First Mac, MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dixiehacker, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. dixiehacker macrumors newbie

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    Hey all, I just got my first Mac yesterday. The CompUSA near me was having a sale. I picked up a Macbook Pro Core Duo 2.16 15" with 1 gig ram, 100Gb 5400 hard drive, and 256 Meg video card. I got the thing for $1320. So far I am pretty happy with it. I just can't help but wonder if I should have spent the extra $700 for the C2D. Anyway, while it is still in the return period, I thought I would ask what you all thought.
    BTW, reading these forums over the past couple weeks has been very useful.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    As long as you don't have any problems with it (excessive heat, mooing -- which was never an MBP problem anyway, I think?, grainy or banded screen, etc, etc) then I'd say, stick with it! It's a great machine... and unless you have specific needs for the newer video card or C2D... $700 is a HUGE price difference!
     
  3. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    My thoughts exactly. OP got an *excellent* deal. :cool:

    Welcome to the forums (and Mac OS X), dixiehacker! :D
     
  4. dixiehacker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Speaking of Banding, when I look at this picture http://home.freeuk.com/jackdodds/banding/granger_MBP_C2D_test.jpg . I see jagged lines going up and down between colors in the middle. Does that indicate a banding problem, or is the image susposed to look like that?
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    No, that should be fine. I see them on a G5 iMac also (which I'm pretty sure has no banding issue).

    Look at this thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=256248

    The first post has a simulation of what you would see if you had the banding problem... there would be multiple bands running parallel to the jagged line.
     
  6. dixiehacker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome, thanks. Looks like I am ok.
     

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