Favorite feature(s) about Powerbook/iBook?

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  1. Will Curran macrumors regular

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    What's your favorite feature or features of your Powerbook or iBook?
     
  2. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    and the fact that is a grate computer for the money!
     
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    Sexy aluminium case and glowing backlit keys ;)

    Although bluetooth, gigabit ethernet and firewire 800 have all come in very handy on more than 1 occasion (never underestimate the bandwidth of 'driving your laptop across town').
     
  7. dotnina macrumors 6502a

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    Tons of things about the PB are great; my favorites are:

    - Screen (15" widescreen)
    - Keyboard (backlit, and the tactile response)
    - Overall look ... silver is sleek

    If you're talking about Macs in general, I love the usability and scripting abilities of OS X, as well as the wide variety of software out there.
     
  8. Applespider macrumors G4

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    How fast it goes to sleep and then wakes up! Even my Mac-bashing PC-loving friends are amazed by that!
     
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    Backlit Keyboard..mad as!

    Man.. Backlit Keyboard... the moment I saw it on the Video... I was hooked completely...! Can't wait til I get my 15" PB... ((I hope so..))
     
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    It's portable and I mean I can type while waiting for a train/plane , it's amazing, and my built-in bluetooth... battery life...
     
  11. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    Love everything about mine!!!!
    Looks great - nothing looks better!!!!
    backlit keyboard - I thought would be a bit gimmicky - but WOW love it and it is very handy!!!!
    the 17" widescreen!!!!
    the colour
    the keyboard - it seels great - i cant use a plastic Windoze laptop anymore!
    Wifi
    Bluetooth
    seamless integration
    TRUE plug and play
    lots of ports
    the shiny apple logo

    The amazing Mac OS

    Oh yeah did I mention it's because its a Mac!
     
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    Weight and keyboard!
    Ofcourse MacOSX, and style too!
     
  14. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

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    I have a TiBook, but the same goes for the new Aluminum PBooks. The design, fit & finish is unmatched by any PC notebook. IBM comes close, but most laptops I see aren't nearly as nice as my Mac.

    Oh, and it runs Mac OS! Duh! :D
     
  15. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    yes, indeed, the original feature is sleeping and we all know how fast one can wake up. microsoft has tried to implement it too, but it has to call it "hibernating". i wonder why :D :D :D
     
  16. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    i think the best feature of apple laptops is indeed the ability of running osx. other than that which is obvious, i like that my powerbook is a true desktop replacement (after i exchanged the internal hard drive to a 7200rpm one). there's just nothing missing, except i can never have too much speed as i use protools and often stress the system to its limit.

    apple hardware looks just blow me away. i love the minimalist approach - no unnecessary buttons or lights, just the keyboard and one-button trackpad. they could even drop the button altogether, one can always tap it ;) there just isn't a more beautiful computer than an apple powerbook in a dark room. lighted keyboard in front and apple logo on the backside.

    did i already mention the size? any smaller and it would be ruined - make a computer too light and it begins to feel like a toy. performance must always weigh something, and i think this way because i know "something" about audio technology (where sometimes you can value the usefulness of analog gear by its weight :D seriously.). i think their design team has hit gold when they associated POWERsomething with aluminum...
     
  17. JeffTL macrumors 6502a

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    The battery on my iBook is extremely good for such a low-cost computer.
     

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