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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:52 pm 
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Love the Macs man.
here's a few of mine over a couple years. Wish I still had so many machines.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:53 am 
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2.5GHz i5 iMac. I've also got a 1st gen 16 gig 3G iPad, not pictured.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:10 am 
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I have an Original Black 2006 Macbook 1,1 here (Core Duo T2500, 2GB RAM, 100 GB HDD), pictured along with my T60p and the most heavily licensed printer in the world.
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It's in really good condition for a 2006 Macbook. The Thinkpad is in pretty good shape too, but nowhere near as good.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:40 am 
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I have a mid-2010 MacBook and 13" MacBook Pro, both with 8GB RAM and an Intel 360 120GB SSD. They work just fine with Snow Leopard. (Too much negative feedback on Lion for my taste.)

I inherited my wife's old R51 and it was solid but not speedy. I tried the MBP out for a while but ended up giving it to my daughter for schoolwork - w/MS Office for Mac 2008. That's when the W520 came into play.

Not sure what my "upgrade" path will be now. W530? Don't really think so. Maybe a Sager based unit. If I must eat the keyboard, I might as well have some flexibility wrt the CPU, GPU, etc.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:02 am 
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Terrahawk wrote:
I have an Original Black 2006 Macbook 1,1 here (Core Duo T2500, 2GB RAM, 100 GB HDD), pictured along with my T60p
That's a nice combination... :thumbs-UP: (I always liked those black macs...)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:23 pm 
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Here is one I bought from a forum member here on TPF. Pretty nice looking and had a nice bright and vivid screen. It had a pretty slow processor and a keyboard that I did not particularly like (sort of mushy). If the processor had been at least 1.6 G4 I might have kept it just because :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:59 am 
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Tasurinchi wrote:
That's a nice combination... :thumbs-UP: (I always liked those black macs...)


I've been trying to find a more modern one with a Core 2 Duo for a decent price. Still looking... :)
I just noticed too, that the Macboks have the Fn and Ctrl keys in the correct order too. Nice :D

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:07 pm 
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Two MacBook Airs at the moment, both 11.6". One is the late 2010 model, the newest one has a backlit keyboard. The late 2010 is up for sale on eBay, but I'll admit I probably would have kept it had FreeBSD detected the wireless card.

I forgot completely about the black Macbooks. I was envious of my buddy who had one several years ago (I was still working with a T41 at the time). Such a nice looking system, but they were just too expensive to justify the cost. I ended up going with the T61 for around $700.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:09 am 
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I did get to review the Air earlier this year and had a mini a few years back. I liked them as something different, but I wouldn't pay extra to get one. The thing I liked the most about my Mac is that I was able to sell it for more than I paid for it after two years of ownership, though I did upgrade the hard drive.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:48 am 
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jdk wrote:
I forgot completely about the black Macbooks. I was envious of my buddy who had one several years ago (I was still working with a T41 at the time). Such a nice looking system


I agree they look nice but I would rather own something unique. The fact that Apple laptops (and tablets and smartphones) are everywhere is one of the reasons I don't want to buy a Macbook or iPad or iPhone. Honestly, I am a bit disappointed that these days many young people just want to be like everyone else.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:55 pm 
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pianowizard wrote:

I agree they look nice but I would rather own something unique. The fact that Apple laptops (and tablets and smartphones) are everywhere is one of the reasons I don't want to buy a Macbook or iPad or iPhone. Honestly, I am a bit disappointed that these days many young people just want to be like everyone else.


Around that time, I was looking for a good proper UNIX laptop to replace my FreeBSD/T41 setup. FreeBSD couldn't suspend/resume on dual-core processors (and still can't), and KDE was a mess, having just hit 4.0. The MacBook presented an aesthetically pleasing desktop with full hardware acceleration on top of a UNIX core, and I wanted the black one specifically to be as different as possible from the rest of the Mac cult.

Years later, I'm able to afford the MacBook Air for my wife. She is on her second machine now, since they are non-upgradable (soldered RAM, proprietary SSD connector). The high resale value of these machines helps subsidize the cost of the new one, so effectively, I'm just paying a two hundred dollar "upgrade" for a 4x larger SSD, newer generation Intel processor, backlit keyboard, new OS, etc. In turn, my desire to use a Mac has subsided, partially because Fedora + KDE is a pretty good setup on my Thinkpad, but mostly because I think Apple has regressed in the personal computer market. Lion was the "Vista" of MacOS releases, and with non-servicable parts and non-replacable batteries, the hardware has moved on to a different target demographic.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:03 pm 
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I just noticed too, that the Macboks have the Fn and Ctrl keys in the correct order too. Nice :D


I like how Thinkpad users love this, the rest of the notebook world hates it. :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:40 pm 
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Wow, this will take a while.

Personal Macs:
Retina MacBook Pro
11" MacBook Air (2011 model)

Wife:
13" MacBook Pro (2011 model)

Daughter:
13" MacBook Aluminum (2008 model)

Business:
21.5" iMac (2011 model) X3
13" MacBook Pro (2009~2011 models) X3
Mac Mini (2010 Model)
20" iMac (2008 model)

Non-Macs:

Me:
ThinkPad X61s (for military use)

Business:
Dell PowerEdge T410 server running Windows SBS2011

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:00 am 
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Now I don't have any macs but I used to:

Late 2009 Polycarbonate "Unibody" Macbook:
- Black keyboard from Alu Macbook
- 8Gb Ram
- 500Gb Momentus XT , later Samsung 830 256 SSD
- Obama Pacman sticker

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Died when I was trying to fit a hdd caddy (maybe static), worked 2 or 3 more days and then nothing, this is what made buy the X230.


Powermac G4 Gigabit Ethernet:

-G4 400MHz - took a Sonnet 1.2GHz upgrade
-2Gb PC133
-ATI Rage 128 => Flashed Nvidia 6200 256Mb DDR2
-PCI Sata Card => 500Gb Samsung HDD (Even tried an OCZ Vertex 2 SSD but the gains were almost zero)

I liked it so much I decided to write this guide http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1091765

Later decided to sell the upgrades to fund the G5, and after that sold the machine.

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Powermac G5 Quad 2.5GHz:

Nvidia 7800GT - with artic cooler nv5
500Gb Samsung HDD from the g4
6Gb ram

quite a powerfull machine, but I barelly used, sold it for more than I bought it months ago.
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Now I have zero macs, I kinda like them, specially the PPC ones, but with the web standarts going up it is hard to keep them (although they are fast for lots of other tasks).
About intel ones :meh

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