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    Quote Originally Posted by gonty View Post
    Bit the bullet.
    New 2.4 gig white macbook on it's way.
    My first mac.
    Yippee!!!
    Welcome aboard, Gonty. Someone will be with you shortly to teach you the secret handshake, and to insert your RDF receptor.

    But seriously, good stuff - it's exciting times... I'm looking forward to coming over and touching it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by anarchron View Post
    WTF? Why hasn't Apple upgraded the gfx card on the Pro?

    I'm sure they could use something more powerful, e.g. GeForce 9 or Radeon HD 3xxx series.
    To what? Mobile versions of those gpu's don't yet exist.
    Course there is the 8800M, but it has a different thermal envelope and isnt' a possibility for a 15".
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    What I really love about the new MBP is that my 15 month old MBP 2.33 is still the current look.

    It still looks like the new models.

    So there is no real desire to upgrade urgently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey D View Post
    To what? Mobile versions of those gpu's don't yet exist.
    Course there is the 8800M, but it has a different thermal envelope and isnt' a possibility for a 15".
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce...000055-QINU.7F

    http://ati.amd.com/products/hd3000seriesmob.html

    Those two would be a good upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gehenna View Post
    I'm sure we got an student discount when we bought our macbook from an apple reseller.
    The only resellers that do EDU discounts are the campus stores and Apple's online store. Resellers used to be able to, though. I bought my iMac from Next Byte with student discount in 2005, but when I got my Macbook last month, they weren't able to do it. I had to get it from Apple.

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    Does anyone here knows which Apple EDU store do trade-in?
    I'm thinking of upgrading my current MacBook to top end 15.4 MBP .
    or i'm better off selling it later on ebay?
    any help would be appreciated.


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    It's a sad day for me, my MBP is no longer the fastest MBP out :-(
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    I use my remote all the time for my MBP. Especially when it doubles as the media centre.

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    I've got a previous model low end (2.2ghz 15" MBP) - and have no reason to upgrade, which I'm pretty happy about.

    Nicely spec'd for new buyers though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulharrop View Post
    What I really love about the new MBP is that my 15 month old MBP 2.33 is still the current look.

    It still looks like the new models.
    Good design is ageless.
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    Oder placed this morning for the 15 inch 2.6 GHz model MBP.

    Waiting ... waiting .. wiating!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shorebuck View Post
    my only decision is glossy or non glossy - i really like the glossy screen on the macbook, and ill be using my laptop attached to a monitor, clamshell mainly.

    i think ill go glossy in the end, it doesnt worry me at much if i poke the screen by accident.
    Check out this thread before you decide
    http://forums.mactalk.com.au/showthread.php?t=44844
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    Quote Originally Posted by anarchron View Post
    No, they wouldn't. The mobile parts listed on that ATI page are decidedly low end, and the 9500M GS is the same chip as the 8600M GT.

    It's all marketing mate

    When we see mobile 3800+/9600+ THEN it will be worth it to upgrade the GPU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebB View Post
    I use my remote all the time for my MBP. Especially when it doubles as the media centre.
    Me too - very cheap of them to cut out the remote as standard

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    Even the new MacBooks don't include the remote. You have to pay the $29 to get one. Thats a bit cheap of Apple. They didn't even adjust the price to reflect this change. Dodgy.

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    Bah, why are they dropping the remote? It can't cost them any more than $5 to throw in with the computer

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    Quote Originally Posted by decryption View Post
    Bah, why are they dropping the remote? It can't cost them any more than $5 to throw in with the computer
    And how many Macbooks do they ship per year? $5 * xMillion = a lot.

    Just like how the iPods used to come with a charger - now they just come with a cable to charge from your computer.
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    My MBP remote is still in the plastic, though i have used the macbook remote on occasion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by decryption View Post
    Bah, why are they dropping the remote? It can't cost them any more than $5 to throw in with the computer
    I's not so much that they are trying to save money... It's more in they are trying to MAKE even more money. They figure as it can be labelled an 'accessory' they might as well try to rip us off on it.

    I agree, it costs Apple peanuts to make such a simple remote in China. But by charging $30 extra for it that's a very healthy profit. And I bet a lot of people will purchase it when they see their brand spanking new Mac actually doesn't include something the older ones do (just have a look at the number of people that purchased the now optional AC charger for the Ipods!)

    As others said, Apple is doing this more and more with their products.

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