Originally Posted by JFriedman86
I honestly can't justify taking something this valuable, which I bought 9 months ago, then ditching it for better technology in an ever-evolving market.
But hey, that's a college student talking.
The reason why i can accept this but my dad can't? Because i know technology is evolving, that each new thing i buy, has features and capabilities that the old didn't. To my dad, he can't see this, the TVs that comes out today are the same TV that he bought 5 years ago, except they're usually bigger. He doesn't understand things like 720p or 1080i, and how they can be better. Or if he does, he thinks it's a gimmick.
I know the iXPS2 i just placed on order will be better at playing games than my Acer Ferrari... but if i was to show my dad the 2 side by side playing the same games, he probably wouldn't be able to see the difference... or certainly nothing to justify buying a new laptop.
Here's an MSNBC article on why Japan and Korea has cell phone technologies that are only fantasies to us: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7032033/
It's because they can spend $500 on a cellphone, and in a year, spend another $500 on a cellphone with a few nifty features. To them, buying a cellphone that can play live statellite television is a good enough technological advance that they'll be willing to buy a new cellphone for... to most of us, it's not, because to us it's only a 'gimmick'... just as my dad thinks HDTV is a gimmick (but i love).