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Considering the minor (if any) improvements for... 2,132 Views / 23 Replies  
Considering the minor (if any) improvements for the average consumer, am i better off getting a refurb last-gen Airport Extreme over the new one? Apple sells the refurb for $129.

(BTW. I just...
Posted by Urkel, on Jul 3, 2011 at 01:49 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I got an Air for the wife today... Apple is... 8,081 Views / 42 Replies  
I got an Air for the wife today...

Apple is a premium brand and This is a 2011 computer so why the heck would it come with a non-upgradeable 2GB when the rest of the industry moved to 4GB standard...
Posted by Urkel, on Oct 26, 2010 at 02:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If thats true then shouldnt the question be... 9,410 Views / 206 Replies  
If thats true then shouldnt the question be "Would you rather sacrifice Graphics Performance or CPU/Battery/Heat efficiency in your ultra-portable computer".

I can understand the MBP sticking with...
Posted by Urkel, on Oct 22, 2010 at 09:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Here's a good reason to like the SD slot. ... 6,541 Views / 135 Replies  
Here's a good reason to like the SD slot.

Apple Knowledge Base Article (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3553)

Can I install Mac OS X on an SD storage device and use it as a startup volume?
Yes. ...
Posted by Urkel, on Jun 10, 2009 at 12:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
C'mon Apple. Not only are they tagging the "Pro"... 9,898 Views / 190 Replies  
C'mon Apple. Not only are they tagging the "Pro" label on machines with integrated GPU's, but they also took out optical audio and microphone input?
...
Posted by Urkel, on Jun 10, 2009 at 12:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Says the guy with 11,000 posts. I also... 2,204 Views / 21 Replies  
Says the guy with 11,000 posts.

I also linked the Engadget 17" Review so if it will make you feel better you can use your mod powers to retitle the post to something more to your liking. Oh...
Posted by Urkel, on Mar 6, 2009 at 07:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Photo from Endgadget: Anti-Glare vs Glare Screen 2,204 Views / 21 Replies  
I was reading the Engadget Review of the 17" MBP (http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/04/macbook-pro-17-inch-unibody-review)and this photo really expresses what people have been complaining about with...
Posted by Urkel, on Mar 6, 2009 at 05:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That would be nice, but they have a long way to... 11,139 Views / 44 Replies  
That would be nice, but they have a long way to go before they can call this a "pro" feature. Even at 80% accuracy, when you're dealing with an Aperture library of 100,000 then you're missing an...
Posted by Urkel, on Feb 3, 2009 at 04:08 PM, in Applications
I had a Gen1 Black Macbook and got my wife a... 7,569 Views / 71 Replies  
I had a Gen1 Black Macbook and got my wife a white one the following year. My Black one got extremely hot, the fan would always run and in its final months it would shut down from heat and the fan...
Posted by Urkel, on Feb 3, 2009 at 04:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
At this point our brand new Macbook Pro feels... 11,139 Views / 44 Replies  
At this point our brand new Macbook Pro feels like it's an iBook with 64MB RAM. What is going on with iPhoto that it is this slow??? I've been nagging my wife to stop face-tagging but the whole...
Posted by Urkel, on Feb 2, 2009 at 11:04 PM, in Applications
I have a brand new MBP w/4GB and my 20k library... 11,139 Views / 44 Replies  
I have a brand new MBP w/4GB and my 20k library is intolerably slow. As a lightroom user that's made a brand new duplicate library of my photos simply to use Faces/Places then I have no idea how...
Posted by Urkel, on Jan 30, 2009 at 03:24 PM, in Applications
I don't know about that. Durability was never an... 7,569 Views / 71 Replies  
I don't know about that. Durability was never an issue with last gens Macbooks, and I highly doubt that a potential Macbook buyer that is looking (or even capable of recognizing) the benefits of DDR3...
Posted by Urkel, on Jan 30, 2009 at 01:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Okay, after several grueling hours of Face... 11,139 Views / 44 Replies  
Okay, after several grueling hours of Face tagging with iPhoto then I can sum up the experience in one sentence:

