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Crystal Clear (H.E.S)

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14th October, 2005 at 03:14:14 -

Wtf, Nintendo shits over them all.

Back on topic, Its a great idea, paying for it is bullshit though and also apple make the dodgiest products. Mini's and all that are shite, i have one myself its my second Mini, my friend has been through three. ive been through 3 pairs of Apple Ipod ear-phones. It's complete bullshit, when they fix their Fecked up battery then maybe i'll buy it.

Oh and WTF is wrong with windows, ive had XP for atleast 2 years now. Never had one single problem, I don't have a firewall, i hate the things there not worth it.
But i do protect it with Numerous spyware tools and ofcourse good old AVG

So all-in-all
Ipod Mini's = Complete Shit, WTF @ 2 hour battery life.
Windows XP = Nothing wrong with, quit bitching and get AVG.
Nintendo = The Best


 
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14th October, 2005 at 08:31:10 -

maybe the reason pcs need a bigger processor is that windowsxp is a stonking behemoth of an OS that requires a little more power. I don't really know, but i guess the mac OS is smaller and probably simpler thus only requires a lesser processor.
So why are they (Macs) usually more expensive for a seemingly slower machine?

 
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14th October, 2005 at 14:56:02 -

"So why are they (Macs) usually more expensive for a seemingly slower machine?"

alright, so to get a 17" Media Centre PC costs around 1300. to get a 20" iMac with its media centre costs 1080, well 1140 with Digital Terrestrial TV.
you cannot get a decent 12" Windows laptop for less than 1000 too. like i said; my 1.5ghz G4 outperforms my 3ghz P4 with no problems at all. hell it even has a lesser video card and runs Doom 3 better! the optimisation with Mac all round is bleedin incredible. thats how they can afford to use lower clock speed CPU's. but when the next gen PowerBooks are using the first stock of Intels latest chips then the real comparisons will take place. then Windows will be exposed for the horrendously cumbersome OS it is. Vista will be the same, i mean you guys have seen the minimum specs for that right?

Crystal Clear (H.E.S); If Apple is so bad why are you and your mate still using an iPod mini? i'm always amazed by people online. I was talking to a guy once who had just bought a gamecube, played through WindWaker and Mario Sunshine only to come to the conclusion that "Nintendo sucks"... why pay and waste your time with something you don't like? i know its all down to luck and all that. but pretty much everybody on my course and most my mates have iPods. never has one broke. my headphones broke once because a car door was accidentally closed on them, the only time I've ever seen something iPod related break infront of me.
if you really do have a 2 hour battery life then TAKE IT BACK! Go to an Apple Store and complain! you really should read the news; if you have a 1st gen iPod mini or anything before the 4th Gen big iPod and the battery life has been depleted then Apple will REPLACE THE BATTERY FOR NO FEE! OR give you 50 towards a new iPod! how many other companies will do that? not fucking many.
Besides; iPod mini 2G battery life by Apple is claimed at 18 hours. we all thought "oh its Apple, take it with a pinch of salt"... so iPodLounge, as it was called back then, ran tests for weeks and the battery life lasted 26 hours. can i write that in caps just so the blind out there can see? TWENTY SIX HOURS. there. thank you. if you have less than what Apple say they will refund you.

And yes. there is lots wrong with XP. if you're used to it then fine. but as an XP user for 5 years I had enough of its serious faults, constant worries and problems. I had AVG. my laptop has AVG, always up to date. it has viruses that just wont budge. yea... nothing wrong there!

 
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14th October, 2005 at 16:30:18 -

I've seen like 100 of these discussions in like 100 other places and their bloody pointless. We all obviously like different thinks because we're all clearly different people. At the end of the day, I'd much rather have a PSP than an Ipod, Ipod Video blah blah because I can play games, music, videos virtually whenever I want. Some people will prefer ipod because they'd rather just listen to large amounts of music than play games and stuff. I honestly don't give a damn.

I've never used a Mac so I won't comment on whether Windows is better or not - although loads of people told me I'm stupid because I have windows? Meh stuff them.

 
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14th October, 2005 at 17:19:11 -

nah, your not stupid by what you use, but by how much you flame other people for liking different things and for arguing with outdated myths.

