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Porsche Designs a Laptop

CmdrTaco posted more than 11 years ago | from the now-thats-just-silly dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "Cnet is reporting that BestBuy is selling a porsche designed widescreen ultra thin laptop the looks almost exactly like a Tibook. Sadly, it runs windows so no one will actually want to use one for real work, but it looks pretty cool for minesweeper. Ah, I guess that the TiBook is no longer a status symbol if you can run Windows on it. It has all the trimmings, like those "made for windows 2k stickers" that get the screen all nasty when you close it."

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IBM designs a car (-1, Troll)

Faggot (614416) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530310)

the Skidpad

FP!

I KNEW IT! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4530409)

You are a troll, after all. I knew you had to own up someday.

Pathetic (4, Insightful)

waldoj (8229) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530321)

I expect Mac rip-offs from companies like Compaq and eMachines. But Porche? It's bad enough that they've designed a laptop for Best Buy. (What business is Porche in, anyhow?) But to just blatently rip off the TiBook design is pathetic.

-Waldo Jaquith

Re:Pathetic (4, Insightful)

Faggot (614416) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530347)

Ripping off unique Apple designs is not just pathetic, it's inevitable. I'm glad someone still takes design chances with their hardware -- it comes out quite well very often. :)

Re:Pathetic (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4530465)

To rip off a very good design that's stayed so sexy for so long and then ruin it by making it look cheapy is pretty bad too. The TiBook is sexy for its minimalism. You have the screen, the keyboard, and not much else. This thing adds ports and buttons at the front, tacky glossy black, and a hard edged design that screams "cheap".

Mind you, IBM Thinkpads suffer from the same aesthetic problems - they're ugly as sin, but still awfully nice inside.

Re:Pathetic (5, Informative)

jackjumper (307961) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530477)

Uh this is from Porsche Designs GmbH which, like most design houses, needs to make money so they (gasp) design things for whomever pays them.

It is *not* the same as Porsche cars, although they do design very nice high end stuff.

Useful for work (-1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4530323)

Since 99.999999% of the world's business use Microsoft Office, I'd wager to say this will be just fine for work.

Besides, why would you want to use a nice widescreen display with another OS that doesn't even support DVD playback?

Re:Useful for work (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4530359)

how is the parent offtopic? it clearly responds to (stupid) remarks made by the submitter of the story. i can understand THIS post being marked offtopic, but not the parent, with witch i totally agree!!

Re:Useful for work (1)

ANTI (81267) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530518)

So OSX can't play DVDs ?

Cause BSD plays them nicely on my widescreen TV.

Or what was that "[an]other OS" ?

Re:Useful for work (3, Informative)

DJ FirBee (611681) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530532)

Both OSX and MacOS support full screen playback just fine on my TiBook. Troll.

Bash, Bash, Bash (4, Insightful)

timothy_m_smith (222047) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530327)

It is hard to take this post seriously when all it does is bash Windows. It is fine not to like you Windows, but you don't have to make it that using Windows is the crime of the century.

Re:Bash, Bash, Bash (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4530352)

Everyone knows Porcshes are shiny and red, not a screen of blue.

Re:Bash, Bash, Bash (0, Flamebait)

daeley (126313) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530371)

but you don't have to make it that using Windows is the crime of the century.

It isn't? ;)

Re:Bash, Bash, Bash (1, Troll)

WndrBr3d (219963) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530457)

Thats even a more retarded statement! Man, you guys are in the running for the most ignorand and uneducated pro linux argument ever!

Re:Bash, Bash, Bash (2, Funny)

Insightfill (554828) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530400)

I think it's been determined in court that selling Windows was the crime of the century.

Re:Bash, Bash, Bash (5, Funny)

blackcat++ (168398) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530405)

It is fine not to like you Windows, but you don't have to make it that using Windows is the crime of the century.

You're new to Slashdot, aren't you?

Re:Bash, Bash, Bash (2)

sql*kitten (1359) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530478)

You're new to Slashdot, aren't you?

I remember when /. used to publish the browser statistics - IIRC, 80-90% of /. readers use Windows. Perhaps the Linux users are simply more vocal, or perhaps they just have more time on their hands.

