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The next big thing is from Apple, right?

Bilbo
11-25-2011, 07:52 PM
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GOAT = Fed
11-25-2011, 07:52 PM
The next big banana thing is here.

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Pirata.
11-26-2011, 04:31 AM
Apple tards are hilarious. I have an iPhone and I love it, but I'm amazed by people who had just bought the 4G and then immediately went out to buy the 4Gs, when, after the iO5s upgrade, the only difference was the Siri program.

No reason to buy new versions of phones every six months when the old one works perfectly fine.

Topspindoctor
11-26-2011, 05:09 AM
I refuse to buy any Apple product. My phone is Samsung Galaxy S2 as advised by my Korean friend. Never had any problem with it, it's a great phone. Apple sucks.

fast_clay
11-26-2011, 06:51 AM
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Mae
11-26-2011, 11:45 AM
It will be interesting to see what Apple does in the future without Steve Jobs?

Certinfy
11-26-2011, 12:45 PM
Great advert.

Just can't get over how big both the SGS2 and Nexus Galaxy are and for that reason I will get the 4S.

Bilbo
11-26-2011, 06:29 PM
Great advert.

Just can't get over how big both the SGS2 and Nexus Galaxy are and for that reason I will get the 4S.

The next iPhone5 will also have a big display. For me the display of the 4S would be too small. Samsung has found a good size for the display of their smartphones. It's not too big and not too small. Having said that, the Galaxy S2 is outperforming the 4S in nearly everything.

Certinfy
11-26-2011, 06:52 PM
The next iPhone5 will also have a big display. For me the display of the 4S would be too small. Samsung has found a good size for the display of their smartphones. It's not too big and not too small. Having said that, the Galaxy S2 is outperforming the 4S in nearly everything.
Well it depends on who you are, personally I really wanted to get a SGS2 and want to get a GN now but I just couldn't stand carrying those around all the time.

Doesn't help that both the SGS2 and GN feel cheap in the hand as well, not major but for the price you pay you would expect it to feel premium.

Bilbo
11-26-2011, 07:05 PM
Well it depends on who you are, personally I really wanted to get a SGS2 and want to get a GN now but I just couldn't stand carrying those around all the time.

You'll get used to it. The display size is getting standard soon.

Doesn't help that both the SGS2 and GN feel cheap in the hand as well, not major but for the price you pay you would expect it to feel premium.

They don't feel cheap at all. The Galaxy S2 is more resistant than the 4S when both fall to the ground.

Android and bada (both used by Samsung) are the only two operating systems gaining market share at the moment. Even more, Samsung has overtaken Apple concering worldwide smartphone sellings in the last few months.

Certinfy
11-26-2011, 09:03 PM
Well I'll get used to it next year :lol:

Not saying the build quality is bad because it feels nice but I just don't like the plastic at all. Also had a play around with a GN yesterday and I really thought that didn't feel nice at all.

That's another thing, i'm just not sure with Android though to be fair. Any reason it is superior to iOS or WP7?

shiaben
11-26-2011, 09:21 PM
I miss the good old days where people would buy things on the basis of functionality. Now we have a bunch of goobers who purchase iPhones and whatnot to either show off or pay ridiculous amounts of cash for the "extra" trivial features.

buddyholly
11-26-2011, 09:41 PM
I just unpacked and plugged in my new Mac. Hallelujah.

PC's are junk in comparison to the look and speed.

Mae
11-27-2011, 12:34 AM
I just unpacked and plugged in my new Mac. Hallelujah.

PC's are junk in comparison to the look and speed.

Aren't they great? I have one also. I must admit it took me a while to get used to it after a PC, but now I love it :D

emotion
11-27-2011, 12:57 AM
Apple products are incredible, but getting a new phone every 6 months is insane.

Seingeist
11-27-2011, 02:30 AM
PC's are junk in comparison to the look and speed.

No. ;)

The most recent PC that I put together for myself is slicker than any Mac I've ever seen, trust me.

Arkulari
11-27-2011, 04:53 AM
I just unpacked and plugged in my new Mac. Hallelujah.

PC's are junk in comparison to the look and speed.

Depends on the model you get, I have a customized Lenovo mobile workstation and it eats the hearts out of any Mac I've seen, even the most advanced MacBook Pro model ;)

Mae
11-27-2011, 05:21 AM
Apple products are incredible, but getting a new phone every 6 months is insane.