 
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14th October, 2005 at 18:26:31 -

Ok, first off I don't usually get involved in these discussion but this one I had to. I had an iPod 3G which was experiencing battery problems and shortly after dropping/swinging it into my PC Tower (yes, thats an aluminium tower) it stopped working. It would skip and freeze and would no longer connect. I would have had to pay 35 just to speak to Apple Tech Support (and don't go you should have taken out AppleCare). Finally I got onto my insurers and am getting it replaced - a lot better than paying 100+ to get a new hard drive fitted to an ancient model with battery problems. I'm looking into getting a video iPod mainly because I continuously give PCs multiple chances.

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As for viruses, get over it fan boys, it does have vulnerabilites just nobody can be bothered exploiting them seeing as nobody uses them. As for Macs -

[quote=Jimmi]
alright, so to get a 17" Media Centre PC costs around 1300. to get a 20" iMac with its media centre costs 1080, well 1140 with Digital Terrestrial TV.
you cannot get a decent 12" Windows laptop for less than 1000 too. like i said; my 1.5ghz G4 outperforms my 3ghz P4 with no problems at all. hell it even has a lesser video card and runs Doom 3 better! the optimisation with Mac all round is bleedin incredible. thats how they can afford to use lower clock speed CPU's.
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Quite which iMac you were looking at I'm not sure. This is the one I'm looking at,

http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/ukstore.woa/90701/wo/5f23eXXwOJOS2giXIlwzE0eDzyx/6.?p=0

and that looks like 1199.99 (and no digital terristrial tuner) to me and where did you get that price for the Media Centre PC? If I'd spent longer looking I could have found something more like the iMac but I think this is pretty good,

http://www.acernotebooks.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_L200_92.LJA7Z.UFM/version-3.asp

And if you added on a monitor it probably would only come to 1000 (http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=83914).

As for the DooM 3 issue:

Case
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=56975
19.97

Power Cord
0.99

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA8KN (SLI/PCIe/DDR 400)
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=11965500562&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=87027
90.73

Processor - AMD 64bit 4000+
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=88106
261.54

Graphics Cards - Dual nVidia Gefore 7800gtx 256mb
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=94966
549.94

Hard drive - 160gb 7200rpm
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=11965663846&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=74134
54.05

Memory - 1GBx2 DDR400 PC3200
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=11965698121&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=63128
64.99

CD/DVD Drive - 16x DVD RW
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=97237
32.31

Monitor - Samsung 19" TFT
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=83914
192.98

Keyboard & Mouse - Wireless
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=90793
12.99

Total: 1356.52

Sure it costs a bit more but I'll be impressed when I see a SLI Mac. I'd love to 3DMark a 1400 mac against this PC.

//End PC Slant

Well thats my 2 cents. I'm in a slightly ranty mood this evening.

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14th October, 2005 at 18:39:53 -

I'd never switch to Mac. Yeah sure, windows allows all sorts of crap on to your comp through IE, and also gives you shit like windows update, but it's still much better. The dock just sucks. The new program is also incredibly slow on any of the older comps, and the programs freeze about 50% of the time, bringing that stupid pinwheel up and making you "Force quit". Also, using Apple computers just because they came out with a bunch of overpriced Mp3 players is incredibly stupid.

Oh and Crystal Clear, "Nintendo shits over them all."???? Don't you mean Nintend shits all over itself?

 
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14th October, 2005 at 20:58:48 -

Jimmi: I'm still using it only because its under warranty, My first Ipod Mini i had the battery merely lasted 2 hours, sometimes would last 10 minutes.
I took it into an Apple Ipod Centre, 2 weeks later was sent a new one.
Thats great when you think about it, but they replace it with the older generation.

So yeah i got my Ipod-Mini replaced, problems solved? in 3-4 months time when it goes shit again, and the warranty is finished then what?

They give you a shit product, when it goes shite, they replace you with the same product which will encounter the same battery problems, and keep doing it until your warranty is out then "sorry your out of warranty, we cant replace it for you" thats what i call great customer service

So yeah there fixing the problem in short term, but when my warranty is out and the product screws up they wont do crap about it.
The least they could do is replace the Older generation Mini's with the newer Generation mini's with the longer lasting batterys and renew their warranty, NOW that would be good custom service.

Their customer service: http://www.apple.com/au/ipod/ipod.html
They don't even support their Mini's anymore, thats great customer service

All-in-all, Ipod-Mini's and Apples Customer Service towards them is ass.

 
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