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Jul 11, 2004, 10:07 PM
 
Okay well today I finally got my finances together and ordered myself a 1.5 ghz 15" PB w/ 128vid ram, 5400rpm 80gb HDD, and combo drive. It says it will ship in 1 to 3 days! I was a little disappointed that I had to pay tax (I thought since Apple was a Ca company that wouldn't happen over the net), but all in all with the ADC discount I feel I got a great deal. I'll keep you updated and post some pics of the opening... and of course the PB next to my sexy PC... or... yeah the other way around...
     
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Jul 11, 2004, 10:23 PM
 
very nice!
i got the 1.25 ghz 15" and i love it. i am sure you will love it.

post your thoughts when you get it.
     
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Jul 16, 2004, 02:35 PM
 
Well up until today my order status said on or before July 15th. Now I checked it today at about 11:30 Pacific and it says on or before July 23rd. I want my Powerbook! hehe. Any news on where the 15 BTOs are comming from or how long they tend to take to ship. I'm hoping this isn't pushed back again as I'd like to have it before August!
Mac: 15" 1.5ghz PB w/ 128mb vid, 5400rpm 80gb, combo drive, 2gb ram
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Jul 16, 2004, 03:02 PM
 
Originally posted by wuzup101:
Okay well today I finally got my finances together and ordered myself a 1.5 ghz 15" PB w/ 128vid ram, 5400rpm 80gb HDD, and combo drive. It says it will ship in 1 to 3 days! I was a little disappointed that I had to pay tax (I thought since Apple was a Ca company that wouldn't happen over the net), but all in all with the ADC discount I feel I got a great deal. I'll keep you updated and post some pics of the opening... and of course the PB next to my sexy PC... or... yeah the other way around...
Well congrats! You're set up is fantastic but "almost perfect".I'm suprosed you didn't go all the way and get a Superdrive. How come?
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Jul 16, 2004, 03:11 PM
 
That's the same modle I got.

I can't wait for mine!!! ARGH!!!
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Jul 16, 2004, 04:36 PM
 
i ordered my 17pb BTO on sunday night.

it came yesterday.

thats 4 business days and in my hand.

very impressed with that.
     
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Jul 16, 2004, 04:44 PM
 
good order on the 15", i got 15" 1.5, post this on it now. good.
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Jul 16, 2004, 05:03 PM
 
As for tax, as far as I know, if a company has any kind of business in a state, you have to pay sales tax if you live in that state (unless your sate does not have sales tax like Oregon)

Apple has businesses in pretty much all the states: Apple stores. So you would have had to buy from, say MacConnection (in NH?) or other smaller catalogs to avoid tax, but then you would not be able to build to order?

Have fun-I have that model-but with superdrive. I did not think they made 17" with combo drive?
     
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Jul 16, 2004, 05:11 PM
 
Good choice !! When you get it come back here and participate in the BIG PB POLL

stuffing feathers up your b*tt doesn't make you a chicken.
     
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Jul 16, 2004, 09:20 PM
 
@ Dennisbolt - It's a 15" not a 17" so it has the combo option (not sure if the 17" has this too).

Also, I didn't go for the SD because I have a DVD+/-RW in my PC and I'm looking at getting an 8x Dual Layer Drive w/ an external enclosure to match the PB around xmas time. I have all the DVD burning software I need to backup my DVD selection already on my PC. I don't have a miniDV camera yet, nore do I plan to get one really soon, so the SD wasn't practical for me. For the money, I wanted the 128mb of vid ram and the faster HDD! I'll be adding a 1gb stick of ram before school starts also!
Mac: 15" 1.5ghz PB w/ 128mb vid, 5400rpm 80gb, combo drive, 2gb ram
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Jul 17, 2004, 04:15 PM
 
Wahoo! It shipped today (Saturday the 17th) from Shanghai China and is expected for delivery by fedex on the 21st (Wednesday). I wish I would have upgraded to overnight; however, I have an exam on monday so it's probably best that I didn't...
Mac: 15" 1.5ghz PB w/ 128mb vid, 5400rpm 80gb, combo drive, 2gb ram
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Jul 17, 2004, 05:28 PM
 
i don't think overnight goes through on weekends anyway, so you wouldn't have gotten it until monday...sorry
     
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Jul 17, 2004, 11:56 PM
 
Oh I know that... but it would have been sooner than wednesday!
Mac: 15" 1.5ghz PB w/ 128mb vid, 5400rpm 80gb, combo drive, 2gb ram
Peripherals: 20gb 4g iPod, Canon i950, Canon S230 "elph", Canon LIDE30, Logitech MX510, Logitech z5500, M-Audio Sonica Theater, Samsung 191T
PC: AMD "barton" XP @ 2.3ghz, 1gb pc3200, 9800pro 128mb, 120gb WD-SE 120gb
Xbox: 1.6, modded with X3 xecuter, slayers evoX 2.6, WDSE 120gb HDD
     
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Jul 18, 2004, 10:35 AM
 
waiting sucks

how many times have you clicked refresh on the fedex page?
     
