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Who the f-bomb cares what Sculley thinks? He... 1,017 Views / 12 Replies  
Who the f-bomb cares what Sculley thinks? He almost destroyed Apple. In fact, if that idiot thinks Cook is doing a terrific job, that's a huge negative for Cook as far as I'm concerned.
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Oct 11, 2013 at 03:27 PM, in Tech News
Update 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
I thought I would give another update after 7 months of use. The LED 15.4" MBP has been used heavily ever since I got it and I couldn't be happier with the performance. Some notes:


been running...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Jan 23, 2008 at 06:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Led Redux 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
Well, it's been 4 months since I got my new LED 15.4" MBP, and I'm still very happy with it. The display is gorgeous, and overall the machine kicks ass. A few issues to note though:


I'm not...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Oct 17, 2007 at 12:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Sorry to hear about the red pixel, mine is... 527 Views / 12 Replies  
Sorry to hear about the red pixel, mine is actually not the whole pixel, it's less noticeable than that, and I'm grateful for that.

No, there's no way I'm returning this machine - it's a fantastic...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Jul 20, 2007 at 10:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Pixel - Strangely Stuck or Dead? 527 Views / 12 Replies  
My new MacBook Pro has a weird pixel - it looks as if it is the color purple (not the movie :p) on a white background, and it is not as noticeable as other stuck pixels I have seen in the past. In...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Jul 19, 2007 at 05:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sweet mama! 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
HOLEY CRAP!

I've just received my my new MBP 15.4", and the screen is... drum roll please...

:D :thumbsup: :thumbsup: SPECTACULAR! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :D

Good gravy, I have never seen a...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Jun 14, 2007 at 09:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, you talked to a moron. I just phoned Apple,... 9,038 Views / 148 Replies  
Well, you talked to a moron. I just phoned Apple, and they confirmed that BOTH the matte and glossy 15" macbook pros ship with LED backlighting.

Time to order mine! As Homer Simpson once said,...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Jun 5, 2007 at 05:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just phoned Apple, and this is a load of bull.... 2,669 Views / 80 Replies  
I just phoned Apple, and this is a load of bull. BOTH the matte and glossy 15" macbook pros ship with LED backlighting.

I shall now order mine! Glossy please, waiter! :D
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Jun 5, 2007 at 05:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't see where you're seeing this. The Apple... 9,038 Views / 148 Replies  
I don't see where you're seeing this. The Apple Store is not deducting $50 for the glossy.

Both the glossy and matte 15" are LED lit. Don't know what the other poster is talking about regarding...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Jun 5, 2007 at 03:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Glad you got a good screen. There's quite a few... 1,548 Views / 26 Replies  
Glad you got a good screen. There's quite a few bad ones out there, but I grow weary of fighting with the "display deniers". It amazes me that acknowledgement of this issue is so hard for some.

I...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on May 24, 2007 at 03:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Grainy Displays - Accepted as an Issue? 44,993 Views / 280 Replies  
I'm glad to hear of the lawsuit. I was very pleased with Apple's quick and courteous refund when I returned my MBP C2D with a nasty grainy and poorly lit display, but I'm hearing many horror stories...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on May 18, 2007 at 03:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm in exactly the same boat, but I've been... 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
I'm in exactly the same boat, but I've been "adrift" for longer than a month! It actually hasn't been too bad, I've been borrowing my daughter's beat up hand-me-down old Pismo when I'm desperate for...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on May 14, 2007 at 11:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
More tidbits here: Intel rolls out Santa... 769 Views / 15 Replies  
More tidbits here:

Intel rolls out Santa Rosa, new mobile chips (http://www.macnn.com/articles/07/05/09/intel.rolls.out.santa.rosa/)
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on May 9, 2007 at 08:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's a good decision. After I bought a 15" MBP... 1,120 Views / 34 Replies  
That's a good decision. After I bought a 15" MBP a couple of months ago and had to return it due to a bad screen, I got gunshy about ordering again, so I've gone an uncomfortably long time without a...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on May 8, 2007 at 03:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
:shake: I disagree with this on several levels. ... 1,120 Views / 34 Replies  
:shake: I disagree with this on several levels.

