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Old 07-14-2006, 06:41 PM
mastershredder mastershredder is offline
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Default Considering buying a new MacBook

I am a windows user and I'm wanting to invest in a laptop for portable recording/mixing, and I know that Macs are more stable that PCs so I've been looking at the 13" MacBook with 1 Gig of RAM and the 2.0 GHZ processor. Has anyone tried this out with PTLE yet? Because I think it would be a good deal.
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Old 07-14-2006, 07:28 PM
buzzyb buzzyb is offline
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Default Re: Considering buying a new MacBook

Just made the switch myself and for the most part it works quite well but getting BFD to run on it has been a nightmare.... though it seems to be working well now. I've gotten about a half dozen PTLE lockups and a half dozen or so times when PTLE just quit with no error message, a few times where I got errors and couldn't quit PTLE and a couple of total system lock ups where I had to hard boot. I've spent literally over 40 hours trouble shooting since I got it 4 days ago so it's been a little frustrating as the whole reason I switched was to get away from all of this. That said most of the problems I encountered was when I was pushing the limits of the system and I've been able to achieve some decent performance. I would definitely recommend upgrading to 2 gigs of ram though.....made a big difference overall.....DON'T buy it from apple though....it's a huge rip off. As I found out when I upgraded my memory they just use el cheapo "micron original" memory chips. I bought 2 gigs from a local retailer for about $300 w/tax (in Canada so if your in the states you would be able to get it cheaper yet) and it is the exact same modules that came with the macbook (different size of course) ....The part number is MT16HTF12864HY-667

All that aside I really like the macbook....macs are so much cooler in so many ways, and I'm sure you probably won't have the problems I did...especially if you don't care about running BFD. Read my thread titled "macbook and bfd...any luck" for some test results and some info that might help you out.

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