MacBook Pro C2D’s Hidden iSight Indicator

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Date: Monday, October 30th, 2006, 12:53
Category: MacBook Pro


Those owners of the previous MacBook Pro should notice a tiny dot is missing from the new MacBook Pro. Yes, with the previous MacBook Pro, there was a dot right next to the iSight built-in camera.The dot turned into green light when you turn ON your iSight, to tell the camera has been activated.

With the new MacBook Pro, the green light will illuminate from within the aluminum bezel!

You may think there must be tiny holes around that area. Well, maybe ….But even if so, the holes are too small to recognize. When the light is off, you won’t be able to tell. It may be a tiny detail, but Apple is one of the few company who would make things better even at this level.

nobilog: the secret of MacBook Pro (Core 2 Duo)


The Apple Core: Inside the MacBook Pro’s 3GB RAM limitation

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Date: Monday, October 30th, 2006, 08:00
Category: The Apple Core

mbp-ram-slot.jpgOne of the big new features in the Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro is the new 3GB RAM maximum that it supports. But 3GB is a funny number for a machine with 2 RAM slots. Why not max that puppy out with two 2GB sticks – for a total of 4GB? MacFixIt has learned that it’s not a physical space limitation and that both of the new MBP’s RAM slots are large enough to accommodate the bigger 2GB modules.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.