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As the previous posters said, returning the... 2,215 Views / 9 Replies  
As the previous posters said, returning the wapred MBP would be the good choice. A new notebook computer should not be warped to begin with.
Posted by BadApple, on Nov 14, 2006 at 07:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How do you determin the current LCD screen on MBP... 46,631 Views / 280 Replies  
How do you determin the current LCD screen on MBP is lower quality than the previous PB/MBP? I keep the brightness setting around 15 to 20% mos of the time and what I see on the screen seem as clear...
Posted by BadApple, on Nov 14, 2006 at 07:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I am thinking about making my 12" PB as my daily... 1,085 Views / 10 Replies  
I am thinking about making my 12" PB as my daily computer companion. As of now, that job is filled by my 12" iBook. It seems PB's aluminum casing does not get scratched as easily as iBook's plastic...
Posted by BadApple, on Nov 14, 2006 at 06:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I hope someone can post the sound of this noisy... 630 Views / 4 Replies  
I hope someone can post the sound of this noisy DL Super Drive. I am interested in comparing it with my MBP's sound.
Posted by BadApple, on Nov 14, 2006 at 05:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Good to know the other MBP's DL Super Drive is... 630 Views / 4 Replies  
Good to know the other MBP's DL Super Drive is making the loud noise at the time of taking in/ejecting disks. I thought mine was out of spec even though it behaves normally after that. I would like...
Posted by BadApple, on Nov 13, 2006 at 06:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This thread makes me worry about my new 15" MBP... 46,631 Views / 280 Replies  
This thread makes me worry about my new 15" MBP (C2D). Even though I have not noticed it when I was using for the last several days, I feel I may notice this grainy screen issue. I was hoping my MBP...
Posted by BadApple, on Nov 13, 2006 at 01:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
15" C2D MBP's DL SuperDrive making louder noise 630 Views / 4 Replies  
I noticed my 15" MBP's SuperDirve makes louder noise when it is taking in/ejecting DVD/CD, compared to my other Macs (which are PBs and iBook). The sound of motor (which sucks in and ejects disks)...
Posted by BadApple, on Nov 12, 2006 at 11:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My 4 year old Ti (my first Mac) was a mint... 1,085 Views / 10 Replies  
My 4 year old Ti (my first Mac) was a mint condition and I sold it to iFixIt to make room for my C2D MBP. I take my 12" iBook daily in Radtech sleeves (it also has iSkin/Radtech screensaverz) on the...
Posted by BadApple, on Nov 12, 2006 at 08:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: I am now evaluating my current set up and I would... 1,118,830 Views / 4,110 Replies  
I am now evaluating my current set up and I would be selling my Ti and 15" PB shortly. This will open up 2 slots on my desk. I would keep my current iBook (which is still under 2 more years of...
Posted by BadApple, on Nov 6, 2006 at 10:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That is how things are with Core Duo MB/MBP... 1,253 Views / 18 Replies  
That is how things are with Core Duo MB/MBP running Office 2004 under Rosetta. That was the reason I did not buy CD MB/MBP as I could not believe how long it took just to launch Word and Excel.
I...
Posted by BadApple, on Nov 5, 2006 at 11:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ok, I found an answer to my own question as I... 688 Views / 5 Replies  
Ok, I found an answer to my own question as I just bought a C2D MBP 15" recently. So far, CS2 launches and performs as good as my PowerBook. It is a very noticeable improvement over Core Duo MBP....
Posted by BadApple, on Nov 5, 2006 at 11:50 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I also leave my Macs in the sleep mode. Even my... 1,065 Views / 16 Replies  
I also leave my Macs in the sleep mode. Even my 4.5 years old Ti has been okay with this arrangement. When I take my iBook out in the computer bag, I usually keep it in the sleep mode. As long as it...
Posted by BadApple, on Nov 5, 2006 at 10:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I use both iCurves (for my other 3 Macs); so, I... 25,099 Views / 266 Replies  
I use both iCurves (for my other 3 Macs); so, I was able to compare the user experience for both iCurve and ILap.

I like ILap so far. It comes with the wrist cushion which makes it comfortable to...
Posted by BadApple, on Nov 5, 2006 at 08:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Here is my set up. ... 1,118,830 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Here is my set up.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/YS2003/desksetupcopy.jpg
Posted by BadApple, on Nov 4, 2006 at 10:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I also got a stock 15" MBP/2.33 GHz/256 M GPU/120... 25,099 Views / 266 Replies  
I also got a stock 15" MBP/2.33 GHz/256 M GPU/120 GB HD mode.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/YS2003/IMG_0077.jpg
This is a sweet machine. So far, no problem whatsoever. I also bought an...
