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Are you using on of those defective P4's for your... 5,937 Views / 23 Replies  
Are you using on of those defective P4's for your calculator? ;)

2.8 - 2.53 = 270 mhz

BTW, I *always* order the fastest configuration of laptop. It will last you the longest, assuming there...
Posted by Karim, on Oct 19, 2008 at 08:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
2.8/320-7200 Used express shipping - Arrival... 5,488 Views / 64 Replies  
2.8/320-7200
Used express shipping - Arrival Monday morning

Oct 18, 2008 4:06 AM At dest sort facility SAN DIEGO, CA
2:53 AM Departed FedEx location OAKLAND, CA...
Posted by Karim, on Oct 18, 2008 at 07:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree with you. In some cases, the memory... 2,386 Views / 53 Replies  
I agree with you.

In some cases, the memory densities were just not even available at the time Apple released the particular computer, so they didn't bother to list the maximum ram allowed beyond...
Posted by Karim, on Oct 17, 2008 at 09:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple has, several times in the past, introduced... 2,386 Views / 53 Replies  
Apple has, several times in the past, introduced laptops that had maximum ram stated in the specs when in fact, you could go higher. This really needs to be tested. When I get my machine on Tuesday I...
Posted by Karim, on Oct 17, 2008 at 07:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The power adaptor is about 30% larger, the MBP... 1,380 Views / 17 Replies  
The power adaptor is about 30% larger, the MBP 2.16/2GB/100GB 7200RPM is (real world testing) about 200%-250% faster (Than my old 17" 1.67). I'll take that tradeoff anyday.
Posted by Karim, on Mar 1, 2006 at 01:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a 2.16/2GB Ram/7200rpm 100GB drive. ... 4,011 Views / 99 Replies  
I have a 2.16/2GB Ram/7200rpm 100GB drive.

When my second battery arrives I will report back on the hotswap.

But as for the pros & cons:

Cons:
Screen tilt - Doesn't bother me in the least,...
Posted by Karim, on Mar 1, 2006 at 01:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I cancelled my keynote 1.83 (2.0) on the morning... 96,937 Views / 1,213 Replies  
I cancelled my keynote 1.83 (2.0) on the morning of Feb 14th and replaced it with a new 2.16. Got the call from Apple that it would be middle of March for it to arrive.... Have been using it since it...
Posted by Karim, on Feb 26, 2006 at 04:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Godwins' Law: As an online discussion grows... 15,168 Views / 148 Replies  
Godwins' Law:
As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.
Posted by Karim, on Feb 25, 2006 at 02:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It would be funny if Apple offered a cto option... 15,168 Views / 148 Replies  
It would be funny if Apple offered a cto option for 135 degree tilt on the screen. I wonder how many would go for it if it would take an extra 3 months to ship and an extra hundred dollars. I know I...
Posted by Karim, on Feb 24, 2006 at 11:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
We're definitely not kidding you, but you may... 2,451 Views / 32 Replies  
We're definitely not kidding you, but you may have upgraded late (who knows how many 2.16's they had ready to go...) :

Tracking number
XXXXXXX
Ship date
Feb 18, 2006
Estimated delivery ...
Posted by Karim, on Feb 19, 2006 at 02:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I saw the MBP's at Macworld and YES the battery... 3,332 Views / 38 Replies  
I saw the MBP's at Macworld and YES the battery does have the multiple charge led's on it.
Posted by Karim, on Feb 19, 2006 at 11:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's a funny story (I thought a sad one up until... 96,937 Views / 1,213 Replies  
It's a funny story (I thought a sad one up until now). The morning of the 14th I found out about the 2.16 so I called Apple and talked to them. They assured me that I couldn't upgrade to a 2.16...
Posted by Karim, on Feb 18, 2006 at 12:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
LOL! My 2.16 shipped too... I hope he enjoys his... 2,297 Views / 38 Replies  
LOL! My 2.16 shipped too... I hope he enjoys his slowwwww laptop ;)
Posted by Karim, on Feb 18, 2006 at 12:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My 2.16 has shipped! 2,451 Views / 32 Replies  
This is hilarious! They assured me (even called me) that this wouldn't ship until mid-march at the earliest! I am so happy I changed my order to the 2.16!!

Shipped - Feb 18, 2006 via FEDERAL...
Posted by Karim, on Feb 18, 2006 at 12:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This is hilarious! They assured me (even called... 96,937 Views / 1,213 Replies  
This is hilarious! They assured me (even called me) to tell me this wouldn't ship until mid-march at the earliest! I am so happy I changed my order to the 2.16!!

Shipped - Feb 18, 2006 via FEDERAL...
Posted by Karim, on Feb 18, 2006 at 12:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Got a call from Mariah at Apple to let me know... 2,297 Views / 38 Replies  
Got a call from Mariah at Apple to let me know the 3 day ship of the 2.16 was a web glitch. The reality is 3-4 weeks to ship.
Online it now shows est. ship 3/16 deliver by 3/21.

