favorite feature on your MaCbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ajohnson253, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    what is your favorite feature on your macbook?
  2. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    Ack! So many to choose from! I love a lot of things- magnetic connector, iSite, OS X in general, magnetic grasp, compact design, etc, etc.

    But honestly, I think my favorite is the trackpad. It seems to be the perfect size and I love clicking or scrolling with two fingers.
  3. tMac85 macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2007
    in a great place
    i swear there is a thread on this already but oh well...

    i would say the keys. i like the chick-let keys. also the size of the whole computer.

    but lets cut down on the weight somehow apple!
  4. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    May 5, 2008
    Mainland Europe
    The glowing apple of course. No, not because it's an apple apple, just the fact that something on the back of my notebook is glowing. Me likey.
  5. bsheridan macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2008
    Front Row and the apple remote. So handy when reading a book etc and you want to change the music.
  6. dean1012 macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008

    I love the temperature!

    My previous laptop was a Sony Vaio 3.2 GHz single core intel processor.

    Within 10 minutes of boot up it would be 80 degrees celsius and would only go up from there.

    This laptop is so nice with temperature.
  7. Jak3 macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    Did you clean it's insides...my buddys laptop was heating up crazilly, so he opened it up, it was full of dust which was blocking airflow and therefore cooling... :rolleyes:
  8. Vulcan macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Hmm, I have to say the sleek and elegant design.
  9. Phatpat macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2003
    Cambridge, MA
    Feature? The biggest notable thing to me is two finger scrolling
  10. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
  11. Jasoco macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2006
    The two finger scrolling is amazing when I am not using my mouse. And right-clicking with two fingers as well as awesome. It's just so easy and totally kills the idea of having an actual second button. (Like PC laptops. Whenever I use a Windows laptop I find myself clicking the wrong button because I have to actually feel for which one I want to use. With my MacBook all I have to do is Click.. or put two fingers down and click. And I know exactly what it is going to do.)

    The magnetic latch is just so easy to open and close and keeps the book closed. The button latch on my old iBook was just so inconvenient.

    The hinge, although going all the way back to the original white iBook G3 is a genius idea that saves space and looks really nice.

    The keyboard with the chicklet keys. I'm sorry, but I am so used to this kind of keyboard I can't even type on normal keyboards anymore. I guess I developed a soft touch. I find myself not pressing regular keyboard keys hard enough. But I don't care because the flat keyboard style needs to become the defacto standard for all future keyboards.

    Magsafe. The magnetic easy to plug in and remove power plug. Protects from being thrown to the floor. And it doesn't bend like my old iBook's plug did. Damn that poor thing is so bent out of shape I'm surprised it still fits in the hole and powers the thing.

    I want to add one more thing, but all I can think of is the easy to access HD bay and RAM slots. Which I have used a few times now.
  12. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Two-finger right click and the finally useful function keys.
  13. ttech10 macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2008
    Yea that's probably my favorite thing. I don't have to worry about using the arrow down button or using the arrow button or the scroller on the far right, which is a HUGE help because it makes everything so much quicker.
  14. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    I am going to have to go with most of you too and say the trackpad, like the size, the feel and the touch features on it like 2 finger scrolling and the two finger tap for the secondary button.

    feels like I am playing with a toy or something.
  15. joshuaaaron macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2008
    Temecula, CA
  16. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    The 250GB HDD and 4GB of RAM. That's two features. This thing bloody screams.

    And it's black so people know I spent more and am obviously a better person than white MacBook owners.

  17. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

    Mar 7, 2008
    Either you're missing a "kidding" smiley or you're a bit too flashy!

    I would rather purchase a white MB (Love the color) and have a 250GB HDD replace my 160GB not from Apple saving me $200!

    Paying $200 more for something that gives you the ability to "show off" and call White MB owners foolish makes you a fool and the White MB owners intelligent!

    P.S.: I own an iBook, 2 MBP and a WHITE MB amongst portables!
  18. smknSRT8 macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2008
  19. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    I bought the black one because I liked it more than the white one.

    Having a more expensive machine means I have better taste, a better lifestyle and less odourous faeces.
  20. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

    Mar 7, 2008
    The bit in bold is a proper reason!

    Everything else is pure foolishness! I would rather purchase a dual Mac Pro than a gold plated Eee PC!

    P.S.: If I remember correctly.... you've already been criticized for this foolishness in the forum before! No?
  21. kalex macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007
    My favorite feature is a working sleep mode :)

    coming from windows laptops i was never able to get them to sleep properly so i ended up just hibernating them

    My macbook sleeps like a baby and no issues whatsoever. just close the lid and go.
  22. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    well i think the problem might also be the single processor running at 3 + ghz in a laptop....

    those tend to get hot lol
  23. smwatson macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2005
    London, England
  24. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Ain't I a stinker!
  25. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2007
    London, UK
    Another vote for the MacBook keyboard.
    It looked weird to me when it first came out, turns out to be the nicest feeling keyboard so far. (Till I get a IBM Model M ;))

    The large touchpad and two-finger scrolling/right-click, very very useful!

    Overall, the whole MacBook is well designed.

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