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How can I swap Combo with Superdrive? 452 Views / 1 Replies  
I have one of the first FP iMac with a combo drive. While I realize I can add an external Superdrive from 3rd party companies, they won't be able to run iDVD.
Does Apple sell the OEM drive...
Posted by satchmo, on Mar 14, 2003 at 09:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hey, what can you do with the Video port? 528 Views / 3 Replies  
I've got a 15" iMac 700.
Given there is no spanning, what do you do with the video port?
If I connect another VGA LCD display to it, it will simply mirror the internal iMac's display.
Other than...
Posted by satchmo, on Feb 19, 2003 at 10:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: iPod battery good(ish) news 835 Views / 6 Replies  
Is this the best strategy if one purchased an iPod via Apple's online store?(Compusa purchasers have that TAP program)

Perhaps 1 day before the warranty is up is a bit close, but sounds like a...
Posted by satchmo, on Jan 17, 2003 at 10:00 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Anyone using AfterEffects on FPiMac? 432 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm wondering if my machine is enough to run these programs well (AfterEffects, LiveMotion and GoLive)

There are the basic requirements given by Adobe, but I don't want to just get by.
My FP iMac...
Posted by satchmo, on Jan 16, 2003 at 10:20 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Hey Sean...way to cover all your bases eh? Are... 21,669 Views / 207 Replies  
Hey Sean...way to cover all your bases eh? Are you starting to doubt yourself?;)

New iBooks are coming out at MWSF in January of 2003. The new iBooks will feature a new enclosure. They're...
Posted by satchmo, on Jan 7, 2003 at 10:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
So are you saying one should not purchase the low... 982 Views / 15 Replies  
So are you saying one should not purchase the low profile chips for the iMac?
I would think it would be the way to go if you want to repurpose the memory at a later time in a Powerbook.
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 19, 2002 at 11:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
Again, with respect...not at 2 inches. Look at... 2,666 Views / 31 Replies  
Again, with respect...not at 2 inches. Look at the portable LCD, DVD players from Sony and Panasonic. They're at least 8 inches. Five inches would be minimum in my book.
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 18, 2002 at 10:00 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The new one year warranty is pretty good but many... 1,034 Views / 18 Replies  
The new one year warranty is pretty good but many have gone the route of purchasing a replacement warranty at Compusa for about $40.

But for those whose iPods are out of warranty, I think you may...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 17, 2002 at 11:59 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Nah!! Won't happen. At least as an iPod it... 2,666 Views / 31 Replies  
Nah!! Won't happen.
At least as an iPod it won't. I think Apple doesn't want to get into a swiss army knife device.
Instead to make each device the best at what it does. Besides, a 2" screen for...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 17, 2002 at 11:43 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It's always about getting the latest and... 664 Views / 18 Replies  
It's always about getting the latest and greatest. It's just ingrained into our psyche.
But seriously think about what you could use that extra $250-$300. Perhaps a refurbished iPod from Apple at...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 16, 2002 at 05:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wouldn't an iPod accomplish anything a MiniDisc... 633 Views / 6 Replies  
Wouldn't an iPod accomplish anything a MiniDisc player could do? And it isn't solid state technology so it's prone to skip.
I see and iPod as you've said an everyday use player coupled with a cheap...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 16, 2002 at 05:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Of course, but I think there's room for a cheaper... 633 Views / 6 Replies  
Of course, but I think there's room for a cheaper small solid state MP3 player for more rugged use like running or cross training.
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 16, 2002 at 02:04 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I don't know if it's any different...but I... 521 Views / 2 Replies  
I don't know if it's any different...but I suspect the headphones have something to do with it.
The new iPod have better earbuds than the original.
But third party phones are also getting good...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 16, 2002 at 01:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'd agree and go for the 800. I think it's more... 664 Views / 18 Replies  
I'd agree and go for the 800. I think it's more than enough for many professionals, let alone a student. I think many of us get caught up with the mHz numbers game, and having the latest and...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 16, 2002 at 12:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So does this mean you can use the FP iMac as your... 644 Views / 6 Replies  
So does this mean you can use the FP iMac as your monitor when using the iBook -- in effective giving you a 15" iBook?

