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Disgustipated
12-20-2008, 09:34 AM
So you wanna be a nerd superstar, big laptop, two screens?

http://www.computerworld.com/common/images/site/features/2008/122008/Lenovo_2screens_420.jpg

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9124101&intsrc=hm_list

Blingin'!

OldeWolf
12-20-2008, 10:47 AM
Think that's pimping?

Take a look at this:

http://img2.ifilmpro.com/resize/image/blog/1/8/7/8/1878723/200812/1229023699491.jpg

Life 3-Screen Concept Melts Brains (http://www.spike.com/blog/maclife-3-screen/71621)

If I get my hands on that laptop, I'm converting it to XP. :p

Tron
12-20-2008, 10:50 AM
Plus, there’s something appealing about the task management possiblities for three screens. Left: word processing. Middle: web browsing (for work). Right: chat and porn. It’s a simple equation.

I got a good laugh out of that!

Disgustipated
12-20-2008, 10:51 AM
Think that's pimping?

Take a look at this:

http://img2.ifilmpro.com/resize/image/blog/1/8/7/8/1878723/200812/1229023699491.jpg

Life 3-Screen Concept Melts Brains (http://www.spike.com/blog/maclife-3-screen/71621)

If I get my hands on that laptop, I'm converting it to XP. :p

Difference being that mine is real and in production, and that one is just a concept.

Consider yourself pimped!

jeffbax
12-20-2008, 11:18 AM
That think looks like a brick, hardly pimpin' although multiple screens is a novel idea.

Disgustipated
12-20-2008, 11:26 AM
That think looks like a brick, hardly pimpin' although multiple screens is a novel idea.

Read the article. It's designed for graphics design and business professionals.

Tron
12-20-2008, 11:29 AM
That think looks like a brick, hardly pimpin' although multiple screens is a novel idea.

I agree with you...when I think pimpin I think of a certain level of aesthetic quality and appeal...this thing hardly qualifies although the dual screens appeals to my inner nerd.

Jboy001
12-20-2008, 11:31 AM
The design and look of a ThinkPad has always looked that way and I for one think it looks great.

OldeWolf
12-20-2008, 11:47 AM
Difference being that mine is real and in production, and that one is just a concept.

Consider yourself pimped!

Sure, it's a pimp for those that likes ugly Thinkpad designs. If it's a true pimping, then it wouldn't look that ugly and look more like the apple laptop. ;) :p

Disgustipated
12-20-2008, 11:54 AM
Sure, it's a pimp for those that likes ugly Thinkpad designs. If it's a true pimping, then it wouldn't look that ugly and look more like the apple laptop. ;) :p

Listen, I'll take work boots and a nice pair of jeans over the high heels and man-thongs most Apple users wear, comprende? :D

jeffbax
12-20-2008, 11:58 AM
That thinkpad is more like wearing rubber boots and
http://shinymedia.blogs.com/photos/uncategorized/reto.jpg

But whatever floats your boat :P

OldeWolf
12-20-2008, 12:02 PM
Listen, I'll take work boots and a nice pair of jeans over the high heels and man-thongs most Apple users wear, comprende? :D

If that's your logic, then you are going at it all wrong. ;)

This is what you should be pimping with:

http://www.panasonic.com/business/Toughbook/img/prod-cat-19.gif

Toughbook 30 (http://www.panasonic.com/business/Toughbook/fully-rugged-computers.asp)

The ThinkPad design is just like Steve Urkel and his idea of styles. If that's your idea of a pimping instead of the "man-thongs and high heels" apple design, then by all mean, it's your body. :D

(Take Notice: I like apple's "design" and would yank out anything apple programs and put in Window XP as said above ;))

jeffbax
12-20-2008, 12:07 PM
(Take Notice: I like apple's "design" and would yank out anything apple programs and put in Window XP as said above ;))

Which defeats the purpose of paying for a premium computer :p

I'm not sure what the bigger fail in this thread is now ;)

OldeWolf
12-20-2008, 12:08 PM
Which defeats the purpose of paying for a premium computer :p

I'm not sure what the bigger fail in this thread is now ;)

Never liked the way Apple layout all the icons, functions, menu and all that with a weird single clicking mouse. *shrug*

jeffbax
12-20-2008, 12:29 PM
You mean, the way they make task switching quicker and working between different apps easier? (why most artists prefer Macs from what I can tell... working between different apps is just easier since the interface is not application dominated rather document dominated) I've been using multi button mice on my Mac since I started using them, and my MBP's trackpad is not single click only...