"It's good enough to be impressed with, but not good enough to be relied on."
...
Posted by Urkel, on Jan 29, 2009 at 10:54 AM, in Applications
Also on white MB: Mini-DVI (cheaper dongles... 7,569 Views / 71 Replies  
Also on white MB:

Mini-DVI (cheaper dongles than DisplayPort)
Standard Trackpad (Some prefer it. I definitely did)
Less reflective glossy (not glass) screen. (Didn't they improve the LED...
Posted by Urkel, on Jan 27, 2009 at 02:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not trying to slam anyone who likes white,... 3,308 Views / 60 Replies  
I'm not trying to slam anyone who likes white, but there are a good number of reasons people prefer black:

- Not all Mac users like to draw attention
- If not properly maintained White gets...
Posted by Urkel, on Jan 22, 2009 at 01:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
$999 for a 2.0ghz, 2GB, FireWire enabled Macbook... 3,308 Views / 60 Replies  
$999 for a 2.0ghz, 2GB, FireWire enabled Macbook may even make this an even "better" machine than the $1299 Unibody. Sure, the Unibody has some advantages but DD3 mem costs 3x more than DDR2, 160GB...
Posted by Urkel, on Jan 21, 2009 at 02:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Every PC notebook can do this too. I'm not... 643 Views / 10 Replies  
Every PC notebook can do this too.

I'm not trying to push him either direction, we were all students at some point and being tight on cash isn't fun. The guy obviously is on a budget so he should...
Posted by Urkel, on Jan 19, 2009 at 02:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, I finally made my decision. After days of... 4,844 Views / 39 Replies  
Well, I finally made my decision. After days of agonizing over this I knew that either way I'd have a regret so even though i preferred the smaller size and found the MB to be close to perfection, i...
Posted by Urkel, on Jan 8, 2009 at 05:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's silly that it's taking me this long to... 4,844 Views / 39 Replies  
It's silly that it's taking me this long to decide which one, but i guess that shows how great even the "low-end" Macbooks are. I've been jusing my wifes Macbook then i'm surprised how well it's...
Posted by Urkel, on Jan 7, 2009 at 03:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Now that's what a Macbook should look like. ... 5,856 Views / 126 Replies  
Now that's what a Macbook should look like.
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2009/01/macworld08-296.jpg

Also, it should be noted that all those people who yell "stop whining" are...
Posted by Urkel, on Jan 6, 2009 at 02:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Based on most benchmark articles, I assumed the... 4,844 Views / 39 Replies  
Based on most benchmark articles, I assumed the MBP's all had 512MB for the 9600. But I just realized that the $2000 MBP only has 256MB and the $2500 model is the one with 512MB.

Since the...
Posted by Urkel, on Jan 5, 2009 at 02:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, count me down as another person who has not... 3,822 Views / 90 Replies  
Well, count me down as another person who has not only found the ability to replace batteries to be useful, but it has probably saved me from a small fire back with a company Dell.

Anyway, even...
Posted by Urkel, on Jan 4, 2009 at 11:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Castrated? Seriously though, no matter how... 7,134 Views / 79 Replies  
Castrated?

Seriously though, no matter how much a person can justify the decision then it still is a big enough deal that people should scream about it simply because we've been marketed by Apple...
Posted by Urkel, on Jan 4, 2009 at 12:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
IF it's true, then I wonder how much of it has to... 3,822 Views / 90 Replies  
IF it's true, then I wonder how much of it has to do with how flimsy the new aluminum battery door is. On my 13" it can bend pretty easily, so I can imagine the potential problem being much worse if...
Posted by Urkel, on Jan 4, 2009 at 11:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm definitely buying a next-gen system but... 792 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm definitely buying a next-gen system but (based on personal experience) I have a hard time saying ANY of the new features are "better" than last gen.

