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The Sandy Bridge IGP does look promising, but for... 6,199 Views / 156 Replies  
The Sandy Bridge IGP does look promising, but for the 13" I would prefer to have a discrete GPU and ditch the ODD, or at least have an option for it.
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Jan 24, 2011 at 10:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I recently installed a Seagate Momentus XT hybrid... 1,679 Views / 34 Replies  
I recently installed a Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive in my 2.53gHz MBP (13" 9400m). Previously I had a Western Digital Scorpio Black hard drive (7200rpm) and even with having a better than stock...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Jan 24, 2011 at 10:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the replies! I was concerned with... 1,054 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for the replies!

I was concerned with OWC's SSD, but they provide some pretty impressive ratings from various reputable companies and it comes with a 3 year warranty.

Normally the OWC is...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Nov 8, 2010 at 01:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Which SSD Would You Choose? 1,054 Views / 8 Replies  
I want to upgrade my HDD to a SSD drive, and I am looking for some opinions or alternative suggestions for some around the 120gb mark.

The 3 I have been looking at are:
- OWC Mercury Extreme Pro...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Oct 29, 2010 at 12:52 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thank you for the information. I'm at least happy... 1,228 Views / 2 Replies  
Thank you for the information. I'm at least happy it is not a defect and having to deal with that. Now that Parallels 6 is out, I may try that instead actually!
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Sep 15, 2010 at 11:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
Cannot Use Boot Key Options on Startup? 1,228 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi everyone,

I am not sure if this is in the right area. Anyways, I just got a new iMac (Core i3) which came with the aluminum bluetooth keyboard. I installed Boot Camp, and wanted to use the...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Sep 13, 2010 at 01:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
I was just checking out the site. So if I have a... 1,984 Views / 20 Replies  
I was just checking out the site. So if I have a BD drive and use it on my Mac, I can use MakeMKV to rip my BD discs into .mkv files to playback in VLC? If so that is awesome! I don't usually bring...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Apr 15, 2010 at 03:55 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Upon further inspection, the video was x264. 2,981 Views / 10 Replies  
Upon further inspection, the video was x264.
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Mar 16, 2010 at 10:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
In this case I used my build in screen, but I... 2,981 Views / 10 Replies  
In this case I used my build in screen, but I also have a 46" 1080p LCD TV I use as well.
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Mar 15, 2010 at 10:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was using VLC 64bit (1.0.5 I believe). ... 2,981 Views / 10 Replies  
I was using VLC 64bit (1.0.5 I believe).

I'll have to check what kind of video is within this specific movie and compare it with others. Battery condition is normal according to OPT+Click on the...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Mar 15, 2010 at 02:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MacBook Pro battery life and 1080p video 2,981 Views / 10 Replies  
Looking for some other peoples experiences with battery life on their MacBook or MacBook Pro when using the 9400m and watching 1080p video.

I'm using a 13" MacBook Pro (2.53gHz). Last night I...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Mar 15, 2010 at 12:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Snow Leopard has been out for a little while now,... 3,091 Views / 132 Replies  
Snow Leopard has been out for a little while now, I would also expect a new Apple computer to have it pre installed as well. If you bought it from an Apple store I could understand as they have the...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Oct 10, 2009 at 07:49 PM, in Mac OS X
Modify Keyboard Layout 1,068 Views / 3 Replies  
I need to modify my keyboard layout to change the Help key to sent the Insert code instead. I'm using a Citrix ICA client to remote connect to my mom's work PC (Windows XP). She uses an old DOS...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Oct 6, 2009 at 02:30 PM, in Mac OS X
USB 3.0 will come first I think. It's simple and... 2,345 Views / 52 Replies  
USB 3.0 will come first I think. It's simple and would be fast enough for most people. However, with that comes the question: keep FW or go with something like eSATA? The thing that keeps me on the...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Sep 22, 2009 at 04:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a 46" LCD TV, and I sit about 7-8 feet... 4,800 Views / 26 Replies  
I have a 46" LCD TV, and I sit about 7-8 feet away from it. I don't wanna do the math but I sit relatively close, which is why I probably notice these differences.
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Aug 31, 2009 at 05:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There is a noticable difference from 720p vs... 4,800 Views / 26 Replies  
There is a noticable difference from 720p vs 480i/p from standard definition TV. I have a Blu-Ray player and my TV is 1080p, you can notice a fairly big difference from 720p - 1080p, this just makes...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Aug 29, 2009 at 04:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
^ So true. Downloading 1080p movies takes a... 4,800 Views / 26 Replies  
^ So true.

Downloading 1080p movies takes a long time, and I have a 15Mb internet connection. I usually download movies in 720p to make it quicker, still looks good. Those are only 4gb-8gb per...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Aug 20, 2009 at 08:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
^ I assume it would be very similar to a DVD. ... 4,800 Views / 26 Replies  
^ I assume it would be very similar to a DVD.

