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There are some things you can do with a late... 659 Views / 5 Replies  
There are some things you can do with a late model PB G4 that you might not be able to do with the MB due to the discrete graphics. So don't give up hope. Also, if you're open to a trade, check...
Posted by photoeditor, on May 16, 2008 at 01:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think the MBA Magsafe plug points out at a... 6,210 Views / 4 Replies  
I think the MBA Magsafe plug points out at a slightly odd angle; you might find you need to sit the computer up on a magazine or something, just thick enough to make sure that the larger Magsafe...
Posted by photoeditor, on May 16, 2008 at 01:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd pay $100 extra. Thicken up the aluminum... 890 Views / 20 Replies  
I'd pay $100 extra. Thicken up the aluminum sheet metal by 50 percent. Maybe a little more internal bracing as well. Waterproof the keyboard. Yeah, I'd do it.

Besides, the extra half pound of...
Posted by photoeditor, on May 16, 2008 at 01:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My week 22 runs cool enough -- idling or light... 1,741 Views / 16 Replies  
My week 22 runs cool enough -- idling or light browsing performance typically in the mid 50s -- and is free of sleep problems, hard disk vibrations or most other irritations --- but there is a...
Posted by photoeditor, on Jun 19, 2006 at 02:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Perhaps if there are variations in QA in assembly... 1,235 Views / 16 Replies  
Perhaps if there are variations in QA in assembly it might account for the difference. A gloppy job on thermal paste might result in an idle of 65C while a good job might mean 60C. The sloppy job,...
Posted by photoeditor, on Jun 14, 2006 at 07:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm just about to get my replacement MacBook (the... 1,295 Views / 15 Replies  
I'm just about to get my replacement MacBook (the first one had an apparently used or at least damaged part for the outer shell behind the display.) I hope this pink thing isn't too common . . . . I...
Posted by photoeditor, on Jun 11, 2006 at 10:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The HD Powerbook does run cool -- I think it was... 1,208 Views / 8 Replies  
The HD Powerbook does run cool -- I think it was clearly better than all the other 15s. It makes sense because of how well the processor clock stepping is implemented on the HD -- it goes all the...
Posted by photoeditor, on Jun 11, 2006 at 10:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've noticed on the Apple forum that the... 855 Views / 15 Replies  
I've noticed on the Apple forum that the percentage of posts devoted to problem reports seems to be gradually dropping. So hopefully the manufacturing process at Apple's contractor is gradually...
Posted by photoeditor, on Jun 11, 2006 at 10:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just a reminder you should be prepared for DVD... 2,335 Views / 17 Replies  
Just a reminder you should be prepared for DVD region issues if you use the computer with DVDs. Because of the five-change limit I would not mix UK and Asia region DVDs or you'll lock your drive on...
Posted by photoeditor, on Jun 9, 2006 at 11:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple is no longer exclusively using Samsung as... 916 Views / 14 Replies  
Apple is no longer exclusively using Samsung as far as I know. Stuff like OWC and Mushkin is major-on-major quality, but my understanding is that most of it now can come not only from Samsung but...
Posted by photoeditor, on Jun 9, 2006 at 10:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't think that's entirely fair. Certainly... 1,427 Views / 25 Replies  
I don't think that's entirely fair. Certainly the Powerbooks have been plenty hot for several years and have been marketed as portables or notebooks and NOT laptops, and Apple users already either...
Posted by photoeditor, on Jun 9, 2006 at 09:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I would actually expect the 2.0 to run cooler... 7,057 Views / 31 Replies  
I would actually expect the 2.0 to run cooler except in a situation where you have the processors maxed out for an extended period of time and even then the 2.0 might have an advantage.

