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Either my car is mooning me or trying to tell me my tires are low.

Really? is this the best symbol they could come up with for low tire pressure? they should really consult with the internets before doing things like this.


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Birth Announcement!



is pleased to announce

the birth of a bouncing baby MacBook Pro,

on February 20, 2009, at 9:33,

in Santa Monica, California,

weighing in at 5 pounds, 5 ounces, 2.4GHz

Okay, I totally lag.

I have to say with my MacBook, I never fully understood the koolaid drinkers. Clearly, I needed to start with a MacBook Pro. This puppy is much better built, sooo much more responsive, usable screen (resolution-wise), and just an all-around nice package. It's a little on the heavy side, but me likie.

Her network name is "Galactica".

- - -

Meanwhile, my old black MacBook had very suddenly developed the bulging battery problem (I believe it expanded when I removed the battery). A few weeks before that, a tiny sliver piece of plastic on the MacBook case suddenly fell off!

Well, I made an appointment at the Apple Store to get my battery replacement. From what I was reading, Apple's response to the case plague depended was mixed.

I don't buy extended warranties, so I don't have AppleCare. Because of the pseudo-recall, the tech exchanged my old battery (which still was at 100% anyway) with a new one; and told me there was a replacement policy for the top (free). He sent it in the back for a "new top". I was surprised when it came back to see it had a new keyboard and trackpad too (it's all one piece)!

Yay for defects, I guess! Because of them, for $0, I have a like-new BlackBook to sell! (Well, once I'm sure I have all my data off.)


Apple - new MacBook Pro (y/n)?

My MacBook is starting to drive me crazy. It's sluggish... like a wet sponge when i do srs bsns (parallels is PAINFUL to use). Of course, I could reload the OS and all my applications and all my data and probably improve things a tit.

But... I also hate, hate, hate, hate the screen resolution on the MacBook. I don't have enough room for all my things! It's painfully noticeable when I go to my ThinkPad with its wondermous 1600x1200 screen resolution. So if I'm hating on it anyway, why waste time and effort reloading it if I might be happier replacing and selling it?

Of course, I know the moment I buy a MacBook Pro, knowing Apple's marketing prowess, they'll release one with a battery powered by baby seal tears that lasts 2 days, like a mere month after I get a new one.

Anywho... I don't follow all the Mac forums and whatnot, so I dunno if it's a good idea to get one now or wait (plus everyone is so enamored by everything Apple, it's hard to find objective info sometimes).

I'm also interested in what you guys think about the 2.53 gHz model v. the 2.4. It's a ridonkulous $500 more, so I'm leaning heavily towards 2.4 considering how expensive Apple notebooks are to begin with.

Seems like double the cache,double RAM, and 7200 rpm drive might be the only things worth anything. I know a CPU increase of .13 is going to be hardly noticeable, if noticeable at all. Are those 3 things worth $500? I'm perfectly comfortable replacing the RAM myself if it really needs 4 gb, but I'm thinking 2 will suffice for a while. There are a lot of forum discussions about this topic, but it largely seems to be people trying to justify their own purchase decisions rather than objective info, so kind of looking for some real world advice from power users.

Any thoughts from my crazy Maciphile friends?

I have 4 hours and 5 minutes to decide in order to have Amazon have it to me tomorrow! XD

[edit: based on all the info, I pulled the trigger on the 2.4. she gets here tomorrow!]




Been in position #2 for 30 minutes.

Only sure fire way to move up in the queue is to try to make it to the bathroom and back.

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