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Hey Simon, I work in software development. ... 697 Views / 6 Replies  
Hey Simon,

I work in software development. I mostly use my machine as you said for Web, Email, Office, VPN into my office. When I am away, I use it extensively for storing Photos, some editing. ...
Posted by Porco, on Nov 27, 2009 at 01:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
thanks for this. i wondered if there were some... 697 Views / 6 Replies  
thanks for this. i wondered if there were some lab testing or real world performance testing that anyone could give me. I do appreciate the link, though.
Posted by Porco, on Nov 26, 2009 at 02:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Experienced Mac Users... Help with a comparison 697 Views / 6 Replies  
I have a three year old MBP 15" 2.4ghz with an NVIDIA 8600GT card in it. I am thinking of purchasing the MBP 13" 2.26 that is out now. I'd like to get the better battery performance and a slightly...
Posted by Porco, on Nov 26, 2009 at 01:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No, definitely not in a rush. My present MBP is... 604 Views / 4 Replies  
No, definitely not in a rush. My present MBP is matte. I would be selling my MBP to do a favor for my dad. I happen to be in Italy now, which is where he lives, so I could leave it with him.
...
Posted by Porco, on Mar 29, 2009 at 07:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have done some video encoding on my MBP, but... 604 Views / 4 Replies  
I have done some video encoding on my MBP, but gave up on it because it was much slower than my imac 24". I encoded one 50 minute movie and it took a day to render out... bah. I'm not sure that I...
Posted by Porco, on Mar 29, 2009 at 07:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Would you? Macbook Pro 15 2.4 (Feb 08) to Macbook 2.4 (Unibody) 604 Views / 4 Replies  
Just sounding out the board... I'm contemplating selling my macbook pro 15" that I got in February 2008 (as a replacement of my 2.2 taht died) and getting the new macbook unibody. The processor is...
Posted by Porco, on Mar 29, 2009 at 06:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Supersuite Deal 1,778 Views / 35 Replies  
Well, I received a letter today saying they would not honor the rebate because I didn't submit the cover to the manual, although I did. I did a search on Google, and low and behold, I am not the...
Posted by Porco, on Jan 16, 2008 at 10:51 PM, in Applications
Drive Experiences 1,140 Views / 12 Replies  
Well, I am probably uber picky... but....


I bought a stock 2.0ghz Whitebook from Amazon.

Took out the 60gb 5400 drive and replaced it with a 100gb HItachi Travelstar 7200rpm. The Hitachi...
Posted by Porco, on Jun 7, 2006 at 11:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Does anyone have the rebate PDF available? I... 2,661 Views / 38 Replies  
Does anyone have the rebate PDF available? I can't get it on the Fry's site.
Posted by Porco, on Jun 7, 2006 at 01:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Out of curiosity... I installed the Hitachi... 2,404 Views / 24 Replies  
Out of curiosity... I installed the Hitachi version of the drive. It seems noisier to me than the original 5400. It has a tendency to "rattle" for the minimum access. Is this abnormal? Also, I did...
Posted by Porco, on Jun 4, 2006 at 11:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I actually had a quick question... what tool did... 2,404 Views / 24 Replies  
I actually had a quick question... what tool did u use to remove the hard drive cover?
Posted by Porco, on Jun 2, 2006 at 11:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Quick question... My Windows install went... 63,517 Views / 234 Replies  
Quick question... My Windows install went perfectly, but now, my MB doesn't boot to OSX natively. I'd be happy if it just remembered to boot the last OS i used, but it just loads windows. That in...
Posted by Porco, on Jun 2, 2006 at 01:23 AM, in Alternative OS Reference
Stuck Pixel 7,067 Views / 149 Replies  
Talking about stuck pixels, I have one that won't fire black at the far right of the screen, around mid height. Should I return for a new one? It hasn't bothered me all weekend, but on a black...
Posted by Porco, on May 30, 2006 at 09:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I ordered the same one as above, but got it from... 1,125 Views / 5 Replies  
I ordered the same one as above, but got it from TheNerds.net. I've ordered from them and Newegg before. The price is about the same, but you don't pay tax, if you are in California.
Posted by Porco, on May 29, 2006 at 03:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My two cents 1,300 Views / 13 Replies  
And these days, they aren't worth anything.

I just ordered 2gb of memory as well. I tend to be a poweruser, with a lot of things open at once, so that will help me.

