Apple :: Since Update - Macbook Pro Is MUCH Faster

May 17, 2009

Since the 10.5.7 update i've noticed that plugged in my Macbook Pro is MUCH faster. About a second faster in every respect.

However, now, on battery, the Macbook Pro is a second SLOWER with everything that it was originally and scrolling is now choppy?

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Apple :: 13" Macbook Pro - Upgrade To The Faster Processor

Dec 10, 2009

I am headed out to the Apple store tonight to pick up the 13" Macbook pro for my wife. Is the upgrade to the faster processor, HD, and ram worth the jump from 1199 to 1499? Would it be worth the bother for me to upgrade the components myself? I have no problems working on notebooks, just never have worked on a macbook before.

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Apple :: Macbook, Macbook Pro Software Update 1.2

May 9, 2009

I downloaded this updated for my unibody Macbook Pro, and I think it's pretty vital. However, it gave me this error when I tried to install it: "You cannot install Macbook, Macbook Pro software update on this volume. This update requires Mac OS X 10.5.5 or newer." Now don't tell me that I have selected the wrong partition to install the update, or that I need to update my OS to 10.5.5 because I already have 10.5.6 and I chose the Macintosh HD partition to install the update.

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Apple :: Possible Macbook Pro Update

Sep 6, 2009

In this article it states that the Macbook pro will receive a massive update with a new CPU and GPU. Is this true? What are your thoughts and opinions?

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Apple :: Macbook - Update My Ram From 2gb To 4gb

Aug 15, 2009

bought a new macbook pro 13.3in one with the basic specs, 2.26ghz, and 2gb ram. I am thinking of updating the ram to 4gb, and wanted advice to where to get one? i found many but dont know if there are anything specific for mac, and specific for this one. my computer says its 2gb 1067mhz ddr3.

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Apple :: MacBook Pro Update Discussion Thread

Mar 22, 2010

Is it possible that problems with implementing the new Core ix series processors in the 13 inch MBP be the cause of the hold up?

I know that Dell faced this problem with their XPS 13 line. There was a problem with the chassis and it could not be upgraded. So instead continuing to sell a laptop with no future, they just decided to scrap it altogether.

Is it possible that the 13 inch simply does not have enough room for the new processor + whatever type of graphics solution they want to add?

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Apple :: Can't Update Nvidia Drivers On Macbook

Apr 4, 2009

I tried downloading the latest Nvidia notebook drivers for x64 and installing on vista x64 and i get this error message

"The Nvidia Setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit."

my macbook has a Nvidia 9400m

How do i install the latest nvidia drivers on my macbook. the ones that came with my are from 12/24/08 (driver ver And im trying to install 179.48_notebook_winvista_64bit_beta.exe.

can unpack the driver exe and force and update through device manager?

has anyone done that before? or is there another way to get updated nvidia drivers to work on my macbook.

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Apple :: Macbook - How Update Drivers For The X3100

Oct 6, 2009

i got the black macbook, i was wondering how do i update drivers for the x3100?

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Apple :: Curved Keys- Silently Update The Macbook Pro Keyboard

Feb 7, 2009

Someone over at the official Apple forums noticed that the description of the Macbook Pro 17" keys was different from the 15", then apple silently updated the wording on the 15" models too to match the description of the keys from the 17" models.

There is speculation, that since there have been some complaints about the Macbook Pro keyboard, Apple have silently updated it for the Macbook Pro 17" and for every Macbook Pro 15" manufactured since early to mid January onwards?


So I was wondering, does anyone here have a Macbook Pro 15" that was manufactured since mid January (not just store stock purchased since then), and are the keys "better" than the earlier model Macbook Pro's?

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Apple :: Macbook - Can I Update To Snow Leopard - Restore Everything From The Backup

Mar 26, 2009

I have a time machine backup of my macbook, can I update to snow leopard, and restore everything from the backup? I have a bootcamp partition if that makes a difference.

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Apple :: Is SSD Always Faster Than HD

May 1, 2010

If I get the new macbook pro is it worth it to grab the 512 ssd over the HD at all?

