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Comment Re:What about (Score 1) 551

Except that you can't put any hardware in there... unless you are willing to live with issues, lack of support and lack of features. Co-worker bought a run-of-the-mill GTX 980 to replace his Mac-Edition GTX (which worked flawlessly) and he's had many issues with the 980, the least of which is that he cannot get into the computer's BIOS without putting in a Mac-Edition card first. It just black-screens during boot and won't allow you to enter BIOS. He also ended up building a Windows PC to put his 980 in due to all of the driver and performance issues he had. That up-charge on fancy Mac-approved hardware is there for a reason apparently.

Comment Re:A change in the Ax meaning? (Score 1) 81

Good grief... are you guys just making things up? There are 4 core A6 and A4 processors too. A4-5000 and A6-5200 are both quad core parts, not counting the GPU cores. the # in A# just represents the level of performance that the processor will provide. Just like there are dual and quad core i5 and i7 processors, but the i7 is going to be better than the i5.

Comment Re:Overstated or misrepresented? (Score 1) 403

I'm the original poster, realized I was logged out. I watch the trip computer, resetting it between each fill-up, but I also log mileage vs. how many gallons I put in at fill-up, then averaged those numbers over a month of driving. The trip computer at each fill-up was consistently 1-2 MPG over what I got from my calculations. I'm giving numbers based on those calculations however, as the trip computer was indeed showing 33.6 MPG for the purely highway driving, and my calculations put me right at 32 MPG.

Comment Re:Driving style (Score 1) 403

I commented as you did, but apparently was not logged in. At any rate, I drive a turbo 2.0L now, and I get 24-25 MPG with a 2/3 split of city/highway driving, which is under the average on the sticker, but when I first got the car, I tested the MPG rating by accelerating slowly from every stop, driving at exactly the posted speed limit for city (25/35/45) and highway (55/65/70) everywhere I went and it hit the estimated numbers exactly. Driving only highway at the speed limit, I reached 32 MPG. Now, I don't drive that way usually, because, it's a turbo performance car, but driving style really does equate to good or bad fuel economy. Just because a car "can" reach those ratings, doesn't mean it will always reach those ratings regardless of other factors. On that point, pretty much anyone that drives a Prius around my home town drives it like it's a performance car, so I can only imagine they don't get the numbers they think they should either.

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