I ordered the midrange...
Posted by Porco, on May 27, 2006 at 02:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
When you look at the account, even with the date... 7,067 Views / 149 Replies  
When you look at the account, even with the date of July in the main screen, you may want to click on the actual order to get details. Mine still said July, but with a Shipping Soon. That let me...
Posted by Porco, on May 25, 2006 at 10:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Which version did you order? I bought the white... 7,067 Views / 149 Replies  
Which version did you order? I bought the white 2.0ghz.
Posted by Porco, on May 25, 2006 at 12:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Shipped! 7,067 Views / 149 Replies  
Mine shipped today from Amazon. I will get it tomorrow (pays to be close to their warehouse). Will report on what I think about it.
Posted by Porco, on May 24, 2006 at 11:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I ordered mine the 18th. I had originally placed... 7,067 Views / 149 Replies  
I ordered mine the 18th. I had originally placed the order on the 16th, but was waffling between the Macbook and the Macbook Pro.
Posted by Porco, on May 24, 2006 at 01:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Amazon is preparing my white 2.0ghz macbook for... 7,067 Views / 149 Replies  
Amazon is preparing my white 2.0ghz macbook for shipment as we speak. Hopefully I will have it tomorrow.
Posted by Porco, on May 24, 2006 at 12:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've had a number of Powerbooks, and they were... 655 Views / 4 Replies  
I've had a number of Powerbooks, and they were all terrible in terms of reception. I understand the Macbook Pro has improved upon this, but how much better than the MBP is the MB?
Posted by Porco, on May 23, 2006 at 11:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Another Airport reception Macbook vs Macbook Pro thread 655 Views / 4 Replies  
I know a lot of people have mentioned that the Macbook, with its plastic case is going to have better reception than a MBP. What I would like to know from anyone who has had the pleasure of testing...
Posted by Porco, on May 23, 2006 at 07:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Simon, As a previous owner of 15" PBs, I... 706 Views / 9 Replies  
Simon,

As a previous owner of 15" PBs, I never felt those to not be portable. The fact that the weight difference between one and the other is only .4 lbs, makes it almost a non issue. Of course...
Posted by Porco, on May 19, 2006 at 03:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I plan on using the machine as my daily... 706 Views / 9 Replies  
I plan on using the machine as my daily workhorse. I do some movie editing (family movies), iphoto, iweb, etc. I also need it to run windows so that I can run project, and some proprietary work...
Posted by Porco, on May 19, 2006 at 12:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Bump.... Someone has to know something :-) 706 Views / 9 Replies  
Bump.... Someone has to know something :-)
Posted by Porco, on May 18, 2006 at 10:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Contemplating 15" MBP vs 13" MB purchase 706 Views / 9 Replies  
I'm in the middle of trying to decide which machine to buy. I have the luxury of being able to take advantage of the Apple employee discount, so everything would be 25% off.

MBP Pros:

-...
Posted by Porco, on May 18, 2006 at 06:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That estimate is way off. Amazon estimates are... 981 Views / 18 Replies  
That estimate is way off. Amazon estimates are based on when they feel the latest their stock would come in. Don't be surprised if it ships tomorrow. They did that to me with my MBP.
Posted by Porco, on May 18, 2006 at 04:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's how I got to the original prices... 1,372 Views / 15 Replies  
That's how I got to the original prices (considering that I was flipping the Macbook). On top of everything I just sold an older imac G4 for $450, so my cost to own is even less (around $1400 for...
Posted by Porco, on Mar 13, 2006 at 02:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, I would prefer a portable Mac, but it... 1,372 Views / 15 Replies  
Yeah, I would prefer a portable Mac, but it doesn't make sense right now, since I have a decent enough *cough* Windows laptop that does the job for work. When this dies, I will switch to the Macbook...
Posted by Porco, on Mar 12, 2006 at 11:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
I was able to purchase an iMac and a Macbook Pro... 1,372 Views / 15 Replies  
I was able to purchase an iMac and a Macbook Pro from Amazon with a special deal. Selling the Macbook will allow me to lower the cost of the iMac to $900. Nothing illegal, just luck.
Posted by Porco, on Mar 11, 2006 at 12:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
No, no typo. U guys just confirmed what I was... 1,372 Views / 15 Replies  
No, no typo. U guys just confirmed what I was thinking, so I will go with the iMac at $900. The two machines were the 20" iMac with the Core Duo processor and 250gb drive and the 2.0ghz Macbook...
Posted by Porco, on Mar 11, 2006 at 09:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
imac 20"vs macbook pro" 1,372 Views / 15 Replies  
Just wanted to pose a question as to whether anyone here would keep a Macbook Pro at $1870 vs an iMac 20" at $900, given the same 2.0ghz Core Duo configuration. I am leaning towards the iMac for the...
Posted by Porco, on Mar 11, 2006 at 01:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
Battery Discharging 2,102 Views / 29 Replies  
I bought my PB 1.25ghz on Sept. 26. My battery started right around 3915 but now reads 3544.