I guess no one has found a way to span the desktop between the iBook and FP...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 13, 2002 at 01:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
You're probably right...but what am I supposed to... 1,294 Views / 24 Replies  
You're probably right...but what am I supposed to play with over the holidays?...on second thought..don't answer that.:D
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 12, 2002 at 04:49 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I had a 4MP connected to a external Jet Direct... 829 Views / 11 Replies  
I had a 4MP connected to a external Jet Direct Box via a parallel cable. An ethernet cable to the a hub which was connected to my iMac.
This worked extremely well in 9.2 and so so in 10.14.
I...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 12, 2002 at 12:28 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hmm...I was just about to plop down $ for an iPod... 1,294 Views / 24 Replies  
Hmm...I was just about to plop down $ for an iPod but maybe I'll wait till after MWSF. I was looking at the 5 giger anyways and perhaps we might be in store for a price drop. Probably not much but...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 12, 2002 at 10:14 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The "wheel" is there, but it just doesn't turn... 1,294 Views / 24 Replies  
The "wheel" is there, but it just doesn't turn like the original iPods. It works like a trackpad.
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 11, 2002 at 02:36 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well, I think they all will be dated in a couple... 1,294 Views / 24 Replies  
Well, I think they all will be dated in a couple of months;)
The $140 difference ($350 vs $210) is not worth a remote ($35) and headphones (get some sony headphones). Firewire cover is not a big...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 11, 2002 at 02:35 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: How do the iPods compare to the Odyssey 100? 1,294 Views / 24 Replies  
With all due respect, I think the Odyssey looks like crap. Part of the iPod's brilliance is it's elegant and intuitive interface coupled with the industrial design.
That plus I believe I read on...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 11, 2002 at 12:20 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Why do you say that? I think it has it's... 1,294 Views / 24 Replies  
Why do you say that? I think it has it's advantages...

-The 5 gig version is less prone to hangs if one uses it for jogging or workouts.

-At $210 (refurbished) it works out to be cheapest per...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 11, 2002 at 11:26 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yeah, how about my own signature! I don't want... 1,290 Views / 18 Replies  
Yeah, how about my own signature!
I don't want no frickin' celebrity's signature that just etched onto metal. It's not worth anything unless it's authentically written in pen.
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 11, 2002 at 11:21 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yikes! That doesn't sound very good. Hmm...I... 724 Views / 6 Replies  
Yikes! That doesn't sound very good.
Hmm...I guess my client will find out how well it does work on their PC.
I'm setting up a template for their newsletter so hopefully it won't be that bad as...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 11, 2002 at 11:16 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Hey that looks really sharp. And only $10 bucks?... 3,767 Views / 19 Replies  
Hey that looks really sharp. And only $10 bucks? Shite! I hope there's some decent padding though.
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 11, 2002 at 10:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Mac Quark files readable on PC? 724 Views / 6 Replies  
Here's a simple question. Can I open a Mac produced Quark file on a PC also equipped with Quark?
thanks
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 11, 2002 at 10:42 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
You're a great service to this community. Thanks... 1,046 Views / 23 Replies  
You're a great service to this community. Thanks again for your diligence.
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 9, 2002 at 06:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Come on...you can't get any hotter than a... 1,279 Views / 24 Replies  
Come on...you can't get any hotter than a Powerbook!;)
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 9, 2002 at 05:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Naw...I think it was a legit question. I wouldn't... 1,279 Views / 24 Replies  
Naw...I think it was a legit question. I wouldn't bring it to bed for fear of falling asleep and then rolling over on top and cracking the LCD screen.
Mind you that would happen with any laptop.
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 9, 2002 at 03:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
"Old" iBook 700 differences to new 700 652 Views / 7 Replies  
The refurbished price of $999 for the 12" iBook 700 w/combo is so tempting. Plus less $25 sign on coupon.

This is what I know:
-Video card is different but it's still QE ready.
-I think I heard...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 6, 2002 at 10:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Not sure what you mean. A new one is $299...so... 759 Views / 6 Replies  
Not sure what you mean.
A new one is $299...so getting a new one at Amazon for $220 is an $80 savings. Not too shabby.

A refurbished one at $199 is a $100 savings...even better.
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 5, 2002 at 12:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
PB667 DVI owners...generally happy? 712 Views / 11 Replies  
Apart from the fact that it's not a 1gHz model, have you PB667 DVI been satisfied with the build quality?

Are there glaring problems with this particular model that I should be aware of? Yes, it...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 5, 2002 at 11:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Powerbook 400 vs iBook 800 614 Views / 7 Replies  
Here's a tougher one to call I think. I have someone who's selling a mint condition Powerbook 400/DVD for $1200.

I know it's one of the older generation PB's but would I be better off with a new...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 5, 2002 at 11:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Any chance they'll be more? 759 Views / 6 Replies  
Damn! I missed out on this. Does anyone still have them on sale for $199?
What's the chances of Apple having more of these before X-mas?
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 4, 2002 at 12:40 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Can this debate be solved? 1,011 Views / 19 Replies  
This has been debated at nauseum, so maybe it's finally time for Apple to offer a 13.3" iBook.
Same size overall size as current 12" but a smaller border to accomodate the larger screen.

