10 posts • joined Saturday 27th June 2009 17:21 GMT
Re: Not a Pi rival, more a Mac-mini clone
@ Dave 126
Will this mean it can play the latest game from Nintendo, Super Mario Nation?
RE: consumers do feel powerless
Does your logic also apply to Safari?
Does any iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad/Mac user who has a copy of Safari opinion count?
I can't recall the last time anyone paid for IE or Safari, considering both are free downloads, and buying an OS doesn't constitute paying for the built in browser.
Vista isn't a lesser OS than XP in terms of features. The basic entry level version of Vista has less features than the full Professional version of XP. When comparing the equivalent versions of XP and Vista, Vista has more features.
Of course they look skinny from 60 miles away.
Re: Digitial Photoframe
You can get good Digital Photoframes with good resolution, I find 800 x 600 gives a good image. Problem is most of the cheap ones on the market have terrible resolution, probably due to the screens being originally designed for portable DVD players.
There are also wireless ones but that really drives the price up.
RE: Value = cost/length of use
Your 1 year old laptop runs XP like a dog? My 6 year old PC (self-built) runs it like a dream.
I find the things that really bring Windows machines to a crawl are services and processes installed by 3rd party software. Adobe and Apple software are particularly guilty of this eg: Adobe Speed Launcher, iTunes Helper, Quicktime Taskbar.
@ Joe Ragosta
"Apple has the highest customer satisfaction and reliability of ANY computer vendor in virtually every survey ever done. There's another one in eWeek today - The number of 'very dissatisfied' customers from HP and Dell was 3-4 times the number for Apple."
Having to support HP, Dell and Apple at work I've found Apple to be the least reliable out of the bunch. We deployed around a dozen Unibody MacBook Pros only four months ago and two have had their powerpack fail for no apparent reason (not frayed or kinked) another one has had the trackpad button jam on. Also we've had a few batteries on the previous model MacBook Pro swell up, according to our Apple service agent these are quite common problems that he deals with regularly. We also have had to replace the optical drive on dozens of G4 iBooks due to a design flaw that prevents the disc from ejecting, fortunately most have been under warranty but there should have really been a product recall, or a warranty extension like Microsoft has done for the XBox 360.
I had to call Dell for the first time ever the other day for a warranty repair, I was on the phone for less than 10 minutes in total, and they sent a technician out the very next day to fix the problem on-site. My experience with HP is also similar.
As for the reason why Apple top these surveys I think it's very much a case of the Emperor's new clothes.