15 inch Macbook Pro (finally) ordered!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by crazydrumma, May 11, 2006.

  1. crazydrumma macrumors regular

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    After many many weeks of waiting, my macbook pro was ordered last night. I finally sold my 1.5 GHZ piece of crap HP for $450 (I got lucky) and gave my parents the $500 deposit on it. The good news my parents told me was that the savings bonds for education that have been growing since I was born will pay for the rest! The configurations of it are as follows:

    1.83Ghz Intel Core Duo/VR128MB
    1GB 667 DDR2- 2x512 SO-DIMM
    80GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
    SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    BkLit Keyboard/Mac OS
    Airport Extreme Card&BT

    I know, nothing too special, but compared to that HP I have been using (every day for a year...egh:( ) it will be soooooo nice! Anyway, its "estimated arrival" is May 22nd, but it could be here earlier. I will post a new thread on heat issues, screen brightness, and the fan noise for all of those wondering if those issues have been fixed.
     
  2. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    Congratulations, what a big step up! Hope it goes smoothly for you.;)
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Congratulations on your purchase crazydrumma! I am sure you will be quite pleased with your new machine when you get it- you ordered a very nice laptop. :) :) :)
     
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  5. GhostFace macrumors member

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    Sweet dude. I am going to get the sameone but with 120gig hard drive. Do you know if the 2.0 is much faster than the 1.8?
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    The speed difference between the two should be marginal at best. Unless you are a power user, you will probably not notice the speed difference. :)
     
  7. crazydrumma thread starter macrumors regular

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    An update, I just checked out the specs for my HP that I sold, it was actually a 1.3 Ghz with 256 mb of RAM. so needless to say, when my MBP arrives, I will be.........:eek: !
     
  8. JoeKarame macrumors regular

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    Definitely...The speed difference I got from my iBook is pretty darn big.

    And it's just a beautiful looking machine too - obviously, the PBs were too, but whilst I know you are losing pixel space with the screen, I have to say it makes the thing really unique!

    And photoshop runs perfectly acceptably too! Which was the one sticking point I had.

    But I'm very happy with the purchase, as I'm sure you will be.

    And I know they're a little bit gimmicky, but the backlit keys and the Maglock power cord are fantastic things indeed.
     
  9. Aaon macrumors 6502

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    Congrats on your purchase! You are going to love it!
     

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