Originally Posted by drizek
i mentioned that it wasnt widescreen, but the screen size is still the same. the apple is 1.1" wider, and the asus is 1.1" deeper, and a tiny bit thicker towards the back. overall though, i would say they are close enough to have the "same" dimensions. the z70Va is 15.4" and quite a bit cheaper, but it is also a bit heavier/thicker than the powerbook. i personally would never pick a v6va over a z70va, but thats just me.
i don't think that u had argued the following but others have and i wanted to address it. it seems interesting that people don't seem to think that .16 inches or whatever doesn't matter. from a user standpoint it probably doesn't matter that much, except for ppl who really want the cutting edge. the fact is however, at an engineering level, meauring increments of millimeters and less are used to design and construct the computer at hand. it DOES matter and every square and cubed inch are taken into consideration. essentially, whether it's apple or not, the more u push the limits of getting as much as u can into a system the more $ it requires for R&D. to say that there is no difference between a system that is 1.0" vs. 1.1 or 1.2 (etc) would be a lie. for those of us in the US the measure of inches is comfortable, we are used to it and even so most companies use units of 10 to describe a unit of measure typically indciated by unite of 4ths, 8ths, 16ths, etc. from a metric standpoint however simply converting to mm, means u r dealing w/ 22 units to = one inch. basically, i'll reiterate... 1/10 of an inch is not an insubstantial measure in the engineering world. as an example, 2/10 is actually just shy of a quarter inch. when u convert the numbers to what we are used to, at least to me, the differences become more substantial. now if for instance a notebook was only 1mm thicker than another, the engineering differences are less substantial. is the horse dead yet?