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I know this subject has proably been discussed ad infinitum already, but I have recently heard from a usually reliable source that Apple/Mac laptops are not as resilient to heat and humidity as are the others. Why that would be I have no idea, but for someone based in SE Asia resilience, especially to heat and humidity, is a major concern and before I get carried away with fantasies of getting a Mac ‘Air’ I’d like to hear from a few other sources if possible.

by Nigel Amies at 2008-01-24 05:48:20 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Vientiane , Laos | Bookmark | | Report spam→


It’s not only Apple anymore, but anyone using intel’s dual core chips. My MBPro was hotter than ever before whilst i lived in Thailand and so was a colleagues Sony.
Overall they do run hotter but that has been taken into consideration with the chip

by Daniel Cuthbert | 24 Jan 2008 07:01 | Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa | | Report spam→
The Apple laptops I have used have been very rugged. My ibook died last year after five years of incredible abuse all around the world. I love my current Macbook; fast, great to run photoshop on.

by Richard Lui | 24 Jan 2008 09:01 | Los Angeles, United States | | Report spam→
more yawn

by Imants | 24 Jan 2008 09:01 | Outskie, Australia | | Report spam→
Commodore Amiga.

Anything else is for fashion victims who don’t know shit from shingles.

by Mikethehack | 24 Jan 2008 10:01 | Way up my own ass, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Mike Mike Mike, now you are showing off :p


we all know it was the beast, especially with optional cassette deck on the side

by Daniel Cuthbert | 24 Jan 2008 10:01 | Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa | | Report spam→

Apple does not make shiz like this. If you’re serious about “rugged” laptops, do this, like the military and police. If you’re even considering an Air, you’re not serious about rugged.

If you’re considering a non-armoured laptop of any make or OS, then they’re all the same.

Please. Just stop this apple/pc crap? It HAS been discussed ad nauseum (not infinitum), do a search. It’s a frikkin computer. They all suck at being dropped and getting wet. …and don’t even START on the weight and cost of an armoured laptop.

by [former member] | 24 Jan 2008 10:01 (ed. Jan 24 2008) | boston, ma, United States | | Report spam→
sorry about that, haven’t had my meds yet.

by [former member] | 24 Jan 2008 11:01 | boston, ma, United States | | Report spam→
Commodore Amiga had hardware driven multi-tasking, not software-driven like just about everything these days. Bill G. has taken the lot of you to the cleaners and you were all too dumb to notice.

Feel like an idiot now? Baaaa!

by Mikethehack | 24 Jan 2008 11:01 | Way up my own ass, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
…waiting for Stupid to weigh in.

by [former member] | 24 Jan 2008 12:01 | boston, ma, United States | | Report spam→
I’m not that stupid.

by Stupid Photographer | 24 Jan 2008 13:01 | Holy Smokes, Holy See | | Report spam→

by [former member] | 24 Jan 2008 14:01 | boston, ma, United States | | Report spam→
MacBook Air would be too slow, I reckon, for fast photo processing. I just switched to a MacBook and this thing is quite small, relatively light and inspires a lot of confidence as regards ruggedness. My iBook G3 was very tough but this feels even better. It’s well put together and very fast. Besides, the operating system is rock solid and that’s ever so crucial, right? My previous experiences with anything PC were disastrous, software wise.

by Paul Treacy | 24 Jan 2008 15:01 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
Thanks for the information. I’ll hold off on the Air and go for the Notebook if and when I have the cash. Makes more sense. But I guess the discussion will continue ad nauseum or infinitum.

by Nigel Amies | 28 Jan 2008 03:01 | Vientiane, Laos | | Report spam→
I would wait for the Air to get around to second rev development stage. Apple, and most companies, are prone to beta test hardware on us poor unsuspecting buyers these days.

I travel with a MacBook Pro, which is awesome, and my partner brings our trusty 4 year old iBook everywhere as a backup. We’ll shortly be replacing the iBook with a MacBook, as those are pretty rugged. The MacBook is specced for educational use, designed to be slung in and out of backpacks all day long, and for use by youngsters, so it would be tough enough for your needs, and would run Lightroom, CS3 etc very happily. I’d have one, but my MBP is my main machine also. I sold a G5 tower for it and haven’t looked back.

ANother temptation for me, is to buy a refurbed 12" Powerbook, as they would be hardwearing, practical, compact, okay not Intel, but for a travel machine, they would work too, at a reasonable price. For travel, I would always pick a Mac, as PCs are so buggy, always playing up [yes, I learnt on PCs, taught in labs full of them, and have done PC troubleshooting, as well as my Mac career].


by Ando Perez | 28 Jan 2008 04:01 | Newquay, Cornwall, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
The annoying thing with Pcs is that as time goes by they run slower and slower and take longer and longer to boot up, etc.
I’ve never noticed this with my Macbook, I’ve had it about a year and a half.

Also, when there was only one Gb of space on the hard drive it was running at exactly the same speed as when it was almost empty.

With a mac you don’t have to format the hard drive and reinstall every six months just to maintain performance, also, never had a virus on mine and I dont have an antivirus program installed.

by Andrew Wheeler | 28 Jan 2008 15:01 | Paris, France | | Report spam→
I recently sold an ancient powerbook g4- 550mgz 1 gig of ram. The thing was a tank and i still got $450 for it.
I recently switched to a motorola powered imac and love it. Mac osx is just such a stable environment. It may run a little slower than a similarly powered optimised pc, but once you start opening loads of programs and processing RAW, it just seems to keep going at the same speed regardless, unlike a pc. My vista driven laptop back up suxs beyond belief and will soon be sold (while it is still worth anything) and get upgraded to a souped up ibook.
It is true. Once you go mac, you never go back

by Thornton Cohen | 28 Jan 2008 17:01 | Tamarindo, Costa Rica | | Report spam→

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