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My girlfriend wants to buy a 13 inch Macbook Air and I'm saying it's not worth the money but she doesn't believe me

What could you recommend with the same/similar specs for cheaper?
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If she wants to buy it and has the funds to (as in, she's not pulling from your money) let her buy it. It's just a laptop.
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>>45362092
have you tried okcupid?
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>>45362141
We share our money at the moment, so it's in my financial best interest to make this a good purchase
>>45362179
what
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>>45362183
>girlfriend
>we share our money
You're fucked.
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>>45362092
Women are simple, let her use os x. That'll give you a chance to learn the complexity behind it and keep you getting laid.
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>>45362092
Let the dumb bitch buy it.
If you're not a mac user you can at least pull the "sorry hun, I don't use mac :3" line when she fucks it up and it starts breaking.

>tfw parents, girlfriend and siblings all got mac during these last years
>tfw they don't bug me to fix their shit anymore because I've just repeated that line
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>>45362203
>>45362199
With all due respect I'm just looking for a cheap decent laptop recommendation similar to what she wants
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dirty 3-d girl is just gonna get the mac no matter what.
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>>45362183
>we share our money
you dun goofed
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>>45362179
>have you tried okcupid?
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>>45362183
>we share our money
You're a dumbass for sharing all your money with a girl you aren't married to

Get your own separate bank accounts so she dumb financial decisions for herself
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>>45362183
Then tell her you aren't comfortable spending so much on a laptop. Do the research yourself and find something that's comparable but cheaper. Just a heads up though, manufacturers love charging out the ass for ultrabooks. An easy compromise might just be the base 11 inch model of the MBA.
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>>45362222
>Quads trying to help his plea

Oh...ok. You're still fucked.
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I recommend not worrying about the specs. Walk into a retailer on a slow day and spend 10 minutes actually using the laptops there. Open a YouTube video, type a few words, etc. Test drive shit before blindly throwing money at it.

That's my advice to her. She's not a laptop salesperson. You're not either. Fucking I'm not. This is what we do when we aren't masters of a commercial market. We peruse the items available and let our experiences guide us, like test driving a car or putting a new purse on your arm and looking in the mirror.
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>>45362245
This, though my parents did the same thing before marriage. It's been like 30 years and they're still together.
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>>45362245
>>45362241
>>45362199

Get a load of these virgins. I bet they think they're "redpilled"
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>>45362092
Go for it.
The Macbook Air is actually pretty good for the price.
Also, cicks love shiny things, and if she doesn't get one, she'll think of you every time she sees her nonshiny dell, or whatever
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>>45362313
And if he does get her a MBA, she'll think of him every time she gets fucked by Tyrone.
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>>45362328
>Le faggy cuck faece
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Macs are fine. Let her have it.
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>>45362183
>We share our money
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The MacBook air isn't really that bad.
>Very lightweight
>Decent build quality
>long battery life
>PCI-E SSD
>Good touchpad
>Idiot-proof OSX. Won't have to worry about troubleshooting her computer because of malware.
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>>45362311
Get a load of this faggot
He let's gold diggers take all his money then pretends like being pussywhipped is a good thing
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>>45362183
>We share our money at the moment
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>>45362183
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>>45362414
Get a load of this faggot
He lets his cat eat all is catfood then pretends like being pussywhipped is a good thing
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>>45362397
Also:
Truly UNIX.
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>>45362092
>13"
>1366x768
>$900

Literally anything is better than that pile of shit.
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okay OP, just got many laptop catalogues today, what can i help you? Also for what?
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>>45362092
Your GF is obviously a shallow whore that cares solely about appearances than actual practicality. But if she's going to get an overpriced ultrabook, she may well get one that doesn't look like it's designed for fags.
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>>45362547
Actually it's 1440x900 for "13. The reason it's still at that resolution is to keep the long battery life.
Maybe apple will use "retina" once they switch to core M?
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Let her buy it. I have one and love it

If she isn't a gayman then it most likely would fit all her needs for many years to come.

Most girls I know with macbooks have been using the same one for 5+ years.

Good build quality rather than have her whining about muh viruses, muh slow downs, muh keys falling off then having to buy her a new one after a year or two
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>>45362609
>Good build quality
>macshit

Fuck off shill.
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>>45362609
>I have one

Stopped reading there.

Macfag gonna fag
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>>45362609
It's really not hard to get a laptop to a five year service life. Especially for "isn't gayman." SSD + 8GB DDR3 on a $500 laptop is a scream machine.

Let's get real: those girls with Macbooks are happiest for not having had to know about upgrading. That's perfectly respectable but it's not a feather in Apple's cap. It's a market segment.
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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=haswell+ultrabook+list+2014
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Macbooks are great computers. Just install Debian.
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>>45362609
>>rather than have her whining about muh viruses, muh slow downs
Having a crippled shit OS with no functionality is not a positive unless she's literally retarded.
In which case all she needs is a basic *buntu with a web browser and basic office suite.

