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If Apple is 'fixing' (or even acknowledging) this... 44,504 Views / 280 Replies  
If Apple is 'fixing' (or even acknowledging) this problem, why are they only speaking of the matte version? BOTH the matte and glossy displays have the grain/sparkle effect. It's the same LCD Panel...
Posted by StiZeven, on Dec 7, 2006 at 10:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It appears to me that you still don't understand... 1,508 Views / 26 Replies  
It appears to me that you still don't understand what the issue at hand is. I also don't think you know what everyone is actually concerned about, because I doubt you'd be making such comments in...
Posted by StiZeven, on Nov 15, 2006 at 03:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
When Dell got caught in this sparkle/grain mess... 44,504 Views / 280 Replies  
When Dell got caught in this sparkle/grain mess with several of their models (each with different size screens and GPUs) people just kept getting them replaced and returning them until they either...
Posted by StiZeven, on Nov 13, 2006 at 10:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I personally don't think the problems with the... 44,504 Views / 280 Replies  
I personally don't think the problems with the sparkle/grain of the MBP have anything to do with that Asus notebook with that deep 'grain' issue. Have you seen the pics? That's clearly a GPU issue...
Posted by StiZeven, on Nov 13, 2006 at 10:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, I stand by what I've seen in the past. I... 44,504 Views / 280 Replies  
Well, I stand by what I've seen in the past. I hope for you guys it's the GPU, but I know it's really not. If the grain/sparkle in the display is bothering you, I suggest you return it to Apple...
Posted by StiZeven, on Nov 12, 2006 at 03:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Also, people should know that Apple's ODM (Asus,... 44,504 Views / 280 Replies  
Also, people should know that Apple's ODM (Asus, Quanta?) like ALL others use several different brand LCD panels for their notebooks. Never assume what's in one (MacBook) will be in another (MacBook...
Posted by StiZeven, on Nov 12, 2006 at 11:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This has nothing to do with resolution. Apple... 44,504 Views / 280 Replies  
This has nothing to do with resolution. Apple still offers some of the lower rez options out there (compared to the PC side) and I've seen a 17" VAIO with WUXGA - 133 dots per inch with silky smooth...
Posted by StiZeven, on Nov 12, 2006 at 11:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I hate to burst everyone's bubble, but the... 44,504 Views / 280 Replies  
I hate to burst everyone's bubble, but the sparkle and grainy effect is indeed due to the actual LCD panel itself, NOT the ATI card. Restart your Mac and look at the boot process. It's still there...
Posted by StiZeven, on Nov 12, 2006 at 09:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, all my music is already in my... 3,981 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes, all my music is already in my '\iTunes\iTunes Music' folder - and no where else on my PC. Interesting though, when copying the \iTunes\iTunes Music folder from one PC to another, if the 'Logon...
Posted by StiZeven, on Nov 8, 2006 at 09:55 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
So all I'd have to do drag the iTunes folder from... 3,981 Views / 6 Replies  
So all I'd have to do drag the iTunes folder from the PC to the Mac and iTunes on the Mac will be able to read all my iTunes Playlists and Folders without any file location conflicts? (since the...
Posted by StiZeven, on Nov 8, 2006 at 03:36 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Copy iTunes Library (and Playlists) from PC to Mac? 3,981 Views / 6 Replies  
Is there a way to copy my entire iTunes Library and all the Playlists from my PC to my Mac while keeping my Playlists/Folders in tact? I want everything to be EXACTLY the way I have it setup on my...
Posted by StiZeven, on Nov 8, 2006 at 12:26 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
If the MacBook had good battery life, I guess I'd... 999 Views / 17 Replies  
If the MacBook had good battery life, I guess I'd buy the "it's lap worthy" bit. But, at under 3 hours (with real world usage) and with reduced CPU power - what's the point? Also, your MacBook...
