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Yeeee - Haaa! I got me a new Mac!

Bert Bates
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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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Arno Reper
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Ooooh Yeaah...
Nice machine

Arno

ps: did you take the C2D?
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Bert Bates
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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,
marc weber
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Congratulations on the Dream Machine!


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Unnsse Khan
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Congratulations!

I personally would not have bought the 17" one but I am happy that you are satisfied with your purchase, nonetheless!

Did you get the biggest amount of RAM and hard disk space available?

What about AppleCare? When Leopard comes out, I'm going to get a 24" iMac (all souped up).

Happy programming,

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Bear Bibeault
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Sweet!


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Dean Fredericks
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Ah bert, you ordered an up-sized Mac??

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 !!

Enjoy!
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marc weber
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Originally posted by Dean Fredericks:
Ah bert, you ordered an up-sized Mac??

I remember you posting before about the Mac sub-notebook rumors. What happened to your urge to go ultra portable? ...

That's the beauty of the 17". When the sub-notebook comes out, it will be that much easier to justify the need!
Bert Bates
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shhhh! Marc! Don't tell Kathy!
Pauline McNamara
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Cool, Bert, enjoy! How about pics of a gazebo scene?
Bert Bates
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Will do Pauline...

I gotta say that at first I felt like I had an aircraft carrier on my lap, but after a couple of weeks this baby doesn't seem too big any more - just lots and lots of sweet pixels
 
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