I definitely agree with that!

Bilbo
11-27-2011, 09:00 AM
I just unpacked and plugged in my new Mac. Hallelujah.

PC's are junk in comparison to the look and speed.

That's why PCs always hold the speed records and are more frequent used as servers.

buddyholly
11-27-2011, 12:12 PM
No. ;)

The most recent PC that I put together for myself is slicker than any Mac I've ever seen, trust me.

So why aren't you the next Steve Jobs?

Time Violation
11-27-2011, 12:18 PM
I miss the good old days where people would buy things on the basis of functionality. Now we have a bunch of goobers who purchase iPhones and whatnot to either show off or pay ridiculous amounts of cash for the "extra" trivial features.

Yup, I have a $200 worth Nokia E63, and even that is an overkill, I don't use half of the functions :)

buddyholly
11-27-2011, 12:19 PM
That's why PCs always hold the speed records and are more frequent used as servers.

I'm only interested in web browsing and email. My immediate impression is that the Mac will serve me better.
Whether it eventually overloads itself and slows down is something to be determined in the future.

Watch out left wing Commie morons. I will double my post rate.

Har-Tru
11-27-2011, 12:23 PM
From own experience: I was an enthusiastic Macbook user for the first two years of my owning a Mac. After that it started slowing down gradually, to the point where now, 3 1/2 years after purchasing it, I can't watch youtube videos without them lagging every 30 seconds or so.

Seriously considering going back to Windows.

Certinfy
11-27-2011, 01:03 PM
I've personally never seen the big deal for Macs. Personally I have a 2010 MacBook which I got given due to a project I'm working on and I hardly ever touch it to be fair. Maybe it's just personal preference but my Windows laptop does everything I need it to do perfectly so I don't see why I would even ever consider moving completely to a Mac.

jmjhb
11-27-2011, 04:20 PM
It depends whether you want to look smug in Starbucks or not.

Seingeist
11-27-2011, 08:15 PM
So why aren't you the next Steve Jobs?

I think that I lack that special "cult leader" kind of quality. ;)

More seriously, by "putting together" a slicker PC, I mean only hand-selecting all of the components (e.g. motherboard, video card, processor, drives, case, etc.) and assembling them. So long as these components are of sufficient power and quality, the result will be a machine more impressive than a Mac (in my estimation) or any other store-bought computer, for that matter.

While a delightful hobby, the above process requires infinitely less knowledge, talent, vision, and finesse than creating an international empire would.

Mae
11-27-2011, 08:40 PM
Well anything that is personally set up like what you are posting about should be better than something that is mass produced.

Seingeist
11-27-2011, 09:03 PM
Well anything that is personally set up like what you are posting about should be better than something that is mass produced.

For the most part, that's exactly right (if we can assume that the builder knows what he's doing). One cannot similarly "build" a Mac (under normal circumstances), and it is actually a violation of the OS X EULA to run the operating system on anything but Apple hardware.

Of course, it is more than possible to buy underpowered, low-quality components and assemble a PC that is worse than most of those sold in stores, but that would almost entirely defeat the purpose of building your own.

Time Violation
11-27-2011, 09:04 PM
One more thing that US people usually don't know (or forget), is that Macs are ridiculously expensive outside US. I can't say for sure for each country, but for example here in Serbia, I can get almost two Dell or Toshiba laptops (if not two, then like 1.6 for sure) for the price of one Mac. And if we compare desktops, things get even more ridiculous.

Seingeist
11-27-2011, 09:08 PM
One more thing that US people usually don't know (or forget), is that Macs are ridiculously expensive outside US. I can't say for sure for each country, but for example here in Serbia, I can get almost two Dell or Toshiba laptops (if not two, then like 1.6 for sure) for the price of one Mac. And if we compare desktops, things get even more ridiculous.

Actually, Macs are also ridiculously expensive inside the US. ;)

In fact, your buying-power ratio of PC laptops to Macbooks may be a bit conservative, depending on the models in question.

Mae
11-27-2011, 09:18 PM
For the most part, that's exactly right (if we can assume that the builder knows what he's doing). One cannot similarly "build" a Mac (under normal circumstances), and it is actually a violation of the OS X EULA to run the operating system on anything but Apple hardware.

