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When the unibody 13" MacBook without Firewire... 1,486 Views / 35 Replies  
When the unibody 13" MacBook without Firewire first came out, I was so disgusted I promptly ordered a refurb 2.4 ghz BlackBook.

Today's announcement of the 13" MacBook Pro with Firewire caused me...
Posted by Kestral, on Jun 9, 2009 at 12:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's better than the 3100 I have in my blackbook... 751 Views / 20 Replies  
It's better than the 3100 I have in my blackbook right now, bring it on!
Posted by Kestral, on Jun 8, 2009 at 02:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This is it, I'm replacing my BlackBook 2.4 ghz... 751 Views / 20 Replies  
This is it, I'm replacing my BlackBook 2.4 ghz with this!
Posted by Kestral, on Jun 8, 2009 at 01:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It must be pretty bad, especially when you... 2,205 Views / 96 Replies  
It must be pretty bad, especially when you consider that his recent letter said he'd be well by spring, now he's taking a leave of absence until the middle of summer.

Sad day for us Apple fans,...
Posted by Kestral, on Jan 14, 2009 at 06:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you have a gold or platinum card, check out... 2,289 Views / 13 Replies  
If you have a gold or platinum card, check out the Terms and Conditions for what benefits you have.

My gold and platinum cards will double a warranty up to 1 year.

So on a MacBook, whether new...
Posted by Kestral, on Oct 7, 2008 at 05:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Same here. A MacBook Air with Firewire 400, 4GB... 1,354 Views / 57 Replies  
Same here. A MacBook Air with Firewire 400, 4GB RAM and the ability to put a 320GB 7200 hard drive in it would be my dream computer.
Posted by Kestral, on Oct 5, 2008 at 03:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A MacBook Air with a Firewire 400 port, a 7200... 3,596 Views / 75 Replies  
A MacBook Air with a Firewire 400 port, a 7200 rpm HD and 4 GB RAM (and a nice price cut) would do it for me :thumbsup:
Posted by Kestral, on Oct 2, 2008 at 05:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I should mention, the $45 I quoted was in... 1,354 Views / 57 Replies  
I should mention, the $45 I quoted was in Canadian dollars, which ends up being, at today's exchange rate, $42.29.

39€ is $58 Canadian per month :eek:
Posted by Kestral, on Oct 1, 2008 at 11:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow, some great replies so far! I didn't... 1,354 Views / 57 Replies  
Wow, some great replies so far!

I didn't realize that it costs $45 to finance a black MacBook, not sure if Apple does financing here in Canada, but since I don't own a business, a lease doesn't...
Posted by Kestral, on Oct 1, 2008 at 04:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's good to know, Big-C. The way I see... 1,354 Views / 57 Replies  
That's good to know, Big-C.

The way I see it, even if I paid $15 less per month to keep the computer for 3 years, there is also a cost of not being able to run the latest software and OS, not...
Posted by Kestral, on Oct 1, 2008 at 02:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Your Computer Acquisition Cycle 1,354 Views / 57 Replies  
I'm curious as to how people here acquire computers and their upgrade cycle.

For me, assuming people buy a computer and at some point sell it, for all intents and purposes we're really just...
Posted by Kestral, on Oct 1, 2008 at 02:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I had two MacBooks that I recently sold. I did... 3,011 Views / 4 Replies  
I had two MacBooks that I recently sold. I did this:

1. Price the MacBook at about $100-200 lower than the local going Craigslist rate (which is usually a ripoff for some reason, especially here...
Posted by Kestral, on Oct 1, 2008 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This is a late generation iBook, after all the... 2,700 Views / 41 Replies  
This is a late generation iBook, after all the initial bugs have been worked out.

