All in all, are you happy with the macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by olivia, Jun 28, 2006.

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Satisfied?

  1. Absolutely

    56 vote(s)
    84.8%
  2. Um, not so much

    10 vote(s)
    15.2%
  1. olivia macrumors member

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    Whether you have had problems or not, given the abilities, price, and overall look of the computer, are you happy with it?

    Please respond only if you have one. thanks!
     
  2. chairguru22 macrumors 6502a

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    to me, it was the best value for its price. nice design, small size, good specs, can run windows if i so choose, plus ive been wanting a mac for a while. im coming from the PC world so ive had some issues with OSX but that's because its just different. not necessarily better, just different.
     
  3. olivia thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah, same. i've never had a mac before, but i don't want to ruin the experience by getting a faulty macbook...
     
  4. The Grood macrumors regular

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    Have a white one.

    Nothing to report other than complete contentment.
     
  5. it5five macrumors 65816

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    I have the 2.0 white. It only moo's when plugged into the power cord. When running off the battery, it doesn't get hot or moo at all. I've had it for only a week, so there isn't any discoloration yet. I'm hoping it stays that way.
     
  6. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    I have the 2Ghz white model. No mooing, no discolouration and no whining. Its the best computer I've ever had:)
     
  7. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    2ghz black (a replacement for a 2ghz white with a dodgy superdrive) and no problems at all with this, Same here no mooing, no whining, no chipping or whatever people claimed in the first week..... Love it...

    Best 'laptop' i've had...
     
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I'm ecstatic over my MacBook. It's a fantastic little machine... :cool:

    The only thing I've not quite gotten used to yet is the "hardness" of the keyboard and trackpad button. My iBook is/was smooth and soft... The keyboard isn't a problem, but I've "dropped" quite a few items prematurely because of the trackpad button... :(

    Probably going to take a bit more than 2 weeks to get 2 1/2 years of iBook use out of the fingertips, right...? ;)

    Another issue, not with the MacBook, but rather some really slow developers: Where are the universal flash and flip4mac plug-ins...?!? Now I run Bon Echo (Firefox 2.0) in native mode and Safari through Rosetta to access flash contents... :mad:
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah this is a problem period, but then it was the same with OS X and the time it took developers to come out with new versions from OS 9....
     
  10. biocide macrumors member

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    I purchased a white 1.83 ghz, and just sent it back to Apple, cause it's not quite what I want. It's a great machine, no doubt about that, but I still feel that I need something else in my life right now..:)

    Why it's not right for me:
    - the weight
    2.36 kg is just too much, I want to be able to carry it around as much as I want. The MacBook has a heavy feel.
    - the glossy screen
    I guess it's something you either like or dislike, I definitely dislike it
    - the heat
    My MacBook got very hot, even on the left side of the keyboard. No big problem, but I still find it irritating to spend that much money on a 'laptop' too hot to place on my lap.

    But of course, even if it doesn't work for me, the MacBook may be great for others. The keyboard, for example, is simply amazing.
     
  11. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I know... it's just that it seems a handful of (major) developers are much, much slower that they should be... :mad:
     
  12. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    How are you going to find a notebook that's lighter than the MacBook (which only is less than 200 grams heavier than the 12" iBook G4) that's is cooler without taking a major hit in performance...?!?

    Spend NOK 29 on one of these and place the MacBook on any surface you like...
     
  13. pinetec macrumors member

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    I've had my Black MacBook since the second day they went on sale.

    I love it so far. It does get hotter than I would like though.

    Can anybody tell me what should the normal operating temp be? Right now I've got Safari, Mail, Journler and the CoreDuo Temp apps open and it shows 69°C and is running at 1500 MHz. I've had it get as high as 83°C with 4 or 5 apps open.

    I also just noticed today for the first time my powerbrick buzzing.

    Like I said though, I really like the machine. Wouldn't even have thought about returning it.
     