Price is pretty nasty for the upgrade but id do it if it was way better.

How is heat and noise with the SSD? How much faster is the SSD in games and other normal apps?

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Apple :: Powerbook G4 - Making It Faster And Putting In The New OS

Dec 12, 2009

I have an old mac powerbook G4, i dont want to buy a new mac but I rather use a little money fixing this one up and making it faster and putting in the new OS. What are some steps I can take to make this computer faster, more reliable and up to speed with the new stuff out there (well this may be a stretch, but as much as possible)?

I need it to handle some multi-tasking and mostly school related stuff. Nothing major like designing, etc.

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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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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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Apple :: Refurb MacBook Unibody Vs MacBook Pro

Sep 12, 2009

So I'm definitely getting a 13" Macbook or Macbook Pro. Apple has some great prices on refurbs so that's probably the route I'll be going however I'm having trouble discerning the difference between the 13" Aluminum Unibody standard macbook and the 13" Unibody Macbook Pro. From what I've read they both have the upgraded screen, they're obviously both unibody, both have the large button-less trackpad, and both have the 9400m. They even have the same dimensions and the only difference I can see between the images is a slightly different case bevel (also the firewire and sd card ports, both are useless to me).

Unfortunately, none of the Apple stores or BestBuys in the area have a non-pro unibody 13" Macbook for me to actually handle and compare. So, basically, what makes the pro version with the slower cpu and smaller hard drive at the same price point worth it?

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Apple :: Disk Image From Macbook Onto Macbook Pro Hdd

Jul 6, 2009

If I make an image of my hdd from my white macbook with disk utility onto a hard drive I take out of a unibody macbook pro will it work and boot properly?

I will do this by taking the 250gb hdd out of the unibody macbook pro and putting it into a sata external usb hdd enclosure, then making an image of my current 120gb white macbook and writing the image onto the 250gb. After, I plan to put the 250gb hdd back into the macbook pro and boot it up normally as if everything from my white macbook was just copied onto the macbook pro.

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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 :: Old White Macbook To Macbook Air

Aug 12, 2009

She has a white macbook with leopard I think, and has a separate partition in which she has boot camp, she uses specialized software that can only run in windows (doesnt run in vm). She got a new macbook air but wants to keep everything intact.

Do programs like duper clone drives with all files intact, including partitions? Keep in mind that the windows side is more important, installation of this software can only be done remotely from Russia, so it's a bit of a hassle if we screw up, we have to contact IT at a specific time and get them to do it.

Would I have to take the drive of the macbook air out? Or can i just clone to an external hard drive and then move that to the mba hard drive, in target disc mode or something.

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Apple :: MacBook MB404LL/A Or Macbook Alu 2.0

May 3, 2009

I really love the black color of MB404, but is it good? does it crack easily?(is it plastic?)

Hows screen quality?

What do you think? which one should i buy?

I really wanted to buy Alu one before i hear about slanted keys and loose battery covers(i know %99 of them don't have that, but it's hard to risk when there's no way to fix it in here), because there's no Mac center in my country and i'm SO picky.

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Apple :: MacBook Pro 17" (1920x1200) I5-540M Or MacBook Pro 15" (1650x1080) I7-620M

Apr 16, 2010

I've been looking at basicly two models, both got almost the exact same price tag here in Norway, so I'm not sure which one to go for.

The first ones is a MacBook Pro 15" with High-resolution 1650x1080 glossy screen, featuring the top of the line Intel Core i7-620M CPU the other is a MacBook Pro 17" with even higher resolution (1920x1200) glossy screen, featuring the slightly slower Intel Core i5-540M.

I don't list the other specifications as I don't really care about them, I already got a pair of 4GB 1600MHz CL7 (2x2GB) DIM's and a Intel X25-M 80GB SSD that I'll be using anyway.

