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Thanks, I'm well aware of the timing of this, but... 605 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks, I'm well aware of the timing of this, but even if they do, chances are that the left over models will still cost more than $800 unless Apple does something unprecedented. Thoughts of a Core...
Posted by venom600, on Feb 14, 2010 at 10:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Does the current Macbook have any issues? 605 Views / 7 Replies  
'm on the verge of picking up a new Macbook ($799 at Microcenter is just too good to pass up), and I am curious to hear from other owners of the new white unibody Macbook about any particular...
Posted by venom600, on Feb 14, 2010 at 04:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Engadget and Gizmodo tested their review units... 499 Views / 6 Replies  
Engadget and Gizmodo tested their review units today and found that nothing can power the drive short of an MBA. Even a powered USB hub doesn't provide enough power for the drive. So no, it won't...
Posted by venom600, on Jan 24, 2008 at 06:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Leopard Menu Bar 2,813 Views / 28 Replies  
Anyone know how to get the solid menu bar in 10.5? I like the one I saw on the installer DVD, but when I started using it, I got the transparent menu bar that I hate. Any way to change that yet?
Posted by venom600, on Oct 27, 2007 at 06:07 AM, in GUI Customization
I purchased the Case Mate leather sleeve today at... 1,836 Views / 49 Replies  
I purchased the Case Mate leather sleeve today at the ATT Store. I didn't get the holster as I loathe belt clips (though it includes one you can screw in). The case is very well made, the leather is...
Posted by venom600, on Jul 2, 2007 at 02:02 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I just picked up a Westinghouse 22" monitor (on... 907 Views / 9 Replies  
I just picked up a Westinghouse 22" monitor (on sale for Black Friday) and it looks great. Sitting next to my MacBook Pro, the pixel density isn't nearly as high, but it still works for the size....
Posted by venom600, on Nov 24, 2006 at 11:02 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
What does it matter to you? People want them, it... 18,831 Views / 321 Replies  
What does it matter to you? People want them, it isn't an unreasonable request, and that should be enough.

What I want to know is where all of the Apple apologists are getting this inside...
Posted by venom600, on Aug 7, 2006 at 06:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
Indeed. I am constantly jealous of my friends 15"... 3,913 Views / 56 Replies  
Indeed. I am constantly jealous of my friends 15" dell with 1600x1050 resolution. I understand that some people don't like high density displays (I am looking at you baby boomers), but some of us...
Posted by venom600, on Jun 22, 2006 at 07:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Unless something odd happens, I wouldn't be... 3,913 Views / 56 Replies  
Unless something odd happens, I wouldn't be shocked to see bluray drives for all new computers. Sony is releasing BluRay notebooks and desktops as of this summer, and given Apple's commitments to the...
Posted by venom600, on May 22, 2006 at 04:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That is because they are just getting into... 4,611 Views / 63 Replies  
That is because they are just getting into peoples hands today. Give it a couple of days.
Posted by venom600, on May 12, 2006 at 02:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Perhaps, if Aluminum had any magnetic properties... 637 Views / 4 Replies  
Perhaps, if Aluminum had any magnetic properties to speak of. The MacPad wrist rest cover looks interesting, if only to avoid avoid the corrosion problems that some are having.
Posted by venom600, on Mar 27, 2006 at 02:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, took several tries and is still somewhat... 635 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes, took several tries and is still somewhat flaky. The other issue is that once it did work, there were zero profiles available, while there are two or three available on my Powerbook. Weird...
Posted by venom600, on Mar 24, 2006 at 09:07 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yeah, those tests were not given the proper... 2,066 Views / 43 Replies  
Yeah, those tests were not given the proper context. They were comparing a 2.16Ghz MBP to 2.0Ghz PC notebooks. The MBP is fast (really, really fast), but until I see tests against other 2.16Ghz...
Posted by venom600, on Mar 24, 2006 at 08:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Are the drives SATA? If not, we can't use them. 7,087 Views / 75 Replies  
Are the drives SATA? If not, we can't use them.
Posted by venom600, on Mar 21, 2006 at 08:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
mduell, I will respond to your assertions one at... 568 Views / 6 Replies  
mduell, I will respond to your assertions one at a time.

1. HDCP exists for the sole reason of disallowing functionality such as this. Apple would likely catch the ire of the MPAA and content...
Posted by venom600, on Mar 6, 2006 at 07:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
Why Apple won't make a DVR... (long) 568 Views / 6 Replies  
I originally posted this over on another forum, but it bears repeating here. I am rather bored, so I am going to break this down. Yes, Apple probably doesn't want to take sales away from their own...
Posted by venom600, on Mar 6, 2006 at 02:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
I am having issues with Rosetta as well. While... 3,093 Views / 24 Replies  
I am having issues with Rosetta as well. While applications like Safari and QT Player are native, their plugins aren't. So in order to view stuff like WMV and Real video in browser, I have to run...
Posted by venom600, on Feb 24, 2006 at 07:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Russ, I got the same confirmation a few hours... 89,292 Views / 1,213 Replies  
Russ, I got the same confirmation a few hours ago. I checked the Apple page, but it says it is unavailable due to maintenence. Oh well, guess I will find out in the morning.

