kalvano wrote:blowhard wrote:Uh yeah, they are still thicker and heavier. Case construction isn't as good. The Portege for instance is known to have hinge issues. They are closer I grant you, but not the same thing. Nor is that much cheaper. The Air starts at $999.
The 11" Air starts at $999. Those are all 13" or better. And thicker by a couple of millimeters maybe. In fact -
Air - 2.8 in x 8.94 in x 0.68 in
Acer - 12.7 in x 8.6 in x 0.7 in
Asus - 12.8 in x 0.71 in x 8.8 in
Lenovo - 12.8 in x 8.5 in x 0.6 in
And the weight?
Air - 2.96
Acer - 2.98
Asus - 2.86
Lenovo - 2.9
And the Portege hasn't even been released yet, how can it be known for having hinge issues?
I'm not saying they aren't comparable. But you're making it out like we're back in the days of the Mac being 2x-3x the price. They are MARGINALLY more expensive.