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Originally Posted by b1NARY73
Here is my temporary office while I am remodeling my 1903 Victorian I just purchased.
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The tile look is one I am enjoying.
     
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Jun 20, 2006, 01:22 AM
 
a few pics of mine...




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I wonder why the Black mattes are not nearly as popular as the white? Do you think the issue has to do with the black finish being more expensive? If you ask me the white one is nicer looking, it looks newer than the black one, the white color goes better with the IR remote and power cord, and is more appealing. If I really wanted a black mac i would spend the extra 200 bucks.
     
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Jun 21, 2006, 09:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by fisherKing
you mean, "lid down", don't you??
haha, even better!
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Jun 21, 2006, 09:32 AM
 
Originally Posted by the macimum
The tile look is one I am enjoying.
im not so sure about the tile, but if that can get fixed, this is a beautiful setup....absolutly gorgeous.
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Jun 21, 2006, 10:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by praterkeith
im not so sure about the tile, but if that can get fixed, this is a beautiful setup....absolutly gorgeous.
The Setup is great, I wouldn't care exactly which color or style the tile was, I just think tile allows you to glide like a wood floor without scratching it up, so in a way it is basically the only easy and good looking floor type that doesnt require a chair mat.

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Jun 21, 2006, 10:15 AM
 
Also: The room is cool because you have so many windows with light coming in, plus there is no windows begind you, so not only can no one see what your looking at, but if there was a sniper or something like that, you could see at night if they were trying to get in.

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Jun 21, 2006, 10:42 AM
 
Any photo of MacBook with discoloration?
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Jun 21, 2006, 11:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by frankthetank966
I wonder why the Black mattes are not nearly as popular as the white? Do you think the issue has to do with the black finish being more expensive? If you ask me the white one is nicer looking, it looks newer than the black one, the white color goes better with the IR remote and power cord, and is more appealing. If I really wanted a black mac i would spend the extra 200 bucks.

Yes because the black costs more.

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Jun 21, 2006, 12:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by Parky
You can see my MacBook here :-

http://web.mac.com/idparkinson/iWeb/Home/MacBook.html

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love the combo!!

can't wait till they drop merom or conroe into the iMac, ill definitely be getting one then!
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Jun 21, 2006, 03:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by the macimum
...if there was a sniper or something like that, you could see at night if they were trying to get in.
Why would a sniper try to get into the house? Wouldn't they, you know, be sniping you?

Seriously, a ninja is a much more pressing concern.

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Jun 21, 2006, 03:48 PM
 
Don't blame me! Blame the pebbles!
     
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Jun 21, 2006, 05:20 PM
 
My Blackbook, and my parents Whitebook.




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Get another Blackbook and then you'd have an OreoBook.
     
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blackbooks are the bomb
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Jun 21, 2006, 07:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by Leonis
Any photo of MacBook with discoloration?
here is a site - http://stainedbook.info/

im hopeing that my macbook doesnt discolour..
     
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Jun 21, 2006, 09:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by joel_v
here is a site - http://stainedbook.info/

im hopeing that my macbook doesnt discolour..

I wouldn't worry about it. From what I've seen the 'discoloration' issue is still FUD. Many of those images from the above site look borderline fake. It would help if any of them could take a decent photo that wasn't out of focus or ultra-grainy. Rather poor excuses for Mac users if you ask me.
     
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Originally Posted by Star-Fire
My Blackbook, and my parents Whitebook.




Were did u get that wallpaper from on the Blackbook?
     
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Just got mine!






The speed is simply amazing - it's taking me some time to get used to the keyboard, though.

Also grabbed a 2GB black Nano while I was there (hey, it'll be free).
     
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Jun 22, 2006, 05:30 PM
 
Im so pissed that I purchased mines the first day it was released. I would have love the free nano with the student discount. I called to see if I could get it apple said there was nothing they could do. Wtf
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hey dude i'm in the same boat. don't dwell on it... soon there will be a replacement for the nano, at which point you would start lusting after that. there's no end to consumerism, you have to just cut it off at a certain point
     
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Jun 22, 2006, 10:22 PM
 
I personally like the white one. Even if the black and white were same price I would get the white mainly because the black looks to much like a pc. The white makes the apple look a bit more hi tech.
     
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Jun 22, 2006, 10:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by Yakov
hey dude i'm in the same boat. don't dwell on it... soon there will be a replacement for the nano, at which point you would start lusting after that. there's no end to consumerism, you have to just cut it off at a certain point

would have done me good considering my video got stolen.
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Here is my whole setup: Blackbook 2gig 100gig HD, 20" intel iMac 2gig, and a cheap 19" monitor, there's a 3500+ Athlon 64 under the desk too with Vista beta on it for now.



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Anyone has a glossy screen MBP picture ?
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The black Macbook looks like a dell. White is much better!
     
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Originally Posted by Mac Man
The black Macbook looks like a dell. White is much better!

Didn't know Dells looked that good now, thats ginving them a HUGE compliment!
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MBP's don't have glossy screens....
     
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Originally Posted by the macimum
MBP's don't have glossy screens....
The 15" can now have it as a BTO option.
     