Re:Bash, Bash, Bash (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4530522)

Of course they have more time on their hands. They're sitting around waiting for the next nightly build of Mozilla they can download and compile.

Re:Bash, Bash, Bash (4, Insightful)

mocktor (536122) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530414)

not that i'm particularly pro-ms, but...

Sadly, it runs windows so no one will actually want to use one for real work

Exactly what planet are you living on? Last time i looked the majority of computer users do 100% of their computing in windows.

Comments like this in the front page of /. jsut serve ro make the linux/open source community look like a bunch of sulky children because *their* os doesn't come installed.

Re:Bash, Bash, Bash (2, Funny)

Conare (442798) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530462)

I disagree. CmdrTaco's story selection is completely objective, and the anonymous reader's story submission is very well balanced. Now where did I put the rest of that acid.
Welcome to Slashdot.

Re:Bash, Bash, Bash (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4530470)

It is the crime of the century. RMS told me so. He said people that use Windows are no better than the towelheads that destroyed two skyscrapers in NYC.

Re:Bash, Bash, Bash (5, Insightful)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530538)

This is from an anonymous reader. So Taco could of done what some other editors sometimes do. They post the link with their own words, instead of the posters. No one is going to get hurt (hey, if they cared, they woulda posted logged in), so make it a story that doesn't make Linux users look like the whiny children no one wants to listen to.

Warning: Typical FK rant to follow:
Honestly, people, if you want people to switch from Windows to Linux, you have to support Linux, not bash MS. All bashing does is make you look immature. Think about it. What does Linus say about Windows? He doesn't care? You mean he hates it right? What? Doesn't care one way or the other? Maybe you should too...

If only you could get OSX emulation (3, Funny)

OptimizedPrime (558992) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530331)

Then you could run OSX on top of you w2k porsche book while the guy next to you runs 2k to manage a server by using Virtual PC on his Ti book.... I'm not touching the recursive possibilities

Re:If only you could get OSX emulation (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4530494)

That's like a married couple both having sex changes.

Ummmm... (3, Funny)

bricriu (184334) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530341)

Sadly, it runs windows so no one will actually want to use one for real work...

*coughcough* Zealot! *cough cough*

Re:Ummmm... (4, Funny)

sql*kitten (1359) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530431)

*coughcough* Zealot! *cough cough*

Indeed. I have thought about this for a few minutes, and I am unable to come up with an example of "real work" that can be done on a laptop that cannot be done on a laptop running Windows - altho' I can very easily think of applications that are available for Windows (or Solaris if your laptop is a Tadpole) that aren't (yet) available for MacOS X. Perhaps the original poster could enlighten us as to what exactly they do for a living?

Re:Ummmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4530515)

I am unable to come up with an example of "real work" that can be done on a laptop that cannot be done on a laptop running Windows

Compile a Linux Kernel.

Re:Ummmm... (1)

override11 (516715) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530528)

Isnt that obvious? He posts and comments to slashdot all day long so one day he will feel vindicated in his GNU loving heart.

How about just use what works??

I dont think the manufacturers of my phone switch are going to port their software to linux just because I whine about it. Or my insurance and payroll software. Linux has its uses, just like AIX does, but I dont run screaming through halls telling everyone how everything but AIX sucks.

Its just like those damn self righteous */replace religion of your choice here/* convinced everyone else is going to hell but them....

Widescreen Possible? (3, Offtopic)

waldoj (8229) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530349)

I was in Circuit City the other day (buying a Playstation 2, if you must know :), and I was ogling a Sony desktop with a 23" LCD, widescreen a la the Apple Cinema Display. Everything was all stretchy. I asked the sales clerk -- admittedly not the best source when it comes to technical issues -- who said that the staff there had been completely unable to get the system to handle the proportions properly.

Does anybody know if Windows can handle dimensions like this? If so, which versions, and is it tricky?

-Waldo Jaquith

Re:Widescreen Possible? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4530377)

It's easy -- just write up a modeline, stick it in the plaintext config file, and--OH WAIT NO YOU CAN'T!! ahahaha suckers

Re:Widescreen Possible? (5, Informative)

csnydermvpsoft (596111) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530393)

My Fujitsu Lifebook P-series has a 1280x768 widescreen display, which Windows worked with fine (when I used it).