Posted by StiZeven, on Jul 19, 2006 at 11:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I 'had' a MacBook for a week. I've never owned a... 999 Views / 17 Replies  
I 'had' a MacBook for a week. I've never owned a hotter running computer! I was actually quite surprised but also incredibly disappointed. On a cold flat service elevated with a CoolPad Pro, the...
Posted by StiZeven, on Jul 19, 2006 at 09:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The review everyone is talking about looks like a... 3,064 Views / 41 Replies  
The review everyone is talking about looks like a simple user review that was submitted to that site. It's not an 'official' review by the site's admins (who also submit reviews on both personal and...
Posted by StiZeven, on Jun 6, 2006 at 02:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple will use several different brands of hard... 693 Views / 6 Replies  
Apple will use several different brands of hard drives (for any one model) at random, so asking others what brand they have really won't guarantee what brand you'll actually get in yours. You might...
Posted by StiZeven, on May 24, 2006 at 02:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I couldn't really hear the speakers that well in... 1,772 Views / 30 Replies  
I couldn't really hear the speakers that well in the Apple store. Are the MacBook speakers cheap and tinny sounding, or just low? There's not even a tiny bit of bass to make the sound more...
Posted by StiZeven, on May 24, 2006 at 02:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I saw both the black and white MacBooks at the... 59,652 Views / 246 Replies  
I saw both the black and white MacBooks at the Apple Store today and I have to say that they both look much better in person than they do in all the pics posted so far (including Apple's heavily...
Posted by StiZeven, on May 24, 2006 at 02:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Unfortunately, this is not the case with Apple... 1,116 Views / 20 Replies  
Unfortunately, this is not the case with Apple and how they use the GMA 950. For some reason Apple has capped the shared ram to 64MB instead of the 128MB that the GMA 950 was designed for.
...
Posted by StiZeven, on May 19, 2006 at 11:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If the fan kicks on to keep the temps at a decent... 23,148 Views / 184 Replies  
If the fan kicks on to keep the temps at a decent range (and it's quiet), than that's VERY good news! I wish others would report their temps/fan action, etc.
Posted by StiZeven, on May 19, 2006 at 01:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
In comparison to what others have reported, those... 23,148 Views / 184 Replies  
In comparison to what others have reported, those are pretty decent temps. Do you notice the fan running when it's under heavy load at that 75c mark?
Posted by StiZeven, on May 19, 2006 at 12:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I am aware of the maximum operating temps from... 23,148 Views / 184 Replies  
I am aware of the maximum operating temps from Intel, but I (and I am sure many others) prefer a notebook that doesn't run that hot. On top of sweaty palms and burning legs, heat will bring down...
Posted by StiZeven, on May 19, 2006 at 12:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
63-66c is WAY too hot for ANY notebook -... 23,148 Views / 184 Replies  
63-66c is WAY too hot for ANY notebook - especially if that is at idle.

My Pentium M (PC) Laptops never get over 50-55c as the fan usually kicks in at that point to bring the temp down (and it...
Posted by StiZeven, on May 18, 2006 at 06:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Not in this pic: ... 107,251 Views / 96 Replies  
Not in this pic:

http://61.194.6.236/mb13s/mb1329.jpg


http://www.suyama.co.jp/
Posted by StiZeven, on May 18, 2006 at 05:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think everyone is assuming (me included) that... 107,251 Views / 96 Replies  
I think everyone is assuming (me included) that Apple gave the ODMs the directive to apply lots of thermal paste assuming it would keep things cooler. I don't think ODMs arbitrarily do anything...
Posted by StiZeven, on May 18, 2006 at 05:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The sad part is that Apple is deliberately caking... 107,251 Views / 96 Replies  
The sad part is that Apple is deliberately caking on all that thermal paste assuming that this will make their notebooks niiiice and coooool. How ironic.

Considering that they take so much time...
Posted by StiZeven, on May 18, 2006 at 05:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Where did you pick up the Samsung RAM? Seems to... 19,558 Views / 345 Replies  
Where did you pick up the Samsung RAM? Seems to be a shortage of (good) 1GB DDR667 sticks out there (as well as a shortage of 120GB+ SATA HDs that are NOT Hitachi).
