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Hi,

About a week back I got a 15.4" MBP which is a 'bit' problematic with heat/whine but 'tolerable'

Temperature does not cross 60 C and whine can be heard only if I place my ear to the keyboard.

However I am seriously tempted with the black MBP and have received an offer from a friend who would like to buy my MBP less 10% ; with this money I could get a Black MB and max out with 120 GB HDD and another GB of RAM

Do you think I should go ahead ? I am checking the forums and people are having problems with MacBooks as well,so should I just use this for a year and then go for Rev B/C/D MacBook.

To begin with I had been waiting for the MacBook which was perfect for my needs but went in for the MBP after I got tired waiting.

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Hi,

About a week back I got a 15.4" MBP which is a 'bit' problematic with heat/whine but 'tolerable'

Temperature does not cross 60 C and whine can be heard only if I place my ear to the keyboard.

However I am seriously tempted with the black MBP and have received an offer from a friend who would like to buy my MBP less 10% ; with this money I could get a Black MB and max out with 120 GB HDD and another GB of RAM

Do you think I should go ahead ? I am checking the forums and people are having problems with MacBooks as well,so should I just use this for a year and then go for Rev B/C/D MacBook.

To begin with I had been waiting for the MacBook which was perfect for my needs but went in for the MBP after I got tired waiting.


my only qualm with the mb is the crappy video card. if they replaced it with an x1400 or 7400 go and had the option to upgrade to a 7600 go or x1600, id get a macbook.. i dont care about having a inch thin aluminum chassis, i care more about performance and if an mb can beat an mbp when the mbp has a faster clock, thats disgraceful.

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my only qualm with the mb is the crappy video card. if they replaced it with an x1400 or 7400 go and had the option to upgrade to a 7600 go or x1600, id get a macbook..


There is nearly no need for the GFX to be better if you dont want games tho. Im in that boat. I dont want games, just some XP apps (VS 2005 etc)

MacBook is OK for the people who want a mobile coding box :thumbsdown_anim:

http://www.youtube.c...0virtualization

This proves it :poster_oops:

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If you can wait 3-4 months for next major revision (with merom), I would. If not, go with the MacBook. It'll probably be able to do everything you need.

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Im worried my MB will be obsolete when memron hits. Bit gutting to think that a Mac can be killed off in a matter of months.

Oh well, im sure it will do me for at least a year.

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The MacBooks won't be obsolete. The going bet right now is that Merom will wind up in the next gen MacBook Pro with CoreDuos in the MacBook not pro.

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There is nearly no need for the GFX to be better if you dont want games tho. Im in that boat. I dont want games, just some XP apps (VS 2005 etc)

MacBook is OK for the people who want a mobile coding box :)

http://www.youtube.c...0virtualization

This proves it :D


that is true, the gma can even run vista ultimate with full aero glass.. i am a casual gamer and i do use some 3d intensive apps once in a while so a better gfx card is a must for me.





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