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warmstrong54

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Primarily interested in high end laptops. Longtime Thinkpad owner going back to the original 700C. Now using a 2015 MacBook Pro 15, but looking to go back to a Windows machine if and when I can find the right hardware mix. Disappointed so far!
 
Not sure where we going with this, but laptops to me these days are a pretty boring category. Is, to me, a simple appliance, a toaster. Vendors try to give you power without heating the thing too much and attempt to maintain reasonably battery between charge, it's always a compromise.

Am hating Apple's direction by the way, going toward their 1-port thing. More to lock you into their eco system. Wintel camp can't make a good looking unit like Apple.
 

Graybush

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Hi there, welcome!

I'm still using a 2012 Macbook pro myself as my personal laptop, but I've heard that Dell and HP have really upped their hardware game lately. I might switch to a Windows laptop myself once my Macbook Pro bites the dust.
 

CelicaGT

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By high end what do you mean? Personally high end means some 17" behemoth with desktop like specs and a power brick the size of a small car. If you mean business class high end, or Ultrabook type machines both Dell and HP are quite on point these days. Apple doesn't come close except in display quality where they meet or exceed, and in customer support where they excel imo (although Dell is quite good too, IF you get the right person on the phone).
 
Not sure where we going with this, but laptops to me these days are a pretty boring category. Is, to me, a simple appliance, a toaster. Vendors try to give you power without heating the thing too much and attempt to maintain reasonably battery between charge, it's always a compromise.

Am hating Apple's direction by the way, going toward their 1-port thing. More to lock you into their eco system. Wintel camp can't make a good looking unit like Apple.
 

CelicaGT

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I think the most exciting thing lately was getting full feature parity GPU's. Not that it means much to everyone. The XPS series are fine looking imo, that camera though...
 

Graybush

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I definitely agree with you, the webcam placement is so incredibly awkward for me. It's like I have to be at the keyboard's level in order to be seen properly, and not give the impression that I have an infinite amount of chin rolls.
 

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