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Yeah I discovered how big a difference it is when... 4,712 Views / 104 Replies  
Yeah I discovered how big a difference it is when I packed up my old MBP in the form-fitting box of the new one. It also explains why I can never tell the difference between the 15" and 17" when I...
Posted by KP*, on Apr 23, 2010 at 11:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just got mine. Here's a quick pic of the... 4,712 Views / 104 Replies  
Just got mine. Here's a quick pic of the anti-glare screen. I don't mind the silver bezel, but it's wider than the one on my 2007 MBP, which surprised me. It makes the screen look a little smaller...
Posted by KP*, on Apr 23, 2010 at 08:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I am buying mine today. Gonna get the stock... 31,177 Views / 16 Replies  
I am buying mine today. Gonna get the stock model, as I have a new-ish 320GB 7200rpm drive in my current MBP, which will be more than enough for me in the new MBP. In a year or two I hope it will...
Posted by KP*, on Apr 22, 2010 at 02:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My old MBP has been really uncooperative today... 4,712 Views / 104 Replies  
My old MBP has been really uncooperative today (the screen has been going bad for about 6 months), so I made some calls to my home Apple Store (5th Ave), as well as the closest one to my current...
Posted by KP*, on Apr 17, 2010 at 11:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd love to know if stores are getting the hi-res... 4,712 Views / 104 Replies  
I'd love to know if stores are getting the hi-res anti-gloss screen. I would prefer not to have to do BTO just for that.
Posted by KP*, on Apr 15, 2010 at 10:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
UPDATE: I read on the Apple discussion forums... 3,742 Views / 54 Replies  
UPDATE: I read on the Apple discussion forums where somebody mentioned the fact that a lot of the people with the chip failure seemed to have 4GB of RAM. This reminded me that my RAM was 3rd-party,...
Posted by KP*, on Oct 21, 2008 at 04:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Saturday morning my MBP woke up with a completely... 3,742 Views / 54 Replies  
Saturday morning my MBP woke up with a completely dead screen. Thankfully I could get in using screen sharing and do a final Time Machine back up and transfer some files. The earliest appointment I...
Posted by KP*, on Oct 19, 2008 at 08:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I liked the white one a lot, and might have... 2,766 Views / 42 Replies  
I liked the white one a lot, and might have decided to go with it, except I was concerned that it would be much more of a target for theft because there aren't really many white-backed phones of that...
Posted by KP*, on Jul 14, 2008 at 04:54 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'm having this problem too, same MBP. It's... 3,429 Views / 21 Replies  
I'm having this problem too, same MBP. It's driving me NUTS! I feel so unproductive because even the simplest task takes forever just to get the cursor in the right place. It makes it feel like...
Posted by KP*, on Nov 13, 2007 at 01:59 AM, in Mac OS X
I have had this problem since this morning's... 664 Views / 2 Replies  
I have had this problem since this morning's event started, and it's still not totally fixed now at 10PM. Really really mad. :brick: Lots of people on the Apple Support forums also complaining.
Posted by KP*, on Sep 5, 2007 at 10:15 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for the tips. I can't find anything... 4,781 Views / 40 Replies  
Thanks for the tips. I can't find anything exactly like that in my system log, but I haven't had a major problem in a few days and the log might not go back far enough. I'll be sure to look the...
Posted by KP*, on Sep 4, 2007 at 04:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well if you don't need to sync it or something, I... 5,300 Views / 3 Replies  
Well if you don't need to sync it or something, I find the most customizable way to make a calendar is just by using Excel (or now Numbers) and making the squares yourself and filling them in however...
Posted by KP*, on Sep 2, 2007 at 11:05 PM, in Applications
I have had bad airport issues exactly like those... 4,781 Views / 40 Replies  
I have had bad airport issues exactly like those described here for probably close to a month now. I just recently heard that it was a known issue, so I've just found this thread. I have a 15" 2.4...
Posted by KP*, on Aug 26, 2007 at 11:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
ATTN: Boston Apple lovers 227 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm working in the Boston area and I'm planning to go into Boston on a day off in the next couple days. Which of the Boston Apple Stores is the "main" store? From what I'm finding online it looks...
Posted by KP*, on Aug 10, 2007 at 02:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The inspector is what keeps me from using Pages. ... 684 Views / 12 Replies  
The inspector is what keeps me from using Pages. I'm looking forward to trying out the new format bar! :thumbsup:
Posted by KP*, on Aug 8, 2007 at 02:24 PM, in Applications
Just got home from the Apple Store in Burlington,... 442 Views / 8 Replies  
Just got home from the Apple Store in Burlington, Mass empty-handed. I was pretty surprised. When they say "available today" don't the stores usually already have the stuff in stock and are just...
Posted by KP*, on Aug 8, 2007 at 02:20 PM, in Applications
I was shocked when I went to an Apple Store a... 457 Views / 10 Replies  
I was shocked when I went to an Apple Store a couple days ago, not only did I get in the door, but when I headed over to the section of the store that was packed with people, sure enough it was the...