This is one of the reasons why I'm tempted, when the new MacBooks come out, if there's not anything...
Posted by Kestral, on Sep 29, 2008 at 11:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I own a black MacBook and I'm in the market for a... 5,526 Views / 50 Replies  
I own a black MacBook and I'm in the market for a backup computer (and I'll be using it to run Logic Studio and do digital audio), I think I'm going to go white and get a red Speck See-Thru case for...
Posted by Kestral, on Mar 25, 2008 at 04:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: I highly recommend both the wireless keyboard and... 1,277,804 Views / 4,110 Replies  
I highly recommend both the wireless keyboard and the wireless mighty mouse. As you can see in the picture it completely clears up the table, it feels great to have the keyboard and mouse not tied...
Posted by Kestral, on Dec 11, 2007 at 12:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: It's a Santa Rosa Blackbook (though its not in... 1,277,804 Views / 4,110 Replies  
It's a Santa Rosa Blackbook (though its not in the pic).
Just got the Dell 2407WFP-HC tonight. Also I can't say enough about how much I LOVE the Apple wireless keyboard and mouse.
...
Posted by Kestral, on Dec 10, 2007 at 12:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I love my Chucks. They're comfy, inexpensive, a... 3,592 Views / 106 Replies  
I love my Chucks. They're comfy, inexpensive, a classic design. Just like a Mac (minus the inexpensive part :D )
Posted by Kestral, on Nov 25, 2007 at 02:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://sneakers.pair.com/l/chuck0h.jpg 3,592 Views / 106 Replies  
http://sneakers.pair.com/l/chuck0h.jpg
Posted by Kestral, on Nov 24, 2007 at 11:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've tested my Santa Rosa Blackbook with the 23"... 1,934 Views / 12 Replies  
I've tested my Santa Rosa Blackbook with the 23" Cinema Display at work. Yes, you'll have to daisy chain it, but it works 100% and the picture quality is just as good as when I use my MacBook Pro's...
Posted by Kestral, on Nov 22, 2007 at 12:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just sold mine, exact same specs except with 3... 573 Views / 2 Replies  
I just sold mine, exact same specs except with 3 GB RAM for $1200 Canadian which at today's exchange rate (1.0376) is $1245.12 USD. But keep in mind that in Canada, Apple hasn't adjusted the prices...
Posted by Kestral, on Nov 14, 2007 at 04:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've never used it on any of my MacBooks, MacBook... 40,900 Views / 30 Replies  
I've never used it on any of my MacBooks, MacBook Pros or Powerbooks, ever.
Posted by Kestral, on Nov 10, 2007 at 01:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Wow, finally, thanks! I wonder how much of it is... 1,770 Views / 35 Replies  
Wow, finally, thanks! I wonder how much of it is a function of bad drivers and how much of it is a function of the integrated graphics chip-set itself.
Posted by Kestral, on Nov 8, 2007 at 04:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My rule for Michael Jackson is this. Before... 2,451 Views / 93 Replies  
My rule for Michael Jackson is this. Before someone is allowed to criticize him, they must immediately listen to Billy Jean first. After listening to that track, it's hard to talk bad about the...
Posted by Kestral, on Nov 7, 2007 at 04:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You can put 3GB of RAM into it: Performance... 893 Views / 7 Replies  
You can put 3GB of RAM into it:
Performance testing of Apple MacBook Core Duo and Core 2 Duo Models with various Memory configurationsOtherWorldComputing.com...
Posted by Kestral, on Nov 7, 2007 at 08:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: I just ordered the new 2.2 ghz Santa Rosa Black... 1,277,804 Views / 4,110 Replies  
I just ordered the new 2.2 ghz Santa Rosa Black MacBook as well, ordered 4GB RAM kit from OWC and I'll be putting in a 250GB HD in it. Good times!
Posted by Kestral, on Nov 7, 2007 at 08:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This is where you find Apple promos: Apple -... 1,038 Views / 14 Replies  
This is where you find Apple promos:
Apple - Product Promotions (http://www.apple.com/promo/)

The Back To School promo you are referring to is over.
Posted by Kestral, on Nov 7, 2007 at 12:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Talking about Finder, using Safari, Microsoft... 7,037 Views / 140 Replies  
Talking about Finder, using Safari, Microsoft Office, iLife. Not Aperture.
Posted by Kestral, on Nov 5, 2007 at 07:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
For 2D purposes, will there be any performance... 7,037 Views / 140 Replies  
For 2D purposes, will there be any performance differences between the GMA 950 and X3100? (esp. when driving an external monitor)?
Posted by Kestral, on Nov 5, 2007 at 01:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the quick reply! 454 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for the quick reply!
Posted by Kestral, on May 2, 2006 at 07:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Which Dual Layer Discs? 454 Views / 3 Replies  
I need to burn some dual layer discs, which dual layer discs (DL+R or DL-R) do I buy so that the discs are most compatible with Macs?

For example, iLife 2006 came on a dual layer disc yet even...
Posted by Kestral, on May 2, 2006 at 06:46 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Is it wrong to want to know what that looks like... 2,593 Views / 58 Replies  
Is it wrong to want to know what that looks like naked? :D :eek: :)
Posted by Kestral, on May 2, 2006 at 03:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Way back during the dotcom boom/bust days, I... 2,593 Views / 58 Replies  
Way back during the dotcom boom/bust days, I cashed out an almost six figure US$ portfolio when $1 USD = $1.60 CDN. Feeling very good about that move right now.
Posted by Kestral, on May 2, 2006 at 08:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Unless you are looking for a graphic design job... 467 Views / 4 Replies  
Unless you are looking for a graphic design job and have a great portfolio, what marketable skills do you have to offer a prospective employer?
Posted by Kestral, on May 2, 2006 at 08:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Xenu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenu) 1,120 Views / 23 Replies  
Xenu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenu)
Posted by Kestral, on Apr 26, 2006 at 07:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ok, I just want to address the issue of what is... 44,509 Views / 267 Replies  
Ok, I just want to address the issue of what is "normal".

