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I fear for that Cinema Display accidentally... 1,387 Views / 17 Replies  
I fear for that Cinema Display accidentally getting knocked off that table! :eek:
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Feb 23, 2009 at 10:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My math skills sure aren't my strong suit, but if... 2,633 Views / 44 Replies  
My math skills sure aren't my strong suit, but if you consider that the current pro notebook design for Apple was debuted at MacWorld in 2003, and it's now 2007, that would make the design FOUR years...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Jan 22, 2007 at 02:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I am pretty sure the 24" iMac uses a PVA type of... 674 Views / 2 Replies  
I am pretty sure the 24" iMac uses a PVA type of panel.
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Dec 28, 2006 at 10:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
I don't want to get into what I have already been... 48,578 Views / 280 Replies  
I don't want to get into what I have already been through to this point, but I am going to call Apple and raise hell tomorrow. This is truly unacceptable. The picture below is from the iSight of...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Nov 20, 2006 at 10:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think that we will see higher resolution... 1,006 Views / 13 Replies  
I think that we will see higher resolution displays when Leopard is out. I think Leopard is going to have a resolution independent GUI.
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Nov 5, 2006 at 08:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think the 135° only applies to the 17-inch... 789 Views / 8 Replies  
I think the 135° only applies to the 17-inch MacBook Pro.
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Oct 27, 2006 at 10:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
According to the manual for the new Core2 Duo... 789 Views / 8 Replies  
According to the manual for the new Core2 Duo model, the display opens to maximum 135°, as opposed to the 120° limitation in the MacBook Pro's first iteration.
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Oct 26, 2006 at 08:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a 17-inch iMac G5. I was thinking of... 9,097 Views / 164 Replies  
I have a 17-inch iMac G5. I was thinking of getting the Merom MacBook Pro when it comes out, but things have changed a little bit for me.

The talk of a 23-inch iMac appeals to me.

Before...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Sep 2, 2006 at 01:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
I want to verify that the notebooks on the PC... 6,507 Views / 81 Replies  
I want to verify that the notebooks on the PC side whine too. I am writing this post from a Latitude D620 and whines just like the MBP.
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Jul 20, 2006 at 05:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Not terribly bad...however I hope the price is... 10,867 Views / 132 Replies  
Not terribly bad...however I hope the price is adjusted to be competative.
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Jul 16, 2006 at 04:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
I expect the MacBook Pros to get a redesign. ... 4,388 Views / 56 Replies  
I expect the MacBook Pros to get a redesign.

Issues that need to be addressed with current MBP that could be solved with a redesign:

Heat
Limited angle display can open
Limited viewing...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Jul 1, 2006 at 10:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's the DC board making the whine. If it were... 2,405 Views / 33 Replies  
It's the DC board making the whine. If it were the processor, then people that own the iMac or Mac mini would be complaining about it too.
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Jul 1, 2006 at 10:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
MacBook 15.4-inch? 2,289 Views / 44 Replies  
Does there need to be a MacBook with a 15.4-inch display? Should Apple make one? So I don't need dedicated graphics...or even the enhanced resolution of 1440x900. Should you be forced to spend...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Jun 28, 2006 at 11:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Desired Mac mini specs 777 Views / 4 Replies  
How many of you wish the Mac mini also came with the following specs?

• 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo processor
• 100 GB 7,200 RPM hard drive
• ATi x1600 graphics card with 128 MB memory


