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Already updated-- slight speed/hd bump. 1GB RAM... 7,361 Views / 136 Replies  
Already updated-- slight speed/hd bump. 1GB RAM in all models.
Posted by phazedowt, on May 15, 2007 at 08:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
As an academic scientist, the Mac/PC split... 1,594 Views / 18 Replies  
As an academic scientist, the Mac/PC split amongst my peers is about 50/50, and many of them have macbook pros (both CD and C2D). Anecdotally, I can say that amongst my colleagues who have MBPs,...
Posted by phazedowt, on Feb 26, 2007 at 11:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Definitely Anti-Aliasing. Turn on "ClearType" in... 5,381 Views / 55 Replies  
Definitely Anti-Aliasing. Turn on "ClearType" in windows, and you'll have AA fonts there as well.
Posted by phazedowt, on Feb 9, 2007 at 10:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
From what I know there isn't a way you can do... 2,006 Views / 15 Replies  
From what I know there isn't a way you can do this without momentarily putting your machine to sleep. The procedure that I use is:
1) close lid (MBP goes to sleep)
2) plug in external display
3)...
Posted by phazedowt, on Jan 29, 2007 at 03:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm assuming its some kind of Magnesium alloy and... 2,498 Views / 44 Replies  
I'm assuming its some kind of Magnesium alloy and not a flammable laptop? :P
Posted by phazedowt, on Jan 27, 2007 at 03:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I went from a 1GHz PBG4 to a 2.33GHz MBP. 1) I... 722 Views / 8 Replies  
I went from a 1GHz PBG4 to a 2.33GHz MBP.
1) I can't comment on Quark since I don't have that.
2) CS2 seems not just faster, but substantially faster when doing a lot, despite it being emulated on...
Posted by phazedowt, on Dec 21, 2006 at 11:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
One has the potential to run 64-bit software down... 1,960 Views / 21 Replies  
One has the potential to run 64-bit software down the line, the other doesn't.
Posted by phazedowt, on Dec 14, 2006 at 12:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
help getting surround sound in windows 630 Views / 0 Replies  
I can't seem to get surround sound to work in windows (under boot camp). When I plug in my home theater system via optical in OS X, I get 5.1 sound on DVDs, etc. The same doesn't seem to happen in...
Posted by phazedowt, on Dec 12, 2006 at 02:36 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Poll: Agreed with volcano-- the more portable the... 876 Views / 15 Replies  
Agreed with volcano-- the more portable the better, but at some point, the smaller screen starts to hurt. 15" really strikes that balance (for me at least).
Posted by phazedowt, on Dec 5, 2006 at 11:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Rumors have started swirling about a 12" MBP: ... 7,943 Views / 62 Replies  
Rumors have started swirling about a 12" MBP:

Sources confirm plans for a smaller, ultra-thin form factored MacBook Pro | MacScoop...
Posted by phazedowt, on Dec 4, 2006 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That should happen automatically (has in every... 443 Views / 3 Replies  
That should happen automatically (has in every Mac I've ever seen). Could the headphone plug not be seated all the way in?
Posted by phazedowt, on Dec 1, 2006 at 08:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Make sure you change the audio settings for... 46,730 Views / 27 Replies  
Make sure you change the audio settings for whatever app you use (DVD player, for example), to 5.1 sound. Otherwise, you'll just get high-quality stereo ;)
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 27, 2006 at 10:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Core duo MBPs frequently show up for around the... 959 Views / 13 Replies  
Core duo MBPs frequently show up for around the same price as the last G4 PB on the Apple refurb site. IMO, the choice is obvious...
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 25, 2006 at 02:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think this is getting to the real crux of the... 1,760 Views / 32 Replies  
I think this is getting to the real crux of the matter: the temps of 70+C I see under full load appear to be not very different from what the revA MBPs were getting. However, under such load, I have...
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 17, 2006 at 11:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Its a standard optical audio connecter... 46,730 Views / 27 Replies  
Its a standard optical audio connecter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TOSLINK). For the MB, you'll need a little optical->mini-optical converter (which allows you to plug it into the 3.5mm jack)--...
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 16, 2006 at 12:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
2000 is what I see in my C2D machine. 1,760 Views / 32 Replies  
2000 is what I see in my C2D machine.
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 16, 2006 at 09:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not sure what you're comparing to. In my... 1,760 Views / 32 Replies  
I'm not sure what you're comparing to. In my experience, in everyday use, my C2D MBP is cooler than my 3+ year old G4 PB.
