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Advise on iMac G5 iSight 472 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello,

My wife and I are looking into purchasing an iMac for our daughter. We came across this and it seems like a good deal. Our daughter prefers the matte screen and the price works for us. Any...
Posted by meatyocre, on Nov 7, 2008 at 10:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
Buy it NOW! No better time. 3,980 Views / 48 Replies  
Buy it NOW! No better time.
Posted by meatyocre, on Oct 24, 2006 at 10:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
From the heavy hitters posting here I will go... 16,547 Views / 44 Replies  
From the heavy hitters posting here I will go with Crucial. Thanks
Posted by meatyocre, on Oct 24, 2006 at 09:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, they got 4 out of 5 on the 15". Ram, DL... 675 Views / 4 Replies  
Yeah, they got 4 out of 5 on the 15". Ram, DL Super Drive, FW 800, HD Bump, but video??? Still this is kick arse!
Posted by meatyocre, on Oct 24, 2006 at 09:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Does the USA store usually update this early in... 848 Views / 22 Replies  
Does the USA store usually update this early in the day?
Posted by meatyocre, on Oct 24, 2006 at 09:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Had the same problem here. Get a Shaggymac... 596 Views / 5 Replies  
Had the same problem here. Get a Shaggymac MacBook Prp Screen Protector (http://www.shaggymac.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3_4)and it will not only protect your screen when traveling, clean...
Posted by meatyocre, on Oct 24, 2006 at 09:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Anyone else waiting for the store?... 19,680 Views / 321 Replies  
Anyone else waiting for the store? refresh...refresh...refresh
Posted by meatyocre, on Aug 7, 2006 at 01:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hmmm...for half the price of the X-Stand the... 1,674 Views / 19 Replies  
Hmmm...for half the price of the X-Stand the Targus Mobile X (http://www.shaggymac.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=81) delivers the features and quality.
Posted by meatyocre, on Jul 31, 2006 at 02:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Listed: Buy It Now only - $725.00 + $45.00... 261 Views / 1 Replies  
Listed: Buy It Now only - $725.00 + $45.00 Shipping
Posted by meatyocre, on Oct 28, 2005 at 10:50 AM, in Marketplace
FS: PowerMac 867 + 15" Studio Display + more 261 Views / 1 Replies  
Just thought I would list this auction for the fellow Mac Users:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Power-Mac-G4-867-Studio-Display-LCD-More_W0QQitemZ5822963185
Posted by meatyocre, on Oct 28, 2005 at 10:38 AM, in Marketplace
I think any laptop has the potential for keyboard... 579 Views / 3 Replies  
I think any laptop has the potential for keyboard marks. I have been using a Shaggymac screen protector (http://www.laptopscreenprotector.com) for 2 years and my screen is mint.
Posted by meatyocre, on Aug 17, 2005 at 08:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This place has some really good products for... 1,299 Views / 4 Replies  
This place has some really good products for cleaning laptops: http://www.laptopscreenprotector.com
Posted by meatyocre, on Aug 17, 2005 at 08:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
For once I made the right decision! In October... 6,704 Views / 57 Replies  
For once I made the right decision! In October people speculated a PowerBook speed bump. That was a bust, so I debated for days. I then ordered a decked out PB 1.5/80 5400/128mb video/1.5G ram... and...
Posted by meatyocre, on Jan 12, 2005 at 10:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
gobears, Your situation sounds incredibly... 924 Views / 11 Replies  
gobears,

Your situation sounds incredibly frustrating and makes me sick to my stomach. You should fight by any means possible to get your laptop fixed or replaced to your satisfaction. I recently...
Posted by meatyocre, on Jan 2, 2005 at 11:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree with Voch, but if really want a... 1,228 Views / 18 Replies  
I agree with Voch, but if really want a comparable model, you will probably have to sacrifice some features.

The Dell 700m seems like very popular model these days.
Posted by meatyocre, on Dec 8, 2004 at 03:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would have to agree with the majority on this... 1,166 Views / 19 Replies  
I would have to agree with the majority on this one. I recently replaced a 12" PB with a 15" PB and could not be happier. I can finally get some real work done. Perfect balance between power &...
Posted by meatyocre, on Dec 5, 2004 at 07:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iKlear works very well when: Take the wet... 595 Views / 4 Replies  
iKlear works very well when:

