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Official Mac Notebook Picture Thread (Page 55)
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Jul 14, 2006, 04:18 AM
 
They really are beautiful computers. Absolutly gorgeous. I just wish they weren't so glossy on the cover and bottom. It drove me INSANE when I'd scuff my iBook up just putting it in my backpack. I love the cover on my PB. Maybe after the MBP changes enclosures the MB can adopt the one the MBP uses now!
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Jul 14, 2006, 07:08 AM
 
Really what I'd like to see in the future is an aluminum "MacBook Advanced" being a MacBook, but with a video card and more factory RAM.
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Jul 14, 2006, 08:11 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dillon-K
Really what I'd like to see in the future is an aluminum "MacBook Advanced" being a MacBook, but with a video card and more factory RAM.
That would basically be a MBP w/o the backlit keyboard. Why not simply go for that then?
     
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Jul 14, 2006, 08:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by pheonixash
That would basically be a MBP w/o the backlit keyboard. Why not simply go for that then?
Because the MacBook design is sexy. that's why.
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Jul 14, 2006, 08:17 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dillon-K
Because the MacBook design is sexy. that's why.
Hehe you said you wanted an Aliminium enclosure. Aluminium can't be molded as well as the plastic is on the MB. So if they do give it an alu exterior, it'll look something like the MBP only. Unless they come up with a new design.
     
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Jul 14, 2006, 08:19 AM
 
oh fine... I'm wrong. THERE you go. .
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Jul 14, 2006, 08:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dillon-K
oh fine... I'm wrong. THERE you go. .
Hehe, chill out. Just a discussion...
     
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Jul 14, 2006, 01:09 PM
 
seeing how the macbook has replaced both the ibook and 12" powerbook, im glad to see actual pictures of setups in this thread vs pictures of the notebook on any table.

i also love the fact that because the dell screen now matches an apple machine (blackbook) people have finally stopped complaining about false issues, the two do look like teh sex together.

great photos guys/gals!!!
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Jul 16, 2006, 12:29 PM
 


hmm i'm considering selling that imac g5, and just getting a dell monitor, and using my macbook for everything..
     
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Jul 16, 2006, 12:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by zerock


hmm i'm considering selling that imac g5, and just getting a dell monitor, and using my macbook for everything..
You should do it! I'm using the 20" widescreen 2005fpw with my MacBook, along with an iCurve stand from Griffin. I really like it. I've consolidated all of my systems into my MacBook. I use Parallels for the various Windows versions and Boot Camp as my "XP-only system". You can also pick up a 24" Dell widescreen LCD for under $800, which is pretty awesome.
     
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Jul 16, 2006, 01:28 PM
 
Yup...I have a Dell 20" Widescreen paired with my BlacBook..these are about $500. Same LCD as Apple...Looks better as a matched pair than with the latest Aluminum screens - cept for the Dell Logo. I am going to pair my old 20" Cinema display (with the acrylic casing) with my (eventual) Mac-Pro Desktop
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Jul 16, 2006, 05:12 PM
 
here is my desk. not as clean as some that I have seen but it works.



and here is a wider shot of the whole computer area and that is very messy...

     
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Jul 16, 2006, 11:21 PM
 


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Jul 17, 2006, 01:19 AM
 
i like the colour contrast... so minimalistic... black, whites+grays

plus i have the same cup as the one on ur table. drinking ou of it right now
     
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Jul 17, 2006, 01:57 AM
 
Nice capture (and setup) air. Any more shots that incorporate the monitor...?
     
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Jul 17, 2006, 04:35 AM
 
I like that set up petertruong, I'm thinking of getting the same monitor myself. Although i have heard a lot about those banding issues, so i've been holding off for a while. Also I have been told that for image editing that the Appple Cinema Displays take the cake, so i'm still comtemplating saving up for one of those puppies!

Also I must complement you on the way that the black and silver coluour combination has been balanced! usually the MBP with a dell looks a bit out of place, although since you have the black and silver keyboard is balances it nicely!
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Jul 17, 2006, 05:02 AM
 
Thanks, appreciate the compliments. The monitor is actually pretty nice, I don't see banding unless it's a certain type of image, but some pictures (like spheres) or something that has that gradient type design shows it. Dell said they will exchange it for a new A02 one though, but I'm sure it's nowhere near an ACD. As a college student, I'll take the 50% cheaper Dell until I need something that is quality.
     
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Jul 18, 2006, 09:35 AM
 
^^ dude..that remote on the screen is the bomb. i never thought of doing that.. nice work!
     
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Jul 19, 2006, 01:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by air


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Jul 19, 2006, 10:05 PM
 
Here's my previous Thinkpad T21 next to my MacBook I bought two weeks ago today.

Once again, pictures speak louder than words...