Basically...
Posted by photoeditor, on Jun 2, 2006 at 09:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Maybe there's some variation in the processor... 6,396 Views / 86 Replies  
Maybe there's some variation in the processor itself? I know there have been reports that the voltage is not entirely consistent even for a given processor speed, and some of the earlier MacBook...
Posted by photoeditor, on May 31, 2006 at 11:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
To all those who deride the Macbook's keyboard,... 2,869 Views / 84 Replies  
To all those who deride the Macbook's keyboard, go and touch type on it. Please. I don't know about the rest of you, but when I try my 80 words per minute on a Macbook, I get clean text. When I do...
Posted by photoeditor, on May 25, 2006 at 11:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Probably I should rephrase my question. Don't... 113,407 Views / 96 Replies  
Probably I should rephrase my question. Don't thermal pads kind of melt under extreme heat, while paste holds up?
Posted by photoeditor, on May 24, 2006 at 05:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I always thought that thermal pads only worked on... 113,407 Views / 96 Replies  
I always thought that thermal pads only worked on relatively cool running chips -- like the G4. You'd never use a thermal pad on a Pentium 4 from what I understand.
Posted by photoeditor, on May 24, 2006 at 09:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ditto with my TiBook -- you expect the adapters... 797 Views / 8 Replies  
Ditto with my TiBook -- you expect the adapters to get genuinely hot around the middle of a battery charge. What worries me about the Intel books is that parts of them seem to be getting as hot as...
Posted by photoeditor, on May 24, 2006 at 09:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Specifically on the subject of the display,... 1,118 Views / 15 Replies  
Specifically on the subject of the display, consider where you work with it. In a domestic setting the extra brightness on the newer laptops is a nuisance, and you need to turn it down to half power...
Posted by photoeditor, on May 17, 2006 at 11:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
March would have been a strange time not to... 1,118 Views / 15 Replies  
March would have been a strange time not to expect something new. The fact is that by that point the 12 inch Powerbook had not been changed in more than 13 months -- and you'd have to go back to the...
Posted by photoeditor, on May 17, 2006 at 11:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
With the games issue in mind I would also endorse... 2,313 Views / 34 Replies  
With the games issue in mind I would also endorse a Macbook Pro. The 2GHz/128MB VRAM combination should be more than sufficient. With older games, there won't be much difference between this and...
Posted by photoeditor, on May 17, 2006 at 06:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I prefer the matte for the black. Still --... 61,894 Views / 246 Replies  
I prefer the matte for the black. Still -- bearing in mind the hard drive upgrade prices, effectively $150 for a color change . . . . . makes you wonder if there is any substantive advantage to the...
Posted by photoeditor, on May 16, 2006 at 10:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The T60 has a magnesium-alloy base and a titanium... 6,492 Views / 112 Replies  
The T60 has a magnesium-alloy base and a titanium lid. That base should conduct heat just about as well as that of the MacBook. Check the review in PC Mag including their website for more details.
Posted by photoeditor, on Mar 30, 2006 at 07:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
They'd have to lose the Express Card and go to... 1,523 Views / 19 Replies  
They'd have to lose the Express Card and go to mini DVI but I don't see what else they can delete; the MacBook Pro already lost some ports there.

The only out they have is to either go with the...
Posted by photoeditor, on Mar 14, 2006 at 07:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Mooing? Kind of like those Fisher Price barn... 930 Views / 11 Replies  
Mooing? Kind of like those Fisher Price barn doors?
Posted by photoeditor, on Mar 13, 2006 at 03:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I saw the MacBook yesterday and it seemed, well,... 1,523 Views / 19 Replies  
I saw the MacBook yesterday and it seemed, well, larger than I expected. It is almost an inch wider than the TiBook. It's nice and light and sturdy and frankly far more confidence-inspiring than...
Posted by photoeditor, on Mar 13, 2006 at 10:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Perhaps because it increases the battery drain? ... 930 Views / 11 Replies  
Perhaps because it increases the battery drain? Besides, there seems to be multiple reasons for the whine. Some of it is inevitable with any analog electrical component. Some of it seems to be a...
Posted by photoeditor, on Mar 13, 2006 at 10:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
There seems to me, looking around the threads, to... 3,475 Views / 45 Replies  
There seems to me, looking around the threads, to have been some variation with fan performance on MacBooks. If the fans are slow to power up, that will inevitably cause trouble. There are two fans...
Posted by photoeditor, on Mar 11, 2006 at 10:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, I was wondering about that. I wonder what... 19,312 Views / 181 Replies  
Yes, I was wondering about that. I wonder what Nikon and Canon alloy theirs with -- but I don't think it is aluminum -- where the paint chips off it is dark and it does not dent easily.
Posted by photoeditor, on Mar 9, 2006 at 09:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No -- I am pretty sure they announced the 7448... 1,501 Views / 30 Replies  
No -- I am pretty sure they announced the 7448 upgrade for the Powerbook DL only; the DL SuperDrive Powerbook (which was only made in 1.67GHz) supports the divide-by-four powersaving scheme that,...
Posted by photoeditor, on Mar 8, 2006 at 10:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If Apple changes anything about the case for... 19,312 Views / 181 Replies  
If Apple changes anything about the case for revision B, I would think it would be simply changing the material. I would hope they would at least consider magnesium at some point; I think it is ...
Posted by photoeditor, on Mar 8, 2006 at 10:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Note that this discount varies from system to... 2,000 Views / 16 Replies  
Note that this discount varies from system to system. The high profit systems like the MacBook have by far a bigger percentage discount than systems such as the iBook, yet the one...
Posted by photoeditor, on Mar 8, 2006 at 09:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
256MB is a BTO option on the 2GHz iMac. 1,283 Views / 11 Replies  
256MB is a BTO option on the 2GHz iMac.
Posted by photoeditor, on Mar 7, 2006 at 10:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmm -- surprised there are no further responses... 1,283 Views / 11 Replies  
Hmm -- surprised there are no further responses on this.

