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48683082 No.48683082 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe] [rbt]

Bought a 2015 macbook air 13" for $800 strictly for school, Engineering Specifically

-Fast as fuck for everything except gaymen
-SSD
-Holds value
-Socially accepted to use in Public
-Have both windows and OSX installed, windows is on a virtual machine and runs perfectly together using both at the same time
-Equivalent PC in price range has same specs

Why not /g/ ?

>> No.48683164

>>48683082
>-Fast as fuck for everything except gaymen
>-SSD
Anything with a dual core Pentium and a SSD would be equally fast
>-Holds value
Are you yuropoor?
>-Socially accepted to use in Public fast.
Hidding your insecurities on a laptop wont last forever, remember that.
>-Have both windows and OSX installed, windows is on a virtual machine and runs perfectly together using both at the same time
Why not bootcamp? VM Performance is atrocious.
>-Equivalent PC in price range has same specs
Asus Zenbook cost less and have double ram.

>> No.48683182

>>48683082
>Why not /g/ ?
everyone with half a brain has already left for OSX. windows laptops are total shit compared to Mac hardware.

>> No.48683199
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48683199

>>48683082
Becuase this exists.
You wont find it on the Dell website so its goign to be found on ebay like all the other decent computers.

>> No.48683228

>>48683182
Yes. Because buying a laptop in 2015 that has a 2yr+ old CPU for double the price of a modern laptop that performs 12x better is a smart decision.

>> No.48683229
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48683229

>>48683164
>Anything with a dual core Pentium and a SSD would be equally fast
apple has the best SSDs in the game

>Asus Zenbook cost less and have double ram.
Zenbook is a shitty chink plastic rip off of the air

>> No.48683234

>>48683199

You're embarassing yourself

>> No.48683249
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48683249

>tfw business student

VAIO Pro 13 + Surface Pro 3

10/10

Why did you get a Macbook Air.. The screen is stuck in 2010, and you get no processing power..

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48683253

>>48683182
>Everyone with half a brain has already lef for OSX
I actually believe that the people with half a brain ruined hOmoSeX, also the autists ruined the iPad.

>> No.48683256

"Socially accepted to use in Public"

Who gives a fuck what other people think of your laptop? Most people don't give a fuck what laptop other people use.

>> No.48683277
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48683277

>>48683234
It isn't my fault I don't spend 1,000 dollars on a peice of Alluminarty.

>> No.48683283

>>48683164
>Asus Zenbook cost less and have double ram.
Don't forget more than one port.

>> No.48683301

>>48683283
youre thinking of the wrong computer wincuck

the air has plenty of ports

>> No.48683304

>>48683283
Wrong laptop

>> No.48683317

>>48683229
>Zenbook is a shitty chink plastic rip off of the air
Don't forget that whack ass processor

>> No.48683323
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48683323

>>48683301
Does it have a HDMI port?
>tfw need to buy a 50.00 dollared adapter.

>> No.48683329

>>48683082
> bought a macbook
hmmm pretty nic..
> air
VOMIT.JPEG

> Have both windows and OS X installed
good.
> Windows in on a virtual machine
TOP KEK

you dun goofed OP, if anyone on this board comes to buy a MacBook, it's a retina one. You just got a disgusting ultrabook with a shitty display.

> 2015
> Using a TN panel
> Not even full HD

>> No.48683343

>>48683323
except it HAS a full size hdmi on the left side?

>> No.48683347

>>48683229
>apple has the best SSDs in the game
I give you that, they finally surpased my old 2012 Acer V5 SSD speed and performance just now.

>> No.48683348

>>48683329
Can you define TN panel for a newba/g/?

>> No.48683356

>>48683229
>apple has the best SSDs in the game

Probably made by Samsung like everything else in Apple products.

>> No.48683384
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48683384

>>48683343
You also get a decent keyboard. Something that not a lot of comptuers have now a days.

>> No.48683389

>>48683348
shitty view angles, crappy colors etc

>> No.48683392
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48683392

>>48683347
Whoops, forgot image.

>> No.48683398

>>48683384
Macbook airs scissor switches are better though

>> No.48683403

>>48683082
>Socially accepted to use in Public
kill yourself, weak minded faggot

>> No.48683408

>>48683277

I miss being 14 :(

>> No.48683418

>>48683384
The Mac keyboard layout is simpler, and does literally everything a full size keyboard does, you just need to learn some handy shortcuts.