Posted by StiZeven, on May 18, 2006 at 11:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I am surprised Fujitsu has even started making... 19,558 Views / 345 Replies  
I am surprised Fujitsu has even started making 12.5mm hard drives again. That form factor is so dated! Even most (if not all current) PC notebooks will ONLY will accept (fit) 9.5mm hard drives.
...
Posted by StiZeven, on May 18, 2006 at 11:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
All notebooks and PCs with the Intel GMA 950... 3,272 Views / 51 Replies  
All notebooks and PCs with the Intel GMA 950 (with 512MB of system memory or more) will show 128MB for the Intel 950 Graphics memory (in system properties). No other notebook (except the MacBook and...
Posted by StiZeven, on May 18, 2006 at 02:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Can someone with a MacBook with 1GB (or more) of... 3,272 Views / 51 Replies  
Can someone with a MacBook with 1GB (or more) of RAM look in the system profiler and see if the memory size for the GMA 950 is still at only 64MB? I am hoping that the limitation to 64MB is due to...
Posted by StiZeven, on May 17, 2006 at 11:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I asked (in another thread) why Apple would lock... 3,272 Views / 51 Replies  
I asked (in another thread) why Apple would lock it at 64MB when the default for the GMA 950 is 128MB? Every other PC using the GMA 950 is shown as '128MB' shared except for Apple's portables? Why?...
Posted by StiZeven, on May 17, 2006 at 05:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I find the white looks a little on the cheap... 59,652 Views / 246 Replies  
I find the white looks a little on the cheap plasticy side. It's the different shades of whites used on the inside (keyboard, hinge, palm rest) and that shiny white exterior, it just looks like way...
Posted by StiZeven, on May 17, 2006 at 12:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't mind the Intel GMA 950 as it's all I'll... 19,558 Views / 345 Replies  
I don't mind the Intel GMA 950 as it's all I'll need (since I am not a gamer), but I am wondering why Apple is deliberately limiting its memory to only 64MB? On every other notebook out there (and...
Posted by StiZeven, on May 16, 2006 at 10:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I wouldn't put blame (just yet) on any internal... 18,433 Views / 181 Replies  
I wouldn't put blame (just yet) on any internal part that might be used by specific ODMs. Most notebooks that I've had with this faint 'whine' comes from the inverter on the display panel. Since...
Posted by StiZeven, on Feb 25, 2006 at 12:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If your noisy drive is indeed a 'Seagate' then... 2,104 Views / 25 Replies  
If your noisy drive is indeed a 'Seagate' then that noise is unfortunately normal as Seagate hard drives *are* inherently noisy and click clacky when seeking (and this will be more obvious in a quiet...
Posted by StiZeven, on Jan 31, 2006 at 08:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
My Dell 2001FP (which has an LG Philips panel)... 32,367 Views / 314 Replies  
My Dell 2001FP (which has an LG Philips panel) had these lines (AKA screen door effect). At first it annoyed me, but your eyes get used to it and you don't see them any more. The color saturation...
Posted by StiZeven, on Nov 8, 2005 at 05:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, if you're serving a merlot, a nice wedge of... 32,367 Views / 314 Replies  
Well, if you're serving a merlot, a nice wedge of Parmigiano-Reggiano would be great!
Posted by StiZeven, on Nov 8, 2005 at 05:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's not the hard drive, it's not an illusion,... 32,367 Views / 314 Replies  
It's not the hard drive, it's not an illusion, it's not software related - it's the LCD panel.

This issue looks like the 'screen door effect' that is found in some panels made by Philips LG (and...
Posted by StiZeven, on Nov 8, 2005 at 04:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Good question! I'd like to know this too! :p ;) 1,562 Views / 17 Replies  
Good question! I'd like to know this too! :p ;)
Posted by StiZeven, on Feb 11, 2005 at 08:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What kind of usage was going on while getting... 1,562 Views / 17 Replies  
What kind of usage was going on while getting that 4:45? Was it real usage (at least 75% brightness, WiFi on and web surfing, office, apps, perhaps a puzzle game or two, log on, off, etc), or was it...