I can play 720p .mkv files in full screen on my 46" HDTV off of battery and when fully charged I will have 60% left after 2 hours (new 13" MBP)....
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Aug 19, 2009 at 02:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have heard news/rumors that Apple software... 4,800 Views / 26 Replies  
I have heard news/rumors that Apple software (iTunes, iMovie) support Blu-Ray, however, I doubt Apple will release a Mac with a Blu-Ray optical drive. It's too bad because I would enjoy being able to...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Aug 19, 2009 at 10:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Help - Citrix ICA Client/Remote Desktop 1,197 Views / 0 Replies  
My mom wanted to setup a remote desktop client so she can work from home.

We are using an iMac at home, Core 2 Duo, running 10.5.7. Using Cirtrix ICA Client 10.00.603 which is synced with Safari...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Jul 29, 2009 at 04:24 PM, in Applications
I have tried Boxee, Plex, and Front Row. I... 2,064 Views / 16 Replies  
I have tried Boxee, Plex, and Front Row.

I like Plex, but it is a pain in the @$$ to setup. Pretty confusing at first, then time consuming syncing all your media. When all of that is done,...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Jul 8, 2009 at 08:29 PM, in Applications
:censor: Man that is a really good price on... 1,346 Views / 23 Replies  
:censor:

Man that is a really good price on the RAM! I wanted to order from the same place to save on shipping.. Oh well.

I actually sold my MacBook with the RAM, but kept the HDD.

So now my...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Jun 28, 2009 at 06:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I forgot to follow up with this thread. I... 1,346 Views / 23 Replies  
I forgot to follow up with this thread.

I made a decision and found some really good deals as well.

*All prices are in Canadian dollars.

Western Digital Scorpio Black 7200rpm 320gb - $85....
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Jun 6, 2009 at 08:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It is a cable modem. None of the light are... 477 Views / 3 Replies  
It is a cable modem. None of the light are flashing (supposed to have 4 solid green lights when there is a connection). When the connection drops, the modem has no change at all. ISP has confirmed...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Jun 6, 2009 at 05:52 PM, in Networking
A Strange Internet Connection Problem 477 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello,

I have been helping someone with an intermittent internet connection.

- DHCP connection with automatic IP settings.
- Wired connection from LAN modem, no router.
- I have verified all...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Jun 4, 2009 at 08:34 PM, in Networking
Possibly washed out screen? Need help 340 Views / 1 Replies  
I have a new unibody MacBook. Got it in January sometime.

Anyways I have been quite happy with it but after reading all kinds of forum threads (from here and other places) about the screen being...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Jun 3, 2009 at 04:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ugh I just bought my Unibody MacBook a few month... 723 Views / 7 Replies  
Ugh I just bought my Unibody MacBook a few month ago. Bought it shortly after they were first released... I wonder if it is worth calling Apple about to see if they can do anything for me...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Jun 1, 2009 at 04:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I supposed I could be more specific with what I... 1,346 Views / 23 Replies  
I supposed I could be more specific with what I do to help with picking a drive lol.

I use my MacBook as a media center mostly. So I have a lot of mp3s and movies (both standard definition and...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on May 24, 2009 at 08:41 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The 500gb would be faster even in 5400rpm, so it... 1,346 Views / 23 Replies  
The 500gb would be faster even in 5400rpm, so it is an option. How would the performance be on a 500gb 5400rpm versus a 320gb 7200rpm?

Since I will use the stock drive for backup, performance (for...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on May 22, 2009 at 01:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I believe you may have overlooked the fact that I... 1,346 Views / 23 Replies  
I believe you may have overlooked the fact that I will be using the stock 250gb for backup.

So stuff like movies, pictures, music, etc. will be backed up on there, and the new 320gb (potentially)...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on May 21, 2009 at 09:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Need to Upgrade HDD - Suggestions? 1,346 Views / 23 Replies  
I have a unibody MacBook with the stock 250gb 5400rpm HDD. I am currently at just under 200gb full. So I was thinking it might be time to backup some stuff lol.

I have decided I should take this...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on May 21, 2009 at 04:26 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Blu-Ray burners would be nice, but they are still... 1,495 Views / 45 Replies  
Blu-Ray burners would be nice, but they are still expensive, slow to burn, and BR disks are huge, and expensive as well.

Even a BR-ROM would be nice so I can rip my BR movies for travelling.
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Apr 30, 2009 at 04:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Come on guys we are talking about MDP and DP. The... 1,553 Views / 30 Replies  
Come on guys we are talking about MDP and DP. The 2 least commonly used display connectors available. I am not surprised nobody has made adapters since it's still a niche market. Monoprice made the...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Apr 23, 2009 at 02:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have the Monoprice MDP-HDMI adapter and it... 1,553 Views / 30 Replies  
I have the Monoprice MDP-HDMI adapter and it definetly work well. It does feel cheaper than the Apple adapters I have, but it works like a charm and $15 CDN wont break my wallet ;)

As stated...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Apr 17, 2009 at 05:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You need to read this thread again. The post by... 12,847 Views / 8 Replies  
You need to read this thread again. The post by Amerist clearly states that the BT MX Revo only partially works in OS X due to no official driver support.
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Apr 14, 2009 at 03:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks for the info! Kind of disappointing,... 12,847 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for the info!

