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Check regularly / often. I just bought a... 1,540 Views / 36 Replies  
Check regularly / often. I just bought a previous gen black Macbook 2.2 for $1049. It appeared, then disappreared, in minutes. Same for the sub-$1500 MBP's. They don't last long, but come back...
Posted by elvis2000, on Jun 19, 2008 at 12:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Depends on if I can get the thing to sync. It... 2,580 Views / 69 Replies  
Depends on if I can get the thing to sync. It never could appear in iTunes when I first tried it, so I gave up. I have a real use for what the AppleTV offers, but not if I can't get it to work. ...
Posted by elvis2000, on Jan 18, 2008 at 10:23 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It's called price discrimination. Sell to the... 4,219 Views / 151 Replies  
It's called price discrimination. Sell to the chumps willing to spend $600 on a *freaking phone* then sell for a more reasonable price to everyone else. It's what you get for overpaying in the...
Posted by elvis2000, on Sep 5, 2007 at 05:51 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The rule is and always has been... NEVER buy 1st... 4,219 Views / 151 Replies  
The rule is and always has been... NEVER buy 1st gen Apple products. Remember 1st gen iMac only lasted a few months also.

How many times must this be said? 1st gen Apple buyers get screwed, it's...
Posted by elvis2000, on Sep 5, 2007 at 05:44 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPod Touchy 1,481 Views / 6 Replies  
iPod Touchy
Posted by elvis2000, on Sep 5, 2007 at 05:43 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It's not dishonest at all. A "rape" is... 3,580 Views / 45 Replies  
It's not dishonest at all.

A "rape" is forcing one's will on another. I won't be forcing anything. CostCo would take my mac back with a big smile, should I decide to return it.
Posted by elvis2000, on Mar 20, 2006 at 03:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'd only be a weasel if I returned the iMac but... 3,580 Views / 45 Replies  
I'd only be a weasel if I returned the iMac but kept the Apple Care registration materials... or kept the install disks, etc etc. Taking CostCo up on an offer is not dishonest... it's within the...
Posted by elvis2000, on Mar 20, 2006 at 11:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
I should add... I first started with the Intel... 809 Views / 18 Replies  
I should add... I first started with the Intel Mac and returned it for the G5. If this guy is JUST NOW switching, he's going to have a difficult enough time re-orienting to the smaller market of...
Posted by elvis2000, on Mar 20, 2006 at 11:08 AM, in Mac Desktops
I've got a 20" 2.1Ghz iMac and don't wish for a... 809 Views / 18 Replies  
I've got a 20" 2.1Ghz iMac and don't wish for a second I had an Intel. Let everyone else serve as beta testers... the G5 will be supported for awhile.
Posted by elvis2000, on Mar 20, 2006 at 11:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
I paid $50 for the membership -- and thus reap... 3,580 Views / 45 Replies  
I paid $50 for the membership -- and thus reap the benefits of their return policy.
Posted by elvis2000, on Mar 15, 2006 at 02:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Not to sound like a skeptic... *but* one can buy... 1,071 Views / 18 Replies  
Not to sound like a skeptic... *but* one can buy Core Duo CPUs from Newegg, today, for $250 - $300. I could easily take a movie of my desktop, and play back on a mac...
Posted by elvis2000, on Mar 15, 2006 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm sure that's what it is. Apple cleared out... 3,580 Views / 45 Replies  
I'm sure that's what it is. Apple cleared out all remaining G5's from Apple Stores and shipped them to CostCo. Apple is in the Intel business now, and is pushing hard to get G5s out of the primary...
Posted by elvis2000, on Mar 14, 2006 at 12:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
I had an Intel Mini for a day and returned it for... 18,387 Views / 383 Replies  
I had an Intel Mini for a day and returned it for a "last of it's kind" iMac G5. Intel ain't ready for prime-time... not with Office and Photoshop being the primarily used apps in the house.
...
Posted by elvis2000, on Mar 12, 2006 at 10:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
That's great.... and here I sit with my NEW iMac... 761 Views / 10 Replies  
That's great.... and here I sit with my NEW iMac 20" G5, picked up yesterday at CostCo! You can always find a PowerPC system in a refurbs...

See you early adopters on the other side in a year or...
Posted by elvis2000, on Mar 12, 2006 at 10:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
QUAKE 3? That's a 7 year old game. Less than... 18,387 Views / 383 Replies  
QUAKE 3? That's a 7 year old game. Less than 100 FPS is pathetic.
Posted by elvis2000, on Mar 11, 2006 at 11:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
The GMA950 is better than the Radeon 9200, even... 18,387 Views / 383 Replies  
The GMA950 is better than the Radeon 9200, even with shared memory. Thats what I was telling you dimwits a year ago.
Posted by elvis2000, on Mar 1, 2006 at 04:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
Bwahahahahaha 18,387 Views / 383 Replies  
Bwahahahahaha
Posted by elvis2000, on Mar 1, 2006 at 04:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
How could it be better? It has SHARED MEMORY... 18,387 Views / 383 Replies  
How could it be better? It has SHARED MEMORY GRAPHICS!!!

