REVIEW: MacBook Pro 17-inch

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Date: Friday, May 12th, 2006, 09:58
Category: MacBook Pro

17inchestogether.jpgI replaced my 17″ PowerBook (1GHz) with a 17″ MacBook Pro. After half a day with the MacBook Pro, I’ve got almost all good things to say about my new machine (so far).
The one downside is the heat when it is plugged in and set at “Better Performance” it is almost untouchable on the bottom. I was installing all of my applications and copying my files over from my LaCie Big Disk (FW 800) and sitting wide-eyed at the speed at which my iTunes library came over when I decided to check on the heat.
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Contributed by: Bob Fish


iPod Recording Coming in June

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Date: Friday, May 12th, 2006, 08:01
Category: Accessory

micromemo.jpg… But not from Apple. XtremeMac’s MicroMemo digital voice recorder (US$80) allows you to record CD quality (44 KHz/16-bit) digital audio into your iPod video and is a highly anticipated accessory. The MicroMemo will be shipping in mid-June according to the vendor. Stay tuned for a review when it becomes available.


The Apple Core: MacBook Pro temperature graphs

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Date: Friday, May 12th, 2006, 08:00
Category: The Apple Core

mbp_temp_history.jpgPhil Angell has posted the MacBook Pro Heat Page where he is posting the CPU temperature graphs of contributors MacBook Pros. It’s interesting to compare the temperatures of MacBook Pros before and after removing Apple’s thermal grease and the application of Arctic Silver 5.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.