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This seems like a bit of a simplification. Sure... 584 Views / 10 Replies  
This seems like a bit of a simplification. Sure the CPU would be slower, but he'd be getting some tangible benefits as well...... a significantly better GPU, an LED-backlit screen.
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 22, 2007 at 12:43 AM, in Marketplace
The end of May was widely publicized as the... 1,009 Views / 8 Replies  
The end of May was widely publicized as the release date for updated Santa Rosa platform notebooks for months and months...... and as a result, people had a pretty good sense that MBP's would be...
Posted by Elektrix, on Jun 8, 2007 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Take a look at the Tom Bihn Brain Cell... 448,158 Views / 1,153 Replies  
Take a look at the Tom Bihn Brain Cell (horizontal or vertical). I got one for mine, and was incredibly impressed with how well it protects the MBP inside. It doesn't have a "hard" exterior, but...
Posted by Elektrix, on May 18, 2007 at 10:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
An 11" laptop with an X1600? "Won't happen"... 4,139 Views / 55 Replies  
An 11" laptop with an X1600? "Won't happen" indeed...:)
Posted by Elektrix, on Mar 4, 2007 at 05:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Are you willing to do a straight up sale? 686 Views / 14 Replies  
Are you willing to do a straight up sale?
Posted by Elektrix, on Feb 26, 2007 at 02:10 PM, in Marketplace
Are you willing to do a straight up sale, and if... 686 Views / 14 Replies  
Are you willing to do a straight up sale, and if so, how much would you want?
Posted by Elektrix, on Feb 25, 2007 at 11:51 AM, in Marketplace
Sticky: Those some photos are available at the Booq site... 448,158 Views / 1,153 Replies  
Those some photos are available at the Booq site itself (only much larger). I'm sort of confused, why link to this readyandsold.com site when it is just as easy to link to the actual booq site? ...
Posted by Elektrix, on Feb 19, 2007 at 11:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Awesome. Better pictures at the booq site: Vyper... 448,158 Views / 1,153 Replies  
Awesome. Better pictures at the booq site: Vyper exo (http://booqbags.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.1264/.f)
Posted by Elektrix, on Feb 19, 2007 at 09:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Even if Apple were to do what you suggested, what... 2,502 Views / 57 Replies  
Even if Apple were to do what you suggested, what would be the point? I mean, what would be the point of taking a GPU like the 7900GS (most notably available in Toshiba's P105 series and Dell's...
Posted by Elektrix, on Feb 13, 2007 at 03:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Yeah. Generally this issue of sort of stagnant... 2,502 Views / 57 Replies  
Yeah. Generally this issue of sort of stagnant mobile GPU's has been a problem on the PC laptop side too. The most powerful 15" notebooks you can buy now come with, at best, a GeForce 7700 or ATI...
Posted by Elektrix, on Feb 13, 2007 at 02:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Yeah.... I wasn't saying there aren't faster... 2,502 Views / 57 Replies  
Yeah.... I wasn't saying there aren't faster cards out there; just not considerably faster cards that could fit into the current MBP form factor. We'll have to wait until NVidia and ATI make some...
Posted by Elektrix, on Feb 13, 2007 at 02:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Please see my posts above though; what exactly do... 2,502 Views / 57 Replies  
Please see my posts above though; what exactly do you think Apple can upgrade the video cards too? They can certainly stick a newer card like a GeForce 7700 or ATI X1700 in there, but if you think...
Posted by Elektrix, on Feb 12, 2007 at 11:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I haven't seen the specs, but I'm not so sure the... 2,502 Views / 57 Replies  
I haven't seen the specs, but I'm not so sure the 6800 Ultra would perform better than an X1600 (or a GeForce 7600/7700 for that matter).

