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ASUS vs. ACER
thesorehead 
30/7/08 12:40:26 PM
Guru

ASUS >> ACER.

TOSHIBA = ASUS

Toshiba/ASUS > Apple

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lunchbox1988 
31/7/08 12:16:13 PM
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Being the owner of a Dell XPS, a Toshiba Satellite Pr and an ASUS EEEPC1000H, I have to say, all are good, and all shit on Acer from a great height.

My favourites being the Dell and the EEE at the moment, the Dell for it's raw power and the EEE for it's cute little shiny ball of sexiness.

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Fuchal 
11/8/08 12:20:36 AM
Serf
Quote by thesorehead
ASUS >> ACER.

TOSHIBA = ASUS

Toshiba/ASUS > Apple



A 1978 Yellow Pages for Hobart >>>> Apple

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The Tick 
11/8/08 12:38:14 PM
Hero
Titan


Quote by thesorehead

Toshiba/ASUS > Apple



thesorehead + Fuchal <> know what they are talking about :P

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I don't care who makes what, I just want more toys.



thesorehead 
12/8/08 9:52:28 AM
Guru

Quote by The Tick
Quote by thesorehead

Toshiba/ASUS > Apple



thesorehead + Fuchal <> know what they are talking about :P



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Apple is good if you don't mind being told exactly how, when and where you use your media and perform basic tasks. And if you want a cut-down seriously-underpowered version of Office (MS Office 08 MAC <<< Office 2k7). If you like the "Apple Way", good for you.

For the same money you get a Windows machine with more powerful hardware, more performance options and software that you actually wanted from the beginning. Not to mention the abundance of free software and compatible hardware.

That's just the way I see it. Every product has its place - Mac just doesn't belong on my desk!

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"Be Excellent to each other" - Bill and Ted
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"Consoles are toys. $250 is the most I will pay for a toy." - thesorehead

The Tick 
12/8/08 2:07:01 PM
Hero
Titan


thesorehead - that is fair enough. if it doesn't have a place on your desk then that is your call.

The problem is your arguments aren't exactly true though and I am guessing here (could be wrong) that your beliefs about the product stem more from what you have heard rather than what you have experienced.

The mac hardware is powerful and works well for build quality relating to the price points they meet. I would rate it better than what Toshiba have produced over the last 3 years although I might be biased as I went totally off them with the introduction of the M3 notebook which was supposed to be in line with the IBM T series but was built using the turdiest hardware I have seen. Give me an IBM T series or Apple product (depending on the deployment environment) any day. I haven't dealt with the ASUS stuff although the few high end models I have seen and had to work on haven't exactly impressed me all that much but I can't really say anything about the build quality.

There is free software available for the MAC - free software isn't a right only given to Linux or Windows environments.

Your right though, Office 2008 is a piece of shit. GG Microsoft! Unless having to interface to corporate networks though, the $99 iwork suite coupled with the native mail, address book and ical applications makes for a cheaper and all round better office solution for me personally which is miles cheaper than Office 2007.

I would also draw your attention to the apps that come with OSX vs what you would have to pay for in a Windows world. Then I would also encourage you to look at some professional versions of Apple software vs what is available on PC. Either the same or cheaper.

OSX is a different platform than Windows and from a user side of things, linux flavours too.

As to being locked down and told how when and where to use your media - I for some reason don't have any such problems with a MAC. I am not sure where you get this idea from.


Edited by The Tick: 12/8/2008 3:36:18 PM

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madcap_magician 
8/9/08 10:47:55 AM
Initiate

Hey Guys,

Seems that this argument always seems to pop up around asus, and funny enough acer.

Having worked in an acer certified repair outlet - i know full well what shoddy, half assed hardware that acer make. I was very lucky with a cheap acer laptop i had in that it had no hardware faults and to this day is still up and running and working fine. But these days, (speaking from perspective of a few years back) the amount of work im sending back up to the repair center for acer is just unbelievable. Acer make cheap hardware, and its cheap because you take a roll of the dice everytime you purchase there hardware. You may have it for a week and it dies in the ass. Or like mine, its still up and running 5 years down the track.

I have heard how hard ASUS have been with customer support at times. However - i find there are 2 schools of thought around this mob - Love'em or Hate'em. I have bought ASUS hardware all my life. And i have not once had a failure. and any failure around that item has not been an asus item - usually gigabyte. (before the flames come, yes gigabyte are now starting to make more quality products, just personal experence).

But back to the point - ASUS laptops are a good, quality product, that come with what you expect when you buy a laptop from a consumer point of view. From a technical perspective - they have all the goodies you need to do the job right the first time. yes ASUS are a little more expensive. But im willing to pay a little more (which is fuck all now that the ass has fallen out of the hardware market and you can build a good home system for 500-600 bucks) to know that my systems (personal) and my clients systems, are running on asus motherboards, laptops, GFX cards etc etc.

I am keen to experement with the eeepc and the eee box as well. Why ... ? Because its ASUS. Thats why.

MM.

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Linux_Inside V2 
8/9/08 12:59:01 PM
Immortal

Quote by thesorehead
ASUS >> ACER.

TOSHIBA = ASUS

Toshiba/ASUS > Apple



You know the main Manufacturer of Apple portables is ASUS right?

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lunchbox1988 
8/9/08 1:30:18 PM
Titan

Quote by Linux_Inside V2
Quote by thesorehead
ASUS >> ACER.

TOSHIBA = ASUS

Toshiba/ASUS > Apple



You know the main Manufacturer of Apple portables is ASUS right?



Winry?

WOW, you leanr something new every day.

That is quite interesting.

(Note: Not being sarcastic, actually surprised and interested in this info)

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