Originally Posted by JeffDM
I complained about the coloring on the MacBook Pro pages several months ago to a graphic design person and he didn't understand the complaint. I guess low contrast text is going to be the new fine print. A lighter gray would do wonders.
Are computer makers somehow not able to offer the latest hard drives? I haven't seen a notebook from anyone that offered the 160GB notebook drives (some even only offer 100GB max BTO for high end models), and I haven't seen any desktop yet that offered the 750GB drives. Not that it matters to me, because I'd just get the minimum drive and order upgrades from somewhere else.
I AM a graphics design person, and can tell you that the rule is to NEVER even use more than a short bit of white text on black. Grey on black is a basic no no, but some designers think it is so very, ooh ooh cool.
Apple has always been conservative.
Using the Wayback Machine, I go to my old 950. It took SIMMS of a max size of 4 MB (for you new fogies out there, yes 4 MB.).
There were 16 memory slots. I called Apple and asked if the machine would use the new 16MB SIMMS that had just come out. I was, at first, told no. Under duress, he admitted that he didn't know, because Apple hadn't tested any 16MB SIMMS.
I bought two ($1,200 apiece!), and put them in. They worked perfectly.
When Apple first came out with the G5 Powermac, they claimed a max of 8 GM RAM, you might remember. But, in the developers specs I downloaded, it was made very clear that they would take 16GM RAM. Why didn't Apple advertise that? Because the DIMMs cost $7,000 apiece, and guess what? Apple hadn't tested them!
I can only assume that Apple hasn't tested the 750's to see if the heat and power draw is within their specs as yet. Therefore, they are loathe to claim it.