Apple :: Unibody Macbook Pro 2.4 Or 2.53

Apr 4, 2009

I am currently saving up for a laptop and i first thought about the sony fw because of its high res screen and blu ray player along with the 2.66 processor. I dont use any really demanding software but would like to play a few games.

Im also looking at the macs beacuse they look amazing and have better build quality than sony...i think. will i notice any significant difference when web browsing/light gaming with the faster processor listed in the title. The ram is not an issue because i would upgrade it myself as its cheaper.Im also going to upgrade the hdd to a 7200rpm one.

Also what are the macbook pros viewing angles like for watching films, as my sister has a unibody macbook and its pretty bad for watching and films.

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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 :: Unibody MacBook - Which HDD To Get

Feb 5, 2009

I'm looking at upgrading the hard drive in my Unibody MacBook. I've been looking at 320GB and 500GB drives. I'm not really sure I need the 500GB, as the 160GB still has a bit of room left over with a 32GB Windows 7 install. But I'd like to increase the size of the Windows install.

Anyway, I was set on the Hitachi 7K320, but I've noticed that a lot of people were having issues with them in the unibody MBP. There weren't a lot of answers in the upgrade forum. So I'm here to see if any of you guys have had issues with the unibody MacBooks.

Also, I'd like to go ahead and get some suggestions for other drives that you guys have experience with. I'd like it to be a pretty good speed, so 7200 is preferable. However, I place more importance on noise and vibration. The Fujitsu 5400 rpm drive in the MacBook now is a little slow for my tastes, but acceptable. But I'd like a new drive to be at least as quiet. I've got a 100GB 7200RPM WD drive in my Dell that's really loud, and it gets annoying sometimes.

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Apple :: Unibody Macbook

Apr 19, 2009

Will the 9400m in the Macbook beable to play Diablo 3, Starcraft 2

Can the Macbook output to a 21.5 1920x1080 monitor

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Apple :: 15" Macbook Pro Unibody

Apr 8, 2009

I thought it might be nice for all the macbook pro users with the 15.4" screen and unibody style to have their own place to discuss topics, enjoy! I just bought my mbp and think its the bomb. I've never had such great quality in any notebook before. I purchased and returned the HP HDX 18t and was shafted by the HP executives for getting the worst notebook from the HP home and home office website. I was so sick of buying windows based pc's that I saved until I could get the new mbp. I've never been happier with any purchase, and I would do it all over again, even for a more decked out (off brand, lol) system. You can watch the video review I did on the HDX 18t in my signature and instantly feel better about owning a mbp!

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Apple :: Connecting Unibody Macbook Pro To Old Tv

Jul 18, 2009

i have an old 27" sony wega tv. It only has s-video and component ports. So how do i connect my macbook pro to tv? will something like minidisplay to vga>vga to s-video will work?

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Apple :: Macbook Pro 15 Unibody Nvidia

Apr 9, 2009

Any one still experience the blackout problem when playing games in Windows? Is the problem fixed after updating the firmware to the latest one. Just want to make sure this is not a hardware issue cos I am buying a macbook pro very soon.

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Apple :: Macbook Unibody Or White One

Feb 19, 2009

how much of a performance decrease am I going to get. I will be using it mostly for internet browsing and some light gaming....World of Warcraft, Diablo 3 (when it comes out).

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Apple :: Dropped My Unibody MacBook Pro

Mar 31, 2009

I was setting my bag down and it slipped out of my hands from about a foot high. It dented the corner of the unibody, not the batter cover. It was in a bag with only a small amount of foam at the bottom.

I was sick about it. I called the apple store and they wanted $600, LA Computer wanted 500, and finally found a place in the midwest that only charged me 350 to replace it. I got it back and its as good as new. I DONT work for them or know them personally but Mission is the name of the place that helped me. They do deserve some credit.

I now carry it in a suspension laptop bag by Swiss.

The funny thing is that I have dropped my Thinkpads higher than that and they have never needed to be repaired.

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Apple :: Unibody Macbook Pro Power Down It Self

Apr 1, 2009

My 3 months old unibody macbook pro power down itself when i am use batteries. i did smell somethings burning after it is been powerdown, do you all face this by the way i am just surfing cnet tv, call apple singapore and they ask me to bring to HQ

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Apple :: RAM Upgrade For Macbook Unibody

Apr 24, 2010

I've got my first Macbook Unibody that i've had for a little over a week now, and I love it (First Apple computer period). I've been using it with Parallels and everything's been running great, however I'm beginning to wonder if I'll get better performance with more RAM. I haven't really looked at the RAM usage of OS X right now, however I do know that with Linux the amount of RAM you're currently using isn't really relevant, it's swap space that's relevant.