  14. biocide macrumors member

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    I know, it's give n take. I've come to the conclusion that I could do just fine with a light but slow laptop. I can do heavier tasks at work or at home (soon going to invest in a mac mini =). I don't do gaming, so I just need something portable I can use to write and surf. Unfortunately, that rules out Apple notebooks at the moment. At least until this arrives (?):
    http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2006/06/20060615153257.shtml
     
  15. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    I would have liked to see dedicated graphics. Even if it were a mobile x1300 with 64MB of video memory... however, it is a good little machine.

    The next MacBook needs to be the same as it is now with dedicated graphics....
     
  16. brbubba macrumors 6502

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    Definitely happy even after the mooing and heat issues.

    My only wish though is that they had a Macbook Pro in 12 or 13 inches, would definitely go for that over my blackbook. I think the 15" may be slightly too big.
     
  17. wilk0076 macrumors member

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    I am extremely happy with mine. I've experienced no mooing. It whines, but that's never bothered me (either I'm listening to music or working the processor enough). It's quieter than any previous laptop or desktop I've used.

    I love the machine, though. I take it everywhere and use it all the time for everything - e-mail, internet, writing, watching movies, music - I have it on at work next to me to do e-mail and chat and at home plugged into the TV playing movies or music.

    It's become so ingrained into my life - best $1400 I've spent!
     
  18. maxi macrumors regular

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    I have a white 1.83ghz, week 19.
    No moo, and the whine is virtually imperceptible.

    It´s quieter than my Titanium powerbook and not any hotter. I can use it on my bare lap without problems...

    the 512 mb RAM are a disgrace though... it struggles with parallels. (rosetta seems to run well enough though), I´m putting 2gigs as soon as I can.

    Overall an amazing computer.
     
  19. count chocula macrumors 6502a

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    total was $1669. details shown in attachment. i absolutely love this thing, worth every penny. it never slows down, its so fast. the performance amazes me. i'll have it do something, then just watch it. then i realize i'm not on my old computer and i can do more than 1 or 2 things at a time. no moos, whines, sizzles, or snap, crackle, and popping. its dead silent, the fans rarely come on. it does get hot, but its not too bad.

    its a beauty too, the black is stunning. the screen is fantastic, no glares in sight. i've had no problems with integrated graphics, it plays hd video perfectly.

    to sum it up, its amazing. the free nano is nice too. :cool:
     

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  20. GooMan macrumors regular

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    I have a black Macbook and I have had zero problems with it. I'm glad I waited for it instead of buying a MBP, like I was tempted to do.
     
  21. olivia thread starter macrumors member

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    yay, this is encouraging... its just been problems everywhere on this board (which i know is reasonable and even foreseeable) but that just made it so hard to remember that it's only a small percentage of the computers and not like....30% of them

    my biggest concern is the moo since i'm going to be using the notebook to take notes in class and work in the library and i don't want to be "the girl with that computer"
     
  22. The Grood macrumors regular

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    Encouraging, but still looks like one in ten is a duffer?

    (guess I'm lucky)

    Don't you think all new products/models (cars especially) have these teething problems - they'll be all ironed out by now.

    So you did well to wait.
     
  23. olivia thread starter macrumors member

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    haha yeah, but i'm just guessing that the 1/10 is in a place where there should be more complaints than normal... so in my head i'm inflating it to like.....a lot less then 1/10 ;)
     
  24. oscarfrancis macrumors newbie

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    Alas, the Macbook's keyboard is a fair bit noisier than that on the iBook or PowerBook. I was hoping to be able to use my Macbook in lecture theatres too, but it isn't really suitable. Sticking with my terrible handwriting for now. Definitely going to be taking it to uni for general work, though...
     
  25. uchuff macrumors member

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    Switcher here, well we have a G4 mini at work for testing purposes. Loving my Macbook (2.0GHz White) especially now it has 2GB RAM and runs great. :cool:
     

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