or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by s.metcalf

More info on the latest 12" In terms of the Superdrive, mine shipped with a Matshita DVD-R UJ-825. Interestingly, Disc Utility says that its capabilities are: CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW. Unfortunately, for some reason it occasionally doesn't recognise a CD that I want to import into iTunes. These are real, official/bought CDs with little or no marks/scuffing. It just doesn't seem to like the way the data was recorded and either...
I'm not sure if it's a new feature in the latest revision of PBs but I think the processor can scale frequency depending on load (can someone confirm this?) Anyway, the quote from the Apple help files is "Some models [latest PowerBooks] support the Automatic setting, which allows your computer to switch rapidly back and forth between the Highest and Reduced settings in order to optimize energy use, depending on how much work the processor is doing." I've only had my PB...
Well after a weekend away (lucky me) I finally got home to my new 12" PB! I have only played with it for a few hours (am still downloading software updates on my slow internet connection) but I must say that I am very happy and impressed by it. It seems very speedy and contrary to other reports the fan noise is hard to hear at all (definitely unnoticeable over typing noise). The screen seems good. I think I have one stuck pixel (a magenta colour) though it's in the...
I too bought a 12" Powerbook, stock config Superdrive model. Order status says it shipped today. In the end it was Apple's revelation about no new iMacs 'til September that made me decide to take the plunge...I had been holding out with dire frustration at the lack of an update and I just couldn't wait another 2 months. I figure if the fan or hard drive noise bother me too much I'll just sell it when the new iMacs are released and I shouldn't loose too much on such a...
OK, thanks for all the good advice!
Hi, I was wondering if any eMac owners can report on what the sound is like from the eMac speakers. Are they the same speakers essentially as the external ones that come with the iMac?? Because the speakers are so close to the screen do you find that the sound ever distorts the picture? Last time I had a CRT I found that loud volumes would distort the image somewhat (OK I like my music loud!). Anyone care to offer an explanation as to why/how this happens because it...
This one courtesy of Apple found on the Apple store where you can get information about the various various upgrade/custom options "It's especially important to have sufficient memory if you work on large, graphics-intensive files or memory-hungry programs such as web browsers." Hmmm. How much memory does Safari typically use?
I agree on the 13"! I need to buy in the next few weeks and I'm a bit put off by the 12" PBs and iBs as it's just a bit too small for everyday use imho. I don't anticipate using the portability very often but would like that option if I go to a friends place or whatever. I think 13,15,17 inch PBs are a good lineup, each 2" apart. I can't imagine anyone wanting bigger than a 17" PB!! Will prob just get me a low-end eMac to tide me over!
I think you have to wonder whether Apple's policy of extreme secrecy regarding their update schedules is doing them more favours than not. I think, from the consumers' standpoint, we get very nervous about buying something that has been out for more than 4 or 5 months because we've been trained to think that an update is imminent and we don't want to be "stung" by Apple if they release a significantly better product at the same price or cheaper shortly thereafter. If, on...
I think rumour mongering increases exponentially with the days since the last hardware release!!
New Posts  All Forums: