Apple :: Durability Of New Aluminum Macbook Pro

Mar 20, 2009

I guess I'm rough on laptops because this one is starting to wear out and I haven't had it a year. How does the aluminum unibody hold up to heavy usage? I'm specifically looking at keyboard(I type fast and hard), mouse, and cd drive. Well, I guess I might be a little rough in handling too. I really like the construction if the new macbook pros and would love to get the new 17".

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Apple :: New Aluminum Macbook 13.3

Feb 22, 2009

I just wanted to say that, I purchased a Macbook and iWork 09 and loving it! The laptop is amazing, it just works...

I've previously had a windows laptop which gave a lot of trouble and got sick and tired of windows. So I decided to take the plunge and I'm glad I did. I'm still trying to learn how to use and get around leopard.

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Apple :: Macbook Aluminum W/ 3gb Of RAM

Mar 2, 2009

I was thinking about upgrading my new Macbook Aluminum to 3gb of RAM. My Macbook is currently running with the stock 2gb configuration. The plan is to swap out one of the 1gb SODIMM for a new Crucial 2gb DDR3 SODIMM. Are there any downsides to running two different brands/different sized SODIMMs?

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Apple :: Macbook 13 Aluminum Revision 2

Apr 4, 2009

How long it takes to Apple to relase updated version of new unibody macbook 13

Looking for new laptop. This new Mac is perfect for my needs but after playing a bit with it display its a dealbreaker . There is Pro but it seams a bit to pricy.My hopes ar that they would place a better quality display in future models. Likely to happen?

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Apple :: Upgrading The RAM From 2GB To 4GB In Aluminum Macbook

Apr 15, 2009

Like, really? I'm not doing any film editing or anything... YET.

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Apple :: Macbook Aluminum Screen

Jan 13, 2009

I hear a lot of negative about the screen. does anyone actually like the screen? Looking to buy one, but will skip if the screen is as bad as people say.

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Apple :: Does The Aluminum Macbook Have Optical Out

Apr 22, 2009

Does the Aluminum macbook have optical out? Would the Aluminum macbook be horrible for any type of audio recording/playback. Such as djing, because of the lack of firewire?

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Apple :: Aluminum Macbook- Upgrading RAM

Aug 22, 2009

I just have a brief question regarding upgrading RAM on my Macbook. I have an Aluminum Macbook which I purchased at the beginning of the year. It has a 2.4 GHz processor, 2 GB DDR3 memory, 250GB HDD, and the 9400M graphics.

My question is:

1) Does upgrading from 2 to 4 make any significant difference in terms of photoshop and basic gaming? Would these differences also apply to regular use?

2) The memory speed is DDR3 1066 MHz. Does upgrading to a faster memory, for example, DDR3 1333 MHz make any difference? Or is the speed limited to 1066MHz, no matter how much faster the upgraded memory is?

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Apple :: Vents On The Aluminum MacBook

Jun 7, 2009

In OS X my MacBook is very, very quiet. You can't hear anything at all, at least compared to my Inspiron 6400s. I haven't heard the fan kick in yet while in OS X. Now, in boot camp, there's another story. I almost always hear the fan! What's up with that?! It frightens me knowing that the notebook is working extremely hard while just idling in XP, I'm afraid to play 3D games for too long, even though there's no lagging or fps drops or anything.

So here's the question. I'm certain that too much heat is a bad thing, but where the heck are the vents? On my Dells they're clearly on the back. On the MacBook i see absolutely no exit points for heat. This scares me.

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Apple :: Windows 7 On Aluminum Macbook

Jan 16, 2009

how I could use Windows 7 on my MB, without fully dedicating it to a partition on my HDD, because I already have Windows XP Pro as my Boot Camp. I mainly just want to test it out, without installing it completely.

