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If I were you, I will buy now. The lost... 3,892 Views / 36 Replies  
If I were you, I will buy now. The lost opportunity and productivity is more worrying than the money.

Apple will most probably release a new Intel based PB late next year, but will you buy a revA...
Posted by cobra27, on Jun 7, 2005 at 08:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh, that great to know. Because I always thought... 2,471 Views / 23 Replies  
Oh, that great to know. Because I always thought that solid yellow means charging (stated in the manual)...and couldn't figure whether blinking yellow charges as well.

Thanks! :D
Posted by cobra27, on Feb 21, 2005 at 05:45 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Do you get blinking yellow light when the Shuffle... 2,471 Views / 23 Replies  
Do you get blinking yellow light when the Shuffle is plugged into the Airport Express? Mine was...and I have no idea whether it charges at that state.
Posted by cobra27, on Feb 21, 2005 at 12:14 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
If the PB upgrades carry on at this rate for the... 10,607 Views / 150 Replies  
If the PB upgrades carry on at this rate for the next 2 years, I think my next "upgrade" from PB 12" revB will be an iBook with the exact same specs as today's PB revD or even revE.

:hmm:
Posted by cobra27, on Feb 1, 2005 at 09:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ah, no, I didn't try to install QuickTime since... 977 Views / 16 Replies  
Ah, no, I didn't try to install QuickTime since it wasn't my PC.

I am more careful nowadays, and made sure that I save pictures or graphics into GIF/JPG files before inserting into Office...
Posted by cobra27, on Nov 22, 2004 at 01:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Agree!! I have been burned by the above in Office... 977 Views / 16 Replies  
Agree!! I have been burned by the above in Office 2004 as well.

I was happily copy-n-pasting graphics from web sites and PDF files into a Powerpoint. It was so convenient on a mac. BUT to my...
Posted by cobra27, on Nov 19, 2004 at 10:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Get a wrist rug! 2,082 Views / 49 Replies  
Hi,

Seems like what you guys need is a wrist rug (http://my.reset.jp/~inkblot/love4mac/Antimowrist.html) (sorry, the site is in Japanese, but just need to look at the photos).

It is a Japanese...
Posted by cobra27, on Nov 19, 2004 at 09:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You can probably get contractors to wire up the... 644 Views / 5 Replies  
You can probably get contractors to wire up the whole house with those small concealled speakers. Then have the speakers' input point from your livingroom amplifier, which takes input from an old mac...
Posted by cobra27, on Feb 18, 2004 at 09:39 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I think buy when you absolutely need. If you can... 1,957 Views / 30 Replies  
I think buy when you absolutely need. If you can still wait, then you probably don't need the notebook right now.

For those playing the waiting game, don't forget that you'll have to add about 1...
Posted by cobra27, on Jan 11, 2004 at 01:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Powerbook Contents 736 Views / 3 Replies  
I think the CD is the only one. I bought mine early this month and it came with just 1 CD as well.

BTW, the "CD" is actually a DVD, so it might contain several CDs....I am not sure about that...
Posted by cobra27, on Dec 24, 2003 at 12:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Futurist, very surprise to hear that it doesn't... 883 Views / 18 Replies  
Futurist, very surprise to hear that it doesn't work. It is a very frustrating problem indeed.

BTW, did you check the log? Is the SystemUI crashing?

Anyway, try this:

apple.com forum...
Posted by cobra27, on Dec 3, 2003 at 07:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Saw that solution on apple discussion board too.... 883 Views / 18 Replies  
Saw that solution on apple discussion board too. But didn't work for me. But no harm trying first.

Trashing prefs does not do any damage (esp for a new machine), since it will be recreated again....
Posted by cobra27, on Dec 3, 2003 at 06:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hope it will work for you, do let us know after... 883 Views / 18 Replies  
Hope it will work for you, do let us know after you've tried, because I have seen this question asked here and at Apple Support several times.

BTW, do you receive just 1 OS X disc with the PB? I...
Posted by cobra27, on Dec 3, 2003 at 01:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Futurist, you're from Singapore as well? Seems... 883 Views / 18 Replies  
Futurist, you're from Singapore as well? Seems that all the PB sold in the country has this problem (could be due to OS X settings we choose). I was in the same situation as you when I received the...
Posted by cobra27, on Dec 2, 2003 at 11:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: 12" Gap (Case Warping) 2,156 Views / 15 Replies  
I just got my 12" PB yesterday and have almost the same thing as yours, except that the gap in the rubber/plastic thingy is on the left of the latch.

What I did was use a screwdriver and gently...
Posted by cobra27, on Nov 27, 2003 at 12:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I guess you are partially right. I live in... 1,024 Views / 9 Replies  
I guess you are partially right. I live in Singapore, where there are 3 Apple Stores. But none of them give education discount. In the end, I had to go online to get my discounted PB.

