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08-11-2018, 21:04   #31
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I’m doing no such thing, my work laptop in my last job was more expensive, higher spec on paper and newer than my MacBook Pro and it couldn’t even get close to it. Ended up in the drawer and I used my personal MacBook for work. Windows is awful and the hardware like touch pads etc are like trying to move an mouse with an oven glove when you get used to the Mac.

I'll give you the touch pad. Apple have managed to perfect that. To get that you have to take a device that's basically made to go wrong as soon as the warranty is up. This has been shown over and over again by people like Louis Rossmann and even Linus Tech Tips did a piece on how anti-consumer apple were with him over his work station.


I'll just plug in a mouse thanks.
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On the TV thing. Recently in a shop and seen an LG OLED tv. The image was as crisp as anything, couldn’t believe it.

How’s it going to look at home though hooked up to the sky box and herself watching corrie?
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Whatever about Macbooks, I'll never ever own an iPhone. Even if someone gave me one for free I'd sell it and make myself a nice few €. They're phones for people who are crap at technology.
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Yup, once you start looking a bit deeper there's only really a handful of manufacturers that make components. That goes for pretty much any kind of electronic hardware.
One place to rule them all.

Foxconn.
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How’s it going to look at home though hooked up to the sky box and herself watching corrie?
If ever there was something you don't need to be watching in HD
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Apple isn't a football team though so you can put the scarf and flag away.
Are you talking the Big Apple or the Little Apple?

The latter certainly is....

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Pretty much most mobile phones. There's very little advantage of your €800 phone over my sub €200 one, and I'm a big techy.

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If ever there was something you don't need to be watching in HD

Just meant as in generic tv
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Televisions, generally, have become cheaper over time. You can see companies trying to inject new (useless) angles like 3d, 4k, 8k, etc. But nobody seems to want them, hence the price direction.

How have the other technologies managed to swindle people?
I agree with you about 3D - total flop, didn't work in the 50s, didn't work in the 80s and still not working in the 2010s ... in fact I don't think they bother making 3d TVs now.

But HD and 4K were game changers, watching movies and sports especially in HD and now 4K was a WOW moment for me .... couldn't watch on SD now.
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Vacuum cleaners with Super Sucking Hyper Technobabble. RRP €600.

It’s for sucking up dirt, like. And that rechargeable battery will need replacement in 18 months too, more money for that.
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The general internet not so much!?

What do you actually think the internet is?
The internet is 5% information, 95% the mental excrement of a billion chimp-level humanoids.
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I'll give you the touch pad. Apple have managed to perfect that. To get that you have to take a device that's basically made to go wrong as soon as the warranty is up. This has been shown over and over again by people like Louis Rossmann and even Linus Tech Tips did a piece on how anti-consumer apple were with him over his work station.


I'll just plug in a mouse thanks.
I own a lot of apple products as do my family and even 6+ years old stuff still works perfectly I’ve never had an iPhone “go wrong” even my iPhone 4s I use a a back up still works well as does an old iPhone 4 in the house. There was even an iPhone 3GS in use by a family member up until 6 months ago. My MacBook is 3 years old and if I took it out of the box new it would be the same as it is.
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I agree with you about 3D - total flop, didn't work in the 50s, didn't work in the 80s and still not working in the 2010s ... in fact I don't think they bother making 3d TVs now.

But HD and 4K were game changers, watching movies and sports especially in HD and now 4K was a WOW moment for me .... couldn't watch on SD now.

To be fair though, sticking with HD and using the extra bandwidth for 60 Frames Per Second would have been much better for Sport... and Porn.
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Wasn't there a survey done a few years ago that concluded that the vast majority of Apple product buyers bought them primarily for the design of the product over performance.
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To be fair though, sticking with HD and using the extra bandwidth for 60 Frames Per Second would have been much better for Sport... and Porn.
How old were you when you realized you could watch pornhub on your smarttv?

I was today years old

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