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but currently if you want to use MIDI on a tablet, Apple is the only game in town.edit on 24-12-2013 by cuckooold because: iPads may be great for MIDI, but they absolutely suck for typing on.
You compare the different screens of the two, yet completely leave out the fact the ASUS is a TOUCHSCREEN. You mention it, then ignore it later.
Unless you have specific touch-enabled applications in mind, we can’t recommend paying too much extra for a touchscreen. However, considering they’re now being included on even budget laptops, touchscreens do offer a fresh way to interact with your computer.
Overpriced and trendy does indeed sell too, because Asch Conformity.
Make everyone think that everyone else is buying it and everyone will.
To me the type of person who buys an Apple product is the same type of person who will spend £150 on a pair of jeans because they have the right label on them- the sort of person who equates more cost to greater quality.
Only people with no clue and no idea of what is trending will every buy an apple product because they are so behind the times they think its the best thing out there.
Being a Mac user isn't about having fun, it's about showing you're "better" then others. You're more "socially aware". I can't stand it and have become more and more reluctant to pull out my MacBook Air in public. (Seriously.)
This drives me nuts. I deal with an awful lot of seniors who's hipster children/grandchildren who buy them Apple products for whatever reason. Usually they repeat the tired lines of "Apple is easier" or "Apple can't get viruses."
its not a coincidence that the only people who own apple computers/phones/tablets/MP3 players; are also the people who seem to know little about how to use computers or modern electronic technology in general.
You know so much better than these children, great thanks for keeping it real.
So this discussion isn't about the pro's/con's of the various devices, but rather is a display of social class?
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Buying a smaller and lighter product generally incurs a cost premium
Pretty much every point you make can be summed up in one word. Wrong.
I already proved the ASUS is almost the same weight. The Mac Air 13" is 3lbs. The ASUS 13.3" is 3.3lbs.
ETA: I found the ASUS you listed as a "match" for $900
C0bzzASUS VivoBook S300CA does not include a SSD, instead has a big power hungry HDD. It does not have a Haswell processor.
I never mentioned that one. Asus VivoBook S550CA-DS51T was the one I mentioned.
. It has a Haswell processor, the exact same one, I provided the specs back on page 1
I then listed a better performing version for $950.
I have noticed numerous attempts by apple becoming a 'sell out'. They used to be all about making an affordable practical computer product. personaly I like Apple and their good products. But lately they have been rushing the release of new Iphone modles. Its not even cool anymore, its starting to get irritating. The puplic got the popular iPhone 4 and 4S in 2011. Now this year everyone was exited about the iPhone 5. Now all the sudden they bring out the 5S and 5c this seems to be happening after the death of Steve Jobs. I just hope they don't rush the 6 or 6S.
edit on 24-12-2013 by paranormal78 because: (no reason given)