Anyone get their new Powerbooks yet? Share your experience

g0gie

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Anyone get their new Powerbooks yet? Share your experience please :)
 

tekmoe

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i played with a new 17" about an hour ago at the local apple store at willow bend mall.

WOW! :eek:

the screen resolution really makes a big difference. i can't wait until i get my 17"!!!!!!!!! i was drooling all over it. the girl that worked that said she bought one today and was wishing she could go home so she could start playing with hers. of course, i had to brag and tell her "well, i did the BTO earlier today with the 7200rpm hard drive. ;)"

but yeah, i am REALLY wanting my 17" now. mmmmmmmmm
 

g0gie

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I ordered the 15'' with 7200rpm HD this morning just as the apple store reopened online. Its currently being "manufactured" hopefully it ships tomorrow. I CANT WAIT!!1
 

tekmoe

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g0gie said:
I ordered the 15'' with 7200rpm HD this morning just as the apple store reopened online. Its currently being "manufactured" hopefully it ships tomorrow. I CANT WAIT!!1
yup, mine is in the "sent to manufacturing" state also. i am very anxious to get my 17" especially after being teased by the one i got to play with in the store tonight. grrrrrr. i am so impatient! :(
 

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sandmann41 said:
Bought my 15" last night. I am loving it so far.
I had a 1.33 12" before this, definitely a huge improvement.
how much brighter is the screen?
 

Epicurus

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I've given in an decided to buy a new 15" PowerBook, the only question being what hard drive to get: 100GB 7200RPM or 120GB 5400RPM. It seems like a lot of people are going for the 7200RPM model. Why? Does anyone have a link to an article comparing the two drive speeds? The reason I ask is not because 20GB matters all that much to me now, but because a few years ago I went for a 60GB rather than an 80GB and now I'm regretting it. 20GB isn't a big deal now, but it might be later. So the real swing vote here is speed. How big of a boost would I get? I'm really on the fence on this issue. :confused:

Once I get this straightened out I'm buying the PowerBook and dropping in 2GB of RAM!! :D :D :D
 

g0gie

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I would highly recommend the 7200rpm for speed. it willd ecreas your battery life by about 5%, but you'll notice the speed boost from the 5400rpm drive. One of the biggest bottlnecks in computing is hard drive speed. Thats why cache and memory speed is so import, and also why 10k rpm drives have become so popular. Loading things will be a lot faster and the cmoputer in general will be more snappier. Of course you could go for the 5400 drive, but the 7200 is well worth it IMHO
 

Epicurus

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g0gie said:
I would highly recommend the 7200rpm for speed. it willd ecreas your battery life by about 5%, but you'll notice the speed boost from the 5400rpm drive. One of the biggest bottlnecks in computing is hard drive speed. Thats why cache and memory speed is so import, and also why 10k rpm drives have become so popular. Loading things will be a lot faster and the cmoputer in general will be more snappier. Of course you could go for the 5400 drive, but the 7200 is well worth it IMHO

Thanks. Now I'm leaning in the 7200 direction. I guess with a dual-layer superdrive at my disposal, I'll be in no short supply of backup space so losing 20GB isn't that big of a problem. Now I'm set to make an order :eek: :D :eek: :D
 

tekmoe

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physics_gopher said:
Thanks. Now I'm leaning in the 7200 direction. I guess with a dual-layer superdrive at my disposal, I'll be in no short supply of backup space so losing 20GB isn't that big of a problem. Now I'm set to make an order :eek: :D :eek: :D
yeah, i went with the 7200 for performance. 20gb isn't much these days. 7200rpm is.
 

g0gie

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iDM said:
I blew off these updates until i saw the review of the new powerbook, wow they really did make the screens brighter and added alot of landscape for the desktop, i hope all of you enjoy it!!
where did you see the reviews? I would love to read them
 

g0gie

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I'm still waiting for my BTO 15'' to ship!!! OMG THE WAIT IS KILLING ME. its still int eh "manufacturing stage..."
 

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tekmoe said:
...the girl that worked that said she bought one today and was wishing she could go home so she could start playing with hers. of course, i had to brag and tell her "well, i did the BTO earlier today with the 7200rpm hard drive. ;)"
Did you pull?