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Old Oct 9, 2004, 03:37 PM   #1
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My new Powerbook 12"...thoughts

I just got (ok, work bought it for me) a brand new Powerbook G4 12", 1.33ghz, 768mb RAM, 80gb hard drive, SuperDrive. I must say, out of all of the Apple notebooks I've owned (so far I've owned 5 different ones), this one by far is the most solidly constructed, well made computer I've had.

Everything is very zippy...the computer wakes up from sleep faster than my last laptop, quicker response when I open programs, etc. Not one flaw...no dead pixels, no warping, the lid closes and locks properly. Battery life seems very good.

The only thing I'd add to this computer if I could would be the backlit keyboard. Other than that, I'm very pleased
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Old Oct 9, 2004, 03:41 PM   #2
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Wish my work would buy me a PB ...lucky you! Glad you like it.
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Old Oct 9, 2004, 03:44 PM   #3
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Of course each version is going to get better. This is Apple, not Microsoft (example 95 to ME) !!!
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Old Oct 9, 2004, 03:58 PM   #4
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congratulations on the new powerbook i agree on the backlight thing its a much needed addition what do you think about the heat it gives off?
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Old Oct 9, 2004, 04:08 PM   #5
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congratulations on the new powerbook i agree on the backlight thing its a much needed addition what do you think about the heat it gives off?
The heat really isn't bad...much better than the original 12".

Sitting on my lap, it doesn't get any more 'uncomfortable' than my old 15" AlBook got.
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Old Oct 9, 2004, 09:28 PM   #6
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The heat really isn't bad...much better than the original 12".

Sitting on my lap, it doesn't get any more 'uncomfortable' than my old 15" AlBook got.
I just got an original 12" a few weeks ago. It's a really nice machine but GOD THE HEAT I know what you mean...

By the by, as it's a work machine, can you customize it anyway you want? For example can you put your own software on it or install Linux, etc?
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Old Oct 9, 2004, 09:30 PM   #7
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I just got an original 12" a few weeks ago. It's a really nice machine but GOD THE HEAT I know what you mean...

By the by, as it's a work machine, can you customize it anyway you want? For example can you put your own software on it or install Linux, etc?
Yeah, pretty much. I'm the lone Mac person at work, so no one but me touches my computers. I use it for personal use too. Even if I did have my own personal software on it, no one would know the difference!
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Old Oct 9, 2004, 09:40 PM   #8
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Yea, I have a 12" Rev. B PB with 768MB of RAM and I love it! Good luck with your new machine - enjoy!

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Old Oct 9, 2004, 10:14 PM   #9
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One thing I've noticed is that the fan seems to come on a lot more on the 12" than it did on the 15". Guess that's to be expected though.
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