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I agree. For a serious workstation, the Mac Pro... 2,529 Views / 87 Replies  
I agree. For a serious workstation, the Mac Pro is still the way to go.

However, for most situations, the iMac is not a bad choice. And with the screen, it is a good value.
Posted by ChrisB, on Aug 11, 2011 at 05:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
Have you posted anything on Apple's discussion... 2,193 Views / 4 Replies  
Have you posted anything on Apple's discussion forums? It would be interesting to see if one of their moderators chimes in on this.
Posted by ChrisB, on Jun 16, 2011 at 09:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
I would agree. File size can have a lot to do... 677 Views / 5 Replies  
I would agree. File size can have a lot to do with data transfer performance. It takes more work for the CPU, OS and disk to open and close lots of small files, than to do that for a few large...
Posted by ChrisB, on Jun 16, 2011 at 09:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
Agreed. You're more than likely looking at a... 628 Views / 7 Replies  
Agreed. You're more than likely looking at a logic board replacement.
Posted by ChrisB, on Jan 9, 2011 at 05:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The Quad Core 2.66 is a great machine and would... 1,451 Views / 16 Replies  
The Quad Core 2.66 is a great machine and would work well for you. I would recommend that you max out the RAM and find a good video card upgrade. If you do that this is a good machine that will be...
Posted by ChrisB, on Jan 9, 2011 at 01:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
I would agree that really you might just be... 1,364 Views / 11 Replies  
I would agree that really you might just be looking at a RAM upgrade and maybe a larger/faster hard drive to handle page file swaps.

I'm on a MacBook Pro, and with regular multitasking and running...
Posted by ChrisB, on Nov 12, 2010 at 11:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
You might also have bad RAM. Have you ever run... 1,641 Views / 8 Replies  
You might also have bad RAM. Have you ever run Apple Hardware Test on this iMac?
Posted by ChrisB, on Aug 15, 2009 at 03:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
ChrisF is correct. Apple does not make machine... 4,778 Views / 17 Replies  
ChrisF is correct. Apple does not make machine specific drop-in discs or retail discs. They support both PowerPC and Intel CPU's on the same disc. That will, of course, change with 10.6. It's not...
Posted by ChrisB, on Aug 15, 2009 at 03:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
If the fan is going (and that isn't an uncommon... 543 Views / 2 Replies  
If the fan is going (and that isn't an uncommon thing) you can always get a replacement at Fry's, Newegg, etc and mount it on there. Just make sure you find the power connector on the card and get a...
Posted by ChrisB, on Aug 15, 2009 at 03:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
There's something fundamentally wrong. I know... 491 Views / 6 Replies  
There's something fundamentally wrong. I know I'm stating the obvious. Get it to an Apple store. I bet you that the controller board might have issues, or that your cable may have an issue with it.
Posted by ChrisB, on Jul 7, 2009 at 04:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This could also be a symptom of bad RAM. One of... 389 Views / 3 Replies  
This could also be a symptom of bad RAM. One of your DIMM's might be bad. I've had this happen before. I would run Apple Hardware Utility, or take your laptop to the Apple store for a test.

Are...
Posted by ChrisB, on Jul 1, 2009 at 03:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Obviously the Mac Pro is a better choice. ... 667 Views / 9 Replies  
Obviously the Mac Pro is a better choice.

That said, I have a MacBook Pro, and DVCPRO HD is a breeze. I've even worked with Red footage in the field on set checking shots, and it's not bad.

If...
Posted by ChrisB, on Dec 2, 2008 at 12:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Dell has had the problem. A lot of D505... 836 Views / 10 Replies  
Dell has had the problem. A lot of D505 Latitudes had their button get worn out. Be gentle!
Posted by ChrisB, on Sep 8, 2008 at 05:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd say for a slim word processor, the 12 inch,... 861 Views / 14 Replies  
I'd say for a slim word processor, the 12 inch, if taken care of is the way to go. Make sure there weren't any outstanding repair issues.
Posted by ChrisB, on Sep 8, 2008 at 05:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree. This actually is kind of cool. I think... 8,384 Views / 101 Replies  
I agree. This actually is kind of cool. I think the price point on this is a little high.

