan -

    It's cute, but a bit old

  12. #189

    Norphy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Harpenden
    Posts
    2,464
    Thank Post
    55
    Thanked 338 Times in 262 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    126
    I don't want to do this but anyway...

    You can't legally run OS X on anything but a Mac and even if you run it illegally the experience can be... interesting... to say the least. Hackintoshes are rarely 100% stable.

    Xeon CPUs are expensive.
    Registered ECC RAM is expensive.

    OEMs ALWAYS gouge you for upgrades. HP do it. Dell do it. It's not behaviour exclusive to Apple.

    Who the hell buys a Mac Pro to game on?

    If I buy a workstation from Dell or HP, it'll be obsolete in a few years time as well and I won't be able to upgrade one of those any more easily that I could a Mac Pro.

    That whole thing looks like it's been written by a 14 year old gamer who is obsessed with nothing but price and can't look at any use case but his own.

  13. #190

    ICTDirect_Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Ribchester
    Posts
    1,772
    Thank Post
    320
    Thanked 321 Times in 257 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    159
    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    I don't want to do this but anyway...

    You can't legally run OS X on anything but a Mac and even if you run it illegally the experience can be... interesting... to say the least. Hackintoshes are rarely 100% stable.
    True & True



    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post

    If I buy a workstation from Dell or HP, it'll be obsolete in a few years time as well and I won't be able to upgrade one of those any more easily that I could a Mac Pro.
    Of course you could, you use me. I've got shedloads of workstation components

  14. #191

    Norphy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Harpenden
    Posts
    2,464
    Thank Post
    55
    Thanked 338 Times in 262 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    126
    So if I bought a Dell Precision workstation today and in five years time I wanted to swap out the motherboard put in the current generation of CPUs, I could do that?

    Not from what I've seen. In my experience they use proprietary form factor motherboards. Yes, I'd be able to upgrade the CPUs, RAM etc to whatever the motherboard supports but I could do that with a Mac Pro. However that wouldn't be much of an upgrade. I'd still have to buy a new workstation if I wanted a meaningful upgrade.

  15. #192

    ICTDirect_Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Ribchester
    Posts
    1,772
    Thank Post
    320
    Thanked 321 Times in 257 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    159
    the cases for the dells are pretty standard so yeah could could probably swap them out for a newer board, and I've got hundreds of dells to choose from Though I'm talking more about putting 56 series xeons in as upgrades for 55 series and such like. We do that all the time. and it's a significant upgrade if you're jumping from a 5520 to a 5650!

  16. #193

    Norphy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Harpenden
    Posts
    2,464
    Thank Post
    55
    Thanked 338 Times in 262 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    126
    Yes but you could do that with a Mac Pro as well, albeit it's a lot more fiddly as you have to delid the CPU.

  17. #194

    ICTDirect_Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Ribchester
    Posts
    1,772
    Thank Post
    320
    Thanked 321 Times in 257 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    159
    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    Yes but you could do that with a Mac Pro as well, albeit it's a lot more fiddly as you have to delid the CPU.
    True, we do ram and CPU kits for Mac Pros all the time but we're cheaper than Apple.

  18. Thanks to ICTDirect_Dave from:

    mac_shinobi (16th April 2014)

  19. #195

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,862
    Thank Post
    3,383
    Thanked 1,071 Times in 987 Posts
    Rep Power
    368
    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    Ugh no!

    I get the idea, but the price is even more ridiculous than a stabdard mbp. Also it's a non-retina model with SATA3 SSDs,

    I'll stick with my iPad & mpb thanks.
    Which is why I originally suggested a tablet with bluetooth peripherals ie keyboard etc

    I just posted that to show that it is possible ( if you have enough money ) and don't mind them taking apart the apple laptop to convert it into an MBP with the digitiser etc, it does state that it in-validates the apple warranty but they do cover you with there own one year warranty

    Yea I agree , easier to use a tablet

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Building Schools for the Future
    By Dos_Box in forum IT News
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11th July 2008, 01:08 PM
  2. ICT in Building Schools for the Future
    By Squashy in forum BSF
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 3rd July 2008, 01:02 PM
  3. Looking for the VLE SEF.. anyone?
    By steele_uk in forum Virtual Learning Platforms
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29th March 2008, 09:09 AM
  4. How to block GChat....Just for the students!
    By acrobson in forum General Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 13th June 2007, 02:10 PM
  5. Need to buy a Laser Printer for the staff room.
    By tosca925 in forum Hardware
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 10th October 2006, 05:15 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •