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AnotherJoe wrote:

The new new ipad??? looks quite nice - but why no widescreen?

Looking at where the home button & the front camera is, it's obvious that the iPad is primarily designed as a reading and surfing device. For that purpose, a 4:3 aspect ratio is perfect.

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Next time the HD will vanish (cloud only), USB connections will disappear, then the keyboard.

We're almost there! :wave:

http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/chrome/devices/chromebooks.html?utm_campaign=en_GB&utm_medium=ha&utm_source=en_GB-ha-emea-gb-bkws&utm_medium=oa#ss-cb

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bigboss wrote:

chebby wrote:

Next time the HD will vanish (cloud only), USB connections will disappear, then the keyboard.

We're almost there! :wave:

http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/chrome/devices/chromebooks.html?utm_campaign=en_GB&utm_medium=ha&utm_source=en_GB-ha-emea-gb-bkws&utm_medium=oa#ss-cb

Nah, it has two USB sockets, a keyboard and a Solid State 'HD'. (Nice that the 'free' 100GB of Google storage expires after 2 years!)

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Makes you wonder doesn't it what our computers will be like in five years time, is it company driven like apple & samsung or is it customer driven.

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Apple may live to regret not consulting this forum before launch 

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Apple may live to regret not consulting this forum before launch

*Exactly*. Fools...

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I pretty much need to buy a tablet this month. A real shame these weren't £50 cheaper; now I'm going to have to do some proper research and think about it  :cry: :type:

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Trying to think of what type of person is going to say "At last, I'm so glad they got rid of that pesky optical drive". At least in the Mac Mini the sweetner is that you can install a second HDD or SSD in the unused space.

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A tread too far me thinks.

 

 

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No one I know uses CDs or DVDs any more - not even at work. The only time I use them now is to burn the occasional CD (and to be honest, I don't find myself buying many any more now I've got my Spotify subscription). Yes, I know, some people use them day in and day out - if you do, it's either get an older model, get an external drive or get something else. But it's not really a mainstream requirement any more I'm afraid.

I bought, ripped and loaded 10 BBC CDs to my iTunes last week. I guess you think I should download them from iTunes at 40 percent more in price (and in laughably low iTunes download purchase quality) just so I can boast about the thinness of the computer?

Why would I think that? As I've said, unless you're okay to use an external drive to rip your CDs, clearly a new Mac isn't the computer for you. Unless of course you were going to carry it around with you everyday - in which case the slimness and weight may well become a consideration.

 

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Clicky

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Oh dear i seem to have made a mess :oops:  i just wanted to show some photo's of qwerty shoes, feel free to delete.

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You know that feeling when the thing you bought brand new suddenly becomes an outdated "last year's model", you look at its replacement model with just a little tinge of envy and regret that you didn't hold out for it?  Well last year I spend a huge amount of cash on an i7 iMac (well, huge amount to me), I've just seen pictures of the new iMacs and you know what...I'm not getting 'that' feeling, just like I didn't get 'that' feeling when the 2011 Mac Mini was launched without an optical drive, just two months after I'd bought the more practical 2010 model.

This either means I'm totally way-off Apple's stereotypical customer profile, or they've suddenly got something seriously wrong which they'll regret.  Which is it.

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... No one I know uses CDs or DVDs any more - not even at work. 

IME, CDs and DVDs are still a mainstay for many home-based workers - eg, freelance hacks, sub editors and/or designers.

Meanwhile, 'they' are trying to tell us that home-based/remote working is the way forward.

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The only time I use them now is to burn the occasional CD (and to be honest, I don't find myself buying many any more now I've got my Spotify subscription).

When Spotify et al stream 16/44, and stop using bass-boosting EQs, I guess we'll all quit buying CDs. DHYB.

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 By getting rid of the drive, Apple can make their machines slimmer, lighter, more portable... 

Not really a selling point for me, not in the habit of carrying iMacs - the three I've owned tend to live on a desk :?

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...and (probably most important for a lot of people who buy Apple stuff) more attractive... 

Indeed, which is why the prospect of a fugly optical-drive dangling from a wafer-thin new iMac does not appeal.

Trouble is, we're not living in a cloud-based utopia with 100% reliable high-speed broadband available to all. Nor, I suspect, will we ever do so.

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