There will be lots of movies and series played on my MacBook Pro, that's why I don't really considering paying a premium for the anti-glare screen, even though I love anti-glare and tend to struggle with glossy screens I don't see the point in actually paying more for it. And when watching movies and series, in often very dark rooms the glossy screen actually have some advantages.

The hard thing to decide here is slicker and lighter, with smaller screen and lower resolution, but better CPU versus the bigger, more heavy but featuring bigger screen and Full-HD+ resolution but slower CPU.....................

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Dell :: Faster WIFI

Jan 27, 2008

I Need a faster WIFI for my 9400, now i had 54Mbit , but i will take 100 or 300 Mbit.
But i dont know witch one can i take.

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Acer :: How Do I Know That My New Processor Is Faster

Jun 4, 2009

I installed a T7500 cpu in my Aspire 5315, properties states that it is a T7500 cpu running at 789 MHZ, 2.2 dual cpu processor and 1.99 GB of ram. So far all I have been using my laptop is email and surfing. it seems to take the same time booting up and maybe opening and closing a program a little faster but I wonder is it really faster ?

Are there ways to test this processor to verify that it is faster against known specs for the previous cpu, the Celeron 530 processor ?

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HP/Compaq :: Would A Netbook Be Faster Than What I Have Now

Sep 29, 2009

I have an old DV6565us Pavilion. It runs EXTREMELY slow. I did a clean reinstall, but it is still pretty darn slow.

OS NameMicrosoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
System Model HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebook PC
ProcessorIntel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5250 @ 1.50GHz
Memory 2GB
Video Intel X3100

I'm looking to replace it with a netbook or another 15.4" widescreen notebook. I mainly use it for office productivity (powerpoint, word), internet, and some multimedia (hulu, etc).

This current notebook does it's job. But its pretty slow once I start to open up a number of applications. I can trade this notebook for cash ($250). Not sure if this is a good deal or not... But anyway...

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Dell :: Will Me Studio 17 Run Better And Faster With Windows 7 64-bit?

Oct 21, 2009

I am almost hesitant to even bother with installing Windows 7 because #1. I use "tethering" to my Sprint 3G cell phone to use broadband data everywhere, not sure if that will work in W7.

Also should I do an "in place installation" over top of Vista 64-bit to Windows 7 64-bit.

or do a complete reformat install to Windows 7 which I imagine would be a driver hassle.

CPU wise I think I am covered a dual core T9400 2.53Ghz with 6MB cache and 1066Mhz FSB. 4GB RAM.

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Dell :: Studio 15 Faster Processor?

May 6, 2010

I'm not a gamer, I am looking for a reliable, fast laptop mainly for web surfing, but also will be doing a bit of Photoshoping or watching the occasional movie. I'm told memory is the key to a fast system.

On the Dell website, I built a Dell Studio 15 which includes 8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz and an Intel® Core™ i5-430M 2.26GHz (2.53GHz Turbo Mode, 3M cache).

The price just went down an additional $100 so I'm definitely going to purchase today. Now I'm flirting with the idea of going with the i5-520M 2.40GHz (2.93Ghz Turbo Mode, 3M cache) for $75 since I'm saving some money.

I'm just wondering if it may be overkill for what I'll be using it for. Also concerned that the bigger processor may drain the battery more .....

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Dell :: D430.. Will Faster Memory

Oct 15, 2009

if a lower lat memory module will help in a D430? Normaly I think it would but seeing that you can't upgrade the 1G of onboard memory, I wonder if it would help at all?

And lastly, does anyone know if you can swap in a LED screen from a newer E4200 into a D420/430?

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Dell :: Faster Processor Or Graphics

Feb 28, 2008

I have a choice of two m1730 machines. One with a 2.2Gig extreme processor but with dual 8700 cards. The other has a 2.2gig processor but has dual 8800gtx cards.

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Acer :: Can I Get A Faster Charger For My 1810TZ

Apr 14, 2010

I own a wonderful 1810TZ, which is a great machine. However, the extremely slow speed at which the battery charges greatly reduces its usefulness for me.

Is it possible to get a faster charger that will not toast my computer and/or me?

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