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Old Apr 26, 2012, 10:43 PM   #6751
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Question Puzzled re new purchase

I'm ready to buy something! I'm fighting with an old 2007 Mac Pro (2 22" monitors, with updated graphics card) and 2007 Macbook Pro (17" with 500 GB drive). Can't upgrade the MBP's graphics card, and I need ONE of these machines to run FCP 7 and FCP X and Aperture 3 without crashing. I'm not a gamer, but doing video and photo editing - just for fun, but want it to work! I like the 17" size on the MBP, even though it's heavy. If Apple isn't going to make the 17", I can live with a 15", but would I be better waiting for this or get the "super deals" on the current 17"? Will they be taking away features that will make the new one less desirable? Of course, no one knows, so I'm probably making a fool of myself by asking... Anything I get will probably run super fast in comparison. I just don't want any problems running the FCP and Aperture programs along with umpteen windows with Pages and Safari and such. Currently, when I'm running the Pro Apps, I shut down and restart, but I'm kinda hobbling along right now.
Summary: Would it be best for me to upgrade to a new Mac Pro when it comes out, or get the current Macbook Pro 17", or the upcoming MBP 15"?
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 08:54 AM   #6752
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Going to be ordering my MBP 15" base model in a few days time. I'm done waiting to have the latest and greatest, since a new model is always around the corner.

I can't wait.
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 10:19 PM   #6753
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Hello all!

I just bought my 15" MBP from Apple store today. (hong kong) this is my 2nd notebook from apple. My previous was a white MacBook back in mid 2007 I think.

Me and my family is quiet new to Mac machines so just hoping to see advises here in the forum!

And last thing! This laptop is so beautiful.. All the hardwork I did! This is a really nice reward!

Thanks for reading!
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 11:25 AM   #6754
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Hi,

am about to order the 15" MBP this week. Love the format and my current laptop runs out of steam when working with Lightroom and Photoshop so decided to go for it as it does have everything I need.

Really looking forward to it
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 07:51 PM   #6755
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Last week I bought an old Core 2 Duo Unibody MacBook Pro, some mix feelings, I had to take to the Apple Store because of issues with the Super Drive.
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Old May 1, 2012, 03:20 AM   #6756
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Refurbished 2,8 GHz i7

Just ordered my first (own) MBP

http://store.apple.com/us/product/FD314LL/A

Wanted to get the older, 27, GHz i7 version for just over $1200, but it was almost instantly "out of stock' - I had to contact my friend in the US via email, so it took a while. But still, I think it's a good deal with this 2,8 i7.

I wanted to ask you guys what are your experiences with Apple's refurbished products? Because it almost sounds too god to be true - a basically new computer $230 less than a new one
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Old May 1, 2012, 12:54 PM   #6757
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Not really sure where i should be posting this...

Im looking to update my MBP this summer and i have a co-worker who's interested in buying my current Mac. How much should i sell my 2009 Macbook(Not Unibody but Aluminum) 2.4Ghz C2D, 4GB ram, 500gb WD @7200 & Nvidia 9400m graphics card. Thank you.
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Old May 1, 2012, 02:00 PM   #6758
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MacBook Pro ordered

15 inch anti glare 2.5GHz Quad with Apple Keyboard, mighty mouse and some sweet deal on AppleCare.

Delivery estimate next Wednesday. Outstanding surreal service. Can't wait and am not regretting anything!
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Old May 1, 2012, 07:00 PM   #6759
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I couldn't wait any longer for the new MacBook Pro announcement. I ordered a refurbished (Early 2011) 15" MacBook Pro 2.0GHz i7 4GB 500GB for $1500 from Apple. I've upgraded to 8GB of RAM and installed a 500GB Seagate Momentus XT HDD. No regrets.
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Old May 2, 2012, 09:02 PM   #6760
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I ordered a new MBP17, 2.5ghz i7, 256 SSD, 8 GB ram two days ago (April 30th) and it still shows at Apple Orders as "Processing Items" which I take to mean is not yet scheduled for production.

Promised delivery time is 10 to 14 days from date of order which should see it arrive to join my 2007 early MBP17" which I will likely relegate to simpler tasks.

My MBP travels by air just twice a year. I never operate on battery even though I have two which I rotate monthly.

My 07 model failed twice in it's first year of service due to mother board/video failures. It's not easy getting Apple service in a foreign country like Mexico where even cheap PC's sell at a premium.

I am trusting that the version I just ordered which has been in use since last October, should have outgrown it's teething issues which I prefer not to face with the updated version everybody is patiently waiting for.

Of course, if Apple releases an updated 17" before my order goes into production, it might be hard to resist cancelling. Time will tell!
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Old May 4, 2012, 05:30 AM   #6761
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Just ordered 17" MBP with 750GB 7200rpm HDD, Antiglare, 2.5GHz i7.
8GB Ram

Will come next week.
Status: Shipped

Will replace Late 2007 MBP 17" with 60GB SSD + 500GB 5400rpm and 6GB RAM

Anyone wants to buy my old 2007 MBP 17" Antiglare Hi-Res (1920x1200)?? Just PM if yes.