>>muh keys falling off
>comparing $900 laptops to $200 laptops
Why are all macfags universally retarded?
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another woman
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>>45362763
>Having a crippled shit OS with no functionality
He wasn't referring to windows, bud
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>>45362790
sick ebin BURN applebro! *high five* :^)
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>>45362790
So how does Steve Jobs decaying dick taste?
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>>45362812
I don't own any Apple products, kid.
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>>45362179
>>45362786
>>45362199
>>45362241
>>45362245
>>45362381
>>45362417
>>45362414
>>45362483
The only correct answers.
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Just let her get the macbook you loser.

Face it, this is more about your autistic consumer electronics preferences then it is anything to do with finances.

Also

>sharing money with girlfriend
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>>45362916
Fuck off shill.
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OP here, I don't think you guys understand. I'm unemployed. She's the one that has a job.
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Explain to her what a massive cunt, thief, deadbeat dad, and asshole Steve Jobs was, and how ethically bankrupt Apple is as a company, and explain why you have a moral objection to owning Apple products.
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>>45362183
>we share our money
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>>45362994
and then explain to her what a massive cunt, theif, and asshole Bill Gates was, and how ethically bankrupt Microsoft is as a company, and explain why you have a moral objection to owning Microsoft products. And then install debian on her new thinkpad.
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OP here, I don't think you guys understand. I have a pussy. She's the one that has a cock.
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>>45363024
>explain to her what a massive cunt, theif, and asshole Bill Gates was
ok kid
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>>45363024
and the explain to her what a massive cunt, thief, and asshole lennart poettering is, and how ethically bankrupt systemd supporters are, and explain why you have a moral objection to using any systemd distros. And then wipe debian and install gentoo on her new thinkpad.
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>>45363030
>she
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>>45362092
retina™ Macbook® Pro
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>>45363048
>buying into pro-wintard propaganda
I'm guessing you have never looked up why Microsoft is at the top, and how come Operating Systems are so shitty.
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>>45363056
and the explain to her what a massive cunt, thief, and asshole linus torvalds is, and how ethically bankrupt linux users are, and explain why you have a moral objection to using any linux distro. And then wipe gentoo and install Gnu/herd on her new thinkpad.
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>>45363093
and the explain to her what a massive cunt, thief, and asshole Richard Stallman is, and how ethically bankrupt the FSF is, and explain why you have a moral objection to using any FSF endorsed software. And then wipe gnu/herd and install OpenBSD on her new thinkpad.
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>>45363077
Operating Systems are so shitty because once you reach 50+ million lines of code, everybody stops giving a shit because everything "mostly works for day to day tasks".

This applies to all operating systems and is the reason why Windows still has registry shit, Linux still has horrid 1990's UIs, and why OS X still has a 70's filesystem and is literally a hackjob of 5+ different OSes held together with gum and emulation layers.
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>>45363117
and then explain to her what a massive cunt, thief, and asshole Theo de Raadt is, and how ethically bankrupt the BSD is, and explain why you have a moral objection to using any software created by autists. And then wipe OpenBSD and install Plan9 on her new thinkpad.
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>We share our money at the moment, so it's in my financial best interest to make this a good purchase.
You're so fucked OP, you have no fucking idea how fucked you are, next you'll be posting on /o/ claiming your gf wants to buy a mercedes or a hummer.
gl OP, gl.
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>>45363048
>some gaylord who set computing back by a decade
>decides to make up for his guilty conscious by giving to charity
>a good person

seriously?
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>>45363117

Never go full OpenBSD
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>>45362955
Then why are you even telling her what to buy and what not to buy?
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>>45363158
>some gaylord who
But Jobs never gave anything to charity.
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>>45363143
>Linux still has horrid 1990's UIs
Linux doesn't have 1990s UI you fucking tard. Please don't tell me you judge linux UIs off of desktop threads. GNOME and Unity are better than Aqua and whatever the shit Windows uses.

You're an ignorant retard that has no clue what he's talking about. ALSO THE DE ISN"T EVEN PART OF THE FUCKING KERNEL YOU DIPSHIT
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>>45363143
>Linux still has horrid 1990's UIs

Linux is a kernel dipshit

also, lrn2gtk/qt
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>>45363185
This is true. GNOME 3.14 is actually really sexy.
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>>45363145
And then explain to her why her computer isn't working due to lack of drivers
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>>45363190
ebin maymay bro
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>>45363170
>implying giving people stuff for free does anything meaningful.
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>>45363158
That's rich coming from a maqueer
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>>45363206
How is this a meme? It is a kernel, look it up tard.
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If it's worth it to her then let her buy it.
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Let he buy it, then delete some system files after a month or two. Repeat as often as necessary until she's convinced it's shit and lets you decide on the next laptop to buy.

Ensure that you not tell her any problems you have with your personal computer during this period, and offer to let her use your computer any time hers breaks.