Windows will work fine with any resolution that the video drivers support.

Re:Widescreen Possible? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4530395)

> I was in Circuit City the other day (buying a Playstation 2, if you must know :)

No, we musn't know. Nobody cares about what random strangers do.

Re:Widescreen Possible? (2, Informative)

Enzondio (110173) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530397)

I've run into this with a widescreen Plasma display. Windows can handle it if the video driver can handle it. We had a Matrox (don't recall exact model) card and drivers that did support the alternate dimensions of the widescreen display. Although I must admit it was somewhat of a pain in the ass to get it to work.

So just check with the video card maker and be sure they can support 16x9 before you buy the card or the display.

Re:Widescreen Possible? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4530408)

i remember my ati card having widescreen resolutions, and that was on a win98 machine, and few YEARS back.

Re:Widescreen Possible? (2)

Junta (36770) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530421)

Yes, all versions I have delt with would do fine.... Provided that you can select a resolution that is 16:9 proportion. UIs are designed with square pixels in mind (at least on computers), so as long as your screen resolution height to width ratio matches the display's, you are gold. Unfortunately, all the common modes are 4:3, but sometimes the others are selectable...

Re:Widescreen Possible? (1)

zero-one (79216) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530469)

I think it depends on the graphics card. My GeForce 3 offers resolutions like 1920x1080 and 1280x720 which are not the normal aspect ratio and would probably look OK on a wide screen monitor. This is on XP but I would guess other versions of Windows allow this as well.

Re:Widescreen Possible? (2)

L. VeGas (580015) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530531)

All about the video card. My 4-year-old ELSA is running my Trinitron monitor at a cool 1600x1000.

Great for multiples documents side by side.

Not a Mac Ripoff (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4530351)

Just a good computer case design, and it doesnt look exactly like tibook [not the way emachines looked like imacs]

Microsofts 4 Ever

Following in suit... (1)

403Forbidden (610018) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530357)

If the first porche was a VW bug taken apart and put back together, will this be a stripped out Ibook with the power of a P4 3.0GHz?

What's the big deal that it comes with windows? (5, Insightful)

PeterHammer (612517) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530358)

And what is stopping you from killing windows and installing Linux on it?

LOL (0)

susano_otter (123650) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530361)

Sadly, it runs windows so no one will actually want to use one for real work...

Exactly! Oh, wait--that's just stupid. Never mind.

Re:LOL (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4530506)

Exactly! I'm a Mac zealot and even I can see... oh, wait... Never mind.

What's the big deal? (2)

SexyKellyOsbourne (606860) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530365)

A lot more people are quite a bit more productive with Windows software than they are with obscure tools such as vi and joe under a command prompt.

Even so, if it can run Windows, it can still run Linux with a good reformatting; I don't see why that's such an issue, though Porsche shouldn't quit their day jobs or anything.

Misleading (5, Informative)

csnydermvpsoft (596111) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530366)

Note that it is designed by Porsche Design GmbH, not the car company. This is a company founded by the car company's founder's grandson, and appears to have no connection, other than the name.

If I got that notebook, I'd just install Linux on it, so I might as well get a tiBook and put Linux ppc on it instead, since it looks nicer.

Re:Misleading (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4530460)

If I got that notebook, I'd just install Linux on it, so I might as well get a tiBook and put Linux ppc on it instead, since it looks nicer.

Do you seriously think that anybody here gives a flying fuck what you'd install on a laptop?

Re:Misleading (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4530540)

Porsche Design GmbH- The Moby of Laptop Design?

moderating (2, Insightful)

Docrates (148350) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530367)

This post is the equivalent of moderating the story as "-1 Troll"

I mean, come on! you like linux and hate windows (or at least you want this crowd to think you do), the very worst way to make others see things your way is to simply slam the "other system" with absolutely ZERO arguments or logic. Yeah, windows sucks, because, well, it does! and nobody who does REAL work uses it!

What you think Alan Greenspan doesn't use Excel??????

