Any White Unibody owners here?

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  1. Caris macrumors 6502a

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    If so you could post the temps of your new toy please, I'm curious to see how hot they run without the Aluminium casing. Thinking of picking one up next week but would like to know this one thing first.

    Thanks!
     
  2. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    Mine is awesome no heat at all and no fan or hard drive clicks...:D
    mine runs 40-45 all the time.
    Highly recommended.
     
  3. stridemat Moderator

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    White Unibody?

    Are they not too separate macbook's?
    I may have missed something....
     
  4. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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  5. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    The updated white MacBooks, released almost a fortnight ago, are now built using the unibody design that the aluminum MacBooks/MacBook Pros use - the difference being it's still using the white polycarbonate.
     
  6. cfitz7111 macrumors 6502

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    I too have been looking for actual user reviews, debating saving the $200 and not buying the 13 MBP.
     
  7. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    Having owned both, I would take the white in a heartbeat, the alum was hotter then the white ran in the 50-60 range.
    all in all I am very happy and the screen is nicer then my 15" MBP.
     
  8. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Or, you can go refurb and get the 2.26 mbp for the same price.

    And a few other differences, according to a recent engadget article: :rolleyes:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=808815
     
  9. cfitz7111 macrumors 6502

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    The refurb part of the Apple store is where I shop. They had a 24" iMac 3.06 for $1199. I love the refurrb store.
     
  10. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    I have to say I love my white uni more each day, no heat or fans and a Fantastic screen .
     
  11. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    I practically stole a 2.13 pre unibody macbook the other day for $500 on CL, and I have to say I'm pretty impressed with it.

    Admittedly, though the screen is not as bright as on my uni mb, I don't think I'd notice unless they were side by side. (It doesn't appear to have the match screen brightness to ambient lighting as the uni alum mb does, either.)

    BTW, the genius replaced my topcase fascia (in front of the keyboard towards the magnetic latch) in under 20 minutes. He mentioned that the older whitebooks had a problem with the cracking, and they had some thicker, more durable replacement pieces in the shop that will hopefully prevent that problem from happening again. The five hour plus replaceable battery is freakin' sweet.

    Honestly, I would think that the refurb 2.13 mb on the apple would be adequate for most people unless they had to have a seven hour battery or backlit keys.

    I also checked out the plastic unibody mb displays at my apple store while I was there, and they didn't appear to be scratched or damaged. Nice looking machines, but I think I'm still happier with my five month old prior gen for half the price.
     
  12. cfitz7111 macrumors 6502

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    the new MacBook is tempting, though I think I need the backlit keyboard, for keynotes. If the MacBook had that, it maybe case closed.
     
  13. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Doubt that's going to happen. Except for the $1599 2.4 ghz unibody aluminum macbook, no apple 'consumer' laptop ever had that. Don't you know that's a professional feature belonging to a professional laptop? :rolleyes:
     
  14. copykris Suspended

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    the whole pro denomination was created solely for the purpose of making the tens of thousands of people who have a 'pro' but aren't a pro, feel special about themselves
     
  15. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    Yep all you have to do is stick PRO on a macbook and they will buy it :)
     
  16. tpr007 macrumors regular

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    33 (HD)
    58 (CPU)
    30 (enclosure)
    48 (Northbridge 1)

    according to istat nano

    Celsius*
     
  17. cfitz7111 macrumors 6502

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    I agree, thats why I rarely buy new, I will get the MBP 13 for the same price as the uMB, and get the features I want and save $200 to boot
     
  18. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

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    Got one today. Sent back the 2.13 refurb I had gotten. Nice machine:)
     
  19. Aadhil macrumors regular

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    are there any problems with the unibody MB like the new imacs? I'm thinking of getting one too (not because I need it but because I want it :p ).
     
  20. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

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    Not that I have heard of. Screen is very nice. No problems with mine but then I've only had it a few hours. Yes on the want it part too.
     
  21. Freelancer macrumors newbie

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    got mine saturday. amazing little beast with beautiful finish. Fast and silent. didn't notice the flash problems in the activity monitor. great screen. Runs great EyeTV 3.
    Still i'm not a pro, just a consumer with basic needs (text, mail, TV, Keynote) :D ...
     
  22. tofagerl macrumors 6502a

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    Looked at one in the store today. Not impressed with the screen, but the body was better than expected. Probably almost as sturdy as the MBPs.
    Oh, and the magic mouse SUCKS!
     
  23. Aadhil macrumors regular

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    Really? May I ask why? I thought it was awesome.
     
  24. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I did too, it was great. The best mouse I ever used.
     
  25. cfitz7111 macrumors 6502

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    From what I have heard you need to give yourself 24-48 hours to get adjusted to the mouse.
     

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