As I'm 100% sure I want the older intel santa rosa macbook pro, I was just wondering if there were models with the glossy screen? I want a matte screen as I tend to sit outside with my laptop, so how will I be able to differentiate between the two?
i got my santa rosa MBP not too long ago (i bought it second hand). i am extremely happy with the machine as it is a 2.4ghz c2d with 160g hdd at 5400rpm and 8600gt 256mg gpu. i know this has been discussed many times, so i have been reading about the multi touch trackpad and was a bit bummed that i didnt get the newer 2008 penryn model instead. 2 days ago i was thiking about replacing the SR MBP top case with a penryn MBP top case and have the multi touch, 4 finger gesture ability on my SR MBP. therefore i started googling to see of people have actually done conversions and worked..fortunately, i found a member on this forum and confirmed that it actually works...but unfortunately there was not guide for this operation. I would really want to hear from those that has performed such replacement operation and perhaps give me some tips and what i may need to watch out for. in addition to that, does anybody know of a guide for this replacement? would the penryn top case keyboard and trackpad connections fit the SR MBP? any modifications needed?
I'm about to buy a new Dell notebook... but, I'm not so sure I want one of the new Inspirons. I'm a heavy gamer and movie watcher (This new laptop will be hooked up to my 37" LCD TV) and would like the fastest Dell available. I would buy a Sager or Alienware, but our dealer account with Dell kinda only lets me get Dell.
Are the new Santa Rosa platforms really the way to go? I would like to stay on the "cutting edge" as it were, with the newest technology out. But are they fast enough to play games decently? (Source, BF2, 2142, FEAR, Oblivion and so forth..) The 8600M GT isn't the fastest card out there, but should I go DX10 just to stay on top of things?
If I did, the specs would be:
SYSTEM COLOR: Sunshine Yellow
PROCESSOR: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7700 (2.4GHz/800Mhz FSB/4MB cache)
OPERATING SYSTEM: Genuine Windows® Vista Home Premium Edition
DISPLAY: High Resolution, glossy widescreen 17.0 inch display (1920 x 1200)
VIDEO CARD: 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 8600M GT
MEMORY: 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz
HARD DRIVE: 160GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
OPTICAL DRIVE: CD writer / DVD player (Combo Drive)
Looking at purchasing an Outlet XPS m1330, since I can't afford it otherwise. The processor is the T7500 2.2 Ghz, 4MB cache. Does anyone is this a Santa Rosa chip, since these chips are supposed to be better than Memrom.
I've wanting a laptop for almost 5 months now and I simply am having problems choosing between the 15" MBP, Sony Z, and Dell M4400. I am extremely indecisive and I want to make the good decision. I like to have portability, power, and a decent looking laptop.
I'm really leaning towards the 15" MacBook Pro because it fits almost everything what I want in a laptop BUT I simply cannot fathom starring a glossy screen for the next few years. For everyone who has a MacBook Pro, how is the glossy screen? I know I won't be using the laptop outside in the sun, but I could be in a sunny kitchen or living room and I do not want to strain my eyes with glare and reflection. Can anyone make me feel better about this glossy screen?
Also, I plan to use Windows Vista 90% of the time.
Does anyone know if the new right click button is supported with Vista?
Any other problems from using Vista as my primary OS on the MBP?
Do I have to logout to switch graphics mode in Windows... or is that just for OSX?
Is there still an issue with the laptop acting funny with maxing out the ram at 4GB?
I have recently been getting pretty severe eye strain and headaches (migraines) after spending too much time online. Has anyone here experienced any eye strain or headaches from their Macbook Pro Glossy Screens?
I never used to get these with my older Macbook Black that I had. The screen on my new Macbook Pro looks great and colors are excellent but the eye strain is really bad and I am wondering if anyone has these problems with their Macbook Pro Glossy screen and if it is any better with the regular Macbooks (Macbook White) compared to the Macbook pros??
I was thinking that the Thinkpads would be better for having less eye strain compared to the Macbook Pro 15" glossy screens so I asked a question in that forum as well to get some feedback from the Thinkpad users. I am now thinking of getting a Thinkpad laptop or a regular Macbook because of the eye strain and headaches I get after spending too much time looking at my Macbook screen.
I just got mine last week & started with some video editing today & after a few hours, I can feel it in my eyes... Should I get a matt screen cover or maybe one of those Crystal film screen covers, Like this one? [url]
I'm considering buying a Dell e6400 or Dell e6500. I'd prefer the I'd prefer a 15.4' screen. However, if I get that I feel like I probably should get a higher res than the basic 1280 x 800. Ideally I want 1440 x 900.
The problem is Dell only seems to offer the higher resolution in a glossy screen on either model (at least in Canada) - "UltraSharp™ Wide WXGA+ (1440x900) LED Display-Brushed Metal Black". I spoke to Dell and they said it's something in b/w an anti-glare screen and a consumer glossy screen, but I'm not sure what to make of that.
I'm wondering if anyone has this type of screen and can tell me what their experience has been? How glossy is it?
I mainly will use my laptop for writing and office work - in coffee shops, offices or the library - so I don't like have a screen that is reflective. I much prefer an anti-glare screen. I've thought about just buying the e6400 with the anti-glare 1280x800 LED screen, but like I say, would prefer to get a bigger screen if possible, so wanted to see how glossy these screens really are.
saying that the screen of the macbook is really bad, with no specifics of why it is bad. I was just wondering if its just the viewing angles that everyone is complaining about? or is it something else?
Is there a lot of backlit bleeding on the new Macbook PRO 13"? My 13" unibody Macbook has horrible backlit bleeding. We are looking for a second computer and want to go with this notebook (Macbook PRO 13") as we love our current Macbook unibody, except for the screen which has bad backlit bleeding. Are the new screens much better? I can't find any informationpictures comparing both...
I was incidentally looking for some calibration tips for my Unibody Macbook Pro (late 2008) and I figured, why not set up a thread in which we can actually share our calibration profiles...
I've got the 9C84 which is the LG/Philips LP154WP3-TLA1 as far as Google says.
You can check your display manufacturer in System Preferences click Displays, go to Color tab and "Open Profile". In this list scroll down to number 17 which is "Apple display make and model information".
This is what Google says: 9C84 = LG/Philips LP154WP3-TLA1 (15" MacBook Pro) 9C85 = Chi Mei N154C6-L04 (15" MacBook Pro) 9C89 = LG/Philips LP133WX2 (MacBook UniBody)
Don't know about the Air, sorry.
There are quite a few people sharing their calibrations on Macrumors and other forums, I've tried some of them and frankly, they're either too blue or too bright...........
my white 13.3 inch macbook has developed like a flickering problem, its a good few years old, max memory on this one is only 2gb's. well anyways, the screen, it has only done it intermittently but when opening it for wake up, or when the screen dims, it ocassionaly does like a flicker thing, but only for a few seconds, then it stops. my guess, its the screen invertor.