Also, I don't do anything graphic intensive except for gaming in Windows (bootcamp) every once in a while, in OS X I use Parallels all of the time, so it may come in use there, but again that's what I'm asking for.

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Apple :: Unibody MacBook And Cooling Pad

Jun 29, 2009

I had a Dell E1505 before my MacBook and used a Targus Cooling Pad with it that also served as a USB hub. The Dell has alot of vents on the bottom and the cooling pad worked well but now that I have the uMB is there any reason to have the cooling pad even on as I question how effective it is? On top of that, is it even needed?

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Apple :: Unibody Macbook - Boot Up

Jun 3, 2009

I am having some trouble with my Unibody Macbook. Like a week ago, I began to have issues with my Macbook where after being booted up for a while programs would close and new ones would not open, and I would have to reboot. To me this sounded like a memory issue where there was a bad sector on the memory that was randomly used, which is why there was no pattern to when this problem would show up. It could have started at boot up or after hours of using the computer. It worked like that for a couple of days, and since I decided that it was probably the memory, I would just by 4 gigs of memory to replace these bad ones because I was planning on doing it sooner or later, it just gave me an excuse to do it. Then over the weekend, my mac would no longer boot up. It chimes, and gets to the gray apple boot up screen and then just spins for a while until it turns off. I just put the new 4 gigs in there and that did not fix my problem. Also, for something that it did last week for a couple times, is that when it booted up it would do 3 beeps, which I was told meant a memory issue. I would really like to get this fixed without having to re install the OS or going to the Apple Store.

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Apple :: Macbook Pro Unibody - Do I Need An External Mic

Mar 12, 2009

In bootcamp, using a Macbook Pro unibody, players were having difficulty hearing me. At first, I thought the mic was near the iSight (similar to my last laptop) but soon realized that it's under the left grill. Do I need an external mic? Are there some settings I missed?

I tried to test it in the game options and it would go up a tiny bit, so I do know it's picking up my voice.

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Apple :: 17" MacBook Pro Unibody

Apr 6, 2009

I went to the Apple store definitely not expecting to walk out with anything. But that all changed when i spotted the 17" MBP. It was just so sexxxy. I had to have it. I didn't even bother playing around with it in the store cause it was so crowded. I purchased on and i get home and begin playing around with it. First thing i did was do a clean install of Leopard. I was definitely looking to dual boot it with Vista X64 but I had some issues finding drivers, and I'm not that crazy about Windows on my Mac. If i need it I can just use the desktop in my room. The first thing I have to say since I am a big music junkie is the speakers on this thing ARE BANGIN. Second I really underestimated Leopard, I always like the User Interface, but now I see that it's more than just that. Now to get my point across, anyone who has any hesitation buying one of these or is interested but is having second are straight up out of your mind. Pull the plug already.

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Apple :: Macbook Pro Unibody Temperature

Jun 3, 2009

I own a macbook pro unibody 2,53 and im experiencing temperatures (using the big graphic card) at arround 70-72C while just using my browser.

Is this a normal idle temperature with the high gfx card enabled?

Laptop is on a desk.

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Apple :: Running Vista On A Macbook Pro Unibody

May 3, 2009

What are the problems running vista on a Macbook pro Unibody?

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Apple :: How Fragile Are The Unibody Macbook Pros

Apr 21, 2010

I know the iphone is fragile as hell so everybody has all this protection for it but what about the macbook pro? I see it kind of odd to want to cover up that kind of beauty with a skin, but having never owned one, not really sure.

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Apple :: Can The Macbook Pro Unibody In Windows Do HDCP

Feb 24, 2009

I know that Apple did not include any HDCP support in their notebooks. As I understand it though, HDCP is an actual piece of hardware on the graphics card. I'm guessing Apple uses the same graphic cards as everyone else, but their drivers simply don't support HDCP.

Now that Nvidia has released drivers, I'm wondering, is it possible to update a Macbook Pro's drivers with Nvidia drivers and enable hdcp?

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Apple :: Unibody Macbook - Battery Life

Mar 6, 2009

I have just bought my Unibody Macbook. I haven't received it yet, but I was wondering if anyone has any tips on undervolting, buying a different battery, etc. to get more battery life on it. I really need it for school and I don't always like sitting next to the plug in a classroom.