Take the wet wipe and swipe away all the dust and dirt on the screen/ case. Next take the dry wipe, and immediately buff away any remaining residue and keep buffing...
Posted by meatyocre, on Dec 4, 2004 at 05:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Regardless, the New Year will bring a new... 15,150 Views / 106 Replies  
Regardless, the New Year will bring a new revolution to Apple mobile computing....then again Tiger and G5's will set a new standard across the board...can't wait!
Posted by meatyocre, on Dec 4, 2004 at 02:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Sudden shut down when battery is low 506 Views / 4 Replies  
Your battery is either in very bad shape, or your PB needs to looked at by a Apple Care Specialist. Do you have access to a "good" battery to check and see what the culprit is? Good Luck...let us...
Posted by meatyocre, on Dec 3, 2004 at 07:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As stated above the battery calibration is key to... 765 Views / 12 Replies  
As stated above the battery calibration is key to a long battery life. Also, here are some basic laptop care tips:
http://www.shaggymac.com/plugged.html
Posted by meatyocre, on Nov 20, 2004 at 11:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have never missed the SuperDrive or lack of... 669 Views / 5 Replies  
I have never missed the SuperDrive or lack of SuperDrive in any of my PowerBooks. The Combo has served me well. The differences between the 1.33 & 1.5 are indeed small, but it is in your best...
Posted by meatyocre, on Nov 16, 2004 at 10:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Very slight improvement with Safari and XP... 1,785 Views / 31 Replies  
Very slight improvement with Safari and XP Connectivity on a PB 15" 1.5.
Posted by meatyocre, on Nov 8, 2004 at 03:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Just FYI: Here are the Tracking Details from... 1,032 Views / 18 Replies  
Just FYI:

Here are the Tracking Details from SHANGHAI to Lancaster, PA USA. Pretty impressive from a logistics standpoint.


Oct 14, 2004 9:57 AM Delivered LANCASTER, PA


4:11 AM...
Posted by meatyocre, on Oct 19, 2004 at 04:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
FYI: Just received a BTO PB 15" on Oct. 14 and it... 1,032 Views / 18 Replies  
FYI: Just received a BTO PB 15" on Oct. 14 and it shipped out of Shanghai.
Posted by meatyocre, on Oct 19, 2004 at 10:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
jamil5454, Congrats on the "free" upgrade.... 383 Views / 2 Replies  
jamil5454,

Congrats on the "free" upgrade. I think the updated iBook line is going to turn some heads.
Posted by meatyocre, on Oct 19, 2004 at 09:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well the new iBooks are out and the price points... 1,907 Views / 27 Replies  
Well the new iBooks are out and the price points look great. They will indeed attract new converts with these consumer level iBooks.

My concern now shifts to the shrinking gap between the iBooks...
Posted by meatyocre, on Oct 19, 2004 at 09:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I was in line with all the people "on the fence",... 9,639 Views / 65 Replies  
I was in line with all the people "on the fence", but I totally caved in. I have been waiting since late August for a new Rev, and personally could not wait a day longer. I ordered a BTO PB 15"...
Posted by meatyocre, on Oct 13, 2004 at 01:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I hope this is a wake up call for PayPal. They... 857 Views / 17 Replies  
I hope this is a wake up call for PayPal. They are going to loose a lot of customers because of this outage. I wonder what kind of excuse they will cough up.
Posted by meatyocre, on Oct 11, 2004 at 08:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have been using the Macally BTMini for 1/2 a... 4,273 Views / 67 Replies  
I have been using the Macally BTMini for 1/2 a year. It is compact, sleek, and I get 2 months of battery life from 2AA batteries! No major complaints.

Pros:
Great Feel
Exceptional Battery Life...
Posted by meatyocre, on Oct 11, 2004 at 04:05 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
powerbookfootguy on eBay:... 816 Views / 9 Replies  
powerbookfootguy on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=14909&item=5725044456&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

Seems like a better choice than $20.00 replacement feet.
Posted by meatyocre, on Oct 10, 2004 at 08:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I too get a little black grease mark on my 12"... 4,396 Views / 38 Replies  
I too get a little black grease mark on my 12" PB. It occurs on the screen hinge and reappears when opening and closing.
Posted by meatyocre, on Oct 10, 2004 at 08:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Been waiting since late August... Let me tell... 3,320 Views / 42 Replies  
Been waiting since late August... Let me tell you, I am getting pretty restless. I just have creeping suspicion that as soon as I plop down the $$$ on a PB 15" 1.5, the next Rev would come around and...
Posted by meatyocre, on Oct 6, 2004 at 09:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Macally website LP-PS17 misprint 390 Views / 0 Replies  
FYI:

Macally has the wrong dimensions published for their LP-PS17.
For well over a year they have had these dimensions published:

