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Sticky: Here's my current setup... the black keyboard and... 1,122,660 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Here's my current setup... the black keyboard and Wacom tablet are for the Mac. The white keyboard and red mouse are for the PC that hardly ever gets used.

15" 1.5GHz PowerBook
Hitachi 17" LCD...
Posted by toshigen, on Jan 7, 2005 at 06:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My Pismo has 3 pixels that are stuck on red. My... 848 Views / 16 Replies  
My Pismo has 3 pixels that are stuck on red. My new 15" PowerBook has 1 pixel that is stuck on blue (I haven't tried massaging it out yet).

You know what though, IT"S NOT A BIG DEAL. Seriously,...
Posted by toshigen, on May 12, 2004 at 10:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
So much for being here within the next half hour.... 16,357 Views / 396 Replies  
So much for being here within the next half hour. FedEx delivered my PowerBook to the wrong address. :(

I posted more info here:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=71210
Posted by toshigen, on May 10, 2004 at 11:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine's supposed to be here within half an hour...... 16,357 Views / 396 Replies  
Mine's supposed to be here within half an hour... ugh, this has been a long week of waiting. :)
Posted by toshigen, on May 10, 2004 at 10:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, that is normal.... the widescreen is mainly... 400 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes, that is normal.... the widescreen is mainly for the extra screen real estate.

It does make for better DVD viewing though. With the extra screen width, the widescreen movies can be viewed...
Posted by toshigen, on May 6, 2004 at 01:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just got the email that my PowerBook is being... 16,357 Views / 396 Replies  
I just got the email that my PowerBook is being shipped. :)

I ordered a 15" 1.5GHz with the 128Mb vram, 5400rpm drive, and single stick of 512 ram. I also ordered an extra 512Mb ram stick from...
Posted by toshigen, on May 6, 2004 at 12:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, you're not going to see any huge jump in... 837 Views / 9 Replies  
Yeah, you're not going to see any huge jump in performance. Stick with what you have and upgrade the RAM.

You can see some speed comparisons here (although they still haven't tested the new...
Posted by toshigen, on May 5, 2004 at 10:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't think that would work with a PC, since... 387 Views / 5 Replies  
I don't think that would work with a PC, since PC's can't read Mac formatted disks/hard drives. If anything, you'd get some message about the hard drive being unreadable and it would ask you if you...
Posted by toshigen, on Apr 24, 2004 at 09:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not rich, and spending $2000 or more on a... 7,146 Views / 150 Replies  
I'm not rich, and spending $2000 or more on a computer would be a ton of money for me... so I still use a 500MHz Pismo.

I'm in a transition period right now. I used to live in Florida and got...
Posted by toshigen, on Apr 24, 2004 at 09:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Here's my speculation on what the new models with... 2,815 Views / 29 Replies  
Here's my speculation on what the new models with superdrives will be. Hopefully they'll have faster SuperDrives... and maybe they'll knock $100 off the price too? doubtful, but I can hope:

12"...
Posted by toshigen, on Mar 29, 2004 at 11:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
All newer powerbooks are designed to operate... 482 Views / 6 Replies  
All newer powerbooks are designed to operate safely with the lids closed. Try this search (http://search.info.apple.com/?q=powerbook+display+closed&search=Go&lr=lang_en&search=Go) on Apple's...
Posted by toshigen, on Mar 16, 2004 at 11:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
$1999 for the 15" 1.25GHz is nice. I'm tempted... 5,498 Views / 45 Replies  
$1999 for the 15" 1.25GHz is nice. I'm tempted to buy one... but will keep waiting until new models come out. Hopefully this Pismo keeps on trucking for a while still, the hinges are starting to...
Posted by toshigen, on Mar 16, 2004 at 12:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have one of these, and wouldn't recommend it... 817 Views / 21 Replies  
I have one of these, and wouldn't recommend it (or any FM transmitter) unless you live in a rural area where there are actually some open radio frequencies. In a big city you'll have a tough time...
Posted by toshigen, on Mar 16, 2004 at 11:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Agreed. I hate SUV's... at least the big huge... 817 Views / 21 Replies  
Agreed. I hate SUV's... at least the big huge ones. My wife's Subaru Forrester is very nice though, it seems more like a car then SUV. The Subaru Outback's are nice too.
Posted by toshigen, on Mar 16, 2004 at 11:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Griffin's iMic page has links to some reviews... 657 Views / 10 Replies  
Griffin's iMic page has links to some reviews which claim that it's louder and less noisy than using the built-in audio input:

http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/imic/reviews.php
Posted by toshigen, on Mar 15, 2004 at 12:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This may help some, although it doesn't seem to... 768 Views / 9 Replies  
This may help some, although it doesn't seem to list what the wifi locations charge:

http://www.wi-fihotspotlist.com
Posted by toshigen, on Mar 15, 2004 at 09:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My 4 year old Pismo Powerbook also has a stereo... 657 Views / 10 Replies  
My 4 year old Pismo Powerbook also has a stereo audio input. I would guess that even the Wallstreet and some earlier Powerbooks have stereo line-in.

From what I can tell, all of the newer...
Posted by toshigen, on Mar 15, 2004 at 09:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
As always... if you don't need it now, then wait... 799 Views / 9 Replies  
As always... if you don't need it now, then wait a few months if you can. I don't think new Powerbooks will be out anytime soon though. The new slightly speedier G4's from Motorola aren't in full...
Posted by toshigen, on Mar 12, 2004 at 02:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I read a similar article a few months ago (can't... 447 Views / 2 Replies  
I read a similar article a few months ago (can't remember where), and stopped fully discharging the lithium ion battery in my Pismo like I had been doing for 3+ years.

That's the kind of thing...
Posted by toshigen, on Mar 11, 2004 at 02:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't have any specific favorites (I usually... 955 Views / 6 Replies  
I don't have any specific favorites (I usually prefer a simple solid color), but this web site has a bunch of nice desktop backgrounds:

http://www.pixelgirlpresents.com/
Posted by toshigen, on Mar 2, 2004 at 08:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes. :) 3,433 Views / 65 Replies  
Yes. :)
Posted by toshigen, on Feb 29, 2004 at 11:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Do you need the laptop now? It sounds like you... 1,442 Views / 24 Replies  
Do you need the laptop now? It sounds like you don't since you have the PC laptop. Or is there a reason you specifically need/want the Mac?

If you have extra money burning a hole in your pocket...
Posted by toshigen, on Feb 24, 2004 at 11:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, some PC laptops have 800 MHz FSB now, like... 2,114 Views / 44 Replies  
Yes, some PC laptops have 800 MHz FSB now, like this Alienware laptop (also of interest is the user-upgradeable graphics card... I guess they're betting on ATI using the same form factor for the next...
Posted by toshigen, on Feb 24, 2004 at 10:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm using a 500MHz Pismo, and will buy a new... 2,114 Views / 44 Replies  
I'm using a 500MHz Pismo, and will buy a new machine when the G5 laptops come out and happily be a Rev. A guinea pig. A 1.8 GHz 17" model would be nice.

If they do a round of revisions using a G4...
Posted by toshigen, on Feb 24, 2004 at 10:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds like you don't need one right now, so... 1,437 Views / 21 Replies  
Sounds like you don't need one right now, so wait.

I think the next Powerbooks will be G5's, despite the fact that a rumor has been going around that they'll just be speedier G4 models. Steve...
Posted by toshigen, on Feb 13, 2004 at 11:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Very ugly, and 2 inches thick: Height: 2.0... 1,810 Views / 47 Replies  
Very ugly, and 2 inches thick:

Height: 2.0 inch (50.8 mm)

and you get a FREE XPS backpack so everyone knows you're running around with an expensive laptop just waiting to be stolen.

:eek:
...
Posted by toshigen, on Feb 13, 2004 at 11:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
must... resist... temptation... must...... 4,768 Views / 22 Replies  
must... resist... temptation...

must... wait... for.... G5....

:D

Nice, well written review. :thumbsup:
Posted by toshigen, on Feb 7, 2004 at 11:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As long as you're still getting the warranty, you... 870 Views / 12 Replies  
As long as you're still getting the warranty, you can't go wrong at that price.

Even if the store can't send it back, Apple is still obligated to service it for a customer with a warranty.
Posted by toshigen, on Feb 7, 2004 at 11:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple itself uses Powerbooks in that closed lid... 956 Views / 12 Replies  
Apple itself uses Powerbooks in that closed lid mode in some of it's retail stores. I've gone in a few times and saw where they had 15" powerbooks closed and sitting underneath a 20" LCD monitor,...
Posted by toshigen, on Feb 6, 2004 at 12:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I bought my Pismo when they first came out and... 5,311 Views / 101 Replies  
I bought my Pismo when they first came out and still use it for graphic/web design... it's a little slow compared to newer machines but gets the job done and is very reliable, especially with OS X.
...
Posted by toshigen, on Feb 4, 2004 at 09:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The Rev. A models also don't have a DVI video out... 725 Views / 8 Replies  
The Rev. A models also don't have a DVI video out port. Which may be unimportant to some... but would matter to me since I will be sharing one monitor between a Mac and PC (once I get my new G5...
Posted by toshigen, on Feb 3, 2004 at 02:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Supposedly, the problems with the white spots... 1,339 Views / 22 Replies  
Supposedly, the problems with the white spots have been fixed. I'm not sure about the uneven illumination though. Truthfully, the only people who would really know are Apple's support/repair...
Posted by toshigen, on Feb 1, 2004 at 10:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
10 percent off Powerbooks at Lyndhurst, OH Apple Store 478 Views / 1 Replies  
I was in the Apple store in Lyndhurst Ohio today, and they had a table with a bunch of stuff marked down... including 4 or 5 15" Powerbooks and a couple 17" models. The boxes appeared to be unopened...
Posted by toshigen, on Jan 31, 2004 at 06:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I was hoping for an upgrade in speed on the... 659 Views / 13 Replies  
I was hoping for an upgrade in speed on the Powerbook line, so I'm a bit disappointed. I want a new computer soon, but can't justify the $2599 Apple wants for the 15 incher with superdrive. If it...
Posted by toshigen, on Jan 6, 2004 at 10:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How many nanometers are the G4 processors being... 3,196 Views / 25 Replies  
How many nanometers are the G4 processors being used in current Powerbooks... just out of curiousity?