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Jul 18, 2004, 03:10 PM
 
I bookmarked the page

I have a slight problem... it's sunday, and I know nothing is going to happen at fedex. However, I still feel inclined to check every 30min or so... you know just incase they start up on a sunday for my Powerbook
Mac: 15" 1.5ghz PB w/ 128mb vid, 5400rpm 80gb, combo drive, 2gb ram
Peripherals: 20gb 4g iPod, Canon i950, Canon S230 "elph", Canon LIDE30, Logitech MX510, Logitech z5500, M-Audio Sonica Theater, Samsung 191T
PC: AMD "barton" XP @ 2.3ghz, 1gb pc3200, 9800pro 128mb, 120gb WD-SE 120gb
Xbox: 1.6, modded with X3 xecuter, slayers evoX 2.6, WDSE 120gb HDD
     
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Jul 18, 2004, 06:36 PM
 
I have to give the USPS some credit. Their next day shipping includes weekends, and weekends are free. FedEx and UPS charge and arm & a leg for Saturday, and require your soul for Sunday next day.
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Jul 18, 2004, 07:04 PM
 
Whatever you do, do NOT write code that grabs updated tracking information and relays it via SMS or email to your wireless device for when your'e not at home. That would be a bit overkill.
     
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Jul 18, 2004, 10:01 PM
 
Well I got my 15" Powerbook on Friday. I picked my up locally at CompUSA. I got the stock with 1.5 CPU and SuperDrive as I plan on making some movies. I am very excited and have been playing with my new toy all weekend.
     
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Jul 19, 2004, 12:28 AM
 
Originally posted by SafariX:
Whatever you do, do NOT write code that grabs updated tracking information and relays it via SMS or email to your wireless device for when your'e not at home. That would be a bit overkill.
Okay man that's just a bit twisted... and twisted things are cool with me

@ Coreymcl - hey man great to hear about your purchase! I'm glad you're having fun with your new toy! I can't wait to be having this fun too... ahh only days away... I can taste it!
Mac: 15" 1.5ghz PB w/ 128mb vid, 5400rpm 80gb, combo drive, 2gb ram
Peripherals: 20gb 4g iPod, Canon i950, Canon S230 "elph", Canon LIDE30, Logitech MX510, Logitech z5500, M-Audio Sonica Theater, Samsung 191T
PC: AMD "barton" XP @ 2.3ghz, 1gb pc3200, 9800pro 128mb, 120gb WD-SE 120gb
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Jul 20, 2004, 12:40 PM
 
Well it has finally arived... and a day early I might add! It seems to be in flawless condition. Screan is very nice and any free of dead pixels. The keyboard on these things are truly awesome. I can type just as fast on here as I can on my desktop PC keyobard (logitech MX DUO). After just opening the box and sitting here, I am already very impressed and satisfied with my purchase. OSX is awesome, detected and hooked up my internet in the initial setup w/o a problem (wireless). I've already installed a few new programs and for right no I'm just feeling her out ... love it!
Mac: 15" 1.5ghz PB w/ 128mb vid, 5400rpm 80gb, combo drive, 2gb ram
Peripherals: 20gb 4g iPod, Canon i950, Canon S230 "elph", Canon LIDE30, Logitech MX510, Logitech z5500, M-Audio Sonica Theater, Samsung 191T
PC: AMD "barton" XP @ 2.3ghz, 1gb pc3200, 9800pro 128mb, 120gb WD-SE 120gb
Xbox: 1.6, modded with X3 xecuter, slayers evoX 2.6, WDSE 120gb HDD
     
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Jul 20, 2004, 01:34 PM
 
Pics plz. That's the model I plan to buy next month.
     
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Jul 20, 2004, 02:03 PM
 
I'll take some pics shortly and put them up either before work or after work (I work 6-10)...
Mac: 15" 1.5ghz PB w/ 128mb vid, 5400rpm 80gb, combo drive, 2gb ram
Peripherals: 20gb 4g iPod, Canon i950, Canon S230 "elph", Canon LIDE30, Logitech MX510, Logitech z5500, M-Audio Sonica Theater, Samsung 191T
PC: AMD "barton" XP @ 2.3ghz, 1gb pc3200, 9800pro 128mb, 120gb WD-SE 120gb
Xbox: 1.6, modded with X3 xecuter, slayers evoX 2.6, WDSE 120gb HDD
     
