04-19-2006, 06:25 PM
As I make my way around my 2nd Macbook pro in 5 days, I am starting to notice certain problems that seem to remind me fondly of my days as a PC user. What problems you ask? Well here they are;
As soon as my new MBP boots up, it sounds like a mix between a high-frequency TV noise and the sound of a blow dryer from 30 feet away. My first MBP that I purchased a few days ago (which came with a warped casing) did not make these noises. However, on this new one, if you open Photobooth, the noise goes away completely. That leads me to believe that this is not just processor noise. Theres something not right under the hood.
HOT HOT HOT:
This computer shouldnt be called a laptop, it should be called a portable desktop/hotplate. If you're a male, and you dare to use this computer on your lap for more than a half hour, you may want to donate some of your sperm now before its all dead from this sperm-boiling unit. If you want to cook eggs or even a brisket, the MBP should do the trick, just flip it over.
BATTERY LIFE BLOWS;
From full charge till empty with consistent, non-intensive use (internet, itunes, ichat, photobooth), this computer at 3/4 brightness will give you less than 3 hours, significantly less than the 5.5 hours Apple boasted about.
SAFARI NOT BLOCKING POP-UPS:
Ok so apparently the Pop-up blocker is now selective to which pop-ups it wants to block. On my iBook (2nd generation, which is still a fantastic computer) I had pop-ups still occur on only one website (www.ebaumsworld.com
). Now I'm receiving pop-ups from more than one site.
Keep in mind I still have not put this computer to full use, and with all these issues this early on, I'm ready to throw in the towel and buy one of the last generation of Powerbooks before this Intel-based crap ruins what Apple kept sacred from day one. I also personally believe that the allowance of Windows on these machines is a sure sign that this company is selling their soul to the mass market, thus defeating the purpose of why we all switched in the first place.