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I'm hoping for the obvious: Thunderbolt on the... 2,392 Views / 23 Replies  
I'm hoping for the obvious: Thunderbolt on the MacBook Air or a future Air-like MacBook Pro. I love everything about the Air except the lack of Gigabit ethernet (I'm not saying "it sucks" because of...
Posted by Voch, on Feb 24, 2011 at 05:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The new MBAs do NOT have a backlit keyboard. ... 7,650 Views / 206 Replies  
The new MBAs do NOT have a backlit keyboard. Lots of griping on some of the other forums I read about that. It's not the big of a deal for me.



Oh yeah...I do remember hearing about that. It...
Posted by Voch, on Oct 24, 2010 at 01:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm impressed that the MBA has finally equaled or... 7,650 Views / 206 Replies  
I'm impressed that the MBA has finally equaled or surpassed my Rev. A Unibody MacBook for a reasonable price. I look forward to what Apple is going to do with the MBA and will definitely consider...
Posted by Voch, on Oct 24, 2010 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm have the same machine (refurb Unibody 13"... 748 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm have the same machine (refurb Unibody 13" 2.4Ghz/4GB/250GB) and I'm holding off for at least one more revision, mostly because processor-wise it's a wash.

However, if you want the argument...
Posted by Voch, on Apr 14, 2010 at 10:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Doesn't the Apple Store do RAM upgrades for you... 5,077 Views / 112 Replies  
Doesn't the Apple Store do RAM upgrades for you by appointment? I would just bring my mini and third-party RAM to them and ask nicely for them to do it if you're timid about upgrading it yourself.
Posted by Voch, on Mar 3, 2009 at 02:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think if you add RAM it'll use at least 256MB... 5,077 Views / 112 Replies  
I think if you add RAM it'll use at least 256MB but I can't say for sure. The footnote on the specs page says "minimum graphics memory usage is 128MB for 1GB configuration and 256MB for 2GB...
Posted by Voch, on Mar 3, 2009 at 10:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
Looks like it does to me (link... 5,077 Views / 112 Replies  
Looks like it does to me (link (http://www.apple.com/macmini/specs.html), check the In The Box section).

EDIT: I'm assuming/hoping the 128MB vs. 256MB usage by the video is dependent on the amount...
Posted by Voch, on Mar 3, 2009 at 09:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
Having upgraded from a Rev. A MacBook to the new... 6,975 Views / 71 Replies  
Having upgraded from a Rev. A MacBook to the new unibody model I can say that I'm very impressed with the LED-backlit display. It's very bright (even a few notches down from the maximum setting) and...
Posted by Voch, on Jan 27, 2009 at 01:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Now that I rely on my MacBook more than ever I'm... 2,760 Views / 53 Replies  
Now that I rely on my MacBook more than ever I'm starting to keep them as long as I have AppleCare...so that's three years.

This weekend I gave my Rev. A MacBook 13" to my dad with a few months of...
Posted by Voch, on Jan 26, 2009 at 03:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks, Simon...I needed the reassurance. I... 2,872 Views / 60 Replies  
Thanks, Simon...I needed the reassurance. I ordered my refurb unibody 2.4Ghz Monday and it's in transit now... :D

Actually...I wanted the fastest 13" available because this'll be my machine for a...
Posted by Voch, on Jan 21, 2009 at 01:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I promise to go away after I finally make my... 1,504 Views / 42 Replies  
I promise to go away after I finally make my MacBook or MacBook Pro purchase (okay...I may have a few questions about it). :D

Voch
Posted by Voch, on Jan 9, 2009 at 09:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not worried about the money specifically. My... 4,302 Views / 39 Replies  
I'm not worried about the money specifically. My worry is that I may tend to have the machine with me less often if it is heavier and bulkier. Sometimes while watching TV I grab my current MacBook...
Posted by Voch, on Jan 8, 2009 at 01:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm in the same boat but it's between the unibody... 4,302 Views / 39 Replies  
I'm in the same boat but it's between the unibody 13" and the unibody 15". I've owned both form factors (current Rev. A MacBook 13" and my previous TiBook 15") and both are showing up as refurbs. ...
Posted by Voch, on Jan 8, 2009 at 12:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's what it costs elsewhere... 1,743 Views / 106 Replies  
That's what it costs elsewhere (http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/8566DDR3S4GB/) (you'd need two of these) right now too.