17" protector:
W: 14 11/16 in, H: 12 in, Diag: 19 in
...
Posted by meatyocre, on Oct 4, 2004 at 08:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
We are based in Lancaster, PA, and Franklin &... 948 Views / 12 Replies  
We are based in Lancaster, PA, and Franklin & Marshall College has always had a strong Mac tradition.
Posted by meatyocre, on Oct 1, 2004 at 01:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Regardless of what happens, there is a change... 11,735 Views / 85 Replies  
Regardless of what happens, there is a change nearing the PowerBook line. There are many people holding off a PB purchase until either: a slight speed bump, a Freescale chip, or price slash finally...
Posted by meatyocre, on Sep 28, 2004 at 06:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I use the Sony Ericsson T610 with my PowerBook.... 632 Views / 10 Replies  
I use the Sony Ericsson T610 with my PowerBook. They connect via Bluetooth and works great to sync contacts and wireless internet connection. Plans and services vary greatly and it also depends on...
Posted by meatyocre, on Sep 24, 2004 at 11:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Accept the $1900 offer and hold onto the cash.... 587 Views / 7 Replies  
Accept the $1900 offer and hold onto the cash. There is a revision around the corner and there are many people waiting in "line". The next Rev may be minor, but it may be sweet (dual-core). Either...
Posted by meatyocre, on Sep 24, 2004 at 08:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Many people have asked this in the past. Apple... 616 Views / 7 Replies  
Many people have asked this in the past. Apple offers this as a BTO option for a reason and isn't end user upgradeable. People who want to upgrade have one option sell their machine and get another....
Posted by meatyocre, on Sep 23, 2004 at 01:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Curious too see what Hard Drives will be standard... 1,113 Views / 15 Replies  
Curious too see what Hard Drives will be standard on the next PowerBook release. 5400 standard with 7200 BTO is my guess. Seems silly they would not utilize faster HD's in Rev B or C since the...
Posted by meatyocre, on Sep 12, 2004 at 07:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you are going into the 1.5ghz tier, you might... 647 Views / 8 Replies  
If you are going into the 1.5ghz tier, you might as well go for the faster 80gb HD, bump the video to 128, and in your case drop the SuperDrive. Sounds like a good machine.

Now if you are...
Posted by meatyocre, on Sep 9, 2004 at 11:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
anly, I can sympathize with the Pismo vs. PB... 9,628 Views / 103 Replies  
anly,

I can sympathize with the Pismo vs. PB G4 ordeal. I have been holding off a PB purchase for quite some time. I have a 12" Rev A and got it right before Rev B (USB 2.0, Faster Processor, HD,...
Posted by meatyocre, on Sep 9, 2004 at 02:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My battery was fine till about 25% remaining,... 672 Views / 10 Replies  
My battery was fine till about 25% remaining, then would suddenly die. It would go to 0% and fall into sleep mode. This battery had 9 months of average use. I called Apple and they wanted me to send...
Posted by meatyocre, on Sep 9, 2004 at 02:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
SeSawaya, Since you have the T610, did you... 814 Views / 8 Replies  
SeSawaya,

Since you have the T610, did you know you can establish a dial-up like connection to your laptop via Bluetooth?

I use the same phone with T-Mobile and use this "modem" connection to...
Posted by meatyocre, on Sep 7, 2004 at 09:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Same story here..the 12" PB is really great and... 959 Views / 20 Replies  
Same story here..the 12" PB is really great and cute, but when really working the lack of screen real estate slows me down. It will wear you out quicker. Switching back to the 15", just waiting for...
Posted by meatyocre, on Sep 2, 2004 at 08:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Any thoughts on the PB G5 styling and... 1,418 Views / 17 Replies  
Any thoughts on the PB G5 styling and form-factor? Will they keep the Aluminum body, or will that eventually retire along with the G4 chip?

Whatever the outcome, I am jumping on the next...
Posted by meatyocre, on Sep 2, 2004 at 08:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
We have a year old PB 12" battery that works for... 1,672 Views / 28 Replies  
We have a year old PB 12" battery that works for about 2 hours then... while showing 30%-25% capacity and competely dies. Any chance this discharging cycle will revive this?
Posted by meatyocre, on Aug 13, 2004 at 04:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have the 12" PB 867mhz Rev A. W/ 640mb, Airport... 25,065 Views / 300 Replies  
I have the 12" PB 867mhz Rev A. W/ 640mb, Airport extreme ram. Over a year of moderate/heavy use and have had ZERO problems. I also use Win XP, so I know all about computer problems. Anyway owning...
Posted by meatyocre, on Jun 25, 2004 at 09:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
One iKlear Apple Polish Kit will last the life of... 6,820 Views / 39 Replies  
One iKlear Apple Polish Kit will last the life of a laptop. It is lcd safe, has anti-static properties and it is endorsed by Apple Computers.
Posted by meatyocre, on Jun 2, 2004 at 11:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It is a "cheap" upgrade, which will significantly... 1,304 Views / 17 Replies  
It is a "cheap" upgrade, which will significantly help resell value down the road.
Posted by meatyocre, on Jun 1, 2004 at 09:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: For my PB G4 12" I have used a targus slip case,... 448,029 Views / 1,153 Replies  
For my PB G4 12" I have used a targus slip case, which fits into any larger pack. Since both packs have padding I have had great results. Slip case was around $20...pretty cost effective solution.
Posted by meatyocre, on May 27, 2004 at 10:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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