God's laptop

SYau

Ting Ting
You are selling the x220t already?
 
Agreed. Beautiful piece. Awful resolution and no dedicated graphics. I'm staying away. Upgrading to an SSD anyhow and Microsoft rocks :)

Any ideas anyone? Looking for a laptop in the $1,200 range. i5-i7, HD res, backlit keyboard, 3lbs or less,...
 
I was just looking at the MacBook Air. I'm considering getting it just so that I can actually own a Mac before I judge anymore. My one gripe: No dedicated graphics...

P.S. Was going to wipe OS and put on Windows
 
MRoss

If you are not too picky about weight, I think a Macbook Pro might serve you better - Dedicated graphics.

Regarding the Air, I guess the processor (sandybridge) with its own 384 DDR3 dedicated graphics might be useful (it would definitely be faster than the one you plug in separately). Besides, a SSD will make up quite a lot for delays related to hard disk.

The 13-inch one boots up in 15 secs. ;)
 

alain

Older and Wiser
I was just looking at the MacBook Air. I'm considering getting it just so that I can actually own a Mac before I judge anymore. My one gripe: No dedicated graphics...

why do you need dedicated graphics? Just wondering.
 
Most of my laptop work will be for work/programming. However I do play one online game a few hours each week. Not sure if the intel 3000 will be enough: Battleforge.
 

alain

Older and Wiser
Most of my laptop work will be for work/programming. However I do play one online game a few hours each week. Not sure if the intel 3000 will be enough: Battleforge.

ah... Ok. That will change in the future.
 

Yike Lu

Finder of biased coins.
I was just looking at the MacBook Air. I'm considering getting it just so that I can actually own a Mac before I judge anymore. My one gripe: No dedicated graphics...

P.S. Was going to wipe OS and put on Windows
When all you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail
 
I said a few hours. About 1/2 a night while eating supper. Forgive me. I study for the other 14 hours.
 
Hmmm. "Sweet deal" use to mean "very good deal". Apparently now it means "less of a rip-off then before"...
 
Not looking for God's laptop but I'm going to order the base retina MBP for my design work. Here offers a sweat deal for students (no sale tax, free shipping).
http://www.macmall.com/n/Mac-Back-To-School/macCustomPages-5793

Hi Andy,

I was checking MBP with retina a week ago and was very disappointed by stability of the system. Namely, open terminal -> type top (aka unix task manager) -> try to view photos or browse not heavy websites-> watch to top in the terminal. You will see what these apps using 40-60% of CPU regardless of the actual application usage. And the screen is not that great in comparing to my lenovo w510 FHD.
 
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