Of course, it is more than possible to buy underpowered, low-quality components and assemble a PC that is worse than most of those sold in stores, but that would almost entirely defeat the purpose of building your own.

I assume you know what you are doing :)

Actually, Macs are also ridiculously expensive inside the US. ;)

In fact, your buying-power ratio of PC laptops to Macbooks may be a bit conservative, depending on the models in question.

And this is so very true!

Time Violation
11-27-2011, 09:21 PM
Well, perhaps people in US can afford it, so they don't care much about few hundred bucks here or there :)

star
11-27-2011, 09:29 PM
From own experience: I was an enthusiastic Macbook user for the first two years of my owning a Mac. After that it started slowing down gradually, to the point where now, 3 1/2 years after purchasing it, I can't watch youtube videos without them lagging every 30 seconds or so.

Seriously considering going back to Windows.

I donít get that. Iím typing right now on a macbook that is 3 1/2 years old and is doing great. I did have a hard drive breakdown, but with Apple Care, I got it replaced for no cost.

Of course, I want a new one, but this one is working fine.

Actually, I think Apple Care is one of the reasons, I love my macs so much. :lol:

Iím not crazy about the iPad though. Iím looking to get either the new Nook or a Kindle Fire. I havenít decided which yet. I saw the new Nook yesterday, and it was really nice.

Vida
11-27-2011, 10:11 PM
I have two oldish nokia's. works perfectly.

Vida
11-27-2011, 10:26 PM
but you know what is good? this:

http://www.archos.com/

its like ipad, only with android, and 3 times as cheap. Id buy that if Id need anything of the sort. much better I think, than an expensive phones with which you still cant do much more than chat.

star
11-27-2011, 10:45 PM
but you know what is good? this:

http://www.archos.com/

its like ipad, only with android, and 3 times as cheap. Id buy that if Id need anything of the sort. much better I think, than an expensive phones with which you still cant do much more than chat.

I dunno. I use my iPhone all the time when I travel esp. Itís not just entertainment, but also useful in finding things quickly in a strange place.

Vida
11-27-2011, 10:48 PM
I dunno. I use my iPhone all the time when I travel esp. Itís not just entertainment, but also useful in finding things quickly in a strange place.

ok, for that. but reading, browsing, complex typing, multitasking of some sort... just tough doing it on a small screen :shrug:

tennisfan856
11-27-2011, 10:58 PM
Well, perhaps people in US can afford it, so they don't care much about few hundred bucks here or there :)

we can afford it until the credit card bill comes.

Honestly, Mac is way overpriced and over-rated for the performance you are getting. Unfortunately, building/upgrading a laptop isn't as easy as building that mancave of a desktop station. Once tablets go down to 250-300 bucks, I think they will be a more popular option than laptops.

Seingeist
11-28-2011, 12:39 AM
Unfortunately, building/upgrading a laptop isn't as easy as building that mancave of a desktop station.

Indeed not, but decent laptops now are more affordable than ever. The "casual" internet user (i.e. the vast majority of the laptop-buying populace) can do perfectly well for under $400. Those with slightly more demanding needs can get very good laptops in the $500-700 range. Everything above that tends to be for the gamer or media-intensive user.

In any case, the "mancave" desktop station is a truly wonderful and reliable thing and it shouldn't go anywhere. :)

star
11-28-2011, 01:47 AM
ok, for that. but reading, browsing, complex typing, multitasking of some sort... just tough doing it on a small screen :shrug:

Yes, you are right. I donítí really like doing that on a tablet either. I prefer my laptop for any serious typing or internet browsing.

Mae
11-28-2011, 07:03 AM
Indeed not, but decent laptops now are more affordable than ever. The "casual" internet user (i.e. the vast majority of the laptop-buying populace) can do perfectly well for under $400. Those with slightly more demanding needs can get very good laptops in the $500-700 range. Everything above that tends to be for the gamer or media-intensive user.

In any case, the "mancave" desktop station is a truly wonderful and reliable thing and it shouldn't go anywhere. :)

Who started that word "mancave"? I even hear it on TV all the time now! I'm sure your own designed desktop station won't be going anywhere ;)

buddyholly
11-28-2011, 01:46 PM
Who started that word "mancave"? I even hear it on TV all the time now! I'm sure your own designed desktop station won't be going anywhere ;)

Probably the same idiot that started to use ''iconic'' for everything in the world that is familiar to more than two people.

