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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by Hybrys View Post


So, because I'm not conforming to your standards, I'm poor and lower status.

 

I love the Apple fanboy attitude.  The MBP is not a premium product.  It is inferior, technically speaking, even at running OSX.

 

Name one piece of misinformation I've spread.


There's one.

 

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post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by Phelonious Ponk View Post

There's one.

 

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http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=49826&vpn=G73JH-A1&manufacture=ASUS

 

This laptop is technically superior to the new, top of the line MBP in every way, except the battery (which you can easily replace with one better than the MBPs) and costs $1500 less than a 'comparable' model.  (Still not comparable, because the ASUS has a quad core, two drive bays, bluray drive, and a way better graphics card.  ~$1400 if you factor a new battery)


Edited by Hybrys - 5/17/10 at 11:26pm
post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by Hybrys View Post


http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=49826&vpn=G73JH-A1&manufacture=ASUS

 

This laptop is technically superior to the new, top of the line MBP in every way, except the battery (which you can easily replace with one better than the MBPs) and costs $1500 less than a 'comparable' model.  (Still not comparable, because the ASUS has a quad core, two drive bays, bluray drive, and a way better graphics card.  ~$1400 if you factor a new battery)


That asus also looks like a POS toy that id give a 8 or 9 year old kid. The macbook pro, on the other hand, looks like something that an adult would use. Also the screen is of a higher quality, and the mac is built using more environmentally sound practices. There is alot more that goes into a computer and its costs, than just the specs that you're looking at.

post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post

That asus also looks like a POS toy that id give a 8 or 9 year old kid. The macbook pro, on the other hand, looks like something that an adult would use. Also the screen is of a higher quality, and the mac is built using more environmentally sound practices. There is alot more that goes into a computer and its costs, than just the specs that you're looking at.


The screen of the ASUS is actually better stock vs stock.  I don't call Foxconn 'environmentally sound'.  ASUS may debatably be better with environmental issues.

 

The only place it loses out is looks.  And if style is all your care about, you really ARE a shallow Mac Fanboy.  See, in the REAL working world, it's function over style.

 

Edit: http://ca.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=8je5Ot4HBnKOdT81

 

If it didn't have that lip with the hinge, it wouldn't be so bad.  Especially because I don't really like the all white motif the MBPs have going.


Edited by Hybrys - 5/17/10 at 11:53pm
post #35 of 46

what makes you think the screen is better in that asus? the resolutions are the same, and the mac is LED backlit.

 

the mac is energy star 5.0 compliant.

 

 

So you as a "real" business person would rather be seen with that giant black piece of plastic, thats almost two inches thick, than the nice slim functional look of the Macbook Pro? I know that i would take someone more seriously if they werent using that ugly asus. Dont call me a fanboy because i dont want my electronics to look like toys, loads of plasitcs and cool shapes arent for business people, maybe im beating the horse here, but they are for children.

 

though i have seen a few pc laptops that would be worth owning, such as the envy 133, but most look like garbage. that is actually what drove me to macs in the first place.

post #36 of 46

People, people please! The OP asked for people to recommend a quiet laptop.  Let's stay on topic here.

 

Now to add my opinion to this matter: I own both a MacBook (Sept 2006) and a ThinkPad T22. Now depending on the medium through which you'll be enjoying your music be any of the headphones you currently own, you will get different results. The T22 sounds better through my HifiMAN RE252 (IEMs) than through either of my friends' Denon AH-D1001 or Sennheiser HD555 (headphones) which ironically enough sound better with my MacBook. I used MPD on the ThinkPad running ArchLinux and Play on the MacBook running Snow Leopard 10.6.3 if that helps.

 

If you want pzm9pzm9, you can compile a install MPD and one of the clients (not sure which ones) natively through MacPorts although I can't verify if it'll be bit-perfect.


Edited by Soul_Est - 5/18/10 at 12:25am
post #37 of 46
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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post

what makes you think the screen is better in that asus? the resolutions are the same, and the mac is LED backlit.

 

the mac is energy star 5.0 compliant.

 

 

So you as a "real" business person would rather be seen with that giant black piece of plastic, thats almost two inches thick, than the nice slim functional look of the Macbook Pro? I know that i would take someone more seriously if they werent using that ugly asus. Dont call me a fanboy because i dont want my electronics to look like toys, loads of plasitcs and cool shapes arent for business people, maybe im beating the horse here, but they are for children.

 

though i have seen a few pc laptops that would be worth owning, such as the envy 133, but most look like garbage. that is actually what drove me to macs in the first place.


The ASUS is anti-glare off the bat, IIRC.

 

Well, I'm a real business person who prefers function over style.  When I can render my 3d design 6x faster than anyone else in the room, I don't think they'll be laughing too much at the ASUS.

 

This is probably the only reason I'm looking into a Mac.  But I refuse to pay $1500 more for an inferior computer.  It's ridiculous.  I want that professional styling, and to be taken seriously as a sound/set/lighting designer off the bat.  Just because I know my computers, and superior products doesn't mean I should suffer.

 

Any, by the way, you are kind of acting like a devout fan boy.  The ASUS doesn't look THAT bad comparatively.


Edited by Hybrys - 5/18/10 at 12:21am
post #38 of 46


 

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Originally Posted by Soul_Est View Post

People, people please! The OP asked for people to recommend a quiet laptop.  Let's stay on topic here.


I use a Dell Mini 10 which is fanless + changed the HDD witha SSD = noise-less :)

post #39 of 46
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Originally Posted by himynameis View Post


 


I use a Dell Mini 10 which is fanless + changed the HDD with a SSD = noise-less :)


That may indeed be the answer to the OP's question although they haven't posted any updates yet.

post #40 of 46

Read the reviews on notebookcheck.com. They have db ratings for all of the laptops they test.

post #41 of 46

Get any laptop that only has fans for cooling the laptop nothing else, then replace the hard drive, I just replaced my macbook pro's hard drive with an SSD one and its so much quieter and this is pretty quiet laptop. you will also get a big sound improvement using an SSD drives over regular hard drives and your computer will be alot faster.

post #42 of 46

What are the advantages of upgrading to a SSD?

post #43 of 46

Key advantages:  Quieter, faster and more reliable operation and faster I/O.  Disadvantage:  higher cost.

post #44 of 46

Some people also believe that having music on a solid disk, instead of a spinning/physical disk offers some sort of better sound quality.

 

Instead of paying for a SSD, you can instead instruct your Foobar/whatever to buffer the entire file into memory first, simulating that same experience.

post #45 of 46

Well, i was looking into SSD's anyway, i want to get a Sony Vaio notebook, does sony allow upgrading to ssds?

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