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Is HDD/SSD in MacBook Air user upgradeable? 521 Views / 1 Replies  
I know it's a bit early to be asking this, since nobody has received their MacBook Air, much less taken one apart. (Can't wait for Kodawarisan to do it.) But...

Is the disk drive (HDD/SSD) in...
Posted by escher, on Jan 22, 2008 at 11:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ooooh. Let's hope they're not making things up!... 2,687 Views / 73 Replies  
Ooooh. Let's hope they're not making things up! I'm sure I'd be tempted to get one if I could walk into a T-Mobile store and trade in my old Moto flip-phone for a Treo 650.

Escher
Posted by escher, on Oct 27, 2004 at 07:38 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
shatten22: Have you been able to synchronize... 2,687 Views / 73 Replies  
shatten22: Have you been able to synchronize contacts and calendar between your Mac and your Blackberry 7100t? If yes, how easy is it?

Escher
Posted by escher, on Oct 27, 2004 at 01:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Those are very nice additions that I was waiting... 2,687 Views / 73 Replies  
Those are very nice additions that I was waiting for. No I think it's finally time for me to jump on the smartphone bandwagon. If only T-Mobile would sell it already!



I couldn't care less...
Posted by escher, on Oct 25, 2004 at 08:14 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've had the same experience. Heat is not an... 1,088 Views / 18 Replies  
I've had the same experience. Heat is not an issue, but fan noise is. I've been forced to mide my 12-inch under my desk -- I use it with a 17" ViewSonic ThinEdge and Apple Wireless Mouse and...
Posted by escher, on Oct 20, 2004 at 01:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As always, fisherKing says it best. Apple doesn't... 2,398 Views / 38 Replies  
As always, fisherKing says it best. Apple doesn't need to make the 12-inch PowerBook bigger by adding a 13" widescreen LCD. Apple needs to make the 12-inch smaller (mostly thinner) and lighter. My...
Posted by escher, on Oct 20, 2004 at 12:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Very, very, nice, Icruise! Aside from the wide... 1,118,671 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Very, very, nice, Icruise! Aside from the wide expanse of the 23" ACD, I bet the move from the Rev.A to the Rev.C 12-inch makes a big difference. It's especially cool now that both the PB and ACD...
Posted by escher, on Sep 18, 2004 at 09:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: external LCD for 12" powerbook 598 Views / 4 Replies  
wtmcgee: I absolutely love my ViewSonic ThinEdge VP171b, which I use with my Rev.C 12-inch PowerBook. Its main advantage over other models, IMO, is that it is more adjustable and sits higher. On top...
Posted by escher, on Sep 18, 2004 at 08:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would buy a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook without an... 1,016 Views / 9 Replies  
I would buy a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook without an optical drive in a second.

See my signature. ;)

Escher
Posted by escher, on Sep 16, 2004 at 12:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Dunno. Wouldn't range be lousy with Bluetooth,... 708 Views / 6 Replies  
Dunno. Wouldn't range be lousy with Bluetooth, compared to the RF solutions?

Escher
Posted by escher, on Sep 6, 2004 at 03:56 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks for the feedback, MikeD. I'm... 2,172 Views / 44 Replies  
Thanks for the feedback, MikeD.



I'm not sure on either. Does the printer come with some sort of manual (paper or PDF) that might explain these features (or lack thereof)?

One more question:...
Posted by escher, on Aug 27, 2004 at 10:50 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
And it's the main reason I chose a 12-inch... 1,514 Views / 34 Replies  
And it's the main reason I chose a 12-inch PowerBook over any other Apple notebook.



