What a surprise!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ebutka, May 13, 2008.

  1. ebutka macrumors regular

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    So I went today with my mom to pick up my macbook (white 2.4) and she was looking at them and asked about the blackbook. I told her that the white one was fine. Well I really like the blackbook about I didn't see spending an extra 200 for color and 90gb hard drive space. Well my mom liked the black as well and like the fact of 90gb of hard drive space. I was paying for just about half if it, the other half my mom said she would pay for it, as a gift for me being accepted to a study abroad program for the summer. So I ended up getting the blackbook! So I'm pumped and I love this thing!! After installing iwork, photoshop and calibrating it.... I love it!!:D:D:D
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Congrats. My parents liked the Blackbook as well when they went to buy a computer, though I ended up convince them a MBP was more practical. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    The BlackBook is awesome, I bought one instead of the white + 250GB upgrade purely because I like it better.

    It's fast, pretty light and the storage is brilliant.
     
  4. DaBrain macrumors 65816

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    WTG! Congrats and ENJOY your new Black MacBook!--))) ;):D:eek::):apple:
     
  5. ebutka thread starter macrumors regular

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    my mom wanted to go in and get the MBP and I really want the MBP but I do not want a 15.4 screen, anything smaller then that is great! So the MB is perfect.
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    that was awesome for your mom to do. be sure to thank her and repay her with at least good grades. :)

    hope you enjoy your new notebook.
     
  7. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    thats pretty sweet. Yeah, i didn't need to spend the extra money for 90 gb so i just got the 2.4 whitebook. The greatest machine ive ever had. Should hopefully last us all a longgg time.
     
  8. ebutka thread starter macrumors regular

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    For sure and I love the almost 6 hour battery life.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Nice. With the brightness down and power usage minimized I get like 3. :(
     
  10. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    same lol sucks, still pretty good over most other laptops
     
  11. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    i get around 4 hourss with brightness down 3 levels from full.
     
  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i get about this too, lower the brightness a bit more, almost lowest, and i get about 5
     
  13. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    congrats!!! i love the blackbook i wont lie i spent the extra money mostly because i love the look of the black color, the extra hard drive space was nice too, but it was mostly about the color. I love it!
     
  14. ebutka thread starter macrumors regular

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    For everyone that has 3-4 hour battery...

    CALIBRATE IT!! I use it for photo but not only does it look better, I got almost an extra hour of battery life!! I bought one for my PC and it works on mt blackbook. It was 160ish and worth it!!
     
  15. antibact1 macrumors 6502

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    I assume you are talking about color calibration by your mention of photo use and using it on both your Mac and PC. From that, there is NO WAY color calibrating your LCD has added any extra battery life. Second, calibration on a MacBook is somewhat pointless anyways - it has a 6-bit glossy TN panel.
     
  16. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I have the same one. You're gonna love it! Mine's been perfect so far!
     
  17. kockgunner macrumors 68000

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    nice! if only my mom were so involved and actually cared about what i get. i like the blackbook over the white one since the white one gets really dirty and gross. the contrast of the apple logo with the black is really nice too :)
     
  18. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    no u can just clean the white case and its fine??
     
  19. kockgunner macrumors 68000

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    it's the 'ingrained' kind of dirt. it's kinda like a fridge that gets yellow (except the white turns grayish on a macbook) after a while and it's really hard to get the dirt out.
     
  20. Qwest905 macrumors 6502

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    Battery calibration.
     
  22. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    I think that size is great. I love the widescreen.
     
  23. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    i know people who have the 1st gen macbook from the first day it came out and there's is still completely white. They just take care of it. I think that happens most when people don't take care of it as much as they should, especially if its there lone machine.
     
  24. ebutka thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was watching the time and it bumped about 45 mins. Yes, color. Out of the box it was stark white, now it is very dark and great color.
     
  25. Dave00 macrumors 6502a

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    Battery calibration isn't necessary and doesn't work on today's batteries. There's even some evidence that such a strategy LESSENS battery life.

    Dave
     

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