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  1. #1
    snoopsta
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    Unhappy Sending back my 12inch
    Hello All

    After using the ibook 12inch for a few days now I have decided to send it back. I love the size, the quality, the applications but the fonts are just too small. I find that I have to bring the laptop quite near to me. (changing resolution down was just not clear)

    Creating documents in Word meant I had to magnify the page by 125%/150%.

    Reading webpages in Safari the text just felt too small and i was squinting.

    I really loved it for the days i had it and just wish the fonts where alittle bigger and I think they had ever so slight fuzz.

    I hear 14inch has exactly the same size fonts so thats been ruled out.

    Anyone know if the 15inch laptops or imacs have a slightly bigger font. Loved the OS and dont really want to go back to XP.

    Thanks for all your help.

  2. #2
    nfs2
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    Wow i've never heard about someone sending a computer back because the fonts were too small.. In almost every application that uses text you can adjust the font size to your liking..

    Anyways, the resolution on the 14'' is the same as the 12'', but the bigger screen will make the text appear bigger

    A good 15'' option would obviously be the macbook pro

  3. #3
    ultrablue
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    Or the 17 inch iboo/powebook maybe? is that an option for you?

    I went from a 19 inch LCD on my desktop to a 12 inch ibook, I had the same "problem." It took me 2 weeks, but I now am very comfortable with the size and anything bigger looks HUGE.

    Good Luck!

  4. #4
    Sending back my 12inch
    Aptmunich's Avatar
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    The 15/17" Powerbooks won't be better for you, as they have larger screens, but use greater resolutions...

    The 14" iBook should be better, as the font size is the same, but the larger screen has the same resolution as the iBook -> Pixels are larger -> Everything is stretched when compared with the 12" model.

    It is also possible to adjust the default system font size using Tinkertool...
    In Safari you can also just hit command & + to increase the size of text.

  5. #5
    Sending back my 12inch
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    get some glasses

  6. #6
    ultrablue
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    LOL!

    Sadly, That was 1/2 my problem. Glasses and two weeks = get used to it and be very very very happy!

  7. #7
    snoopsta
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    Thanks all.

    i'm going to check out the 14inch but before I do that I am going to try what Aptmunich suggests

    Is Tinketool part of mac OS or 3rd party?

    Just out of interest It seems that for a little bit more the 14inch has faster processor, bus, Screen and Superdrive. Is it worth it?

  8. #8
    Sending back my 12inch
    Aptmunich's Avatar
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    Tinkertool is a 3rd party download, you can find it here:
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/11967

    The 14" is good value for money, if you can live with the larger size...

  9. #9
    Sending back my 12inch

    Member Since
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    Mac Mini 1.58 - 60 GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive - 1 GB PC3200 & 1.33 Ghz 12" iBook w/ 80 GB 7200 RPM HD
    I believe that the 14" iBook also has a slightly larger capacity battery...

    Is it worth it?...that's very subjective question...I'd say it's not because I have wonderful eyesight and value size and I don't have a need for DVD burning on a laptop. For you or others...it might be different.

  10. #10
    Sending back my 12inch
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    i upgraded from a 12" to a 14" for a few reasons:

    - bigger screen
    - super drive
    - newer features (blue tooth built in, scrolling track pad, sudden motion sensor)

    all of it was worth it for a little more weight and size in the laptop.

    i love this freakin' computer. best one i ever owned.
    A Mac

  11. #11
    Sending back my 12inch

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    Quote Originally Posted by trapzilla2002
    i upgraded from a 12" to a 14" for a few reasons:

    - bigger screen
    - super drive
    - newer features (blue tooth built in, scrolling track pad, sudden motion sensor)

    all of it was worth it for a little more weight and size in the laptop.

    i love this freakin' computer. best one i ever owned.
    I have a Super Drive, 80gb and all the newer features you list in mine. I didn't get the 14" because it was the same resolution as the 12", so I went for portability.
    Mac mini's:
    1.25@1.50GHz|1GB|40GB|8x DVD+/-RW DL|AX+BT
    1.42@1.58GHz|1GB|80GB|8x DVD+/-RW DL|AX+BT
    iBook 12":1.33GHz|1.5GB|80GB|8x DVD+/-RW DL|AX+BT
    iMac Core Duo 17":1.83GHz|1.5GB|160GB

  12. #12
    Sending back my 12inch

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopsta

    I hear 14inch has exactly the same size fonts so thats been ruled out.

    Same resolution, not the same font size.

  13. #13
    DigitalN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielNTX
    I have a Super Drive, 80gb and all the newer features you list in mine. I didn't get the 14" because it was the same resolution as the 12", so I went for portability.
    my 14 is just as portable as your 12. I have both, I prefer the 14 just for the larger screen.

  14. #14
    Sending back my 12inch
    coach_z's Avatar
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    i dont have no mac's
    this is an interesting problem you are having, i hope that you can get a mac that suits your needs man
    MoTM honor roll...
    when?
    i dont remember

  15. #15
    Sending back my 12inch

    Member Since
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    Mac Mini 1.58 - 60 GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive - 1 GB PC3200 & 1.33 Ghz 12" iBook w/ 80 GB 7200 RPM HD
    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalN.
    my 14 is just as portable as your 12. I have both, I prefer the 14 just for the larger screen.
    In that case...my Dell XPS 15-pounder is just as portable as both of your laptops

    Like it or not...think it's usable or not...but

    Smaller & Lighter = More Portability ≠ Bigger & Heavier

    It's really that simple. They are both fine laptops...I can't wait to finally get mine in the mail next week I just have great eyesight and I can't relate to the people that don't...I don't dog them for it...it's just that I can't really empathize. Hope you get what you like...

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