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    Talking New Powerbook G4 17" and iPod 60GB :D

    Hello guys,

    Today has been quite a hectic day here in Singapore. Took the night flight over and I pretty much passed out and missed out on a nice business class meal (damn...) and woke up as the words "cabin crew prepare for landing" boomed over the PA system...

    Went out to town at around 10:30am and had a pretty nice prawn dish (with peri peri) and a lime coke and headed over to the AppleCentre@Orchard. I had already booked a 15" pbook with superdrive but really wanted the 100GB HDD and 128MB VRAM but this would take 10 days.

    As I entered the store I took a look @ the 17" and mmmmmmm well liked it .

    First impressions - Wow...why did I ever bother with the 12 and 15 pbooks?!?

    It is very thin, the thinnest at 1"...light and doesn't feel any less portable than the other two...of course I do have a HUGE crumpler bag...hehe.

    The iPod is charging right now and I think I'll probably sell my 40GB 4G iPod that still has warranty till August 2006 with the iTrip as a bonus...

    Will post back later with anything I find interesting. Btw, I find the trackpad 'scroll' feature very VERY nifty!

    Mike

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    The trackpad scrolling is quite useful isnt it.

    I love my 12" I can understand the 17in as a portable surely its a pain to carry around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsodmike
    First impressions - Wow...why did I ever bother with the 12 and 15 pbooks?!?
    Because you wanted a portable computer? I would never buy a notebook larger than my current 14" Travelmate.

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    My 17" is perfectly portable. The extra screen size is a must for the apps I use (music production, video editing etc) so I don't have any choice, but it's not that bad when you consider it as a package.

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    Yea, it is indeed sweet and I think I'm gonna go search some car shops tomorrow for a laptop stand. Would be interesting if I can find one that can accommodate it...

    Portability, amazingly enough the size isn't that much of a problem. I went 15" then 12" and found the 12" was still quite a bit to lug...and consider the crappy screen quality (This is simply gorgeous!) it really wasn't worth the down grade. However I don't regret going 15, 12 and now 17...it has been an experience

    Grrr, running out of wifi credits and would need to buy another card tomorrow, take care guys, Mike

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    ooops..I also forgot to mention. The main reason for getting the 17" is that I'll be spending alot more time @ Uni in the lab and out of my room and it will deffo come in handy. Also by June 2006 I plan to return home for a fairly long time and want to bring my G5 back in December this year and sell my 23" HD display (As I got the 42" plasma at home). The G5 cost me around £1350-1400 with upgrades but would sell for around £1000 max, and is a shame as it performs very nicely.

    Ok...blabbing on a bit there

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    Back home and sorting out the 17". Sometime this week I need to lay a 50m cable from my room to the garage and hook it up to the Airport Extreme, this way I can access the network from the car before departing on any trips

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    Menthel

    I installed the AEBS yesterday and tested out the signal strength today. Amazing! It covers almost ALL of downstairs, including the front garden and I also get a 100% signal in the master bed room upstairs (which is directly above the main dining hall)...

    The signal doesn't reach my den (which is in a corner of the building) and the upstairs pantry...An Airport Express should sort that out

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