She's probably a gullible retard if she wants a mac to begin with, so it should be easy to train her to hate macs in the same way.
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>>45363206
I have a copy pasta 4u:

i see you've confused the kernel with the userspace. the beauty of linux is that a desktop environment can be gui or cli to the users liking. on top of that, applications come in many different shapes and sizes for different uses and features. if you don't like what comes as default with your favorite distribution you can install something else or write your own.
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>>45363143
Bro, I'm talking about actual Operating Systems. Why are you talking about desktop environments? Also HFS+ was introduced in 1998 and is lodes better than NTFS. Though ext4 is better than both
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>>45363246
Excellent idea anon, buying two different laptops, one being an overexpensive mac sure seems like the rational thing to do in this situation
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>>45362606
sexy laptop
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>>45363252
>he doesn't have a clue what HFS+ actually is

topkek
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>>45363209
>implying there is meaning
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>What could you recommend with the same/similar specs for cheaper?
MBA? There aren't any. The MBA is $899, any cheaper than that and you are getting into shit-tier overheating HP shit, that your GF will resent you for in 3 months.

For ~$899 you will get
>one the best battery life on the market
>god tier touchpad
>durable build quality
>apple dick sucking support
>good SSD

If you have a anti-Apple hate boner, the only laptops I would recommend cost MORE than the MBA.
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>>45363246
>implying she won't just take it to a macstore.
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>>45362092
aesthetics > specs
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ITT: Extreme virginity
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>>45363295
Fuck off shill.
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>>45363272
Yes, I do. Actually I probably know a lot more about filesystems than you, considering I've made several commits to the development of both ext4 and btrfs.
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>>45362183
>we share our money
Grow some balls faggot
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>>45363170
Jobs gave away millions to charity. He was just never on a high horse about it because he wasn't the most hated person in tech from 92-2001
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>>45362183
>We share our money at the moment

lol
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>>45363310
Nice try faggot, but I invented filesystems.
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>>45363323
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>>45363325
>>45363317
looks like you guys missed

>>45363030
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Get an ASUS Zenbook, OP. I used one for school for the past few years and it has the build quality and aesthetics of a macbook.

Also, if she really wants a macbook air just put away your apple hate boner and let her buy it, they're good computers

http://www.amazon.com/Zenbook-UX303LA-DB51T-13-3-Inch-Display-Touchscreen/dp/B00KTHGRIS/
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>>45363327
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>not getting an XPS 11,12, or 13
>1080p
>touchscreen
>gorilla glass
>aluminum, magnesium, and carbon fiber build making it stronger and lighter than fagbook
>excellent trackpad
>much brighter screen
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>>45363302
Do you even /fit/?
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>>45362183
>We share our money at the moment
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>>45362092
Why don't you fucking shut your whore mouth and mind your own fucking business you meddling cunt?? A grown fucking adult shouldn't be hassled about what the fuck they do their own fucking money
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>if its her money shes spending then ignore her
>if its your money shes spending then dump the stupid cunt

macbook aire specs

>1.4 ghz dual core i5
>HD 5000 graphics (AMD APU's are better)
>4gigs of RAM (lol)
>128gb PCIe flash SSD (interesting but since its apple the hardware would be Chinese garbage that will brick after 3-5 overwrites)
>999.00$

gets even better

>same specs
>256gb PCIe SSD instead
>1199.00$

200 hundred fucking dollars to add 128gigs to the storage of a fucking PCI SSD?

punch your girlfriend in the cunt for being this dumb you can literally find an Acer laptop on clearance sale with better specs than this for like 500-600$
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A vaio pro 13 is far better value with superior specs, also Linus approved and hackintoshable too
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Found that laptop for you OP

literally took me 10 seconds

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-E5-771G-51T2-17-3-Inch-Laptop/dp/B00KCT41KO/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1417153716&sr=1-7&keywords=acer

>full 1080p HD screen
>i5 1.7 Ghz base clock (faster cpu than the macbook)
>8GB of SDRAM (2x the amount of the macbook)
> a full 1 terabyte HDD (metric fucktons of music and video storage)
>Nvidia GTX 840m GPU (you can play fucking videogames on this bitch and at high settings too!!!)

this fucker is so amazing im thinking about buying one my self the only drawback is that it has no SSD but it has the SSD expansion back built in so all you have to do is buy a 2.5"
form factor SSD online and then open the back with a screw driver and plug that bitch in and then do a clean operating system install on the SSD

way better computer than the faggotbook and battery will drain faster but you can buy a giant aftermarket battery to fix that and its a heavier laptop but fuck man its only 6-7 pounds ifs thats too much for your whore girlfriend then she needs to work out
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>>45364128
>17.3inch
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>>45364128
OPs problem has nothing to do with technology, specs, value or efficiency. it's purely psychological.
you may be confused because you consider the mba to be a computer and think it's "good" for a computer to have all these properties but it's not actually relevant in the least. you might as well judge the worth of a banana by the friction coefficient of its peel.
what OP wants is to manipulate the will of another human being in a certain kind of environment and certainly that CAN be done however it will require something other than datasheets.
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>>45364222