Posted by BadApple, on Nov 4, 2006 at 07:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I also vote for Rev B. The Rev A. MBPs tend to... 1,735 Views / 17 Replies  
I also vote for Rev B. The Rev A. MBPs tend to have quite a few issues which are more than my liking. It seems there has been some "cooling" re-design for the Rev B MBP (Core 2 Duo models) by the...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 31, 2006 at 05:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I hear Apple Stores sell some slightly upgraded... 25,099 Views / 266 Replies  
I hear Apple Stores sell some slightly upgraded models in addition to the standard ones. Have you seen the Apple Store carrying a 15" MBP/C2D/160 GB HD? I like the advantage of faster exchange at the...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 31, 2006 at 05:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
So, it seems the dead internal battery causes... 709 Views / 11 Replies  
So, it seems the dead internal battery causes just an inconvenience as that would seem it only affect the time. Is there anything which may cause more than an inconvenience because of the dead...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 30, 2006 at 02:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Would you be able to check that? CD MBP and... 25,099 Views / 266 Replies  
Would you be able to check that? CD MBP and PowerBook had vertical thin vents around the screen hinge area. The new MBP (C2D) is said to have larger opening (like 6 big vents instead of CD MBP's 20...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 29, 2006 at 05:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Intel heavily markets and advertises its... 693 Views / 8 Replies  
Intel heavily markets and advertises its Centurino brand. Many consumes tend to look at those stickers on their next PC purchase. I think the reason AMD purchased ATI is to use the same marketing...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 29, 2006 at 04:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Someone posted a picture which showed new C2D MBP... 25,099 Views / 266 Replies  
Someone posted a picture which showed new C2D MBP has large 6 vents on the back instead of many thin vents (near the screen hinge area). I thought Apple designed the back vent to make it better for...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 29, 2006 at 04:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I heard new C2D MBP's bents on the back are wider... 25,099 Views / 266 Replies  
I heard new C2D MBP's bents on the back are wider than Core Duo MBP. I think that would be for better cooling. For those who already received the C2D MBP, can you check if those bents are indeed...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 29, 2006 at 03:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Good to know that internal battery lasts. Just to... 709 Views / 11 Replies  
Good to know that internal battery lasts. Just to be a devil's advocate, what does it happen if that battery dies? Does it make Macs inoperable? Or, does it only cause losing time when the regular...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 29, 2006 at 01:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
When you buy a refurb from Apple and you see... 767 Views / 15 Replies  
When you buy a refurb from Apple and you see scratches and other cosmetics damages, does Apple repair them? Or, is a refurb sale handled "as is?"
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 29, 2006 at 01:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think Raid set up is done with 2 hard drives. ... 1,301 Views / 14 Replies  
I think Raid set up is done with 2 hard drives. MP has 4 bays. So, how do you use the rest of 2 bays? I am not clear on multiple HD set up on one machine. Do you need to install OS X on another...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 29, 2006 at 01:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Do MBP/MB have an internal battery for PowerManagement? 709 Views / 11 Replies  
I recall Ti PBs have the internal small battery for Power Management (to keep certain settings intact even the battery is depleted. Do new MBP/MB have also this small battery inside? Does it need to...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 29, 2006 at 01:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Have you kept your backlight on at all times? ... 463 Views / 6 Replies  
Have you kept your backlight on at all times? For my 15" 1.25 MHz PB, I turned it off as I use it with ACD and an external Apple BT keyboard. I am one of those anal people who worry about burning up...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 29, 2006 at 01:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
At least that was how Core Duo MBPs were. Did... 984 Views / 15 Replies  
At least that was how Core Duo MBPs were. Did someone run the test to confirm if C2D MBPs are also set up like that? I think the bigger cooling surface of a 17" allows higher clock speed as it can...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 29, 2006 at 01:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I wish Apple make a 160 GB HD a standard option... 896 Views / 6 Replies  
