Laptops fit into backpacks.
Ultrabooks fit into your european man-purse.
Here's why the X server leaves fonts so tiny: at least on my laptop, it sees and logs correct dimensions and resolution, and then throws them away and pulls dimensions out of its ass to make 96 dpi. It's a feature!
The thing is that Apple hardware is usually competitive (1) only when a new model comes out. Since the prices never drop throughout the lifetime of the devices (2), what happens is that after 6 months you're buying hardware whose value has halved (3) but the price remains the same.
Originally Posted by dfacto
(1) if you buy the base model only, because the upgrades prices are ridiculous
(2) can take up to year, or more, for a refresh
(3) because the components used are cheaper and the competition is already producing equivalent models for less
Interesting info, thanks.
Originally Posted by popper
I think (hope) higher pixel density screens will become more common in the near term. This basically because Apple just broke the rules set by the Taiwan LCD cartel. Seeing that better screens can be offered I expect the market will really punish computer makers who keep trying to sell "hi definition" 1366x768 crap, and that will force the hand of the LCD makers.
I have a Lenovo w500, 15.6" screen. It is a solid machine. It has a 1920x1200 LCD backed by switchable graphics. Using it's high power CPU and it's dedicated graphics controller it can subsample, re-render and re-texture the OpenGL output of your MB faster than your MB can produce new output for my w500 to chew up. It chews up and swallows workloads that your effete MB fears to bring near it's prim little mouth.
Originally Posted by uid313
My arms and shoulders and trunk and hips and legs are muscular unlike your jelly-like body.
My w500 is black, and black is beautiful.
My w500 means business, your jellybook means "I don't really do anything with this machine, I just pose with it".
I DON'T CARRY A COMPUTER AROUND WITH ME UNLESS I INTEND TO MAKE USE OF IT!
If computers were female your MB would admit nothing more than the tip of my little finger and it would wail in distress like a JAV kawaii starlet while doing so.
Originally Posted by hoohoo
My w500 however...