FYI, Apple do not make their own screens, they used to be mostly LGs back in 2009, and then they moved to Samsung and started taking some more from Toshiba and Sharp and others, so basically, what you have is probably an overpriced Samsung which EVERYONE else has at home, and please don't brag about "colours" or "clarity" as it has nothing to do with the real world, I've been working in the graphic design in printing fields for over 13 years using MACs and Win PCs, and it's ALWAYS an issue when it comes to matching Apple's colours to prints, if you really care about colours and a "Top Class Display", then you migt be interested to check Eizo http://www.eizo.com/global/, which sells for LESS than the same size Apple screens here in the UAE market...
Matches perfectly. Both bring you where you want to. Perhaps you might have to use different methods of driving.
I kind of agree with that, but then you too must notice that the Mercedes you're driving is a 1954 model which has a nice polish, while the Ford Crown is a full option 2012 model... Apple ALWAYS lags behind when it comes to hardware, currently they're using 1.5 years old graphics cards as their "top notch" cards for the Mac Pro, and brother, I've used every single Mac since the G3, and believe me, since 2005 they started falling in a downward spiral to hell when it comes to their choice of specs, now I'm upgrading my Mac Pro 1.4 and I'll have to stick with a triple-priced ATI RADEON HD-5770... Can you answer me where are the HD-6xxx series?!
What is real world stuff? "Games made for Windows"? :disagree:
not only games, simply EVERYTHING YOU NEED... If you have less interests or needs to worry about in life then you'll be fine with a Mac, for me, I need to have hands on every single aspect of my hardware and software, that's why I chose an HP laptop with Win7 for my personal stuff. At work, we had to stick with Macs because they "look more professional" and cause someone still believes that they are the "Standard" for graphic design... even though they're giving us a unique PITA, just ask the IT dept... I had to replace 3 different Macs in less than 6 months with two of them having HDD damage and the third ending up with an unbootable HDD... Maybe I shouldn't have installed Songbird and stuck to Itunes... Maybe that wouldn't have happened :p!! and when it comes to programs, We're using Adobe Design Premium CS4, and the same programs are performing on my 2.5 years old HP better than the "higher specs" of the Mac Pro 1.4 I'm using, and the number of crashes happeneing on ALL of the Macs in our studio is astonishing... While my lappy never crasehd (as well as any of the Win PCs in my brother's agency) with the same adobe CS4 setup... blame the programmers? I'd blame the system :\
This is nonsense. I could also bash Windows for not having a central update and software management for OS and applications.
It does, it's called "Windows Update", and it keeps you up to date with daily and weekly updates about all your Microsoft products, maybe you haven't checked windows since Win98, I won't blame you for that...
But if you really want the central update for "ALL" OS and applications, then you're talking about Linux, I'll recommend you try Mandriva
And your monitor is a 2560x1440 IPS display?
Hint: Try Eizo.
in another note, yes, I had a Philips CRT 22" with 2048x1536 resolution 4 years ago, it can easily beat any Apple screen esp. when it comes to colours, brightness, contrast and surface reflectivity... The amount of money we saved when we got that Philips instead of an Apple screen was used to get a better graphics card... so what's your point?
P.S. I've been working as graphic designer, network admin and an IT expert and maintenance engineer for over 10 years, I've dealt with DOS, Win, Mac and Linux, and have an obsession of finding out the truth behind rebadged devices, maybe you'll need to take a closer look at what you really have behind all this shiney glass and alumnium Apple is selling to you, for me, the only device I would recommend from Apple would be the Ipod touch, but even that has been easily beaten by my Acer Liquid Android as a music player...