Isn't that a BAD thing? That's what you guys were saying a year ago!
Posted by elvis2000, on Mar 1, 2006 at 04:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
Nobody mentioned the fact that RevA iMac G5's had... 1,372 Views / 18 Replies  
Nobody mentioned the fact that RevA iMac G5's had some major problems... overheating and failing capacitors, anyone? Plus, it is sorely underspeced. I'd look at the intelMac 17" for $1299 -- or...
Posted by elvis2000, on Jan 14, 2006 at 11:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'd hold out... I doubt you'd be satisfied with... 1,258 Views / 19 Replies  
I'd hold out... I doubt you'd be satisfied with it for a full 5 years. The mini itself is "long in the tooth". Maybe as a holdover machine for a year, tops....
Posted by elvis2000, on Jan 14, 2006 at 11:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
My guess is the G5 iMac will continue to be... 1,119 Views / 18 Replies  
My guess is the G5 iMac will continue to be available, though I don't know and doubt they are still in production. In my opinion, the G5 iMac is still the "right choice" for those that want to use...
Posted by elvis2000, on Jan 14, 2006 at 11:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
It's called the Mac mini, no? 3,731 Views / 43 Replies  
It's called the Mac mini, no?
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 26, 2005 at 09:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
"Somewhat"? There is a reason the 1.6ghz G5 is... 3,731 Views / 43 Replies  
"Somewhat"? There is a reason the 1.6ghz G5 is as powerful as a dual 1GHZ G4. Bus speed can make a substantial difference for anything even slightly system intensive.
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 26, 2005 at 09:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
Pick up a used PM 1.6ghz. 655 Views / 13 Replies  
Pick up a used PM 1.6ghz.
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 22, 2005 at 11:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, "dual everything" is the latest trend in... 1,086 Views / 31 Replies  
Yeah, "dual everything" is the latest trend in high-end homebuilt systems... dual dual-core CPUS, SLI video cards, etc. I'd expect Apple to jump on a "Double Dual" or some such marketing nonsense...
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 19, 2005 at 11:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
The only thing "curious" about the Mighty Mouse... 15,735 Views / 280 Replies  
The only thing "curious" about the Mighty Mouse is:

1) Why Apple would release such a turd, and
2) Why so many people rushed out and bought it, and are still trying to "adapt" to it.

Really!...
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 19, 2005 at 09:26 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Oh please. The Mighty Mouse is crap! 599 Views / 19 Replies  
Oh please. The Mighty Mouse is crap!
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 19, 2005 at 09:22 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I find even the 9800 too loud. What's the... 667 Views / 10 Replies  
I find even the 9800 too loud. What's the fastest vid card with only a heat sink?
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 17, 2005 at 03:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
But as you know... the 9800 is still well within... 3,928 Views / 49 Replies  
But as you know... the 9800 is still well within current generation's high-performance range.
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 14, 2005 at 10:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
REFURB = Hope the next buyer doesn't send it back... 980 Views / 21 Replies  
REFURB = Hope the next buyer doesn't send it back also. Or the one after that, or after that...
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 14, 2005 at 10:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Jeez -- you have to adpot to the mouse. Pretty... 3,401 Views / 69 Replies  
Jeez -- you have to adpot to the mouse. Pretty intricate instructions for using a mouse.
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 12, 2005 at 10:37 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
And you spend so damn much on a Mac, its nice to... 1,960 Views / 33 Replies  
And you spend so damn much on a Mac, its nice to be able to save a little cash on at least one area of the purchase. Besides, somehow the white apple keyboard and the black Dell monitor don't look...
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 12, 2005 at 09:38 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
If they don't break, it at least always sounds... 314 Views / 1 Replies  
If they don't break, it at least always sounds like they *are* breaking. This won't help you much -- but the imac is fine without those tabs anyway. Don't worry about it... the screws hold it...
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 12, 2005 at 09:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
HP GAMING PC Athlon 64 3200+ 5900XT/200GB/1GB RAM/DVDRW 287 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm officially 100% switching to the Mac and have purchased a DP 1.8GHZ Power Mac. Since I'm not playing games nearly as often as I used to, I would like to sell my upgraded HP a530 Athlon 64 3200+...
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 11, 2005 at 02:35 PM, in Marketplace
You seem to be the one posing as a knowledgeable... 21,177 Views / 391 Replies  
You seem to be the one posing as a knowledgeable techie. Spend some time looking over the other side of the fence. The celeron's have always had less cache memory (this is why they are so slow),...
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 11, 2005 at 11:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
Better deal on Apple Care... plus you get the... 2,702 Views / 66 Replies  
Better deal on Apple Care... plus you get the free iPod Mini right now.
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 10, 2005 at 11:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'd get the 2.5. Then you can say you have a... 2,702 Views / 66 Replies  
I'd get the 2.5. Then you can say you have a liquid-cooled computer. The Superdrive and HD are non-issues, and could be upgraded later! But don't you get excited thinking about liquid cooling?
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 10, 2005 at 11:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
And note the developer's comment for X-Plane... a... 21,177 Views / 391 Replies  
And note the developer's comment for X-Plane... a game *developed* on the Mac!

