Hands On: MacBook - Notebooks

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. poppe macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2006
    Woodland Hills
    Interesting article. Seemed fair enough. Better than CNET reviews thats for sure.
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Nice review, although not too deep on information. Hopefully Apple can increase the radius in the mold on that edge and get rid of these seam issues.
  4. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2003
    I have never noticed the sharpness of the edge before. I suppose its because I, like normal people, rest my wrists on the computer not on the edge of the case. Also, the edge is not terribly sharp at all. The seam lines from injection molded parts are infinately more sharp than the MacBook "seam".
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I haven't seen enough MacBooks to be completely sure, but there was quite a bit of debate about this and there seems to be some individual differences -- i.e. not everyone has sharp edges. That could easily be accounted for by a number of factors -- e.g. multiple cavities, of which only one is making problem parts, or a running change. Although if people are still complaining about newly shipped MacBooks having this problem, I suspect it's not the latter.

    I could be wrong, to your point, and all the MacBooks could be the same, but some of the users are bitchier than others.... ;) Which is good for you (since you're easy-going and have good posture) but bad for Apple, because there seem to be a good number of users out there that who do not meet your definition of "normal people." ;)

    Can always use sandpaper. :eek: ;) :D
  6. Monk Edsel macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2004
  7. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2005
    NG9, England
    Again I see positive responses from pro-Apple reviews around here, the same as negatives from anti-Apple reviews. Appears mistakes have been overlooked as the overall tone is pro-Apple.

    1. It does not come pre-loaded with Office, only a test drive.
    2. Gives the impression that all larger models have FW800, (15" doesn't, 17" does)
    3. Gives impression it will not onyl read, but burn any 12cm DVD available, (doesn't do DVD+R DL or DVD-R DL)

    Alright, I am nit-picking, but this article isn't as good as it appears from a couple of initial responses here.
  8. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    1. Does any Mac come loaded with Office nowadays? No. So what's the point?
    2. No it doesn't. It just says it lacks FW800. While you could say they imply that the 15.4'' has FW800, that's a bit dumb.
    3. Says it can handle it – which is a real nit-pick, but it wasn't an in-depth so don't go overboard. ;)

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