>> No.48683429

>>48683356
doubt it

>> No.48683440
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48683440

>>48683082
>>48683082
Replace your shit tier Macbook iPad Air for a new updated 12-inch Macbook. It feels like shit on your hands but it look good so goyim shall buy!

>> No.48683442

going to college in the fall, my school has a good deal on the xps 13. anyone have experience using that for classes?

>> No.48683451

>>48683164
>VM Performance is atrocious
lmao

>> No.48683454

>>48683164
>>48683329
OP Here
I run Parallels(Name of app) with an ultralight version of windows 7. It works flawlessly, I'm amazed how fast it is. I run solidworks in windows very smoothly while using osx for web and music.

>> No.48683471

>>48683329
The text rendering on this TN Panel is better than an IPS monitor, 1440x900 surprisingly doesn't bother me when I have two 1080p ips screens on my PC

>> No.48683479
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48683479

>>48683418
How thick is the keys though? Does it have a clicky feel like a mechanical keyboard or does it have a tablet attachment feels.
>>48683398
>Macbook Air Keyboards
>Good
Consider the Thinkpad (in photot)

>> No.48683492

>>48683479
Thinkpads are never, ever going to catch on.
The sooner you tards realize that the better.

>> No.48683506

>>48683451
Yeah because you need to split the ram between 2 os at the same time.
>>48683454
>Ultralight version of windows 7
It can run faster you moron, you're splitting your ram in 2 and the cpu/IO performance doesn't match the one as if it were running natively.

>> No.48683511

>>48683082

-Fask as fuck
Just.. no.

-SSD
Yup, fair. Like every other ultrabook though.

-Holds value
This one is also legit.

-Socially accepted to use in public
What did your past laptops look like? Any modern ultrabook looks fine in public.

-Have both windows and OS X installed
If you need OS X sure, I guess.

-Equivalent PC in price range has same specs.
You're dreaming. Maybe the same ghz rating on the processor, but you're getting a much more modern architecture, and on to my next critisism..

That macbook air has a shite < 1080p TN panel straight out of 2005. It's a sad excuse for a screen, especially from Apple that toutes nice screens on literally every other device they sell that has a screen.

Dell XPS 13, HP Folio, Asus Zenbook etc. are all a way better buy IMO assuming you don't NEED OS X. If you do.. well tough luck.. but I would have sprung for the Macbook retina. It's barely thicker, a bit more expensive, but is an all-round better laptop.

>> No.48683516

>>48683479
it definitely clicks and makes a clicky sound.

not sure about the new 12 inch macbook though.

>> No.48683527
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48683527

>>48683506
>>TFW Running Bootcamp on 4GB Macbook Non-Retina 2011

Not a problem running Win 7 on it. I just partitioned 60/40 for Windows cause OS X looks like shit on non-retina without >1200x800 Resolution

>> No.48683529

>air
>2013

I saw a 2014 rMBP for 1200€, you chose the wrong laptop.

>> No.48683534
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48683534

>>48683442
Newer comptuers are absolute shit. You're better off buying a computer that is less than 800 USD Used ThinkPad or Latitude.
>tfw this computers quality is worth 1,000 dollars today.

>> No.48683547

>>48683534
nevermind. >>48683492

>> No.48683554

>>48683492
As a "cool" consumer notebook? Probably.

But tons of businesses use Thinkpads. Every time we have outside businesses come into the place I work, they almost always bring Thinkpads.

>> No.48683604

>>48683429
Ill say it as many times as it takes to tell you all, apple only designs their shit.
Absolutely nothing by them is built by them, almost every part inside is samsung, or intel.
All of your phones are even assembled in the same factory, or atleast used to

>> No.48683607

>>48683534

rMBP & Elitebooks > your deprecated meme garbage

>> No.48683629

Why do appleshills use

>hurrdurr resalevalue

as an argument in favor of macbooks, but then proceeds to call everyone else a poorfag for not owning a macbook?

>> No.48683668
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48683668

>>48683607
I feels bad for those who have never saw the golden age of computers.
Dem keyboards were so comfortable and thick and also it had a good feel to it. Unlike the decent computers costing 9000 USDeez nuts.

