New 15" PB Switcher

Discussion in 'Switch Stories' started by KBFinFan, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    My name is Kyle Brown and I use a Macintosh.


    It came yesterday, only nine days after being announced so I was thrilled. Opening the package was like christmas. Everything was so neat and tidy.

    I have always had a secret passion for Apple. When I got my first real computer back in 1995 I think it was a 486/66mhz AST from RadioShack that actually stood the test of time much better than most. I had asked and asked for a Mac, but my parents knew better I guess and I joined the PC world. After that I got a Gateway PIII 600 when I entered high school, which seemed like a supercomputer to the previous model. Then off to college I got a 1.4GHz Athlon model (from NuTrend.. highly recommended) which I still have and actually like. I really had no problem with Windows.. but the mac.. it just seemed a lot more fun.

    At the beginning of the Summer I wanted an iMac.. then an iBook.. then an iMac. Finally I decided I'd go pro style w/ a PB. But, oh the wait until the 15". To make a long enough story short I ordered my 15" Tuesday morning before my 8AM class (EDT). Thus began the countdown....

    Yesterday when I sat down and opened my computer I couldn't get over the technology and design that goes into it. It's artwork.. not just a computer. It seems to have a life of its own.. it is a technological being. Using yesterday was amazing, everything was so simple so tight. So beautiful. I had no problems with the screen, the latch, or warping. Yes, there is a gap, but its supposed to be there. I took some pictures, but they aren't that good... too excited to focus.

    As I continue my Mac journey I would like to thank everyone for keeping me company over the last few months and for always being polite and helpful.

    My name is Kyle Brown and I am a switcher.

    Pics
     
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    Counterfit

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    1.) Darn you and your working latch :p
    2.) the only thing you should need the Manual for would be to calibrate the battery. Maybe. But remember to do it.
    3.) Check out my pics.
     
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    matthew24

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    Ya I was kidding about the instructions... I made sure that I calibrated the battery. Ya so far no latch troubles, so I am pretty happy. No dead pixels either.
     
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    patrick0brien

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    -KBFinFan

    Most latch troubles are caused by the user opening the lid and rolling the thumb over the hook before it has a chance to stow - so be careful.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the heads up, I usually make it practice to push the latch wait a second and then go ahead and lift the screen.
     
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    Counterfit

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    Well, good news from me. My latch problem pretty much disappeared today. I don't know what happened, the last time I closed it was Monday, and then bam, today it works. So the only problem left now is speakers. That and lack of sleep :D.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Did I read yours right? You ordered it Tuesday? do you mean the 23rd or 16th?

    Also what are your specs?

    I ordered mine this past Saturday and I'm so excitied, I have been waiting four weeks for a Dell and cancelled the order once I used the new ALbooks at the local store. You can't beat the edu discount
     
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  10. uae
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    50% now 100% switcher

    Yes...thanks to the new PB15 I am now a 100% mac user.

    I got a dual gig g4 about a year ago for editing and I recently got the 15 PB as my main computer to replace my Dell.

    Well honestly I'm around 90% switched now...I'm still using my Dell for QuickBooks and Quicken.

    I was going to get QuickBooks but then I saw that they were upgrading to 6.0 soon so maybe I'll wait.

    But my PowerBook is perfect. No problems at all.

    It is a thing of beauty. Extremely well designed. And I love OSX...and Mail's junk filtering is doing a decent job of filtering out the millions of junk mails that i get.
     

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