Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Feb 2007 21:58 UTC
Apple Ever since Apple launched its 'Get a Mac' campaign, with the accompanying 'I'm a Mac - and I'm a PC' ads, lots of people have voiced their opinions on the campaign; the content has been discussed, the actors, the humour; however, relatively little has been said about the actual goals - and consequently the effectiveness - of the campaign.
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black macbook
by jcgf on Wed 7th Feb 2007 01:09 UTC
jcgf
Member since:
2005-11-14

I'm not sure of the goal of the commercials, but after trying vista on some of the new pcs at work I'm thinking of buying one of those new black macbooks. Why not? If I hate it I can put windows on it. Maybe this means that the commercials are working?

BTW Anyone here buy a black macbook lately? If so what are your thoughts on it?

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RE: black macbook
by NeoX on Wed 7th Feb 2007 04:44 in reply to "black macbook"
NeoX Member since:
2006-02-19

Well I havent bought a Black MacBook, but I have a White one that bought in July, before the newest models come out. I'll tell you what I think of it: I absolutely love it. I am a Mac user and have been for the past 10 years or so but I am also a Windows User and have made custom PC's for gaming, graphics, development and web for many years. I have been supporting and trouble shooting Macs and PC's for many years as my line of work. I say that so you can see that I am not a Mac Zealot but am a Computer User.

That said, I will say that this little MacBook has been the best Laptop I have ever owned. Matter of fact it has been the best Mac I have ever owned, and believe me I have owned a lot including top of the Line PowerMac G5's. It is fast, it is stable, it is designed superbly. It is even a better design then the MacBook Pros at the time, IMHO. Changing out RAM and the HD are extremely easy and considered DIY so it does not void the warranty. Trading out the HD in a Pro model used to be more involved, I don't know if the new models are the same. Anyway I upgraded my Ram to 2GB and my HD to 160GB. Rock on, you will have fun with this little puter.

With that said, the only bad part of these systems is the, relatively speaking, sucky graphics GPU. It uses an Intel GMA 950 integrated solution. Have no worries though, unless you are into games, most things run great. Heck even Vista will run with Full Aero on a MacBook with 1GB RAM. OSX limits the GPU share to 64MB, but Vista will up it if you have 1GB or more.

Cheers.

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RE: black macbook
by h3rman on Wed 7th Feb 2007 09:45 in reply to "black macbook"
h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

A friend of mine bought it because he felt his iBook was too slow. He now regrets this because he thoroughly hates the keyboard. It just doesn't feel right to him, unlike the one on the iBook which was perfect.

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RE[2]: black macbook
by Darkelve on Wed 7th Feb 2007 10:02 in reply to "RE: black macbook"
Darkelve Member since:
2006-02-06

Seems like you found a new market for a keyboard covers made of <some material> that change the way your keyboard "feels" when typing.

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RE[2]: black macbook
by m34ch on Wed 7th Feb 2007 13:43 in reply to "black macbook"
m34ch Member since:
2007-02-01

i got the black macbook back in august- giving up my job and going back to school, thought i deserved a present ;)

some people think the keyboard is wacky, but i really like it. after about a day i didn't even notice the chiclet keys.

here's me being a mac fanboy for a second: obviously, the quality is top-notch, and it's perfectly fast for me. i've been using macs for over 15 years and this does everything i need it to and more.

i installed windows on it, and then broke the installation about a week later, so i need to reinstall windows. (i installed windows using apple's bootcamp software, and then tried to set up the same partition in Parallells software, and i screwed something up)

problems with the windows install: so far, you cannot use the trackpad to click the mouse- you have to press the button. this is annoying, because the macbooks allow you to tap the trackpad with 2 fingers to simulate a right-click... but any USB mouse works fine. some of the function keys don't quite work yet, but the volume buttons work, which is 90% of what you need to mess with.

basically, bootcamp is still beta software, and there are some kinks to be worked out. but i was impressed with the ease i had installing windows (you DO need xp SP2 or better... i installed with Media Center) and when the complete version of boot camp comes out i'm sure it will be even better.

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