Ok I get it the fact that macbooks are shit doesn't matter because they are sleek looking and a status symbol hence why females with tiny peanut brains find them desirable

well in that case the problem is that OP is a betamale faggot that is allowing a hole to spend HIS money and buying a cheaper better performing laptop wont change that
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Thanks guys, well, mostly

Considering the Vaio Pro 13 but also looking at reviews for the other recommendations
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>>45362092
don't be fucking cheap with your girlfriend, if she wants a fucking macbook air give her one. Get one refurbished if you have to.
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>>45364128
>17.3 inches
>5400rpm HDD
>840m
>acer
>"5 hours battery"

I don't like Apple but this is just insulting.
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>>45362092
Some 400 dollar acer netbook
Make it into a hackintosh if your girlfriend is too stupid to use wangblows with Common Sense Enterprise Edition 2015.
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>>45364107
>vaio pro 13
good luck trying to get that piece of expensive crap on the internet
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>>45364353
>being a poorfag
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>>45364296
The Vaio Pro 13 is atrocious. Shit clickpad, flimsy and bendy as hell, gets very warm, wifi has terrible reception. There's a mega-thread on the Sony forums on everything that's wrong with it. The screen is nice though.
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>>45362092
You'll save so much time in tech support I swear to god.

Anytime she asks for help just look at it for a second a go "nope, I don't know shit about macs" and you're done.
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>>45363310

Oh yea, well I made a file system AND killed my wife.
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>>45362092
Ok OP. You need to answer two questions:

What are her needs?

Does she prefer a particular OS?
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>>45363971
>be older you
>some how you have a wife
>she asks you to get her a nice audi or bmw
>You: Fuck this cunt I'll just buy her a banged up pontiac grand prix 2001, it gets from point A to point B, hurr durr that's all that matters.
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>>45364399
Oh, you're unique
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>>45362092
http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/products/surface-pro-3


It Comes with a pen and colors :3

Shiny and tablet tooooo


Most of all better specs and better build quality then the airbook


Con: Sucking m$ cock
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>>45364368
Why would anybody that respects their wallet spend money on a vaio pro 13 that has a shitty wifi card that can't hold a good internet connection for shit.

>calling me a poorfag
Bitch the computer I'm talking to you on is probably worth more than your monthly wages.
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>>45362183
Bit late, but you're a fucking retarded cunt mate! Sort your shit out, as this can only end badly.
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>>45362183
If you can't tell her no to not sharing your money, you have no right to tell her no to buying a base MBA.
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>>45364415

>marrying a women who asks you for a new Audi or BMW instead of bossing up and getting it herself

What kind of basic bitches do you fuck with?

My wife of 2 years makes about 30% more than I do. She has her own shit, I have my own. Our house is split down the middle.

The fuck are you on about?
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>>45364415
>he thinks macshit is comparable to audi or bmw

toppest of keks
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>>45364447
every person i've seen using a surface pro 3 in public look so awkward, i cringe.
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>>45362183
>We share money

u wot m8
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>>45364483
tell me what computer brands are comparable to audi and bmw?

pro tip; you can't give me another answer that isn't apple
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>>45362183
>We share our money at the moment

I am married and even we don't share our money.
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>>45364499
>he thinks macshit is a premium product line
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>>45364480
>marrying someone that makes more than you
kill yourself you're not the man of the house, I bet
she watches tv while you cock and clean the house.
Fucking beta.
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>>45362092
Why would you keep someone stupid as your girlfriend?
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>>45364524
>dodging the question
I knew you couldn't answer the question without saying apple
your status equal rekt
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>>45364528
>not being a househusbando
>not enjoying having less financial responsibility
>not enjoying being pampered
>not enjoying staying home and cheating on you're wife with the postwoman
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>>45364528
Nah, tonight we both made a thai salad thing we like, and cuddle up on our couch and watched The Mindy Project.

We both cook and clean.

You have fucked up ideas if you really think that way. Maybe you will understand when you get older, jr.
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>>45362183
>We share our money at the moment, so it's in my financial best interest to make this a good purchase

Lol. Since you're the one telling her that it's not worth the money I am guessing that you have most of the cash. This is pathetic man. She's your SO, not your daughter.
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>>45362183

A macbook is a useless luxury product. If she wants one desperately, you can tell her to use her own cash
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>>45364528
>cock and clean
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>>45364485
Not my fault they can't use it the right way.

Use it like a tablet. It isn't that complicated.


"but i need a physical keyboarddd"


They have good looking ones just buy one of those.
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>>45364499
>audi and bmw

Audi is a rebrand VW sold to idiots who don't know better and BMW is a nazi-mobile. I guess your comparison makes sense
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>>45364574
jej
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>>45364574

Whats funny is that in Germany, where these cars come from, Audi BMW and MBZ are not considered luxury.

