Clearing up confusion about the new MB

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  1. MacGeekDC macrumors 6502

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    Some people have said that the new MB have less batt. life not true. Apple's website list the new MB has having 4.5 batt. life while the old 1 had 6 that is because apple is using a different test the new ones have better batt. life due to the new more power effect processors. About the speed the new are MB are 100MHz-200MHz faster but have a smaller L2 cash so basically you wont notice a difference but the new ones still have more batt. life, bigger HDDs and more RAM and they are cheaper I no this for a fact I own the Nov. 07 model and the Feb. 08 one. These rumors are most likely started by new MB owners who were suprized by the early updates.
     
  2. Dman24 macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking at it! Thanks for the info. I'm going to be getting a Macbook and the information you had really was helpful. Thanks!
     
  3. DaBrain macrumors 65816

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    Just a constructive comment on the speed expressed. It should be 100 - 200 MHz faster not Khz. ;)
     
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  6. MacGeekDC thread starter macrumors 6502

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    good I dont seem to notice any diff. from my older 2.2(I really like the glossy screen!)
     
  7. si2000 macrumors newbie

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    I dont actually use the display except to look at, so it doesnt bother me, but i dont have a glossy screen on this machine. wierd. anyone know how to check the screen model?
     
  8. MacGeekDC thread starter macrumors 6502

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    all MacBook are glossy if its reflective when it's off then it a glossy screen:D
     
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    good we dont need someone to read that an start more rumors that the new on sucks:D
     
  11. si2000 macrumors newbie

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    it is just not so glossy a gloss anymore. many variables fluctuate through revisions.
     
  12. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, general thinking is that they are using a more "real world' type test to devise the battery life. This would make sense considering the lawsuit with the whole "millions of colors' display thing. I'm sure they don't want a lawsuit about someone's Macbook not getting 6 hours of battery life.
     
  13. MacGeekDC thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Now that I think about and feel it I think they put less gloss(a least on this one(got it weds 2/27))
     
  14. si2000 macrumors newbie

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    it seems as if they've trimmed some features(remote, phone support) and focused on processing power this time.
     
  15. MacGeekDC thread starter macrumors 6502

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    $20 for a remote is a price I was willing to pay for a faster cpu, more memory, bigger HDD and better Battery life for a similarly priced old gen.
    $1500(feb 08)2.4/250/2
    $1500(nov 07)2.2/160/1 :apple:
     
  16. MacGeekDC thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm gonna get right on that :cool::cool::D
     

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