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pretty slow: maybe. depends on what you wanna do with your notebook. at prices around 600 - 800€ you still get a lot of bang for your buck, me thinks. i bet there's no up-to-date macbook pro available for that money, or is it?
added on the 2010-07-16 10:23:54 by hcdlt hcdlt

added on the 2010-07-16 10:33:02 by farfar farfar
Nope, you'd struggle to get a macboook for that price. But he asked for comparable performance + price, so I guess he's not interested in cheaper but slower :)
added on the 2010-07-16 10:55:56 by psonice psonice
How about a thinkpad T60 with a 9-cell battery and an add-on battery in the drive bay? That should do almost five hours with wifi on and screen at half brightness.
added on the 2010-07-16 11:30:28 by doomdoom doomdoom
The X200s or X300 also have excellent battery life, and they have drive bays where you can install an extra battery if you crap money and have no use for a DVD drive.

I also have good experience with the HP ProBook 5310m. Review here. It's quite a bit cheaper than the Thinkpads, too, and with the spare money you can install an SSD to improve battery life and performance.
added on the 2010-07-16 11:40:01 by doomdoom doomdoom
All of those look comparatively low powered (slower CPU, slow GPU (if they even have one, most seem to be GMA crap), poor screen, max 4gb memory...) and still not competitive on battery life.

It was like this 5 years back when I bought a powerbook. I actually wanted a pc laptop, but anything reasonably powerful was big or had crap battery life (usually both). Anything reasonably sized with decent battery life was fairly slow and similar money to the mac.
added on the 2010-07-16 12:26:30 by psonice psonice
I'm in Canada, it's a secondary machine, I'm keeping my desktop for demo stuff and all, it's just for convenience and college, I'm going in electronic engineering and I'll probably be running some CAD program, I have around 2000$ CAD (1900US, 1467 EURO). The thing is I plan on keeping it at least 3-4 years, so a CULV or Atom machine is probably out the windows as it will be struggling in 2-3 years... an i3 seems fine but an i5 (520M even) is preferable. I'd like a non-Intel chipset too (nVidia 330M with no dedicated memory in the Macbook Pro). I'm exactly like psonice on that once, I would totally prefer a Windows/Linux Laptop, but similar performence/similar battery life (IE: the Envy 15, the T510) is more expensive, and since it's a secondary computer after all, I might be buying my first mac, and honestly I kind of hate it haha :)
added on the 2010-07-16 19:33:17 by olivil olivil
Wow typo and long sentence galore
added on the 2010-07-16 19:36:26 by olivil olivil
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added on the 2010-07-16 19:58:32 by jazz jazz
Is there any reason you couldn't get a MacBook Pro and install Windows on it?
added on the 2010-07-17 12:06:50 by doomdoom doomdoom
In theory you have to buy a windows license, so if money is tight and you don't happen to have a license available (and you're not pirating it) maybe you'd have a reason.

Otherwise, you fire up bootcamp in osx, repartition and start the windows installer. Or load it in vmware or whatever. Or both.
added on the 2010-07-17 12:18:55 by psonice psonice
I generally figure I've bought enough Windows licenses already. ;)
added on the 2010-07-17 12:32:46 by doomdoom doomdoom
as a student you get windows for free usually...
added on the 2010-07-17 14:51:40 by src src
I get an actual legit license from work (we have a site license that covers off-site usage in some cases). Otherwise, what's an OS license actually worth? Seems some versions of windows go for a lot of cash. OSX isn't quite so expensive, but it's still a lot (current version aside, that was only ~€30). I guess I'd pay €50 or so for a decent OS.
added on the 2010-07-17 16:45:16 by psonice psonice
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added on the 2010-07-17 19:09:58 by schema schema
Already been posted.

Jobs looked pretty skeletal again during his iphone 4 denial/apology. I'm wondering now if it's because of his health or because he's working 25 hours a day reading every single email people send him :)
added on the 2010-07-17 22:13:23 by psonice psonice
He's a spacker, that's why!
added on the 2010-07-17 22:20:20 by Frost Frost
Isn't it Fridays that Steve receives his weekly longevity treatment?

If so, did he miss it because of the press conference?
added on the 2010-07-17 22:31:41 by ted ted
added on the 2010-07-17 22:57:15 by farfar farfar
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added on the 2010-07-18 00:38:56 by ted ted
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