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So if your monitor has no problems then no ones... 5,615 Views / 108 Replies  
So if your monitor has no problems then no ones will? Is that how it works?

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Posted by brentsg, on Feb 22, 2005 at 06:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Expecting the video signal that the mini produces... 5,615 Views / 108 Replies  
Expecting the video signal that the mini produces to work properly with 99% of standard VGA monitors is not UNREASONABLE. No, the PERFORMANCE of the unit will not be competitive with a G5.
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Posted by brentsg, on Feb 22, 2005 at 01:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
That is all I'm saying. Tiger may not be as... 1,170 Views / 15 Replies  
That is all I'm saying. Tiger may not be as smooth on the mini. And the current performance of Expose on the mini is apparently a subjective thing. I believe it runs choppy now on larger displays...
Posted by brentsg, on Feb 13, 2005 at 05:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, I guess we will have to disagree and leave... 1,170 Views / 15 Replies  
Well, I guess we will have to disagree and leave it at that. Dependency doesn't have to be viewed in UNIX terms. It doesn't have to be absolute. I said it Tiger will increase the OS' dependency on...
Posted by brentsg, on Feb 11, 2005 at 03:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
Since Expose does look choppy and we know that... 1,170 Views / 15 Replies  
Since Expose does look choppy and we know that Tiger is going to increase dependency on the GPU I think the concern is perfectly valid.

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Posted by brentsg, on Feb 11, 2005 at 01:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, I've bought stuff from smokers by accident.... 1,711 Views / 14 Replies  
Yeah, I've bought stuff from smokers by accident. I'd never do it knowingly. The stuff is horrible. It goes unnoticed b/c everything they own smells like that.

I've thrown stuff away like that....
Posted by brentsg, on Jan 31, 2005 at 05:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yep, I run the PC at 1280x1024 @ 85Hz and it is... 482 Views / 2 Replies  
Yep, I run the PC at 1280x1024 @ 85Hz and it is absolutely stunning. Ditto for 1600x1200 but I prefer the other.

But the PowerBook can't do it without the problems. Same cable, except the...
Posted by brentsg, on Jan 14, 2005 at 01:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Quality Prob: PowerBook 12" Video to monitor 482 Views / 2 Replies  
I am using the Apple dongle to output VGA from my Rev. C 12" PowerBook to a Mits 22" CRT.

If I use 1024x768 and keep the refresh down around 75 or so it looks fine, but I need at least 1280x1024...
Posted by brentsg, on Jan 13, 2005 at 01:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I absolutely love my Brenthaven backpack for my... 1,691 Views / 23 Replies  
I absolutely love my Brenthaven backpack for my 12" PowerBook. I didn't look at their line for larger models. The padding, storage, and durability are great.

For memory, I had great success...
Posted by brentsg, on Sep 7, 2004 at 12:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not exactly sure I'm picturing your network... 585 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm not exactly sure I'm picturing your network right, but that should work fine.

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Posted by brentsg, on Sep 7, 2004 at 12:43 PM, in Networking
I've seen a bunch of them and quite a number of... 559 Views / 2 Replies  
I've seen a bunch of them and quite a number of them have these little quirks. My advice, consider it something to make the iPod unique and move on.

Unless it changes the functionality of the...
Posted by brentsg, on Aug 1, 2004 at 06:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well the sticky stuff I had on my 40G would not... 3,131 Views / 47 Replies  
Well the sticky stuff I had on my 40G would not have come off with your finger. In fact, when I took it back it was partially orange because it had part of my t-shirt attached to the front. I might...
Posted by brentsg, on Aug 1, 2004 at 01:20 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well, I'm pretty disappointed but I definitely... 3,131 Views / 47 Replies  
Well, I'm pretty disappointed but I definitely have the audio problems with my 4G 40GB. I was sure I didn't when I only had the Apple headphones but when I got my new ones today I can definitely...
Posted by brentsg, on Jul 31, 2004 at 11:41 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It depends on the iPod you get. Some are... 853 Views / 8 Replies  
It depends on the iPod you get. Some are perfectly flush, some are raised a bit, etc. It's very close though. The dark area around the click wheel (toward the left) is a shadow probably through...
Posted by brentsg, on Jul 31, 2004 at 12:18 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Variation in 4G manufacturing 468 Views / 1 Replies  
I had trouble with my first 2 4G iPods which I've documented on this site. I had both replaced. Also (on accident) I got an extra one from Amazon. I first ordered a 40GB model from Amazon so I...
Posted by brentsg, on Jul 30, 2004 at 12:49 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've seen this on every 4G I've messed with which... 1,548 Views / 15 Replies  
I've seen this on every 4G I've messed with which is a total of 5. I should mention that it's mostly visible with the unit off and held at a funny angle. I had it sitting on my computer desk a...
Posted by brentsg, on Jul 30, 2004 at 12:39 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yep, the sticky iPods do come wrapped in the... 3,131 Views / 47 Replies  
Yep, the sticky iPods do come wrapped in the clear plastic all around. The sticky stuff is underneath that.