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 15, 2006 at 07:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
yeah, its really a matter of now vs. the future.... 3,281 Views / 8 Replies  
yeah, its really a matter of now vs. the future. The CPU you get, you're stuck with until you buy a new laptop. On the other hand, 2GB SO-DIMMs, which are currently "bleeding edge" will come down in...
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 15, 2006 at 12:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
smcFanControl... 1,760 Views / 32 Replies  
smcFanControl (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23049) will show you both a temperature (as reported from the cpu) and fan speed, and let you set the minimum fan speed to a value higher than...
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 15, 2006 at 10:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Someone should correct me if I'm wrong, but I... 46,730 Views / 27 Replies  
Someone should correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the MacBook *is* capable of 5.1 sound if you connect it via optical TOS link to a capable device or speakers. The headphone jack doubles as an...
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 15, 2006 at 10:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
1. "Idle" use (email, web, listening to music):... 1,760 Views / 32 Replies  
1. "Idle" use (email, web, listening to music): anywhere between 40-50C (depends more on what surface its sitting on), fans @2000 rpm
2. Heavy load (right now-- both Cores busy doing particle...
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 15, 2006 at 10:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Whichever one you get, you *should* get... 1,281 Views / 20 Replies  
Whichever one you get, you *should* get applecare. However, you do have up to one year to buy it, so if money now is the issue, you can get the 2.33 and buy applecare in 8 or 9 months.
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 13, 2006 at 01:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That small of a difference in performance is... 577 Views / 3 Replies  
That small of a difference in performance is rarely ever worth the lost money. I would think your 2.16 rev A is good for at least a couple more years.
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 10, 2006 at 06:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Eegads! there are scientists out there who use MS... 672 Views / 4 Replies  
Eegads! there are scientists out there who use MS word?? Sounds like a nightmare. You guys need to get introduced to LaTeX....
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 10, 2006 at 05:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
G3 iBooks use PC100 SDRAM... which is probably... 896 Views / 5 Replies  
G3 iBooks use PC100 SDRAM... which is probably getting harder and harder to find these days (definitely NOT what you have there).
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 10, 2006 at 03:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I hope by "2GB memory stick" you mean that... 3,421 Views / 7 Replies  
I hope by "2GB memory stick" you mean that you're getting 2x1 GB as a matched pair. Remember, the MacBook's integrated video uses up memory bandwidth so you want to make sure the memory operates in...
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 10, 2006 at 10:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
GMA 950 is fully supported by Vista (including... 3,167 Views / 46 Replies  
GMA 950 is fully supported by Vista (including "Aero Glass"). Sure you just weren't looking for an excuse to get the MBP instead? ;)
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 10, 2006 at 12:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Its not that surprising that this is possible.... 2,300 Views / 16 Replies  
Its not that surprising that this is possible. But this just reinforces the dismay in my mind that Apple doesn't offer a "Government-friendly" version of the macbook/macbook pro. I.e., iSight-less...
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 8, 2006 at 04:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No reason at all; unless you just had money to... 10,504 Views / 120 Replies  
No reason at all; unless you just had money to burn. If that's the case, might I suggest buying me one too? ;)
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 8, 2006 at 02:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Looks like the vanity premium for the black is... 10,504 Views / 120 Replies  
Looks like the vanity premium for the black is lower now that it has a bigger hard drive.
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 8, 2006 at 12:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree with the general consensus here. I've had... 1,220 Views / 17 Replies  
I agree with the general consensus here. I've had mine for 2 weeks now and the fan has only come on a couple times under heavy CPU load. Have you tried running Core Duo Temp (CoreDuoTemp :: Infos...
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 8, 2006 at 11:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yup, shouldn't be a problem. 46,626 Views / 280 Replies  
Yup, shouldn't be a problem.
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 8, 2006 at 09:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
press release is out already: Apple Unveils New... 973 Views / 17 Replies  
press release is out already: Apple Unveils New MacBook With Intel Core 2 Duo Processors: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance (http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/061108/sfw052.html?.v=82)
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 8, 2006 at 08:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My matte display looks just fine. Are you sure... 46,626 Views / 280 Replies  
My matte display looks just fine. Are you sure you're just not trying to tell the rest of us that you really would rather have gotten a glossy one? ;)
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 7, 2006 at 05:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Could be a large number of stuck pixels. Stuck... 46,626 Views / 280 Replies  
Could be a large number of stuck pixels. Stuck pixels are ones that permanently show either red, green, or blue (as opposed to "dead" pixels which are white or black). I once got a powerbook that had...