Sexy. (1)

mike3411 (558976) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530368)

The laptop looks damned fine, I've been looking for a widescreen to father my children (so they can play at the proper aspect ratio).

In other News... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4530369)

Cmr Taco again shows bigotry...

Did anyone read this bit? (5, Informative)

Drakin (415182) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530376)

...Porsche Design GmbH, the Austrian firm founded by F.A. Porsche, grandson of the famous engineer.
As in, it's not designed by the world famous car designing company, but someone's who's of the same family, and I'm thinking cashing in on the reputation that Porsche brings in this venture.

Re:Did anyone read this bit? (4, Interesting)

Osty (16825) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530542)

Porsche Design is in the same family as Porsche, but you're correct -- it's technically not being done by the famous car manufacturer. Also, Porsche Design does a lot of things, from sunglasses to pocket knives to bicycles to tobacco pipes. Everything they have is well-crafted and premium quality, but expect to pay a premium for it. Also, many of their items are simply re-brands, like the bicycles (not available in the US) are actually Kleins, just with the Porsche name (Kleins are still expensive, but you might save $1000 if you buy a Klein rather than a Porsche).


Even so, for the Porsche fanatic that loves anything Porsche, Porsche Design fills a niche.

Next week: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4530378)

Porsche will design a penis. It will be faster than any other penis around, and cost about twice as much. Unfortunately, it will run Windows, making it useless for anything other than autostimulation. No real women for that thing, what if it has a Blue Dick of Death?

Who cares... (1)

Jedi Alec (258881) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530383)

whether it runs Windows or not. When you have one of the following:

- Balding man in his forties with a mid-life crisis.
- Young drug-dealing piece of shit.
- Spoiled little collega brat.

I like Porsches. Too bad by the time I can afford one I'll be too old to get away with it...

what a troll (4, Insightful)

PissedOffGuy (612092) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530388)

from the post:

Sadly, it runs windows so no one will actually want to use one for real work

and:

It has all the trimmings, like those "made for windows 2k stickers" that get the screen all nasty when you close it.

what do stickers have to do with anything? and whats the point of saying you cant do work on it? are those comments just so CmdrTaco will put the story up? slashdot is pathetic.

My Porsche car and this notebook (1)

McFly69 (603543) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530389)

My Porsche car gets me laid..... can we assume the same about this Porsche Notebook? If so, I can see us geeks buying these babies by the dozen!

Re:My Porsche car and this notebook (1)

Botchka (589180) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530450)

I can just see it now..... "Is that a notebook in your pocket?"

TiBook "killer" - hardly. (1)

mkelley (411060) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530390)

from an ac on macslash

"what's the big deal? so it's got the same size and aspect display, and it's got a slot-loading CDR/DVD. it's also nearly a pound heavier and thicker too! i fail to see how this is in any way a TiBook "killer"."

who really made it (1)

0ddity (169788) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530391)

From the article

The VPR Matrix 200A5 is the third notebook Best Buy has created, and it's the best.

A few lines further down.

The notebook was designed by Porsche Design GmbH, the Austrian firm founded by F.A. Porsche, grandson of the famous engineer.

Now if Porsche designed it how could Best Buy have created it, or vice versa?

Re:who really made it (5, Funny)

foistboinder (99286) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530489)

The VPR Matrix 200A5 is the third notebook Best Buy has created, and it's the best.

That's like saying Moe was the smartest stooge...

Then it must be perfect for you. (1)

shaunak (304231) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530402)

"Sadly, it runs windows so no one will actually want to use one for real work, but it looks pretty cool for minesweeper"

I'd like to point out here that the notebook in question seems ideal for CmdrTaco's needs. Stop being haughty.

Windows- so what (5, Insightful)

rgmoore (133276) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530404)

So what if the thing comes with Windows. If you really dislike Windows that much, you can always wipe the hard drive and install your favorite *nix distribution- Redhat, Debian, FreeBSD, etc. I realize that you're still paying the MS tax, but the overall price still works out to less than a TiBook.

Re:Windows- so what (3, Insightful)

mblase (200735) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530505)

Ah, I guess that the TiBook is no longer a status symbol if you can run Windows on it.

