Newest 2.16 Macbook owners?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cybergypsy, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

    Cybergypsy

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    As most of you know I had 4 new Bad Apples, I would like to buy another, and would like to know how the build ison the current model, is it quiet? or fans always running?
    Does the case line up? Random shutdowns? Please current model only......
     
  2. Nick012 macrumors regular

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    the fans always run at about 1700 - 1800rpm. Its basically silent, I only ever hear them when I play Civ 4. The build quality on mine at least is superb, no dead pixels, random shutdowns or misshaped case. It gets warm but never hot. All in all, I'm delighted with it. Also, if you live in the UK and buy a stock configuration chances are you'll get it in under 24hours.
     
  3. Cybergypsy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    My last c2d ran the fans at the same speed, my first Macbook week 19 was dead silent and never had a heating problem......
     
  4. Edandlindz28 macrumors regular

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    My new one is awesome. No problems out of the box and the fan, when they run, are not loud. I have put lots of stress on mine over the last week converting 15 AVI movies to mp4, with both cores running hard and it keeps chugging along. I was a little worried after what everyone has said, but this one seems to be right on par with my iBook, no problems handles everything I do. **knocks on wood**

    I would say give it another go.:)
     
  5. Cybergypsy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I was a toss up between the the 15" MBP or the macbook, Ireally like the size of the macbook, the only reason i would get a pro is the light up keyboard....so I am thinking of maxing a macbook out, and be done with it....however i have a bad arm and the macbook is a bit smaller
     
  6. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

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    My new Macbook is great. For what I do it runs right with my 17". In fact I like it so much I was almost going to sell my 17. I'd go for it.
     
  7. msharpmu macrumors regular

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    The light up keyboard is pretty awesome but it is also really sensitive. If this is the ONLY reason you want to switch, I don't think it is worth it. I bought my mbp b/c of the graphics card and ram. The light up keyboard is cool but the "sensors" are in the speakers and everytime I type a number the screen dims and the keys light up. I changed mine to manual settings but it is still a slight pain b/c I just want it to work. Yeah, I know I am selfish and a bit unreasonable but...
     
  8. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

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    Good machine. Case closes snugly, and the fan makes little or no noise for the most part. The screen is crisp and clear with a good viewing angle and the processor has made a remarkably good job of some fairly meaty Photoshop tasks.

    Keyboard is very nice to use despite looking slightly odd, the trackpad is great and the case is so nicely formed that I want to stroke it.

    Heat is a minor issue, insofar as I have found the underside becoming too hot to sit directly on my legs after a couple of hours. However, I note that Apple specifically caution against putting the laptop on anything other than a hard, flat surface to avoid interfering with the internal cooling systems.

    Cheers

    Jim
     
  9. shiato storm macrumors member

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    why would it be unreasonable for you to want a function of the machine you bought to work as it should?...
     
  10. JNB macrumors 604

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    I'm totally stoked with my 2-week-old Blackbook. Tremendous build quality, just feels like a very tight and solid little machine. No regrets whatsoever. YMMV.
     
  11. cartmell macrumors member

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    Under 24hours, where from tell me:)
     
  12. Cybergypsy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Has anyone had a older model macbook and a new one to compare them.....???
     
  13. dex22 macrumors regular

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    The front edge of the case is still sharp. They really need to address that.
     
  14. Nick012 macrumors regular

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    Apple store UK. I ordered mine at 13:30 and it arrived at 11:15 the next morning. It was awesome:D . Perhaps I live near the depot though.
     
  15. Cybergypsy thread starter macrumors 68040

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  16. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

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    How so? I'm using it with my hands resting on the edge of the open case with no problems at all.

    Cheers!

    Jim
     
  17. Cybergypsy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I know what you mean about the sharp edge, i have a sony at the moment, and it has rounded edges.......
     
  18. iHusky macrumors newbie

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    just picked up mine two days ago, and have been very pleased with it so far. only time i've heard the fan running at all is when i played a game of tic-tac-toe :p
     
  19. John01021988 macrumors 6502

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    I love my macbook, and it seems my dad did like it too..... Well, at least I am getting that macbook pro for college after all
     
  20. Cybergypsy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I was going to buy the pro too, But really dont need it and like the smaller screen........Went to the Apple store and still move towards another macbook....
     

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