Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1

    Mace's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 17, 2005
    Posts
    262
    Specs:
    1.83 MBP
    Things to look for in a Demo unit
    So I called the Apple Store up here in the triangle and they said to call back tomorrow about having demo units in and for sale.
    I say that to say this: What things should I look for in a demo unit. I'd be looking at a laptop so I figured trackpad, screen, keypad and other general things. Anything I should specifically look for would be great.

    Thanks in advance
    :black:

  2. #2

    WizzKid's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 16, 2006
    Location
    Scotland/Aberdeen
    Posts
    138
    Specs:
    iMac G5 - iPod Touch - iPod Video (30GB) - iPod Shuffle 2nd Gen - Airport Extreme&Express
    whats a demo unit

  3. #3

    Mace's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 17, 2005
    Posts
    262
    Specs:
    1.83 MBP
    The one's they leave out for you to try out and play on.

  4. #4

    Aptmunich's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 09, 2004
    Location
    Munich
    Posts
    9,073
    Specs:
    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    See if they'll let you run coconutbattery on it once to see how shot the battery is.

  5. #5

    quicksilver's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 22, 2006
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Posts
    318
    Specs:
    MBP, 2.0Ghz, 2GB RAM, 120GB HDD, 1991 Powerbook 100, Gen 2 Nano, Gen 1 Touch
    And as you say, screen, trackpad + buttons, keyboard keys, etc.

    Check the screen opens and closes without any power failures/distortion.

    Check any ports for pin damage.

    Are you getting this unit on the cheap cos its demo?
    Oh...and only pretty girls use Macs...

  6. #6

    Mace's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 17, 2005
    Posts
    262
    Specs:
    1.83 MBP
    yea, I read on macnn forums where you can ask 'em about it. So I'm going over to my local one and test the waters. I wouldn't be getting it till next week though, at the earliest.

    AptMunich, what's a good battery suppose to read?

    Thanks again for all the input.

  7. #7


    Member Since
    Nov 24, 2005
    Posts
    749
    Specs:
    Powerbook G4/ 15.2"/ 1.67 ghz/ 2 gb RAM/ ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (128 mb RAM)/ 100 gb hdd@ 5400 RPM
    Quote Originally Posted by Mace
    yea, I read on macnn forums where you can ask 'em about it. So I'm going over to my local one and test the waters. I wouldn't be getting it till next week though, at the earliest.

    AptMunich, what's a good battery suppose to read?

    Thanks again for all the input.
    This is what it looks like running on my 7 month old PowerBook after a bit of use.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    I'd use Windows... but I like the Mac OS more.

  8. #8

    Mace's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 17, 2005
    Posts
    262
    Specs:
    1.83 MBP
    Thanks for that, I knew I'd seen that before but I couldn't remember what it was called. Guess I'll run that if I come across a demo unit at my local apple store.

  9. #9

    xstep's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 25, 2005
    Location
    On the road
    Posts
    3,231
    Specs:
    2011 MBP, i7, 16GB RAM, MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB ram, Dual 867Mhz MDD, 1.75GB ram, ATI 9800 Pro vid
    Every Mac comes with a test CD. Have them run that.

  10. #10

    rs2sensen's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 20, 2005
    Location
    Michigan, USA
    Posts
    1,416
    Specs:
    1.67 Ghz 17" PB w/1 GB Ram; 400 MHz PM G4, 366Mhz iBook Firewire, Nano 4GB Black
    Quote Originally Posted by to_tough_to_die
    This is what it looks like running on my 7 month old PowerBook after a bit of use.
    Sad, I'm down to 93% of my original strength. Then again, I've got 400 battery cycles, and my PB is 14 months old...

  11. #11
    Core Duo
    Guest
    Thanks for that

  12. #12


    Member Since
    Jun 08, 2004
    Posts
    109
    Quote Originally Posted by rs2sensen
    Sad, I'm down to 93% of my original strength. Then again, I've got 400 battery cycles, and my PB is 14 months old...
    dang...mine is at 63% after 16 months and i have 548 cycles. why such a huge difference?

  13. #13

    rs2sensen's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 20, 2005
    Location
    Michigan, USA
    Posts
    1,416
    Specs:
    1.67 Ghz 17" PB w/1 GB Ram; 400 MHz PM G4, 366Mhz iBook Firewire, Nano 4GB Black
    Quote Originally Posted by Kutless217
    dang...mine is at 63% after 16 months and i have 548 cycles. why such a huge difference?
    I try and run mine off of the power adapter as much as possible. If you tend to run off the battery more, that explains the cycle difference. Still, that's a huge difference in percentage between us, I don't know...

  14. #14
    Redbull
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by rs2sensen
    I try and run mine off of the power adapter as much as possible. If you tend to run off the battery more, that explains the cycle difference. Still, that's a huge difference in percentage between us, I don't know...
    Yes, mine is recorded to be at 92% capacity and is 14 months old. But my battery load cycles at 331! Sounds a huge loss compared to yours.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. BackUPS unit
    By categ in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-04-2012, 12:00 PM
  2. Unit converter problem
    By wytwolf in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-04-2009, 06:03 AM
  3. G-Unit Macs?
    By BiT in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 06-22-2006, 03:06 AM
  4. Rack Unit ID
    By jmunson@airemus in forum Music, Audio, and Podcasting
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-17-2006, 04:53 AM
  5. Bought used iPod unit, what do i need
    By GoDeacs06 in forum iPod Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-02-2004, 03:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •