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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

View Postjppk1, on 30 January 2013 - 03:50 PM, said:

Fixed that for you. You would lose money. Why? Their profit margin is about 20%, that means you would lose around $100 per each laptop. Unibodies aren't exactly cheap and so aren't i-somethingmeaninless's. Sales wouldn't increase that much either as Apple only sells by brand.
Thank God someone noticed this. I was hoping someone would see that Apple's not actually being stingy with their prices. And that we're not actually paying for "overpriced hardware."
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

View PostSuper Nintenzo, on 30 January 2013 - 05:47 PM, said:

Thank God someone noticed this. I was hoping someone would see that Apple's not actually being stingy with their prices. And that we're not actually paying for "overpriced hardware."
You do pay for overpriced hardware with Apple.  $600 is MUCH lower than the regular prices of their Macbook Pro's.  You pay for a shiny case and the OS.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

Shiny screens (ARGHHH, SUN LIGHT!) and bad cooling (MY LEGS ARE BURNING!). Definitely would change these.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:50 PM

View PostSuper Nintenzo, on 30 January 2013 - 05:47 PM, said:

Thank God someone noticed this. I was hoping someone would see that Apple's not actually being stingy with their prices. And that we're not actually paying for "overpriced hardware."
You're paying for an useless "pretty" unibody and Apple's law department, not actual hardware that affects the performance.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:06 AM

1 thing and 1 thing only
A single laptop form factor so that upgrading may take place (could be sold to other companies.)

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:18 AM

View Postmanesag, on 31 January 2013 - 01:06 AM, said:

1 thing and 1 thing only
A single laptop form factor so that upgrading may take place (could be sold to other companies.)
How would that be possible at all?
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:42 AM

View Postmanesag, on 31 January 2013 - 01:06 AM, said:

1 thing and 1 thing only
A single laptop form factor so that upgrading may take place (could be sold to other companies.)
Not possible. Laptops by design are not modular and cannot be.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:10 AM

I would make a Apple like computer, but at a cheaper price.  I wouldn't spend so much on unibody, and other shiny features (And making it super thin), but I would use the custom part, no customization philosophy (but like the Hard Drive would still be easily removable).  

But golly gee Denco, what are you saying?!

Well I rarely hear about people upgrading or modifying their laptops.  I know that some people do it, but these laptop won't be for them!  But you can, of course, change the specs at checkout.

See my issue is that many PC companies don't use that high quality parts, at the need for having the ability to take the laptop apart.  There are many PC companies that do fine, but I would love to see a toned down version of Apples build quality, with the Windows OS.

View Postfm87, on 31 January 2013 - 02:42 AM, said:

Not possible. Laptops by design are not modular and cannot be.

I was just about to say that!!
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:26 AM

View PostMrDenco, on 31 January 2013 - 03:10 AM, said:

I would make a Apple like computer, but at a cheaper price.  I wouldn't spend so much on unibody, and other shiny features (And making it super thin), but I would use the custom part, no customization philosophy (but like the Hard Drive would still be easily removable).  

But golly gee Denco, what are you saying?!

Well I rarely hear about people upgrading or modifying their laptops.  I know that some people do it, but these laptop won't be for them!  But you can, of course, change the specs at checkout.

See my issue is that many PC companies don't use that high quality parts, at the need for having the ability to take the laptop apart.  There are many PC companies that do fine, but I would love to see a toned down version of Apples build quality, with the Windows OS.



I was just about to say that!!
And here comes the flame war......
good going.
On a side note.
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What did you say people rarely modify/upgrade their laptops?
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:29 AM

View Postfm87, on 31 January 2013 - 02:42 AM, said:

Not possible. Laptops by design are not modular and cannot be.

What if you took this build?
http://www.tomshardw...n-mini-itx.html

And put it in something resembling a laptop?  I guess you would have to come up with a battery somehow.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:41 AM

View PostSteevyT, on 31 January 2013 - 03:29 AM, said:

What if you took this build?
http://www.tomshardw...n-mini-itx.html

And put it in something resembling a laptop?  I guess you would have to come up with a battery somehow.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:51 AM

View PostSteevyT, on 31 January 2013 - 03:29 AM, said:

What if you took this build?
http://www.tomshardw...n-mini-itx.html

And put it in something resembling a laptop?  I guess you would have to come up with a battery somehow.
Laptops nowadays are 63-90w (some higher end ones are 120w) total system power at max load.

I think that says it all right there. Most modern systems use that idle.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:40 AM

View PostTacobell5811, on 31 January 2013 - 03:26 AM, said:

And here comes the flame war......
good going.
On a side note.
Ram
Hard drives/SSD's
Batteries
What did you say people rarely modify/upgrade their laptops?
You may, but the average person doesn't.  Maybe the battery should be able to be removed too, yes.  (I said the hard drive can...)
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:13 AM

I always wanted a laptop with mechanical keys. Cherry MX Green/Brown FTW!
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:22 AM

View PostQuanni123X, on 31 January 2013 - 05:13 AM, said:

I always wanted a laptop with mechanical keys. Cherry MX Green/Brown FTW!
That would be a VERY thick laptop.

Although I am sure we could figure something out to make a chiclet mechanical keyboard.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:28 AM

i would implement a small 5 minute battery alongside the main battery so lets say your presenting something, you could just take the battery out, have it go to other battery, and then replace the primary battery...

i would also make them thicker. seriously. this bread knife stuff is stupid.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:30 AM

View PostMrDenco, on 31 January 2013 - 04:40 AM, said:

You may, but the average person doesn't.  Maybe the battery should be able to be removed too, yes.  (I said the hard drive can...)

Battery should always be removable.  It is one of the fastest parts to wear out, at least from my experience.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:26 AM

View Postaceattwister, on 31 January 2013 - 06:28 AM, said:

i would implement a small 5 minute battery alongside the main battery so lets say your presenting something, you could just take the battery out, have it go to other battery, and then replace the primary battery...

i would also make them thicker. seriously. this bread knife stuff is stupid.
1" is the perfect laptop thickness when open (1.7" closed).

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

View Postfm87, on 29 January 2013 - 11:19 PM, said:

4 tiers of laptops:

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You also need a smaller solution for those that need the power. Such as an 11" i7 laptop.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

View PostRedstoneMinecraft, on 31 January 2013 - 10:34 AM, said:

You also need a smaller solution for those that need the power. Such as an 11" i7 laptop.

I don't see a situation where that is necessary. :(
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