EDIT: Just got an...
Posted by venom600, on Feb 19, 2006 at 05:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Awesome! So next year I should be able to go to... 89,292 Views / 1,213 Replies  
Awesome! So next year I should be able to go to my local PC show and pick up a 2.5ghz Merom then, right?



It won't even be 8%. The processor would be the only part that is faster. The bus,...
Posted by venom600, on Feb 16, 2006 at 02:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple has been crippling the 12" for no clear... 258 Views / 1 Replies  
Apple has been crippling the 12" for no clear reason since day one. Not much has changed.
Posted by venom600, on Feb 12, 2006 at 09:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
One other option would be to use something like... 329 Views / 2 Replies  
One other option would be to use something like VLC. It is a software DVD decoder (although not a very good one), iirc.
Posted by venom600, on Feb 7, 2006 at 07:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Anyone else wonder if the MBP will have... 64,990 Views / 767 Replies  
Anyone else wonder if the MBP will have upgradeable processors like the iMac? It would be nice to be able to go into any PC shop in a year or so and pick up a 2.3 Ghz Core Duo processor and just...
Posted by venom600, on Feb 3, 2006 at 06:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Keyboard mapping utility? 242 Views / 0 Replies  
I just got a keyboard that doesn't have volume controls or iTunes controls like my old Logitech Elite does, and I am surprised by how much I miss them. Are there any free or cheap utilities out there...
Posted by venom600, on Jan 31, 2006 at 02:37 AM, in Applications
FedEx just dropped it off! Aside from the color... 483 Views / 7 Replies  
FedEx just dropped it off! Aside from the color it is perfect. It feels a lot like my Elite, only much more crisp. I highly recommend it. For the price, you are unlikely to find anything better. The...
Posted by venom600, on Jan 30, 2006 at 09:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Meh, I wear headphones while I work. :D 483 Views / 7 Replies  
Meh, I wear headphones while I work. :D
Posted by venom600, on Jan 25, 2006 at 02:57 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Gee4orce, you aren't seriously suggesting that... 1,161 Views / 26 Replies  
Gee4orce, you aren't seriously suggesting that having to hit two buttons to get the same effect as hitting one button is easier are you? What type of logic did you use to come to that conclusion?...
Posted by venom600, on Jan 25, 2006 at 02:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, you've definitely convinced me to get this... 483 Views / 7 Replies  
Well, you've definitely convinced me to get this Micro Connectors board. Not a fan of Blueberry, but it's nothing a little black spray paint can't cure. Also, I didn't find the keyboard at a Best...
Posted by venom600, on Jan 24, 2006 at 07:12 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I can't say because I am using an Elite Keyboard... 2,727 Views / 27 Replies  
I can't say because I am using an Elite Keyboard and MX500 mouse (both supported). Tommorow I plan on picking up either an MX518 or G5 mouse, neither of which are supported, so we will see if they at...
Posted by venom600, on Jan 24, 2006 at 06:53 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Micro Connectors Keyboard 483 Views / 7 Replies  
I am in the process of replacing my Logitech Elite keyboard because of a mishap with a glass of water. I decided that my next keyboard should be mechanical, and I have been looking around for...
Posted by venom600, on Jan 23, 2006 at 08:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
What is with all of these people? Everyone is... 1,161 Views / 26 Replies  
What is with all of these people? Everyone is making excuses for Apple because they are not including the functionality that they should be. I shouldn't have to buy a mouse. That defeats the entire...
Posted by venom600, on Jan 22, 2006 at 07:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Has anyone realized that one button on the... 1,161 Views / 26 Replies  
Has anyone realized that one button on the trackpad will pose a problem for those who want to dualboot other operating systems? Windows and Linux don't support Ctrl Clicks.
Posted by venom600, on Jan 19, 2006 at 11:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Boo, mine was placed on the 10th at 6PM PST and... 64,990 Views / 767 Replies  
Boo, mine was placed on the 10th at 6PM PST and mine won't arrive until the 23rd. I guess that is what I get for buying from the educational store.
Posted by venom600, on Jan 19, 2006 at 05:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I placed a second order tonight on the Developer... 1,213 Views / 6 Replies  
I placed a second order tonight on the Developer connection (first was in the Educational store). Both have a ship date of the 15th, despite being placed three days apart.
Posted by venom600, on Jan 14, 2006 at 02:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think he is assuming that because the 1.67 has... 1,189 Views / 21 Replies  
I think he is assuming that because the 1.67 has less VRAM it has a cooler video card. The card is the same, only the VRAM capacity is different, and because of that the heat output would be about...
Posted by venom600, on Jan 11, 2006 at 07:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This isn't a huge setback. A simple emulator (we... 4,419 Views / 47 Replies  
This isn't a huge setback. A simple emulator (we still aren't free of them) that can emulate a BIOS (and nothing else) would likely be the best option. Perhaps even retrofitting that Linux solution....
Posted by venom600, on Jan 11, 2006 at 03:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This isn't a huge setback. A simple emulator (we... 4,419 Views / 47 Replies  
This isn't a huge setback. A simple emulator (we still aren't free of them) that can emulate a BIOS (and nothing else) would likely be the best option. Perhaps even retrofitting that Linux solution.
Posted by venom600, on Jan 11, 2006 at 03:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Unless something has changed drastically since... 1,189 Views / 21 Replies  
Unless something has changed drastically since CS, the version I own, Photoshop doesn't dramatically benefit from a faster GPU, and does nothing with the 3D part of a GPU. You will not see any added...
Posted by venom600, on Jan 11, 2006 at 03:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How do you like the resolution? I am hedging on a... 821 Views / 5 Replies  
How do you like the resolution? I am hedging on a 19" Viewsonic with the same resolution (may be the same panel, in fact) because I am not sure that it would be a huge jump over my current 1280x854...
Posted by venom600, on Dec 27, 2005 at 04:02 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Just had a comment on this issue. I had my 360... 591 Views / 4 Replies  
Just had a comment on this issue. I had my 360 hardwired into my second gen, non-extreme base station. While I could connect, live play was spotty at best and at times wouldn't even work. Blamed MS...
Posted by venom600, on Dec 20, 2005 at 03:40 PM, in Networking
[QUOTE=Cadaver]But its not a Dell, and for some... 586 Views / 3 Replies  
[QUOTE=Cadaver]But its not a Dell, and for some people, that's enough to justify the difference./QUOTE]

