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That's a fantastic little 'living room' computer... 597 Views / 12 Replies  
That's a fantastic little 'living room' computer you got there. How much did it set you back?

I'm going to be combing the local garage sales this summer for something similar, just to play with. :)
Posted by jwpacker, on May 18, 2008 at 11:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't have Office 2008, but the wife and I both... 1,210 Views / 20 Replies  
I don't have Office 2008, but the wife and I both have Office 2004 and iWork 2008 (Family Pack) on our Macs and while she does need to use Word and Excel for interoperability, I tend to use iWork for...
Posted by jwpacker, on May 17, 2008 at 12:40 PM, in Applications
Depending on which vintage of Macbook you have,... 15,611 Views / 9 Replies  
Depending on which vintage of Macbook you have, your display adapter uses either 64 or 144 MB of system RAM. It always allocates this much, as far as I can tell, no matter how much RAM you have....
Posted by jwpacker, on May 16, 2008 at 11:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Man, that does suck something fierce! If... 27,534 Views / 10 Replies  
Man, that does suck something fierce!

If it's any consolation, back about four years ago, my wife got a new PC laptop and after two weeks managed to dump a glass of milk into it. Your issue is...
Posted by jwpacker, on May 16, 2008 at 10:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just wrote an article on the Xserve... 744 Views / 13 Replies  
I just wrote an article on the Xserve (http://www.lowendmac.com/ed/packer/08jp/xserve-power-value.html) over at LEM (http://www.lowendmac.com).

The Xserve has two expansion slots, one x8 and one...
Posted by jwpacker, on May 16, 2008 at 10:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
My understanding is that the reason that the Air... 1,060 Views / 3 Replies  
My understanding is that the reason that the Air Superdrive won't work with other computers is that the USB port in the Air provides more power than the USB standard. Which has made me wonder if it...
Posted by jwpacker, on May 15, 2008 at 10:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Even worse, if you have the memory installed, but... 661 Views / 18 Replies  
Even worse, if you have the memory installed, but the little trapdoor is not in place, that will keep it from booting as well. Trust me on this one, I lost my MIND thinking I'd destroyed a friend's...
Posted by jwpacker, on May 3, 2008 at 07:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You three could send them to me... No, I'm... 637 Views / 7 Replies  
You three could send them to me...

No, I'm not being entirely facetious. I take "obsolete" macs and refurb them and give them to needy folks. I'm currently working on two PM 5500's, an original...
Posted by jwpacker, on Apr 30, 2008 at 09:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Having purchased the same unit (except 160/Black)... 557 Views / 6 Replies  
Having purchased the same unit (except 160/Black) from Apple Refurb, I can tell you you really got in at the sweet spot. These machines are just rock-solid workhorses.

I'm thinking about goosing...
Posted by jwpacker, on Apr 20, 2008 at 10:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was a little concerned about the limited screen... 1,719 Views / 23 Replies  
I was a little concerned about the limited screen real estate on my Macbook, but with a few tweaks, it's not bad to work on at all (can't recommend putting your dock on the right or left side enough...
Posted by jwpacker, on Apr 20, 2008 at 10:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh, I think it's a valid thread. When I... 558 Views / 3 Replies  
Oh, I think it's a valid thread.

When I ordered my BlackBook through them two weeks ago, they said 3-5 days to ship, and it was shipped the same night that I placed the order. Don't necessarily...
Posted by jwpacker, on Apr 7, 2008 at 12:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, it arrived yesterday, and I could not be... 1,610 Views / 6 Replies  
Well, it arrived yesterday, and I could not be happier.

Somebody at the refurbish center loves me, too, because it came with 2GB of RAM instead of the 1GB that was advertised.

I see, now, what...
Posted by jwpacker, on Mar 29, 2008 at 06:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would second the refurbished route. I just got... 519 Views / 7 Replies  
I would second the refurbished route. I just got my black MB for $1100 shipped, and somebody there must love me, because it came with 2 GB of RAM, like the current models, even though the specs say...
Posted by jwpacker, on Mar 29, 2008 at 05:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Our house contains (or will next week) both. The... 5,537 Views / 50 Replies  
Our house contains (or will next week) both. The wife has a 2.0 C2D in white with a pink snap-on case, and I just bought a refurb last gen 2.2 C2D in black from Apple.
Posted by jwpacker, on Mar 25, 2008 at 10:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Finally caught a break! (Macbook Refurb Story) 1,610 Views / 6 Replies  
Woohoo!

After months of missing the boat and having somebody snake them out from under me, I finally scored at the Apple Refurb store.

2.2 GHz Black Macbook/1GB/160/SD - $1049

I'm totally...
Posted by jwpacker, on Mar 25, 2008 at 10:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Emailed you with some specs on a unit I am... 759 Views / 3 Replies  
Emailed you with some specs on a unit I am brokering for a friend.
Posted by jwpacker, on Mar 15, 2008 at 04:51 PM, in Marketplace
 
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