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Apple :: SSD Aftermarket Upgrade On Aluminum Macbook

Jan 28, 2009

is it a good idea to upgrade the drive to a 128gb ssd? After seeing all the problems with third party ram I dont know

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Apple :: Macbook Aluminum Or Macbook Pro

Sep 22, 2009

Was curious what is the difference between the short-lived aluminum macbooks and macbook pros. Only thing i could spot is the illuminated keyboard.

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Apple :: Aluminum Macbook 2.0 Ghz 9400 NVidia For Gaming

Aug 7, 2009

I just sold my old black macbook on eBay. Lo and behold, an opportunity presents itself in the form of the Aluminum Macbook in the NBR Marketplace.

Anyway, how does the 9400m compare to the 9300ms that is in the Asus N10J?

I already have a Clevo laptop for gaming, this would strictly be for ultaportability and perhaps some gaming while on the road for clients.

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Apple :: Aluminum Macbook - Odd Restart - Indicating A Boot-up

Feb 17, 2009

I'm experiencing an odd restart issue with my Aluminum Macbook (see sig for specs). It is an occasional issue, happening maybe once every week or two.

Basically, it goes like this. I restart my machine for whatever reason, and as it reboots I get the apple (indicating a boot-up). Instead of booting up in 30 seconds as usual, the apple just sits on the screen for a while and then finally turns to an X. This continues each time I reboot. The only fix, I have found is to disconnect the power and remove the battery for thirty seconds. Then everything reboots as normal.

This has happened to me several times, the same scenario.

Does anyone have a hint for me on what might be happening?

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Apple :: How Do I Disable The Trackpad On New Macbook Aluminum When I Connect A Mouse

Feb 17, 2009

how do I disable the trackpad on new Macbook aluminum when I connect a mouse?

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Apple :: Aluminum Versus Polycarbonate Macbook- Fact From Fiction

Mar 14, 2009

I HEAR alot of people say Aluminum is more sturdy...

I HEAR alot of people say Aluminum Warps easier and Polycarbonate is better..

Iv'e read Articles such as [url]

And Yet alot of forums iv'e read Say just the opposite...

Iv'e read a bit about Aluminum macbooks having warping issues?

Iv'e read just as much about the plastic ones having cracking (Polycarbonate is supposed to be near unbreakable?)

One of the biggest reasons I am looking at a macbook is the build quality rumored around it. Which Factually is a better build? The White Polycarbonate Macbook or the Aluminum Macbook? I don't mind paying the extra $$ if the Aluminum is Factually a better build.

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Apple :: Aluminum Macbook - Taking A Long Time To Go To Sleep

Mar 18, 2009

I got the new aluminum macbook 2.4ghz and it is taking a long time to go to sleep. I cant figure out what it is. I close my lid and the apple logo takes about 4 seconds until is shuts off and another 30 seconds until the light starts to fade in and out. I've shut the lid of another macbook at an apple shop and they go to sleep instantly.

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Apple :: Macbook Aluminum Lacks Of Firewire - How Can I Transfer Videos

Mar 1, 2009

I felt in love with the new macbook Aluminum 2.4Ghz. But I just found out that there was not any firewire port in it. It's such a disaster to me .

How can I transfer videos from my MiniDV to Macbook now ?

Any cable or hub can do that?

According to this site [url] they said that there might be a hub to solve my problem! Is it real ?

So, Are these following hubs and cable looks like what they mentioned ?

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Apple :: How To Upgrade RAM In Aluminum MB And MBP

Mar 9, 2009

"how to upgrade the HDD" thread, so now I'll make a guide on how to upgrade RAM in the Aluminum MB and MBP's. Upgrading of the RAM is a bit more difficult, therefore it might be more helpful. You will be needing a Phillips 000 screwdriver, PC-8500 DDR3 1066MHz RAM, up to 4GB. I have yet to upgrade this yet, just waiting on the RAM from Newegg. So here is a step-by-step guide on how to replace you RAM in your Uni-body MB and MBP.

Step 1: You are going to turn your computer completely off to replace RAM.