>> No.48683735

>>48683511
>Just.. no.
just yes

>Yup, fair. Like every other ultrabook though.
Apple puts the best SSDs in their laptops, nothing compares

>Dell XPS 13, HP Folio, Asus Zenbook
shitty chink rip offs

>> No.48683738
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48683738

>>48683629
Apple Computers usually cost around 1,000 dollars. The people over there are too autistic to lower the price to weeb level.
Oh well, you buy pretty decent computers for 420 dollars.

>> No.48683765

>>48683082
>Socially accepted to use in Public
Lmao herd mentality much?

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48683773

>>48683735
The only reason apple computers are so expensive in the modern day is...
>1. Autism
>2. Jews
3. SSD Drives.
But le goyim buys for le l00ks

>> No.48683811
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48683811

every time i come to /g/ some retard spouts shit about how thinkpads are good

we get it, it translates well your non-conformity, your unpleasant looks and lack of style.

give it a fucking rest. nobody but 50-yo office workers think that shit is attractive, and then again they only do because someone once told them they're good.

grow the fuck up. there are many better notebooks than thinkpads.

>> No.48683838

>>48683773
youre embarrassing

I own one because Im a graphic designer, but there are plenty of reasons to own a mac

in all honesty I think the thinkpad carbon x1 looks nicer

tip for next time - if you want to convince people youre not a summerfag, try to keep it to one meme per post maximum

>> No.48683846
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48683846

>>48683811
Theres nothing wrong with having a formal looking computer that has a very thick computer.

>> No.48683873
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48683873

>>48683838
>I own one because Im a graphic designer

>> No.48683874

>>48683811
It is all a matter of taste. I personally like the style, and X series is best at covering all my needs with no exception.

>> No.48683880
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48683880

>>48683811
This guy, he get's it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yecFTeMVSlo

>> No.48683893

>>48683838
>Apple user
>Utilizing your computer
Pick One.

>> No.48683946

>>48683893
>>This pleb

It's called fucking bootcamp you stupid fucking Linuxloser/Windowanker

>> No.48683977

So, break it to me, /g/.

I, essentially, want a macbook pro. But I hate apple, so I don't want a macbook.

What is the best knockoff or a laptop of a similar class?
I need: 16GB RAM, 13-15 screen, latest generation intel i7 CPU, 256-512 GB SSD, aluminum body, long battery life.
Immediately disqualified: discrete GPU, optical drives.

>> No.48684016

>>48683977
Razer motherfucker

or go Clunky if you have an Alienware fetish

Hell my fucking opthalmogist uses Alienware, I cringed at the sight of that rainbow Dell 17, but god damn does Dell make GOAT screens and monitors.


Honestly, if your a Graphics designer just get a top-notch monitor instead of trying to buy it cause of the label like this abomination >>48683838

>> No.48684028

>>48684016
Gay mink laptops immediately go to trash because discrete GPU.

>> No.48684041

>>48684016
No, no, I'm a c# dev.
I want it to have powerful cpu, plenty of ram, ssd, and be-very-pretty.

>> No.48684047

>>48683977
basically youre a faggot who wont buy a good product because youre too immature to get over the brand

>> No.48684063

>>48683977
get a macbook and tell yourself it's not a macbook.

>> No.48684068

>>48684016
>let me tell you what you should use for your profession and why you bought the computer that you use
shut the fuck up you insufferable cunt

>> No.48684071

>>48684047
Well, yeah, they offended me a lot in the past, buying from them would be stepping on my pride.

>> No.48684085

>>48684063
It's what I don't want to do.

>> No.48684223
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48684223

>bought a macbook pro 2015 today
>install ubuntu
>ubuntu has shit touchpad drivers (no right click or two finger scroll)
>Fn key doesn't even work

>> No.48684255
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48684255

>>48684223
There's always.....


PLAN B

>> No.48684285

i love my mac and fags hate on me because they are poor hahahah

>> No.48684476

>>48683977
Anything else?

>> No.48684504

>>48684476
>>48683977

thinkpads are well-built and nice, there's gotta be a model that will fit your req's
the bodies aren't fully aluminum but they're still built well

>> No.48684615
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48684615

Why does everyone hate the X1 Carbon? I've seen it get good reviews everywhere, and if you get one off ebay, it's a pretty good price. I don't get why /g/ hates it so much, other than it's not "muh traditional thinkpad" and the fact that it doesn't have a perfect keyboard.

