New 17" PB

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  1. reaper macrumors 6502

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    So, I am writing this from my beautiful new 17" PB... wow is this thing amazing!!! I thought I was impressed with my PowerMac - sheesh! And the thing I really like is that it isn't too big. It's large, larger than most other laptops, but the thinness of it and the weight make it very portable. I couldn't think of a better laptop to go to school with in the fall! :D

    - reaper

    PS The only annoying thing I have found so far are the pretty annoying doubletypes I am experiencing (I think I just have to get used to the keyboard) and the lack of dedicated "home" and "delete" keys on the keyboard. Oh well, a small price to pay for a great laptop.
     
  2. nospleen macrumors 68000

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  3. reaper thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Congrats mate!
    I also am still amazed with my 17" Powerbook.

    I'm a recent switcher, and still very much in love.
     
  5. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Yep, me too. I have had my 17" PB for 18 months - and I get oohs and aahs on planes whenever I go away for work.

    "Is that a new model? It's so amazingly thin - must be new technology!"
    "Nope, it's 18 months old. And I don't even have to think about viruses"
    "Wow, I may get one!"

    :D
     
  6. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    [edit] they need to allow us the power to delete accidental double posts!
     
  7. virividox macrumors 601

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    yeah same im had my 17 for a while now, and i totally love it and still get looks when i take it out :)
     
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    I am another happy 17" user too :) too bad mine is a revision A, the new ones just have so much cool stuff!!
     
  10. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    What do the new ones have that ours don't?

    I was driving in this morning and other then the cpu and 20GB more harddrive space... not to mention 15 months... and 1/2 the L2 cache... our are still pretty damn competitive. Just think, the first gen of G5 Powerbooks will sport the first 100GB notebook harddrive... wow, that'll be cool!

    Congrats on your new PB, I hope you don't find the lack of battery life as annoying as I do! :)
     
  11. reaper thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for all the well wishes!!! I have never been happier with a computer. Even my PM isn't this great. Glad to be joining the ranks of this elite group! :D

    - reaper
     
  12. reaper thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've actually been using it all morning (about 3.5 hours) with light use and it still has 40% left. I am a bit confused, but happy. I hope it lasts this long all the time, but I don't think it will based on other complaints. Here's hoping.

    - reaper
     
  13. heaven macrumors 6502a

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    Thats true, got mine 2-3 weeks ago and I'm so happy that I've swiched!
    Everyone who sees it has this face --> :eek:

    :D
     
  14. reaper thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Tell me about it. I haven't even had it for a day yet, and I've already gotten at least five of those! :cool:

    - reaper
     
  15. crypt macrumors newbie

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    Congratulations !!!
    I'm waiting for my first mac and i have ordered a 17' too.
    I will bring a friends of mine with me the first day and let him take some photos.
    I :eek: the first time i have seen a mac.
    I :eek: :eek: :eek: for 10 minutes on the 28 - june in the shop...
    and it was a 17''.

    Still waiting for mine

    crypt
     
  16. reaper thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Stay strong. It's definitely worth the wait.

    - reaper
     

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