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bill
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4906 posts since 5/8/09

22 Oct 2013 21:00
glad they haven't moved the flat ios7 interface style to osX.
Hello World
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12100 posts since 7/3/05

22 Oct 2013 22:52
mini retina is great for my photos
Vazza
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4294 posts since 30/9/06

22 Oct 2013 22:57
What's better about the iPad air compared to mini except LTE and bigger retina screen?
DuffMan
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14288 posts since 21/2/07

22 Oct 2013 23:06
Trystero wrote:
DuffMan wrote: Unless Apple do something incredible tomorrow I'm probably going Dell

if you can wait another few months, the macbook air line is supposed to be getting a big revamp next year

there are rumours of an ultra-slim 12-inch broadwell macbook air retina with IGZO diaply due mid-2014

Apple definitely need to release something special to keep pace with the current ultrabook market and that sounds like it could do the trick

Not really sure what I'll do. Will wait for reviews of the XPS and the rMBP to come out and think about it then I guess.
Top of the line rMBP is now basically identical to the top of the range XPS in specs, slightly smaller battery and no touch screen and you can't replace anything but will look nicer and I might be able to get a 3 year HE warranty.

Then again might just fuck it all off and get something smaller and lighter, don't really need a 512gb SSD anyway.
Trystero
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1619 posts since 1/8/07

22 Oct 2013 23:11
MoB wrote: new retina 13 macbooks, praise the lord.

been a long enough time coming…

just ordered the 13" (2.4/8GB/256) with a healthy HE discount Cool
MoB
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36704 posts since 31/8/04

22 Oct 2013 23:15
is there a direct link to HE or you gotta do it via a network?
themistake
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10533 posts since 20/2/06

22 Oct 2013 23:35
this has been a long time coming…

bit confused to the specs of the 15' entry level rmbp


"15-inch: 2.0GHz
with Retina display
Specifications
2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7"
Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz

and the the entry level 13' rmbp has


13-inch: 2.4GHz
with Retina display
Specifications
2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz


does the turbo boost really work? or is the 15' actually under spec'd?
lot of cash….



*edit* and i swear the HE discount also included a heavily discounted applecare. not £200 for 3 years.
nothingelseworked
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3303 posts since 21/2/10

22 Oct 2013 23:39
MoB wrote: is there a direct link to HE or you gotta do it via a network?

If you can find someone with an NUS card they can send you their unique link I think, which will let you shop from outside a uni network with the HE discount.
bill
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4906 posts since 5/8/09

22 Oct 2013 23:40
Installed mavericks, downloaded fast took about 45 mins to install. They've made upgrading an OS so easy but I guess part of that reason is the fact that the updates the last few years haven't really been that substantial.
nothingelseworked
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3303 posts since 21/2/10

22 Oct 2013 23:41
themistake wrote: this has been a long time coming…

bit confused to the specs of the 15' entry level rmbp

15" is a quad-core i7

13" is dual-core i5
themistake
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10533 posts since 20/2/06

23 Oct 2013 00:06
nothingelseworked wrote:
themistake wrote: this has been a long time coming…

bit confused to the specs of the 15' entry level rmbp

15" is a quad-core i7

13" is dual-core i5


totally missed the quad bit..
safe..
MoB
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36704 posts since 31/8/04

23 Oct 2013 00:30
installed mavericks, haven't noticed any difference.
bill
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4906 posts since 5/8/09

23 Oct 2013 00:52
I reckon you could go back to 10.6 or 10.7 and not notice much difference.

Finder has tabs, the tags thing seems a bit shit to me.
DuffMan
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14288 posts since 21/2/07

23 Oct 2013 01:17
I'm still on 10.6.8, might as well upgrade now it's free
Vazza
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4294 posts since 30/9/06

23 Oct 2013 06:22
themistake wrote:
nothingelseworked wrote:
themistake wrote: this has been a long time coming…

bit confused to the specs of the 15' entry level rmbp

15" is a quad-core i7

13" is dual-core i5


totally missed the quad bit..
safe..

Seem to remember paying something like £75 for AppleCare 3-4 years ago.
india
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5662 posts since 31/10/05

23 Oct 2013 08:48
anyone selling a 1 or 2 year old laptop soon then?

velvet
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9518 posts since 12/6/06

23 Oct 2013 11:23
notable differences with maverick?
Prot0
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1773 posts since 15/6/04

23 Oct 2013 14:18
What I've noticed so far;

Finder tags (sort files by colour and seperate them from other files)
Finder tabs
Maps App (Really good so far)
iBooks App
Cleaner look overall (not massively noticeable though)
bill
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4906 posts since 5/8/09

23 Oct 2013 14:33
http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/10/os-x-10-9/

In depth review of what's new.

One thing I noticed is that the colour profile changed, noticeable on the icons on my dock.
Anto
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3590 posts since 19/1/12

24 Oct 2013 11:16
How much is the HE discount in the UK?