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Tom's New MacBookPro

by berserkerror08-19616527709697474623406754496611 / January 31, 2009 6:51 AM PST

Why did Tom buy a new MacBookPro? Random, I know, but I'm dying to know why!

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twitter find
by berserkerror08-19616527709697474623406754496611 / January 31, 2009 7:04 AM PST
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"Lois bent a pin in her display port. After a brave surgery there was no hope. New MacBook Pro is an addition to the family. I will name her- 9:29 PM Jan 22nd from Power TwitterLois bent a pin in her display port. After a brave surgery there was no hope. New MacBook Pro is an addition to the family. I will name her- 9:29 PM Jan 22nd from Power Twitterv "\

okay so-- bought or upgraded from apple?

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The rumours are true
by acedtect / February 1, 2009 5:00 AM PST
In reply to: Tom's New MacBookPro

Lois bent a pin in the DVI port. And I'd been looking for an excuse to buy a new laptop. I try to replace every 1-2 years and Lois was at 14 months. So I bought Martha Jones.

So far I do not like the keyboard, HATE the glossy screen but do admire the zippier processor and larger storage space.

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by Nicholas Buenk / February 1, 2009 9:58 AM PST
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You know the best thing about the unibodies, is how much prettier and better designed it is on the inside. Previous model looked pretty bad and halj held together with tape.
Go for the 2.4ghz model, cooler cpu, 25 watts rather than 35 watts of the 2.53ghz.

Nicholas - the geeky MacBook pro fan.

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Better designed on the inside.
by fbbbb / February 9, 2009 3:36 AM PST
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It has to be since the combination of the magnesium endoskeleton and the cold-rolled aluminium 'skin' of the previous Crudbook Pro was actually stronger against bending than the unibody. There's good reasons for the battery capacity reduction for example: more structure needed to bolster the whole just to maintain the overall structural rigidity of the old MBP. The new Macbook on the other hand dropped a lot of weight simply because the previous chassis was so underengineered.

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me too
by berserkerror08-19616527709697474623406754496611 / February 6, 2009 10:02 AM PST
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tom, i sympathize-- i have the same model/problems. the monitor isnt such a headache, but the keys are. they always look dirty/abused no matter what i do. however, the good outweighs the bad.

i have named my macbookpro Emaline, as an homage to the song 'Emaline' by Ben Folds.

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Me three
by DKhoji / February 7, 2009 6:02 AM PST
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I tried a friend's new Unibody MacBook Pro out and I hated it. I found the keyboard and the shiny screen both unusable and returning to my prime generation MacBook Pro was like a breath of fresh air, it's still the best laptop I've ever had and I've had many. I'm going to treat it very very well so that it lasts as long as possible. Also because I have two real Firewire ports and batteries that have their own charge indicators.

A friend of mine just sold her first-generation MacBook Pro for just a few euros less than the new price of the new one -- and that was with the original slower CoreDuo processor, not the Core2Duo. Apparently so many people don't want the new ones that the prices of the original ones are going up very high, the last version before the introduction of the unibody are going for even higher prices.

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Mine don't get names.
by fbbbb / February 9, 2009 3:43 AM PST
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They get numbers.

I've never had visual problems with the keyboard to be honest and one of the much-needed improvements was for the keys to be black - the previous machines used silver, on which the legends had a habit of blending in to the key colour in certain lighting. I just don't like the terribly unyielding feel across the entire range which use the new Sony-style keys - Air, MB, MBP. It's an odd combination: They feel 'premium', yet also crap if you've ever used a decent keyboard.

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