I wholeheartedly agree. Too many of the smaller wide-screen panels unduly reduce vertical resolution. Text...
Posted by escher, on Aug 27, 2004 at 10:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Any chance of a new 12" getting a widescreen? 1,514 Views / 34 Replies  
Especially now that it looks like Mac OS X Tiger will sport a resolution independent user interface (http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=610)! Until now, you could argue that higher DPI shrank...
Posted by escher, on Aug 26, 2004 at 10:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I understand that MikeD just bought a Xerox... 2,172 Views / 44 Replies  
I understand that MikeD just bought a Xerox Phaser 6100 directly from Xerox. I'm sure we are all curious to read his evaluation of the new v1.2 OS X driver for this color laser printer.

MikeD:...
Posted by escher, on Aug 25, 2004 at 08:57 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
PS, bo989: If your search didn't already reveal... 1,250 Views / 17 Replies  
PS, bo989: If your search didn't already reveal the 12-inch PowerBook owners UNITE (http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=217787) thread, you should make sure to read through it. You'll...
Posted by escher, on Aug 24, 2004 at 09:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Didn't mean to be critical, bo989. The title of... 1,250 Views / 17 Replies  
Didn't mean to be critical, bo989. The title of your thread makes it clear that you are interested in battery life, but then you bring up law school without explaining your "power" needs in detail.
...
Posted by escher, on Aug 24, 2004 at 09:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I really don't understand why Core Image and any... 1,250 Views / 17 Replies  
I really don't understand why Core Image and any other upcoming graphics technologies are relevant to using a PowerBook in law school. The basic functions required for law school are (1) a solid word...
Posted by escher, on Aug 23, 2004 at 09:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
MikeD: Thank you for resurrecting this forgotten... 2,172 Views / 44 Replies  
MikeD: Thank you for resurrecting this forgotten thread and pointing out the new drivers for the Xerox Phaser 6100.

Is there anybody here who owns a Xerox Phaser 6100 and has tested the new driver...
Posted by escher, on Aug 22, 2004 at 08:56 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Not at all, BenN. Large fans with long fan blades... 1,348 Views / 25 Replies  
Not at all, BenN. Large fans with long fan blades spinning at low rpm are more efficient and quieter than small fans with short blades. Because the internal PB fan has a tiny diameter, it has to turn...
Posted by escher, on Aug 18, 2004 at 10:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Swtiching to "reduced" processing power didn't do... 1,348 Views / 25 Replies  
Swtiching to "reduced" processing power didn't do anything for my PB. :( I guess it really is the 5400 rpm BTO hard drive that is heating things up too much. Or maybe my fan is whinier than average?...
Posted by escher, on Aug 17, 2004 at 10:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Interesting observation, Saramin. I just switched... 1,348 Views / 25 Replies  
Interesting observation, Saramin. I just switched the processor in my Rev.C 12-inch to reduced as well. I'm really curious to see whether it will help reduce fan noise.

Escher
Posted by escher, on Aug 15, 2004 at 10:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Excellent! Let us know how it does on arrival. ... 1,032 Views / 18 Replies  
Excellent! Let us know how it does on arrival.

Escher
Posted by escher, on Aug 11, 2004 at 03:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yes, rtorr, that's exactly what I'm saying. Apple... 730 Views / 9 Replies  
Yes, rtorr, that's exactly what I'm saying. Apple will not let you run the iBook with a closed lid, even if you just want to mirror. I used an iBook for the past 3 years and that limitation really...
Posted by escher, on Aug 11, 2004 at 03:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So you're willing to apply a hack to run in... 730 Views / 9 Replies  
So you're willing to apply a hack to run in clamshell mode, but not in spanning mode? That doesn't make sense to me.

Apple has intentionally disabled clamshell mode on the iBook out of the box....
Posted by escher, on Aug 11, 2004 at 09:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Anybody use data acquisition cards, like those... 913 Views / 12 Replies  
Anybody use data acquisition cards, like those from National Instruments, in their PowerBooks? Their LabVIEW software has been OS X native for at least a year now.

As noted above, wireless data...
Posted by escher, on Aug 11, 2004 at 09:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
d.fine: Do the fans on your homemade cooling... 1,348 Views / 25 Replies  
d.fine: Do the fans on your homemade cooling stand blow air under the PowerBook? Or do they suck air away, drawing in cooler air from the front?