You can run Windows on a TiBook using Connectix VirtualPC (and many do). Alternatively, as rgmoore pointed out, you can run any number of Linux and BSD distributions on this laptop instead of WinXP if that's your choice.

How can you seriously condemn a computer just because it ships with Windows, as if that was the only choice you ever had or ever will have with it?

Heavy? (1)

alwayslurking (555708) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530410)

6.4 pounds isn't particularly light. It's thin too, so it must be very dense. Doesn't look like the alloy case is really helping the weight much.

Finally! (5, Funny)

Cy Guy (56083) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530411)

BestBuy is selling a Porsche designed widescreen ultra thin laptop the looks almost exactly like a Tibook. Sadly, it runs Windows

Finally, I'll be able to crash a Porsche and be able to walk away.

Any hope of getting an OS free version?

This is getting juvenile! (1)

MortisUmbra (569191) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530418)

I am getting ULTRA sick of this MS bashing crap. "so no-one wil want to use for for real work". GROW UP. You know, of all the people I know who refuse to read Slashdot, EVERY one of them cites the immature constant bashing going on as the main reason why they do not read this site. And posting that crap on the main page just makes it worse. Oh and for the record, the company that makes those laptops also sells a Tower designed by Porsche, however the good features stop there, it's nice they included RAID arrays in some of their high end machines, and ALL their motherboards (even the low end) supported RAID, but the systems themselves got rather flaky. Anyways, keep up the immature work!

Mind numbing (1, Troll)

WndrBr3d (219963) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530425)

A post like this is mind numbing when it's so blatantly and ignorantly bashing windows. I'm really disappointed that /. would even take the time to post such a bias article.

For once I would like to see the /. post something that isn't moronic Anti-Microsoft propaganda, or even perhaps *gasp* play devils advocate against Linux!

Weight and battery life... (1)

theBrownfury (570265) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530427)

This thing weights in at 6.4lbs a full pound heavier than the TiBook. No mention of what the battery life will be like.

If this is like any of the other Apple based knockoffs its just going to be all show and no go. Granted performance wise it should do rather well compared to the G4800, but how long can it run?

Still lacks something... (5, Insightful)

AIXadmin (10544) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530435)

After the iMac came out. Every company did a nock off. They all failed. Now there is a nock off of the Apple Titantium Power Book. I think it will fail too. And not just because this economy sucks.

Because it lacks that certain refinment that makes the Apple Titantium Power Book so nice. Same with the majority of Apple's products. There is a certain attention to detail that shows up in the product from Apple, that you don't find in other vendors products. That is what makes Apple's products special.

Right (1)

Evro (18923) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530437)

Sadly, it runs windows so no one will actually want to use one for real work,

Right, because NOBODY uses Windows at work.

Like somebody else said, it's fine if you don't like Windows, but comments like these just make you look stupid.

And the business plan was... (1, Redundant)

dpbsmith (263124) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530440)

1) Take ho-hum commodity Wintel laptop
2) Add knockoff of Apple's industrial design
?
3) Profit!

Ugly ?! (5, Insightful)

ANTI (81267) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530442)

Is it me or is this thing really ugly ?

I didn't even read the specs.
The picture just scared me off.

OK,

I just read the specs now.
15" display ?
1280x854 resolution ?
Slot-in CD/DVD ?

No 3D acceleration ?

Common, for that money I can buy a ThinkPad A30p and that actually looks sleek....

Other Porsche items (2)

teamhasnoi (554944) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530443)

Porsche seemed to have a whole bunch of crap 'designed' by them in the 80's. Sunglasses, corkscrews, lamps, swiss army knives, cheap cameras, ect.

Mostly Sharper Image items if I recall. I remember going into the Sharper Image store in Mpls. and seeing a whole pile of it. It was really shoddy stuff.

Kind of like all the "Harley Davidson" licenced items. Basically slap a name on something and sell to the rabid fans who will buy anything.

I'm a fan of the cars, sure. But the licenced stuff is crap. With a capital Crap.

