@syb, kinda sorta, not every real-use case is identical
-i’m happy with how batteries perform nowadays. they’ve come a long way (i was one of those that carried laptop batteries when they used to weigh as much as a laptop) and as long as you’re close to a mains source things are controllable.
- batteries are sensitive to environmental conditions no matter if they’re called lipo or peepoh now, take a battery somewhere that its either really cold or really hot and its expected cycle will behave funny.
- no problem with the pricing per se. again, most interesting places won’t have an apple store next door. having to fedex the whole laptop w/ all of the work boiling inside it just to have the battery replaced is outrageous, period.
i usually have a whole container dealing with batteries for equipment when on location, last thing i need to worry about is if my laptop needs to be fedexed because of its battery.
the macbook i’m using today is one of the last ones that take just 4-5 screws to get to the innards. it’s battery is technically not-user-replaceable but it’s a pop-out/pop-in flair, that is one important reason why i picked this one.
- no real alternatives for me.
windows? no comment, best thing that happened to it was the hackintosh jailbreak
lunix mount /dev/sr0
and all the funky commands you taught me when i had the o2? that’s either a hobby or a studio setup where i sit down with my editor or colourist. the door next to the console leads to the room where the tech guys are (or used to be), they are responsible for the funky commands that keep the machines running and i’m responsible for what comes up on the screen.
this ain’t about pushing buttons, bitching about the latest specs and shooting your mates getting drunk for youtube. it’s about getting work done; my work feeds lots of families, it’s not a one-man-show in his corner playing with one app every second.
people like me, art-schools and the associated showbiz industry kept apple on their feet when they were circling the drain every fiscal quarter or so. apple can
build decent professional machines but they’ve apparently gone euphoric with the consumer line (that was supposed to help them keep the pro line decent).
but then of course, the work you do leaves you more room for choice betwixt machines and OSs :)
guardian452 wrote:The one I have can also jump-start a car. There is even a good chance the thing will not blow off your eyebrows when you least expect it. Some fit in your pocket, etc.
linky please? sounds like i’ve missed that.
ClassicHasClass wrote:my Wally does well with Rhapsody, which is primarily what I use it for now.
you’ve got homer narrating on your laptop or is this the codename of some exotic NeXTStep version that was supposed to run on Macs?