Got My 15 incher

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by willmg, Sep 25, 2003.

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    Woot!!! After getting my tracking number 3 days before the unit actually shipped, and trying to get Airborne express to admit they ahd lost it ;), my beastie finally arrived at my door step this morning at 11:20 EST! Pictures and Xbench to follow.
     
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    First Impressions

    Silent! I mean quiet, copying a full CD no noise at all from the drive! Slower then my desktop but thats ok still fast enough. This baby is pretty, for a while I was tempted to get a Centrino with radeon 9600 or FX5650 but luckily I waited for this to come out. Startup pretty damn quick, about 10x faster than my old Pismo and shutdown only takes about 15 secs. Speakers are suprisingly nice for a laptop and the keyboard is nice as well, though not as excited over it as most people seem to be(never used Ti keyboard so maybe my expectations are different).
     
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    System Setup

    1.25 G4
    1x512 PC 2700
    4200rpm 80GB
    Superdrive

    X Bench Scores

    103

    CPU=148.88

    Thread Test= 79.80

    Mem Test= 115.07

    Quartz Test=141.50

    Opengl=98.40

    User Int= 126.84

    Disk test= 65.90


    So Not bad, but could definetly improve overall performance with a 7200rpm drive upgrade, as disk performance was by far the worst statistic.
     
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    Mine is here too!!! I am too excited to post pictures at this second.. My setup is the same as yours.

    Congrats!
     
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    Sweet! Question for you, when closed, how flush does the lid get against the keyboard? The Tibooks had a major problem with the keys leaving imprints on the display.
     
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    As another reference to those who are still waiting...

    When did you place your orders, and what is the info that you got from Airborne? When did it list in Taiwan and Shipper's Door? Also did you get standard shipping or express 2 day shipping?

    THANKS for the info!!!
     
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    stoid

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    Supposedly thats why the 15incher gained a .1 inch so that there would be a small gap inbetween the keyboard and monitor so that it would leave imprints.

    Still waiting on my book to arrive, but it's in the states at least, so I should get it tomorrow or early next week!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
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    Hey first, the lid isnt completely flush, no wobbling like some have mentioned, but there is a definite gap. Second I got an email saying it shipped Monday, but Airborne couldnt get any info on it till Tuesday at 5pm when it was picked up In IL at an Apple location. It said 1 day from Taiwan to IL ... cool! In terms of my shipping I took standard ground, then went to call and upgrade but the apple guy said dont bother as they are shipping 3 day international from Taiwan to catch up on your original shipping estimate! Woot cool free upgrade I guess.
     
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    uh, why do you even shut it down? I thought it was better for OS X to just been on sleep. My windows friends can't believe how long my 12" takes to start up, but then again, they have to start up everytime. When I open my lid after that, they are amazed! It's... already on!!!

    Have fun!
    The Dingo.
     
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    Oh and I placed my order at 11:30AM on the 16th.
     
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    Heh have to shut down after software update silly! ;) JK
     
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    congrats on the new 'top man! it looks sweet. be sure and join the Uptimes! threat after a few weeks :)
     
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    willmg: hey, you have a lava lamp just like mine. even the same color. :)
     

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