>> No.48684624

>>48683392
What Ssd s you got anon? I got a couple of Intel x-25v a couple of years ago on raid 0 and I'm getting around 650mbps. What are yours?

>> No.48684805

>>48684615
>4GB / 8GB DDR3L-12800 1600 MHz
Not a lot of RAM, I see.

>> No.48684905

>>48683082
You had to install windows because you are incompetent. You should have just bought a Android tablet, you're that stupid.

>> No.48685164

>>48683082
good luck running solidworks on a piece of shit iGPU

>> No.48687215

Best buy currently has rMBPs for $1049 with student discount, you fucked up.

>> No.48687296

>>48683228
>Imblying superior software and a walled garden won't force your users to love you.

stfu. Processor speed hasn't mattered to the end consumer (except gaymers) since 2007.

>> No.48687518

planning to buy the 2011-2012 macbook air 13" with i5, 4GB and 128GB SSD

does this thing still fly and keep decent battery life under yosemite/el capitain?

>> No.48687734

>>48683256
Exactly. People judge you based on your appearance and how you act (how nice you are, etc.)

>> No.48687763

>>48683164
As someone who doesn't like MacBooks, the performance of Windows 8 with VMWare Fusion is incredibly impressive.

>> No.48687806

>>48683492
Never going to catch on with the average consumer? Absolutely
Never going to catch on with businesses? Fuck off.

>> No.48687829
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>>48683811
>nobody but 50-yo office workers think that shit is attractive
When did people who shill ThinkPads mainly talk about how great they look?

>> No.48687873

>Engineering
>Mac

you fucked up hardcore dumbass.

>> No.48687880

>>48683398
The Macbook air's keyboard is only better than the Macbook's, which is the worst keyboard ever made IMO.
>>48683418
It's not about the layout, that's fine. The switches themselves are horribad.

>> No.48687915

>>48683440

Why didn't they just put two USB ports on it?

>> No.48687931

>>48687915
Motherboard size, thinness, less room for layered battery. I'm not saying these are good excuses.

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48687940

>>48684255
>Razer blade isn't available in EU

>> No.48687953

>>48683811
Only kids see "non-conformity" as something bad.

Only kids buy technology based on "style".

Only kids put more value in marketing and peer pressure than actual reasoning why something is good from people who know what they're on about.

So no, *you* grow the fuck up, kid.

>> No.48688344

Is the Lenovo T450s a good laptop to buy? I haven't looked for a new laptop in ages.

>> No.48688355

>>48683182
Wtf gtfo of /g/

>> No.48688465

Been thinking about this a while and think I'm siding with the macbook side of things (MacBook Pro of course, I'm not an idiot going for an out of date air or anything).

But having got one for a weeks trial, it is very slick, fully integrated with hardware and software combined. Sure the CPU is a bit older, but that doesn't matter when the best is being extracted from it with the software working in tune with it.

My windows PCs are 5 year old CPUs and I still have no reason to try and overclock it. So CPU speed isn't a thing that being held back.

>> No.48688529

>socially accepted
>a laptop

The fuck. How judgemental are you Burgerclaps?

>> No.48688919

1 Buy MacBook
2 Post thread on /g/ about MacBook
3 GOTO 2

>> No.48688947

>>48688529

they are the most vacuous people on the planet. Go figure.

>> No.48688953

>>48688529
if someone is using a laptop near you and it's not a macbook you can tell that they're poor

>> No.48689070

>>48683082
my main concerns with mac actually are only 3 at the moment:
- apple don't give a fuck about security holes and rarely patch them
- 1 usb port only... seriously?
- mac upgrades are exponentially more hardware demanding,since you can't updade anything, if you buy a machine today you need to pump up every spec just to be sure your mac will be of some use after a couple of os x upgrades

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>>48688953
>saw some old dude the park
>looked pretty smart, rich
>pulls out some disgusting windows laptop
Lmao at him being that old and still being too poor to buy a glorious Apple pc
Pic related, looks just like him

>> No.48689152

>>48683082
>-Socially accepted to use in Public

Christ. I prefer Macs because they're pretty (among many other reasons) but what a fucking dumb, weird thing to say

>> No.48689177

>>48683199
>Dell Latitude e6430s

What's so special about it? Looks barely better than any other shit tier plastic affair to me.