Matte/Glossy screens vs Glassy ultra...
Posted by Urkel, on Jan 2, 2009 at 02:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
i'm not sure if i can agree that it's... 4,844 Views / 39 Replies  
i'm not sure if i can agree that it's "understandably" lower quality displays. The Air proves that a quality 13" LED exists so their decision to put an inferior screen in the Macbook was intentional...
Posted by Urkel, on Dec 31, 2008 at 02:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Do you primarily run your MBP using 9600 chip?... 4,844 Views / 39 Replies  
Do you primarily run your MBP using 9600 chip? Amazon just delivered my 4GB upgrade that I'm testing out in the wife's Unibody Macbook and there is a significant difference in Lightroom (especially...
Posted by Urkel, on Dec 30, 2008 at 04:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My black Macbook is pretty much dead so I've... 4,844 Views / 39 Replies  
My black Macbook is pretty much dead so I've hijacked my wifes notebook waay too often (which is why I'm being pressured to buy so soon.).

Honestly, after using her Macbook then I'm feeling that...
Posted by Urkel, on Dec 29, 2008 at 05:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Unibody Owners: Macbook vs MBP. Any regrets? 4,844 Views / 39 Replies  
For all the Macbook/Macbook Pro owners, how does everyone feel about their purchase choice? Any regrets on picking one over the other? I think I prefer the 13" due to size, price, value and...
Posted by Urkel, on Dec 29, 2008 at 03:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's almost as if people are TRYING to ignore... 3,285 Views / 90 Replies  
It's almost as if people are TRYING to ignore your point. I think the problem is tht you're saying it is less "reflective" but since it uses the same material then the reflective qualities should be...
Posted by Urkel, on Dec 12, 2008 at 10:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The same could be said for those defending the... 2,494 Views / 56 Replies  
The same could be said for those defending the glassy screen. It's really unfair to categorize everyone who takes issue with reflection as "whiners". Especially when the biggest solution is "change...
Posted by Urkel, on Nov 28, 2008 at 08:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
One thing about the trackpad that I did find is a... 3,113 Views / 11 Replies  
One thing about the trackpad that I did find is a problem for me specifically is that I have hitchhikers thumbs (where the thumb bends back 90degrees) so when I do a thumb click it's usually with the...
Posted by Urkel, on Nov 25, 2008 at 06:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It doesn't seem to have made my trackpad click... 628 Views / 8 Replies  
It doesn't seem to have made my trackpad click response any better which is disappointing because it now feels this may be more hardware than software. Windows is still a mess with this pad too so I...
Posted by Urkel, on Nov 19, 2008 at 02:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I know what you mean because the display surface... 1,471 Views / 19 Replies  
I know what you mean because the display surface is the same on both. But I have to agree that the MacBook "feels" more reflective due to the screen quality. Both screens are extremely reflective, so...
Posted by Urkel, on Nov 12, 2008 at 05:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The iMac screen is pretty reflective but since it... 4,612 Views / 77 Replies  
The iMac screen is pretty reflective but since it sits on a stationary desk then once you find the lighting sweet spot you "set it and forget it". But the problem is that this is a portable so...
Posted by Urkel, on Nov 12, 2008 at 04:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You'd be surprised. Look at much press and hype... 805 Views / 15 Replies  
You'd be surprised. Look at much press and hype they got the unibody aluminum to produce. It's cool and all but it's hardly as necessary or groundbreaking as some make it out to be.