You clearly understand where I am coming from then. :)
Posted by venom600, on Dec 4, 2005 at 12:39 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Poll: None of the above. I think that the best was the... 2,412 Views / 43 Replies  
None of the above. I think that the best was the most important; The Powerbook G3 Wallstreet. It came at a time when no one believed that Apple could deliver something that dynamic and along with the...
Posted by venom600, on Aug 27, 2005 at 05:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: The monitor pictured here (17", 1280*768)was... 1,076,131 Views / 4,110 Replies  
The monitor pictured here (17", 1280*768)was actually my first HDTV display. I purchased it over a year ago for about $800. Recently replaced it with a much larger LCD, so this got moved into service...
Posted by venom600, on Jul 5, 2005 at 12:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No, despite popular belief, Apple employees are... 622 Views / 4 Replies  
No, despite popular belief, Apple employees are the last to even get their orders in, so no, employees cannot place orders yet. Although, we want too. Really really badly.
Posted by venom600, on Jan 23, 2003 at 04:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
First, the ATI radeon is NOT, i can not stress... 330 Views / 28 Replies  
First, the ATI radeon is NOT, i can not stress this enough, based on the Nvidia NV15. I dont know who would say something like that, but it is wholelly untrue.
Posted by venom600, on Aug 21, 2000 at 05:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
What point is there in an ADC to VGA adaptor? I... 477 Views / 6 Replies  
What point is there in an ADC to VGA adaptor? I mean the Cube and MP G4 have a VGA port already. The only way i can see needing a VGA adaptor is if you need to connect the CRT to a VGA port.
Posted by venom600, on Aug 16, 2000 at 01:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
I hate to rain on everyones parades, but even if... 226 Views / 7 Replies  
I hate to rain on everyones parades, but even if youupgrade the screen, you still ownt have the 4MB of vram or the S-Video out port. That is a really important factor that could make or break the...
Posted by venom600, on Apr 25, 2000 at 05:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Connecting to the network 434 Views / 0 Replies  
I can't connect to the servers on the internet to play the game. I end up sitting there while the 'Awaiting Connection' sign ticks up to 120 and then times out. No matter which server i try this...
Posted by venom600, on Apr 25, 1999 at 04:36 PM, in Applications
You need to download the Apple Beta OpenGl... 888 Views / 14 Replies  
You need to download the Apple Beta OpenGl drivers for the game. You can get them here:
ftp://ftp.apple.com/developer/opengl/opengl_install.hqx.
It is a 7.0 mb download.
Posted by venom600, on Apr 25, 1999 at 04:30 PM, in Applications
 
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