Step 2: Make sure you have data backed up, just to be on the safe side. You don't want a bad ram module to lose some of your data. Some people don't do a backup before a ram upgrade, but I do.

Step 3: You are then going to flip the notebook over. Be sure to have a cloth or towel on the surface you're laying to notebook on, to prevent any scratches.

Step 4: No you are going to flip up the tab, just as you would do in changing the battery or HDD. After the tab has been flipped up, take the back battery cover off. The battery and HDD will be exposed at this point. Take the battery out.

Step 5: Now you are going to unscrew the 8 screws around the frame of the computer. There will be 4 short screws, 1 medium length screw, and 3 longer screws. Make sure you have a cup or dish of some-sort, so you don't loose your screws or get them mixed up...........

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Apple :: How To Replace The HDD On The Aluminum MB And MBP

Mar 8, 2009

I was thinking about replacing my HDD on my aluminum Macbook recently, and I thought it might be interesting to make a guide for all of those that have an alu-MB or MBP and would like to replace the HDD. You are going to need a 2.5inch laptop HDD, in the SATA format. I haven't upgraded it yet, but I'll show you a step by step process on how to replace it.

Step 1: To replace a HDD, you need to turn the computer completely off.

Step 2: Make sure that you have your data backed up to an external HDD, via Time Machine or Carbon Copy Cloner.

Step 3: You are then going to flip the notebook over. Be sure to have a cloth or towel on the surface you're laying to notebook on, to prevent any scratches.

Step 4: Now, you are going to flip the tab up that is near the bottom of the notebook. That will release the battery/HDD cover.

Step 5: Now that the cover is off, you are now going to unscrew the HDD screw. There is only one screw that you have to remove to replace the HDD.

Step 6: You then want to pull on the clear tab, to get the old HDD out of the notebook. Be careful not to damage the SATA connector pins while taking it out. Safely disconnect the HDD from the connectors. Then you will need to take out the 4 screws on the original HDD caddy, and transfer them to the new HDD, as they will help reduce movements and vibration, keeping the HDD firmly in place. For that job you will need a T6 Torx screwdriver (star-shaped)-Credits to Underpantman and ClearSkies..............

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Apple :: Aluminum Unibody Case

Mar 12, 2009

What are the benefits of the aluminum unibody case on the apple notebooks?

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Apple :: New Bluetooth Aluminum Keyboard

May 3, 2010

I finally got rid of my 3 batteries BT apple keyboard, which I enjoyed using when it worked, but it was so unreliable. It would drain batteries fast, go out of sync, take forever to come back from sleep. Apple replaced it once.

Now I was wondering if the new one with 2 batteries is any better. I am very skeptic, to say the least to purchase this new one, there are complaints all over the place Apple - Support - Discussions - Apple Wireless Keyboard Eating Batteries ... and not only about the battery drain but also connectivity. I am having second thoughts about BT reliability in general.

What's your experience with this new keyboard? if there a similar keyboard by another manufacturer? I need something with keys that require very little pressure since I have tendinitis.

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Apple :: Aluminum MBP13 Battery Not Charging

Nov 2, 2009

My battery is at roughly 50% charge and I only have 7 cycles through it, yet I get a (Not Charging) message when I plug it in to the wall.

I've tried a few other bricks that other people own, all of which work to charge their MBP13s, but it doesn't work on mine. I even tried booting to Win7 and it still doesn't charge.

I tried shutting down then holding the power button for a long time, but didn't work.

I tried shutting down then holding shift-control-alt and hitting the power button once, then waiting 5 seconds before turning it on and that didn't work either.

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Apple :: Prolonged Blue Screen On Startup -Aluminum MBP 2.53 GHz

May 14, 2009

I've had my MBP since 1 week now, and I've been using it a lot. At first, the startup time was around 35 seconds, but recently I have noticed that the blue screen at the end of the startup process is staying for much longer than it should (around 8 seconds).