Pirata.
11-28-2011, 07:00 PM
I'm only interested in web browsing and email. My immediate impression is that the Mac will serve me better.

You should get a Chromebook, they are geared especially toward this and cost significantly less.

Pirata.
11-28-2011, 07:04 PM
Iím looking to get either the new Nook or a Kindle Fire.

Get the Nook :)

I have the Nook color, I've had a great experience with mine, and the barnes&noble store is very easy to use, you can buy books directly from your Nook, or buy them online and download the file and manually put it on the nook. You can also buy books from other sites and put them on your nook. Kindle also doesn't support the .epub format, which is what most ebooks are formatted in.

Nook doesn't support .mobi but you can use Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/) to convert it to .epub The Nook is a dream.

star
11-28-2011, 07:37 PM
Who started that word "mancave"? I even hear it on TV all the time now! I'm sure your own designed desktop station won't be going anywhere ;)

Hate that word. Hate the concept. So stupid. I particularly hate to hear a man with a wife and children use it in an approving way. :fiery:

So stupid.

Get the Nook :)

I have the Nook color, I've had a great experience with mine, and the barnes&noble store is very easy to use, you can buy books directly from your Nook, or buy them online and download the file and manually put it on the nook. You can also buy books from other sites and put them on your nook. Kindle also doesn't support the .epub format, which is what most ebooks are formatted in.

Nook doesn't support .mobi but you can use Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/) to convert it to .epub The Nook is a dream.

:hug: :hug: Thanks, sweetie!

I do have the Nook Color. But I donít know how to but non- B&N things on the nook. Well, Iím going strong on the haterade today, but I hate the name ďnookĒ Annoying name for sure. Anyway, back to topic. I like the N/C. Sometimes it freezes up on me. Iím not sure why. I probably would never have gotten it, but someone (nice person) gave it to me as a gift and Iím using it more than I thought.

tennisfan856
11-28-2011, 10:10 PM
You guys are too touchy on the mancave part lol.

After a long day at work, I don't mind firing up the speakers, turning on boardwalk empire and relaxing in the "cave." I put on a facade for my employees the least i can do is be comfortable posting on mtf in my boxers.

As for married guys, it seems like an absolute must imo. The wife will drag you through dancing with the stars and desperate housewives, and you better have an obsessive hobby to keep your wits together.

Mae
11-28-2011, 11:43 PM
Probably the same idiot that started to use ''iconic'' for everything in the world that is familiar to more than two people.

Good one :lol:

Mae
11-29-2011, 12:35 AM
You guys are too touchy on the mancave part lol.

After a long day at work, I don't mind firing up the speakers, turning on boardwalk empire and relaxing in the "cave." I put on a facade for my employees the least i can do is be comfortable posting on mtf in my boxers.

As for married guys, it seems like an absolute must imo. The wife will drag you through dancing with the stars and desperate housewives, and you better have an obsessive hobby to keep your wits together.

Oh I didn't mean I minded the word I just wondered where it came from? It seems like one minute I never heard of it and the next minute it is being used every where :shrug:

star
11-29-2011, 03:33 AM
You guys are too touchy on the mancave part lol.

After a long day at work, I don't mind firing up the speakers, turning on boardwalk empire and relaxing in the "cave." I put on a facade for my employees the least i can do is be comfortable posting on mtf in my boxers.

As for married guys, it seems like an absolute must imo. The wife will drag you through dancing with the stars and desperate housewives, and you better have an obsessive hobby to keep your wits together.

:hug: :hug: Canít wait til youíre married with a couple of toddlers. Thereís a lot of work to do and little time to watch tv especially if both parents are working full time jobs as most are.

wee
11-29-2011, 08:20 AM
What do you mean, exactly?

Certinfy
12-17-2011, 07:03 PM
I should have both of them on Tuesday. The Galaxy Nexus didn't turn out to be the phone I expected in a way so decided for an SGS2 and iPhone 4S both in White.

From what I've played around with the SGS2 it's really good. Just waiting for my 4S to arrive to compare them.

arm
12-17-2011, 07:11 PM
I have that phone, SGS2, and I am totally :inlove: with it. And guess what? It has already fallen 3 times and it's still in one piece, no scratches. :lol:

One downside about it: the battery. :spit: