Thứ Bảy, 21 tháng 5, 2011

Michael Fassben

Michael Fassben. I#39;m sure everything got better
  • I#39;m sure everything got better

  • steve_hill4
    Jul 25, 10:33 AM
    Finally, this is what I have been waiting for.

    Not listed on UK store yet, but $69 on US store. Going by that, (being same price as shuffle), UK should be �49. Heck, that's a lot for a mouse, but only �10 more than regular BT mouse and �15 than wired MM, for that you get laser too.

    Not sure how often I would use it, too comfortable with trackpad and hot corners, but I will get one anyway. Be handy for later with iMac.

    Michael Fassben. to the roof of my mouth a
  • to the roof of my mouth a

  • fyrefly
    Apr 20, 01:32 AM
    We now have some actual game results now and it seems even worse than the 50% drop seen in the original review.

    Instead of 50% of the performance of the 320M, we now have:
    26% at a lower resolution in Wow
    34% for Lost planet

    Those numbers seem to suggest the ULV SAndy Bridge has even worse graphics performance than the previous generation Nvidia 9400M

    Gaming performance. Not graphics performance. Don't confuse the two.

    Engadget's review said the Intel IGP made short work of 1080p HD clips, so regarding pushing pixels (that aren't games) the HD 3000 seems on par at doing that as the 320m.

    Also, I'd venture to day the HD 3000 graphics drivers are more advanced in OSX than they are in Windows.

    The same mysterious drop in Gaming performance was seen in Windows vs. OSX in the Anandtech review of the 13" 2011 MBP (

    "Under OS X, the new HD Graphics 3000 GPU is actually about the same performance or even faster than the 2010 13-inch's GeForce 320M. Remember that Apple does a lot of its own driver writing under OS X and the SNB GPU received some TLC from Apple in the form of very well optimized drivers."

    And yes, I know the MBP uses a fully clocked IGP and the MBA probably won't.

    But if even a fully clocked IGP sucks in Windows and works almost on par with the 320m in OSX, then I'd like to at least see the LV HD3000 benchmarks in OSX before making a final judgement.

    it is only 29min. Not sure where you get almost 1 hour from. And it was measured in Windows, so I think this is the most comparable number. Mac OS is known to be better at using less power than Windows. From this, I'd say there would be a marginal increase in battery life by switching to Sandy Bridge - nothing major.

    Hah. My bad. I was adding like adding, and not like time adding.

    I'd take even a marginal increase in battery life, though, who wouldn't?

    And I'd also venture to say that Apple's doing better at battery life than most other manufacturers. The 13" 2011 MBP added 10W to it's TDP and (like you say below) Sandy Bridge seems like it's sneaky with it's turbo boosting - and still the 2011 MBP gets better battery life than it's C2D+320m sibling from last year.

    TDP is not the whole story .. for example the 2011 i7 2.3Ghz Sandy Bridge Quad Core is supposed to have a TDP of 45W, which is 10W more than the i7
    2.66Ghz 2010 model. However, Anandtech measured the 2011 machine using almost 40W more running a CPU intensive task. Something is very weird about the Sandy Bridge TDP numbers.

    Hmm, interesting, I hadn't seen that comparison yet (

    The GPU must come into play in both those test, however... so 45W + 25W = 70W out of the 93W used are accounted for in TDP.

    And the 13" MBP pulls 48W instead of it's 35W TDP. It's interesting.

    I wish we had seen comparable numbers for the current MBA. Does it pull more than advertised under load? How much? If not, why not? Is turbo boost to blame?

    My point was based purely on TDP and not high-end scenarios, the battery life should be longer. Wireless web surfing is how Apple measures it now - and I couldn't see the SL9400/9600+320m combo posting better battery numbers in a wireless web test than the i5/HD3000 combo? That leads me to say unless one was doing high-end Rendering with their MBA - the general web-surfing, itunes playing, facebook-checking Mac user will not see anymore than the ~20W TDP come into play, giving that user longer battery life, no?

    Michael Fassben. Arnold Schwarzenegger and
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and

  • solussd
    Apr 14, 12:47 PM
    You don't need Rosetta, iOS is Intel 64 native. You get a copy with Xcode called the Simulator.

    Just because iOS can be/has been built for x86 doesn't mean you wouldn't need a Rosetta-like instruction translation layer to run AppStore iOS apps. Those apps are all compiled for Arm6/7. Apple could support some sort of Universal binary in the future, but apps in the AppStore would have to be rebuilt by their creators.