Posted by KP*, on Jul 4, 2007 at 01:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Someday it might be nice, either for the speed... 983 Views / 27 Replies  
Someday it might be nice, either for the speed alone, or more likely in the future to get a larger and faster drive, which will by then be cheaper. My biggest concern is that I don't feel it's...
Posted by KP*, on Jul 1, 2007 at 09:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I did the test. 2.4GHz MBP with 4GB RAM (although... 983 Views / 27 Replies  
I did the test. 2.4GHz MBP with 4GB RAM (although CS3 only supports up to 3GB, it seems.) With the stock drive (160GB, 5400rpm). I got 50 seconds.
Posted by KP*, on Jul 1, 2007 at 12:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Where's Aqua4iTunes?! This update has been out... 1,387 Views / 41 Replies  
Where's Aqua4iTunes?! This update has been out for almost 48 hrs. and my iTunes is still all non-Aqua-y! :cry: The developers have always been so good about not leaving me suffering for more than a...
Posted by KP*, on Jun 30, 2007 at 09:22 PM, in Applications
LOL. Yeah, that's why I said "yet." I knew... 604 Views / 19 Replies  
LOL. Yeah, that's why I said "yet." I knew there was a built-in way to do it but it had been so long I couldn't remember where to go to change it, and hadn't gotten around to looking it up. ...
Posted by KP*, on Jun 29, 2007 at 01:52 AM, in Applications
Well I stayed up really late one night and... 604 Views / 19 Replies  
Well I stayed up really late one night and organized all my iPhoto photos into regular folders by subject, and I really appreciated the freedom to break them up however I wanted. Many times I used...
Posted by KP*, on Jun 29, 2007 at 12:32 AM, in Applications
I went to order one on the day they were... 983 Views / 27 Replies  
I went to order one on the day they were released. Saw the 4-6 week estimate, said "No thanks, I'll just take the stock model," and went to a store and had it right away. Having been able to use it...
Posted by KP*, on Jun 28, 2007 at 11:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So far so good for me, too. 487 Views / 6 Replies  
So far so good for me, too.
Posted by KP*, on Jun 28, 2007 at 11:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'll be brave. I can afford the risk at the... 487 Views / 6 Replies  
I'll be brave. I can afford the risk at the moment. Just gotta backup my HD.
(2.4GHz 15" MBP)
Posted by KP*, on Jun 28, 2007 at 10:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Funny, my EyeTV was a little buggy last night,... 351 Views / 3 Replies  
Funny, my EyeTV was a little buggy last night, too. This thread made everything make sense... for a second. Looks like a restart fixed my problem, though.
Posted by KP*, on Jun 24, 2007 at 03:52 PM, in Mac OS X
Yeah, I've started doing that, and it does help a... 604 Views / 19 Replies  
Yeah, I've started doing that, and it does help a little. It really frustrates me that I can't drag a photo into the smart album and have it take on the properties of that album. I have to import...
Posted by KP*, on Jun 23, 2007 at 11:07 PM, in Applications
I have always been a fan of organizing my photos... 604 Views / 19 Replies  
I have always been a fan of organizing my photos myself, and in the last year or two have started using iPhoto. I really kind of hate it. See the thing is, since you can't do sub-albums, you're...
Posted by KP*, on Jun 23, 2007 at 06:40 PM, in Applications
Just because you never hear about the good... 1,120 Views / 23 Replies  
Just because you never hear about the good ones... mine is doing fine (15" 2.4). I'm just glad the screen no longer has the grainy effect of the previous models. I haven't been bothered by any...
Posted by KP*, on Jun 23, 2007 at 06:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've just tried this on my new MBP with a... 8,974 Views / 148 Replies  
I've just tried this on my new MBP with a gradient, and yes, the gradient does turn into a solid color a little bit before the edge of the image. I had to really look at it for a while from...
Posted by KP*, on Jun 18, 2007 at 11:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually that sounds like the infamous white... 2,792 Views / 35 Replies  
Actually that sounds like the infamous white spots on the 1st gen 15" aluminum Powerbooks, but I haven't heard of any other model ever having them, except maybe as a result of accidental damage. ...
Posted by KP*, on Jun 11, 2007 at 10:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Nice, you got lucky. I once benefited from that... 808 Views / 5 Replies  
Nice, you got lucky. I once benefited from that as well. When they used to have the 22" and 23" HD Cinema Displays (ADC), I could only afford a 22" (which was like $2,000). But when I ordered they...
Posted by KP*, on Jun 7, 2007 at 01:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I was planning to get mine BTO, but when the... 549 Views / 7 Replies  
I was planning to get mine BTO, but when the specs were announced I decided none of the custom build options interested me and just went to the Apple Store and picked one up. I will buy another 4GB...
Posted by KP*, on Jun 7, 2007 at 01:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I was planning to order that HD on the morning of... 802 Views / 5 Replies  
I was planning to order that HD on the morning of release and it caused the ship date to change from 1-3 days to 4-6 weeks. I wasn't even that set on the choice of HD, so I said screw that, I'm...