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Posted by brentsg, on Jul 26, 2004 at 02:19 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Nothing I hate more than someone who pops into a... 3,131 Views / 47 Replies  
Nothing I hate more than someone who pops into a thread and suggests for some reason or another that maybe the problems don't exist. I stated in an earlier post (if you bothered to read them all)...
Posted by brentsg, on Jul 25, 2004 at 11:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Poll: I tried to vote more than once but it isn't... 855 Views / 7 Replies  
I tried to vote more than once but it isn't possible.

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Posted by brentsg, on Jul 25, 2004 at 07:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Poll: The poll is flawed. I bought 4 and only got 1... 855 Views / 7 Replies  
The poll is flawed. I bought 4 and only got 1 good one. And even the good one needed some sticky stuff cleaned off and had some 1 inch scratches on the back.

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Posted by brentsg, on Jul 25, 2004 at 03:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Even with the really bad one I had it would be... 3,131 Views / 47 Replies  
Even with the really bad one I had it would be extremely difficult to get good pictures. Of course I'm a bad photographer. Basically you'd be trying to catch the difference in shine of the surface....
Posted by brentsg, on Jul 25, 2004 at 12:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well, the 20GB unit is definitely going to go... 3,131 Views / 47 Replies  
Well, the 20GB unit is definitely going to go back.

The 40GB unit wouldn't sync with iTunes. It told me that iTunes couldn't sync with the iPod and that the iPod needed to be reformatted. I was...
Posted by brentsg, on Jul 25, 2004 at 08:06 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
As a quick followup, I replaced both iPods this... 3,131 Views / 47 Replies  
As a quick followup, I replaced both iPods this morning at BB.

40GB model - the new one had some of the sticky residue but a smallish amount that could be cleaned via Apple's instructions. Other...
Posted by brentsg, on Jul 24, 2004 at 02:48 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I purchased them at Best Buy b/c I wanted the 4... 3,131 Views / 47 Replies  
I purchased them at Best Buy b/c I wanted the 4 year service plan for $40. Also, the Apple store wouldn't let me handle them AND wouldn't waive the restock fee I didn't buy there. I thought they...
Posted by brentsg, on Jul 24, 2004 at 12:00 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Horrible 4G iPod quality control 3,131 Views / 47 Replies  
I picked up 2 4G iPods after work today. I got one 20GB unit, and one 40GB unit.

I opened the 20GB model first only to find a nasty sticky substance all over the front. I tried everything to get...
Posted by brentsg, on Jul 24, 2004 at 01:40 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Since they have a 100% money back guarantee for... 628 Views / 2 Replies  
Since they have a 100% money back guarantee for 30 days people are returning them to buy the new 4G models.

Sorry if that wasn't clear.

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Posted by brentsg, on Jul 23, 2004 at 11:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Cheap iPods everywhere! 628 Views / 2 Replies  
Make sure you check any local stores that have generous return policies. The local Best Buy had an entire table of discounted "open box" 3G iPods for good prices. They had probably 10-12 iPods...
Posted by brentsg, on Jul 23, 2004 at 09:20 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Anyone know when stores like Amazon.com will have... 9,365 Views / 110 Replies  
Anyone know when stores like Amazon.com will have these? I ordered a 40GB model yesterday b/c you get a free $50 gift card and the estimated ship date was the end of September.

I couldn't believe...
Posted by brentsg, on Jul 21, 2004 at 11:04 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Argggh. I placed an order for 2 of them the... 1,211 Views / 15 Replies  
Argggh.

