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Maingear Unveils "Razor-Thin" Notebook; Not

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March 27, 2009 1:00:45 AM

This is not a stupid article..... NOT

Lets try and get a title
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March 27, 2009 1:25:49 AM

Does anyone know if the etching is free? I spent a little time on the manufacturer's website but I didn't see a price for etching. The price seems to be quite good, and the features look nice. I'll agree that it's not "Razor-Thin" but it looks a lot like what I'm looking for for a college laptop this fall. Definitely would wait on some reviews, first, though.
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March 27, 2009 1:33:35 AM

"razor thin" - lol wut??

the voodoo envy(0.7") and macbook air(0.76") are almost half the thickness
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March 27, 2009 1:49:47 AM

I find this article to be completely rediculous to talk about. A $3000 laptop with an IGP, and an Intel IGP at that. Also making the terrible assumption that an complete Intel platform is better then an AMD platform using a 780GX. Seems poorly writted and more like fanboyism.
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March 27, 2009 3:09:22 AM

i wasted my time reading this
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Anonymous
March 27, 2009 3:41:30 AM

They took tolerance of marketing gimmicky too far, "razor-thin" laptop with a Premium $3k+ package of Intel-IGP.

Perhaps the "razor-thin" applies to the etching, the laser is "razor-thin". Look how far gimmicky has gotten.
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March 27, 2009 3:46:05 AM

So is Kevin Parrish's job title "Official Shill" or something? This is the second article this week (that I've bothered reading, there may have been more) that are nothing more than gloriously spouty press releases. The last was the utterly absurb piece on how a $2600 computer with an ugly logo and consumer-available parts somehow constitutes a "value."

I sincerely hope you guys are charging ad fees for this. Really, you should charge multiple times your normal rate, on account of I can't block these with Adblock and I have no way of knowing how incredibly worthless they are until after I've read them.
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March 27, 2009 7:54:06 AM

Bring back screens with 4:3 ratio. 16:10 in laptop is pure nonsense, and was pushed to market to cut costs (smaller area of screen for equal diameter). There is huge demand in business market for light 4:3 laptops (like IBM T60, Dell X300).
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March 27, 2009 8:39:51 AM

if they could sneak a mainstream gpu, perhaps the 9600gt or 4670, and keep it under 1" id call it the razor edge of tech for size. To me a laptop isnt worth buying if it has integrated gpu.
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March 27, 2009 11:05:57 AM

The 15" Macbook Pro has even better specs (9600 GT) and with a 2.93 GHz cpu, its $300 cheaper and almost half an inch thinner
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March 27, 2009 11:25:57 AM

Must agree with lutel. 4:3 screens give a better workspace.
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March 27, 2009 12:17:47 PM

Wow insanely expensive for a no-name third tier system.
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March 27, 2009 1:59:18 PM

So does Kevin Parrish hate maingear or something, did they all gangbang his wife or something....
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March 27, 2009 4:16:25 PM

"... Intel's GMA X4500HD integrated graphics processor with up to 256 MB shared memor... Blu-ray disc reader..." hmm... wondering how well of this >$3K laptop handles Blu-ray movies... and how well it handles in the real life... (working, browsing while having Blu-ray movie playing at the side)... hmm guess that should not be too much to ask for a >$3K laptop... isn't it?..;)
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March 27, 2009 5:57:38 PM

SneakySnakeThe 15" Macbook Pro has even better specs (9600 GT) and with a 2.93 GHz cpu, its $300 cheaper and almost half an inch thinner


And we all know that if it's more expensive than Apple... it's REALLY expensive. ;) 
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March 27, 2009 6:01:02 PM

chris312Does anyone know if the etching is free? I spent a little time on the manufacturer's website but I didn't see a price for etching. The price seems to be quite good, and the features look nice. I'll agree that it's not "Razor-Thin" but it looks a lot like what I'm looking for for a college laptop this fall. Definitely would wait on some reviews, first, though.


I think given the price it's safe to say that the price for etching is DEFINITELY include. If they DO expect you to pay extra for the etching I'd have to say you're paying TWICE. It's pretty much the only thing that differentiates this box from less expensive laptops (with better feature lists).
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March 27, 2009 8:38:42 PM

This notebook is nothing special. This notebook was design by Clevo (see the Clevo M735T) and also this is way overpriced.

AVADirect offers the same notebook with better options for less money. http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_configurator.a...

I dont see how this notebook is "revolutionary" or anything "new"...? This barebone has been out for 2-3 months already. What a joke this company is.
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Anonymous
March 27, 2009 10:19:36 PM

falchardI find this article to be completely rediculous to talk about. A $3000 laptop with an IGP, and an Intel IGP at that. Also making the terrible assumption that an complete Intel platform is better then an AMD platform using a 780GX. Seems poorly writted and more like fanboyism.


And this isn't poorly written?

L2Type. Seriously.
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Anonymous
March 28, 2009 1:38:02 PM

I'd take a $600 all-AMD laptop from Dell, HP, etc.. over this any day, absolutely nothing special here.
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March 29, 2009 9:44:52 AM

Agreeing with the 4:3 love. People will tell you it makes sense for notebooks, and especially netbooks, as there is a certain minimum width needed for the keyboard to be usable. In contrast, there's leeway to cut the depth, and with it screen height. Fine, sounds good.

Then why the heck are we seeing so many laptops with a battery hanging out the back? Dell Adamo being the first example that comes to mind, along with both the convertible tablets in our office. That's unused depth. You could easily put the hinge back there and get a taller screen.

Well you could if your true motivation wasn't smaller screen area for the same x-inch diagonal measurement. Cost saving, that's all it is. I'd pay more for a tall screen any day.
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March 30, 2009 11:13:17 AM

quote]So does Kevin Parrish hate maingear or something, did they all gangbang his wife or something....[/quote]

ROFLMAO...............

But, seriously man, grow up and give us NEWS............NOT!!!!!!
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