After all sorts of poking around on the internet, and false starts, etc., I wandered over to my local Apple store and lo and behold they had just the machine I wanted, open box!, for $300 off!
So, now I'm typing this post on a 17" Macbook Pro! It seems to be a "bit" faster than my 667 Mhz Powerbook
It won't be much fun to tavel with, but since I like to wander around the farm creating little ad-hoc, temporary offices on-the-fly (like under a tree), it's fantastic. 1650 x 1080 pixels...I'm in pixel heaven
Now to reinstall all my crap... I can't do the auto-transfer thingy because I blew out my onboard Powerbook firewire port years ago
Anyway, more reports as i go along, but so far it's awesome!
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Ooooh Yeaah... Nice machine
ps: did you take the C2D? [ May 10, 2007: Message edited by: Arno Reper ]
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Yeah, I got the newer C2D - it turns out that the CD machines I found on the net were either not very good deals, or they were weird configurations - like 100gig / 7200 rpm drives, which, based on how big most video editing software is, does't make much sense,
I remember you posting before about the Mac sub-notebook rumors. What happened to your urge to go ultra portable?
Im still going to wait for the sub-notebook... even though its not rumored o only come out next year. I recently moved to Singapore, and even my iBook feels like a brick, carrying it standing on a train for 30 mins everyday - I need that ultra portable!
In the mean time, I hope my 12' iBook holds out.. its got the G4 1.33, and a gig ram. But coding in 1024*758 is a pain, and tomcat takes so long to start!
Anywayz - Bert, listen - now you got your 17' Mac you have no excuse not to start writing a new Head First Web Services !!
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