Now, I...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 4, 2002 at 12:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
14 is actually quite good. 1,011 Views / 19 Replies  
Funny I just came back from the dealer after playing with the two.
Unfortunately they just had the 700mhz in the 12" so it seemed rather sluggish with only 128mb.

The 800mhz (with 256mb) was in...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 3, 2002 at 03:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Is a 667 refurb a good deal/machine? 381 Views / 1 Replies  
Apple's site have them for $1699.

Given they have the 1mb of cache and still have 32 mb vram, shouldn't this model still perform pretty well?

My only fear is the paint issue, but from what I...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 3, 2002 at 02:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Same boat 764 Views / 11 Replies  
Yeah, I saw that refurbished deal today too and I'm sitting on the fence trying to decide.
I'm leaning towards a Powerbook. While they may be comparatively the same speed (give or take depending...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 2, 2002 at 05:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Anyone have FP700 iMac and iBook 800? 447 Views / 3 Replies  
I would love to know the comparative speeds between these two items. Is the iBook a worthy replacement for my FPiMac 700 G4?

Will I miss the G4? I primarily use my iMac now for surfing and...
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 2, 2002 at 03:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Not quite. Where's in the product line can I... 1,241 Views / 20 Replies  
Not quite.
Where's in the product line can I get a simple CD-RW burner?
Every frickin' PC manufacturer offers this as a simple upgrade to their base model.
Posted by satchmo, on Dec 2, 2002 at 02:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What resolution on eMac looks best? 797 Views / 6 Replies  
CRT's look pretty good on different resolution (unlike my 15" LCD iMac).

However, is there one that looks best on the 17" monitor?
I'm guessing one of these:
1152 by 864 pixels at 80Hz
1280 by...
Posted by satchmo, on Nov 25, 2002 at 05:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
No noticible difference between 700 and 800? 1,788 Views / 33 Replies  
My dealer tells me that there is no perceivable difference between the two. He says if you max the RAM on the 700, it will be just as fast as the 800.

But doesn't the 800 model have more VRAM?...
Posted by satchmo, on Nov 22, 2002 at 04:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Does iMac use same RAM as Powerbook? 533 Views / 1 Replies  
Not sure but I remember something about these two products using the same RAM.

I'd like to buy some RAM for my iMac (FP 15") with the knowledge that I can repurpose it for a Powerbook when the...
Posted by satchmo, on Nov 12, 2002 at 05:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
Can new PB owners confirm new paint finish 587 Views / 1 Replies  
I may pick up an older 667 but if there is a definite improvement to the Powerbooks' exterior finish, I may save up for the new ones.

Can anyone confirm ( a pic would be nice) there really is a...
Posted by satchmo, on Nov 11, 2002 at 03:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks a bunch 1,617 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm in OS9x at work but OSX at home, so I'll give both a try.
Thanks guys.
Posted by satchmo, on Oct 29, 2002 at 04:00 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Are PC and Mac fonts interchangeable? 1,617 Views / 7 Replies  
Can I just transfer TrueType fonts found on a Windows PC to my Mac and use them?
Or are they two completely different beasts?

thanks
Posted by satchmo, on Oct 29, 2002 at 11:12 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Re: Re: Why the new iBook will be black 1,666 Views / 21 Replies  
I hear what you're saying but it doesn't hold water.
Why can't there be a consumer line of black (or other colour) iBook/ iMac / eMac.

A colour change would have to start somewhere. You can't...
Posted by satchmo, on Oct 23, 2002 at 10:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hey, I had one too.;) No, black may not make a... 1,666 Views / 21 Replies  
Hey, I had one too.;)
No, black may not make a soccer mom go "ooh!" but it will make all those university students go "sweeeeet!!"

Bear in mind that while it's a consumer product, it's price...
Posted by satchmo, on Oct 22, 2002 at 04:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Why the new iBook will be black 1,666 Views / 21 Replies  
Rumour has it that there will be a G4 iBook at 733 w/L3 cache and a low end G4 600 w/o cache.
There was also word that it will have a slightly different form factor.

But my guess is that the...
Posted by satchmo, on Oct 22, 2002 at 04:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Nothing's stopping Apple from still keeping it... 2,113 Views / 27 Replies  
Nothing's stopping Apple from still keeping it cheap enough for consumers but upping the ante for us power users.
It's not like the G4 chip costs them an arm and a leg.

And Apple could always...
Posted by satchmo, on Oct 17, 2002 at 04:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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