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Yes, that is UHF in the DVD pile.


T21 only has a single small vent and very rickety audio jacks.

I keep felt/rubber feet on the bottom of my Macbook to give it additional height. With it, I can slide the macbook around on a surface without worrying about scratching the hell out of the bottom if a small particle of debris is caught inbetween. The original rubber feet are too shallow for comfort...


No more damned disc tray! I'm always afraid disc trays can break if you eject them.

**** Note the extra space my macbook gets underneath with those pads.


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IBM keyboard!


MacBook keyboard!

Two weeks into heavy use, no discoloration yet!


IBM screen. Not the horrible color accuracy and the pressure spots in the screen.
Yes, the REAL background color is actually the detault Silver theme "Graphite Gray" color. My camera registers it as a rather bright blue, surprisingly.


MacBook screen. Note the color accuracy and overall uniformity of the image.


Laptop asses! IBM clunker. Paper lantern reflections in the macbook!


Well there you have it. Quite a comparison, eh?
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Jul 19, 2006, 10:10 PM
 
Great pictures on another note my macbook will be sent in to apple because of discoloration issues.
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to continue the screen discussion, would I be considered totally anti-cool if I mentioned that you can get a 19" Gateway widescreen monitor for about $270 at Best Buy? .
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Jul 20, 2006, 02:44 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dillon-K
to continue the screen discussion, would I be considered totally anti-cool if I mentioned that you can get a 19" Gateway widescreen monitor for about $270 at Best Buy? .
I think I've seen that monitor. It tilts and rotates, dosen't it? It's kind of a glossy black color? DVI input?
     
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Case, what's the towel for?
     
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Originally Posted by Simon
Case, what's the towel for?
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Jul 20, 2006, 03:46 AM
 
O.o If I'm not mistaken, isn't it better (and advised by Apple) to not put things like towels under your MB? Just pointing out.
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Originally Posted by Simon
Case, what's the towel for?

It's a home made heating pad
     
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Originally Posted by elcheapo
It's a home made heating pad
I was guessing something like that.
     
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Jul 20, 2006, 08:03 AM
 
he heats the towel up, and just before he jumps into bed, he takes it out from underneath the macbook, and puts it in his bed.
and there ya have it, no need for a hot water bottle.

but nah, seriously now. i would advise against doing that. as it leaves no where for the heat to escape to.
and dont worry, the bottom of your laptop wont get scratched, because of its feet.

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Jul 20, 2006, 10:23 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dillon-K
to continue the screen discussion, would I be considered totally anti-cool if I mentioned that you can get a 19" Gateway widescreen monitor for about $270 at Best Buy? .

Here is one for $189

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...315910&CatId=0
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take the towel out from under it casey. it makes it WAYYYY too hot. i noticed that yesterday. and btw, when are you gonna let me touch the damn thing lol
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Jul 21, 2006, 04:03 AM
 
Hey Star-Fire could you take a pic of your BlackBook that's similar to the one you took of the Apple on a MacBook Pro?

EDIT: Also, that Acer display is a nice lil find, there, dude. It doesn't say Gateway on it and it's got all the same features! XD!
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Originally Posted by rglatter
here is my desk. not as clean as some that I have seen but it works.



and here is a wider shot of the whole computer area and that is very messy...

is that the 19" ViewSonic VA1912wb?
i'm thinking of picking one up for myself. how do you like it?
     
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Originally Posted by kjellreigstad
is that the 19" ViewSonic VA1912wb?
i'm thinking of picking one up for myself. how do you like it?
your right that is the 19 inch ViewSonic VA1912wb. It is a great moniter. I had to mess with the brightness settings and the color profile to get it to have the same colors moniter on the MBP but other than that it is great. The colors on it are great on it and I primarly use it for graphics and viewing and editing pictures. If you are interested in this moniter or any 19 inch moniter in this price range I think this is one of the best out there.
     
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Originally Posted by rglatter
your right that is the 19 inch ViewSonic VA1912wb. It is a great moniter. I had to mess with the brightness settings and the color profile to get it to have the same colors moniter on the MBP but other than that it is great. The colors on it are great on it and I primarly use it for graphics and viewing and editing pictures. If you are interested in this moniter or any 19 inch moniter in this price range I think this is one of the best out there.
cool- that's great to hear. i'm either going to get that one, or this acer one (which i hear uses the same panel that's in the viewsonic one)
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Originally Posted by kjellreigstad
cool- that's great to hear. i'm either going to get that one, or this acer one (which i hear uses the same panel that's in the viewsonic one)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009073
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Originally Posted by Cadaver
The Acer doesn't have a DVI input; the Viewsonic does.
yeah, i still haven't decided... i've had lots of experience with viewsonic crt's and i've never had a bad experience, so i think i might just go with them for this.
     
 
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