At all.

They are what Taxi drivers use.
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>>45364574
>Audi is a rebrand VW sold to idiots who don't know better and BMW is a nazi-mobile. I guess your comparison makes sense
^ some people actually believe this shit
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This post will undoubtedly draw ire.

The 13-inch MBA is fine for people who like Mac keyboards, Mac OS, and don't mind having a glossy display. I'm a stickler for Thinkpad keyboards, the Trackpoint, Linux, and matte displays, so I got a T420. But MBA's have good battery life, a reasonable display (1440 x 900), and (provided you don't plan on modifying the internals) pretty solid build quality.

One of the best programmers I've worked with used a MBA for his portable. He had a gaming PC (as well as some home servers running Linux) but the MBA was a fine laptop for work on the road.

The ultraportable market is still kind of small for some reason, and Apple's offering isn't bad by any means. In fact, I think the MBA is their most sanely priced computer right now.

>>45362183
>We share our money at the moment
This is simply inexcusable though.
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>>45363077
>donating BILLIONS of dollars to poor people is propaganda

I don't even care about Windows anymore. I barely even get to write Visual Basic these days. My main work is in charity now, with Melinda. I cleared up a lot of these misconceptions in my AMAs.

http://www.reddit.com/user/thisisbillgates/submitted/
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>>45364574
>VW not nazi-mobile

was zur hölle?
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>>45364556
I bet you cross dress in your girlfriend's clothes when she's out working and you're home alone on your ass cause you work less than her.
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>>45364595
>ULV i5
>900p
>4GB
>sanely priced

Fuck off shill.
>>
>900 UNITED STATES DOLLARS
You could get a real laptop for that money.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_n_1?fst=as%3Aoff&rh=n%3A565108%2Ck%3Ai7-4700mq
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>>45364311
Woman detected.
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>>45364555
enjoy being a housebitch
enjoy being a beta male
enjoy letting my wife wear the pants in the relationship
enjoy wishing I could fuck the postwoman, but I'm such a beta I have no balls to approach her

there I fixed it
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>>45364638
those all look really shitty.
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>>45364658
Your opinion is pretty shitty.
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>>45364666
I also think they're all really shitty
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>>45364622
>16h battery, premium build quality, best trackpad on the market
>nearest premium Ultrabook competitors price at around $1400

stay mad lol
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>>45364658
>1/2 the price of macshit
>more than double the CPU power
>2X+ RAM
>8X+ the storage
>far higher resolution

ok kid
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>>45364686
>macshit
>premium build quality

TOP FUCKING KEK
O
P

F
U
C
K
I
N
G

K
E
K
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>>45364686
>being a poorfag
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>>45364480
I came from a family like this. I do not recommend it. Women are not happy making less than their husband, no matter what anyone tells you.

> Using panel data from the National Survey
of Families and Households, we find that the couples where the wife earns more than the husband
report being less happy, report greater strife in their marriage, and are ultimately more likely to
get a divorce.

http://faculty.chicagobooth.edu/emir.kamenica/documents/identity.pdf
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>>45364717
u wot m8
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>>45364727
PDF doesn't paste properly, that's what.
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>>45364742
That's not the problem.
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>>45364747
Then say the problem or stop posting. Try sentences instead of memes.
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>>45364689
looked at link
most of the laptops are fucking 15.6,17 and even a 16 inch with gawd awful 1366x768 resolutions

what person without autism would buys these ?
>>
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OBA5AZU/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2BH996CROYE6K&coliid=I2KQYOS91MEAG8


How is this for a super portable laptop that I'd just use for note taking, paper writing, web browsing, and occasional streaming?
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>>45364768
>Atom
>2GB
>streaming
>browsing even more than 1 tab at a time
no
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>>45364784
What do you recommend? Preferably with windows
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>>45364700
what laptop has better build quality compared to a mac?
>>
Sorry I know this isn't right thread but I really need more advice before I go dropping money.
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/8N8JRB
How does this look for a gaming pc for around 500? I want to keep it matx for moving around.
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>>45364708
>windowsfag calling people poorfag
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>>45364767
>mactard
>too retarded to even figure out how to use simple Amazon filters

Not even surprised.
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>>45364620

Nah
I usually just chill in the nude at home
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>>45364797
Laptops that don't solely use recycled soda cans for construction.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/World-s-Lightest-UltraBook-Uses-Magnesium-Lithium-Alloy-279297.shtml
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>>45364807
Windows is the most expensive OS.
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>>45362916
They share money moron.