How much power savings/heat dissapation could you expect from going from 130nm down to 90nm?
Posted by toshigen, on Nov 13, 2003 at 08:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
Amelie Tron 1,655 Views / 72 Replies  
Amelie
Tron
Posted by toshigen, on Nov 6, 2003 at 01:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Re: Photoshop this 577 Views / 10 Replies  
You're right, the few times I saw the show I didn't pay that close attention and flipped the channel to find something more interesting.

I guess I'm not in their target audience, as I found pretty...
Posted by toshigen, on Nov 6, 2003 at 12:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Re: Photoshop this 577 Views / 10 Replies  
Well, he's still an idiot. :p
Posted by toshigen, on Nov 6, 2003 at 12:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Photoshop this 577 Views / 10 Replies  
Photoshop this:

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0735713693.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

The few times I watched that show I came away thinking that guy is an idiot. Seeing that picture just seals it......
Posted by toshigen, on Nov 6, 2003 at 12:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Movie about Bill Gates assassination 463 Views / 1 Replies  
The movie Nothing So Strange (http://www.nothingsostrange.com/) has been around for a while now... but for whatever reason never got released to theaters or on DVD. Now they have a thing where you...
Posted by toshigen, on Oct 27, 2003 at 03:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Okay... seeing that just makes me want to buy a... 5,431 Views / 62 Replies  
Okay... seeing that just makes me want to buy a dual G5. DVD, iTunes and much more all running smoothly while switching between apps/windows with Expose is very impressive.

I've been deciding...
Posted by toshigen, on Oct 24, 2003 at 11:25 AM, in Mac OS X
:rolleyes: Loyalty? If I want to do... 1,134 Views / 50 Replies  
:rolleyes:

Loyalty? If I want to do something and I can only do it on a PC, I'll use the PC... it's not a matter of loyalty at all. It's just that some software doesn't run on Macs, period. ...
Posted by toshigen, on Jul 12, 2001 at 02:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
I bought a computer now because I wanted one... 1,134 Views / 50 Replies  
I bought a computer now because I wanted one now... not 2 1/2 months from now. I'm sure I'll be happy enough with my purchase that I won't be upset that I didn't wait... and most of the things...
Posted by toshigen, on Jul 12, 2001 at 02:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
If I were to resell it today? I'd probably get ... 1,134 Views / 50 Replies  
If I were to resell it today? I'd probably get a couple hundred less than what I paid for the PC (since I got it on sale)... for the $2999 Mac, I'd get about $2500. I don't seriously buy the...
Posted by toshigen, on Jul 11, 2001 at 12:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
:) heh heh... now that's funny [/LIST] 423 Views / 10 Replies  
:) heh heh... now that's funny
[/LIST]
Posted by toshigen, on Jul 11, 2001 at 12:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
:) heh heh... now that's funny [/LIST] 498 Views / 9 Replies  
:) heh heh... now that's funny
[/LIST]
Posted by toshigen, on Jul 11, 2001 at 12:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Bought a PC, I feel dirty 1,134 Views / 50 Replies  
After being a diehard Mac user for years (grew up on Macs - and Atari 800 :), I decided to take the plunge and buy my first PC. I still love Macs, and see a lot of promise in OS X... but the speed...
Posted by toshigen, on Jul 11, 2001 at 11:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
You shouldn't need to mount the disc image at all... 346 Views / 15 Replies  
You shouldn't need to mount the disc image at all - I don't think that dragging data from a mounted disc image into Toast will work. Instead, you should choose "Disc Image" from the pull down menu...
Posted by toshigen, on Jun 14, 2001 at 10:30 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
for what it's worth, I stopped by CompUSA... 253 Views / 32 Replies  
for what it's worth, I stopped by CompUSA yesterday and they are selling SuSE Linux 7.1 for PPC now. The didn't have it in the Mac section - instead it was in an aisle that had all the Linux...
Posted by toshigen, on May 24, 2001 at 01:19 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
All this talk about OS X vs. Linux is fine and... 253 Views / 32 Replies  
All this talk about OS X vs. Linux is fine and all... but doesn't belong in this thread.

Please, can anybody give us a report on SuSE Linux 7.1 on a Pismo? Does it install without any major...
Posted by toshigen, on May 10, 2001 at 10:13 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
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