    Michael Fassben. HAHAHAHAHA! He has a big nose!
  • HAHAHAHAHA! He has a big nose!

  • DeathChill
    Apr 23, 06:37 PM
    Wouldn't it be nice for you guys if iPhone 5 came out on every carrier?


    Michael Fassben. Let Me In opened this weekend
  • Let Me In opened this weekend

  • Tones2
    Apr 12, 09:09 AM
    OK, stop it already! Enough with the iPhone 5 / iPad 3 release date rumors, or put it on page 2.

    Michael Fassben. Somehow my daughter#39;s friend
  • Somehow my daughter#39;s friend

  • trip1ex
    May 3, 08:59 AM
    No charge to select trackpad instead of mouse.


    Michael Fassben. off a goat than watch
  • off a goat than watch

  • nagromme
    Jul 24, 10:22 PM
    Some Apple patents are just "out there" and don't sound useful in practice. I never expect to see them in a product.

    But THIS sounds actually very useful--the problem of whether a keyboard hogs the screen or not is solved, etc. etc.

    Apple's hiring says they're serious about touch computing. For an iPod? For a Mac? And when? I can't wait to find out!

    Michael Fassben. Sorry Will Forte, but I hate
  • Sorry Will Forte, but I hate

  • lilo777
    Apr 23, 12:21 AM
    The fact is, we've been through this before. The iPhone 1 was going to be a huge failure because it didn't have 3G. They were concerned about coverage and battery life. It's the same issue now.

    People are saying apple should make those sacrifices now to keep up with technology. But nobody is addressing the fact that apple has historical evidence that this is a sound approach.

    So many people just love to see every issue from the Apple perspective. There are people who get paid for that. Should not you - as a consumer - care more about the gadget you want than Apple success?

    Using two separate chips eats battery life. Not to mention LTE is still "just" coming out, so it won't be widespread enough to take advantage of it until 2012 anyway.

    Apple does not have to use two chips. They could just design separate phone for Verizon (just like iPhone 4) which does not support GSM. Not ideal but that's where technology is today. At least Verizon customers could enjoy iPhone 5 with LTE.


    Michael Fassben. The general consensus is that
  • The general consensus is that

  • Hisdem
    Apr 9, 01:03 PM (
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    Michael Fassben. the number of shit.
  • the number of shit.

  • decafjava
    Apr 14, 12:52 PM
    Happy with my black iPhone4 I got in January and can wait til iPhone6. :D


    Michael Fassben. I never saw the movie remake
  • I never saw the movie remake

  • AHDuke99
    Nov 3, 08:50 PM
    how do you use a physical partition with vmware? i'd love to se my bootcamp with VMware ..

    Michael Fassben. So I went and saw Harry Potter
  • So I went and saw Harry Potter

  • Thunderhawks
    Apr 28, 11:19 AM
    Why do you keep comparing a single phone model to an entire platform used on 20 some devices?

    Oh... that's right... it's all you can hang your hat on. Sorry... let's talk pummeled or badly beaten when any single Android phone outsells the iPhone.

    FULL OF........ probably has 3 iphones and is waiting for ip5 to belittle it
    as ip4. For those who do not know:

    He is an Apple and MR addict and has this forum on auto refresh and stored
    paste phrases.

    APPLE IS (A)
    going down,
    badly beaten,
    weak on specs,
    losing the battle

    You can insert that as you like or add.

    110 MILLION plus iphones sold and still selling strong (instead of buy one get one FREE) says it all .


    Michael Fassben. quot;My Lifequot; by Kurt The Roaring
  • quot;My Lifequot; by Kurt The Roaring

  • gkhaldi
    Oct 23, 12:43 PM
    That's what makes all the rancor about this so funny. Depending on the reading of this EULA provision, Apple's limits are still as, or more, restrictive than Microsoft's.

    But at least they are clear. And, last time I checked OS X wasn't far of the 99$ mark for a 5 instance home license. Compare that with Micro$oft:p :p

    Michael Fassben. quot;Let#39;s bring this meeting to
  • quot;Let#39;s bring this meeting to

  • eemsTV
    Apr 14, 10:12 PM
    I'm a proud owner of a rooted Droid X, waiting for the Bionic to come out, once I saw this, I admit, I was taken with the sexiness of the phone. I'd be willing to get rid of my rooted sweet Android phone for the white. I'm such a nerd.

