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Apple Confirms Delay of 17-inch Unibody MBP

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February 5, 2009 8:24:27 PM

You couldn't get away with this with any other system. Just proof that rabid Apple slaves are truly brainwashed.
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February 5, 2009 10:15:21 PM

OK, how about Vista? They kept pushing it back, and pushing it back, and pushing it back... same with Sony PS3. And AMD's Phenom.
Truth is, few people actually care when Sony or HP or Dell announce a new system. They just cycle through with unintelligible and forgettable product names that rarely have any sort of cult following. Nobody would even blink if any of the major PC makers pushed back availability of their new product by 2-3 weeks. Everyone would just sort of accept that it would happen. Except that there are more likely to be delays on orders from the PC makers for custom configurations that in the end don't really have anything slowing them down - in the middle of the product's cycle. Apple is supposedly having trouble with one of its suppliers not being able to meet the deadline. Not to mention, I don't think many PCs fill the air with anticipation of its arrival as anything from Apple. One such device would be the Asus EEE PC. Quite a bit of buzz, partly because it had a memorable name, it was innovative, and it had a market niche that it could satisfy, and others followed in its footsteps. As far as I can tell, the only ones who are brainwashed are the idiots who buy Sony laptops and expect them to last as long as an Apple product just because they're comparatively priced for their spec. (I've seen this happen. It isn't pretty.) Then you've got the audience of people who are frustrated with Windows' complexity and can't figure out how to get things done, can't be bothered to run regular virus/spyware sweeps (or pay for the obvious programs that do it - they don't know there are good, free alternatives), or just neglect their system in general to the point where they have no idea why its acting so slow after just 1.5 years and they get a new one; some even encounter a driver conflict and have no idea what to do when prompted with Windows' "cryptic" error message.
Many think Macs are for dummies... well guess what. 95% of computer users fit into that category, and many don't even know it or can't afford a Mac.
Having fixed many PC's over the last 10 years, I can tell you this: Many of the problems and difficulties average people experience would never have happened if they were using a Mac.
"You did what to the inside of your computer!?" "I washed it. It was dusty."
Not to mention, its pretty handy to be able to use Unix commands.
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February 5, 2009 11:16:39 PM

Maybe they will sintall a cpu and not a pda atom intel somejoke cpu as they stated in the specs, while they are at it they might as well put in a mobile phone video card say 8800gtx or 8800gtx in sli like most 5 months old laptops, not to mention maybe the default toshiba quad core intel cpu would be nice but what do you expect from a joke like apple charging insane prices for $390 worth of hardware as $2000 Apple laptop ?
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February 5, 2009 11:17:35 PM

For the love of god, I wish people would stop calling macs "innovative". There's nothing innovative about them; from the mac world, the other end of the spectrum is just as innovative (and it does it at a fair price..). So stevie gave the macbook a glossy screen and made the entire touchpad a button. It doesn't save anything, really - I'm still astonished that a simple function like tapping the touchpad to click still can't be accomplished on a mac - even though every notebook I've used in the past ~6 years has this feature.
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February 6, 2009 12:07:59 AM

waffle911Nobody would even blink if any of the major PC makers pushed back availability of their new product by 2-3 weeks. Everyone would just sort of accept that it would happen.

I don't think you understand. It's not that these people just can't order them. This delay effect that people that have already bought the product, and expected to show up in those 3-5 business days. I'd be pretty pissed with a company that tells me I have to wait another month.
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