You know what is "normal"? A guy of ANY age from puberty on (anywhere from 11 to 100+) desiring a woman in her peak child bearing years...
Posted by Kestral, on Apr 26, 2006 at 07:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And we care about that because...? :D 44,509 Views / 267 Replies  
And we care about that because...? :D
Posted by Kestral, on Apr 26, 2006 at 07:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Amen. This reminds me of a joke which I'll... 44,509 Views / 267 Replies  
Amen. This reminds me of a joke which I'll paraphrase:

Q: Why did the 60 year old man marry a 21 year old woman?

A: Because he CAN.
Posted by Kestral, on Apr 26, 2006 at 05:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Anyone know where the link to the 10.2.x to... 6,512 Views / 120 Replies  
Anyone know where the link to the 10.2.x to 10.2.6 combo updater is? There's a tech document on Apple's site but no link to download.
Posted by Kestral, on Sep 22, 2003 at 08:29 PM, in macOS
Re: My 17" Powerbook... soon? or very soon! 737 Views / 8 Replies  
Woohoo! Thanks Naz for beseeching Murphy's Law so that we will now be guaranteed a new Powerbook on August 21st :D :D :D

But seriously, congratlutions on the contract and the Powerboook!
Posted by Kestral, on Aug 8, 2003 at 03:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yup, 3 Epsons and 1 Lexmark, how did you guess?... 1,651 Views / 26 Replies  
Yup, 3 Epsons and 1 Lexmark, how did you guess? :)

BTW, thanks KarlG for your reply as well!

So anyone know whether the Samsungs can hook up to an Airport Extreme via USB to allow wireless...
Posted by Kestral, on Jul 23, 2003 at 01:36 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hi X-Ray, thanks for the reply. I tried to find... 1,651 Views / 26 Replies  
Hi X-Ray, thanks for the reply. I tried to find the 1710 at my local dealer and the one they recommended was the 1430. I was curious to know, any idea whether you can hook up a Samsung printer USB...
Posted by Kestral, on Jul 23, 2003 at 12:29 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Decent Inexpensive Laser Printer 1,651 Views / 26 Replies  
Ok, I've gone through 4 inkjet printers in the past year and a half. I'm sick of them. They're cheap because they're horribly built, the ink is more expensive than Dom Pergnon:

"Ink for home...
Posted by Kestral, on Jul 22, 2003 at 10:18 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
BMW 535i ... 7,127 Views / 251 Replies  
BMW 535i

http://home.attbi.com/~fongman1/blue535.jpg
Posted by Kestral, on Jun 15, 2003 at 02:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Summer Flings 1,549 Views / 30 Replies  
Hahaha, you need shoes and a car and money to score with strippers!! :D
Posted by Kestral, on Jun 15, 2003 at 02:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Also: 133 mhz bus vs 100 mhz bus DDR RAM... 1,817 Views / 27 Replies  
Also:

133 mhz bus vs 100 mhz bus
DDR RAM vs SODIMM
Posted by Kestral, on Apr 22, 2003 at 11:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Note to Apple: it's a free web browser meant to... 2,251 Views / 51 Replies  
Note to Apple: it's a free web browser meant to be a public beta. If you're going to get that hissy fit about it, might as well change the Apple logo to this:
...
Posted by Kestral, on Mar 25, 2003 at 12:46 AM, in Applications
Saving Web Pages with Safari 457 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi all, I'm hoping someone here could answer his question.

I just moved everything over to OS X (had to, since I'm now running a 12" Powerbook:)) and I really like Safari.

However, I've been an...
Posted by Kestral, on Mar 24, 2003 at 06:44 PM, in Applications
I got my 12" Powerbook 3 days ago, 640 ram,... 3,459 Views / 80 Replies  
I got my 12" Powerbook 3 days ago, 640 ram, Airport Extreme - yeeha!!:D
Posted by Kestral, on Feb 28, 2003 at 03:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My work-issued iBook 500 mhz was replaced... 1,307 Views / 17 Replies  
My work-issued iBook 500 mhz was replaced yesterday with a 12" Powerbook w/Combo Drive and Airport Extreme, 640meg RAM.

It's a huge improvement in terms of performance to my iBook. But other than...
Posted by Kestral, on Feb 26, 2003 at 12:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
imo, the non-Apple plans are better. For the... 631 Views / 5 Replies  
imo, the non-Apple plans are better. For the simple reason that it's up to Apple's discretion as to what counts as manufacturing defect and what counts as accidental.

For example, when the Wall...
Posted by Kestral, on Jan 16, 2003 at 02:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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