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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dell Designs Weaker, Heavier, Slower MacBook Air

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Laptops" @ 02:00 PM

http://i.gizmodo.com/5205524/dell-a...kyline=true&s=i

"The Adamo is a bit of a strange beast. It's not as feathery as the Lenovo X301 or the MacBook Air, and even with that extra pound of heft, it's (overall) not as powerful as the MacBook Air—a computer that's incidentally cheaper than the Adamo in its base configuration. The Adamo has a few fantastic features: Integrated 3G, eSATA, and a butt that just won't quit. And its aluminum body, especially in black, simply looks sharp. Just don't dare buy this computer until Dell comes to their senses and realizes that $2000+ is absurd for a 4-pound laptop with no graphics muscle. Show some restraint and wait for the sequel. If it's anything like the Batman franchise, there will be many."

It always amazes me how everyone jumps on Apple for their design choices, then someone comes along and imitates them, poorly, and the imitator gets a pass. The Adamo was supposed to be "the answer" to the MacBook Air. Instead, it's a heavier, slower, graphically inept, external optical drive having (the same thing the Air was knocked for), unremovable internal battery having (another thing the Air was knocked for) weakling that costs more and weighs more.

Gizmodo didn't seem particularly enamored with it, and frankly they aren't exactly a bunch of Apple parrots over there. This is squarely targeted at the "anything but Apple" crowd and that's about it.

Tags: hardware, dell, fail, adamo

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Jason Snell Hates the 24" LED Cinema Display

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 11:00 AM

http://cultofmac.com/24-cinema-disp...dence-vote/8102

"Apple’s new 24″ LED Cinema Display suffers the fatal flaw of “ridiculous, terrible glare,” according to Jason Snell, editor of Macworld, who informed his Twitter followers Monday he’s putting his monitor back in the box and returning it to Macworld Labs. Snell has spent his professional career as a writer covering Apple and, despite the presumed objectivity of his position as the editor of one of the larger, more recognizable mainstream media brands associated with the Cupertino computer maker, likely wouldn’t give up on such a major piece of Apple hardware unless he felt it was poorly executed."

I'm not commenting on this. I still think that the criticisms of the glossies are way overreaching, but I figured I'd post this just to prove that I don't only post stuff I agree with. Incidentally, I have seen the 24" Cinema Display at the Apple Store, where the glare is pretty unbearable on all of the glossy displays, and the Cinema Display is no better or worse than any of them. Then again, I've heard since I got my MBP that I would hate the glare on that one, too, and I find it completely tolerable.

I'm Vincent Ferrari, and I like glossy displays.


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