Don't encourage OP to let some airhead buy an airbook with his money
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>>45362092
>>45362092
Why are you asking /g/ about this? All they care about is ghz or ram. They'll happily buy some shitty consumer grade HP or Dell shit as long as it has more ram or some shit so they can say it has better "specs" than a mac while ignoring everything else.
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>>45364852
Fuck off shill.
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>>45364852
>complains about people recommending consumer grade laptops
>recommends consumer grade macshit
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>>45364859
It's ok. I'm sure you core i7-4700mq is really useful for draining the battery faster.
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>>45364852
This^8
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>>45364842
this might be the the single most nonsensical post in the whole thread
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>>45364879
Why are you quoting yourself?
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>>45364812
are you a fucking retard?
by clicking 1920X1080 99% of the laptops jump to above 900$ range.
Some even going up to 2000$+
some of the fucking screens are 18.4 inches
how much autism do you have to have to buy these craps?
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>>45364852
Why are you posting in /g/ about this? All you care about is the apple logo on your fagbook. You'll happily buy some shitty consumer grade Air or "Pro" shit as long as it has a fruity badge on the back so you can say it's "better" than a other laptops while ignoring everything else like actual specs.
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>>45364897
Here's a pic
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>>45364908
>sort by relevence
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>>45364908
holy a fuck.

>18.9 inches
>17.3
>2014

fuck even 15.6 is too big to be used on a plane comfortably.
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>>45364905
No. I have a XPS 13. I'm just saying that these shitty alienware gaymen laptopa that have better "specs" for less are complete shit.
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>>45364912
sorting by low to high still gives me shit
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>>45364897
>being a poorfag
>can only afford mac toys

It's ok kid. Once you grow up you'll be able to afford a real computer.
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>>45364916
poorfags never get on planes so they don't understand how important that is.
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>>45362092
Lenovo Y40
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>>45363152
/o/ -- auto

hahahahhaa, they think auto starts with an 'o'

instol comic book fanclub jellybelly
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>>45363432
>>45364920
XPS master race.
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>>45364897
>>45364908
Performance is the only thing that matters in a laptop though. Nobody needs anything better than a 1366x768 TN screen. Nobody needs more than 2 hours of battery life. Nobody needs some ultra thin laptop unless you are a weak faggot that can't lift anything heavy. But enjoy your shitty 1.4 ghz dual core with integrated intel graphics shit. I had a 1.4 ghz dual core in 2002. I can't believe fagple is really scamming people with this shit. As long as you have a good perfoming chip and a decent graphics card, your laptop will be able to do anything. Good luck playing games on your fagbook.
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>>45364933
If I had a million dollars to spend only on technology I still wouldn't pay for those briefcases you call laptops.
They're way to
ugly
big
heavy
cheezy with their crazy multicolor light up keyboards
I wouldn't be caught dead with those laptops in public, I don't want to be seen as an autist
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>>45364935
technically only poorfags fly economy on Southwest like me which is where 15.6 is really problematic.
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>>45364962
>laptop performance
>mattering in the least
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>>45364982
>paying more for a fucking seat on an airplane
Burgerclaps everyone. This is why you are poor. You waste money just so you can feel rich.
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>>45364980
>this is what autists actually believe
>>
>>45364993
I said I fly economy you monkey

Southwest only offers economy seating last I looked.
>>
>>45364990
Literally the only point of a computer is to play games. You need good perfomance to play the good games. That's why macs are fucking shit and will never be taken seriously by the true gamer community.
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>>45362092
get her lemotte yeelong she appreciate u protecting her freedom

macbook air enemy of uranus
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>>45365010
>>45364962
>macfag this anal blasted
>>
>>45365023
>macfag
Fuck no. I would never touch those gay pieces of shit. I have an Alienware because I'm not fucking poor. Looking to get a Razer soon.
>>
>>45364962
>Nobody needs anything better than a 1366x768 TN screen
>Nobody needs more than 2 hours of battery life
>Nobody needs some ultra thin laptop

if people like you ran the tech industry, technology would just stay the same forever.
But then again, you're just saying this cause you were born in a time where these things were the norm.
If you were alive in 2054 you'd be saying no body needs more than 4k resolutions, a 1mm thick laptop isn't necessary, etc., etc.
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Guide to understanding the Applesheep mindset:

Pixel density and resolution only matters until you mention another laptop has better of both.

Thinness only matters until you mention another laptop is thinner.

Weight only matters until you mention another laptop weighs less.

Battery life only matters until you mention other laptops that get twice the battery life for 0.6lb more.

Value only matters until you mention a laptop that does the same function for a lower price.

Being a premium product at a premium price only matters until you mention a laptop that blows it out of the water at a higher price.

Apple®. Mediocrity in every dimension™.
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>>45364980
>autists actually believe they don't look retarded when they're using their alienshits in public
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>>45365050
Guide to understanding the Thinkshill mindset:

If I find something better than the rMBP in 1 category, I can proceed to ignore price and every other factor of a laptop and proceed to shill my product.
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>>45365056
>fags actually believe they don't look like fags when they're using their fagbooks in public
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>>45364515
T-this isn't normal, is it?
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>>45365071
Reminder when trying to communicate with mactards:

If something has specs lower than a mac, it's shit.

If something has specs higher than a mac, it's overpowered.