First, the screen grain issue affects MBP 15" models, matte AND glossy. The 17" is unaffected by screen grain, but BOTH models, the 15" and 17",...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on May 7, 2007 at 11:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
And the confimation of LEDs continues to pile up:... 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
And the confimation of LEDs continues to pile up:

13, 15-inch MacBooks to get LEDs? (http://www.electronista.com/articles/07/05/07/macbook.led.suppliers/)

Hmmmm, no mention of the new larger...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on May 7, 2007 at 10:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
LED Durability is a plus 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
Appleinsider's recent article states many advantages to LED displays:

"In addition to being more environmentally friendly than CCFLs, LED technology is more efficient at distributing lighting...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on May 3, 2007 at 11:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You hit the nail on the head - Jobs/Apple have... 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
You hit the nail on the head - Jobs/Apple have never been in the habit of announcing new features for existing product lines unless the release is imminent. I'm sure you can find exceptions to that...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on May 2, 2007 at 10:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
LEDs on the Way! 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
So it's no longer speculation:

Apple to ship Macs with backlit LCDs in 2007 (http://www.electronista.com/articles/07/05/02/apple.to.ship.backlit.lcds/)

And so we come back to the original...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on May 2, 2007 at 04:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, they did. Sounds like another "washed out"... 328 Views / 11 Replies  
Yes, they did. Sounds like another "washed out" 17" with poor backlighting. Buying a MBP is a real crapshoot these days.

I really hope Apple addressed these display quality issues in the next...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Apr 12, 2007 at 11:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
So you bought one of the G4 1.67GHz refurbs? From... 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
So you bought one of the G4 1.67GHz refurbs? From what I know, they are not affected by the grain issue. My old 1.33 GHz PBG4 screen was fantastic. It looks like you may have got the last of the 15",...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Apr 6, 2007 at 12:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
More evidence of an industry shift away from CCFL... 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
More evidence of an industry shift away from CCFL technology :)

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=6556

The preponderance of evidence is pointing toward LED displays in the next...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Apr 5, 2007 at 08:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The advice of verifying your display before... 894 Views / 8 Replies  
The advice of verifying your display before purchasing is very good. However, you're minimizing the problems with the current crop of displays. First, buying glossy doesn't help with the 15" model -...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Apr 5, 2007 at 08:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I am in waiting limbo right now as well... I... 4,724 Views / 38 Replies  
I am in waiting limbo right now as well... I wouldn't buy right now. IMHO the current Macbook Pros have very iffy displays - I've been checking out as many display units as I can at as many locations...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Mar 25, 2007 at 06:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
February 20th Event 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
This supposed Apple event on February 20th (http://applerecon.com/2007/01/23/apple-special-event-on-february-20)...

I realize there's an extremely low likelihood of a new macbook pros being...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Feb 14, 2007 at 04:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Very good point - better color and even... 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
Very good point - better color and even illumination is what I'm craving LED backlighting for. I'd be very happy if battery life was maintained at current levels, but more is always appreciated.
...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Feb 10, 2007 at 01:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Looks like Samsung might be a supplier of LED... 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
Looks like Samsung might be a supplier of LED displays for Apple:

http://www.macnn.com/articles/07/02/01/samsung.leds.and.macbooks

but that concerns me; I've read in other forums that Samsung's...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Feb 9, 2007 at 11:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I would buy now if it weren't for the current... 2,323 Views / 57 Replies  
I would buy now if it weren't for the current crop of dodgy screens. Too much of a crap shoot. I'm not fussy, all I want is a screen that was as bright and clear and sharp as my previous PB G4 had.
...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Feb 4, 2007 at 02:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Bad Screen Coating 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
As excited as I am about the new LED lighting curing the uneven lighting problem, I am just as concerned about the screen coating. I've been doing my best to see as many of these screens as possible...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Feb 3, 2007 at 04:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I see MacNN prettied up the forum something... 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
I see MacNN prettied up the forum something fierce!