I placed an order for 2 of them the day they were announced. For some reason, Apple called me at work and offered me a 10% discount on anything in the Apple store. Well, I cancelled my...
Posted by brentsg, on Jul 14, 2004 at 10:02 PM, in Networking
I had no troubles connecting to the D-Link... 557 Views / 5 Replies  
I had no troubles connecting to the D-Link application point version of the 108G hardware while in 108G mode. I was using a new PowerBook 12".

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Posted by brentsg, on Jul 9, 2004 at 12:14 AM, in Networking
My Mushkin RAM is fantastic in my PowerBook 12"... 1,442 Views / 17 Replies  
My Mushkin RAM is fantastic in my PowerBook 12" 1.33GHz.

www.mushkin.com (use code ddrdeal for 10% off)

They make very respected RAM on the PC enthusiast side.

Mine ended up less than $290...
Posted by brentsg, on Jun 30, 2004 at 04:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
To back up what someone else said, I cannot... 908 Views / 17 Replies  
To back up what someone else said, I cannot imaging taking my laptop to class. I'm sure some people like to do this, but I wouldn't. I got an engineering BS and MS and never once saw anyone with a...
Posted by brentsg, on Jun 24, 2004 at 05:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Just tell your dad that he's right you should get... 1,202 Views / 32 Replies  
Just tell your dad that he's right you should get a Windows based laptop. Tell him you decided it'd be great because you could play a lot more games...

He'll let you get the mac.

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Posted by brentsg, on Jun 24, 2004 at 04:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I used iKlear on my new PowerBook screen and it... 1,283 Views / 12 Replies  
I used iKlear on my new PowerBook screen and it left it streaky and milky looking. It'll never come close to my screen again.

Now the same iKlear made my CRT screen look fantastic.

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Posted by brentsg, on Jun 21, 2004 at 09:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't ever notice fan noise from my 12"... 948 Views / 8 Replies  
I don't ever notice fan noise from my 12" PowerBook (rev c). Maybe it's because I am used to enthusiast PC's noise?

Makes me wonder if my fan doesn't work. Everything performs fine though......
Posted by brentsg, on Jun 18, 2004 at 01:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Airport Extreme vs. D-Link Xtreme G 774 Views / 0 Replies  
For what it's worth, I spent some time playing with a pair of Airport Extreme AP's and a pair of D-Link 2100AP's. The D-Link product is part of their "108G" line.

The 2100's are supposed to...
Posted by brentsg, on Jun 14, 2004 at 02:32 PM, in Networking
$500? Holy cow, I'd have to buy a bigger... 7,653 Views / 62 Replies  
$500? Holy cow, I'd have to buy a bigger protective case just to keep that one nice...

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Posted by brentsg, on Jun 11, 2004 at 01:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Nope, I can't confirm that. I might have... 1,328 Views / 24 Replies  
Nope, I can't confirm that. I might have connected a few dots that weren't there.

I sure hope it can be used to bridge 2 wired LANs.

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Posted by brentsg, on Jun 7, 2004 at 11:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Just ordered 2. Can't wait to get them. I... 1,328 Views / 24 Replies  
Just ordered 2. Can't wait to get them.

I love the idea that if I wind up not using the music component enough, I still get the benefit of WDS bridging to improve my existing wireless network...
Posted by brentsg, on Jun 7, 2004 at 09:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I am successfully using Mushkin's PC2700 1GB... 860 Views / 10 Replies  
I am successfully using Mushkin's PC2700 1GB SODIMM with my new Rev. C 1.33GHz PowerBook 12". I have run the Apple hardware test a couple of times and I've used the unit for a week or so. No...
Posted by brentsg, on Jun 4, 2004 at 02:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm using a pair of D-Link DWL-2100AP's with good... 1,348 Views / 18 Replies  
I'm using a pair of D-Link DWL-2100AP's with good success. I have the 108G hardware to do dynamic sensing of the devices on the network. When I'm not using the PowerBook I get the superfast speeds...
Posted by brentsg, on Jun 3, 2004 at 01:07 PM, in Networking
I was planning to order an iBook but I also... 4,615 Views / 32 Replies  
I was planning to order an iBook but I also wanted to upgrade the hard drive and add Bluetooth. Unfortunately that put me in the BTO category as you have found. I went by the local Apple store and...
Posted by brentsg, on May 6, 2004 at 10:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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