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Jul 20, 2004, 03:49 PM
 
These forums are funny. I'm guilty myself with our XServe. People asking other people to show them pics of their new laptop or computer.
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Jul 20, 2004, 04:31 PM
 
Originally posted by olePigeon:
These forums are funny. I'm guilty myself with our XServe. People asking other people to show them pics of their new laptop or computer.
I'll show you mine, if you show me yours.
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Jul 21, 2004, 01:12 AM
 
Lol... okay I'll shoot for tomorrow for pics Very lazy... er well i'm just playing with my new PB too much!
Mac: 15" 1.5ghz PB w/ 128mb vid, 5400rpm 80gb, combo drive, 2gb ram
Peripherals: 20gb 4g iPod, Canon i950, Canon S230 "elph", Canon LIDE30, Logitech MX510, Logitech z5500, M-Audio Sonica Theater, Samsung 191T
PC: AMD "barton" XP @ 2.3ghz, 1gb pc3200, 9800pro 128mb, 120gb WD-SE 120gb
Xbox: 1.6, modded with X3 xecuter, slayers evoX 2.6, WDSE 120gb HDD
     
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Jul 21, 2004, 01:01 PM
 
Damn!

I ordered mine a few days ago, and it is "probably" arriving tomorrow. I will definitely post pics of my new setup when it is complete.

Apparently, some weather impacted a Fedex flight in Alaska and the flight was delayed from Shanghai to Anchorage.

I ordered the 1.5 with 80 gig and 128 vram and stock RAM. I have learned my lesson of NEVER AGAIN buying RAM from Apple. Got some more RAM from 18004memory. They rock. Fast service and the lowest prices and I have never had bad RAM from them. (so, anyone want a 128 RAM stick?)

Also got the RadTech MacTruck Aluminum case for my new baby. Just got it. It is awesome. Waiting to see how the PB fits in it. I allowed my previous 17" PB to be carried in a sleevecase and most of those sleevecases don't give you much protection against drops. Decided to go for the 15" because the 17" was just too unwieldy travelling on the airline coach seats.

Got the Bluetooth mouse from them too. It is very small. Looks like it will be able to work right on the palm rest of the PB.

And the keyboard cover and little bumpers for the screen that RadTech sells too. Don't want the screen bumping against the case like my 17" did when closed.

I am just hoping that I don't get the dreaded white spots!
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Jul 22, 2004, 09:49 AM
 
Hope you get your's soon... I really have to get around to posting pictures. However, I'm not back at school until late august so I'll probably just take some "setup" pictures when I get there. For right now I don't really have a place to put my PB. My desk is already full with my PC desktop. And since no one wants just a picture of a powerbook (which we have all seen like 2 billion times... I'm going to wait until I get everything the way I want it! Besdies I'm to busy playing with the damn powerbook to take stinking pictures!
Mac: 15" 1.5ghz PB w/ 128mb vid, 5400rpm 80gb, combo drive, 2gb ram
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PC: AMD "barton" XP @ 2.3ghz, 1gb pc3200, 9800pro 128mb, 120gb WD-SE 120gb
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Jul 28, 2004, 01:50 PM
 
Pics of new setup coming soon...gettin 20" display today....
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Jul 28, 2004, 08:15 PM
 
Well, got the 20" display today to complement the 15" Powerbook.

All I can say is........

WOW!

One impressive display. I can't believe how bright it is. No dead pixels, like the Powerbook. Awesome.

Here are some pics....still waiting to play some games on it!

http://homepage.mac.com/kkeyes/PhotoAlbum45.html
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Jul 28, 2004, 10:36 PM
 
How is the clear bumpers? do they work just as well as the cloth? if i get the clear bumper, do i need the cloth and is those bumpers to thick?

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Jul 28, 2004, 10:55 PM
 
I am using both the bumpers and the cloth. There is a lot less play when the screen is latched compared to my 17" Powerbook. I would say you really don't need the bumpers if you already have the cloth.
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Jul 28, 2004, 11:46 PM
 
I also have the same bumpers and the cloth... both have been working very well! Love this power book! Now I just need to get one of those cinima displays!
Mac: 15" 1.5ghz PB w/ 128mb vid, 5400rpm 80gb, combo drive, 2gb ram
Peripherals: 20gb 4g iPod, Canon i950, Canon S230 "elph", Canon LIDE30, Logitech MX510, Logitech z5500, M-Audio Sonica Theater, Samsung 191T
PC: AMD "barton" XP @ 2.3ghz, 1gb pc3200, 9800pro 128mb, 120gb WD-SE 120gb
Xbox: 1.6, modded with X3 xecuter, slayers evoX 2.6, WDSE 120gb HDD
     
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Is that an IKEA desk?
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Originally posted by olePigeon:
Is that an IKEA desk?
If you are asking me, yes.
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