I have a few more...
Posted by Karim, on Feb 15, 2006 at 08:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
it may take longer or it may not. But it... 2,297 Views / 38 Replies  
it may take longer or it may not. But it definitely will be faster!
Posted by Karim, on Feb 15, 2006 at 01:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm really surprised as well, I talked to Apple... 2,297 Views / 38 Replies  
I'm really surprised as well, I talked to Apple and the guy said, and I quote, "That is unbelievable, you are so lucky...." I don't know If I'm really lucky, but if it ships in a few days I sure will...
Posted by Karim, on Feb 14, 2006 at 11:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I cancelled my 10 min after the keynote 1.83... 2,297 Views / 38 Replies  
I cancelled my 10 min after the keynote 1.83 order (with a 2/15 ship, 2/21) and went for the 2.16. Right now it says shipping 2/17 delivery 2/23. We shall see if I regret it or not...
Posted by Karim, on Feb 14, 2006 at 10:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I decided to cancel my existing order for an... 96,937 Views / 1,213 Replies  
I decided to cancel my existing order for an original 1.83 model and make a new order for the 2.16. The guy I spoke to at Apple said that my original order was in the first batch to go out (ordered a...
Posted by Karim, on Feb 14, 2006 at 11:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hey its 166mhz X 2! Besides, my first computer... 96,937 Views / 1,213 Replies  
Hey its 166mhz X 2! Besides, my first computer was a 1Mhz Apple ][, so damn that's 332 times faster than that for only $300! ;) Its less than a $1 a mhz. LOL.
Posted by Karim, on Feb 14, 2006 at 11:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I just talked to Apple and the guy I talked to... 96,937 Views / 1,213 Replies  
I just talked to Apple and the guy I talked to was VERY explicit that upgrading the processor from my 1.83 (or 2.0) to 2.16 would make me lose my place in the queue and push me into March. So, I'm...
Posted by Karim, on Feb 14, 2006 at 11:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Your hard drive is 99.9% finished. They wear out,... 528 Views / 2 Replies  
Your hard drive is 99.9% finished. They wear out, and usually quite suddenly. Physical shock can help speed up the process, s.m.a.r.t. detection can give you a short warning, but I would try one...
Posted by Karim, on Jan 20, 2006 at 02:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Here is a little info that may be helpful to the... 71,924 Views / 767 Replies  
Here is a little info that may be helpful to the "performance minded".

Several months ago, people were getting Mac OS X develper release working on their intel based PC's. Some people got it...
Posted by Karim, on Jan 11, 2006 at 05:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
When I pulled the plug on the MPB-1.83 it gave me... 71,924 Views / 767 Replies  
When I pulled the plug on the MPB-1.83 it gave me an 8 hour time remaining. That was with screen brightness on full, no wireless options on, ethernet in use, and the processors idled sitting on the...
Posted by Karim, on Jan 11, 2006 at 03:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was at the keynote this morning. Afterwards, I... 71,924 Views / 767 Replies  
I was at the keynote this morning. Afterwards, I went onto the floor and checked out the Macbook Pro... Build quality and fit & finish is nice - on par with usual Apple specs. The keyboard and...
Posted by Karim, on Jan 10, 2006 at 06:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Cool game! 1,513 Views / 22 Replies  
Cool game!
Posted by Karim, on Oct 7, 2004 at 11:15 PM, in Gaming
BA uses empower connectors from my experiences in... 461 Views / 2 Replies  
BA uses empower connectors from my experiences in 1st on its long haul flights (B747/777). I suspect that the connectors will also be in business.

For intra-europe I have seen another type of...
Posted by Karim, on Jan 20, 2004 at 01:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Current: My PB 17" Rev A is 100% perfect ... 969 Views / 11 Replies  
Current:
My PB 17" Rev A is 100% perfect

Past:
PBG4 15" 1GHZ/SD 100%
PBG4 15" 800MHZ 80% - some paint flaking
PBG4 15" 667MHZ 100%
PBG4 15" 500MHZ 100%
PBG3/500 100%
PBG3/400 100%
Posted by Karim, on Jan 8, 2004 at 04:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It was faked just like the moon landings. There... 1,202 Views / 18 Replies  
It was faked just like the moon landings. There is a soundstage in N. Hollywood with a bunch of red dirt.

;)
Posted by Karim, on Jan 5, 2004 at 11:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Reset your powermanager: ... 610 Views / 3 Replies  
Reset your powermanager:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=14449
Posted by Karim, on Jan 5, 2004 at 11:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
it's definitely the fan. Hard disks spin... 585 Views / 3 Replies  
it's definitely the fan.

Hard disks spin like mad all the time. (they spin down during sleep but are not even close to as loud as the 17" fan)
Posted by Karim, on Jan 5, 2004 at 11:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
FWIW, I have sold about a dozen Powerbooks over... 1,268 Views / 24 Replies  
FWIW, I have sold about a dozen Powerbooks over the years on eBay. Everybody that purchased one was happy and gave me positive feedback.

