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Discussion in 'Mac' started by cowofwar, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. cowofwar

    cowofwar Peasant

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    Wheeee, I'm typing this on my new macbook pro. Yay for expensive gadgets.
     
  2. Calendryll

    Calendryll MSC Commander and Donator

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    Grats for macs as good as PCs! Actually I have thought about buying one just to learn the MAC. Is it worth it?
     
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  3. cowofwar

    cowofwar Peasant

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    Depends on the individual.

    I bought a refurbished one to save money and I got a BTO free upgrade. Instead of getting 1 dimm of 512mb I got 1 dimm of 1gb which added to the second dimm of 1gb that I bought elsewhere gives me twice the ram as my desktop computer =\
     
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    Sweet. I was looking at them at the Apple retail store, they are nice.
     
  5. harleyb

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    I'll probably have a 17" one soon =D
     
  6. cowofwar

    cowofwar Peasant

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    Why? It's so big that it's no longer a laptop. Even the 15" that I have is approaching the too big for a laptop status.
     
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    Because it's more portable than a desktop, and with a mouse, almost as functional?

    If you have a desktop, and are getting a laptop to suppliment it, getting a teeny one makes sense. If you want something that can be both, the big one seems like it would be nice.
     
  8. cowofwar

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    That is until you try to actually carry it around.
     
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    I use a 15" PB right now, and the 17" isn't much bigger to me. The 12" is really an ideal size for me, but I wouldn't consider using one because of the terrible screen size. The way I see it is the 15" is already too big for me, so the 17" isn't worse. The only thing that turns me off of the 17" is the hinges.
     
  10. Unshra

    Unshra Peasant and Donator

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    Nice one mate, yup I know I am late but it is not like I log on here everyday. ^_^

    How’s your MBP holding up game wise so far it seems they are doing rather well both on OS X and Win XP?

    -Unshra
     
  11. cowofwar

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    I don't know, why would I play games other than tetris on a laptop?
     
  12. Unshra

    Unshra Peasant and Donator

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    Depends on your lifestyle, I travel a lot so playing games on a laptop makes more sence then playing on a desktop. Well I will find out soon enough the office approved the order of a MBP 17" (non-glossy). This is prefect for me as I don't use the bulky setup of port-replicator, montior, keyboard and mouse I just use my notebook and nothing else.

    -Unshra
     
  13. cowofwar

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    That is going to be huge. I can barely use the 15" on the train it's so big.
     
  14. Unshra

    Unshra Peasant and Donator

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    Well I just got mine yesterday and yes it is huge however it is perfect for what I do.

    I just finished transferring all my data and getting things in order on the notebook. I will say I was quite surprised how fast Office 2004 runs on Rosetta I honestly cannot tell the difference from when it was on PPC. Photoshop and Fireworks on the other hand are noticeably slower but mostly during start up.

    I decided to reactivate my WoW account just to see how it runs compared to my PC and old Mac and I must say it runs surprisingly well with everything maxed. This is something I was only able to do on my PC (the old Mac would slow down in populated areas the Mac Book does not.)

    I also setup Parallels in combination with Shadow Book and Virtual Desktop running. So now all I need to do is wave my hand over the left speaker and it will switch form OS X to Windows XP so I can still use the LMCO admin apps that only run on windows.

    Overall I love the new Mac Book and didn't think I would enjoy it this much but it is a great machine.

    I do agree the 17” is rather large but seeing that I need the screen space for my work it's perfect and honestly it’s too big, just noticeably larger then the Dells around the office. ^_^

    Now if my notebook case would just come in... :P

    -Unshra
     
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