Switch in Progress!!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by sgtlmj, May 9, 2004.

  1. sgtlmj macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2003
    Finally saved my pennies and ordered a 12" PB on the edu discount.

    Getting it stock, and I've already ordered a 512Mb stick of Corsair from TigerDirect.com for $118.

    I've been using, building and fixing PC's for a long time and keep getting the nagging feeling that someday all of these fixes that keep Windoze running are going to fall apart and I won't be able to access my stuff anymore.

    So the main reason I went Mac is security. Coolness factor is right up there too.

    I have a Planar 17" LCD that I'll use at the desktop via the DVI connector. I also ordered a Logitech MX900 mouse that will have to do until MacMice comes out with their bt version.

    I've been lurking on this site for a long time and took into consideration all of the "reviews" and comments about the PB before buying. I have had several PC notebooks of different sizes and I keep going back to the little Armada M300 because I like the small form factor.

    Happy switcher.
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    :eek: I hate those laptops! I used to support hundreds of them, they were constantly going wrong! :rolleyes: But yes, they do have a nice form factor. ;)

    Anyway, enjoy the new PB! :)
  3. sgtlmj thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2003
    Yeah, I still get the BSOD at random odd times. Even running XP Pro with all the service packs, patches, tweaks, fixes, it still crashes when it's just stitting there not doing anything.

    I'll soon be looking at the BMSOL (Blue-Marbled Screen of Life)! :D
  4. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    Congratulations on your switch. I also hook my 12" PB up to a 17" external LCD screen. It makes a nice setup. I used to dislike the idea of two screens, but now I've started to like it because I can put help-windows and similar things in one window and use the other for work.

    Mac OSX is also quite good at getting hot-switched between one and two screens. I can unplug and replug the dvi-plug and OSX adjusts automatically. Sometimes, however, it seems to forget my preferred screen-resolution for the external screen after it has been unplugged. I'm not sure, yet, if that happens every time. I know it remembers which screen I prefer as the main screen. It would have been nice if it did remember all settings, but then again it is not so hard to change the screen resolution, I guess.

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