PowerMacs and other desktops are cooled via the...
Posted by escher, on Aug 11, 2004 at 09:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
bbales: Make sure to report back when you receive... 1,032 Views / 18 Replies  
bbales: Make sure to report back when you receive your Pilot Mouse BT and start using it. If you are so inclined, I would also be interested in some real-life pictures, e.g. in comparison with Apple...
Posted by escher, on Aug 10, 2004 at 12:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Kensington's Pilot Mouse Bluetooth does look... 1,032 Views / 18 Replies  
Kensington's Pilot Mouse Bluetooth does look pretty good. After about a month with the Apple Wireless Mouse, I like its mechanical performance, but can't stand its ergonomics. With the Apple Mouse's...
Posted by escher, on Aug 10, 2004 at 09:42 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Exactly, Detrius. The design defect is in the... 739 Views / 7 Replies  
Exactly, Detrius. The design defect is in the lacking room for the "freaking normal cable," which has broken for way too many iBook users. ;) (Just check the thread on the Apple Discussion boards...
Posted by escher, on Jul 28, 2004 at 08:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: July 21st, 1999 733 Views / 8 Replies  
The legendary consumer portable! I was crazy busy at work, so I didn't make it to the Javits Center until Friday afternoon. I got there at 4:05 pm, 5 minutes after the Expo closed. (I had assumed...
Posted by escher, on Jul 28, 2004 at 08:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Law School 1,303 Views / 24 Replies  
You'll be in the minority, yes. But not alone. I got my J.D. this May, after four long years in law school (went part time in the evening). First year, I used my PowerBook 2400c, and everybody just...
Posted by escher, on Jul 28, 2004 at 07:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Out of the box, yes. But you can use Screen... 501 Views / 4 Replies  
Out of the box, yes. But you can use Screen Spanning Doctor (http://www.rutemoeller.com/mp/ibook/ibook_e.html) to apply the spanning hack. This will allow you to run the iBook in spanning mode with...
Posted by escher, on Jul 28, 2004 at 07:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Of which the backlight cable is a part! Not... 739 Views / 7 Replies  
Of which the backlight cable is a part! Not everybody knows what the Reed Switch assembly is, especially not somebody who just discovered a problem, so I deliberately did not use the term. It's not...
Posted by escher, on Jul 26, 2004 at 10:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
For me, the fan comes on at 45C/113F (according... 25,025 Views / 300 Replies  
For me, the fan comes on at 45C/113F (according to ThermographX). Even if I'm just browsing the Web, the PowerBook rarely cools enough to shut the fan off while it's still awake.

