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Sir Pimpalot

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  1. Ya we would be mega ****ed if they were the cheapest

    I never said Apple in general was the cheapest. It's idiotic to compare a Mac Mini to a generic desktop computer with the same specs and go "ROFLMAO WHYS IT OVERPR1CED!?!?" because they're not in the same market. When it comes to computers, small is always more expensive and less powerful.

  2. Aren't you a little old to be on this forum?

    I don't see what that has to do with anything? This site probably wouldn't exist if it weren't for an old bastard like Jobs. :P

    As usual, Apple charged way too much for next to nothing. No Keyboard, no monitor, no mouse, barely any good specs, seriously. Sure it was compact, but with Apple's abilities to skim things down, they could've easily stuffed a lot more in there.
    Check out alternatives from ASUS, Dell, and the likes. Apple is the cheapest.
  3. Psystar, a company selling PC's pre-installed with OS X, is back and seemingly stronger than ever. They've got an improved site layout and even better deals on their hardware, as well as some new models and hardware options. They apparently took some legal notes and didn't use the same terms that they included with their old website that Apple quoted in their lawsuit.

    As for those who wish to know what happened became of their dispute with Apple Inc:

    In the Apple vs. Psystar case in the Northern District of California, both parties have agreed to Alternative Dispute Resolution

    (ADR). Which party asked for this cannot be known at this point, or even if they did. Sometimes a judge will strongly urge the parties to enter into voluntary ADR.

    An attorney, who is following the case and wishes to remain anonymous, told TMO on Thursday that he discovered that the ADR process has been initiated and both parties have agreed to it.

    "ADR is a private process whereby both parties can meet and work out a resolution in lieu of going to trial," he said. "Exactly why this has happened is not known at this point."

    Under ADR, the parties "(1) Meet in non-binding arbitration (essentially the arbitrator judges the parties' case by hearing their argument on the law and facts but has no authority to impose a settlement or adjudicate the matter); (2) Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) is where an expert has the parties submit their statement of the facts and the law and provides each of them with his evaluation of the merits of their case (this evaluation of the each party's case by a neutral expert facilitates settlement); and (3) Mediation is where the mediator get between the parties and simply tries to help the parties reach a negotiated settlement," he wrote.

    This process will still require several months, but the outcome could result in a negotiated settlement, the terms of which could also remain secret.

    Some notable recent events appear to relate to the case. Apple recently received a patent

    on the Mac OS X dock and President Bush recently signed into law a strengthened copyright bill that steepens penalties for intellectual property infringement. However, it's not possible to know, at this point, why the ADR was initiated, and the outcome, held private, may never be known to outsiders.

    Source.

  4. The models themselves are ok, but the content is not original. With the exception of the Apple speakers and tablet mac, you've simply taken already existing ideas and used your skills in 3D modeling to make the obvious come to life. If you want to get ahead in your field this is not a good way to go about it.

  5. Hyundais are absolute shit. Nothing rides like a Lexus :)

    So does Apple charge you more because they're trying to get more $$$$ because of their poor percentage of users?

    Well their iPods and iPhones are severely overpriced as well, albeit the fact that they own the MP3 player market and that the iPhone was like the top selling phone last year, so I'm guessing it's not because of market share.

    What population of the tech world uses Macs? Like 5% or something? How many use Winders?
    I think they're up to like 17% now, but I'm not sure.
  6. Perhaps more than Dell, but I doubt they buy in smaller volumes than HP, seeing as they're passing HP. It still doesn't account for a $300-$1,500 price difference, and if you can't accept that you're wrong. You don't even know who buys what, you're simply assuming based upon market rank.

    I will still consider your scenario however and ask this: Why can I get a maxed-out Lenovo Thinkpad with much higher specs than the base MacBook Pro and 3 years of accidental damage protection warranty for nearly $600 less? Lenovo holds a smaller market share than Apple, after all.

    Exactly and it doesn't do anything different than a Hundai
    I hate to break it to you, but there's quite a large performance gap between a typical Hyundai and a typical Lexus. They're not even close to being in the same class.
  7. @iTim: No they don't. Their Core2Duos, Intel GMA and Nvidia cards, etc are no more expensive than those used by other vendors. These companies do not go "Oh I think we'll make some really high quality shit just for Apple Inc and charge them out the ass for it lololololz!!!".

    The MacBook's glass and aluminum enclosures alone probably cost at least $120 to produce. Then you have to factor in the backlit keyboard, fancy touchpad, weight, and thinness, among other things.

    The MacBook Air is expensive because it is thin. Check out similar notebooks from Toshiba, Voodoo, and others and you'll see that the Air has the upper hand in both specs and pricing. The same goes for the iMac and Mac Mini.

    As for Apple's Pro lineup, however, there is simply no justification for its radical prices.

  8. Well, maybe -- we're not calling it official until Steve pulls the cloth off himself tomorrow morning . Still, there's no denying the similarities between this image and all those other case leaks we've seen, and the list of specs we've been given matches up as well -- that "metal and glass" enclosure now houses an NVIDIA GPU, but no FireWire 400, and video-out is apparently through a connector "more compact" than MicroDVI. We'll find out soon enough -- oh, and just to amp up expectations, Boy Genius says he's confirmed the existence of an $899 part number in Apple's retail systems. Counting down...

    Engadget

    The new MacBook Pro. Now with a gorgeous iMac-esque glass display, double Nvidia GPU's, and no buttons. What's better than this? Well, there's a base MacBook Pro rumored to start at just $899. We'll find out tomorrow. ;)

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  9. Yes it is faster but loaded with bugs I am using the Dev version

    Give some examples. I haven't experienced any, though I'm aware of one security flaw. (which I could care less about, since I'm not dumb enough to fall for phishing sites and whatnot)

  10. I first read this article last week and I can't vote on the question because it isn't specific enough.

    How much more specific can it possibly get?

    The school knew what they were doing and are obviously piggy backing off of the visual recognition of Apple's logo.

    Sorry, but this makes me rofl. lmao.gif

    Say you were driving down the street and just a caught a peripheral view of the school's logo then you most likely would look again because of your familiarity with the Apple logo.

    No I wouldn't, and even if I did it would not be enough to justify a lawsuit because when I saw it I would realize that it was not an Apple Store. By that logic McDonald's should be allowed to sue Burger King because somebody might see a burger joint in the corner of their eye and assume it's McDonald's, only to find out that it's actually Burger King.

    Most elementary schools I see have an apple logo somewhere close bye, but I don't rush inside expecting to buy a Macintosh. You act as though Goddy-boy Steve Jobs created the apple, because being apples are the only thing the two logos have in common.

    Also, what does the Apple directly have to do with their school...nothing. It's a tech school and they know who their target market is. There are probably lot's of non-tech companies and farms out there with logos with apples in them that are left alone.

    "Nothing"? They're a marketing school for Christ's sake. Apple Inc is not a school. The apple is a common icon for education and there's a line chart in the middle of it, as well as the school's acronym. Even so, the design of the apple itself is not similar to Apple Inc's apple. The shape is different and it has a color pattern, detail, and depth. Apple Inc's is black and flat.

    If I go out there and start a hamgurger joint called Murray's and use a big golden "M" do you think that's right?

    No I wouldn't, and your comparison is completely irrelevant to this. McDonald's is a burger joint that uses a golden M. VSBT is not a consumer electronics/software vendor and does not use a black apple with a bite taken out of it. Even if people DID somehow mistake it for an Apple Store it would not be harming Apple or helping VSBT.

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