Kind of disappointing, but at least we know what to expect now. Hopefully Logitech will update it's software to provide full functionality, but I doubt they will unless they...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Mar 23, 2009 at 07:34 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Windows 7 is actually a big improvement from... 36,770 Views / 962 Replies  
Windows 7 is actually a big improvement from Vista, which is a good thing. I don't mind using WIndows 7 in it's current Beta form. I use Windows XP everyday just as much as Leopard.

As for Snow...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Mar 19, 2009 at 01:44 AM, in Mac OS X
I'm more excited for 10.5.7 right now. Lots of... 36,770 Views / 962 Replies  
I'm more excited for 10.5.7 right now. Lots of fixes which makes my UMB happy.

SL will be a great improvement, but I am happy waiting patiently. I would rather it come later and more refined,...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Mar 17, 2009 at 03:46 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for the info! Really wish Logitech... 12,847 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for the info!

Really wish Logitech would sell the Mx Revolution Bluetooth by itself.
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Mar 12, 2009 at 05:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Logitech MX 5500 Bluetooth Desktop on a Mac? 12,847 Views / 8 Replies  
Anyone tried the Bluetooth edition of the Logitech MX 5500 keyboard/mouse combo on a Mac? It is designed for Windows but I don't care about that. I would like to know if it can be used/programmed...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Mar 4, 2009 at 05:23 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Black iPhone Docks? 380 Views / 1 Replies  
I am looking for a dock for my iPhone 3G that is black in color. I want to use the dock for charging/syncing mainly. I just don't want Apple's white dock as it will be the only piece of electronics I...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Jan 5, 2009 at 09:00 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Using Wireless Mouse Through USB Hub 310 Views / 1 Replies  
I have a powered USB hub, and I was wanting to use a wireless mouse (Logitech VX Revolution) by connecting the wirelss adapter to my USB hub instead of to my computer. Will this work?
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Dec 4, 2008 at 08:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
^^ Thanks Mduell. HDCP is annoying anyways. ... 341 Views / 4 Replies  
^^ Thanks Mduell. HDCP is annoying anyways.

I am really hoping Apple makes a DisplayPort - HDMI adapter soon...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Oct 30, 2008 at 08:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well DVI cannot carry audio, however, DisplayPort... 341 Views / 4 Replies  
Well DVI cannot carry audio, however, DisplayPort can. So if they made a DisplayPort to HDMI, it would eliminate the need for a secondary audio cable. So in my opinion, that's a good point.
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Oct 30, 2008 at 02:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What Kind Of RAM For New MacBook? 238 Views / 3 Replies  
I know it is DDR3 1066mHz, but is it 200 pin still? Is ther any point in getting RAM advertised at MacBook optimized? I do understand that low latency RAM from a good brand is important though.
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Oct 29, 2008 at 07:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
DisplayPort-DVI-HDMI - Will It Work? 341 Views / 4 Replies  
I have a new MacBook and I got the DisplayPort-DVI adapter as well. What I am wondering is will the adapter work with a DVI-HDMI cable (like the Belkin one sold at Apple.com) on my HDTV? Is there a...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Oct 29, 2008 at 07:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MacBook 2.4gHz 2gb RAM 250gb HDD ... 4,862 Views / 64 Replies  
MacBook
2.4gHz
2gb RAM
250gb HDD
DisplayPort -> DVI adapter
Apple Remote


Supposed to arrive on Oct. 21! :) WOOT!
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Oct 17, 2008 at 09:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually I spoke to an Apple rep who confirmed... 5,364 Views / 28 Replies  
Actually I spoke to an Apple rep who confirmed both new models do indeed come with a backlit keyboard standard, and that the website will be corrected soon.

Also when you do select the 2.0gHz...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Oct 14, 2008 at 11:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So Only the $1599 MacBook has the Illuminated Keyboard? 5,364 Views / 28 Replies  
If you look at http://www.apple.com/macbook/specs.html then scroll to where it says Input, it states that only the upper model AluMacBook has a backlit keyboard...

I thought both models did? Would...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Oct 14, 2008 at 08:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What Processors are in the new MB(P)? 341 Views / 4 Replies  
I am trying to compare the different models of MacBooks before ordering, and would like to be able to look up some processor benchmarks so I can have an idea of how much that 400mHz difference...
Posted by drnkn_stylz, on Oct 14, 2008 at 07:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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