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Apple :: Sounds From Macbook 13 Inch Unibody

Jan 10, 2010

I have had my 2008 unibody macbook for sometime now. 3 weeks ago there was a clunking sound in the fan constantly. picture a Ford Model T sound like " dugdugdugdugdug" or something i cant explain the sound. suddenly today it got a ton worse. now sounds like a lawnmower. Here is a video of someones macbook that sounds EXACTLY like mine.
YouTube - macbook pro fan problem

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Apple :: Macbook Pro 15 Inch Unibody - Heat

Jun 20, 2009

i would just like to know how hot the 15 inch macbook pro unibody runs after being under load for a few hours. I will be playing games 3-4 hours straight some nights.

i heard it runs at 70 degrees celsius under load and it stays around there, but if its running that hot:

Is it uncomfortable to use on your lap? will you want to take it off your lap after a few seconds?

Any tips on keeping it cool? i dont understand how a notebook cooler helps that much, as there are no intakes on the bottom of the notebook. And because of that how does keeping the macbook on your bed affect its temps at all? as long as you keep the vents sucking air in and blowing air out clear shouldnt it not matter?

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Apple :: Failure Of Nvidia Gpu In New Unibody Macbook's

May 18, 2009

this might've been asked but do the new unibody macbook/macbook pro gpu's (9400m, 9600m gt) have the same problems in manufacturing that caused higher than normal gpu chip failures in the last generation of nvidia gpu's (8-series)?

i've heard so much bad press about those chips but i'm not sure if nvidia has fixed the issue with their current 9-series chips.

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Apple :: No Firewire Port On Macbook Unibody

Apr 23, 2010

I noticed that the macbook unibody does not have firewire port.

So if I need to use firewire device, then I have to get the USB to firewire adapter for it.

I just want to get this right, if I use the adapter then that means I will get tranfer rate of general USB 2.0 speed which is 480Mb/s. Is that right?

If it is, then I'm gonna miss the higher transfer rate of firewire on old macbooks

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Apple :: 2.53 Unibody Macbook Pro Review (with Pics)

Jan 17, 2009

I got the computer back in October '08, but I'm on vacation now, and I thought I'd write up a 2.53 Unibody Macbook Pro review of my own

So after the whole debacle with my old '07 Macbook Pro (Santa Rosa) and the nVidia chip dying -- which Apple eventually repaired for free -- I decided to buy the new Unibody.

I got it from an Apple Store in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, configured as follows:

2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB shared L2 cache
1066MHz frontside bus
4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
320GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics processor 512MB of GDDR3 memory
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory..........

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Apple :: HD Upgrade Worth It On Unibody Macbook Pro

Jul 13, 2009

I just picked up a new unibody macbook pro. The last rev, 2.4ghz, 200gb, 2gb ram. I couldnt pass up the $1439 clearance price at my local best buy.

Im definitely upgrading to 4gb ram, but wavering on the HD. Is there a significant performance gain from the 7200rpm drives?

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Apple :: Unibody Macbook Battery And Charging Time

Jan 21, 2009

Two questions:

1) Is it normal for the battery to take several hours, i.e. 4+, to fully charge after being mostly depleted? For example, my battery says it's like 95% charged, yet has 40 minutes to go.

2) Is it normal for the battery time-left indicator to jump all over? When I run it on battery, the amount of time remaining constantly changes. It goes from 5 hours to 3 hours to 4 hours, etc, etc.

The first time I ever used the computer when I got it in December I charged it up fully, kept it plugged in for several hours, then let it completely die out overnight and fully charged it again.

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Apple :: Macbook Pro 17" Unibody - Display - Keyboards

Jun 24, 2009

These questions go out to the owners of the new 17" unibody Macbook Pro. Before I may my final purchase...I was hoping you could help clarify a few things as I have yet to see any reviews for this particular laptop in full depth... especially here on notebookreview.

1) Does the laptop get pretty warm? The palm rest? The bottom of the laptop when putting it on my lap?

2) The edge-to-edge display, do you notice any dusts getting in it? Is there an issue with dust going inside at all? I have an HP dv5t with that infinity display and I have to say, I have 2-3 dust specs inside the dang thing.

3) When you close the laptop, do the keyboards leave marks on the screen? What if I use that keyboard protector that Apple has on their website?

4) Any issues with grease building up on the black keyboard?

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Apple :: Harddrive In Unibody MacBook Pro + WiFi Adaptor

Jan 26, 2009

what the model # of the 320 GB 7200 RPM drive in the New MBP is? If not, does anyone know if the harddrive comes with a Free Fall Sensor? Is there a Intel 5300 network adapter in the MBP?

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Apple :: MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Owner's Lounge

Feb 18, 2009

Just thought I'd try and get a thread going specifically for the Unibody 15". Currently there is only the late 2008 Unibody edition, but I guess in the future we can compile information on newer releases.

I'm hoping we can share all kinds of information regarding this wonderful machine, and that this is a place to ask specific questions, compare feedback, or give tips to users and prospective buyers alike. Feel free to post your questions and/or advice, or failing that, just give a shout out if you're a proud owner...

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