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The Biggest Problems With MacBooks

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I am the proud owner of a MacBook White – 2.2Ghz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 120HDD

Although this laptop to me is next to perfect, there are a few things that could be improved:

  1. The start-up tone – I can’t tell you how many times I try to disguise the ear penetrating dong when I start my mac up in class. There are how ever two ways to resolve this, firstly you can hold down the mute key when you boot your mac, or you can download an external application that will let you control volume etc.
  2. Sharp edges – I personally don’t mind this, though some people with big hands or those who type in a particular way may find the sharp corners of the mac a discomfort.
  3. The back-space key is very close to the eject key – this mean you can often end up ejecting a disk while trying to remove a word.
  4. No delete – there is no delete key on the keyboard which means you have to use the shortcut of ‘FN’ + ‘Backspace’.
  5. The CD ROM makes a noise – possibly the loudest part of the MacBook is the ejection of a disk.
  6. Shut Down is a patient task – unlike most laptops you cannot close your laptop while it is shutting down as it will go to sleep instead.
  7. Screen brightness – personally find the screen to be a bit too dark at times.
  8. Speakers – they aren’t good quality.

Written by techran

September 22, 2008 at 9:52 am

Posted in Mac Related

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  1. 4. There IS a delete “key”, it’s a “shortcut” – [fn + backspace]

    Henning Horn

    September 22, 2008 at 12:12 pm

  2. Thank you for that correction. And I learnt something new 😛


    September 22, 2008 at 12:35 pm

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