17" MBP in hand!!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MovieCutter, May 8, 2006.

  1. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Just got my 17" MBP. No whine for those who are curious. Doing a fresh OS install now. BEAUTIFUL machine!!! Seems lighter than the 17" PB. Will post conclusions as the day progresses. I'll try to get pics too.
     
  2. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    whats it like...tell us all! Congrats!
     
  3. eVolcre macrumors 65816

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    Same here. No whine either. Going to do a hardware test and a fresh install. I opened up a thread in the 'macintosh computer' forum. Mind if I use this thread to post my impressions too? Makes it simpler than having multiple ones across the boards ...

    Yes, it is BEAUTIFUL :)

    eV
     
  4. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    Can I ask guys - why the fresh installs? Surely they are fresh if they are on the machine when it comes brand new?
     
  5. MovieCutter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Because the only language I speak is English and I don't need Office test drive and I also only use one printer, so I don't need ALL the drivers.. I save about 10 GB by doing a fresh install.
     
  6. icecavern macrumors regular

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    Never thought of doing that to save some space...

    When mine finally arrives I'll give that a go... When it arrives :(
     
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    Damn! Mine is still a day away! I just left Anchorage last night. One more day to SoCali then a day for delivery. :(
     
  9. eVolcre macrumors 65816

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    Hope it works right. Mine has been declared DOA after 5 minutes of use. I'm frigging depresssed at this point. 15" ii DOA, got a 17", this one is DOA too.

    FWIW, there is NO whine, it's on my lap and it is much much cooler than MBP15.
     
  10. MovieCutter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Whoa, your 17" is DOA!? WTF MATE???
     
  11. Cryptography macrumors newbie

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    Did I read this right?...Your 17" is DOA?! What is the issue?
     
  12. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    Yeah tell more on that. I can' believe the luck of people when they get several lemons in a row. :rolleyes:

    BTW the rest of you - you must post pictures!
     
  13. eVolcre macrumors 65816

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    Yup, you read it right. My 17" has been declared DOA after 10 mins of use.

    Can you read the other thread please. I don't want to retype the same info.

    eV
     
  14. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

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    I'm starting to reconsider plowing copious amounts of cash into future Macs.

    This is shocking.

    I can't imagine how disheartening it is to fork out all that cash and get a bad one.

    MovieCutter - Hope yours is a good'un. Keep us posted buddy.

    Rich.
     
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    hey i know the DOA's and lemons well.

    1 PB 15" 1.5ghz G4 DOA
    then next one was declared a lemon after 4 months. Replaced with a third pb 1.5 which just this friday was declared a lemon after 5 repairs. Now they are giving me a 1.83 macbook pro...hope this one isnt a lemon/doa too!

    4 laptops in 1.5 years...yeesh
     
  17. MovieCutter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Nice upgrade, I've gone through 4 laptops in 1.5 years, but that's just me upgrading.
     
  18. MovieCutter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Update:

    Well, I've been running the install for about an hour, definitely less heat the the 15" MBP so far...still no wine or other issues. Running smooth...
     
  19. Transeau macrumors 6502a

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    I'm scared to open the box once I do get mine.

    I suppose that's the only way for me to be completely happy about it's quality.. If I never open it, I can't be upset by a dead notebook.
     
  20. eVolcre macrumors 65816

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    I concur on the heat and whine. Or the lack of it, to be precise. Way, WAY less heat than the MBP15. It's been on my lap for an hour straight and it's actually almost cool to the touch

    eV
     
  21. Stowned macrumors newbie

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    Mine should be here tomorrow... PICS! PICS! PICS! PICCCCCSSSS!!! :D

    *bouncy bouncy bouncy*
     
  22. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    Also there is no reason not to open it because Apple will still replace it if your 17" is DOA.
     
  23. MovieCutter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Just played it for 15 minutes or so. PLAYS BEAUTIFULLY!!!! The screen is SO GORGEOUS. I can't wait to run Battle for Middle Earth off of boot camp on this puppy. It got warm/hot, but not like 15" MBP. The space above the keyboard is hot, but NO FAN has come on yet!!! I'll update with more reports
     
  24. eVolcre macrumors 65816

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    Moviecutter, would a bad video card make the screen appear less bright/clear? When it's not flickering to yellow and 'normal' it just doesn't seem as gorgeous as the MBP15 I returned ...

    eV
     
  25. MovieCutter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Not sure about the video card, but it sounds like it would cause a flicker issue. I'll agree though that it doesn't SEEM as bright as my 15" MBP, but it sure is bright. I'm going home for lunch and I'll try to take pics and do a side-by-side comparison of the two. But so far, this battery WON'T DIE. I've booted fully once, done a full reinstall (about 1 hour), ran a game juice the processor, screen, and graphics for about another 30 minutes, let it sit idle here and there with screen at full blast for the last 2 hours or so...and I still have 45 minutes left...
     

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