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MacinTommy
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Sep 29, 2006, 10:41 AM
 
We've heard all the bitching and moaning about the macbook and it's problems but is anyone happy with their current macbook? (yes i said current I'm on my second one.) I couldnt be happier with mine.
     
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Sep 29, 2006, 11:49 AM
 
So far I haven't had any problems with mine, but I'm not putting it through heavy lifting. I have done the double yes > null thing a few times to see if it would shut down but so far everything's A-OK. I'm still on my original MacBook which I believe is a week 23 unit.
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Sep 29, 2006, 11:53 AM
 
I ordered mine the day they were released had some early problems (logic board and discolor) but since Apple repaired them I have had no problems and no re-currences and I use mine A LOT (hours and hours everyday for work, school and fun).


I am very happy with mine.
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Sep 29, 2006, 12:23 PM
 
I still need to get mine fixed for the discoloring problem, but other than that it's been absolutely spectacular. No sudden shutdown, no logic board problems, no heat issues, etc.

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Sep 29, 2006, 12:28 PM
 
i am happy.

week 35.
     
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Sep 29, 2006, 12:56 PM
 
What has two thumbs and is happy with his Macbook? THIS GUY!

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Sep 29, 2006, 01:27 PM
 
I'm happy with mine, I wish it had the quieter keyboard, so I'm taking it in for that. But other than that, I love this thing.
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Sep 29, 2006, 01:40 PM
 
I'm happy, I don't really have the moo problem (though it has done that once) and the its as white as the day I bought it. I only had one shutdown and I've been unable to duplicate that problem. I'm keeping a closer eye on it though.

In general I'm dismayed to see this model have so many problems (heat, mooing, noisey, discoloration, random shutdown, poor application of thermal paste, etc) but my specific MB is performing exactly as I hoped it would be.
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Sep 29, 2006, 02:44 PM
 
Im on my 3rd, one week and its ok.
     
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Sep 29, 2006, 03:46 PM
 
Very happy with my macbook, other than discolouring ,(which was sorted out got it back today !!).
No mooing, overheating,random shut downs.........all is well in Steves world.


Week 22, 2.0gHz, 1 Gig ram, Superdrive.
     
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Sep 29, 2006, 04:23 PM
 
I bought mine on Sunday and love it! No problems (yet, lol)
     
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Sep 29, 2006, 04:27 PM
 
I am also happy, day two. I just upgraded from a G3 iMac to a white MacBook. I still have a G4 tower for music and shtuff.
     
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Sep 29, 2006, 07:31 PM
 
Week 29 White Superdrive model here, fairly heavy use and no sign at all of any issues. Even upgraded the hard drive to a 160GB model myself. Had some issues after the hard drive upgrade, but zapping the pram fixed that. Not holding my breath anymore!
     
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Sep 29, 2006, 07:36 PM
 
Looking good here! Just returned to a Mac as my everyday machine after 6 years or so with Windows XP and Linux.
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Sep 30, 2006, 12:11 AM
 
Good for you, I love hearing stuff like that.
     
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Sep 30, 2006, 04:15 AM
 
very happy with mine...love the thing. It does experience random shutdowns, just need to send it in and get it fixed when i get a chance...its rare when it does it, so its not so bad...

other than that, this is my main machine right now (heavy photoshop work, indesign, illustrator, etc etc)
     
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Sep 30, 2006, 06:15 AM
 
I'm happy with my blackbook. It needs more RAM, but other than that I've not had one issue with it (week 29).
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Sep 30, 2006, 11:31 AM
 
happy with mine
week30. 1.25gb ram.

no problems at all
     
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Sep 30, 2006, 11:53 AM
 
Love mine week 35-36
2ghz macbook /120gb hd ,1gb ram, superdrive/iwork
     
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Sep 30, 2006, 12:31 PM
 
i like it now that it's been fixed for RSS. hope it stays fixed.
     
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Sep 30, 2006, 09:32 PM
 
day 2 and I'm happy with it so far. It's faster than I thought it would be. I got the top of the line black one.
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Oct 1, 2006, 12:06 AM
 
I've had mine for a few months. I use it everyday, mainly for school stuff and haven't had a single problem. It's been working great so I'm happy
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Oct 1, 2006, 12:57 AM
 
I've had mine since around July. I've been pretty happy with mine. It isn't quite as fast as I'd hoped it would be, but that's just my personal opinion.
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Oct 1, 2006, 08:09 AM
 
Originally Posted by chefpastry
I've had mine since around July. I've been pretty happy with mine. It isn't quite as fast as I'd hoped it would be, but that's just my personal opinion.
How much RAM do you have installed. That can make it seem not so fast.
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Oct 1, 2006, 08:10 AM
 
Well on Day 3 and loving it so far. I just need to get used to the Keyboard. I keep hitting the caps lock key when I want to hit the "A" key.
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Oct 1, 2006, 12:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by typoon
How much RAM do you have installed. That can make it seem not so fast.
I've installed 2GB and a 120GB hard drive. It still isn't quite as snappy as hoped it would be. It really makes me appreciate my Mac Pro more.
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Oct 1, 2006, 02:07 PM
 
Very happy. Not a single issue since I bought it a few weeks after they were released. I use it about 4-6 hours a day.

Mostly for:
Video editing
Photoshop
and research on the internet and writing papers.
     
   
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