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Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-24-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Checco
For 5 years, 8GB RAM is almost an absolute...

For 5 years, 8GB RAM is almost an absolute necessity, I wouldn't go with anything less. Actually, I wouldn't look past 2-3 years with 4GB RAM. 128GB SSD may be sufficient considering you haven't used...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-23-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By Checco
What may be common to both readers is the cable.

What may be common to both readers is the cable.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-19-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By Checco
Don't forget the nice bump in battery life too....

Don't forget the nice bump in battery life too. OP: forget about the numbers - does it feel faster?
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 05-13-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,734
Posted By Checco
I'm sorry, but I agree with Chas. The only reason...

I'm sorry, but I agree with Chas. The only reason I'm not buying one (soon) is that I need to replace my MBP with a rMBP in the next couple of months.

I think the MB was designed by very capable...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-09-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Checco
A 2011+ model with enough RAM (>=8GB) should be...

A 2011+ model with enough RAM (>=8GB) should be okay, but life will be limited. If you're just tinkering, go the more cost-effective route.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-25-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Checco
Maybe try and figure out what Outlook is doing:...

Maybe try and figure out what Outlook is doing: sync'ing, archiving, downloading older emails, etc. Then check your account settings, or worst case, re-create the account. Check also that there are...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 04-19-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Checco
Don't want to try run the Windows version in a VM...

Don't want to try run the Windows version in a VM or even Crossover?
Forum: Apple Desktops 04-18-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By Checco
Any monitor will work fine (except 4k, I doubt...

Any monitor will work fine (except 4k, I doubt your system can drive one), it just depends what your needs are in terms of tasks and time. What I find important for long use is the quality of the...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-28-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By Checco
When I run certain Java applications this happens...

When I run certain Java applications this happens from time-to-time. Clicking out of the Java app results in the cursor re-appearing. Fortunately I don't use them for extended periods. Are you...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-24-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Checco
You're using HDMI - seems your monitor is looking...

You're using HDMI - seems your monitor is looking at the wrong input. Try and manually select HDMI.
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 03-16-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,070
Posted By Checco
The only way "around" this is to max. out the RAM...

The only way "around" this is to max. out the RAM when purchasing new and looking for maxed out units when buying used. The down side is that what Apple defines as maximum and what the board can...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 03-14-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,070
Posted By Checco
This is a difficult one and it's difficult to...

This is a difficult one and it's difficult to call too. I think it depends on the direction future technology takes. Will computers become more memory efficient or will manufacturers simply add...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 03-14-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,070
Posted By Checco
Of course you can be (more) productive with a...

Of course you can be (more) productive with a keyboard involved, but I'm talking about a plain iPad. I considered exactly that before purchasing my MBA. I looked at various keyboard cases considering...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 03-14-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,070
Posted By Checco
Nick and Vansmith, thanks for your answers. I...

Nick and Vansmith, thanks for your answers. I appreciate your approach and you are right, it is important to be objectively critical. I will be honest in saying that my comment wasn't directed at you...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 03-13-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,070
Posted By Checco
I'd call this their ability to sustain those...

I'd call this their ability to sustain those profit margins. Why is this? Great products that people are willing to pay a premium for. You can't will that level of profitability into existence, just...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 03-13-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,070
Posted By Checco
I'm glad to hear that your friend found a...

I'm glad to hear that your friend found a solution that works for her. She needed mobility and power and she found it in the Surface, great. But does that means everyone has the same need?


I...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 03-12-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,070
Posted By Checco
Possibly. But that would've meant a MagSafe and a...

Possibly. But that would've meant a MagSafe and a USB-C port and in this case, space is at a premium - ultraportable. It's just a different class of computer, as is the iPad...no MagSafe there...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 03-12-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,070
Posted By Checco
You missed the point. Effort and time in my view...

You missed the point. Effort and time in my view indicate something deeper than just profit, I.e. The desire to produce a great product.

We've argued this here before. Businesses must make profit,...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 03-12-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,070
Posted By Checco
No, not the MagSafe. But in my view, the aim of...

No, not the MagSafe. But in my view, the aim of the MB is to run unplugged when in use and charge on the desk at night - it's ultra-portable, think iPad. Primary function trumps it.



Nope. Of...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 03-12-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,070
Posted By Checco
Do you have have a clue as to the time, effort,...

Do you have have a clue as to the time, effort, thought and money it takes to design a notebook like that? There are many better alternatives if short-term profit what Apple is after.

This is...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 03-10-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,070
Posted By Checco
I'll join chas here in voting for the MB. ...

I'll join chas here in voting for the MB.

Looking at it from the perspective of an elegant, highly portable notebook, I think it's decent value. Style, quality and engineering are important to me...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 02-25-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By Checco
That's 10% in performance, not capacity.

That's 10% in performance, not capacity.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 02-25-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By Checco
Is the 10% really going to be noticeable on a...

Is the 10% really going to be noticeable on a 2009 machine? I would run it as is...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-18-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Checco
Quad-core without a doubt.

Quad-core without a doubt.
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 05-22-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,471
Posted By Checco
That's the type of post I was referring to. ...

That's the type of post I was referring to.


Thank you.
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