Posted by StiZeven, on Feb 10, 2005 at 06:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Don't let the spec numbers fool you. The... 726 Views / 7 Replies  
Don't let the spec numbers fool you. The ST9100823A is the Seagate Momentus 5400.2 hard drive - which is a highly regarded, fast, large and nearly silent notebook hard drive. It's far from 'slow'...
Posted by StiZeven, on Feb 7, 2005 at 09:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Not too bad of an update, though a better GPU... 10,084 Views / 150 Replies  
Not too bad of an update, though a better GPU could have been used as they are widely available. Or, maybe using a 256MB version of the MR9700 on the 17" and a BTO option on the 15" and finally...
Posted by StiZeven, on Jan 31, 2005 at 12:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So what's the big deal about that watch anyway? ... 1,738 Views / 49 Replies  
So what's the big deal about that watch anyway? Looks like all your other watches out there. Give me a Raymond Weil any day. Take the thing off if you don't want to scratch your PowerBook....
Posted by StiZeven, on Nov 16, 2004 at 01:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Seagate HDs are no longer the 'quiet ones' like... 1,551 Views / 18 Replies  
Seagate HDs are no longer the 'quiet ones' like they used to be (when they were 120GB and lower and when Seagate wasn't being cheap and still used the foam SeaSheild backing which absorbed some of...
Posted by StiZeven, on Nov 6, 2004 at 07:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
I had a 15" PowerBook (1.5/1GB/ATI128/80GB5400)... 966 Views / 21 Replies  
I had a 15" PowerBook (1.5/1GB/ATI128/80GB5400) for a few weeks and the fan BARELY ran. Even when it did come on, it was not loud at all (and I am used to whisper quiet fans in my previous Dell and...
Posted by StiZeven, on Oct 1, 2004 at 12:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Can anyone read? Those are (older) NEC LCDs, not... 1,047 Views / 17 Replies  
Can anyone read? Those are (older) NEC LCDs, not Dell. Not that it makes a huge difference, it's just a bit irritating! :)
Posted by StiZeven, on Sep 21, 2004 at 01:18 AM, in Mac Desktops
Do these 'Legacy' 1GB chips use the 'high... 65,327 Views / 651 Replies  
Do these 'Legacy' 1GB chips use the 'high density, low power and un-stacked' technology found in OEM Samsung and Swissbit 1GB chips? To me, that is more important than price. I do not want things...
Posted by StiZeven, on Sep 21, 2004 at 01:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Those are NEC LCDs - not Dell branded (older ones... 1,047 Views / 17 Replies  
Those are NEC LCDs - not Dell branded (older ones to boot). The newer ones aren't as large or deep (at least other ones available). Still, it is amazing that Apple fit all that computer behind the...
Posted by StiZeven, on Sep 21, 2004 at 12:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
Does this mean we would have to wait that long to... 848 Views / 11 Replies  
Does this mean we would have to wait that long to get the widely available 16X SuperDrive? Does anyone agree than an 8X in an expensive 'PowerTower' is a bit ridiculous when cheapo PCs can be...
Posted by StiZeven, on Sep 20, 2004 at 01:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
And why exactly do we *need* an ambient sensor on... 1,398 Views / 34 Replies  
And why exactly do we *need* an ambient sensor on the 12" model if there is no room for it? That is an additional feature of the backlit keyboard on the 15" and 17" models, I find it hard to believe...
Posted by StiZeven, on Aug 30, 2004 at 04:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes I have, and as stated a few posts back, many... 9,667 Views / 713 Replies  
Yes I have, and as stated a few posts back, many believe that it is religion that dictates the way people feel or how they were taught to feel about homosexuality. That is why religion is touched on...
Posted by StiZeven, on Aug 1, 2004 at 12:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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