New Macbook - Keyboard Freezes

I bought a new 'santa rosa' macbook on 11-2-07 and have been enjoying the process of setting it up and getting familiar with leopard. One thing disturbs me though: periodically as i have used it for the last two days, the keyboard will freeze, allowing no text input. I can still move the mouse, click on windows and start/stop programs, but the keyboard acts as if it's dead. The caps-lock light won't even come on. This condition lasts for a minute or two and then normal operation resumes. It happens every few hours (three times in six hours of use yesterday, two or three times today). I haven't been able to correlate this with any particular thing i'm doing, either when it begins or ends. What's going on?

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Cheaper in the long run 
The mac comes with a ipod touch, which daddy can use for business and a bunch of other stuff totaling up to $140 which we spent on the previous mac! We also get $150 off! All this but there is a deadline¦ sept. 7 2010 and threes more to offer rather than windows¦. Which is generally cheaper than mac. Powerful, stable operating system, this new mac will almost never crash! So i can keep it for more years. Best software and stuff
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Buy a new mac now and get help for free
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Easy to use
Macs are generally so easy to use and kid friendly. It also has pages, which is so much easier to use. Also, im sorry but its gonna take me hours just to find word and type a 250 word essay on martin luther king jr. ! ;)

Easy to use
Macs are generally so easy to use and kid friendly. It also has pages, which is so much easier to use. Also, im sorry but its gonna take me hours just to find word and type a 250 word essay on martin luther jr king! ;)

Better protects laptops
When im using my new mac, it will be much better because most likely, ill be all over the internet trying to find the eating habits of a monarch butterfly. So if possibly one site has a virus, my mac will inform me of it or not let me visit this site at all. Details count
You can buy a perfectly pleasing windows pc that matches a mac's cpu speed, ram, hard-drive space, and other specs for a lot less money. But it won't have an ac adapter with hooks that let you wrap up the cord for travel, or a magsafe connector that won't get damaged if it's accidentally yanked out of the computer. It won't have an over sized touchpad with multitouch gestures that help you navigate through documents and around the web. And it will likely be heavier and bulkier than a comparable mac. You can use windows on a mac but not mac on a windows
If i ever decided i wanted to learn how to work with windows in my free time, i can download windows application one by one. Its perfect for school
My school uses macs, so if i forget my typed up homework, i can just go on the servers and select it, print it out in the computer lab and not get a bad grade for forgetting it!. Why cant you use the mac you already have. Macs update a lot
Macs update every week, but if i wanted to update my p. C. , Ill just have to get a new one! Imagine, spending $500 a week for new updates!

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Anonymous uuid: 9dfb0acf-1c3d-4130-94eb-d7bc018aac53

Mon aug 30 21:51:33 2010

Panic(cpu 1 caller 0x2a8ab2): kernel trap at 0x00000000, type 14=page fault, registers:

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Efl: 0x00010206, eip: 0x00000000, cs: 0x00000008, ds: 0x05a70010

Error code: 0x00000010

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