Are there any 'normal' (non-Apple) laptops that look as great as this?
personally i like how the x1 carbon looks
>how do we continue to be competitive and offer business grade laptops really worth their salt?
>lets remove tons of features and make a plastic macbook air knock off.
16:10 (or less wide) IPS matte screen
Good trackpad with 2 actual hardware buttons and middle-click available.
Good IBM-style thinkpad keyboard or decent equivalent, preferably with no windows/super key.
Thin and lightweight
Apple Macbook build quality
It doesn't exist though.
Of course there are.
And mine's more compatible with hardware than that, too.
I know where to find parts for free. I'm talking about basic parts, the ones that make up what the cults force you to call "parts" (hard drive, monitor, RAM, GPU, CPU, motherboard, etc.).
The Latitude D630 is pretty modern.
Not 'brand new', but core 2 duo at decent clock speeds.
ALSO, it's heavy, but there's a panasonic toughbook that's 16:10 and has an i5.
what about the D630? It's pretty small and nice. And it even has a firewire port and a serial port on the back!
And they are pretty damned cheap and on par with the high end thinkpads of the time.
I seriously hope you've got that generator hooked up to a treadmill you run on to generate your power.
Vaio Pro is the sexiest laptop of all time.
The Pixel is probably my favorite laptop of the last few years from a design perspective.
I really like the 3:2 display and I prefer the darker aluminum body to the silver aluminum used in Macbooks.
There is no market for the Pixel. Google has lots of money to spend and wanted their employees to be coding on something other than Macbooks and crappy $200 Chromebooks so they made the Pixel. At this point they thought they may as well make it available to purchase for the public. It was never meant to be a money maker for them.
It obviously has major limitations but I recently was gifted one by a generous ex-Google friend and I have to say the build quality and design are awesome.