It's no competition for the MacBook Air. The Air is not a netbook product at all. It's a sub-notebook....
Posted by ChrisB, on Sep 8, 2008 at 05:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree. It's probably RAM. Change the order,... 4,722 Views / 18 Replies  
I agree. It's probably RAM. Change the order, and run Apple Hardware test.
Posted by ChrisB, on Aug 12, 2008 at 10:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Congrats. The current iMacs really are wonderful. 1,560 Views / 21 Replies  
Congrats. The current iMacs really are wonderful.
Posted by ChrisB, on Jul 13, 2008 at 02:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
I concur. You may have a System Preference that... 347 Views / 6 Replies  
I concur. You may have a System Preference that is over-riding everything. A PRAM reset might help as well.
Posted by ChrisB, on Jul 13, 2008 at 02:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Use some electronics cleaner or even Windex. See... 417 Views / 10 Replies  
Use some electronics cleaner or even Windex. See if you can gently scrape off the residue first - use something plastic, not metal. Whatever you use as a cleaner solution, don't rub too hard.
Posted by ChrisB, on Jul 13, 2008 at 02:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree. Check the cable. That said, your... 295 Views / 3 Replies  
I agree. Check the cable.

That said, your backlight going out is also a good possibility.
Posted by ChrisB, on Jul 6, 2008 at 02:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree with the statements above. Keep the pro.... 735 Views / 14 Replies  
I agree with the statements above. Keep the pro.

As much as I am over-joyed that Apple has a sub-notebook again (I really do miss the Powerbook Duos), the Air, as the Duos were, are a compromise,...
Posted by ChrisB, on Jul 6, 2008 at 02:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Another option is to get an internal EIDE/ATA... 668 Views / 5 Replies  
Another option is to get an internal EIDE/ATA card, and connect the drive to that. You will have to put a Y adapter on one of the internal power connectors to supply power to the drive. You can...
Posted by ChrisB, on Jul 6, 2008 at 01:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
You don't have to set master/slave jumpers on... 681 Views / 11 Replies  
You don't have to set master/slave jumpers on SATA drives? Right?

I was just thinking that you might want to check that the drive is jumper'd properly.
Posted by ChrisB, on May 2, 2008 at 03:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
When installing optical drives in Mac towers, a... 907 Views / 3 Replies  
When installing optical drives in Mac towers, a lot of the time you need to take the front bezel off of the drive sled that extends out of your drive. That way it will clear the thinner Mac drive...
Posted by ChrisB, on Feb 6, 2008 at 11:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
This isn't a new problem. I have 3 MacPros from... 15,488 Views / 98 Replies  
This isn't a new problem. I have 3 MacPros from 2007, and a Quad G5 that all have sleep issues as well. The fan still wants to stay at "full blast" sometimes as well.
Posted by ChrisB, on Feb 6, 2008 at 11:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
I wouldn't blame him. Unless he has a MacBook... 586 Views / 9 Replies  
I wouldn't blame him. Unless he has a MacBook Pro, he's probably used to the speed and the screen real-estate of the iMac.
Posted by ChrisB, on Feb 6, 2008 at 11:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
I agree. I'm surprised there isn't a dock yet. ... 11,893 Views / 410 Replies  
I agree. I'm surprised there isn't a dock yet. That's what made the Powerbook Duo system so great.
Posted by ChrisB, on Jan 15, 2008 at 04:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Go check prices - Newegg has a 128GB SSD for... 11,893 Views / 410 Replies  
Go check prices - Newegg has a 128GB SSD for $3000ish - so $64GB for $999 is a good price. You need to do some market research. That's a fair, and good price.
Posted by ChrisB, on Jan 15, 2008 at 02:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Let the complaining begin 11,893 Views / 410 Replies  
Does anyone here remember the PowerBook Duo days?

Since portability is that game here, and thinness is part of this class of product, that means that:

No optical drive is thin enough - that's...
Posted by ChrisB, on Jan 15, 2008 at 02:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree. Their dashboard platform is supposed to... 667 Views / 8 Replies  
I agree. Their dashboard platform is supposed to be very easy to develop for, and since Dashboard Widgets can be very compact, yet feature rich, I can't imagine why Apple wouldn't use this as a...
Posted by ChrisB, on Dec 2, 2007 at 11:17 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I agree on the card choice. I've purchased two... 2,591 Views / 15 Replies  
I agree on the card choice. I've purchased two of those cards, and it's a great card.
Posted by ChrisB, on Dec 2, 2007 at 11:12 AM, in Mac Desktops
What model G5 do you have? 2,591 Views / 15 Replies  
What model G5 do you have?
Posted by ChrisB, on Dec 2, 2007 at 10:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
Good price 520 Views / 8 Replies  
$127 - thats a great price. And it's in stock. I'd get it. ATI had a huge backlog a month or two ago.
Posted by ChrisB, on Nov 8, 2007 at 11:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
This sounds like a software bug. Have they... 1,115 Views / 13 Replies  
This sounds like a software bug. Have they released an updated version?
Posted by ChrisB, on Nov 7, 2007 at 10:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
I believe Sonnet sells a PCI video card that is... 520 Views / 8 Replies  
I believe Sonnet sells a PCI video card that is compatible with OS9, and should give you access to that resolution. However, it only has the old Mac video connector and a VGA connector, so you might...
Posted by ChrisB, on Nov 7, 2007 at 10:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
icruise is right, there is a hard total pixel... 9,832 Views / 3 Replies  
icruise is right, there is a hard total pixel number lock off for what the iPod will play in MPEG4 or H.264.