After these announcements I'm a-buyin' my MacBook...
Posted by Voch, on Jan 6, 2009 at 03:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is the hard drive in the 17" replaceable like in... 4,623 Views / 126 Replies  
Is the hard drive in the 17" replaceable like in the 13" and 15" models? Just curious...
Posted by Voch, on Jan 6, 2009 at 01:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As a strange coincidence in the model names I... 4,302 Views / 39 Replies  
As a strange coincidence in the model names I actually discern the 13" and the 15" models between personal and professional use. I've owned both form factors (13" MacBook now, refurb 15" TiBook...
Posted by Voch, on Jan 6, 2009 at 09:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I really like my Mac's current ability to... 1,193 Views / 19 Replies  
I really like my Mac's current ability to quick-connect video without the screws used by DVI and VGA connectors. For my use I keep my DVI-to-mini-DVI adapter connected to my external display because...
Posted by Voch, on Nov 12, 2008 at 07:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Nope. We Rev. A-ers are limited to 2GB of RAM... 398 Views / 2 Replies  
Nope. We Rev. A-ers are limited to 2GB of RAM because of the chipset.

Voch
Posted by Voch, on Nov 11, 2008 at 04:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've gone over this dozens of times in my mind... 1,193 Views / 19 Replies  
I've gone over this dozens of times in my mind and it just keeps looping... :D

I use my current MacBook in closed mode with an external monitor most of the time but do like that I can grab it and...
Posted by Voch, on Nov 11, 2008 at 03:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah...I'm in the same boat with my... 1,193 Views / 19 Replies  
Yeah...I'm in the same boat with my soon-to-be-upgrade of my MacBook Rev. A.

