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#1 68k

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 01:41

I thought this was a pretty cool comparison to have come from Lenovo (reminiscent of the "Hi, I'm a Mac" "and I'm a PC" days, and more recently, the Samsung and Microsoft ads)...

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Sources:
http://shop.lenovo.c...72&esrc=DACSHIP
http://winsupersite....x1-carbon-touch

But still, only two USB ports... :(


#2 HoochieMamma

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 02:09

How come these laptops still have the nipple? I mean touchpads are sooooooooo much better in every sense of the word, I just find it weird how they still have them here and there.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 02:15

How come these laptops still have the nipple? I mean touchpads are sooooooooo much better in every sense of the word, I just find it weird how they still have them here and there.


If it feels wrong to finger the nipple, you can always just avoid it.

With the touch screen bundled in there, these things have plenty of input methods for getting around.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 02:24

nice i hope doesn't get sue happy here

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 02:34

How come these laptops still have the nipple? I mean touchpads are sooooooooo much better in every sense of the word, I just find it weird how they still have them here and there.


Simple, choice. That looks like a nice laptop and I hate to say it, but the MacBook Air looks far more elegant and the Lenovo looks abit rough. Not to mention the MacBook will still kill it in sales despite being "inferior" due to people being more interested in having a coveted Apple product then actually having something that can take a pounding and last the distance. If Lenovo could make it looks as elegant as a MacBook (and not get sued doing it) people might start taking notice (computers/phones are fashion accessories these days, nobody really cares if it's actually good just that looks good and the usual "badge snobbery"). That is my opinion anyway, take with a grain of salt.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 02:40

But the million $ question is: Does the Lenovo run OSX natively? Guess not. Thats why people will still buy the Air.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 03:33

The "other things made from" is a little unfair. There's been all of one airplane that uses carbon and they put that down, ignoring every other airplane ever built using aluminum, but all Apple gets is a soda can...

But the million $ question is: Does the Lenovo run OSX natively? Guess not. Thats why people will still buy the Air.


hahahaha as if a significant portion of people actually buy it for OSX as compared to for the brand.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 03:43

That's a pretty nice laptop, but the price came out a little higher than the McBook Air when I configured it.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 03:49

How come these laptops still have the nipple? I mean touchpads are sooooooooo much better in every sense of the word, I just find it weird how they still have them here and there.


I'm still a fan of them; they mean no having to swipe back and forth when dragging things around.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 03:51

How come these laptops still have the nipple? I mean touchpads are sooooooooo much better in every sense of the word, I just find it weird how they still have them here and there.


I dont use them, but wouldnt be a thinkpad without the red....nipple.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:27

How come these laptops still have the nipple?

You haven't fondled enough nipples.

Nipples are awesome.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:43

Why are the battery test results based on Windows 7 when the images show Windows 8?

EDIT: According to the commenters on Winsupersite the default config comes with Win 7 with Win 8 as an option.

How come these laptops still have the nipple? I mean touchpads are sooooooooo much better in every sense of the word, I just find it weird how they still have them here and there.


Trackpads are fine for general mousing but, personally, I prefer a trackpoint for more detailed, pixel-perfect work. Trackpoints are just more accurate.

But the million $ question is: Does the Lenovo run OSX natively? Guess not. Thats why people will still buy the Air.


OSX is clearly only important to a tiny proportion of the market.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 11:12

Trackpoint is the best, I hated touch pads when they came out, especially the really small and rough ones. Anyhow this looks like a damn fine laptop- leagues ahead of the inferior MB air.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 12:22

Is the screen detachable?

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 12:33

The "other things made from" is a little unfair. There's been all of one airplane that uses carbon and they put that down, ignoring every other airplane ever built using aluminum, but all Apple gets is a soda can...



hahahaha as if a significant portion of people actually buy it for OSX as compared to for the brand.


There's also the added benefits that an aluminum casing could act as a giant heat sink, whereas the epoxy wouldn't be nearly as effective.