Finally bit the bullet...!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by marchcapital, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. marchcapital macrumors regular

    marchcapital

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    I finally went out out a purchased the Black MacBook Ultimate with the 1GB installed on thursday! I have to say it is one of my best purchases. It runs quite hot but not unconfortably so. The screen was my biggest worry, i thought for sure i was going to hate it but in fact its better then the matte screen in my opinion. As long as your sitting in front of it with the brightness on high theres absolutly no glare!

    I dont have time now although Im going to write a review in the near future.

    If theres any questions or picture requests, please dont hesitate.
     
  2. bradc macrumors 6502

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    Good stuff:) I've been contemplating getting one and a Mini but I have no use for them! It's that Apple Crack!

    I see you're afellow Canuck........from Ontario...?
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Congrats on the purchase of your new MacBook marchcapital! :)


    And yes, please feel free to post some pics in this thread! :) :) :)
     
  4. marchcapital thread starter macrumors regular

    marchcapital

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    I am from Ontario, Kanata to be exact...the home of the Ottawa Senetors

    infact, Readen is my neighbour
     
  5. eidrunner247 macrumors 6502

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    congrats - how much did it set you back though?
     
  6. bradc macrumors 6502

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    Hahaha, I'm 45min outside of Toronto, a bitter rival to the Sens:p I played Rugby near Kanata, nice area.
     
  7. Dr. Bombay macrumors member

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    Where did you end up buying the Macbook from? Not too many places in Ottawa that deal with Apple computers.

    BTW, another Kanata resident here! :D
     
  8. azzurri000 macrumors 6502

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    I know that the question wasn't directed towards me, but here is a place:

    The Mac Group
    http://www.themacgroup.ca/

    (Algonquin College and Ottawa U might have some on display, but you would have to call and see)

    edit: BTW congrats on the purchase! It's good to hear that the screen doesn't have bad glare, like the glossy screens that I've come across before (windoze machines.)
     
  9. Kaiser Sose macrumors newbie

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    Sandy Hill Represent!

    I live in Sandy Hill and got my white Macbook delivered last week.

    Its my first Mac and although I ahven't had the time to monkey with it too much yet, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna love it.

    Word!
     
  10. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    you're going to love it. IMO the glare is almost non-existant. This is a much less glossy screen than what people are used to on PCs.
     
  11. Kaiser Sose macrumors newbie

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    Agreed. I haven't noticed any glare at all. But the colours! YOWZA! You know what, I'll take having to adjust my screen a millimeter up or down every once in a while to avoid a little glare if it means that every colour on the screen jumps out at me like they are on fire!

    But the huge track pad take a little getting used to....
     
  12. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    does the MB "ultimate" have a single gig stick or 2 512MB sticks?

    Congrats on your purchase, btw :D
     
  13. marchcapital thread starter macrumors regular

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    lol, buying an apple in ottawa is a pain in the ass. i had to drive to toronto to pick it up at the yorkdale mall.
     
  14. marchcapital thread starter macrumors regular

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    it unfortunatly has 2 x 512. i would have bought an extra gig it was 1 x 1gb
     
  15. marchcapital thread starter macrumors regular

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    the mac group is a pretty nice little spot although they do not offer any education discount or the ipod discount. for that reason i drove to toronto so i could get the edu. discount and a free ipod.
     
  16. Miguey macrumors 6502

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    Unless you were going to upgrade it soon, the 2x512 sticks was a good choice, matched RAM has a small increase above a single stick of RAM.
     
  17. marchcapital thread starter macrumors regular

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    $2500!!! although i purchased the 30GB ipod video with MacBook so i will be recieving $215 back as a mail in rebate. i also purchased apple care so if my lappy gets so hot its insides fry i get it repaired at no additional cost to me.
     
  18. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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  19. csean macrumors newbie

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    Question for Brikeh re. Samsung 205BW


    If you don't mind my asking, how do you like the Samsung 205BW? I'm thinking of getting one for my PB 12" G4/1.33 with 1.25GB of RAM, 64MB Geforce video card, so similar setup to yours.

    Looks like pretty good specs on it, though some people have complained about high resolution "squished" into 20-inch screen, saying 21-inch is a lot better. Can't really think it makes that big a difference.

    Price looks great at @ 280 Euro (I'm in Europe), which is a lot less than the other 20-inch monitors, and even less than lots of 19-inchers.

    Any feedback much appreciated.
    Thanks.
     

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