I wish Apple make a 160 GB HD a standard option for a 15" model. So far, I have to go with BTO to get a 160 GB with a 15". But, if I decide to go with a 17", then, I can get it at the store...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 29, 2006 at 07:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a 550 MHz Ti PB which I use for mostly... 1,483 Views / 20 Replies  
I have a 550 MHz Ti PB which I use for mostly iTune radio and copying DVDs to external HDs via MacTheRipper now as I already have a 15" 1.25 MHz PB, 12" 1.5 MHz PB, and 12" 1.33 MHz iBook already. I...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 29, 2006 at 07:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
How old is your PB? I have been also wondering... 463 Views / 6 Replies  
How old is your PB? I have been also wondering the longevity of the backlight keyboard. I think it uses the fiber optics lighting and should last as long as the life of the backlight on the LCD (if...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 29, 2006 at 06:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I am not sure if OP initialized the new HD. When... 975 Views / 6 Replies  
I am not sure if OP initialized the new HD. When I put in a 100 GB HD to Ti PB (replacing the small 20 GB OEM HD), Mac did not recoginize the HD. I quickly learned the new HD has to be initialized...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 28, 2006 at 07:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It seems Core Duo MBP is on par with the last PB... 25,099 Views / 266 Replies  
It seems Core Duo MBP is on par with the last PB in terms of PS CS2 performance. Because Core 2 Duo is said to be 10% to 20% better in terms of performance, I am hoping C2D MBP will be able to...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 28, 2006 at 06:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Phazedowt, you got me drooling for MBP now. I... 25,099 Views / 266 Replies  
Phazedowt, you got me drooling for MBP now. I have been holding off getting onboard with Intel Mac because some apps are not yet UB. Maybe I should pay a visit to my nearby Apple Store to check on...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 28, 2006 at 03:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My iBook has 1.5 GB (1.33 Mhz) and my Al PBs have... 453 Views / 4 Replies  
My iBook has 1.5 GB (1.33 Mhz) and my Al PBs have 1.5 GB (15", 1.25 Mhz) and 1.25 GB (12", 1.5 Mhz). I admit I run iWork on my iBook as that is what I take with me when I am on the road. So, I have...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 28, 2006 at 03:21 PM, in Applications
I heard Apple put on anti-glare coating on this... 7,247 Views / 41 Replies  
I heard Apple put on anti-glare coating on this new glossy screen on C2D MBP. I hope someone who gets the glossy-screen C2D MBP would post some pictures of their machines.
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 28, 2006 at 02:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
CS2/Macromedia MX2004 on MBP C2D 688 Views / 5 Replies  
I heard CD MBP can manage CS2/MX2004 tolerably (considering Rosetta is translating the PPC apps on the fly). Now, with C2D MBP, I wonder if CS2/MX2004 apps can be run up to the same speed or a little...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 28, 2006 at 02:20 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
So, still no 17" C2D MBP at the Apple Store? I... 25,099 Views / 266 Replies  
So, still no 17" C2D MBP at the Apple Store? I wonder what it is taking so long to go though the supply chain channel.
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 28, 2006 at 02:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That is good news. At least it seems iWork will... 453 Views / 4 Replies  
That is good news. At least it seems iWork will perform better on C2D MBP even though non-UV Office 2004 may not run as smooth as PPC Mac. I wanted to use Page more often with my PPC PB and iBook;...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 28, 2006 at 01:53 PM, in Applications
So, you like your MBP? Is it that noticeable in... 25,099 Views / 266 Replies  
So, you like your MBP? Is it that noticeable in terms of speed between PB and MBP?
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 28, 2006 at 12:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iWork on PB/iBook VS. MBP/MB 453 Views / 4 Replies  
I think iWork 06 is now UB. Can someone comment if C2D MBP or C2D iMac run noticeably faster than PowerPC Macs (PB, iBook, or iMac)?
When I use Page with my PB/iBook, there is some lags especially...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 28, 2006 at 12:29 PM, in Applications
I am surprised the big store like the ones in... 25,099 Views / 266 Replies  
I am surprised the big store like the ones in Manhattan does not have the stock on new C2D MBPs. It seems only 15" MBPs are avaialble in the retail channel. Have you seen a 17" C2D MBP model at the...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 28, 2006 at 07:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
120GB or 160GB HD option for new MBP 896 Views / 6 Replies  
C2D MBPs can come with a 160 GB perpendicular HD. For a 17" MBP, a 160 GB comes as a standard. For a 15" MBP, there is an option to upgrade to 160 GB over the default 120 GB Hd.
Would you think a...
Posted by BadApple, on Oct 28, 2006 at 07:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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