I have tried:

-Repairing Disk with the Disk Utility and the Leopard DVD
-Repairing Permissions
-Defragmenting (3rd party software)
-Deleting the ApplicationEnhancement.bundle file using [command-S]
-Deleting preference files of uninstalled programs.

But nothing worked. The blue screen still lasts 8 seconds and the pointer appears at the top left corner. The startup time is now 50 seconds, which is about the same as Windows and I don't want that.

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Apple :: Heat - Design - Unibody White Vs- Aluminum - Battery Life Vs- Video Card - Windows

Apr 14, 2010

1.I really didn't find much info on the (now not so) new white unibody Macbooks, expect some items for sale. And please, don't tell me that just buy the aluminum model for the extra $200, my question is strictly from an engineering point of view: heat. We all know aluminum Macbooks are quite hot, right? But how does the white unibody compares to the aluminum regarding heat issues?

2.What might be the reason that the whole bottom of the white unibody contcts the table beneath it, compared to the aluminum model, which has four rubber contact points on the four corners?

3.On the other thread I read a dedicated graphics card does not really add to battery consumption. Can you confirm that?

My main usage profile is office, web and seeing (HD, if available) Youtube videos. This one is rather a 15" vs. 13" Pro question, and half hypothetic. Let's say, all things are being equal on two models, the processor none the least, the only differences are one model has the integrated Nvidia, the other the integrated Intel plus discreet Nvidia combo, which one would serve me better, regarding performance and battery life? The discreet graphics would at least turn on when playing the HD videos?

4.Running native Windows (7 or XP) still suck on Macbooks, because of the drivers?

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Apple :: Macbook V Macbook Pro (My Short Review Based On 2 Hours At PC World's Stand)

Feb 5, 2009

To start I should remind everyone that i'm not a mac user. I have never owned a mac or used OSX properly before today. As such, my opinions should be taken as coming from someone who has much knowledge and experience as far as PC's are concerned, but who is a total mac n00b.

First Impressions

When I first walked over to the Macbooks I was quite taken aback. The build quality is out of this world. In fact, I immediately walked over to the latest PC laptops to compare and immediately thought "manufacturing FAIL". Really, the Macbooks are italian sports cars, and PC's are 30 year old farm tractors to use the typical "car analogy".

The Macbook

I really only had any interest in the Macbook when I first went to the Apple stand, but came away with the intention of buying a MacBook Pro. Let me explain:

The MacBook's build quality is awesome. It's solid, no creaking plastic or flexable build, completely and utterly solid. Awesome.............

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Dell :: E6400 Durability

Sep 17, 2009

I'm looking for a new notebook since my 2000 Acer broke its hinges TWICE after little more than 3 years of use.

How does the E6400 compare to the T400?

I had a T400 in my hand, and despite their assurances I find its build quality not so good. The battery seems to wiggle a lot...

My main interest in a new laptop is:

- build quality and durability
- customer support (in Europe)
- sunlight readable LED screen
- must be whisper quiet

Specifically, how are the hinges on the E6400?

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Apple :: 15" Macbook/Macbook Pro With Integrated Graphics For Less

Mar 7, 2009

I have been speculating over this prospect giving the direction that Apple took with the starting price of the 24" iMac (upgrade everything else and downgrade the VRAM).

I mean, this is something I would like to see, but I wonder if it is a smart move on Apple's part given how much they make off the current MBP's with the so called Apple Tax.

And, if they made this move, one has to wonder if it still would be considered a Pro.

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Apple :: New Macbook (base Model) VS Macbook Black

Jan 2, 2009

This is going to be my very first Mac. I'm really excited about it, but I don't know which one I should go for... I narrowed it down to these two models. Which one should I go for and why?

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Apple :: Black Macbook - Light Up Keys On Macbook

Feb 10, 2009

I bought a black macbook this summer and every night when I'm in bed trying to do work I can barely see which keys is which. Obviously this wouldn't be a cheap fix but is there a way or is it possible to install the new light up keys of the new macbooks onto a pre-remodel macbook?

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