I guess the...
Posted by cobra27, on Nov 21, 2003 at 06:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Wow, did you use the 12", 15" or the 17" for... 6,121 Views / 64 Replies  
Wow, did you use the 12", 15" or the 17" for that? Which size is the best for making porn? Is it true that size doesn't matter?? ;)
Posted by cobra27, on Nov 20, 2003 at 02:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It is more than just the size though, the 14" is... 963 Views / 10 Replies  
It is more than just the size though, the 14" is 0.5kg heavier than the 12". And having that extra weight on my back for considerable time means that it is less portable :) . Also, because of its...
Posted by cobra27, on Nov 10, 2003 at 12:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Very true! The main reason why people slide... 1,198 Views / 16 Replies  
Very true! The main reason why people slide laptops (at least at my work place) is to share the screen or presentation etc.

One idea on what do to when you anticipate that people will want to...
Posted by cobra27, on Nov 5, 2003 at 11:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Good to know that you managed to get the iBook... 1,413 Views / 22 Replies  
Good to know that you managed to get the iBook replaced. I guess that's the advantage of buying from a physical store as compared to online.

As for the plastic sound....alas, I think mac owners...
Posted by cobra27, on Nov 3, 2003 at 11:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Maybe it is better to give them to your relatives... 1,453 Views / 8 Replies  
Maybe it is better to give them to your relatives or friends. That's what I did with my old computers. The few hundred bucks isn't worth the trouble of selling.

On the other hand, you can still...
Posted by cobra27, on Nov 3, 2003 at 08:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd say go for the 12" iBook and an external... 1,006 Views / 9 Replies  
I'd say go for the 12" iBook and an external 15"/17" LCD or a cheap CRT. The 12" will be perfect for bringing with you to lectures and doing homework on campus. The external display will be good for...
Posted by cobra27, on Oct 30, 2003 at 07:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No excessive heat or fan noise, right? How about... 3,215 Views / 16 Replies  
No excessive heat or fan noise, right? How about battery life under "normal" usage?

Thanks in advance.
Posted by cobra27, on Oct 29, 2003 at 12:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If ever G4 PB line were to be further improved,... 1,822 Views / 27 Replies  
If ever G4 PB line were to be further improved, here's my simple wish list:

1. Bigger L2 cache
2. Faster bus (true DDR)
3. Longer battery life
4. Same or lower price ;)

With the above, I...
Posted by cobra27, on Oct 29, 2003 at 06:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Your question is like asking us "Is health/life... 1,702 Views / 27 Replies  
Your question is like asking us "Is health/life insurance REALLY necessary?"

It depends on each individual's appitite for risk, isn't it? :)

Anyway, personally I think of it as a protection of...
Posted by cobra27, on Oct 29, 2003 at 02:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh, so it is still a fingerprint magnet like the... 3,215 Views / 16 Replies  
Oh, so it is still a fingerprint magnet like the 900Hz G3 ones. :(

Actually, Apple could have made the exterior of the iBook with matt finish instead of the glossy one. That will eliminate the...
Posted by cobra27, on Oct 28, 2003 at 08:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Go to the powerbook forum and click on the... 544 Views / 2 Replies  
Go to the powerbook forum and click on the "sticky" thread that deals with sleeves and bags. It is the very top thread of the forum. Lots of links there for you.

Personally, I would recommend...
Posted by cobra27, on Oct 26, 2003 at 09:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I absolutely agree with you here. The iBook G4 is... 2,966 Views / 14 Replies  
I absolutely agree with you here. The iBook G4 is basically a Rev A 12" Powerbook.



But is it worth the $500 difference? And don't forget that the Rev B was just introduced about a month ago....
Posted by cobra27, on Oct 26, 2003 at 07:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This is true if you compare the current crop of... 1,401 Views / 26 Replies  
This is true if you compare the current crop of PB with the iBooks.

HOWEVER, if you think of the iBooks as having the SAME spec as Rev A 12" PB, or even the TiBook, then you'll know why it is so...
Posted by cobra27, on Oct 25, 2003 at 07:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: ibook G4 impressions 2,966 Views / 14 Replies  
Could it be because the unit only has 128MB of RAM? The applestore might have removed the other 128MB from the user accessible slot, just as they did the battery. Anyway, I think even with 256MB,...
Posted by cobra27, on Oct 25, 2003 at 06:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yup, me too. I was considering the 12" PB (in... 3,615 Views / 61 Replies  
Yup, me too. I was considering the 12" PB (in fact, waiting impatiently with cheque book in hand, for my University to carry it, so that I can save on the Applecare). Now that the G4 iBooks are out,...
Posted by cobra27, on Oct 23, 2003 at 01:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just to add on (again): Pro for Powerbook: ... 3,615 Views / 61 Replies  
Just to add on (again):

Pro for Powerbook:

+ 200 MHz.
+ DVI-out
+ Monitor spanning (need hack for iBook?)
+ Better external monitor resolution (need hack for iBook?)
+ 256 KB more level 2...
Posted by cobra27, on Oct 23, 2003 at 12:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just to add on: Pro for Powerbook: +... 3,615 Views / 61 Replies  
Just to add on:

Pro for Powerbook:

+ 200 MHz.
+ DVI-out
+ Monitor spanning (need hack for iBook?)
+ Better external monitor resolution (need hack for iBook?)
+ 256 KB more level 2 cache
+...
Posted by cobra27, on Oct 22, 2003 at 09:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ya, we all have that one time or another....but... 1,518 Views / 26 Replies  
Ya, we all have that one time or another....but WHAT is the coolest thing you did with it? Now that is the question. ;)
Posted by cobra27, on Oct 12, 2003 at 02:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think the wait could be as 'long' as 3 weeks,... 714 Views / 8 Replies  
I think the wait could be as 'long' as 3 weeks, or maybe more. Panther is rumored to be out before the end of the month.

Nonetheless, I would recommend waiting. The money saved can be used to...
Posted by cobra27, on Oct 7, 2003 at 04:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, it is CONFIRMED. Just go to this link:... 1,723 Views / 37 Replies  
Yes, it is CONFIRMED.

Just go to this link: http://www.apple.com/powerbook/specs.html

Then click on the "Tech Overview" (near the top right side) to open the PDF file. Then turn to page 15. The...
Posted by cobra27, on Sep 30, 2003 at 10:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I am not an expert on battery by any means, but... 2,779 Views / 35 Replies  
I am not an expert on battery by any means, but actually battery technology has improved quite a bit. I could still remember those heavy battery bricks that got discharged in no time.

BUT the...
Posted by cobra27, on Sep 29, 2003 at 07:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think IBM is the only manufacturer that gets it... 2,779 Views / 35 Replies  
I think IBM is the only manufacturer that gets it right with the the Pentium M chip.

However, don't forget that before the Pentium M, the T30 series (the one with Pentium 4 Mobile) from IBM had...
Posted by cobra27, on Sep 29, 2003 at 01:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Thanks for the list. My laptop sleeve from... 520,800 Views / 1,153 Replies  
Thanks for the list.

My laptop sleeve from Waterfield Designs just arrived. It proudly says "Made in San Francisco", and is a really nice product with good workmanship. Something that I will be...
Posted by cobra27, on Sep 29, 2003 at 12:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: 12" and Cinema HD 16,063 Views / 302 Replies  
Wow, really cool there....except for the mouse! Think you'll need a bluetooth mouse soon to complete the setup :D .
Posted by cobra27, on Sep 27, 2003 at 08:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, the decision won't be so difficult if you... 593 Views / 8 Replies  
Well, the decision won't be so difficult if you don't mind losing a few hundreds and go the ebay route when you make the wrong choice :D.

OK, seriously, I was waiting for the 15" Aluminium till I...
Posted by cobra27, on Sep 26, 2003 at 01:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thank you for providing the information. Yes, I... 16,063 Views / 302 Replies  
Thank you for providing the information. Yes, I think spinning the DVD for 2+ hours will definitely generate heat. But glad to know that it is still bearable. Seems like the battery life is around...
Posted by cobra27, on Sep 26, 2003 at 03:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Re: 12 incher 16,063 Views / 302 Replies  
Wow!! That is music to my ears indeed! If the new 12" runs as warm as the ibook, then it is good news.

BTW, the old 12" was very warm on the left wrist rest (from HD activity) and when plugged in...
Posted by cobra27, on Sep 25, 2003 at 11:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: 12 incher 16,063 Views / 302 Replies  
My Uni (Singapore) says that they will be receiving shipments of new 12" and 15" PBs "end of this month or early next month". And I think the retail Apple Stores should receive the new 12" first.
...
Posted by cobra27, on Sep 25, 2003 at 08:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you are going to take exams on a laptop for... 1,734 Views / 38 Replies  
If you are going to take exams on a laptop for the next few years, wouldn't it be better to get one that you are comfortable and familiar with? That would help you concentrate on the exam, rather...
Posted by cobra27, on Sep 24, 2003 at 11:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you are going to use the laptop computer as... 1,734 Views / 38 Replies  
If you are going to use the laptop computer as your only machine for college, get the 15". Get the 12" only if you value portability more than anything else (like me :) ). In that case, use an...
Posted by cobra27, on Sep 24, 2003 at 10:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi, I am new here as well. :D I am... 853 Views / 14 Replies  
Hi,

I am new here as well. :D

I am considering between the 15" and the 12" too. Right now, I am inclined towards the 12" mainly for its size. Yes, you guys are right that "the only useful...
Posted by cobra27, on Sep 23, 2003 at 02:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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