Now, I understand that batteries are consumables, but two months of use doesn't dictate 10% loss of...
Posted by Porco, on Nov 25, 2003 at 11:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Tomorrow? 3,120 Views / 44 Replies  
Just spoke with someone at Tech Support and supposedly they are getting a shipment of LCD screens tomorrow. Now, here's hoping for a permanent fix to the white spot issue.
Posted by Porco, on Oct 28, 2003 at 04:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Bah 8,047 Views / 152 Replies  
I am with you guys, bought my AL just recently and they screwed me? Screw them! I am running Panther now!!! This is definitely bad PR on their part.
Posted by Porco, on Oct 8, 2003 at 09:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Weird power draw 552 Views / 4 Replies  
I noticed this too, it only happened when I was connected to a 20" display, though. What I found, in my case, was that I was connected via a surge suppressor, that also included some other very...
Posted by Porco, on Oct 3, 2003 at 09:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Battery Life Comments and Other.... 902 Views / 10 Replies  
Today, when I called AppleCare, I was forwarded to a Powerbook Tech. I had two problems with my AL15".

The first one was that my AC Adapter would not continuously charge the PB when connected to...
Posted by Porco, on Oct 2, 2003 at 01:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Pretty pissed... 8,145 Views / 53 Replies  
My 15" doesn't have all the issues reported up to now, except two. The first is the battery. The claim is that it will be 4.5 hours. I have never seen more the 2:10 on mine. That sucks. There is...
Posted by Porco, on Oct 2, 2003 at 02:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sturdiness 1,199 Views / 12 Replies  
To me the AlBook seems sturdier, but, it also feels slicker to the touch. Every time I move it around, I worry that it is going to slip out of my hand... The screen seems definitely more...
Posted by Porco, on Sep 27, 2003 at 06:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Al 15" Happiness!! 1,199 Views / 12 Replies  
Hey all,

I am continuously seeing a lot of bashing on the new AL. I am one of those famous early adopters. I had a 1ghz TiBook with the combo drive in November. I got tired of having to burn...
Posted by Porco, on Sep 27, 2003 at 12:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
US Airways 784 Views / 11 Replies  
I just recently flew to Italy in coach using US Airways. I flew on one of those new Airbus planes (mind you, I always thought that US Air was the toilet of the skies). We had power adapters in...
Posted by Porco, on Mar 12, 2003 at 01:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Memory Brand Quality? 474 Views / 1 Replies  
Ok, this is the first time that I have bought memory for a Powerbook. Can anyone give me any advice about buying RAM? I have been checking out the different manufacturers and prices.

Looking on...
Posted by Porco, on Feb 22, 2003 at 01:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Macsolutions? 561 Views / 4 Replies  
I just found a good deal on memory at Macsolutions. Anyone have any experience with them? They are offering $175 for 1GB. That is one of the lower prices I have found.

Going with them, my new...
Posted by Porco, on Feb 22, 2003 at 12:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Best place to buy memory for PB1Ghz/SD? 561 Views / 4 Replies  
I am looking for thoughts on where to buy two 512 modules for my new PB 1Ghz/SD. Any difference in quality of memory?

Thanks ahead for all responses.

Rob
Posted by Porco, on Feb 21, 2003 at 01:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I figured as much.... 507 Views / 4 Replies  
I only run a few apps at a time, but they seem to drain the battery quite a lot. I find myself having to charge the PB every night. I don't mind it, I just hope that it doesn't mean that my battery...
Posted by Porco, on Jan 20, 2003 at 10:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
15" TiBook Battery Life 507 Views / 4 Replies  
I have my screen display set to almost minumum brightness, but my battey life never seems to hit the advertised numbers. It has reported as much as 4 hours, but seems to drop from that much quicker....
Posted by Porco, on Jan 20, 2003 at 09:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Powerbook future... 816 Views / 7 Replies  
I really hate to do this, but, here goes... I just bought a TiBook 1Ghz with Combo drive in November, and was about to purchase another one for the household given how much it has changed the way I...
Posted by Porco, on Jan 12, 2003 at 10:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No thoughts on this yet? Craig said he played... 1,226 Views / 8 Replies  
No thoughts on this yet? Craig said he played with both of them at MacWorld, but didn't report any issues... Someone help? I am thinking of canceling the order and waiting until a few people have...
Posted by Porco, on Jan 9, 2003 at 03:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
12" Powerbook overheating? 1,226 Views / 8 Replies  
I am with you guys that just ordered a 12"
powerbook. It will be the second powerbook in my household in two months... I am concerned about the overheating issue. If anyone reports from MWSF, it...
Posted by Porco, on Jan 9, 2003 at 01:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Video Conferencing with PC users 566 Views / 4 Replies  
Does anyone know how I can video-conference with someone using a PC? Is this even possible?

Thanks,

Rob
Posted by Porco, on Dec 23, 2002 at 05:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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