I suspect that...
Posted by escher, on Jul 25, 2004 at 09:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not quite sure I understand. Personally, I... 1,081 Views / 17 Replies  
I'm not quite sure I understand. Personally, I want my BT devices to be able to wake my PowerBook. That way, my PB remains closed in clamshell mode. For me, the whole reason for BT peripherals is to...
Posted by escher, on Jul 25, 2004 at 09:26 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
fisherKing: You see, that's why I'm glad I bought... 1,081 Views / 17 Replies  
fisherKing: You see, that's why I'm glad I bought the Apple Wireless Mouse. Since I updated the firmware it has worked flawlessly (and the Wireless Keyboard too).
...
Posted by escher, on Jul 25, 2004 at 05:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I found a good review of the Logitech DiNovo... 1,081 Views / 17 Replies  
I found a good review of the Logitech DiNovo (http://www.fastlanehw.com/reviews.php?i=83&page=3). Sounds like a very impressive input combo. It doesn't look like there are Mac OS X drivers though.
...
Posted by escher, on Jul 25, 2004 at 01:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
fisherKing: I'll definitely keep the Kensington... 1,081 Views / 17 Replies  
fisherKing: I'll definitely keep the Kensington in mind, because I think the Logitech seemed very large when I tried it out at my neighborhood Best Buy a couple of months ago. I also want to check...
Posted by escher, on Jul 25, 2004 at 01:00 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
cmoney: I hadn't read or heard about the Logitech... 1,081 Views / 17 Replies  
cmoney: I hadn't read or heard about the Logitech DiNovo setup. It does look great. The separate numeric keypad is a major plus. It is indeed very flat. A charging station for the mouse is another...
Posted by escher, on Jul 25, 2004 at 12:46 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Panzer: Unfortunately it sounds like you are... 739 Views / 7 Replies  
Panzer: Unfortunately it sounds like you are having the problem with the pinched backlight cable, which is not covered under the logic board repair program. I had to pay US$300 to repair the problem...
Posted by escher, on Jul 25, 2004 at 12:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The heat and fan puzzle me. I actually bought... 25,025 Views / 300 Replies  
The heat and fan puzzle me. I actually bought (and use) a Traveler CoolPad in the hopes of improving cooling, reducing heat, and reducing fan noise. It has made absolutely no difference! :(...
Posted by escher, on Jul 25, 2004 at 12:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Thanks, urban and techno_geek911. Properly sized... 1,118,671 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Thanks, urban and techno_geek911. Properly sized images make all the difference. :) That aluminum stand does look cool, and the artsy composition of your pictures is fun.

I should have time to...
Posted by escher, on Jul 25, 2004 at 12:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
fisherKing: Thanks for your report on the... 1,081 Views / 17 Replies  
fisherKing: Thanks for your report on the Kensington BT mouse. Bluetooth is simply awesome! I bought an Apple Wireless Mouse (and Keyboard) with my 12-inch PowerBook to get started with BT right...
Posted by escher, on Jul 24, 2004 at 12:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Sticky: sworthy and urban: Did you guys ever read the... 1,118,671 Views / 4,110 Replies  
sworthy and urban: Did you guys ever read the Rules on Inline Images (http://forums.macnn.com/announcement.php?s=&forumid=69)? I'll quote the rule for your convenience:



I understand the rule...
Posted by escher, on Jul 24, 2004 at 12:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Got it and a few others from a Japanese website.... 25,025 Views / 300 Replies  
Got it and a few others from a Japanese website. Unfortunately, I sold my 2400c to pay for my iBook/500 in May 2001. Sure miss that little Comet.



I can't believe your 12-inch fan has only come...
Posted by escher, on Jul 22, 2004 at 01:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Nice PB, display and desk combination, pjmurphy.... 766 Views / 12 Replies  
Nice PB, display and desk combination, pjmurphy. The new house isn't shabby either. ;)

Escher
Posted by escher, on Jul 21, 2004 at 06:46 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You know, fisherKing, I actually think that the... 25,025 Views / 300 Replies  
You know, fisherKing, I actually think that the 12-inch PB generates a lot more heat than a stock 2400c ever did. The difference is that the 12-inch runs its fan quite easily, while the 2400c just...
Posted by escher, on Jul 21, 2004 at 06:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ann: I'm pretty sure we discussed this problem... 25,025 Views / 300 Replies  
Ann: I'm pretty sure we discussed this problem further up in this very thread. If not, do a search for wobble, as suggested above, or similar words.

After getting my new Rev.C 12-inch PowerBook...
Posted by escher, on Jul 21, 2004 at 01:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
bergerac: Are you sure about your diagnosis that... 626 Views / 9 Replies  
bergerac: Are you sure about your diagnosis that it is the actual backlight that is dead? From my experience, it is much more likely to be the backlight cable, which often gets pinched/cut in the...
Posted by escher, on Jul 17, 2004 at 08:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Very, very, nice, Xterratop! Thanks for the... 714 Views / 6 Replies  
Very, very, nice, Xterratop! Thanks for the real-life pictures.

Escher
Posted by escher, on Jul 15, 2004 at 12:21 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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