Anyone get their new Powerbooks yet? Share your experience

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  1. g0gie macrumors regular

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    Anyone get their new Powerbooks yet? Share your experience please :)
     
  2. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Give it three days... then we get to hear all the joyful children sing out accross the land.
     
  3. nospleen macrumors 68000

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    Yeahhh, post some pics of the screens. My apple store said they sold out in a few hours.
     
  4. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    i played with a new 17" about an hour ago at the local apple store at willow bend mall.

    WOW! :eek:

    the screen resolution really makes a big difference. i can't wait until i get my 17"!!!!!!!!! i was drooling all over it. the girl that worked that said she bought one today and was wishing she could go home so she could start playing with hers. of course, i had to brag and tell her "well, i did the BTO earlier today with the 7200rpm hard drive. ;)"

    but yeah, i am REALLY wanting my 17" now. mmmmmmmmm
     
  5. g0gie thread starter macrumors regular

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    I ordered the 15'' with 7200rpm HD this morning just as the apple store reopened online. Its currently being "manufactured" hopefully it ships tomorrow. I CANT WAIT!!1
     
  6. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    yup, mine is in the "sent to manufacturing" state also. i am very anxious to get my 17" especially after being teased by the one i got to play with in the store tonight. grrrrrr. i am so impatient! :(
     
  7. sandmann41 macrumors regular

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    Bought my 15" last night. I am loving it so far.
    I had a 1.33 12" before this, definitely a huge improvement.
     
  8. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    how much brighter is the screen?
     
  9. sandmann41 macrumors regular

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    compared to the 12" it is like night and day. Not sure about compared to the previous 15".
     
  10. Epicurus macrumors 6502

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    I've given in an decided to buy a new 15" PowerBook, the only question being what hard drive to get: 100GB 7200RPM or 120GB 5400RPM. It seems like a lot of people are going for the 7200RPM model. Why? Does anyone have a link to an article comparing the two drive speeds? The reason I ask is not because 20GB matters all that much to me now, but because a few years ago I went for a 60GB rather than an 80GB and now I'm regretting it. 20GB isn't a big deal now, but it might be later. So the real swing vote here is speed. How big of a boost would I get? I'm really on the fence on this issue. :confused:

    Once I get this straightened out I'm buying the PowerBook and dropping in 2GB of RAM!! :D :D :D
     
  11. g0gie thread starter macrumors regular

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    I would highly recommend the 7200rpm for speed. it willd ecreas your battery life by about 5%, but you'll notice the speed boost from the 5400rpm drive. One of the biggest bottlnecks in computing is hard drive speed. Thats why cache and memory speed is so import, and also why 10k rpm drives have become so popular. Loading things will be a lot faster and the cmoputer in general will be more snappier. Of course you could go for the 5400 drive, but the 7200 is well worth it IMHO
     
  12. Epicurus macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Now I'm leaning in the 7200 direction. I guess with a dual-layer superdrive at my disposal, I'll be in no short supply of backup space so losing 20GB isn't that big of a problem. Now I'm set to make an order :eek: :D :eek: :D
     
  13. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    ...We'd love to see pictures, too! Share your new HD beauties!
     
  14. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    yeah, i went with the 7200 for performance. 20gb isn't much these days. 7200rpm is.
     
  15. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816

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    Faster is definitely better. You could always obtain an external hard drive, if needed. The amount specified should get you by. What do you indend to use it for?
     
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    I blew off these updates until i saw the review of the new powerbook, wow they really did make the screens brighter and added alot of landscape for the desktop, i hope all of you enjoy it!!
     
  17. g0gie thread starter macrumors regular

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    where did you see the reviews? I would love to read them
     
  18. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    me 2
     
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    My sincere apologies i should not have said reviews, i really meant photo comparisons of the new monitor. I offer my condolences and these photo comparisons.

    http://media.99mac.se/powerbook_hd/

    Check out the difference in the resolutions and brightnesses!
     
  21. jhero macrumors 6502

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    ooh thanks :)
     
  22. g0gie thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm still waiting for my BTO 15'' to ship!!! OMG THE WAIT IS KILLING ME. its still int eh "manufacturing stage..."
     
  23. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Did you pull?
     
  24. jhero macrumors 6502

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    [​IMG]

    A black PB??! on Apple's site?!
     
  25. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    come on, that is most definetly silver with low lighting.
     

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