But anyway, those GPU's you mentioned generate more heat,...
Posted by Elektrix, on Feb 12, 2007 at 08:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: All things being equal, I don't think the MBP's... 2,502 Views / 57 Replies  
All things being equal, I don't think the MBP's have particularly outrageous price tags. Looking at comparably spec'd laptops from Asus and Sony, for example, they seem pretty competitive...
Posted by Elektrix, on Feb 11, 2007 at 05:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: For me it's the screen. I bought and owned a C2D... 2,502 Views / 57 Replies  
For me it's the screen. I bought and owned a C2D MBP and loved almost everything about it except for the screen (in my case, I had one of the fairly well known problems where the right side of the...
Posted by Elektrix, on Feb 11, 2007 at 05:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've got it installed but haven't played it yet. ... 1,544 Views / 19 Replies  
I've got it installed but haven't played it yet. I'll try and get some time in to see how it goes.
Posted by Elektrix, on Nov 9, 2006 at 05:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Simon, it is more than that. The actual slots on... 4,334 Views / 30 Replies  
Simon, it is more than that. The actual slots on the rear are now two rows of 6 wide slots (the top row is easier to see if you look down through the top with the case open), rather than a ton of...
Posted by Elektrix, on Nov 8, 2006 at 11:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Check out the vents on the back of your C2D MBP... 4,334 Views / 30 Replies  
Check out the vents on the back of your C2D MBP and comparer them to your CD MBP.
Posted by Elektrix, on Nov 8, 2006 at 10:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I can't believe MacNN has promoted this goofy... 3,474 Views / 46 Replies  
I can't believe MacNN has promoted this goofy thread on the forum roundup.
Posted by Elektrix, on Nov 3, 2006 at 10:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: I'm going to be sending mine back since they will... 448,158 Views / 1,153 Replies  
I'm going to be sending mine back since they will be redesigning it for the new MBP's (to accommodate the new fw800 port, and possibly other changes as well).

However, there are some initial...
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 31, 2006 at 10:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This guy's a troll btw, he came and posted this... 3,474 Views / 46 Replies  
This guy's a troll btw, he came and posted this exact same stupid thing on MacRumors...... don't waste your breath expecting a reply, he never came back to the MacRumors thread either.
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 31, 2006 at 12:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm going to vote for Rev. B, specifically... 1,738 Views / 17 Replies  
I'm going to vote for Rev. B, specifically because of the reports of cooler running operation and general improvements Apple has made (specifically the new rear vents, which seem to be a big factor...
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 31, 2006 at 12:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple Computer iPod nano (Second-Generation)... 1,441 Views / 4 Replies  
Apple Computer iPod nano (Second-Generation) 2/4/8GB | iLounge iPod Accessory Reviews (http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/ipod/review/apple-computer-ipod-nano-second-generation-2-4-8gb/)
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 30, 2006 at 09:55 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'm not sure this would be possible; as I... 773 Views / 15 Replies  
I'm not sure this would be possible; as I understand it, Apple doesn't accept returns of refurbs, so I don't think a refurb could get returned and put back into circulation again.

Then again, I...
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 29, 2006 at 03:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It might even be worse. As others have noted,... 773 Views / 15 Replies  
It might even be worse. As others have noted, one of the big draws of the new C2D MBP's is that they seem to have improved the rear venting, allowing for cooler operation overall. And among other...
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 29, 2006 at 11:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Even if you could get it to work, it's probably... 838 Views / 2 Replies  
Even if you could get it to work, it's probably going to have to run in that special super low quality mode - I had to use the same mode to try and run Oblivion on my laptop with a Radeon 9700. It...
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 27, 2006 at 10:25 PM, in Gaming
Seem, I'm the opposite. I actually kind of love... 919 Views / 21 Replies  
Seem, I'm the opposite. I actually kind of love the idea of refurbs. Generally speaking, I've heard mostly excellent things about people's experiences with refurbs (anecdotal, I know). I like the...
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 25, 2006 at 05:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Honestly, yeah, I think I'd stick with it. $1449... 919 Views / 21 Replies  
Honestly, yeah, I think I'd stick with it. $1449 is a pretty darned great deal when you think about it. Unless you see a specific problem with it, I think I'd be pretty happy to get a nice MBP for...
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 25, 2006 at 05:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: HowEver, I just placed an order for the Speck... 448,158 Views / 1,153 Replies  
HowEver, I just placed an order for the Speck SeeThru. When I get it I will try and let you know if it seems to leave permanent marks, etc. (that would seem to be a pretty significant flaw for a...
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 25, 2006 at 03:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Why not just stick with the MBP you ordered? ... 919 Views / 21 Replies  
Why not just stick with the MBP you ordered? It's not like it has somehow become useless or something. And it's not like the Core 2 Duo model is going to be some incredibly better performer or...
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 24, 2006 at 11:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, I would consider the latter to be a pretty... 4,568 Views / 25 Replies  
Yeah, I would consider the latter to be a pretty extreme scenario. I can see myself using 3 or 4 spaces, and each space would probably only have a handful of windows open (if I got to the point...
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 24, 2006 at 10:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm planning on using spaces......... the X1600... 4,568 Views / 25 Replies  
I'm planning on using spaces......... the X1600 with 128MB of VRAM really wouldn't handle it well?

