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May 20, 2006, 03:50 AM
 
brassplayers....those are wrist marks and finger prints. Bummer....its doesnt really show up unless under serious light....like a flash. On my powerbook I always used a Mr. Clean Magic Earaser on the computer to get rid of smudges and such on the trackpad and hood. The Mr. Clean's don't show any signs of any chemicals...but I'd be a little nervous about cleaning with it on the black finish. Maybe someone else has used this on their Macbook already? Or maybe someone can give me and answer to my concern. Thanks guys! Let me know if you want more pics...I'd be happy to take more if need be.
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May 20, 2006, 03:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by PJJames
brassplayers....those are wrist marks and finger prints. Bummer....its doesnt really show up unless under serious light....like a flash.
This is what I saw at The Apple Store with the black model. I didn't see it with the white one, however. For me that's a negative, though the black is nice is other ways. Anyway, thanks for the pictures, PJ and enjoy your new MacBook!
     
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May 20, 2006, 04:55 AM
 
I finally got my hands on the blacbook - before going to see Da Vinci Code. There was a ton of finger smears. I loved the screen / etc. The keyboard was kind of funky and the space bar....Well, it was a little "Clacky" Thats the sound it made to me. I think I may wait for Meron.
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May 20, 2006, 05:46 AM
 
The packaging is really cool, but the Apple remote in that sealed bag gives a very mass produced feel - my iMac CD has a very posh rectangular box that contained the remote, manual and disc, much nicer than a sealed packet tossed into the front of the box
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May 21, 2006, 05:58 AM
 
Originally Posted by _kevin


Why not sell one of the laptops and get a decent camera?
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May 21, 2006, 08:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by harrisjamieh
Why not sell one of the laptops and get a decent camera?
hahahhaahahhaahhahaah... Good job..
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May 21, 2006, 04:50 PM
 
I'm happy with my camera. For a shot without flash, that's the kind of detail (or blur) that I would expect. I have a larger version of this as my desktop background. It looks much better blurred than it would look if it were sharper, and the Apple logos are more prominent.
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May 21, 2006, 05:15 PM
 
Honestly, please tell me what the point of having that many laptops is...
     
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May 21, 2006, 05:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by _kevin


Was this taken with your camera phone?
     
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May 21, 2006, 07:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by the macimum
Honestly, please tell me what the point of having that many laptops is...
Honestly, they're not all mine.

One is mine. The other three belong to each of my three friends who are sitting on the couch behind them.
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May 21, 2006, 08:32 PM
 
Sounds like a party...
     
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I'm probably smeeking, but here's my home office:

     
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Originally Posted by Bryanmc
I'm probably smeeking, but here's my home office:

     
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Old setup (20" iMac G5, 2Ghz, 2GB AND (12" iBook G4, 1.2Ghz, 1.25GB):


New setup (MacBook Pro 2.0 Ghz, 2Gb RAM):
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May 21, 2006, 10:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by Icruise
Smeeking?
It's a term I've seen used on a bunch of forums.

Basically it's when you don't read an entire thread before posting, then you end up posting the same thing that someone else did.
     
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May 21, 2006, 10:54 PM
 
Zign was that an intel iMac?
     
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No iSight, so it can't be an Intel.
     
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Originally Posted by jhonizzle
Zign was that an intel iMac?

It's a G5 2Ghz (rev.b)
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May 22, 2006, 06:24 AM
 
To go a bit off-topic here, Zign, are you happy that you have replaced a desktop/laptop by a powerful laptop?
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Originally Posted by azt33
To go a bit off-topic here, Zign, are you happy that you have replaced a desktop/laptop by a powerful laptop?
Yes I am. Over the past 6 months I had to do quite a lot of work on my laptop and iBook just wasn't powerful enough. MBP was a good replacement, and I then realized, that I preferred using MBP to iMac, so I just sold the iMac. I am getting a cinema display, as I do miss a large display sometimes when I work in more than 2 applications at the same time (such as Flash, Fireworks, preview).
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Originally Posted by Bryanmc
I'm probably smeeking, but here's my home office:

LOL. That looks like my setup. Hehe. Its what notebooks and wireless internet were invented for.
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this is my office setup - my 17" powerbook, and my dell 24" 2405fpw. also present in my ultimate cubicle is a logitech mx700 wireless mouse, an apple bluetooth wireless keyboard, my RAZR V3 phone, my PSP ( umm.. no i dont play PSP at work ) some office phone that i never use, and a really cool purple ethernet cable.

all in all id say its pretty complete.
     
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Very nice combination. I love my Dell 2405 and it hasn't given me a day of trouble. I still get nervous seeing someone with a 17" Powerbook on an icurve after hearing all the horror stories of them sliding off.
     
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congrats on your first mac and you seeing the light .
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Originally Posted by nJm
Thanks for the photos. It has further tempted me to get the black one. I played around with a white one at an Apple store today (they had no black ones yet, even as demos!) and found I had the same complaint I had with the 14" iBook - too much flat white plastic to look at. Sure the glossy lid looks great, but I spend most of my time looking at the screen and keyboard, not the lid.

And I've always wanted a Pismo...
Ditto. The white model makes the screen look smaller as well. There's just too much emphasis on the white border. Overall it's symetrical with the keyboard though.

I don't dislike the white, it's just that overall it really does feel $150 cheaper... or that might just be the RDF speaking.
     
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May 25, 2006, 11:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by masugu
I finally got my hands on the blacbook - before going to see Da Vinci Code. There was a ton of finger smears.

Actually the wrist prints in the above picture are kind of cool. Reminds me of the Shroud of Turin.
     
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Originally Posted by harrisjamieh
The packaging is really cool, but the Apple remote in that sealed bag gives a very mass produced feel - my iMac CD has a very posh rectangular box that contained the remote, manual and disc, much nicer than a sealed packet tossed into the front of the box
You're not going to display the remote in its box are you? You sound like a Barbie doll collector.
     