If a mac has specs higher/lower than another mac, it's "having a choice".
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>>45365050
So which product has all of those aspects better than an rMBP? Genuinely curious.
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>>45365071
Guide to understanding the Appleshill mindset:

If I find something worse than the rMBP in 1 category, I can proceed to ignore price and every other factor of a laptop and proceed to shill my product.
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>>45365023
lmao, you're a young, alcoholic asian girl
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>>45365100
LOL! i no rite?!?! xD
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>>45364617
What the fuck is this post? Why would an anon write such a small comment from the perspective of Bill Gates of all people?
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>>45365088
Reminder when trying to communicate with thinkshills

If something has lower specs, wait no rMBP has lower specs than the equivalent Thinkpad

If something has higher specs, it's overpriced, even though it is cheaper.
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>>45365110
ebin b8 bro
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>>45365117
Go pick a configuration of a x240 or t440s off the Lenovo website. Customize it any way you want.
>>
>Be me
>Want a ~$400-$800 laptop that is light and fast and gets good battery life
>Looking at compact windows computers to install linux on
>All like $1200-$1400 ultrabooks
>MBA 11 is $800
>Ended up buying a chromebook with 4gb ram (acer 720) and putting ubuntu-mate on it
>crisisaverted.jpg

The MBA is a fine laptop for what it is. It is kinda expensive, but the windows alternatives cost more money and are shittier.
>>
>>45365121
>go use a specific series of a specific brand

Fuck off mactard. Why are you even on /g/?
>>
>>45365134
>>All like $1200-$1400 ultrabooks

>being literally retarded

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=haswell+ultrabook+list+2014
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>>45365137
Because you are trying to shill Thinkpads. And the x240 or t440s are the only ones currently being sold that are in the same product range.
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>>45362183
I want to live long enough to see this picture become real
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>>45365094
>>45365094
>>45365094
>>45365094
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>>45362183
>we share our money
OP is an actual faggot. Report back though.
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>>45365152
>Because you are trying to shill Thinkpads.
ok kid
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>>45365035
>alienware
>opinion discarded
how can you blow yourself so hard ....
>>
>>45365160
>macfag literally retarded
>p-please show me how to use googel
>>
>>45364908
>i7 4700mq
Yeah, not like you're making sure to only get gaymen laptops, right? Did you really think no one would notice?
>>
>>45365078
No

She's sucking your blood

>>45365088
In general, if something is not a mac it

>is too big and heavy, and you are a luddite for wanting that piece of shit
>lacks the right user experience
>is gross nerd shit
>>
Nobody needs anything lighter than 5lbs
Nobody needs battery life greater than 5 hours
Nobody needs a screen better than 1366x768 or 1280x800
Everybody needs to change their RAM
Everybody needs an ethernet port
Everybody needs a VGA output
(if tablet shill) Everybody needs pen input

If you agree with all of these statements, I would recommend buying a used Thinkpad from a /g/ approved ebay dealer, or perhaps directly from someone in th Daily Thinkpad Thread!
>>
>>45365182
How am I a macfag? I've never even owned one. Now answer the question.
>>
>>45365209
Fuck off and learn how to use a search engine retard.
>>
the macbook air is a good laptop

if it suits linus, it'd good enough for your gf
>>
>>45365212
So basically you can't prove the point you're making, ayy lmao.
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>>45365209
Something doesn't need to be better in every aspect for it to be better than macshit. For example, the Thinkpad x240 gets 20 hours of battery life, over twice that than the macshit, with the external battery back. Therefore, it is better than the macshit.
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>>45365207
>nobody needs to do any actual work
>everybody needs only facebook

If you agree with all of these statements, I would recommend buying a Macbook from Apple, or perhaps a used one directly from someone in the Daily Apple Thread!
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>>45365222
>mactard too retraded to use google

topkek
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>>45365234
What "real work" can you do on a Thinkpad?
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>>45365241
>>45365233
Right, so basically you both can't prove the point. rMBR is the best laptop on the market at the moment.
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>>45365261
This is you.
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>>45365261
Thanks for proving my point.
>battery life only matters until you mentions something that gets twice the battery life!
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>>45365261
>make bullshit with no factual basis
>lel prov me rong guise!
>lel u cant!
>aple wins again!
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>>45365217
Lol no

Linus hates that shit and has it replaced with a superior vaio pro 11 as soon as that came out
>>
>>45365271
So you admit I won. T-thanks anon.
>>
>>45364717

Not a problem. Been together 8 years.

Ill take my own life as proof over some study.
>>
>>45365261
>battery is difficult to replace
>li-polymer block instead of standard 18650s

No, it's shit that will expire in four years.