You'd think... (1)

thaddjuice (235568) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530448)

... that Porche designers might have been able to come up with something that was at least slightly original. Sounds to me like they just copied the TiBook and tacked on the Porche name. Apple should should be the ones getting the credit for an innovative design.

porsche, not porche (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4530449)

"porsche", not "porche"...those are 2 different companies. One is making design....the other one, cars.

risk offending Apple? (5, Interesting)

mblase (200735) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530451)

Retailer Best Buy is aiming to take a bite out of Apple Computer with the release of a new, wide-screen notebook designed by Porsche.

Considering that Best Buy was/is the first retailer to sell iPods (Target having been recently announced as the second), I'd think they'd not want to risk slighting Apple with something like this. Even without the CNet article saying so, this laptop is clearly and squarely aimed at what is probably Apple's highest-margin computer.

The notebook was designed by Porsche Design GmbH

More accurately, it was re-designed by them.

Whatever (2)

ryanvm (247662) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530459)

Sadly, it runs windows so no one will actually want to use one for real work

Oh the monomania runs deep here...

Windows (1)

Izang (569135) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530463)

"it runs windows so no one will actually want to use one for real work"

So, I should install Apache and sit it in the corner of the world's most dangerous server room.

Not worth it from what I've seen (2)

Dark Paladin (116525) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530466)

While I have a lot of respect for Porche (though I'd never drive one of their cars - I'm just a "back and forth, no need to make up for my small penis size" car guy), I haven't seen much on this laptop compared to the Apple Titanium to make me give up my OS X slim box o' wonder.

The Porche box does not come with 802.11 b and Firewire installed, and is a pound heavier than the Apple Titanium. (Note I'm not putting in the whole "Runs OS X or Not argument.)

So while you can give props to Porche for "innovating" (what, hadn't you heard - innovation means "rip off what the other guy did only make it crappy), I don't see myself giving up my Unix command shell for this.

Just my opinion, of course. I could be wrong.

Porche Laptop:

Comparing size and weight to TiBook (2, Informative)

mcwetboy (561083) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530471)

The "article":

It all comes in an eye-catching, silver-magnesium case that weighs 6.4 pounds and measures 13.9 inches wide, 10 inches deep, and 1.2 inches thick.

PowerBook G4 specs [apple.com] : weighs 5.4 pounds and measures 13.4 inches wide, 9.5 inches deep, and 1.0 inch thick.

It's still smaller and lighter.

Sheesh. (0, Redundant)

stratjakt (596332) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530482)

> "Sadly, it runs windows so no one will actually want to use one for real work, but it looks pretty cool for minesweeper"

What a moronic, uninformed, asshatted, mac-fanboy troll of a post. Way to go Taco.

imagine a beowolf cluster of these (1)

standsolid (619377) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530492)

Will it run in MPH? What kind of torque does it have. I bet if it gets too hot one of those spoilers will lift automatically and make the PC cooloer. mmmmm prosche

(-10, faggot) (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4530499)

wow, what a one-sided faggot troll post by faggottaco, how bout you give him a fucking MOD DOWN. faggits.

Call me crazy... (1)

Reality Master 101 (179095) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530513)

But what is it about this that is supposed to look like Apple's TiBook [apple.com] ? I mean, they both look like laptops. I guess they both have a screen and keyboard in common. And a trackpad in approximately the same spot. They both have metal cases (of different materials). Other than that, they look completely different.

Are you Apple people so desperate that you have to take credit for everything no matter how far the stretch?

Umm . . . (1)

Tzaquiel (233456) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530521)

Not to burst anyone's bubble, but this isn't exactly news . . . these have been out for awhile. They're of the VPR Matrix [vprmatrix.com] brand, which is one of Best Buy's in-house brands now. I have one of their desktops (which, yes, Porsche also designed), and it's a pretty solid box - 2.26 P4, 512 DDR RAM, CD-RW, DVD, RAID-ready, 3 Firewire jacks, de-branded Logitech optical mouse, and a 17" Samsung LCD for $1,200.

"Ouch ! What do you do ?"

Reverse flamebait! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Freak (16973) | more than 11 years ago | (#4530526)

those "made for windows 2k stickers" that get the screen all nasty when you close it.

Uh, doesn't Windows 2k get your screen all nasty when you open it? :-)

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