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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But I do like the keyboard. It took a little adjustment, but I got around to it.


Does the keyboard feel firm or flimsy? What about key travel? It doesn't look like the keys have much travel in them.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would they charge $500 for a 2GB memory upgrade, then show you how to avoid paying anywhere near that much for it?
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 11:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Glossy Screen Blows... Reply with quote

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subaruwrx wrote:
Glossy Screens Blow! They really should offer a matte finish for those of us that might use this thing in any place with lights.

Glossy screens are really a crazy trend. They leave off the last step in the LCD process so they can charge more for a screen that is more susceptible to be damage by cleaning or scraps.

Nuts to that!


Apple should have given their customers the choice of a glossy or matte finish display. HP, Dell, and Sony do. I hate this current trend of glossy displays in the laptop market. They are very distracting and reflect way too much light.


I agree 100%. Apple is giving MacBook Pro buyers the choice of flat/matte or glossy displays. They should definitely extend this offer to MacBook buyers. I sincerely hope they change their minds over the next couple of months.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Why would they charge $500 for a 2GB memory upgrade, then show you how to avoid paying anywhere near that much for it?


I know it's hard to believe, but there are people out there that are afraid to upgrade their own computers. Even with something as easy as installing memory. There are also rich people out there that could care less about what something costs. They would just rather buy everything from Apple and call it a day.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Sony XBRITE (19in) on my Mac mini and it looks great, especially because I am not 'backlit' by a light source, so there is no glare. On my HP laptop, I have the glossy coating and it looks great indoors, but it is really bad when you go outside, you can hardly see anything, like any other laptop screen, but there is also a bad reflection too.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI guys! Amazon has a $100 rebate on the 1.83GHz MacBook. I still would like to see one in person this weekend, but it's getting more tempting by the hour. Laughing

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EPJNHW
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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FYI guys! Amazon has a $100 rebate on the 1.83GHz MacBook. I still would like to see one in person this weekend, but it's getting more tempting by the hour. Laughing

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EPJNHW


#1, #2, and #3 sellers in computers. That didn't take long!
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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FYI guys! Amazon has a $100 rebate on the 1.83GHz MacBook. I still would like to see one in person this weekend, but it's getting more tempting by the hour. Laughing

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EPJNHW


#1, #2, and #3 sellers in computers. That didn't take long!


It would have been interesting to see where a black 1.83GHz MacBook would rank in sales. I'm guessing number one, but you never know.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The black one is #3
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The black one is #3


I know that. There's little doubt that the white MacBooks are outselling the black MacBook based on price alone. I was more interested in seeing how a black 1.83GHz would have ranked.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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SOCOMRAIDER wrote:

But I do like the keyboard. It took a little adjustment, but I got around to it.


Does the keyboard feel firm or flimsy? What about key travel? It doesn't look like the keys have much travel in them.

It's not flimsy, it's firm when you first start pressing, but seems to press really well. There isn't a lot of travel, but it's nothing like pressing the click wheel on a iPod. It was a little hard to type at first, but that had to do with the angle I was at (tall person standing on top of it). When I started messing with a MacBook on a more equal level it was much easier to type. The keys are real responsive but do seem a little close at first. It does seem like you are reaching just a little for them, since they are at equal level of the body and not sticking out a little.

Everything seemed real nice, except for a lonnnngggg wake up time after sleeping. I even crashed one of the MacBooks, which they had to take in back to look at.

But my biggest gripe is the black one, can I just say.. fingerprints galore.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got myself to the Apple store yesterday - I have to say, I'm diggin the MacBook. The keys aren't so bad, it's quick, and the screen is plenty big for a laptop.

Personally, I didn't like the matte-black, I think a glossy black would have looked better. Ironically, a matte screen rather than a glossy screen would also be better. Very Happy

I think I may go for the white one. MAYBE. Time so sell my PBook!

Anyone interested in a 12" Pbook? Heheh.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But my biggest gripe is the black one, can I just say.. fingerprints galore.


And from what I read from one reviewer who also complained about all the fingerprints, the black paint scratches off with a fingernail pretty easily.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BLACK PAINT! thats a joke right!? you'll have to excuse me, I live in a part of the uk where i will have to wait at least a week, maybe two before i even get to see one in the flesh. I just figured it was black plastic. paint on the outside of a laptop seems just too ubsurd an idea to me.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MiniMoe wrote:
SOCOMRAIDER wrote:
But my biggest gripe is the black one, can I just say.. fingerprints galore.


And from what I read from one reviewer who also complained about all the fingerprints, the black paint scratches off with a fingernail pretty easily.

I highly doubt it's paint after holding one in person. But in any case can I read that review?
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