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 7, 2006 at 12:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, Core 2 models started popping up in the PC... 789 Views / 8 Replies  
Well, Core 2 models started popping up in the PC world in late August. The core 2 MBP came out in late October. Likewise, Santa Rosa (next chipset and obvious basis for next MBP) is supposed to be...
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 6, 2006 at 07:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Monolingual on my MBP freed up ~2GB. 606 Views / 6 Replies  
Monolingual on my MBP freed up ~2GB.
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 6, 2006 at 12:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
A large part of that "extra stuff" is language... 606 Views / 6 Replies  
A large part of that "extra stuff" is language support most people will never use. This part can be removed using monolingual (Monolingual (http://monolingual.sourceforge.net/)) if you don't want to...
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 6, 2006 at 09:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, Intel has stated Q2'07, which is around... 960 Views / 13 Replies  
Well, Intel has stated Q2'07, which is around Macworld. On the other hand, it seems too soon after the mbp was just updated. My prediction is an agonizing wait similar to the C2D wait, where PC...
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 5, 2006 at 11:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
1 GHz 15" Alu. 25,099 Views / 266 Replies  
1 GHz 15" Alu.
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 4, 2006 at 07:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think its tough to say in your situation (since... 1,025 Views / 13 Replies  
I think its tough to say in your situation (since you have the last of the G4s). I went from a 1GHz PB and the MBP is faster at everything-- including non-universal apps. There have been times when...
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 4, 2006 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have no experience with the Rev A MBPs, but I... 25,099 Views / 266 Replies  
I have no experience with the Rev A MBPs, but I can say that after a week with my new C2D MBP, its rarely going over a CPU temp (averaged over both cores) of 60C. In fact, when idle it hovers in the...
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 4, 2006 at 01:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a 15" MBP and prior to that, a 15" alu PB... 806 Views / 9 Replies  
I have a 15" MBP and prior to that, a 15" alu PB (roughly same form factor). I also travel a fair amount. Usage on flights is fine, *except* when the person on front decides to lean their seat back....
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 3, 2006 at 11:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Everyone's entitled to their own opinions.... 1,067 Views / 18 Replies  
Everyone's entitled to their own opinions. Personally, I'd get a MacBook Pro if it 1) had FW800 on the 15" model and 2) had Core 2 processors.... that was how I felt just over a week ago. Now I'm...
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 1, 2006 at 08:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Anyone who doesn't know which one they want... 4,227 Views / 44 Replies  
Anyone who doesn't know which one they want should taking the varied personal opinions on this forum int account so seriously and go directly to one's local Apple store and look at them in person. It...
Posted by phazedowt, on Nov 1, 2006 at 06:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
In addition to the definition of what a gigabyte... 25,099 Views / 266 Replies  
In addition to the definition of what a gigabyte is, some space is lost in creating the filesystem, which never shows up in the "total size" when the operating system reports it.
Posted by phazedowt, on Oct 29, 2006 at 09:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
31.8 seconds, PS CS via Rosetta. 2.33 GHz... 43,588 Views / 292 Replies  
31.8 seconds, PS CS via Rosetta.

2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo (Macbook Pro), 2GB RAM. Pretty much nothing else CPU intensive running at the same time.
Posted by phazedowt, on Oct 29, 2006 at 02:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, personally, I think that holding out for... 25,099 Views / 266 Replies  
Yeah, personally, I think that holding out for universal apps is only a valid reason if you have a G5. Seems like the core duos are faster using rosetta than most G4s were natively. Maybe someone...
Posted by phazedowt, on Oct 28, 2006 at 04:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That last sentiment (about photoshop) was just... 25,099 Views / 266 Replies  
That last sentiment (about photoshop) was just confirmed using this old "test": http://forums.macnn.com/65/power-mac-and-mac-pro/263394/photoshop-benchmark/

On my PB it took 3:02. On my MBP, it...
Posted by phazedowt, on Oct 28, 2006 at 03:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Amazing difference in speed. Every little thing... 25,099 Views / 266 Replies  
Amazing difference in speed. Every little thing too (launching apps, for example). Of course, my jump in CPU was huge (from 1 GHz G4 to 2.33GHz C2D). To me, the amazing thing is that photoshop feels...
Posted by phazedowt, on Oct 28, 2006 at 03:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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