OldeWolf
12-20-2008, 12:43 PM
You mean, the way they make task switching quicker and working between different apps easier? (why most artists prefer Macs from what I can tell... working between different apps is just easier since the interface is not application dominated rather document dominated) I've been using multi button mice on my Mac since I started using them, and my MBP's trackpad is not single click only...

I'm not an artist, I am a gamer. And every apple I've encounter has that weird, very annoying clear plastic single clicking mouse. And I am sure the layout of the entire thingie that is Apple will get some getting used to but I will get Apple when Apple and PC both works together on all things (well, most all things) without programs fighting or having to wait for eternity for programs to be compatible with apple.

Otherwise, I am not waiting and just stick with PC for now until computers becomes hand and motion interactive a la Minority Report.

Tron
12-20-2008, 01:06 PM
Which defeats the purpose of paying for a premium computer :p

I'm not sure what the bigger fail in this thread is now ;)

Not really...some people value the aesthetics of their design over the "cheap beige box" that so many PC vendors resort to. I would gladly trade my generic looking Dell notebook for a MacBookPro for looks alone. The fact that I would put Vista on it only reflects my sense of style AND my desire to be productive. ;)

Tron
12-20-2008, 01:08 PM
You mean, the way they make task switching quicker and working between different apps easier? (why most artists prefer Macs from what I can tell... working between different apps is just easier since the interface is not application dominated rather document dominated) I've been using multi button mice on my Mac since I started using them, and my MBP's trackpad is not single click only...

Since when are artists the bechmark for productivity? :confused:

No offense but as a software developer I use far more apps than your typical artist. I think most artists use Macs because Apple targeted them way back in the 80s and since then there has been an abundance of applications. My buddies use Macs solely for Final Cut Pro...if it were available elsewhere they would have no qualms switching platforms.

jeffbax
12-20-2008, 01:56 PM
I'm not an artist, I am a gamer. And every apple I've encounter has that weird, very annoying clear plastic single clicking mouse. And I am sure the layout of the entire thingie that is Apple will get some getting used to but I will get Apple when Apple and PC both works together on all things (well, most all things) without programs fighting or having to wait for eternity for programs to be compatible with apple.

Otherwise, I am not waiting and just stick with PC for now until computers becomes hand and motion interactive a la Minority Report.

The laptops have one button, but put two fingers on the trackpad and click and its a right click which I find incredibly intuitive.

Similarly, who games with the default mouse? Get a logitech and stop whining!
Since when are artists the bechmark for productivity? :confused:

No offense but as a software developer I use far more apps than your typical artist. I think most artists use Macs because Apple targeted them way back in the 80s and since then there has been an abundance of applications. My buddies use Macs solely for Final Cut Pro...if it were available elsewhere they would have no qualms switching platforms.
I code C# for a living, and using XP every day makes me want to shoot myself sometimes. Its just not nearly as fast switching between Apps under OSX. Not even close. Expose + Dock + Tab switching for Apps AND Windows + Spaces. Sorry, I'm going to say you probably haven't spent enough time in OS X to compare them :)

I rarely have to move my hands from the keyboard in OS X, not the same in XP and in terms of switching apps windows isn't even approaching the same league regarding identifying apps quickly (see why they are copying the Dock to a degree in Win 7 to make App targets more apparent...)

Tron
12-20-2008, 01:59 PM
I code C# for a living, and using XP every day makes me want to shoot myself sometimes. Its just not nearly as fast switching between Apps under OSX. Not even close. Expose + Dock + Tab switching for Apps AND Windows + Spaces. Sorry, I'm going to say you probably haven't spent enough time in OS X to compare them :)

I own a Mac...I have never once marveled in it's ability to switch apps. To be honest I'm equally fast when using Ubuntu, Vista and Mac OS. To me the respective strengths of each OS lies within it's applications. I find the OS themselves to be mostly the same thing with different window treatments (pardon the pun).

tombofsoldier
12-20-2008, 04:37 PM
Yo dawg we heard you like screens, so we put a screen in yo screen so you can look at yo screen while you look at yo screen dawg.

pomeroy
12-21-2008, 01:21 AM
Yo dawg we heard you like screens, so we put a screen in yo screen so you can look at yo screen while you look at yo screen dawg.

WIN.

For those not in the know:

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w53/pomeroy_bucket/2mgqe52.jpg