Maybe that's fine if you're some manchild that always wants the latest specs, but some of us give a shit about the environment and taxes and would rather replace tiny batteries every five years than buy a whole new laptop from a law breaking company every six months.
>>
>>45364593
Prove that audi is not just shitty vw parts with circles drawn all over them.

protip: you can't
>>
>all this conflicting information

So which laptop is the best to buy? I need a new one.
>>
>>45365280
>you should wear a seat belt when traveling in a car
>no problem m8 been driving for years still haven't died
>>
>>45365293
Never seen the environment card pulled in a laptop argument before.
>>
>>45365248
creating things that matter (literature, quarterly profit reports, programs)

the trackpoint makes frequent text selection and occasional GUI use during keyboard-heavy activities a breeze, and the hardware has excellent linux and BSD support if you need a UNIX-like and don't like VMs (the processor has intel VT-D though). newer models also get stellar battery life.

no, don't mention OS X. it has less than half the software support of windows and worse performance and a greater effort:results ratio than linux when it comes to work related posixy shit (nooo you have to install and configure brew but wait the package's dependencies changed now open vim and...).

macs are streamlined for consumer use

lots of animations and gestures that only shine while idly browsing facebook and grabbing photos off a digital camera
>>
>>45365300
A used Thinkpad.
>>
>>45365314
So literally the only thing that you mentioned that is different is the clitmouse. I guess if you need that then whatever, but I prefer using the keyboard and a real mouse.
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>>45365300
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_hi_3?rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A541966%2Cn%3A565108%2Ck%3Alaptop&keywords=laptop&ie=UTF8&qid=1417162178

Check off your needs on the left. Read reviews for the best matches.
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>>45365307
I can't believe /g/ doesn't care

If you were to buy a mac you should at least buy a used one instead of funding apple's conspicuous consumption, tax evasion, and workers rights violations

Never, ever, ever buy new electronics. They're awful and the companies that make them don't deserve your money.

And when you buy used, buy something you can use for the duration of its true useful life instead of the useful life of its battery
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>>45365300
the best laptop? Samsung NP350V5C-S09IN
you're welcome anon
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>>45365332
>blue
>india only
>radeon
>1366x768
>not available
>>
>>45365300
MacBook Pro Retina
>>
>>45364916
>fuck even 15.6 is too big
Do you often hear the words "aww, he's so cute and little"?
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>>45365327
>sort by 13", 6hours+ battery life, best user reviews
>all macbooks
well fuck.
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>not getting a T440p
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>>45365327
Literally I all checked was 13-13.9 inches, 1920x1080 and above, and 6+ hours of battery life. All of these options (excluding botnetbooks) are either more expensive or moderately cheaper than the rMBP and look like complete shit compared to it.
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>>45363252
>lso HFS+ was introduced in 1998 and is lodes better than NTFS
>HFS+ better than NTFS
Laughing_man.jpg
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>>45365378
>best user reviews

You don't say.
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>>45365384
>2014, almost 15
>HDD in a portable device
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>>45365388
>look like complete shit compared to it.
Nothing looks more like complete shit than a fagbook though.
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>>45365384
>1366x768
>>
>>45365396
You may be oblivious to this factual tidbit, but real laptops come with replaceable components.
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>>45365378
Nice try shill, there was a Chromebook somewhere in there.
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>>45365414
But that's not a Shitbook Air.
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>>45362183

>we share our money

>someone that you aren't even legally related to
>>
>>45365378
>>sort by best user reviews

>iDrone opinions
>relevant
>>
>>45362092
A 13" macbook pro is better. The air is only good if you're one of those retards who insist on "muh thinness". But she's a woman, and dumb by nature, so let her get the air.
>>
>>45362179
Fucking lol'd
>>
I have a question about processors.

Does anyone know if Broadwell or Skylake will bring anything revolutionary to computing?
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>>45362183
>We share our money

The only purposes a shared account is used for is shared expenses: rent, insurance, car costs, food, etc.

So unless you get to use the laptop ~50% of the time, tell her to pay it out of her own pocket/ask it for christmas.
>>
>>45365675
Yes.
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>>45365314
>the trackpoint makes frequent text selection and occasional GUI use during keyboard-heavy activities a breeze

Do the trackpads ever get any "updates"?

I wouldn't like to buy one and then end up needing to buy another one a year later.
>>
>>45362092
mac book air has merits, not that horrible overpriced and you can get good deals on them, good cpu, great hard drive speeds, amazing battery life, super light which is a plus for a female.....

its like a $2,500 macbook pro which comes with a shitty ass geforce 750....
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>>45364942
>>>/o/
get the fuck out of here you fucking faggot.
>>
OP.. jesus christ man.. you're never going to get pussy like that. She's gonna hold out on you out of spite.
Give the bitch something shiny, and save yourself the pain of blueballs. Make that hoe pay for the Mac by way of sex, bro.
You kids will never learn how relationships work... Pussy is expensive, you gotta' pay.
You and I both know the Mac isn't worth it, but neither is pussy, so if you really want some, just shell out and get it.
>>
>>45362092
>Acer Aspire S7-392-6807
Pros:
>better screen resolution
>slimmer
>more ram
>can become hackintosh
>no disgusting Apple logo
Cons:
>weaker batter
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