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    How does this work?

    Can you have an external display and use the normal display at the same time?

    I would love to have two monitors again, with dragging of curser between the two seamlessly.

    Also, any thoughts on when updates are coming? Everything seems to be iPhone, iPhone, iPod, iPhone these days in the rumors mills. Have until September to wait until purchase happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vespax View Post
    How does this work?

    Can you have an external display and use the normal display at the same time?

    I would love to have two monitors again, with dragging of curser between the two seamlessly.

    Also, any thoughts on when updates are coming? Everything seems to be iPhone, iPhone, iPod, iPhone these days in the rumors mills. Have until September to wait until purchase happens.
    Yes, afaik you can but I would sooner get the MBP which has a much more powerful, dedicated graphics card. Also the MBP has recently been updated.
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    vespax, it works like a charm ... You have the option to either expand the desktop, or to mirror the main display. I am sitting with a HP L1925 LCD next to my MBP, dedicated to my XP virtual machine
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    That's great news! Looking forward to it.

    MBP would be grand, but the extra 5-7000 rand could go towards something else more fun! decisions...

    Thanks guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vespax View Post
    That's great news! Looking forward to it.

    MBP would be grand, but the extra 5-7000 rand could go towards something else more fun! decisions...

    Thanks guys.
    You still have family stateside? Buy it from Amazon.com

    Its the same price for a MBP there as a Black MB would cost here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwana View Post
    You still have family stateside? Buy it from Amazon.com

    Its the same price for a MBP there as a Black MB would cost here.
    I can relate to the way you rationalize spending money!

    I was always planning on buying it in the states when I am back there though, so not really a 'true' saving of $$$.

    I like white and I don't see big enough advantages of the MBP over the MB that I would really need to spend the extra cash on. .2 ghz of speed increase, graphics card, etc. I'm not as intense as I might appear in the daily computer usage category.

    Compared to my current 800 mhz G4 iBook and a Compaq Presario laptop, the MB will feel very speedy for me I'm sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vespax View Post
    I can relate to the way you rationalize spending money!

    I was always planning on buying it in the states when I am back there though, so not really a 'true' saving of $$$.

    I like white and I don't see big enough advantages of the MBP over the MB that I would really need to spend the extra cash on. .2 ghz of speed increase, graphics card, etc. I'm not as intense as I might appear in the daily computer usage category.

    Compared to my current 800 mhz G4 iBook and a Compaq Presario laptop, the MB will feel very speedy for me I'm sure.
    What are you going to use it for primarily?

    The graphics card makes a big difference and the backlit keyboard is worth the extra green all on its own The extra ram, larger hdd, and better cd/dvd dont hurt either.
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    mostly normal stuff. Internet, email, office apps (MS Office) some small business work, video watching, some GIS, blah, blah, blah.

    Nothing too hardcore. I'm not like some around these forums who can't watch an extra minute or two for something to finish compiling or whatever. I'll just waste more time here while it is running in the background.

    Now, if someone wants to make a donation to my "Make sure VespaX buys a MBP" fund, then I'll send a paypal link straight away! Any takers?
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    Place an order with newegg for some extra ram but be prepared to bin the 2x 512k that come pre-installed.
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    Wow. 40 bucks is far cheaper than the Apple 175! Thanks for the tip.

    Always used Crucial before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vespax View Post
    Wow. 40 bucks is far cheaper than the Apple 175! Thanks for the tip.

    Always used Crucial before.
    Between that and amazon you should save enough to being me back a crate of blueberry poptarts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwana View Post
    Between that and amazon you should save enough to being me back a crate of blueberry poptarts.
    I'll try to keep you in mind between all my tasty***e bings that month!
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    lol

    the forum censured sugary goodnees
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    Quote Originally Posted by vespax View Post
    lol

    the forum censured sugary goodnees
    rolf - that didnt work either. tinyurl to the rescue?
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