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Originally Posted by Spliff
What made you switch?

I have been really interested in Linux the past year, so the Unix core was nice. Also I work on Windows 40 hrs a week so it gets old, I have wanted a Mac for about 2 years but the PPC was too slow (no offense) so I held off as soon as this came out i got one.
     
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Originally Posted by kapkorn
I have been really interested in Linux the past year, so the Unix core was nice. Also I work on Windows 40 hrs a week so it gets old, I have wanted a Mac for about 2 years but the PPC was too slow (no offense) so I held off as soon as this came out i got one.
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Originally Posted by NightEyes
I luuurve the black MacBook. I know these things are to a great degree subjective, but it was the matte finish that tipped the scales for me. If the black had been glossy I'd have gone white.

Hey, I rememver you. You were in the PB/MBP Forum with your MBP and the same wallpaper, same desk, same area, only different thing is in your MBP pic, it was snowing outside. Anyway great wallpaper.
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My 2.0 MacBook with 2GB and a nice hitachi 7200 drive
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Originally Posted by kapkorn
I have wanted a Mac for about 2 years but the PPC was too slow (no offense) so I held off as soon as this came out i got one.
Remember, you cannot compare PPC and x86s directly by clock speed. Now that's not really an issue, though, so it's much more clear, and yes, the Core Duo (people are abbreviating this to "CD" and I keep on reading "Compact Disc"-- Geez, it's not even that long, people!) does have a major speed advantage over the G4s the previous Mac notebooks used.
     
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StarFire, I really like your desktop backgrounds. Did you take pictures yourself? From what I can see on these pics, they're great photos.
     
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Hey AGoglanian, great looking office set up! If only my uni classroom was as good as that! I've notivced you have photoshop up and running, do you work in the design industry? or is it just a hobby? Also is there any reason you havent upgraded the powerobook to a macbook pro? would it have anything to do with Adobe not being native!? thanks buddy, take care.
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Star-fire....... dude u have got an awesum set-up going on there

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Thanks! the iMac is snappier, but not my as much as you would think, the 7200RPM drive in the Macbook helped that but for 3D the iMac runs circles around the Macbook, interestingly enough the boot time on both of them is almost identical.

I do take the pictures, I like to take beauty shots of Apple hardware since it is so beautiful plus photography is a hobby of mine, all my shot are taken with a Canon 20D SLR and a Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 lens, and that lens is awesome, cheap and is even better then the Canon L class lenses which cost 3 times as much.

Here is a link to the orignal pic on the MacBook: http://home.comcast.net/~jasonn/mb1.jpg Beware it's 1.4 Megs.
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Originally Posted by Star-Fire
Thanks! the iMac is snappier, but not my as much as you would think, the 7200RPM drive in the Macbook helped that but for 3D the iMac runs circles around the Macbook, interestingly enough the boot time on both of them is almost identical.

I do take the pictures, I like to take beauty shots of Apple hardware since it is so beautiful plus photography is a hobby of mine, all my shot are taken with a Canon 20D SLR and a Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 lens, and that lens is awesome, cheap and is even better then the Canon L class lenses which cost 3 times as much.

Here is a link to the orignal pic on the MacBook: http://home.comcast.net/~jasonn/mb1.jpg Beware it's 1.4 Megs.
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I did, sold it for a Macbook.
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Originally Posted by Spliff
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I doubt it, I have a Ubuntu server at my house so I get all my Linux needs done on it.



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Remember, you cannot compare PPC and x86s directly by clock speed. Now that's not really an issue, though, so it's much more clear, and yes, the Core Duo (people are abbreviating this to "CD" and I keep on reading "Compact Disc"-- Geez, it's not even that long, people!) does have a major speed advantage over the G4s the previous Mac notebooks used.

True, I wasnt talking clock speed, I meant that I would try out Macs and they always felt slow coming from a PC. Now that they are on Intel though... much better!
     
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Mine is a 1.83, 100 GB, 2 GB RAM. It's even faster than it's beautiful…



     
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Originally Posted by Star-Fire
Thanks! the iMac is snappier, but not my as much as you would think, the 7200RPM drive in the Macbook helped that but for 3D the iMac runs circles around the Macbook, interestingly enough the boot time on both of them is almost identical.

I do take the pictures, I like to take beauty shots of Apple hardware since it is so beautiful plus photography is a hobby of mine, all my shot are taken with a Canon 20D SLR and a Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 lens, and that lens is awesome, cheap and is even better then the Canon L class lenses which cost 3 times as much.

Here is a link to the orignal pic on the MacBook: http://home.comcast.net/~jasonn/mb1.jpg Beware it's 1.4 Megs.
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Just got it.


It's right next to my 15" MBP 2GHz (in closed-lid mode), my 23" ACD and my LaCie 160GB FW drive. I'm just setting it up right now.
     
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I haven't had any trouble with my icurve, it stays nice and still on my desk, but i also have lightning fast reflexes should it ever start to slide! and yea, i love this dell monitor, it was so much cheaper than my 23" cinema. and it calibrated so nicely.!

jason -
thank you for the compliment!, i am a photographer actually, so yes, photoshop is a very important tool for me, i haven't upgraded my powerbook yet because the universal binary version of photoshop isnt out ( like you said ) which i have a feeling we wont see until CS3.
also, i still have a year left on the warranty, it still works great for photoshop in general, and i have a G5 tower at home.

i may eventually sell the powerbook to get something smaller, those macbooks really piqued my interest, but i do enjoy a game every now and again, so i dont know if i'd go for that. ( but it sure is tempting )

i wont do any switching to intel until photoshop is universal though.
     
 
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