New Macbook - Fall Sensitive Hard Drive?

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    So I heard that the new macbooks [released today] no longer have the fall sensing hard drives. Apparently they are now only part of the air/pro laptops. Anyone know more about this/ can anyone confirm it?

    Kinda sad...

    Z
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    That really doesn't seem that logical if they did.

    By looking on the Technical Specifications, I did a page wide search and found nothing about a Sudden Motion Sensor.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Confirmed... I think?

    Just talked with someone at the Apple Store Online [not sure how knowledgeable they are about the new macbooks]. However, he confirmed that the "Sudden Motion Sensor" is no longer included in the Macbook, nor is it an option [obviously].

    Sadness. Why would Apple eliminate a safety feature?!

    Sad Z
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    I just checked the new MacBook Pro info page and it isn't there either. I think we will need to wait and see. Maybe someone can call an Apple Store, have them bring up the System Profiler.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    somone please check and confirm this..:(
    i might get a refurbished if this is true.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    Just got mine this morning - System Profiler definitely says 'Sudden Motion Sensor - Enabled'

    :)
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Confirmed... Again... I think...

    I talked with someone at the apple store [South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA]. He didn't even hesitate before responding "No, unfortunately that feature is no longer part of the macbook lineup".

    This is especially confusing since others have stated that they have found it in system profiler... What's up with this?!

    Confused...
     
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  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Correction - Macbook Lineup = Macbook Only

    I said earlier that the guy at the apple store said the feature was removed from the macbook lineup... This was meant to imply only the macbooks. He confirmed that the feature is still part of the air/ pro... Sorry for any confusion.

    Z
     
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    MB or MBP?
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    I just got a new 2.4 BlackBook last night and the sudden motion sensor still says that it is enabled in the System Profiler. It looks to me like its still there.
     
  13. macrumors member

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    On MB 2.4
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    my 2.4mb will be here tomorrow, and i hope it has it....guess i'll find out and let you guys know.
     
  15. macrumors G5

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    You might want to post a screen shot? Remove your serial number first of course.
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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    So come on then, who's gonna be first to drop their MB to test it?...It's all in the name of science!! :D
     
  17. macrumors member

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    Here we go, doubters.... and why would I want to remove my serial, just out of interest?
     

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    SFStateStudent

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    I'm at the Apple Store...

    and like pjashley1 shows on his screenshot, it is definitely ENABLED on the MB 2.4 I'm picking up right now, (I'm having my data transferred over from my MacBook 2.16 presently)! I also confirmed this with the Apple Store Manager. My specs:

    # 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    # 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    # 250GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
    # SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    # Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
    # AirPort Extreme Card & Bluetooth

    Also, remember to ADD the Apple REMOTE, 'cause it doesn't come pre-loaded in the box anymore! :p
     
  19. macrumors 65816

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    Anyone with a new MB: Try using one of the many programs that lets you do stuff with the sudden motion sensor (games, etc). If it works, they still have the sensor.
     
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