Doooonnnng...it finally arrived!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mac Me Up, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. macrumors regular

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    My brand new powerbook g4, 15" with Superdrive arrived this morning :D

    As a PC user of many years I'm finding the switch a bit interesting...but Google and these forums are coming in pretty handy. Plus when I opened the box up at work - suddenly all these closet Mac fans appeared out of nowhere!

    My current feeling - the powerbook is absolutely awesome! I thought I had a pretty shmick PC laptop (silver, sleek, thin, same weight as the PB) - but the PB just blows it away!

    The setup was so easy...enter a few details - and bang your into working with it! (and you don't even need that little question mark dude to help you out - ala win XP)

    Only complaint so far: the slot sloading superdrive is a bit loud, and the way it sucks your CD in at the last second is a bit freaky! :p
     
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    I couldnt stand paying that much money for a laptop thats underpowered hope it doesnt give u a bad impression of macs but any way congrats on the swich welcome to the community.
     
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    risc

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    What you don't think it sucks? Based on everything I read here I would have to assume the PowerBook G4 is a POS! ;)

    I'm glad you like yours I love my G4 1.67 GHz 15".
     
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    eva01

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    that is one of the stupidest posts of the night in my opinion.

    You have a wonderful machine that can run all of todays software and is in no way underpowered. Great machine.
     
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    risc

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    LMFAO there you go another troll about the power of the PowerBook!
     
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    eva01

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    hahahah yep i loved that post, trolling around badmouthing the powerbook at every chance the person gets, and posting threads in wrong areas, its great.


    remember to not feed the troll OP
     
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    risc

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    Oh come on eva01 admit it even though the PowerBook G4 does everything people need it to, it sucks! Time to get with the program! :)

    Oh well I love my POS PowerBook G4!
     
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    eva01

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    I love my two POS powerbooks, if only they could run software that wasn't out yet T____T, that just proves it sucks.
     
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    risc

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    An interesting side note about how bad the PowerBook G4 1.67 is - my GF has an iMac G5 1.6 GHz it feels about the same as the PowerBook, except the PowerBook can rip CDs and DVDs faster - I guess the iMac sucks too?
     
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    eva01

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    my powerbook is more mobile than my dual 1.8 G5 Powermac, does that mean it sucks too?

    ok i am done enough spam for me :p
     
  11. thread starter macrumors regular

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    One thing you have to realise is that specifications on paper do not equal a good machine. If that were true I would have bought some souped up PC laptop with bling bling up the ying yang. I've owned high end PC's for about 10 years now, and believe me when I say that this powerbook is easiest the best one of the lot! :D

    Besides the PB has plenty under the hood, I'm guessing that you don't own one from the way you're talking...

    p.s. I also heard from Chicken Little that the sky would fall if I bought a PB...but it turns out it hasn't...who would have thunk it? :p
     
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    risc

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    Actually I own a Dual 1.8 GHz G5 as well I actually use the PowerBook more, so I guess that does mean your G5 sucks. ;)

    I'm done too!

    OP enjoy your PowerBook don't worry about the trolls.
     
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    It is indeed a great machine it is not a great machine for the price a similar priced pc has more ram, more powerful graphics processor, often inbuilt tv tuner, higher resolution screen... need I go on just because it works for all current programs doesnt make it a good machine for the price. I never said the powerbook sucks its an excellent machine that is powerfully overpriced and if you have the money to blow than more power to you.

    I figure atleast I didnt buy it
     
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    Dont you love the crunch those slot loaders make I cringe every time I hear it. Once again welcome to the mac world as you can see everyones very friendly ;)
     
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    Don't let any of the negative posters get you down. The powerbook is a fantastic machine and you will find it to be a wonderful computing experience. Plus, when the Intel Powerbooks come out and people are having compatibility issues you will be able to sit back and laugh ;) Enjoy the new toy and let us know if you need any assistance along the way.
     
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    CanadaRAM

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    Congratulations on your new Doooonnng! And it's a 15"!

    Wow. :eek:

    Now aren't you glad you didn't order the Mini?
     
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    yoda13

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    roflmao...I am using a 15" right now myself :D
     
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    Chrispy

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    I'm just using a 12"... :(
     
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    AJ Muni

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    im using a 12" too and i love it.... :D ...loving it more everyday...
     
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    Capt Underpants

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    You must not be a gamer...
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    I agree I do hope that when I buy my next powerbook (mine is <6 mos old) that they would have done something about the loud ass slot drive.
     
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    bodeh6

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    There is no such thing as an Apple gamer. :D
     
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    maxterpiece

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    based on the posts here you'd think APPiano started the thread and not mac me up.

    Good luck with your powerbook. I'm not a huge fan of them right now either as in the past they have undeniably been in a better position comparitively to the rest of the mac lineup and the PC lineup, but it's a mac and it's a solid machine.

    Right now I'm sitting outside in 60° weather and my ibook is doing a fine job of keeping me warm. I don't see why apple doesn't advertise this feature...
     
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    dmw007

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    Really? I happen to enjoy playing games on my Mac. :)

    But then again, I am no where near to being a "die hard gamer"- more like an occasional gamer. :)
     
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    dmw007

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    Congrats on your new Mac btw. I for one still think that the PowerBook G4s are awesome laptops! Enjoy it! :)
     

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