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Not so bad in practice
Authored by: ptone on Oct 20, '08 02:47:07PM

To say you won't use a glossy - is like saying you are only going to use PPC. You've just committed yourself to obsolescence.

-P



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Not so bad in practice
Authored by: robg on Oct 20, '08 08:20:15PM

It's not quite that bad, given that a MBP of today's Core 2 generation will be more than usable for quite a few years -- it will run the upcoming Snow Leopard just fine, for instance. In general, I don't push my laptop the way I push the desktop, so I don't need the ultimate in CPU (or video card) performance -- I just need it to work at a reasonable speed.

As a point of reference, we still have (and I still use on occasion) a 12" PowerBook G4. I expect that one will remain here for a long time, though clearly it's not going to run Snow Leopard :).

So yes, I'm dooming myself to technological obsolescence, in some way, as laptops get faster and faster. But it's not really going to matter in the relative short term. I just hope Apple realizes the error of their ways and adds a matte screen before my MacBook Pro completely dies of old age.

(To make that event as far off as possible, I've just ordered a factory refurb 2.6GHz MBP to replace my two-year-old model, which I'll sell. Apple's got some great refurb deals right now...)

-rob.



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