"HOWEVER, IF YOU TURN ON THE "GENERATION-8 SCENERY" OPTION IN THE "RENDERING OPTIONS" SCREEN, THEN YOU DOUBLE THE...
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 8, 2005 at 08:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
Suggest you do the same. Today's Celeron is last... 21,177 Views / 391 Replies  
Suggest you do the same. Today's Celeron is last year's P4. The Celeron is always "last years" model rebadged... though often running cooler and more reliably.

And yes, bus speed is a pretty...
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 8, 2005 at 08:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Bought one, used it for a week, returned it. ... 21,177 Views / 391 Replies  
Bought one, used it for a week, returned it.

Months later bought a 1.8ghz PM G5. Nice machine, but annoyed there was nothing in-between that wasn't glued to an LCD panel.
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 5, 2005 at 10:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
Where have you been? Today's Celeron easily... 21,177 Views / 391 Replies  
Where have you been? Today's Celeron easily bests a G4. Isn't the G4 still running on a 133mhz bus? LOL! Remember, Celeron = last year's P4.

JW
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 5, 2005 at 10:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
Bulls*it! The cost difference for Apple to... 21,177 Views / 391 Replies  
Bulls*it! The cost difference for Apple to include 64mb vs. 32 is slight to insignificant. They are simply trying to strip features to maintain it's low-end status. At launch, the iMac has a 64MB...
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 5, 2005 at 10:43 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, you can rotate. There are plenty of 3rd... 21,177 Views / 391 Replies  
Yes, you can rotate. There are plenty of 3rd party rotation tools available... my Viewsonic 20" even came with one that works well.



Price doesn't change, as it is configured in the BIOS. You...
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 5, 2005 at 10:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
Touch sensitive buttons? No thanks! 15,735 Views / 280 Replies  
Touch sensitive buttons? No thanks!
Posted by elvis2000, on Aug 2, 2005 at 10:57 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Are you kidding? Define "acceptable" -- if you... 21,177 Views / 391 Replies  
Are you kidding? Define "acceptable" -- if you mean basic window resizing and interface manipulation at 1600x1200, anything on the market today is capable. Even a $500 Dell Dimension 3000 can be...
Posted by elvis2000, on Jul 26, 2005 at 02:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
Because they can with a $500 PC? Because Apple's... 21,177 Views / 391 Replies  
Because they can with a $500 PC? Because Apple's own marketing pairs the mini with a 20" LCD? Because a 20" LCD is the lowest price monitor Apple offers?

Better question: why does Apple only...
Posted by elvis2000, on Jul 26, 2005 at 10:43 AM, in Mac Desktops
Or spend $50 on an iMac on eBay. Drop some... 21,177 Views / 391 Replies  
Or spend $50 on an iMac on eBay. Drop some memory in it, upgrade the harddisk... and off you go.
Posted by elvis2000, on Jul 26, 2005 at 10:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
That's exactly it. All of these changes are BTO... 2,565 Views / 59 Replies  
That's exactly it. All of these changes are BTO -- nothing updated on the mainboard, not even the CPU. We won't see any clearance Minis... Apple hoarded the existing inventory and dropped in 512MB...
Posted by elvis2000, on Jul 26, 2005 at 10:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
For $600 you can do very well on the PC side of... 21,177 Views / 391 Replies  
For $600 you can do very well on the PC side of the fence. You guys might not think so... but $600 is *not* exactly "cheap" in the computer world anymore.
Posted by elvis2000, on Jul 15, 2005 at 11:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes -- people should *not* be using a Mini with a... 21,177 Views / 391 Replies  
Yes -- people should *not* be using a Mini with a high-resolution monitor. Even 1280x1024 is pushing it with only 32MB VRAM.
Posted by elvis2000, on Jul 13, 2005 at 02:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
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