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bunnspecial

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I'll have to photograph mine.

I have an A1137 and a unibody(2009). My Unibody is currently undergoing resuccitation at a slow rate :)

Still would like a late-ish pre-Unibody
 
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bunnspecial

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How does it have a non-black bezel? o_O

Edit: My Lord. I had no idea the anti-glare models had silver bezels. They look lovely. Wouldn't mind a change of face for my 2011 MBP.
My main, every day computer is a 2012 unibody(non retina) 15" with a matte screen. On the 15" models, the matte screens were higher resolution than the "standard screen" at 1680x1050 vs. 1440x900. The high res was also available with a glossy screen, but I think the mattes were MUCH more popular.

I consider the mid-2012 15" HR-AG laptop to be the last great laptop Apple has made, but then I'm biased :) .

BTW, here's a Unibody line-up. Unfortunately, the replacement screen I have for this particular 17" is glossy-if it weren't for the fact that I have a high likelihood of damaging something, I would like to transplant the AR bezel to the good screen. All unibody 17"s are 1920x1200 with either bezel.

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This is the only handy photo of my 15" I have-it's showing a screen saver that runs through various "crash" messages and of course here is showing an early "Sad Mac."

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Hrududu

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1.67Ghz DLSD 2Gb RAM 100Gb 7200 HD....I love this machine, seems much faster than the 15" version and I need a stethoscope to hear the hard drive too!

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Isn't it wild how different Macs can "feel" so much faster or slower than another with similar specs! I have the opposite problem where my 17" feels really SLOW compared to my 12" even though its technically faster.
 

bunnspecial

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Happen to have a link for that screensaver?
I'll hunt and see if I can find it. I think it was posted here a while back, and I jumped on it.

It cycles through error messages from basically every major and some minor OSs, along with some that I think are made up. There's nothing like sitting down at your Mac to a BSOD :)
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I need a stethoscope to hear the hard drive too!
I can't hear the drive with a stethoscope on my DLSD :) . I actually had an identical drive to yours in my first 15" DLSD(before I put in an SSD). That drive now resides in the TiBook my dad uses to play CivII, but I tried it in several computers and never could tolerate it. Admittedly, all the ones I tried were 15"s, where the HDD is right under the trackpad. In any case, the drive doesn't effect my dad since so much since CivII is almost entirely played from an external numeric keypad.

In all seriousness, though, I too have noticed differences in performance between otherwise identical systems. Several of us who have stupid numbers of Macs have wondered if if it comes down to just occasionally getting a bad OS install. I know I've seen improvements on a computer after doing an archive and install of OS X.
 
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Ih8reno

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Picked this one up today, only issues are no battery and needs a new DVD player. 17 inch 2006 2.16GHZ MacBook Pro.


 
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Ih8reno

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It's quite the machine...too bad about the dvd player, luckily it had a fresh install of Snow Leopard
 
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lowendlinux

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My main, every day computer is a 2012 unibody(non retina) 15" with a matte screen. On the 15" models, the matte screens were higher resolution than the "standard screen" at 1680x1050 vs. 1440x900. The high res was also available with a glossy screen, but I think the mattes were MUCH more popular.

I consider the mid-2012 15" HR-AG laptop to be the last great laptop Apple has made, but then I'm biased :) .

BTW, here's a Unibody line-up. Unfortunately, the replacement screen I have for this particular 17" is glossy-if it weren't for the fact that I have a high likelihood of damaging something, I would like to transplant the AR bezel to the good screen. All unibody 17"s are 1920x1200 with either bezel.

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This is the only handy photo of my 15" I have-it's showing a screen saver that runs through various "crash" messages and of course here is showing an early "Sad Mac."

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If you ever want to part with that 17" I actually have all the stuff to make it work
 
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