What I'm...
Posted by Urkel, on Nov 12, 2008 at 12:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think screen complaints are largely dependent... 4,612 Views / 77 Replies  
I think screen complaints are largely dependent on where someone is using their computer. I've been using the wifes new Macbook for a while and the environment completely dictates how I use the thing...
Posted by Urkel, on Nov 11, 2008 at 01:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was thinking the opposite. Due to the state of... 618 Views / 8 Replies  
I was thinking the opposite. Due to the state of the economy then the Aluminum ones would sell better because most people don't "need" a notebook. They want it. So in a tough economy then the people...
Posted by Urkel, on Nov 11, 2008 at 01:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I tend to just get the WD Passport (portable usb)... 1,836 Views / 47 Replies  
I tend to just get the WD Passport (portable usb) drives when I upgrade. I'm not sure about the new cases but it used to be that you can easily crack open the case and swap drives so you essentially...
Posted by Urkel, on Nov 10, 2008 at 02:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you feel that slapping a new sku number on the... 1,139 Views / 17 Replies  
If you feel that slapping a new sku number on the white Macbook makes it "current gen" then that's an opinion you are free to defend and discuss. But why start waving post counts as a reason why you...
Posted by Urkel, on Nov 10, 2008 at 01:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm wondering the same thing. It's a bit odd how... 7,683 Views / 27 Replies  
I'm wondering the same thing. It's a bit odd how for years people would constantly praise Apple for high quality, well designed and solid machines. But then once Apple uses this new manufacturing...
Posted by Urkel, on Nov 10, 2008 at 12:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sorry, but I just don't understand the attitude.... 1,139 Views / 17 Replies  
Sorry, but I just don't understand the attitude. First you go yelling "newbie" at anyone who doesn't agree with you, and now you're throwing out an "of course that's wrong..." response without even...
Posted by Urkel, on Nov 9, 2008 at 08:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Not only did Apple raise the base price on a... 1,139 Views / 17 Replies  
Not only did Apple raise the base price on a current-gen Macbook from $1099 to $1299. They've also created another false value difference in Macbooks. Last gen Apple created the "Black Tax". This gen...
Posted by Urkel, on Nov 9, 2008 at 12:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's the problem I have. It really sucks... 4,612 Views / 77 Replies  
That's the problem I have. It really sucks because I've been waiting for Apple to update the Pro for so long, but I got my wife the new Macbook and it performs so well that I don't really need the...
Posted by Urkel, on Nov 7, 2008 at 05:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's kinda funny how all credibility for an... 21,173 Views / 514 Replies  
It's kinda funny how all credibility for an intelligent discussion was squashed by that one statement. What exactly does a BMW salesmen get by being sympathetic to the needs of the customer? Nothin....
Posted by Urkel, on Nov 5, 2008 at 04:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm curious if this the general consensus on... 7,683 Views / 27 Replies  
I'm curious if this the general consensus on notebook quality. I tend to treat my notebooks like tools and even the cheapest ones tend to be pretty resilient, so I'm surprised people have such little...
Posted by Urkel, on Nov 5, 2008 at 03:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Exactly. DisplayPort and FW800 may be annoying to... 21,173 Views / 514 Replies  
Exactly. DisplayPort and FW800 may be annoying to those who don't have those devices but there are adapters to solve the problem (even though Apple raised the Dongle tax $10). But removing a port...
Posted by Urkel, on Nov 4, 2008 at 04:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Neither is anything you've been trying to preach... 21,173 Views / 514 Replies  
Neither is anything you've been trying to preach as gospel. The only thing that is a fact is that there is now a gap in Apple's lineup that wasn't there before. So if you are one of those that...
Posted by Urkel, on Nov 4, 2008 at 04:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No, there is a "wonder it broke". It's a... 7,683 Views / 27 Replies  
No, there is a "wonder it broke". It's a trackpad! No other trackpad out there would suffer damage if you drop a coffee mug on it, so why did this one? Because Apple once again decided to ignore...
Posted by Urkel, on Nov 4, 2008 at 03:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you believe that then essentially what Apple... 21,173 Views / 514 Replies  
If you believe that then essentially what Apple is saying is "In 2006 we designed the most beautiful and efficient 13" notebook ever. In 2008 we f-d up."

C'mon. Are we really going to pretend that...
Posted by Urkel, on Nov 4, 2008 at 09:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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