Speaking of improving appearance, the momentum on this new LED technology continues to build -
...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Feb 2, 2007 at 10:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
New LED laptops part of Leopard release? 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
New LED laptops part of Leopard release?

http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/22/apple-reportedly-still-readying-led-backlit-macbook-pro/

Sounds good to me! :D
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Jan 31, 2007 at 12:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
LED Technolgy Tidbits - Battery Life Improves Too! 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
One of the arguments surrounding LED technology for backlighting is whether employment of LEDs will increase or decrease demand on the laptop battery. I've found a couple of articles that address...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Jan 28, 2007 at 02:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Backlighting, grain, shimmer... yuck. 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
Thanks for the contribution phox. Your image is the closest thing we have has to illustrating this problem - although I'm thinking the shimmering grain would show up even more if you used whatever...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Jan 27, 2007 at 08:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ouch. Bitter! But understandable. And another... 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
Ouch. Bitter! But understandable. And another reason why I'm leaning towards waiting for the next revision... I'm thinking we might just get WUXGA in the next 17" MBP.

Are you really serious...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Jan 24, 2007 at 09:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Possible Advangtages of LED Backlighting 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
This article is older, but it does a good job of explaining that LED backlighting could provide for better colour reproduction:

http://neasia.nikkeibp.com/neasia/000503

And in the "Did you...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Jan 24, 2007 at 01:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
A fellow scientist... why am I not surprised? ;) ... 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
A fellow scientist... why am I not surprised? ;)

I second the motion for an objective (as much as is possbile) evaluation of these displays, with a thorough reporting of results. We need a...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Jan 22, 2007 at 10:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm happy you've got a good display, and I... 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
I'm happy you've got a good display, and I understand your surlyness - I fully realize there are nitpickers out there that want to send machines back because the foam Apple packed it in smelled...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Jan 22, 2007 at 08:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Unfortunately it's pretty much impossible to... 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
Unfortunately it's pretty much impossible to photograph the grain. Some people have likened it to taking a clear image and applying a 1-2% noise filter with photoshop. It's the result of a combo of...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Jan 22, 2007 at 04:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the feedback Jeff - but I think I may... 11,327 Views / 69 Replies  
Thanks for the feedback Jeff - but I think I may just wait to spend my refund money, it looks like these MBP displays may be getting quite an improvement:
...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Jan 22, 2007 at 03:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
NEW LED MacBook Pro Displays - Will You Wait? 14,099 Views / 69 Replies  
Perhaps the uneven lighting issues in current MBP displays will become a thing of the past:

http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=2426

I got my refund for my grainy-display 15.4" C2D MBP,...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Jan 22, 2007 at 03:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Is There Hope For The Next Model? 44,993 Views / 280 Replies  
Perhaps the uneven lighting issues in current displays will become a thing of the past:

http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=2426

I got my refund for my 15.4" C2D MBP, and was just about...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Jan 22, 2007 at 03:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How's the Screen? 11,327 Views / 69 Replies  
The 15.4" I received in early December had a display with a grainy appearance:

http://forums.macnn.com/69/powerbook-and-macbook-pro/316439/macbook-pro-15-grainy-matte/5/

I'm wondering how yours...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Jan 7, 2007 at 01:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Grainy Screens Much Ado About Nothing 44,993 Views / 280 Replies  
I just received my MacBook Pro 15" matte screen a few days ago and I completely understand the grainy issue. What I don't understand, is all the fuss.

First - is this a defect? I don't think so. I...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Dec 21, 2006 at 06:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Science has clearly stated that no energy is lost... 1,679 Views / 52 Replies  
Science has clearly stated that no energy is lost or destroyed, it simply changes from on form to another. ( otherwise known as the law of conservation of energy.) As well, the air you'd be breathing...
Posted by NeutrinoMan, on Jun 11, 2006 at 03:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
 
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