Anyway, I encourage you all to take a look at BareFeats' latest benchmarks on the MBP and iMac. It sure looks as though the speed...
Posted by photoeditor, on Mar 7, 2006 at 08:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Granted, two ports is a pattern, but in view of... 1,882 Views / 22 Replies  
Granted, two ports is a pattern, but in view of the improvement in Apple's USB drivers, along with the loss of the internal modem and the FW800 port, it really is time for a third USB port on the...
Posted by photoeditor, on Mar 7, 2006 at 08:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm pretty sure from a photograph I saw posted... 3,475 Views / 45 Replies  
I'm pretty sure from a photograph I saw posted that there is a direct connection via thermal paste from at least one of the major chips -- maybe the processor itself -- to the bottom of the case on...
Posted by photoeditor, on Mar 7, 2006 at 08:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I favor the modem dongle because my gut reaction... 1,882 Views / 22 Replies  
I favor the modem dongle because my gut reaction is that it lowers the risk of getting fried by a power surge -- and removes a generally finicky component from inside the case. And I would say that...
Posted by photoeditor, on Mar 7, 2006 at 10:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No, I've not cancelled any Macbook because of... 1,659 Views / 27 Replies  
No, I've not cancelled any Macbook because of Adobe, I've cancelled my Adobe because of Adobe. I am not going to let their slothful migration away from CodeWarrior and the resulting delay in...
Posted by photoeditor, on Mar 7, 2006 at 01:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No difference between the two graphics cards --... 1,283 Views / 11 Replies  
No difference between the two graphics cards -- they are both X1600 Radeon Mobility cards.

I also have questions on the 256 version and I will be very specific here . . .

1. Core Image. Does...
Posted by photoeditor, on Mar 5, 2006 at 10:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, I remember seeing that G5 mockup. I laugh... 1,764 Views / 21 Replies  
Yes, I remember seeing that G5 mockup. I laugh every time I see it. The mother of all thermal challenges indeed.

The one at the top is a very strange bastardization indeed. A TiBook display and...
Posted by photoeditor, on Mar 5, 2006 at 10:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The 12 inch screen opens substantially farther... 13,931 Views / 148 Replies  
The 12 inch screen opens substantially farther than the 15 as far as the PowerBook is concerned. I always assumed that the thicker the computer, the farther the lid had to go before it hit the...
Posted by photoeditor, on Feb 23, 2006 at 12:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think you mean "veclib". As far as I remember... 3,178 Views / 21 Replies  
I think you mean "veclib". As far as I remember it is a test of Altivec performance. Of course the MacBook is going to bomb on this test seeing as it does not have Altivec in hardware; I'm actually...
Posted by photoeditor, on Feb 21, 2006 at 11:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's the strangest eBay listing I've ever seen.... 1,507 Views / 14 Replies  
That's the strangest eBay listing I've ever seen. Besides the fact the address isn't possible (Paris is not only not in the region of Poitou-Charentes, it is nowhere near it), there are to all...
Posted by photoeditor, on Jan 23, 2006 at 07:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The address the seller gives isn't even valid. ... 1,507 Views / 14 Replies  
The address the seller gives isn't even valid. "Paris, Poitou-Charentes" is not physically possible; Paris is not in Poitou-Charentes, which is in fact something like 300 miles southwest of Paris.
...
Posted by photoeditor, on Jan 23, 2006 at 07:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The iMac 20 inch has a higher maximum brightness... 4,181 Views / 37 Replies  
The iMac 20 inch has a higher maximum brightness than the Cinema Display even though both use a very similar if not identical S-IPS panel from LG Philips -- I think it's 400 cd/m on the iMac versus...
Posted by photoeditor, on Jan 22, 2006 at 02:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
mduell is right. Ideally, the number of pixels... 4,003 Views / 49 Replies  
mduell is right. Ideally, the number of pixels per inch and the size of the text should be completely independent -- in other words, a scalable interface. But Mac OS X currently only supports...
Posted by photoeditor, on Jan 20, 2006 at 10:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you choose to go with the iMac, absolutely get... 2,419 Views / 33 Replies  
If you choose to go with the iMac, absolutely get the 20 inch display -- it is vastly superior for photo or video editing. The panel is an S-IPS panel similar to the 20 inch Cinema Display whereas...
Posted by photoeditor, on Jan 19, 2006 at 04:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Basically a good introduction but several serious... 68,729 Views / 767 Replies  
Basically a good introduction but several serious problems for most people, I think. (By the way the moderators are foolish not to allow threads specific to each issue, because digging through...
Posted by photoeditor, on Jan 11, 2006 at 07:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd consider offloading the whole lot and getting... 794 Views / 5 Replies  
I'd consider offloading the whole lot and getting something newer.

However, the Sawtooth is exponentially more upgradable than the others. I run a Digital Audio (the next version after the...
Posted by photoeditor, on Dec 22, 2005 at 09:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Remember you can still get AppleCare up to one... 1,172 Views / 6 Replies  
Remember you can still get AppleCare up to one year after purchase. For those of you who don't have access to educational pricing, don't forget to shop around; I think CDW still sells it for $299...
Posted by photoeditor, on Dec 20, 2005 at 09:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
There probably isn't much between these cards on... 601 Views / 3 Replies  
There probably isn't much between these cards on 2D applications -- I am pretty sure they both have dual 400MHz DACs, which would pretty much standardize the performance on 2D graphics. Any other...
Posted by photoeditor, on Dec 19, 2005 at 11:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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