Its obvious there are bad seeds out there, but there are...
Posted by Karim, on Jan 3, 2004 at 03:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was on a British Air short haul flight from... 4,898 Views / 11 Replies  
I was on a British Air short haul flight from London to Istanbul and they had a power connector that was not empower and not a cigarette lighter. I was in business class. They had the adaptor on...
Posted by Karim, on Dec 31, 2003 at 02:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
From my experience: 25% chance in coach ... 4,898 Views / 11 Replies  
From my experience:

25% chance in coach
50% chance in business
75% chance in first

Calling on the phone will give you an answer that will be correct only 50% of the time. Some planes in the...
Posted by Karim, on Dec 26, 2003 at 11:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
A line of pixels is a hardware fault (99.99%) of... 754 Views / 2 Replies  
A line of pixels is a hardware fault (99.99%) of them time. You can try booting off your DVD to rule out the .01% chance it is somehow software related.

This kind of fault could be a pinched LCD...
Posted by Karim, on Dec 26, 2003 at 11:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The winner is Win2000. Mostly because the latest... 2,074 Views / 13 Replies  
The winner is Win2000. Mostly because the latest version of VPC is optimized for 32 bit operations which partly penalizes Windows 98, and WinXP has a lot of extra eye candy and other built in...
Posted by Karim, on Dec 26, 2003 at 11:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've used them twice, both times they offered the... 938 Views / 7 Replies  
I've used them twice, both times they offered the best price and the DIMM's arrived next day.
Posted by Karim, on Dec 16, 2003 at 08:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What happened is your PB must not have gone to... 701 Views / 9 Replies  
What happened is your PB must not have gone to sleep when you closed it. Probably you had an OS lockup that prevented the sleep routine from executing.

When you grabbed it later it had already...
Posted by Karim, on Dec 12, 2003 at 07:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
By 2004, it is a moving target. I say closer to... 919 Views / 7 Replies  
By 2004, it is a moving target. I say closer to first half then 2nd half.
Posted by Karim, on Dec 2, 2003 at 10:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Shutdown (don't restart) your computer. Pull the... 2,187 Views / 15 Replies  
Shutdown (don't restart) your computer. Pull the power cord and pull out the battery. Wait five minutes. Reinstall battery and powerup.

You should have your bluetooth back, if not, it is likely a...
Posted by Karim, on Nov 22, 2003 at 01:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There are two approaches to try: Use disk... 535 Views / 2 Replies  
There are two approaches to try:

Use disk utility to repair permissions

Trash the preferences file related to desktop pictures
Posted by Karim, on Nov 18, 2003 at 07:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I noticed this too with any mac designed to be... 689 Views / 2 Replies  
I noticed this too with any mac designed to be non-os9 bootable. All the other mac's you have are os9 bootable.

Must be related to some boot rom particulars.
Posted by Karim, on Nov 16, 2003 at 01:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You can download the 17" shop manual from here: ... 992 Views / 7 Replies  
You can download the 17" shop manual from here:

http://home.earthlink.net/~strahm_s/manuals.html
Posted by Karim, on Nov 7, 2003 at 10:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Put the DVD-ROM that came with the computer in... 742 Views / 3 Replies  
Put the DVD-ROM that came with the computer in the drive and reboot holding down the option key. When you get the boot selector pick the Apple Hardware Test option and run the tests.

If it is a...
Posted by Karim, on Oct 27, 2003 at 07:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Not to be sarcastic, but the life you get out of... 651 Views / 5 Replies  
Not to be sarcastic, but the life you get out of an overclocked 17" is likely to be so short that you'll be buying a Rev B machine, in no time, to replace the one you smoked.

Overclocking Laptops,...
Posted by Karim, on Oct 23, 2003 at 05:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Here comes the Powerbook G5.... 725 Views / 3 Replies  
The question is now, how many months will Apple let the Powerbook have the same processor as the iBook?

I'm thinking that maybe, just maybe, MWSF'04 announcement with availability at end of March...
Posted by Karim, on Oct 22, 2003 at 02:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well if your machine used to be silent but now... 909 Views / 9 Replies  
Well if your machine used to be silent but now isn't I would say the Hard Drive theory is out the window. Pay close attention to any environment changes that may have occurred (different room,...
Posted by Karim, on Oct 15, 2003 at 08:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If the sound appears to come from the left front... 909 Views / 9 Replies  
If the sound appears to come from the left front corner (to the left of the trackpad) it is the hard drive. And, there is no way to get rid of that noise, unless you sleep/shutdown the computer....
Posted by Karim, on Oct 15, 2003 at 11:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I believe the switch to using the little-endian... 1,473 Views / 18 Replies  
I believe the switch to using the little-endian opcodes was in Virtual PC 4. They dropped support for some 3d card hardware acceleration at the same time because it was incompatible with the...
Posted by Karim, on Oct 14, 2003 at 07:32 PM, in Applications
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