MacBook: lighter and faster, but the same (or worse?) screen than what I have now
MacBook Pro: faster and better...
Posted by Voch, on Nov 11, 2008 at 02:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
For work I carry around a Dell Inspiron D830... 670 Views / 5 Replies  
For work I carry around a Dell Inspiron D830 notebook in a Targus backpack that includes a sleeve for the computer. This bag is big enough to carry another sleeved notebook...in fact, I've carried...
Posted by Voch, on Nov 5, 2008 at 09:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm pretty disappointed in the new MacBook's... 1,933 Views / 31 Replies  
I'm pretty disappointed in the new MacBook's screen assuming it's the same one I have in my current Rev. A MacBook. This late winter or spring I'll be weighing my options among the MacBook (screen...
Posted by Voch, on Oct 22, 2008 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That looks exactly like my Rev. A white MacBook. ... 365 Views / 6 Replies  
That looks exactly like my Rev. A white MacBook. I was hoping for something similar at least to the MacBook Air (notebookreview.com review (http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4228) has...
Posted by Voch, on Oct 16, 2008 at 03:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Nope... 1,277 Views / 39 Replies  
After looking at the Gizmodo review (http://gizmodo.com/5063492/macbook-and-macbook-pro-dual-review) (scroll down to the section showing viewing angles) it looks like the screens are the same as the...
Posted by Voch, on Oct 16, 2008 at 02:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Viewing angle? 1,277 Views / 39 Replies  
I'm curious as to the new non-Pro MacBook's display's viewing angle and quality. I have a Rev A. MacBook and the viewing angle isn't as large as the MBPs or my old TiBook 667/DVI. Is there a...
Posted by Voch, on Oct 14, 2008 at 08:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I had this happen to me once. And I do use an... 9,176 Views / 178 Replies  
I had this happen to me once. And I do use an external monitor at times, so switching from the internal display to the external one or vice-versa may have been the trigger. I also noticed that when...
Posted by Voch, on Feb 14, 2008 at 10:22 AM, in Mac OS X
I'm hopeful for a data-only plan as mentioned in... 1,712 Views / 38 Replies  
I'm hopeful for a data-only plan as mentioned in this ArsTechnica blurb (http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2007/12/04/att-clarifies-data-only-iphone-plans-puts-foot-in-mouth) (magic phrase:...
Posted by Voch, on Dec 4, 2007 at 02:19 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Anyone else rather have the opposite (no voice... 1,515 Views / 7 Replies  
Anyone else rather have the opposite (no voice but data-only)? :D
Posted by Voch, on Nov 17, 2007 at 01:42 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'm kinda wondering when the refurbished iPod... 1,107 Views / 10 Replies  
I'm kinda wondering when the refurbished iPod Touches are going to show up at the Apple Store. That might bring the 16GB $399 model down to, say, $349. Then I *might* jump after I find out early...
Posted by Voch, on Nov 12, 2007 at 01:24 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I have a "Singles" smart playlist of songs that I... 2,139 Views / 27 Replies  
I have a "Singles" smart playlist of songs that I mark with one star rating or greater and use my 1G iPod mini as a commercial-free portable radio station (set to shuffle). I skip the occasional...
Posted by Voch, on Nov 11, 2007 at 04:42 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Me too... 174,464 Views / 92 Replies  
I'm going through this too with my Rev A MacBook and a clean Leopard install. I'm not using an external display or USB keyboard (I use the built-in ones). After the first reboot of the Window XP SP...
Posted by Voch, on Nov 3, 2007 at 10:43 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
My guess is that you can't buy new hardware from... 6,081 Views / 159 Replies  
My guess is that you can't buy new hardware from Apple that can run Classic...they're all Intel machines now. :\

That being said, for me it's no big deal. I've been Classic-free since 10.2.
...
Posted by Voch, on Oct 22, 2007 at 03:02 PM, in Mac OS X
My delivery date for Leopard from Amazon is now... 588 Views / 19 Replies  
My delivery date for Leopard from Amazon is now Nov. 3rd-6th with the Super Saver Shipping. Originally it was the 12th-16th. Not too shabby. :) I ordered on Oct. 19th.