Posted by KP*, on Jun 7, 2007 at 01:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I just bought a stock model with 2GB with the... 707 Views / 8 Replies  
I just bought a stock model with 2GB with the intent of upgrading to 4GB. I hate to buy RAM that I know I'm just going to take out, but it meant getting the MBP on the day of release, and saving all...
Posted by KP*, on Jun 7, 2007 at 01:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ah, sneaky. I'm not from the area, I just work... 8,974 Views / 148 Replies  
Ah, sneaky. I'm not from the area, I just work here a few months a year. To me, buying it in Mass. with 5.5%(?) tax is heaven compared to back home in NYC (8.625%). I was happy to find it in...
Posted by KP*, on Jun 6, 2007 at 06:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I got mine from the Apple Store at the Burlington... 8,974 Views / 148 Replies  
I got mine from the Apple Store at the Burlington Mall in Burlington, MA. The guy I spoke to said they did not have the 17" model (at least I think that's what he said, I didn't really care as I was...
Posted by KP*, on Jun 6, 2007 at 04:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I finally did it! I've joined the Intel world! ... 8,974 Views / 148 Replies  
I finally did it! I've joined the Intel world! After a long time of saving up to replace my almost-4-year-old Powerbook, I got one of these babies.

My biggest concern was getting the new screen...
Posted by KP*, on Jun 6, 2007 at 01:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm looking at them right now. I got my PB in... 43,970 Views / 280 Replies  
I'm looking at them right now. I got my PB in Sept. 03 and the white spots started three weeks later. The Albooks were basically brand new when I bought mine, and I already had heard of the white...
Posted by KP*, on May 19, 2007 at 10:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think the point of these lawsuits is not so... 43,970 Views / 280 Replies  
I think the point of these lawsuits is not so much about making money for the customers, but about forcing the companies to pay for their bad practices. What incentive would Apple have to use...
Posted by KP*, on May 18, 2007 at 11:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not buying until they switch to LED-backlit... 43,970 Views / 280 Replies  
I'm not buying until they switch to LED-backlit screens, hopefully they will not have made the same mistake they did with the last batch of 15" screens. They have been aware of this problem for a...
Posted by KP*, on May 18, 2007 at 02:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This drove me nuts when I first switched and... 533 Views / 9 Replies  
This drove me nuts when I first switched and although I have been a happy Mac user for over five years, I still only tolerate it. To me a folder is not a file -- it is like a pathway to other files,...
Posted by KP*, on Apr 30, 2007 at 02:39 PM, in Mac OS X
I don't think the 17" ever had it, just the 15"... 43,970 Views / 280 Replies  
I don't think the 17" ever had it, just the 15" MBP. Unfortunately 17" is too big for me. It certainly is a gorgeous screen.
Posted by KP*, on Apr 24, 2007 at 11:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Very interesting to see that this is considered a... 4,571 Views / 100 Replies  
Very interesting to see that this is considered a bug and not a feature. I wouldn't mind so much the creation of .DS_Store files only in the folders I customized. I hope someday they get around to...
Posted by KP*, on Apr 24, 2007 at 10:36 PM, in Mac OS X
Because it creates files that are useless and... 4,571 Views / 100 Replies  
Because it creates files that are useless and visible and annoying to 95% of the computer-using public. It's only acceptable if you assume that everyone, or the majority of people, are using a Mac. ...
Posted by KP*, on Apr 24, 2007 at 12:12 PM, in Mac OS X
Sorry to dig up this old thread, but I'm looking... 43,970 Views / 280 Replies  
Sorry to dig up this old thread, but I'm looking to buy in June (after WWDC) and would love to know if anyone has received, or has laid eyes on a non-grainy screen yet. I know I haven't.

Hoping...
Posted by KP*, on Apr 24, 2007 at 12:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't want to speculate too much, but I am also... 1,861 Views / 11 Replies  
I don't want to speculate too much, but I am also looking to buy one soon. I figure they're due for an upgrade around the time of WWDC, so I'm waiting. I hope it will be something other than just a...
Posted by KP*, on Apr 24, 2007 at 11:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I use .Mac, but I do think it's a waste of money,... 2,226 Views / 52 Replies  
I use .Mac, but I do think it's a waste of money, since the only feature I really use is the iDisk. I have to host a lot of images and files, and it's convenient because of the integration with the...
Posted by KP*, on Apr 24, 2007 at 11:35 AM, in Applications
God how I'd love to ditch Firefox for a true OS X... 1,279 Views / 23 Replies  
God how I'd love to ditch Firefox for a true OS X browser, any browser, but those damn extensions are so useful! I may be approaching the point where I'm ready to give them up for a while if some of...
Posted by KP*, on Apr 24, 2007 at 11:25 AM, in Applications
Thanks for the tip. I was just using the OS's... 4,571 Views / 100 Replies  
Thanks for the tip. I was just using the OS's built-in "create archive" feature. I wish I didn't have to find alternative apps for things any OS should be able to do by itself, but I guess the...
Posted by KP*, on Apr 24, 2007 at 01:50 AM, in Mac OS X
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