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Originally Posted by TailsToo
The 15" can now have it as a BTO option.
and the 17"...
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Went to the apple store today, Im trying to decide between a blackbook or a 15" macbook pro... Im having a tough time. I want the pro because I want to be able to run photoshop and I want a bigger screen (ive been using a 12" iBook as my primary machine for the past 2 years), the thing is, the blackbook just looks so cool and I love the keyboard, magnetic latch, and how solid the machine feels. The macbook pro just doesnt feel as strong and sturdy.
     
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Originally Posted by Dark_Lotus
Went to the apple store today, Im trying to decide between a blackbook or a 15" macbook pro... Im having a tough time. I want the pro because I want to be able to run photoshop
Hmm, does Photoshop depend that much on the 3D acceleration of the GPU? I thought it didn't. In my understanding PS should run similar on both (unless you get the 7200 RPM option for the HDD on the MBP). OTOH PS might profit from the additional VRAM on the MBP. Until CS3, PS will run crap on both actually, since it really suffers a lot from Rosetta emulation compared to native apps.

and I want a bigger screen (ive been using a 12" iBook as my primary machine for the past 2 years),
The MB offers 30% more pixels than the iB, the MBP offers another 27% more pixels than the MB. The MB actually has an even higher resolution than the iB had.

the thing is, the blackbook just looks so cool and I love the keyboard, magnetic latch, and how solid the machine feels. The macbook pro just doesnt feel as strong and sturdy.
From my experience (I own and use both) the MB is indeed sturdier than the MBP.

If you don't necessarily need it now, you could think about waiting for the next MBP rev (likely Aug/Sep). It might get one or the other nice MB feature (latch design).
     
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Funny you say about waiting. After looking around and doing some research, I think I am going to wait. Ill atleast wait until WWDC, I still have to save up around $800 before I can make sure that my laptop has everything that I want and need. I dont want to have to upgrade for a while. When I bought my ibook I settled for an ibook over a powerbook, and I settled for a 30 gig HD, and now, the 30GB HD is FULL and I really wish I would have gotten a 15" powerbook. So Im going to wait until I can buy a strong and sturdy macbook pro 15" with a glossy screen, and magnetic latch.
     
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I normally don't recommend waiting, because you can go on waiting forever, but in your case you might be more happy with the next rev of the MBP. And since you said you're a PS user, you're basically waiting for CS3 anyway.
     
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Originally Posted by Dark_Lotus










Went to the apple store today, Im trying to decide between a blackbook or a 15" macbook pro... Im having a tough time. I want the pro because I want to be able to run photoshop and I want a bigger screen (ive been using a 12" iBook as my primary machine for the past 2 years), the thing is, the blackbook just looks so cool and I love the keyboard, magnetic latch, and how solid the machine feels. The macbook pro just doesnt feel as strong and sturdy.

In terms of usability was there any difference between 13.3" and 15.4" screens?.I currently have a 20 " imac and i want a notebook down the line.if i brought a 13.3" it would probably be in sleep mode the whole time connected to another display so im just tryiing to gather whats usable.
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Originally Posted by Simon
Hmm, does Photoshop depend that much on the 3D acceleration of the GPU? I thought it didn't. In my understanding PS should run similar on both (unless you get the 7200 RPM option for the HDD on the MBP). OTOH PS might profit from the additional VRAM on the MBP. Until CS3, PS will run crap on both actually, since it really suffers a lot from Rosetta emulation compared to native apps.
PS does not currently depend on the GPU for anything. I say currently, because theres no telling what CS3 will have in terms of using available hardware.
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My current setup...

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Here's my setup

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to those of you with a glas desktop surface. I am looking to get a new desk, and I am interested in a glass surface area.

Do you like having a glass surface? Where did you find yours?
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mjames if i were to put together a room to be my little space i'd do it exatly like that.

soft color walls, smooth carpet, big chair, hdtv/dvr, and some macs

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Originally Posted by GenoG
to those of you with a glas desktop surface. I am looking to get a new desk, and I am interested in a glass surface area.

Do you like having a glass surface? Where did you find yours?
If you are OCD at all; please stay away from a glass surface desks. Of course, someone bought me a smoked glass surface desk and it drives me insane.

Oh my goodness the fingerprints and dust. I ended up having to use a table cloth just to stop from going crazy.

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Originally Posted by Cadaver
The MBP is sitting on an Antec laptop cooler w/ USB-powered fans. Keeps the MBP nice and cool when docked.
Is the Antec laptop cooler any good? how quiet is it?
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Originally Posted by Star-Fire
Here is my whole setup: Blackbook 2gig 100gig HD, 20" intel iMac 2gig, and a cheap 19" monitor, there's a 3500+ Athlon 64 under the desk too with Vista beta on it for now.



starfire your setup is badass!

you have everything i freakin want! its basically my dream/future setup, all you need are some sick speakers

how cheap was the monitor? would you recommend it? I'm looking for a widescreen monitor for my blackbook and was looking at the dell 20'
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reallly... hmm maybe I should rethink the class surface.
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