What...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Jun 28, 2006 at 09:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
Sticky: I would be afraid to run any MacBook in... 1,256,461 Views / 4,110 Replies  
I would be afraid to run any MacBook in closed-lid mode with an attached monitor as those MBP supposedly get so hot, I would worry about it melting!
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Jun 28, 2006 at 09:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I would say not this calendar year. 1,045 Views / 13 Replies  
I would say not this calendar year.
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Jun 23, 2006 at 08:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
As has been proven with the increased rez on the... 4,388 Views / 56 Replies  
As has been proven with the increased rez on the last rev of the PowerBooks & the new MacBook Pro, higher rez NEEDS even illumination (& it just has been lackluster illumination thus far).
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Jun 23, 2006 at 08:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple will update the iMac whenever they see fit... 4,845 Views / 81 Replies  
Apple will update the iMac whenever they see fit regardless of the status of the other products in its product portfolio. As a matter of fact, the MacBook Pro has already received such an update,...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Jun 20, 2006 at 04:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
I wish people would get the fact that the whine... 865 Views / 6 Replies  
I wish people would get the fact that the whine isn't from the processor but is emminating from the DC coverter. If the whine was the processor you would hear owners of the Mac Mini Core/Core Duo...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Jun 20, 2006 at 03:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That is a million dollar question, but I think... 852 Views / 4 Replies  
That is a million dollar question, but I think the answer is relatively easy to answer. The answer is how the notebook is designed to dissipate heat, and whether Apple will be able to re-engineer...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Jun 20, 2006 at 11:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't think any of this discussion is relevant... 1,316 Views / 20 Replies  
I don't think any of this discussion is relevant long term. I think in Apple's case getting an Intel chip in an Apple notebook was a rush to get it done by January 2006. They already had a working...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Jun 10, 2006 at 09:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sorry to hear. Just when I was thinking of... 1,334 Views / 18 Replies  
Sorry to hear. Just when I was thinking of getting one... UGH!

I wonder why you just got a week 17. I thought we were into like week 22 by now?
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Jun 4, 2006 at 07:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What's the Mac Pro going to look like? 10,867 Views / 132 Replies  
What do you think the Mac Pro is going to look like? What should it look like?

Personally, I don't think that Apple is going to recycle the Power Mac G5 tower for this one. I think Apple has to...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Jun 4, 2006 at 07:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
While I got a bum iMac from Amazon (it turned out... 1,545 Views / 14 Replies  
While I got a bum iMac from Amazon (it turned out the serial # came from the first week of production), I have heard virtually NO complaints about the Intel iMac. I am thinking of putting my foot...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Jun 4, 2006 at 09:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
If you can wait, wait. If you need it now, buy. ... 4,845 Views / 81 Replies  
If you can wait, wait. If you need it now, buy. The current iMac is closing in on 6 months old, and with the way Intel is pumping out chip updates (2.3 GHz Yonah soon + Conroe in July + Merom in...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Jun 4, 2006 at 09:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
Can you boot the PowerBook from an external... 524 Views / 3 Replies  
Can you boot the PowerBook from an external volume that has OS X installed on it to see if does this sleep baloney with the external volume?
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Jun 3, 2006 at 09:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Unless I was a millionaire (and even if I was) I... 1,256,461 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Unless I was a millionaire (and even if I was) I wouldn't have more than one model of the same computer for personal use. unless you're making $$$ w/them. I would like to spread out my tech a...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on Jun 3, 2006 at 07:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How the hell is going to do that if he doesn't... 2,103 Views / 23 Replies  
How the hell is going to do that if he doesn't have a matte MacBook Pro to compare it to?
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 31, 2006 at 10:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have recorded 4 long-form events (2 hours+)... 1,419 Views / 24 Replies  
I have recorded 4 long-form events (2 hours+) directly to my PowerBook G4's hard drive or to an external hard drive live from the firewire port of a camera without any problems using Final Cut Pro...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 29, 2006 at 12:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
btollenaar: How even is the illumination? 2,478 Views / 26 Replies  
btollenaar: How even is the illumination?
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 27, 2006 at 06:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't know about them running cooler. ... 1,075 Views / 5 Replies  
I don't know about them running cooler.

Merom chips — or Intel Core 2 Duo processors as they will be officially called — are supposed to run more efficient at the same clockspeed. I don't have...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 27, 2006 at 01:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, I don't really care about the glossy screen... 3,043 Views / 38 Replies  
Yeah, I don't really care about the glossy screen issue any more. It may look great. But until Apple sorts out it QC with these MacBook Pros it's probably best to stay as far away from as possible....
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 25, 2006 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Pete, I hear your frustration. I think you... 4,842 Views / 87 Replies  
Pete,

I hear your frustration. I think you probably represent a lot of frustrated and disgruntled MacBook Pro users out there who are working on their 3rd, 4th, 5th problematic MacBook Pro. For...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 24, 2006 at 07:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Bull. Although Steve loves black and it will... 2,167 Views / 12 Replies  
Bull. Although Steve loves black and it will probably return to the Pro line at some point sooner rather than later. Just a hunch.
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 24, 2006 at 07:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Nice..Apple showing you how to make your computer... 1,499 Views / 16 Replies  
Nice..Apple showing you how to make your computer less powerful because of a problem they've caused. That pisses me off.
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 24, 2006 at 07:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Do you think they sorted out the backlight issues... 3,043 Views / 38 Replies  
Do you think they sorted out the backlight issues as a result of the display being glossy or do you think they have sorted it out on the matte too?