If we're talking eBay he should simply get the latest Macbook he can afford off of eBay.

>> No.48689218

>>48683323

One minute you're talking about getting a laptop off eBay, then suddenly when we're talking about an HDMI adapter, it HAS to be brand new and HAS to come from apple.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_10?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=mini+displayport+to+hdmi&sprefix=mini+displayport+to+hdmi%2Caps%2C166

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48689385

Almost bought the Air a year ago when I stumbled on a superior machine, Vaio Pro 11

Because it has lots of better features, namely
Far better screen, 1080p IPS
NFC port so I can just tap to transfer tabs from Clover and Chrome from phone
15 hours battery life
Made of carbon fiber so it doesn't fucking bend or scratch
And best of all, all models of this has a proper SD card, where it slots in all the way through so I can carry it anywhere inside bags without worry. Meanwhile MBs port still has the card jut out half way through. What the fuck ?

>> No.48689455

>>48687953

>Only kids buy technology based on "style".

Technology purchases should be looked at holistically, and looks are all part of the package. If a laptop looks good, its likely to function well too, and this doesn't just apply to MacBooks.

Good laptops are likely to be well made, so will look quality. They're likely to have a nice looking, big, smooth trackpad, a smaller bezel, a nice keyboard with no pointless extra shit like a numpad etc

>> No.48689463

>>48684071

Just lol

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>>48689133
>saw some old dude the park
>looked pretty dead
>pulls out some disgusting iPhone
Pic related, looks just like him

>> No.48689474

because /g/ is too poor for a mac
fox and the grapes really

>> No.48689478

>>48683082
do it OP. MBA is super comfy

>> No.48690097

>>48683199
I own a Dell, bought it with Ubuntu built in. Changed the OS for debian. Dell drivers are shit or non existent. Technical support gives me .exe files.

Wish I bought a mac...

>> No.48690234

>>48689455
Das Keyboard looks good, and it turned to shit as of the past few years.

Razer keyboards look good with all their fancy lighting, and they are total shit.

The steelseries apex series also looks good.
And I can personally tell you how shit those are.

>> No.48690262

>>48683199
we sell these
they suck ass but we have to maek them sound good

they get damaged fucking fast.

>> No.48690317

why do people think macbooks look good? it's just a generic minimalist aluminum appliance. I bet you also think IKEA furniture looks good.

>> No.48690349

>>48690317
but ikea does look pretty nice tbh

>> No.48690366

>engineering
>socially accepting macbooks
We go to very different schools then.
A laptop is a tool and if you give extra for it because it looks pretty then you will be laughed at.
It is not as bad as a gamer laptop but still pretty bad.
Most people get the same thing out of linux just because it doesn't have slow animations linux doesn't make the system less user friendly.
If run windows in a VM then get something with a lot of ram and lot of cores.

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2011 MBP running Win10 & Redhat 7 in VM
All very responsive
(As responsive as Win10 can be anyway)
No issues and this thing has been dropped pn pavement at least twice. I have PC laptops but
this my go to, BSD based Unix with a pretty face
on rock solid hw even if it's an i5.

>> No.48690913

>>48689455
Such a consumer

>> No.48690931

>>48690913
So you would buy a laptop that was $100 cheaper if it had a giant MLP logo on the lid and palmrests?

>> No.48691204

>>48690931
No, but MLP has quite a different stigma than regular non-apple laptops.

I don't think that anybody, other than mlp-faggots would buy that. You can make the same analogy for swastikas, the israeli flag, or anything that has some kind of negative stigma to it.

Non-apple computers don't have a politically incorrect set of ideas or something else which will attract scorn from the larger part of the population attached to them. They're just regular computers.

>> No.48691337

>>48690792
Specs?

>> No.48691339

>>48683182
>le 100x reposted macbook shill post meme
killureself :^)

>> No.48691411

Tempted to buy:
13" rMBP base model (128/8) for £859 + JetDrive Lite 330 (128GB) for £64

JetDrive for music and such, don't really want my music on the fastest drive possible.

Tempted to buy the 1030 model with 256GB of storage, but I'd still buy the JetDrive for my music.

