If you use your laptop for continued intense processes, hard drives are susceptible to premature failure; most issues are related to excessive heat. Monitoring the temperature allows you to make a better decision regarding power settings in your energy control panel. I run F@H on my iBook 24/7 and have reduced the power settings due to high temperatures. A previous PowerBook I owned "burned" through 2 hard drives before I began to experiment with the energy settings.<br><br>In default state, my processor temp reaches 70º C plus; with reduced power settings the temp is down to 40º C. While the reduction of power settings has resulted in slower F@H performance, I experience no appreciable loss in other applications.<br><br>- alec
I have a suedcloth sleeve that slips over the screen (looks like a cummerbund) that protects the screen from the oil from your fingers that accumulates on the keyboard. Just slides on befor you close the book. Can't remember where I found it, but it was around $10.<br><br>
For screen protection, I'm just going to go with the marware keyboard cover ('cause I'm ordering a marware case). I have a friend who works at marware so he's gonna help me out with a little employee discount <br><br>
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Congratulations, use it in good health..<br>- I use 3 power supplies: one I keep at home, the 2nd I keep at the studio, the 3rd I keep in the bag..<br>- I also use the Targus CoolPad.<br><br>One recommendation to prolong the life of the battery, only charge it when it asks you to.. Best of luck ;-)<br><br>[color:blue].........................................<br>Loading, please wait...</font color=blue>
Nice. I have the 17" 1.5GHz myself.<br><br>I bought two batteries to use with my old PB and used the second one like three times. They are terribly expensive, so unless you REALLY travel a lot, I don't think its worth it. I prefer having an extra power adaptor instead; you can leave plugged into the wall near an area you use a lot. BTW, the lower wattage adapters for the titanium powerbooks work just fine. It charges slightly slower, but does not cause any problems.<br><br>I'd definitely pick up a security cable. And double check that it is small enough that it can coexist next to the power adaptor. Apple put those dangerously close together and I found out the hard way.<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I like the idea of having some kind of soft material between the keyboard and the display to keep the keyboard from marring the screen.<p><hr></blockquote><p>That was a big issue for me with my older powerbook. This time I immediately installed some Wildeepz (small clear cushions for the display corners) and I haven't had a single problem. I don't use any kind of keyboard cover and after one year I have no scratches.<br><br>I also carry a small, retractable, Kensington mouse around with it and that's about it.<br><br><br><br>
The security lock eyelet is at a different place on the 15" PowerBook. It's on the opposite side from the power next to a USB port.<br><br>I think I'll pass on the battery for now, see how well I do without it.<br><br>I wowed some friends with my powerbook today. Garage band sure is a fun thing to show off <br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Garage band sure is a fun thing to show off<p><hr></blockquote><p>My father likes country music, so I pieced this snippet together in couple minutes to show him how easy it is. I despise country, but those fiddle loops are pretty cool!<br><br><embed src="http://weinertlab.kicks-ass.org/~hunter/temp/jig.mp4" autoplay="false"></embed><br><br>
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