I am also curious to know if the viewing angle...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 24, 2006 at 08:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Great. Hope it works out well. Can't wait for a... 3,043 Views / 38 Replies  
Great. Hope it works out well. Can't wait for a report! (And maybe pictures too?)
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 23, 2006 at 09:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi Mike, I guess the real question on a lot... 3,043 Views / 38 Replies  
Hi Mike,

I guess the real question on a lot of people's minds (including mine) is the screen more evenly illuminated? How is the brightness distribution?

Does the unit get hot or whine?
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 22, 2006 at 07:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Anyone here order a MBP with a glossy screen? 3,043 Views / 38 Replies  
Just curious who here's opting for the glossy screen on their MacBook Pro...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 22, 2006 at 01:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree with the others that have said that most... 8,700 Views / 70 Replies  
I agree with the others that have said that most of the manufacturer's 17-inch displays suffer from uneven lighting. Apple's WAS better than most. The 17-inch PowerBook G4 1.5GHz that I am typing...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 10, 2006 at 06:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The display on my 17-inch iMac G5 is nothing... 8,700 Views / 70 Replies  
The display on my 17-inch iMac G5 is nothing short of spectacular. I am sure it's using a "desktop" (read: more power hungry) backlight. The whole situation is really frustrating. I could go on a...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 9, 2006 at 09:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The pictures are illustrative of the problem. It... 8,700 Views / 70 Replies  
The pictures are illustrative of the problem. It may make the problem look worse than it is, but I see the problem when I am using the computer. It's a real bummer. This will be the 2nd MacBook...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 9, 2006 at 08:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I am positive. When I sit down in front of... 8,700 Views / 70 Replies  
I am positive.

When I sit down in front of my 17-inch MacBook Pro, the screen is brighter in areas, hazy in others, and overall unevenly backlit. I tilt it to different angles, but generally...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 9, 2006 at 05:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No whine on battery power. 1,869 Views / 25 Replies  
No whine on battery power.
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 8, 2006 at 09:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I got it today, see the other thread on... 1,869 Views / 25 Replies  
I got it today, see the other thread on impressions.
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 8, 2006 at 09:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
VERY FAINT WHINE from the 17-inch. At least on... 1,869 Views / 25 Replies  
VERY FAINT WHINE from the 17-inch. At least on mine. Only noticed in when the Power Adapter was plugged-in.
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 8, 2006 at 08:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The gap is not really an issue in the grand... 8,700 Views / 70 Replies  
The gap is not really an issue in the grand scheme of things. Mine doesn't have a gap problem as noted in the link of pictures that I posted above. I don't know if mine is indicative of other...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 8, 2006 at 08:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OK, now a couple of observations: 1. I... 8,700 Views / 70 Replies  
OK, now a couple of observations:

1. I noticed the use two-fingers on trackpad to right click and tried it out. Very nice.

2. The computer has a 120GB hard drive, but after I got through the...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 8, 2006 at 04:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine came this morning, and I finally got home... 8,700 Views / 70 Replies  
Mine came this morning, and I finally got home this afternoon, unboxed it and took some pictures! I took some pictures!

http://homepage.mac.com/davehagan/macbookpro/index-Images/18.jpg

More...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 8, 2006 at 04:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine also arrived! I was so excited when I saw... 4,208 Views / 51 Replies  
Mine also arrived! I was so excited when I saw "on the truck for delivery." I drove home from work, waited about 10 minutes, and the FedEx guy showed up. Perfect timing. It will have to wait to...
Posted by Dave Hagan, on May 8, 2006 at 10:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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