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[Donations: $1650] Mac Book for Mark! (WE DID IT)

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    I'd fucking hope they had glossy (otherwise known as bright (trubrite, xbrite, xblack etc)) lcd's. Theyre much higher contrast than old style lcd's. Not putting them on machines of that spec would be about as sensible as making them black and white (the displays, that is)
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    edited May 2006
    Well the Macbook Pros didn't have the glossy option until today either.

    And it's less of a contrast issue than it is a glare issue
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    You're kidding me? How did i not notice that when i was in the apple store last.
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    If you have ever used a glossy screen you realize its all about looking good on the store shelf and not at all good for real use. The glare on the things is awful. Only good thing about them is watching a DVD in a dark room - other than that they are a real hindrance to usability.
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    If you guys wanted to get together and buy me a macbook, I'd be fine with it. Just thought I'd let you know.
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    I'll chip in for 1/75th of a macbook.
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    edited May 2006
    If you have ever used a glossy screen you realize its all about looking good on the store shelf and not at all good for real use. The glare on the things is awful. Only good thing about them is watching a DVD in a dark room - other than that they are a real hindrance to usability.
    Matte screens don't eliminate glare, though, they just spread it out over the entire screen, making your LCD look washed out. Glossy screens concentrate glare in small locations, which makes the screen contrast ratio look better.

    Obviously, all backlit screens look better in total darkness, what's at issue is how they perform in light. Having used both, I much prefer glossy screens.
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    I'll second that. This laptop has a 'trubrite' screen (think thats the manf's name for it - means the same thing really) and when comparing it to some of my mates laptops with old style matte screens there's no way i'd go back.
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    3stripe3stripe ✭✭
    edited May 2006
    "If you guys wanted to get together and buy me a macbook, I'd be fine with it." Wouldn't be so hard? I'll put in the first £10! Hmmm ok still need another 99 people or so...
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    I'd chuck a tenner in. When i get paid (friday). We'd need £10 from like 80 people though.

    We were having a collection at school for a friend today. He got his mobile phone bill through this morning. £935. For a month. Quite funny really.
    He's disputing it though.
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    3stripe3stripe ✭✭
    How did he manage that, crazeeeee. I've never managed over £45! But then I don't talk that much
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    I'd put me 10 squids in. You want black or white?
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    3stripe3stripe ✭✭
    I think we gotta go with Wacko-Jacko on this one, it doesn't matter
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    Is the paypal button still active?
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    lechlech Chicagoland
    I think we'll have to request a custom freak job from apple. Have them make the base black with the lid as white. Proper Vanilla Style yo!
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    edited May 2006
    I was thinkin' more crispy white outside, straight up black inside -

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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    The donations page is still up, yes: http://lussumo.com/donate/ Hmmm. I don't know if I want the black one or the white one... Decisions decisions :) If you guys seriously pull this together, I will be overwhelmingly grateful. I might even put up a funny picture of myself - you pick the pose/outfit.
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    Ok, I just about died laughing when I read that they decided to call their camera on the MacBooks iSight
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    That's what Apple's webcam has always been called...
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    Well, I'm not an avid Mac fan. So I haven't heard nearly half of what they offer. I just thought that was hysterical. I guess i got to hand it to them though; its more creative than prefixing everything with Microsoft.
    i.e. Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Network (MSN), etc.
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