Quick - straight answers from MacbookPRO Penryn owners

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by accrama, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. accrama macrumors newbie

    accrama

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    Hi.
    This forum seems to filled with questions everywhere, but no place to answer them all (or most of them).
    Here are some I have found laying around with no straight answers.

    PLEASE PENRYN OWNERS ONLY (THAT IS, MACBOOKPRO BOUGHT AFTER FEBRUARY 27TH, WITH L2 CACHE OF 3 OR 6 MB).

    1.- What confirguration do you have (Processor, HD, Ram, VRAM, Screen size)?

    2.- What is the Geekbench 2 score for your computer?

    3.- Is the keyboard back-light blue in tone?

    4.- Is the standby / sleeping mode light near the hatch release white or blue?

    5.- How long has your battery lasted and under what conditions (low - high use of HD, airport on / off, bluetooth on / off)?

    6.- Is there a num-lock key in your keyboard?

    7.- Are there still num-lock numbers in the u,i,o,j,k,l,m, etc keys?

    8.- Your personal opinion of the new touch pad?

    9.- Is there a yellow stripe color problem at the bottom of your screen?

    Thank you all for answering, for all of us not lucky enough to have the computer yet.
     
  2. Enzo macrumors member

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    1. 2.6, 200GB 7200HD, 2GB (4GB -soon), 512MB, 15.4 Matte
    2. -
    3. Can't remember, will check when I get home.
    4. White
    5. Have not traveled yet, but so far so good.
    6. No
    7. No
    8. I like it - I would not necessarily upgrade for just this feature.
    9. No
     
  3. accrama thread starter macrumors newbie

    accrama

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    Thank you Enzo.
    Anyone else?
     
  4. MacBookJoePro macrumors regular

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    Hello, Hope this helps:

    1. 2.4Ghz, 200GB, 2 GB(uped to 4 GB soon also), 256MB Vram, 15.4inches
    2. I haven't done that yet but it has been done before in previous threads.
    3. more white than blueish(blue not noticeable)
    4. Its white.
    5.Under regular web surfing, mail. 5 hours. Under 100% load using handbrake encoding season episodes. 2 - 2.5 hours (never noticed)
    6. nope
    7. nope
    8. Its just like the other touch pads. I don't really use the gesture thing.
    9. nope.

    Hope that helps. I can try to run geek bench later. Hey Enzo, can you run the geekbench too? i wanna see how the 2.6 compares to my 2.4.

    -JoE
     
  5. Pees330 macrumors 6502

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    1. 2.4 ghz, 200gb 5400, 2 GB ram, 256 vram, 15" screen

    2. Geekbench overall 3134

    3/4 white

    5. Can't give a solid answer yet.

    6/7 No

    8. I really like the touchpad. It could be a little bigger, but it works fine with the finger gestures.

    9. No yellowing here.
     
  6. Hls811 macrumors 6502a

    Hls811

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    1.- 2.5Ghts, 250GB, 2GB, 512MB, 15"

    2.
    Overall Score: 3212
    Interger Score: 2830
    Floating Point Score: 4500
    Memory Score: 2412
    Stream Score: 1642

    3.- Nope, 'standard' white - same as it has been on older ones.

    4.- White, same as always

    5.- Haven't fully tested. (although, when I unplug the cord it says 5:15 remaining)

    6.- Nope

    7.- Nope

    8.- Still getting used to it.. nice to have.

    9.- Nope.



    See my full test results/comparison to Merom here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=444324
     
  7. aimfire macrumors regular

    aimfire

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    9.- Is there a yellow stripe color problem at the bottom of your screen?

    YES - I have to go exchange mine tonight. Not happy about this...
     
  8. cobbe1 macrumors member

    cobbe1

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    1.- What confirguration do you have (Processor, HD, Ram, VRAM, Screen size)?
    2.5Ghz 250GB 4GB (Corsair) 512MB 15"
    2.- What is the Geekbench 2 score for your computer?
    3152
    3.- Is the keyboard back-light blue in tone?
    white
    4.- Is the standby / sleeping mode light near the hatch release white or blue?white
    5.- How long has your battery lasted and under what conditions (low - high use of HD, airport on / off, bluetooth on / off)?
    4 hours surfing using Airport, then put to sleep for ~5 hrs, BT off
    6.- Is there a num-lock key in your keyboard?
    no
    7.- Are there still num-lock numbers in the u,i,o,j,k,l,m, etc keys?
    no
    8.- Your personal opinion of the new touch pad?
    love it:p increases efficiency when coupled with appz that utilize the multi touch. eg. Safari, backward or forward with 3 finger swap, spread and pinch to zoom in zoom out. iPhoto is much more fun to use. Finder using 2 finger swap to scroll through Cover Flow. However, Aperture 2 doesn't support pinch:confused:
    9.- Is there a yellow stripe color problem at the bottom of your screen?
    yes about 1/2", Pantone HueyPro calibration took care of it.:D
     
  9. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

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    Same here, is yours very noticeable? mine is like a very slight "white-yellow" not outright obvious but you can tell theres a subtle difference in color and when you use the computer as much as i do it gets annoying.

    Oh and Geekbench is 3231.

    Specs in Sig.
     
  10. swmr macrumors regular

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    Same for me except its a 2.4. I have been getting about 4.5 - 5 hours of battery, usually while sorting and paying music and movie files. The back light is white.
     
  11. aimfire macrumors regular

    aimfire

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    Yeah, mine was very slight... the overall screen was kind of "dull" looking too (on a glossy), even though I calibrated it twice. Just seems that it was a bum screen.

    I took mine back to the Apple store tonight... manager said he could not see what I was talking about, but ptobably didn't help that we standing directly below the flourescent lights! However, he did not hesitate at all to exchange it for a new one, I was actually kind of surprised he was so quick to do so, but happy that he was a nice guy and didn't give any hassle.

    I just got home a little while ago, havn't had time to check out the new one yet, so crossing my fingers. While I was at the Apple store, I checked out some of the display models... They had two matte and one glossy MBP's on display. One of the matte ones had the yellowish screen problem too, but the other two next to it were fine. Thought that was interesting...
     

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