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reusman
Feb 26, 2008, 11:00 PM
So I heard that the new macbooks [released today] no longer have the fall sensing hard drives. Apparently they are now only part of the air/pro laptops. Anyone know more about this/ can anyone confirm it?

Kinda sad...

Z



iTim314
Feb 26, 2008, 11:07 PM
That really doesn't seem that logical if they did.

By looking on the Technical Specifications, I did a page wide search and found nothing about a Sudden Motion Sensor.

reusman
Feb 27, 2008, 02:03 AM
Just talked with someone at the Apple Store Online [not sure how knowledgeable they are about the new macbooks]. However, he confirmed that the "Sudden Motion Sensor" is no longer included in the Macbook, nor is it an option [obviously].

Sadness. Why would Apple eliminate a safety feature?!

Sad Z

TheStu
Feb 27, 2008, 03:27 AM
I just checked the new MacBook Pro info page and it isn't there either. I think we will need to wait and see. Maybe someone can call an Apple Store, have them bring up the System Profiler.

inspir3
Feb 27, 2008, 04:23 AM
somone please check and confirm this..:(
i might get a refurbished if this is true.

pjashley1
Feb 27, 2008, 05:10 AM
Just got mine this morning - System Profiler definitely says 'Sudden Motion Sensor - Enabled'

:)

m85476585
Feb 27, 2008, 01:07 PM
It isn't mentioned on the MBP page either.

reusman
Feb 27, 2008, 01:15 PM
I talked with someone at the apple store [South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA]. He didn't even hesitate before responding "No, unfortunately that feature is no longer part of the macbook lineup".

This is especially confusing since others have stated that they have found it in system profiler... What's up with this?!

Confused...

kamm
Feb 27, 2008, 01:28 PM
Will check when I get home tonight.

reusman
Feb 27, 2008, 01:38 PM
I said earlier that the guy at the apple store said the feature was removed from the macbook lineup... This was meant to imply only the macbooks. He confirmed that the feature is still part of the air/ pro... Sorry for any confusion.

Z

kamm
Feb 27, 2008, 01:52 PM
Just got mine this morning - System Profiler definitely says 'Sudden Motion Sensor - Enabled'

:)

MB or MBP?

j.dunning
Feb 27, 2008, 03:03 PM
I just got a new 2.4 BlackBook last night and the sudden motion sensor still says that it is enabled in the System Profiler. It looks to me like its still there.

pjashley1
Feb 27, 2008, 05:03 PM
MB or MBP?

On MB 2.4

I3eXa
Feb 27, 2008, 05:08 PM
my 2.4mb will be here tomorrow, and i hope it has it....guess i'll find out and let you guys know.

Consultant
Feb 27, 2008, 05:11 PM
I just got a new 2.4 BlackBook last night and the sudden motion sensor still says that it is enabled in the System Profiler. It looks to me like its still there.

You might want to post a screen shot? Remove your serial number first of course.

bigbadnewill
Feb 27, 2008, 05:14 PM
So come on then, who's gonna be first to drop their MB to test it?...It's all in the name of science!! :D

pjashley1
Feb 27, 2008, 05:22 PM
Here we go, doubters.... and why would I want to remove my serial, just out of interest?

SFStateStudent
Feb 27, 2008, 06:27 PM
Here we go, doubters.... and why would I want to remove my serial, just out of interest?

and like pjashley1 shows on his screenshot, it is definitely ENABLED on the MB 2.4 I'm picking up right now, (I'm having my data transferred over from my MacBook 2.16 presently)! I also confirmed this with the Apple Store Manager. My specs:

# 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
# 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
# 250GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
# SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
# Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
# AirPort Extreme Card & Bluetooth

Also, remember to ADD the Apple REMOTE, 'cause it doesn't come pre-loaded in the box anymore! :p

m85476585
Feb 27, 2008, 06:57 PM
Anyone with a new MB: Try using one of the many programs that lets you do stuff with the sudden motion sensor (games, etc). If it works, they still have the sensor.

razyorv
Feb 27, 2008, 07:38 PM
http://isnoop.net/blog/2006/06/22/macsaber-11-attack-of-the-backlight/
MacSaber!

kamm
Feb 28, 2008, 09:37 AM
Enabled here as well.