Voch
Posted by Voch, on Oct 22, 2007 at 02:38 PM, in Mac OS X
Java? 1,684 Views / 55 Replies  
I'm ready to upgrade, but as a Java developer the only thing that would hold me back is which Java version is installed by Leopard by default and can I get the Java development goodies (ant, for one)...
Posted by Voch, on Oct 16, 2007 at 11:03 AM, in Mac OS X
Poll: I had a broken off edge to the right of my Rev. A... 23,411 Views / 42 Replies  
I had a broken off edge to the right of my Rev. A MacBook's trackpad button just like l008com. My local Apple Store replaced the entire top keyboard assembly in a matter of hours and all is well...
Posted by Voch, on Oct 4, 2007 at 12:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wow...that sounds great. I currently use my iPod... 4,660 Views / 80 Replies  
Wow...that sounds great. I currently use my iPod mini "blind" while driving (I try not to look at it) and it's important to me to have music functionality while keeping the rest of my data safe and...
Posted by Voch, on Sep 28, 2007 at 07:31 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
That sounds great, ort888. Two days "shelf life"... 336 Views / 2 Replies  
That sounds great, ort888. Two days "shelf life" is close to the max of what I get out of my iPod mini. It'd be nice to just charge a new iPod nano roughly once a week when only using it for a few...
Posted by Voch, on Sep 23, 2007 at 01:17 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPod nano battery retention 336 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm pondering the purchase of the 3G iPod nano 8GB as an upgrade from my trusty but battery-draining blue refurb 1G iPod mini and have a quick question about the latest models (the nano...
Posted by Voch, on Sep 23, 2007 at 10:39 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: Believe me...I know it does, and it's freakin'... 658 Views / 15 Replies  
Believe me...I know it does, and it's freakin' sweet. :D What I meant is that *I* don't really need that...just a basic music-playin' iPod that I can navigate (well, skip the occasional song on my...
Posted by Voch, on Sep 5, 2007 at 11:39 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: I use my current iPod mini almost exclusively... 658 Views / 15 Replies  
I use my current iPod mini almost exclusively while driving so a touch-based one is a major no-no. I guess I'm going to take a look at either the iPod classic 80GB (which is way too much storage for...
Posted by Voch, on Sep 5, 2007 at 04:19 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Is there anyone here who is *not* in favor of a... 4,969 Views / 103 Replies  
Is there anyone here who is *not* in favor of a "touch" iPod? I really only use my first-generation 4GB iPod mini in the car and like the tactile feedback of the click wheel (I can skip a song...
Posted by Voch, on Sep 3, 2007 at 08:35 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I got the Apple Store to load very slowly before... 3,784 Views / 303 Replies  
I got the Apple Store to load very slowly before it went down again a few minutes ago. It said Mac minis will have 1.83Ghz/2.0Ghz C2D processors, 80/120GB hard drives for $599 and $799 respectively....
Posted by Voch, on Aug 7, 2007 at 02:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Maybe it's setting off the IR port thinking you... 1,591 Views / 15 Replies  
Maybe it's setting off the IR port thinking you pressed a button on the remote?
Posted by Voch, on Mar 20, 2007 at 03:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm modestly hoping for a Core 2 Duo speed bump... 7,947 Views / 32 Replies  
I'm modestly hoping for a Core 2 Duo speed bump on the next models. 1GB of RAM on the low-end Mac mini would be terrific (but very unexpected) as it would help me with my short-term plans for my...
Posted by Voch, on Mar 6, 2007 at 10:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm able to use my "Rev A" non-pro MacBook to... 7,314 Views / 31 Replies  
I'm able to use my "Rev A" non-pro MacBook to drive my stepdad's new 40" Sharp LCD TV with the native 1920x1080 resolution with his VGA input. The TV's manual specifically says to not hook up a...
Posted by Voch, on Mar 3, 2007 at 02:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've been wearing soft contact lenses for about... 3,758 Views / 57 Replies  
I've been wearing soft contact lenses for about 15 years now (well, not consecutively :)) and think they're great. I take them out every night and dispose of them monthly so I don't have to do...
Posted by Voch, on Feb 11, 2007 at 09:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The only problem (for myself, at least) I foresee... 1,888 Views / 10 Replies  
The only problem (for myself, at least) I foresee formatting a big drive FAT32 is the file *size* limitation of 4GB-minus-one-byte...
Posted by Voch, on Feb 9, 2007 at 11:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm more of a Command-Tab kinda guy to switch... 734 Views / 39 Replies  
I'm more of a Command-Tab kinda guy to switch between apps. I had Exposé assigned to my upper-right corner for a while until I figured I triggered it more by accident than on purpose. For now I...
Posted by Voch, on Feb 9, 2007 at 09:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Really? :D I may have to check into that. Sorry... 1,888 Views / 10 Replies  
Really? :D I may have to check into that. Sorry for the mis-info...

EDIT: Wowee! I made a 40GB FAT32 drive out of my external USB pocket drive. I shoulda tried that earler... :)



Are...
Posted by Voch, on Feb 3, 2007 at 08:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You can use it for both your Mac and PC, but with... 1,888 Views / 10 Replies  
You can use it for both your Mac and PC, but with a few caveats. Partitioning is your friend... :)

Any partition formatted for Windows using the FAT32 file system can be read and written by both...
Posted by Voch, on Feb 3, 2007 at 08:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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