>> No.48691472

>>48683082
>>48683082
>socially accepted to use in public

kill yourself you insecure piece of shit.

>> No.48691492

>>48684805
It's not like you need a shit ton of RAM to do most tasks. I mean, I wouldn't buy it for heavy gaming, but for light games, programming, basic photo editing, and various normie tasks, I think it seems like a great machine.

I'm going to take the distinct lack of other responses as /g/ saying that it hates the X1 Carbon, but doesn't have any legitimate reasons. This is about what I expected.

>> No.48691528

>>48691492
>soldered ram
>muh retina placebo that wastes battery life
>muh thinness
>no vga port
>no ethernet port
>no sd card slot
>no cd drive
Literally a black macbook.

>> No.48691573

>>48683418
>You just have to learn some handy shortcuts

I shouldn't have to relearn shortcuts to simply use a computer.

>> No.48691697

>>48683082
You made the absolutely worst choice you could make. You should drop out now and save the money because you're going to need it when you are working at Starbucks. Maybe you should just switch to women's studies.

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48691882

>>48691337
Non-soldered RAM, bought w/4gb saw it could support 16gb (unofficially) everymacdotcom so
bought 2 8gb for $100 in 2011 and done.

>> No.48691918

>>48691882
Was gonna say to support that many VMs you're either choking them or have RAM to spare.

What software for VMs?

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>>48683082
>Socially accepted to use in Public
You're embarrassing yourself by giving a shit

>> No.48691938

>>48683082

It's a good laptop

rMBP 13" is still king though

>> No.48691983

>>48691918
I have a bunch of VMs on the system just brought up two to make the point. I think I gave Win10 8gb.
But even so I glanced and had 5gb inactive in ram.
OSX (10.7 anyway) usually runs in under 1gb of ram. I use VMware Fusion & Parallels.

>> No.48692015

>>48691411
do it, i'd be doing the same thing if I didn't already have a non-retina MBP with 1 TB of SSD storage.

>> No.48692024

>>48692015
>non-retina
What's the point lol

>> No.48692088

>>48691983
Ah, I think if I went for the 13" rMBP I'd stream any AutoDesk applications or, hue, games if I actually wanted to play any. Can't think of much Windows-only software I'd need.

>> No.48692103

>>48691983
why 10.7?
10.9 is laggy in some way, but what's wrong with 10.8?

>> No.48692138

>>48683082
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834315016&cm_re=acer_e5-_-34-315-016-_-Product

>> No.48692152

>>48692103
Saw no compelling reason to change and sometimes it makes things break. Besides I've found it wise to have a wait and see attitude, especially with apple.

>> No.48692162

If a MacBook Air fits your needs, great. It does not fit mine.

>> No.48692165

>>48692152
The change to Metal is going to be fun. Apparently it doesn't handle transparency stacking very well yet.

>> No.48692221

>>48692165
Jobs was a shit, but he had a visionary touch that
has left a gaping hole in Apple. Stock price & media
mania aside. They're coasting on his fumes.

>> No.48692243

>>48692221
But Anon, I refused to own an Apple product while Steve was alive. Now I'm thinking about buying another Apple product.

He was evil.

>> No.48692304

>>48692243
I wouldn't refuse to buy a piece of tech based on
a person. It's what I think is "better" at the time.
I wouldn't buy an apple watch. Bought I bought several iphone 6+(s). All companies operate in their own interest, as do I. Some are just smarter about it.

>> No.48692337

>>48692304
I would've done the same stuff he did, were I in his shoes; I'd exploit the Chinese, bitch out subordinates etc. - I'd be quite awful. But that doesn't mean I'm going to knowingly support him. It's better, for me at least, to show distaste to his action.

>> No.48692348

>>48683082
>Macbook
>Engineers
I thought you mathtards were smarter than this.

>> No.48692368

>>48683082
>there are people with degrees who embrace the life of «socially accepted» things

I have no faith in humanity.

>> No.48692392

>>48683082
>le working on 3d models
>suddenly .5 fps model rotate takes 30 seconds

ayylmao welcome to the Apple thermal theater!

>> No.48692405

>>48683082


-Fast as fuck for everything except gaymen
-SSD

Everything in this price range is fast when you get it and has an SSD.

