What are your favorite features of aluminum macbook?

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  1. Aven SkyGazer macrumors regular

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    I personally LOVE the new trackpad, specifically, the feature that triggers the expose when you use 4 fingers and pan down. the 4 finger pan is by far my favorite at this point.

    What else have you guys discovered? I got the 2.0, so no fancy keys.
     
  2. CalMin macrumors 6502a

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    No one thing. Everything just comes together beautifully.

    I did fire up my old 12" Powerbook though and forgot just how PERFECT that machine was. The Macbook is close, but the Powerbook still has the edge. I know, I know, I need to get over it...
     
  3. ryanfong macrumors member

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    Trackpad & illuminated keyborad...

    But ultimately, the most attractive feature is the system..
     
  4. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    aluminum and solid feel, trackpad and light up keyboard. I am in the dark right now typing this and the keyboard looks great
     
  5. coffey7 macrumors 6502a

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    I love how the case is all one piece and so solid. It is thin and looks really nice.
     
  6. Your5335 macrumors member

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    My favorite feature of the MacBook is the sexyness of the computer, I personally love the color scheme Apple went with the MacBook. Also I love the light up keyboard and the glossy LCD display which to me looks bigger than a 13 inch screen.
     
  7. Telp macrumors 68040

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    I would have to agree with the the previous poster. Pure sexyness. That and the trackpad. And the speed boost since im coming from a G5.
     
  8. southerndoc macrumors 6502a

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    I love the aluminum look. The MacBook is a sexy notebook. Everytime I close the lid, I admire its beauty. Several friends and a few strangers (in a coffee shop) have commented on it.

    Other than that, I love the new trackpad.
     
  9. hmai18 macrumors 6502

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    The fact that it doesn't flex or creak when I pick it up.
     
  10. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    I'll second the sexy look!!! :)
    Besides the build itself, i LOVE the trackpad as well. the sheer size and ease of use is amazing! :eek:
     
  11. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    The trackpad and the screen's brightness. When I open up my G4 iBook, I can't believe how low brightness/contrast that panel is :eek:
     
  12. mbleopard macrumors regular

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    The aluminum construction is nice, the huge track pad and multitouch is amazing, but the biggest thing is the OS. I could not stand Vista anymore
     
  13. PeterQC macrumors 6502a

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    Everything is so awesome, I can't just say one thing...

    The backlit keyboard is gorgeous and so useful.
    At first I through that the multi-touch track pad was gimmick, But I use all the time. It's so awesome and functional, I don't even need a mouse. I'm happy with it alone, except for games :p
    How it look. Just plain love it.
     
  14. Aven SkyGazer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes yes yes. I love the fact that it doesn't creak and click like my old white macbook when I open the lid. SO fluid, no sounds at all when I open it up.

    I also admire it when I close the lid. It looks like a fine cut diamond.

    The sssssssst sound it makes when I run my fingers on the frame is unmatchable.
     
  15. Ironic macrumors 6502a

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    Track pad and love the fact the keys light up :)
     
  16. youssefm macrumors 6502

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    Well this is my first mac in sooo long (i had the bondi blue iMac g3) and i just migrated from a hp laptop... this is just perfect in every way.. i love the trackpad and gestures, osx and the portability of it
     
  17. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Love the new trackpad, gestures, and keyboard. I'm a desktop guy and this is my first lappy - as a 2nd machine - still have an iMac. But I really like it. The unibody is fantastic. Had a G4 tower back in the day and bought an iMac only when they went aluminum, same now with the MacBook. I also really like the black framing around the screen.
     
  18. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    I dont own one yet.... but I really like the new 3.5mm jack gestures!
     
  19. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

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    It's faster/lighter and has more Pro feel then the old white one I had.

    If the MB wouldn't been like a small Pro design wise I woulda gone with the Pro, so I saved alot now ;)
     
  20. me2000 macrumors 6502

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    The trackpad is such a pleasure to use. It's so smooth, the texture is just perfect. It's a PAIN using my Dell's trackpad.. it's just paint on plastic.. blegh.

    The fact that it's so small, thin, and light is also a big plus. The unibody design makes this thing STRONG. It's great.
     
  21. leman macrumors 604

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    I like the weight, the size, the look, the feel, new speakers, the backlit display and the keyboard. Oh, did I mention the look already? And of course the 9400M, I can finally program and play!
     
  22. thetinman macrumors member

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    I've got to mention the screen, but more specifically the vibrant LED lit screen. You really notice it when using the old iBook G4.
     
  23. Gene Parmesan macrumors newbie

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    Besides the awesome lightweight aluminum material, fantastic GPU, broad front side bus, and beautiful bright 9c89* glossy screen, the track-pad is my favourite feature because of how new and innovative it is.
    I was just using my old Dell laptop and I tried clicking & swiping and I got frustrated because it wouldn't do what I wanted it to.
     
  24. Ryffie macrumors member

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    1. The trackpad
    2. The OS
    3. The rigid build

    -
    1. The screen (viewing angle and blacks)
    2. That's it!
     
  25. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    The light, thin, unibody, aluminum case
    The trackpad
    The screen
    The OS
    And just the fact that I'm no longer on a Windoze machine
     

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