    Hoping this phone has a spec update like the 3GS from 3G, that would be fantastic.

    Steve guys are entrepreneurs geniuses.


    Michael Fassben. so I think we can all agree
  • so I think we can all agree

  • Luba
    Sep 30, 09:41 PM
    Is Verizon and the competition any better? I don't think so, and that's why AT&T can get away with not investing in additional towers.

    AT&T is collecting our money, but not spending the money needed to provide the service we are paying for. I suppose it's great on paper for them and their bottom line, but at some point will this catch up with them?? We are at least a generation behind the rest of the world but AT&T can get away with it because the rest of the competition is doing the same.

    I wonder what is pushing the other countries into 4G, and at this rate we may soon be 2 generations behind. A similar situation exists with internet broadband where the rest of the world gets faster internet than us. :(

    Michael Fassben. NO dinosaurs humped in the
  • NO dinosaurs humped in the

  • Jswoosh
    Apr 26, 12:19 AM
    So this tomorrow right? :p

    Ok I guess I'll have to wait another week. (Assuming this is accurate).


    Michael Fassben. I just got back from watching
  • I just got back from watching

  • CDCC
    Apr 22, 10:59 PM
    No more samsung parts for you apple!

    And no more money for Samsung!

    There are tons of vendors just waiting in-line to pickup Samsung's Apple contracts.

    Samsung is truly "biting the hand that feeds them!"

    Samsung share holders see the writing on the wall. Samsung's calculated risk of copying Apple verbatim is not going to payoff in the long run...sell, sell, sell.

    Michael Fassben. effects and background
  • effects and background

  • Stridder44
    Jul 25, 08:23 AM
    But will the corded Mighty Mouse get laser too?

    Michael Fassben. Pictured: Actual subtle walrus
  • Pictured: Actual subtle walrus

  • louis Fashion
    May 4, 11:04 AM
    Disappointing, but expected. This actually brings up more questions than answers though:

    1) Is this a permanent move to a Fall Release of the iPhone?

    2) When, if ever, are they going to unite the CDMA and GSM iPhone releases (possibly in iPhone 5 with "World Chip")?

    3) Does this affect the timing of iOS's release, which has traditionally been released with the new iPhone and has been centered around the iPhone's hardware?

    4) The iPod touch has traditionally been released months after the iPhone. If the iPhone is released around Sept, will they release the iPod touch along with it?


    Exactly. Good questions: I would love to get a CDMA.GSM world phone. I guess it will have to be a Blackberry.

    Apr 26, 02:43 AM
    ZOMG u ppl will believe anything! N94 and phone number are TAPED ONTO the back of the phone... there's a lot going on here, lulz.
    #1: Fake Carrier via Cydia
    #2: Microsoft Paint
    #3: Labeling machine

    To everyone in this thread saying Android is garbage, to you, you're right. Plz, there's a difference between fact and opinion...

    Apr 27, 03:44 AM
    I will not use any cloud stuff anyway, if it's free or not doesn't matter. No need for government and corporations to gather even more data on everybody. It's a sour pill wrapped in a thin layer of sugar. Everybody embracing this cloud stuff seems to either be not very well informed or simply doesn't value freedom and the simple democratic rule of "innocent until proven otherwise".

    Oct 24, 07:33 PM
    Ok its good to know this.. I'll download the Ultimate version of Vista then, not the Home Sweet Home version :D:D:D

    F. U. Microsoft.. never gonna take any penny of mine again.. You suck and you always will..

    Mar 31, 06:46 PM
    265 negatives. 95 positives.

    Wow, tough crowd.

    IMO it doesn't look THAT bad. You all have to understand Apple is really pushing hard to get (iOS) iPad users to switch to OS X for their desktop needs as opposed to Windows switches. There are so many iOS features that are being built-in, I guess Apple figures they'll add the same visual cues in their applications to make it a simpler transition.

    It's funny though, the OS itself is more monochrome this time around, but their applications are much more...."festive". :|


    Oct 18, 04:44 PM
    "Q on Mac Pro demand. A: Very positive reaction to Mac Pro. Still feel there is a delay in purchasing related to Creative Suite (Universal)"

    They said the same thing about pro desktop sales when we were waiting on a carbon version from Adobe. Then, it was released and Pro sales didn't increase. Too bad you can't put Xeon in a MBP :P

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