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Aug 4, 2006, 11:34 PM
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poppe
Aug 5, 2006, 11:59 AM
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Interesting article. Seemed fair enough. Better than CNET reviews thats for sure.

mkrishnan
Aug 5, 2006, 12:29 PM
Nice review, although not too deep on information. Hopefully Apple can increase the radius in the mold on that edge and get rid of these seam issues.

Fiveos22
Aug 5, 2006, 01:59 PM
Nice review, although not too deep on information. Hopefully Apple can increase the radius in the mold on that edge and get rid of these seam issues.

I have never noticed the sharpness of the edge before. I suppose its because I, like normal people, rest my wrists on the computer not on the edge of the case. Also, the edge is not terribly sharp at all. The seam lines from injection molded parts are infinately more sharp than the MacBook "seam".

mkrishnan
Aug 5, 2006, 04:27 PM
I have never noticed the sharpness of the edge before. I suppose its because I, like normal people, rest my wrists on the computer not on the edge of the case. Also, the edge is not terribly sharp at all. The seam lines from injection molded parts are infinately more sharp than the MacBook "seam".

I haven't seen enough MacBooks to be completely sure, but there was quite a bit of debate about this and there seems to be some individual differences -- i.e. not everyone has sharp edges. That could easily be accounted for by a number of factors -- e.g. multiple cavities, of which only one is making problem parts, or a running change. Although if people are still complaining about newly shipped MacBooks having this problem, I suspect it's not the latter.

I could be wrong, to your point, and all the MacBooks could be the same, but some of the users are bitchier than others.... ;) Which is good for you (since you're easy-going and have good posture) but bad for Apple, because there seem to be a good number of users out there that who do not meet your definition of "normal people." ;)

Can always use sandpaper. :eek: ;) :D

abeyk
Aug 5, 2006, 05:27 PM
good review, I like this one more:http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardware/macbook.ars

Monk Edsel
Aug 6, 2006, 02:10 AM
good review, I like this one more:http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardware/macbook.ars

Eh, I don't like how it repeatedly refers to the black model as being "glossy black" when it isn't glossy at all, unlike the white.

steve_hill4
Aug 6, 2006, 06:22 AM
Again I see positive responses from pro-Apple reviews around here, the same as negatives from anti-Apple reviews. Appears mistakes have been overlooked as the overall tone is pro-Apple.

1. It does not come pre-loaded with Office, only a test drive.
2. Gives the impression that all larger models have FW800, (15" doesn't, 17" does)
3. Gives impression it will not onyl read, but burn any 12cm DVD available, (doesn't do DVD+R DL or DVD-R DL)

Alright, I am nit-picking, but this article isn't as good as it appears from a couple of initial responses here.

Mackilroy
Aug 6, 2006, 01:55 PM
Again I see positive responses from pro-Apple reviews around here, the same as negatives from anti-Apple reviews. Appears mistakes have been overlooked as the overall tone is pro-Apple.

1. It does not come pre-loaded with Office, only a test drive.
2. Gives the impression that all larger models have FW800, (15" doesn't, 17" does)
3. Gives impression it will not onyl read, but burn any 12cm DVD available, (doesn't do DVD+R DL or DVD-R DL)

Alright, I am nit-picking, but this article isn't as good as it appears from a couple of initial responses here.

1. Does any Mac come loaded with Office nowadays? No. So what's the point?
2. No it doesn't. It just says it lacks FW800. While you could say they imply that the 15.4'' has FW800, that's a bit dumb.
3. Says it can handle it – which is a real nit-pick, but it wasn't an in-depth so don't go overboard. ;)