MacBook Pro 17" Review (Early Santa Rosa, 4GB, 160GB 7200rpm, Hi-Res Display)

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  1. dkwhite

    dkwhite Notebook Deity

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    I just wanted to say that while a lot of people don't like the aluminum casings the new Mac's come in, Aluminum is an excellent thermal conductor. Meaning it draws the heat away from internal parts. I would expect that with some kind of Cooling pad you could run these things at full bore for hours at a time without worrying about heat build up.
     
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    I do that already without a cooling pad. The fans do a great job keeping the GPU at 80C under full load.
     
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    If this were true these forums and others would be flooded with hundreds of posters a day complaining of failures. I don't really think you realize exactly how MANY notebooks are sold with those two cards in them, do you?
     
  4. Sam

    Sam Notebook Virtuoso

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    I think its pretty preliminary at the moment, and more news will come out over time, similar to the Sony recall of batteries in 2006.

    One of the news reports that doesn't paint a good picture of the matter: http://apcmag.com/nvidia_disaster_thousands_of_gpus_faulty.htm
     
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    Yes, I do. And as I said, if the stories are true this problem can be dormant until years into the laptops life, or not pop up at all(even if it doesn't pop up it doesn't mean the defect isn't there, you'd just be lucky). And BTW, I have seen my fair share of threads about people getting logic board replacements and such. I am not saying it's true, however to say it's untrue with 100% certainty is just as ridiculous. I don't think you realize exactly what the problem is, do you?
     
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    haquocdung Notebook Virtuoso

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    hey why dont you contact with Chaz and put this in the first page! you also got $ for writting this.
    this is one of the best user review! rep u
     
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    Jiten Notebook Consultant

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    If thats the case I'm sure when the time comes, Apple will replace those defective laptops even beyond the warranty period. I say, if you wish to get a MBP now just go ahead and get Applecare to be sure.
     
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    applebook Notebook Evangelist

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    Outstanding review. It's so staggeringly thorough that I feel you should be paid for it. Truly, this is one of the most comprehensive computer reviews that I've ever encountered. Most are either shallow or focus entirely on benchmarks.

    Well done ;)
     
  9. circa86

    circa86 Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    uh, don't tell your friends but . . .

    seriously though, you think those dingleberries at cnet, gizmodo, engadget, could put a little effort into a review huh? as that is basically what they do for a living.

    looking forward to getting my Mitts on a new MBP sometime soon, my roommate may be ordering a very high end 15" model very very soon. I hope Apple doesn't take to long to get teh 17" model ready to go, as the new screens and chassis design alone are enough to make me drool.
     
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