While we wait - übergeek, a question

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Chuck, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Everyone seems to talk about the sticky trackpad button on the 12" with great disdain. Does it stick on your dad's 17"?

    Sorry if you've already been asked this...

    Chuck.
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    Re: While we wait - übergeek, a question

    perhaps a PM would be nicer, I didn't see this thread for some time until one of my friends told me.
    Ummmm i'm using it right now and i don't have a real problem with it perhaps i got a little too used to it.
    It's the size of the screen that *still* bugs me.
     
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    PB 17"

    Just a quick question, how did U get it so fast? Chuck mentioned your father, does he do something @ Apple, thus got the machine sooner?

    I had a 15" on order from an Apple employee, but they said that although I could upgrade to the 17" it would still be 3-4 weeks.
     
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    Re: PB 17"

    haha my dad works at apple ;)
    therefore i got a machine pretty quickly.
     
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    Hey über.... What about:

    - fan noise
    - changing batteries whilst in sleep mode
    - heat of the machine underneath
    - and does the screen ever touch the keys?

    Chuck
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    Thats cool, how long did you have to wait? Under the EPP (Employee Purchase Program) I was still going to have 2 wait 3-4 weeks.

    I used to want to work at Apple, then I realized it was nothing more than a dream. Who would ever want to work in an industry that is so volatile. I have known many people who worked at Apple, and in technology in general, and most of them are always changing jobs and going from here to there (not to mention the current and future recessions.)
     
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    it's one of the preproduction machine thingies.
    Fan noise not bad, batteries in sleep mode never tried, heat never cared, screen touch keys-doesn't that happen with every single apple laptop?
     
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    The people I know working for Apple are always there...working.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    Right, they are always working until the pink slips comes. I have known about 6 people who have been laid off, and a few current employees who are pissed at the lack of raises. I understand this is the business cycles, and tech isnt doing so hot, but as a young adult I cant understand why I would want to get into such an unstable business. I personally enjoy getting my check every two weeks, and knowing I will have a job next month. I can finance that car, boat, or trip to Brazil knowing I can pay it off.

    Personally I have known these people let go from Apple
    Hardware -- Ex girlfriends father ( somewhere around 97)
    Software -- Friend of a friend (Jan 01)
    Other -- an ex girlfriend (Dec 02-Jan 03)
    Networking /Software (dont remember the dates)
    Intranet / Email (somewhere in 97)

    I have realized not many people are going to "retire" from Apple. A few people made enough in the 80's w/ stock that they are sitting fat now, but as for the young, bright, programmer, I just dont see the reasoning. I dont want to work my ass off, just to be let go.
     
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    übergeek please tell us about that screen thing that you said it bugs you
     
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    ubergeek - when did your dad get his alubook?
     
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    17" is pretty big for a laptop and although i'm used to gigantic LCD's on desktops, i'm not that used to it on laptops :)
    it's like a built in cinema display in the AluBook!
     
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    The keys are not supposed to touch the screen on the 12 and 17" PBs. Apple has added little rubber nubs to the corners of the screen which I've read was intended to keep the screen from touching the keys.
     
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    they did that on the iBooks and it doesn't work i see these little places on the LCD where it looks filthy. on the alubook i haven't noticed yet.
     
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    Wash your hands then, and it wont be filthy:p ;) :D
     
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    janey

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    i'm not the only one who uses it...everyone from people i just met to my parents.
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

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    well if you dont like it give it to me :p :D
     
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    LOL!!! You will still have to wait some months until you get yours Mega. I can feel your pain of waiting and waiting and waiting... and then that beachball spinning and you waiting and waiting... :D Apple needs to speed up things for delivery, cause this waiting game drives people nuts!

    P.S. That Star Trek site you have Mega is awsome!!! Congratulations!
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

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    how you dare to mock my powerful imac! *trying to type this with 2 secs lag before key pressed appears in this txtfield with lots of colorful spinning beachballs* :D
    and cmon, that is only 'coming soon' intro for my website, its not even complete yet
     
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    Now that I've looked at the 17" I haven't actually seen the rubber nubs - but your father's 17" has them? Also, just curious, - what was the country of origin on the pre-production machine you're using?
     
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    i saw a preproduction 17" at the short hills store and i was pretty sure that the keys didnt touch the screen.
     
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    hell i have no idea. there are no nubs on the 17" i was just saying that the iBooks do and they're useless ;)
     
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    there were nubs on the preproduction one i saw
     
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    There aren't any on mine or else i'm blind...are you sure it's the 17"? i think the 12" alubooks do...
     

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