Apple reinvents the wheel - sort of...

By on December 18, 2013 11:45:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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December 19, 2013 12:11:52 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

its looks very nice sort of like a soda can
but its a little expansive, or way too

 

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December 19, 2013 8:01:11 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Clearly Apple hasn't read the memo from MS that since Windows 8 Desktop PCs don't matter anymore....

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December 19, 2013 10:55:49 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yuck on the design, and I would never buy anything made by Apple.

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December 19, 2013 11:05:15 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

That explains a lot.

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December 19, 2013 12:11:44 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Very nice design, looks cool and if i had money to burn, why not...

Otherwise, from what i have seen, the hardware inside is not so glorious....only 12GBs of RAM and 2 mid-tier FirePro cards... for that kind of money its terrible value IMHO. I guees, maybe if you use apps, which could use those FirePros to some OpenCL GPGPU computing, than its acceptable, but otherwise. I would take classic win7 machine with dual Titans and more RAM over it anyday, and i bet it would not be really more expensive. Put it into some pretty case like Fractal Design or LianLi and voila. 

I still love my iPhone though and would still buy it over any android phone. The form factor is way more important to me in regard to phones, computers are about the function and power first and foremost.

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December 19, 2013 12:57:24 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

STARTS at 3k? Holy shiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

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December 19, 2013 1:57:08 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

 

"The machine has six of Apple's Thunderbolt 2 ports, enabling up to 36 external devices to be attached."

 

Of course, because having cables and external drives lying around all over the place is so much more aesthetically pleasing.........

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December 19, 2013 9:46:59 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

I would never buy any Apple product either.

Some years ago my Wife bought an Ipad to read books on the train. Worked fine for a while, then they upgraded the software for reading the books - made it incompatible with the old Ipad and made the books at the internet store incompatible with the old software!!! All to force here to buy a new Ipad,,,, ridiculous, its just text!!!

Not only did we not buy the new Ipad, we will NEVER touch the brand (Apple) ever again.

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December 19, 2013 9:50:32 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Mystikmind,
I would never buy any Apple product either.

Some years ago my Wife bought an Ipad to read books on the train. Worked fine for a while, then they upgraded the software for reading the books - made it incompatible with the old Ipad and made the books at the internet store incompatible with the old software!!! All to force here to buy a new Ipad,,,, ridiculous, its just text!!!

Never touch the brand (Apple) ever since.

I bought an Apple IIc - complete with external drives and stuff....cost me $5.  [about what it's worth]...

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December 19, 2013 9:58:26 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Quoting Jafo,


Quoting Mystikmind, reply 8I would never buy any Apple product either.

Some years ago my Wife bought an Ipad to read books on the train. Worked fine for a while, then they upgraded the software for reading the books - made it incompatible with the old Ipad and made the books at the internet store incompatible with the old software!!! All to force here to buy a new Ipad,,,, ridiculous, its just text!!!

Never touch the brand (Apple) ever since.


I bought an Apple IIc - complete with external drives and stuff....cost me $5.  [about what it's worth]...

 

At least you can trust it..... "never trust a computer you cannot throw out a window"

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December 19, 2013 11:31:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I like my iPad2 ok, but I like my Toshiba Excite better. Android is a better OS than iOS 7, IMO.

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December 20, 2013 3:20:06 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It looks like a trash can.

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December 20, 2013 6:54:09 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Since the OS changed a bit, might just pick one up...

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December 20, 2013 9:12:58 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Apple reinvents the wheel - sort of...

I think I like the round wheel better.

 

 

Apple's square wheel ain't how I roll.  

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December 20, 2013 9:14:22 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Gonna be a bumpy ride.

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December 20, 2013 12:52:04 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

What I find hilarious is that the criticisms of Apple and criticisms of Windows are slowly but surely becoming the same...

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December 20, 2013 12:55:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Seleuceia,

What I find hilarious is that the criticisms of Apple and criticisms of Windows are slowly but surely becoming the same...

Yeah, imagine that. 

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December 22, 2013 9:04:15 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Had an Apple IIe with TWO 5.25 floppies, Apple IIc for work.  Back in the day.

Can't fathom paying $3000 for a computer now, but paid about $2300 for the IIe setup if I remember correctly.  Lotta dough in ~1982.

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January 5, 2014 6:57:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I read up on the specs of this offering from Apple and they're quite impressive for such a small, compact unit.

Yeah, I too have a problem with Apple products, especially since the FoxConn scandal and suicide nets instead of improving employee conditions, but this unit is made wholly in the US using US labour, so perhaps it is worth investigating, given its potential.

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January 6, 2014 10:56:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

That's OK. I'll stick with my Mac Mini, for now. The price on the Mac Pro is way beyond me.

I know this is a Windows site, but I like the best of both worlds. I use Windows (75%) for skinning and Apple (25%) for web design and testing.

Just like everything, they have their hiccups from time to time. When Windows 7 came out, I was kicking and screaming I'd never use it. Was using XP at the time. Now I'll never go back.

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January 7, 2014 11:56:46 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Steam-Box-Modular-Computer-xi3-Trinity-Series-Radeon,20313.html

I also have seen a new tech demo for Tegra looks like we came to the point where mobile gaming looks awesome

Now they need to make a phone with the Phonebloks concept and we are heading into the right direction

 

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January 8, 2014 6:30:39 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Just spottet this today: looks like a modular PC/console that means buisness.
The only question is how the system will perform in terms of cooling. 
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January 8, 2014 8:17:01 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting benmanns,
looks like a modular PC/console that means buisness.

Looks a little too much like form defining function....

....not the best 'process' in good design practise...

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January 9, 2014 1:48:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

DO you mean the shape ? im sure there will be more like this comming soon did you took a look at my previous post Xi3 has a different shape and is much smaller but its doesnt offer so many modules.These are Just the first of many that will soon hit the market.
To the design i dont mind it that much because i like the idea to replace parts of a console way better than buying a new one. 

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January 9, 2014 6:00:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting benmanns,
To the design i dont mind it that much because i like the idea to replace parts of a console way better than buying a new one.

Predominantly the difference between a laptop/tablet and a desktop PC ...

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