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Old 03-04-09, 03:51 PM
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Made a decision yet jim?

I might MIGHT consider a macbook with student discount for £620 iirc

its got a nvidia 9400 and 2.0ghz c2d and 2gb of ram

although iv never used a mac b4 and not sure if u get the best for ur money

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Old 03-04-09, 04:19 PM
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SL300 are a good bet well built machines

Weight & Dimensions

Weight: 2.1Kg

Height: 36mm

Width: 318mm

Depth: 238mm

Travel weight: 2,07Kgs

Power Management

Heat emissions: 65W

Sound emissions: 36dB

Battery life - min/max: 4.5 Hrs

Battery type(s): 6 Cell Lithium-Ion

Charge time - on/off: -- / --

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Old 03-04-09, 04:53 PM
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Made a decision yet jim?

I might MIGHT consider a macbook with student discount for £620 iirc

its got a nvidia 9400 and 2.0ghz c2d and 2gb of ram

although iv never used a mac b4 and not sure if u get the best for ur money
Get ready for it...... Thats what I bought. I'm actually posting from it now

Macbook 2.4ghz, 4GB DDR3 and soon to have a 120GB SSD

Its luuuuuuuuuuurvley
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Old 03-04-09, 08:08 PM
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Did you get one of the unibody 13" ones?

If so, how is that mirror for a screen treating you?

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Old 03-04-09, 08:42 PM
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Did you get one of the unibody 13" ones?

If so, how is that mirror for a screen treating you?

Dan
Yeah I did. I'm a right sucker for aluminium and glass. So far the screen is fine. Sometimes the reflections from it can be slightly distracting, but other than that its extremely sharp and clear. I havent tried it outdoors yet which is the real test i guess.
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Old 04-04-09, 11:41 AM
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Your first mac experience?

Is it good to use? Bootcamp?

Is the extra 400mhz worth it? I mean its quite a price increase from the standard model to the alu model

I take it I can change the ram myself at a later date anyway with the standard model
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Old 04-04-09, 12:09 PM
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Your first mac experience?

Is it good to use? Bootcamp?

Is the extra 400mhz worth it? I mean its quite a price increase from the standard model to the alu model

I take it I can change the ram myself at a later date anyway with the standard model
Nah I've used Hackintosh a few times. Its a nice OS for laptops as its quite basic on the surface. Does what it needs to do reliably and nothing else. It gets a bit boring for main desktop use tho (imo).

I tried bootcamp last night and Vista deleted my OSX install. I prolly did something wrong. Good thing is the Mac's are VERY good at recovering from problems. For example, holding down the option button while booting allows you to select what partition to boot from.

OSX seems very efficient with resources - i doubt you'll see any difference at all with 400mhz (or even 2gb vs 4gb) unless you use photoshop or other pro tools
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Old 05-04-09, 12:45 AM
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That thing is a little over a grand aint it?

I dragged the girlfriend down Tottenham Court Road today to go have a look at all the netbooks and ultra portables. Took a look at the NC10s in person and they are nice, but as every review points out, the track pad thing is tiny.

Main purpose of the journey was to get my hands on the NC20 and any other 12" alternatives.

The Toshiba Portege range still amaze me.. Next time your in a shop that will sell one just have a feel of how much it weighs.. It's crazy.

What does that Mac weigh?

We're pretty much sold on the NC20 though as it's got a decent res, battery, looks and isn't too dear for what we're gonna use it for.
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Old 05-04-09, 09:48 AM
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think he got it off ebay bnib

I might go for the bog standard plastic macbook, 2ghz, 2gb ddr2 ram and 140gb

the difference between that one and the alu one is

£300-400, aluminium, 400mhz, 40gb hdd, ddr3 vs ddr2
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Old 05-04-09, 10:39 AM
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Yeah I got mine off ebay. Was about £950 once i'd added some extra ram to it (mostly for the sake of Vista). I've got an SSD in it at the mo, but I get the feeling that it's not actually improved the performance (under OSX at least). The system booted in about 5 seconds on the normal 5400RPM one and came out of suspend in about 2 seconds
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