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willmg
Sep 25, 2003, 10:40 AM
Woot!!! After getting my tracking number 3 days before the unit actually shipped, and trying to get Airborne express to admit they ahd lost it ;), my beastie finally arrived at my door step this morning at 11:20 EST! Pictures and Xbench to follow.

willmg
Sep 25, 2003, 10:51 AM
First Impressions

Silent! I mean quiet, copying a full CD no noise at all from the drive! Slower then my desktop but thats ok still fast enough. This baby is pretty, for a while I was tempted to get a Centrino with radeon 9600 or FX5650 but luckily I waited for this to come out. Startup pretty damn quick, about 10x faster than my old Pismo and shutdown only takes about 15 secs. Speakers are suprisingly nice for a laptop and the keyboard is nice as well, though not as excited over it as most people seem to be(never used Ti keyboard so maybe my expectations are different).

willmg
Sep 25, 2003, 10:56 AM
Laptop from front

willmg
Sep 25, 2003, 10:57 AM
laptop from left

willmg
Sep 25, 2003, 10:58 AM
From right

willmg
Sep 25, 2003, 10:59 AM
from top

willmg
Sep 25, 2003, 10:59 AM
Box

willmg
Sep 25, 2003, 11:09 AM
System Setup

1.25 G4
1x512 PC 2700
4200rpm 80GB
Superdrive

X Bench Scores

103

CPU=148.88

Thread Test= 79.80

Mem Test= 115.07

Quartz Test=141.50

Opengl=98.40

User Int= 126.84

Disk test= 65.90


So Not bad, but could definetly improve overall performance with a 7200rpm drive upgrade, as disk performance was by far the worst statistic.

KBFinFan
Sep 25, 2003, 11:16 AM
Mine is here too!!! I am too excited to post pictures at this second.. My setup is the same as yours.

Congrats!

dswoodley
Sep 25, 2003, 11:19 AM
Sweet! Question for you, when closed, how flush does the lid get against the keyboard? The Tibooks had a major problem with the keys leaving imprints on the display.

stoid
Sep 25, 2003, 11:22 AM
As another reference to those who are still waiting...

When did you place your orders, and what is the info that you got from Airborne? When did it list in Taiwan and Shipper's Door? Also did you get standard shipping or express 2 day shipping?

THANKS for the info!!!

stoid
Sep 25, 2003, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by dswoodley
Sweet! Question for you, when closed, how flush does the lid get against the keyboard? The Tibooks had a major problem with the keys leaving imprints on the display.


Supposedly thats why the 15incher gained a .1 inch so that there would be a small gap inbetween the keyboard and monitor so that it would leave imprints.

Still waiting on my book to arrive, but it's in the states at least, so I should get it tomorrow or early next week!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D

willmg
Sep 25, 2003, 11:25 AM
Hey first, the lid isnt completely flush, no wobbling like some have mentioned, but there is a definite gap. Second I got an email saying it shipped Monday, but Airborne couldnt get any info on it till Tuesday at 5pm when it was picked up In IL at an Apple location. It said 1 day from Taiwan to IL ... cool! In terms of my shipping I took standard ground, then went to call and upgrade but the apple guy said dont bother as they are shipping 3 day international from Taiwan to catch up on your original shipping estimate! Woot cool free upgrade I guess.

dxp4acu
Sep 25, 2003, 11:28 AM
uh, why do you even shut it down? I thought it was better for OS X to just been on sleep. My windows friends can't believe how long my 12" takes to start up, but then again, they have to start up everytime. When I open my lid after that, they are amazed! It's... already on!!!

Have fun!
The Dingo.

willmg
Sep 25, 2003, 11:29 AM
Oh and I placed my order at 11:30AM on the 16th.

willmg
Sep 25, 2003, 11:30 AM
Heh have to shut down after software update silly! ;) JK

shadowfax
Sep 25, 2003, 11:34 AM
Originally posted by willmg
Heh have to shut down after software update silly! ;) JK congrats on the new 'top man! it looks sweet. be sure and join the Uptimes! threat after a few weeks :)

Independence
Sep 25, 2003, 02:24 PM
willmg: hey, you have a lava lamp just like mine. even the same color. :)