-Holds value

Unless you plan on selling it this has no point. If you plan on selling it you know you bought the wrong laptop

-Socially accepted to use in Public

LOL U WOT M8!? Oh my nigga wtf!? Is this something casuals actually consider when buying a laptop!? How can a laptop not be socially acceptable!? Your not even in business? Your appearance doesnt matter to your success? Wtf i honestly dont understand...

-Have both windows and OSX installed, windows is on a virtual machine and runs perfectly together using both at the same time

Another thing that is basic in this price range

-Equivalent PC in price range has same specs

Not it doesnt, idk where your looking for your pcs but an equivalent pc in this prince range has double its specs. anyone will tell you that its obvious

Why not /g/ ?

LOL It must be your first time here

>> No.48692432

>>48692348
>>48692368
>implying that people in advanced degree fields aren't swayed by popular opinion

I've known more blond sluts in STEM fields that were dumb as bricks, followed social trends, and still managed to get 4.0 averages after slogging through Mech/EE.

Shit's never as simple as "geeks" and "normies".

>> No.48692437

>>48692392
Did an Apple employee touch you as a child or something?

>> No.48692459

>>48692337
But then you wouldn't buy anything. Do you think the others don't do the same? They just decided to bloody the nose of the most convenient big target.

Who is the pristine example? Gates, Ellison, Dell?
Business is by it's nature opportunistic, or you fail.

>> No.48692513

>>48692459
It's just about playing a social desirability game. As the obvious target by media etc., I can say I avoided their products on that ground. It's an illusion of morals. Like I said in his shoes I'd have done the same kind of shit, but you can't very well say that kind of thing, people get edgy around you if you do.

See what I'm saying? I used it for social acceptability.

>> No.48692526

>>48683811
Hahahah why are you on /g/ you filthy casual.
Im 20 and i walk into my office into the IT dept dressed better than the damn lawyer dept and open up my T60. Come talk about style with me bitch

>> No.48692527

>>48692138
anyone have this is it good?

>> No.48692555

>>48683838
>Graphic Designer
>Mac

hahahaha now thats embarrassing
fucking RIP

>> No.48692556

>>48692437
Being molested by Apple employees is reserved strictly for its customers with their premium buyers remorse insurance.

>> No.48692579

>>48692556
But >>48692392 makes it sounds like you've bought one... Oh... I see... Thank you for the warning. I'm sorry to hear about your tragic loss of innocence.

>> No.48692594

>>48684047
>16GB Ram requirement
>recommends apple

yay /g/

>> No.48692607

>>48692579
When you complain of thermal slowdowns they proceed to tell you that you are holding it wrong and blocking the keyboard intake while gently inserting their index finger into your anus.

>> No.48692626

>>48689466
LOL I laughed so hard, fucking kekk

>> No.48692637

>>48692607
So they start to block your outtake while lecturing you on your intake, how brutal.

>> No.48692652

>>48691882
1333mhz, rest in piece

>> No.48692733

>>48692652
It was 2011...

>> No.48693183

>>48691528
>soldered ram
this I understand
>muh retina
the carbon, as I understand it, has pretty decent battery life, and retina literally just means more ppi
>muh thinness
yeah, I need that for carrying it around a lot
>no vga
vga is deprecated
>no ethernet port
this I get. there is a dongle, but I would rather have a dedicated port. still, it's not really a deal breaker, since most people don't use ethernet on a laptop much
>no sd card slot
most people don't need sd cards often, and when you do, you can get a flash card reader for not much money
>no cd drive
cds/dvds are deprecated. if you really need to read them, get a usb dvd drive.

>> No.48694579

>>48683511
This. Almost bought one on a whim the other day, but the screen is <1080p. I don't understand this.

Considering a small Pro, but I wanted an Air for portability.

>> No.48694628

>>48694579
Dell XPS, Vaio Pro, Asus UX etc

>> No.48694692

>>48694628
No, I want something with OS X on. Only OS I haven't really dabbled in.

Just to clarify here, I already own a couple of desktops and several laptops. Looking at a ThinkPad, a PoS Advent and a retrofitted 2006 MacBook right now.

>> No.48694726

>>48692607
this guy right here. you buy apple, probably have right now one, and still you insult others for having one.

you're a role model to /g/

>> No.48694733

>>48694692
And the RPis, but I'm only using one of them at the moment.

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