As a general point, does that mean the MacBook with GMA950 would completely choke on spaces?
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 24, 2006 at 08:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
They claim it based on SPECint_rate_base2000 for... 461 Views / 2 Replies  
They claim it based on SPECint_rate_base2000 for the 2.33GHz 17" MBP.
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 24, 2006 at 04:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm really wondering this too, primarily from a... 4,568 Views / 25 Replies  
I'm really wondering this too, primarily from a gaming perspective. I keep on hearing that the 256 meg one would be better for gaming, but I haven't necessarily heard exactly HOW much better (i.e....
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 24, 2006 at 02:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
FS: 2x1GB MB/MBP RAM from OWC/Techworks 310 Views / 0 Replies  
EDIT: Never mind, just found out that OWC will accept returns on opened memory, so I will just do that.
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 24, 2006 at 10:11 AM, in Marketplace
You mentioned the Marware protection pack... 16,049 Views / 15 Replies  
You mentioned the Marware protection pack protecting both the writst rests and tracking pad. Are you sure about this? I got the white version for my white MacBook, and that one is only designed to...
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 23, 2006 at 12:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's not normal, you should call Apple to see... 12,755 Views / 18 Replies  
It's not normal, you should call Apple to see about a repair/replacement.
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 16, 2006 at 10:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The OP was just mistaken. Core 2 Duo will be... 8,730 Views / 77 Replies  
The OP was just mistaken.

Core 2 Duo will be used in Santa Rosa, and Santa Rosa will actually allow the full performance benefit of it to be taken advantage of.
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 14, 2006 at 12:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It would surprise me if they skipped Core 2 Duo... 8,730 Views / 77 Replies  
It would surprise me if they skipped Core 2 Duo altogether, as there is no specifically good reason to not put them in the existing MacBook Pro and even the MacBook. The main reason it would...
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 14, 2006 at 11:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This doesn't have anything to do with "Mac... 8,730 Views / 77 Replies  
This doesn't have anything to do with "Mac culture", or mac elites. We're just talking about a business case here at this point.

Again, no-one knows for sure why Apple hasn't yet upgraded the...
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 13, 2006 at 12:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Interesting points, although one question.... ... 8,730 Views / 77 Replies  
Interesting points, although one question....

Based on what you described here, why did Apple put the Core 2 Duo in the iMacs?
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 13, 2006 at 11:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It depends on what the promo is. If it's one of... 8,730 Views / 77 Replies  
It depends on what the promo is. If it's one of those things like a free printer or accessory along with an MBP, it doesn't necessarily mean it would be affected by an MBP update.
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 13, 2006 at 10:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
But are you sure you want to do that? When those... 5,705 Views / 51 Replies  
But are you sure you want to do that? When those Santa Rosa MacBooks come out in the spring, you can also hold off buying that and wait for the Montevina platform a few months later, which will be...
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 13, 2006 at 01:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The MacBook Pro's only weaknesses right now are... 8,730 Views / 77 Replies  
The MacBook Pro's only weaknesses right now are slightly smaller standard HD and RAM configurations and a Core Duo instead of Core 2 Duo..... but it hardly puts them on the level of budget systems. ...
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 13, 2006 at 12:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
mini.boss, Apple sets prices for what the market... 8,730 Views / 77 Replies  
mini.boss, Apple sets prices for what the market will bare, pretty much. They're hardly the only company that sells premium models at higher prices than normal.

Really, comparing the MacBook...
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 12, 2006 at 12:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yup, that's definitely a possibility. As far as... 8,730 Views / 77 Replies  
Yup, that's definitely a possibility. As far as anyone can tell, there isn't necessarily a technical reason that Apple couldn't have updated the MBP line with Core 2 Duo back in September.......
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 12, 2006 at 09:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That really wasn't the primary point of moving to... 8,730 Views / 77 Replies  
That really wasn't the primary point of moving to Intel. The primary point of moving to Intel was mainly that there was almost no possibility of getting the PowerPC G5 into the laptop line, and even...
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 12, 2006 at 09:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
One site to mention is MapMyRun.com -- Mapping... 5,987 Views / 12 Replies  
One site to mention is MapMyRun.com -- Mapping your running routes has never been easier! (http://www.mapmyrun.com)

Powered by google earth, but lets you save different running routes, will...
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 11, 2006 at 01:59 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Exactly. "Intel Inside" was incredibly... 460 Views / 8 Replies  
Exactly. "Intel Inside" was incredibly effective, when you think about it. You probably have a pretty wide consumer base out there that had little idea who Intel was, don't really even know what...
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 11, 2006 at 10:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's on the pricey side, but looks pretty nice: ... 1,734 Views / 20 Replies  
It's on the pricey side, but looks pretty nice:

OWC Mercury On-The-Go 2.5" FW800/USB2.0 Encl... (MSTG800U2) at OWC (http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/MSTG800U2K/)
Posted by Elektrix, on Oct 11, 2006 at 09:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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