PS. It's in UK - Reading
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Old May 4, 2012, 08:22 AM   #6762
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How much you asking for your old Mac?
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Old May 5, 2012, 11:05 AM   #6763
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Ordered a base 13" model Macbook Pro. No regrets
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Old May 5, 2012, 09:06 PM   #6764
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loving my macbook pro that i got on may 2nd and i don't care if they release a new one next week or a few months or years. I am happy with what I got. Thanks btw this is my first mac in awhile I had one back in the late 1990's and than eventually switched to PC. I am glad to be back and not going back ever this time!
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Old May 5, 2012, 09:49 PM   #6765
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Old May 5, 2012, 10:05 PM   #6766
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I've been using a late 2008 model since I received it for Christmas that year. I need to upgrade. It has served me well for four years, but it's slowing down and the trackpad gets stuck quite a bit. I'm trying to wait for the new model to be released. So anxious, though!

Anyway, what do you all think of the anti-glare screen? Never had one, and thinking of trying it out since I'll be using it outside and in lecture halls this fall.
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Old May 6, 2012, 09:15 AM   #6767
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I purchased a second hand MacBook Pro (Early 2011) model a couple days ago.
I've never owned a mac before and I absolutely love it.

It's such a nice fresh experience and feels so much better to use that a Windows based laptop.

The OS seems so far ahead to me.

I'm extremely happy with it

If anyone wants to give me some hints and tips with the MacBook Pro/Mac OS X then I'm listening.

Thanks
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Old May 6, 2012, 09:27 AM   #6768
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I purchased a second hand MacBook Pro (Early 2011) model a couple days ago.
I've never owned a mac before and I absolutely love it.

It's such a nice fresh experience and feels so much better to use that a Windows based laptop.

The OS seems so far ahead to me.

I'm extremely happy with it

If anyone wants to give me some hints and tips with the MacBook Pro/Mac OS X then I'm listening.

Thanks
I got mine at a fair discount from Amazon and I couldn't resist haha, what model do you have? I don't have many OSX tips since I've only been using it for a few months xD Hope you enjoy your new machine :P
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Old May 6, 2012, 02:18 PM   #6769
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I got mine at a fair discount from Amazon and I couldn't resist haha, what model do you have? I don't have many OSX tips since I've only been using it for a few months xD Hope you enjoy your new machine :P
I've got the model with the i5 Processor, 4Gb RAM and 320Gb HDD which is plenty for me. It's so nice though. It looks brand new. And I got it for such an awesome price

It's running Lion as well an i will definitely upgrade to Mountain Lion when it's released
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Old May 6, 2012, 02:21 PM   #6770
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I've got the model with the i5 Processor, 4Gb RAM and 320Gb HDD which is plenty for me. It's so nice though. It looks brand new. And I got it for such an awesome price

It's running Lion as well an i will definitely upgrade to Mountain Lion when it's released
I agree haha! I was going to get the 15" but I didn't really want to spend the money when I have a 27" Thunderbolt Display/Mini set-up as well. The 13" is a good machine, I'm expecting it Wednesday I think hehe! xD
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Old May 6, 2012, 02:24 PM   #6771
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I agree haha! I was going to get the 15" but I didn't really want to spend the money when I have a 27" Thunderbolt Display/Mini set-up as well. The 13" is a good machine, I'm expecting it Wednesday I think hehe! xD
Nice

The Mac OS X is so much nicer to use in comparison to Windows. So much more pleasant and smooth

I love it!
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Old May 6, 2012, 02:25 PM   #6772
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Nice

The Mac OS X is so much nicer to use in comparison to Windows. So much more pleasant and smooth

I love it!
I agree. I don't physically have my Macbook Pro yet but it should be dispatched Tuesday as it's bank holiday in the UK ;'D

How come you didn't wait for the rumored 2012 model of the MBPs?
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Old May 6, 2012, 02:32 PM   #6773
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I agree. I don't physically have my Macbook Pro yet but it should be dispatched Tuesday as it's bank holiday in the UK ;'D

How come you didn't wait for the rumored 2012 model of the MBPs?
Couple reasons:

1. I'm very impatient
2. I sold my Ultrabook for a great price
3. I was lucky to get the MacBook Pro for 680 from a guy online, when they start from 1,000 new over here.

So I'm very happy.
But if Apple do announce a new line of MacBook Pro's that really do impress me in terms of visual appearance and performance then I MAY sell and buy a new one.

But I hope that's doesn't happy
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Old May 7, 2012, 07:40 PM   #6774
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I couldn't wait... found a deal I couldn't pass up.

i7 2.3
High Res anti glare
6750
4gb ram
750gb hdd

$1490 after taxes. Picking it up tomorrow morning
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Old May 7, 2012, 08:39 PM   #6775
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I couldn't wait... found a deal I couldn't pass up.

i7 2.3
High Res anti glare
6750
4gb ram
750gb hdd

$1490 after taxes. Picking it up tomorrow morning
Where did you find that?
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