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jing q

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« on: October 14, 2008, 02:30:03 PM »

Sigh, looks like the Macbook Pros are still heavy
    5.5 pounds (2.49 kg)1

Macbooks don't have Firewire anymore.

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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008, 02:36:01 PM »

I know, odd that no firewire. Was going to get one (waiting for the news) but now... guess it'll be pro. Seems like a waste though.
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2008, 02:39:32 PM »

was hoping for a 13 inch Pro. lugging a frigging 15 incher around just to tether is a pain in the ass.
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2008, 02:42:49 PM »

Yeah, unnecessary. Not sure what I'm going to do now.
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2008, 02:48:04 PM »

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I know, odd that no firewire. Was going to get one (waiting for the news) but now... guess it'll be pro. Seems like a waste though.

Does the 13" MacBook have an Express slot?  If so can you use a Firewire Express card??

Steve
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2008, 02:54:35 PM »

how does everyone feel about the new Glass screen?
also ONE fw 800 Only for the MBP?!!
ma
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2008, 03:10:04 PM »

Only a glossy screen, no option for a matte. The Macbook is IMO downgraded in spec's and upgraded in price. I don't get this move.
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2008, 03:10:51 PM »

how in heck can you connect a digital back that requires a FW 400 port? these new mac book pros have only FW 800.  

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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2008, 03:13:53 PM »

WTF Apple? on so many levels...
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2008, 03:22:03 PM »

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how in heck can you connect a digital back that requires a FW 400 port? these new mac book pros have only FW 800.  

rh

there are 800 to 400 cables...those should work.

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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2008, 03:25:52 PM »

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WTF Apple? on so many levels...

Yeah, down from 3 USB's, FW400 & 800 to only 2 USB's & an FW800
?????


Glad I've got a couple of 'old' ones.
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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2008, 03:34:29 PM »

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So has something changed that allows a boot volume to work from USB 2.0? I still run 10.4.11 on all machines, so firewire is a must and I use it all the time on my Macbook. Sucks no firewire for the new one.

I do like the new 24" LED cinema display but why the constant need to use new connector ports. I hope it can connect via an adapter to DVI ports on G5 and Mac Pro towers.

New display is a consumer monitor for too much money. Like the ACD sucks, this does too. Money better spent elsewhere.
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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2008, 03:54:47 PM »

This might suit you for a 13" option: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Modbook
« Last Edit: October 14, 2008, 03:56:09 PM by Jack Flesher »
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2008, 03:55:29 PM »

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how in heck can you connect a digital back that requires a FW 400 port? these new mac book pros have only FW 800.  

rh


A simple $8 gender adapter:


http://www.1394store.com/eshop/product.asp...mp;pf%5Fid=1651
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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2008, 04:05:56 PM »

The glass screens are terrible. I once tried using an iMac on a set outdoors in the sun and even with a rigged foamcore shade plus a few floppies behind me, I could see the reflections of people standing around the screen more than I could see the actual photos.

Apple has jumped the shark.
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« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2008, 04:15:18 PM »

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A simple $8 gender adapter:

Great.
Another connection to add into the chain to go wobbly or get constantly pulled out.
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« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2008, 04:58:49 PM »

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how does everyone feel about the new Glass screen?
also ONE fw 800 Only for the MBP?!!
ma

Been using the glossy screen option for a long time ... I prefer it.   Took me a week or two to get used to it, but the glossy screen is far more useful in far more places and lighting conditions while traveling.

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« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2008, 05:05:34 PM »

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Great.
Another connection to add into the chain to go wobbly or get constantly pulled out.
You don't need the extra adapter. Just get an 800 to 400 cable. The Firewire 800 port supports both 800 and 400, but you'll need the 400 connector on one end of the cable.
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« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2008, 05:08:39 PM »

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You don't need the extra adapter. Just get an 800 to 400 cable. The Firewire 800 port supports both 800 and 400, but you'll need the 400 connector on one end of the cable.

My suggestion is for those who already own many FW400 to FW400 cables.
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« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2008, 05:10:18 PM »

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Been using the glossy screen option for a long time ... I prefer it.   Took me a week or two to get used to it, but the glossy screen is far more useful in far more places and lighting conditions while traveling.

Would like to know how a glossy screen is far more useful, and under what conditions?
Thank you.
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