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    was just thinking... of all the things I love about my PowerBook I would have to say the backlit keyboard is just about the nicest

    simple idea, but I'd never experienced it before buying the Apple, now I don't think I could live without it!

    What about everyone else? What is the coolest PowerBook feature?
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    Airport and bluetooth, common in laptops today but cant live without those 2 features. Just makes things so much easier.
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    two finger scrolling. i go crazy without a mouse and no two finger scrolling
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    -its metal
    -its thin
    -it doesn't look like something which was made from crap parts from the IBM factory
    -its widescreen
    -has a amazing screen
    -USB 2.0, Firewire 400, Firewire 800, Duel Mini VGA (Support composite, s-video and analogue via adapter), CD card slot, fibre optis output, bluetooth, wireless... theres more features in this thing than US Space Mission Command. Plus there all useful features that we end up using sooner or later.
    -sexy

    Why i hate PC laptops:
    -Fat
    -Plastic (the bad kind too, they could have at least used the stuff ibooks are made of)
    -tacty
    -all over the place
    -but ugly, all of them no exception
    -runs windows
    -bluky
    -some have a shiny screen, why the hell would you have a shiny screen?
    -comes in 1 colour, black.
    -you see the screws and everything, the inside of a powerbook looks less complicated
    -got stupid bits and pieaces sticking out from everything, makes you go "what the hell is this thin doing here"

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    Gotta be the backlit keyboard.

    I sat near a guy on a long overnight plane flight two nights ago, who was using one of those USB-powered desk lights and the overhead light to do his work. I wondered why he kept staring at my keyboard as I sat there in the dark still working away

    Scratch yet another Apple jealousy scenario.

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    I hate everyone with a backlit keyboard... ALL OF YOU.
    (I have a 12" PB)

    For me, the best feature is it runs OS X.

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    I love the fact that you can just *mention* the name 'Apple PowerBook' and you get responses like 'ooooooh' and 'aaaaah'

    For me, its gotta be the inbuilt wireless, bluetooth, great screen.. and Evie is FABULOUSLY thin and sexy.

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    hmmm...
    Screen Spanning with a moveable menubar never ceases to amaze people when they come to my studio, including me.
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    Drop dead gorgeous aesthetics,
    iScroll two finger scrolling(like the powerbook inbuilt but with a 'two finger click = right click',
    not impressed by the backlit keyboard but mines a 1.25 04 model, maybe they got better...
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    mmmm got to love the backlight keyboard, and the auto screen brightness ajusting.. so smart and the 2 finger scrolling, then theres the thinness, and the sexyness. mmm but there is a price tag :\
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    30" DVI Display support (i only use 23 of those 30 HD inches) and Firewire 800 grows on me more and more everytime I fling a backup or movie project to one of my daisychained LaCie's h34r:

    edit - oh and optical in and out is pretty cool as well, and the backlit keyboard and everything everyone else said!!!
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    gotta be the pulsating sleep light..

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    i want a backlit keyboard i only have a 12 inch. i got it for portability, but now i wish i got the 15 inch

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    It comes in a 17" that doesn't require wheels or a back brace.

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    The VERY best bit is telling people you own a Powerbook. They come up with the usual questions about software, compatability etc, to which you pull the machine out and show them!
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    The best feature of powerbooks is definately how you can connect it to the internet, and within seconds pictures of naked women can appear in your web browser. And videos too of people mating too!

    Is that the same for non-powerbook users too?
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    Originally posted by designers_hub@Dec 20 2005, 08:21 PM


    -but ugly, all of them no exception


    i see in this little sentence here you failed to look at laptops like this

    http://breakingnewsblog.com/laptop/wp-cont...ook-s250-tm.jpg
    http://breakingnewsblog.com/laptop/wp-cont...a-book-s260.jpg
    http://www.msi-computer.fr/img/NEWS/...ex/S260-4a.jpg

    which looks alot i mean ALOT like an Ibook
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    it aint got windows on it neither sudden motion sensing

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    Originally posted by eroda@Dec 21 2005, 08:37 AM
    i see in this little sentence here you failed to look at laptops like this

    *snip*

    which looks alot i mean ALOT like an Ibook
    Well, it's white, but I don't think the underside of an iBook looks much like... this (might wanna cover your eyes):


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    aaaarrrggghhh!!!!
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    hello lawsuit :P

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