Originally Posted by Wooster
Yes, it was. He simply refuses to accept that a weaker GPU is a strike against the Macbook. Whether or not a hypothetical buyer requires a good GPU is nothing but a straw-man arguement.
Not true, Wooster, and, being a MB owner, neither do I.
Originally Posted by Kakaze
I will not admit that the Macbook is a slower/weaker system because it uses the same bloody processors as any other computer out there now and integrated graphics doesn't make it weak unless you need dedicated graphics. Nor will I admit that the MacBook Pro is slower/weaker because it also uses the same processors as any other computer out there and there are still many computers being sold with the same video solution. I do admit that you can get other computers for cheaper, some of which are better suited towards 3d work—gaming and visualisation—but the MacBooks and MacBook Pros are damn good computers for their target markets.
What he did NOT say, was that for most of us (ok, read: me
), the fact is that we've had outstanding service, and great relief in knowing that our machines are solid and reliable. On the rare occasions that something in it needs to be repaired or to be replaced, Apple has been superb in taking care of us. Not to say that Asus or any other company has problems with service, but in my own experience, Apple's service has been worth whatever small premium I may have paid for my Macs (yes, I know that what may seem like a small amount to me may not seem to be so for other folks, especially abf). As people so often say: you get what you pay for. For me, that means a nice-looking machine, reliabliity, enough
power and great CS - an excellent ownership experience. If the above aren't reasons enough for some folks to buy Macs, then I'd say they're lucky there are so many other builders of laptops from which to choose.