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hmmm... 3,160 Views / 37 Replies  
Clearly the original poster has decided on a MBP. Its a fine machine. I do however find it interestnig that a common misconception is floating around these boards. Graphics and video (as in using...
Posted by dixeyk, on Jan 28, 2007 at 05:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
white Dell? 1,109 Views / 27 Replies  
I don't know that I would go so far as to color coordinate my equipment (althought I might consider a white monitor, I'd have to see it though. The Dell's look pretty chep in black and I'm afraid...
Posted by dixeyk, on Jan 28, 2007 at 05:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
well... 3,160 Views / 37 Replies  
It sounds like you want MBP. That's fine, if I were you I would get one. You won't be happy unless you get one. Its a terrific machine. I personally have other uses for the cash but then again I...
Posted by dixeyk, on Jan 26, 2007 at 08:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
how about this... 3,160 Views / 37 Replies  
Well there are few things to consider. If you WANT the MBP then get it. Its a great machine. BTW, you do not need the MBP to run Final Cut Studio. It runs just fine on the MB provided you have 2GB...
Posted by dixeyk, on Jan 26, 2007 at 03:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
add ons 1,109 Views / 27 Replies  
I have a 200mb external FW drive (that I probably need to clean off) for my Macbook and it works great. I also got the 80gb intenal to save some cash (I needed a new macro lens for my DSLR). I moved...
Posted by dixeyk, on Jan 25, 2007 at 06:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
pictures 1,109 Views / 27 Replies  
I'll post pictures and full report over the weekend.

My capsule review :thumbsup:

...the Macbook is a wonderful laptop and a huge improvement over the ibook. In fact having been a powerbook...
Posted by dixeyk, on Jan 25, 2007 at 12:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
try this 1,109 Views / 27 Replies  
I found the pixel massage info on this page:

http://www.jscreenfix.com/

I tried their Java based solution but it didn't work. Massaging it didn't work either (although it does seem to be...
Posted by dixeyk, on Jan 24, 2007 at 01:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
screen real estate GOOD! 1,109 Views / 27 Replies  
Yeah, I agree that driving an external monitor is a big step up from the ibook. When I get some more dough together I may pop for a 20" Dell Ultrasharp LCD. We have a Cinema Display at the lab I work...
Posted by dixeyk, on Jan 23, 2007 at 10:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
student discount 1,109 Views / 27 Replies  
I ordered mine from the bookstore at my college (its actually ordered online and delivered to the bookstore). I am close enough to a Mac store that I could walk in and get the same education price...
Posted by dixeyk, on Jan 23, 2007 at 08:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
very different animals 777 Views / 12 Replies  
The choice between a laptop and a desktop machine isn't only about price/performance. I agree that an iMac really is tough to beat as far as performance for the dollar. I switched over from desktop...
Posted by dixeyk, on Jan 22, 2007 at 01:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
several 1,393 Views / 34 Replies  
several
Posted by dixeyk, on Jan 20, 2007 at 10:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
is it the...??? 612 Views / 9 Replies  
Is it the fact that you'll have to upgrade the OS when Leopard comes out or are you concerned that the macbook won't be up to the task of running leopard?

I would be REALLY surprised if Leopard...
Posted by dixeyk, on Jan 18, 2007 at 01:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
waiting can be a trap 612 Views / 9 Replies  
I don't know that you'll see a lot of big changes in the next hardware rev of the macbook. After all, the current crop of macbooks got Core 2 Duo (64 bit chip) and 80211.n wireless . I think you...
Posted by dixeyk, on Jan 17, 2007 at 10:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have always liked a good padded sleeve in a... 335 Views / 3 Replies  
I have always liked a good padded sleeve in a messenger bag (like a Chrome or Timbuk2). You usually get a good deal of room, I think it more comfortable than a backpack and doesn't scream "I AM...
Posted by dixeyk, on Jan 17, 2007 at 01:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
ordered that macbook 1,109 Views / 27 Replies  
Well, its been a while since I've been here (graduate school and a 3 year old have seen to that). Now after about 4 years of chugging away on my trusty 1ghz 14" ibook I decided to go with a new...
Posted by dixeyk, on Jan 16, 2007 at 11:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, I'd sell the 12", but then again I prefer... 766 Views / 13 Replies  
Well, I'd sell the 12", but then again I prefer the larger screen (yes I know it's the same resolution, but it's still easier to see). But, then again I'm probably in the minority on that one.

;)
Posted by dixeyk, on Jun 11, 2005 at 12:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: hmmm... 188,112 Views / 550 Replies  
Text Wrangler
Mellel (a terrific writer's tool, I use it more than word these days)
CandyBar
Cyberduck
PixelNhance (from the now defunct Caffiene Software)

and for more commercial apps...
...
Posted by dixeyk, on Jun 10, 2005 at 11:59 PM, in Applications
 
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