At this point I'm more curious if the new generation will work successfully on a...
Posted by ChrisB, on Sep 9, 2007 at 11:31 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
That's where I would have to disagree. The... 1,202 Views / 18 Replies  
That's where I would have to disagree. The classic and the video (same product other than casing and hard drive change) have the same resolution screen. No difference there. Unless they made a...
Posted by ChrisB, on Sep 9, 2007 at 11:28 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPod Video 5G software update coming? 1,202 Views / 18 Replies  
With the new iPods appearing, do you think there is any chance we will see a software update for iPod video owners adding coverflow?
Posted by ChrisB, on Sep 8, 2007 at 09:09 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPod Touch Video format 9,832 Views / 3 Replies  
Ok, after doing some basic research, it seems that:

- It's a widescreen display (duh)
- Video max size is still in a 4:3 ratio - 640x480

So, what I can't seem to find an answer on yet is: Is...
Posted by ChrisB, on Sep 8, 2007 at 09:08 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I see the Yellow Submarine art. 5,124 Views / 103 Replies  
I see the Yellow Submarine art.
Posted by ChrisB, on Aug 30, 2007 at 11:42 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I didn't know that. Madonna would be cool. But,... 5,124 Views / 103 Replies  
I didn't know that. Madonna would be cool. But, I still think it's Beatles related, since all of the coverflow art on the graphic is all Beatles related music.
Posted by ChrisB, on Aug 30, 2007 at 03:33 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
What do you think the "one more thing" might... 5,124 Views / 103 Replies  
What do you think the "one more thing" might be?
Posted by ChrisB, on Aug 29, 2007 at 04:36 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Since today's announcement, on the front page of... 5,124 Views / 103 Replies  
Since today's announcement, on the front page of the website, is in direct regards to September 5th, I don't see a problem. Thanks for your concern.
Posted by ChrisB, on Aug 29, 2007 at 03:57 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I think that the Apple Invite graphic was... 5,124 Views / 103 Replies  
I think that the Apple Invite graphic was somewhat descriptive. I'm not sure how much credit I would give to that photo of five iPods on AppleInsider last week.
Posted by ChrisB, on Aug 29, 2007 at 02:39 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
September 5th 5,124 Views / 103 Replies  
I'm suspecting that:

1) The Beatles library will be added to iTunes

2) New iPods that have the iPhone iPod interface

Those new iPods would be new models. I'm hoping that, at least, they...
Posted by ChrisB, on Aug 29, 2007 at 02:03 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'm really interested to see if, like in the new... 677 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm really interested to see if, like in the new iMac, the CPU is in a socket, and can be changed out for the newest revision coming later this year from Intel. If you spend another $300-$500 at...
Posted by ChrisB, on Aug 12, 2007 at 02:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
That's where I would disagree. If you going to... 3,882 Views / 69 Replies  
That's where I would disagree. If you going to put the word "Phone" in the name, and as with any cell PHONE, the device's primary function is a phone. If not, then don't bother selling it as a...
Posted by ChrisB, on Jul 15, 2007 at 01:23 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
What CD is it and how new is it? Some labels... 1,431 Views / 17 Replies  
What CD is it and how new is it? Some labels have played with anti-copy technology to screw up ripping. Is the clicking happening on a regular basis at a regular time interval?
Posted by ChrisB, on Jul 15, 2007 at 01:08 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I agree. This is a very high profile item that... 1,274 Views / 6 Replies  
I agree. This is a very high profile item that they are selling to the public. Everyone is watching them. if they make any customer server snafus, they will look very very bad in the public eye. ...
Posted by ChrisB, on Jul 15, 2007 at 01:06 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Cell phones aren't really phones anymore 3,882 Views / 69 Replies  
I have to agree with you that it takes too many clicks to get to what the main app is for this device - making a call.

With most all cell phones today, the manufacturers have forgotten the primary...
Posted by ChrisB, on Jul 15, 2007 at 01:02 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
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