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Ordered the basic 15-inch 1.33ghz powerbook from Amazon (no sales tax and they offer a $150 rebate until November). Should get it next week. Didn't get the superdrive (really can't imagine me burning too many DVDs, but who knows - I could get a FW burner down the road) or backlit keyboard (too Batman for me). But it does come with Airport Extreme and Bluetooth and a whole host of new software (the whole iLife suite, including Garageband which I'm looking forward to).

 

I'll keep you all posted as it comes.

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Sweet dude. I've heard about that account/file transfer utility on new machines...so it works well I take it?

 

I've decided that I'm going to get a powerbook after MacWorld. I'm hoping they add gigabit ethernet to the 12" and optical audio out. Then I can do some distributed audio processing using Logic 7 and my G5. It not only can distribute the audio DSP load, but it synchronizes project files between the desktop and the laptop, which is killer.

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Congrats on the 15". I love my 12" powerbook that I got a month ago. I just didn't want to cart around the extra size of the 15" yet. Enjoy your baby. I also opted for the non superdrive. I think I'm going to end up buying an external duel layer burner since they're getting so cheap now.

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Didn't get the superdrive either. I really can't see myself needing it anytime soon; I'm far from a video producer, either amateur or pro. Don't even have a camcorder.

 

Yes, the file / account transfer worked flawlessly for me. In a way, it's a bit disappointing, actually, since I didn't really get to config the thing; it's exactly like the other one that I'm replacing.

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Josh, what kind of options does the transfer app have? How fine-grained is it? Can you opt not to copy documents over? Or such things as fonts? Or is it more simple, like just mirror my system?

 

Darius, a dual layer drive is great, but in case you are going to, be warned that it won't work with iDVD (the built-in video DVD creation app). You can use one to create data DVDs, and to copy other DVDs however.

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The transfer app lets you choose by folder: apps, documents, and then settings, pref, and the rest, I believe. It's been a few hours. I just said screw it and did 'em all and it worked out perfectly - haven't had to re-install a single app.

 

I have yet to mess around with GarageBand, but hope to do so tomorrow.

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Originally posted by FreakTornado@Oct 4 2004, 07:04 PM

 

Darius, a dual layer drive is great, but in case you are going to, be warned that it won't work with iDVD (the built-in video DVD creation app). You can use one to create data DVDs, and to copy other DVDs however.

Hmm. thats not what I was hoping for. I wanted to use it with idvd. That seems odd that you couldn't use them with just any dvd burner.

 

Dissapointed now.

 

I was hoping that lacies would be different somehow.

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Stencil,

 

I was just in the Apple store yesterday and wow, color me iEnvious too! They sure know how to make a computer at that company. Unfortunately, I am too engrained in the Windows world to switch over now...

 

Anyway, the whole reason I went to the Apple store was to see if they had a better selection of small notebook backpacks. I have been looking since my new 12" widescreen Dell arrived on Friday and everything at Best Buy, Circuit City, etc is designed for those huge 15-17" behemoths that everyone seems to favor these days. They had the perfect case there, and it was surprisingly only $60. Check this out --> http://www.goincase.com/prod_laptop/prod_lt_slingpk.php

 

It fits 12"/15" powerbooks and 12"/14" iBooks... oh, and also 12" Dells! :)

 

The padding is very good, the laptop really feels isolated from the outside and the whole bag with laptop and all weighs next to nothing. I also never wear two straps on a backpack, just throw it over one shoulder... well this is a "sling" pack and only has one strap, it's actually intended to cross over your body, but I just throw it over my shoulder like a 1-strap backpack and it works great.

 

Geez, by this post, you'd think I worked for the company... obviously, I really like this bag! :)

 

Anyway, congrats on the new computer!

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