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ichibod
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Mar 19, 2003, 07:51 PM
 
With all the people getting their 17"s today, where are all the promised pictures and even video I heard about? Posted or not, no big deal.
     
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Mar 19, 2003, 08:42 PM
 
Originally posted by ichibod:
With all the people getting their 17"s today, where are all the promised pictures and even video I heard about? Posted or not, no big deal.
Seems blase at this point.

But I'm pretty handy with a digital camera, so here is a link to show off the backlighting:

http://www.canyouhearmenow.com/article/21
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Mar 19, 2003, 08:48 PM
 
Sorry to go off topic, but what made the backlighting look blue in Apple's pictures and videos?
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Mar 19, 2003, 08:51 PM
 
these were real quick. better ones later.

http://homepage.mac.com/crazyeric/PhotoAlbum10.html
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Mar 19, 2003, 09:37 PM
 
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Mar 19, 2003, 10:12 PM
 
Originally posted by crazyEric:
these were real quick. better ones later.

http://homepage.mac.com/crazyeric/PhotoAlbum10.html
Funny picture, the fedex van...
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Mar 19, 2003, 11:07 PM
 
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Mar 19, 2003, 11:55 PM
 
Originally posted by crazyEric:
these were real quick. better ones later.

http://homepage.mac.com/crazyeric/PhotoAlbum10.html
LOL! The FedEx Van! This is the BEST! Great shots!
     
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Mar 20, 2003, 12:12 AM
 
Originally posted by sandman:
Sorry to go off topic, but what made the backlighting look blue in Apple's pictures and videos?
What I think it was... was the screen background and the darkness of the area blended, but maybe it was just intended to be blue before...

Just speculation on my part.

Nice photos, now I am even more stoked until mine arrives. Thanks!
     
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Mar 20, 2003, 12:28 AM
 
Everyone knows that that little Apple movie on their website where the lights are blue was actually a 3D model, not an actual picture?
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Mar 20, 2003, 12:57 AM
 
Originally posted by sandman:
Sorry to go off topic, but what made the backlighting look blue in Apple's pictures and videos?
I went in search of the picture you are talking about and found it here:

http://www.apple.com/powerbook/index17.html

The picture shows white letters on the keys, but the edges of the keys do look blue and when you watch the movie the letters are still white but as you watch it they gain a blue hue. It appears to be caused by the resolution of the video and some color bleeding over.

I took my 17" PB into a dark room and the keys are clearly white with no blue hue around the edges. However, I did notice that with the standard blue desktop in OS X it does cast a blue light over the keyboard. I can see where a digital camera/video could capture this inadverdently, so therefore...

I think the blue tinge is just a result of the video and picture quality.
     
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Mar 20, 2003, 01:04 AM
 
How about this one of the FedEx van.....has this every happened to you?

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Mar 20, 2003, 02:03 AM
 
Originally posted by troymurray:
How about this one of the FedEx van.....has this every happened to you?

FedEx Van
LOL. Thats great . I've had them come back to back.. but never at the same time.



Well, here is my contribution to the pics. Nothing glorious or special:

CWasko's pics

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Mar 20, 2003, 07:54 AM
 
Originally posted by cwasko:
LOL. Thats great . I've had them come back to back.. but never at the same time.



Well, here is my contribution to the pics. Nothing glorious or special:

CWasko's pics

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Mar 20, 2003, 12:32 PM
 
I walked across the street from my job into the Ft Lauderdale Macintosh Center and saw the 17" for the first time. It looked perfect, not one damaged pixel or aberration on the trackpad. Naturally I asked the guy could he sell the demo, but he said no way.
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Mar 21, 2003, 04:46 AM
 
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Mar 21, 2003, 11:54 AM
 
Originally posted by rcarlosnyc:
rcarlosnyc: You didn't get in such muscular shape just to carry the 17-inch PowerBook, did you? Great picture!

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Mar 21, 2003, 07:36 PM
 
Originally posted by escher:
rcarlosnyc: You didn't get in such muscular shape just to carry the 17-inch PowerBook, did you? Great picture!

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