got your C2D MBP? please tell us....

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  1. shecky Guest

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    .... a few things here:

    -heating?
    -any mooing?
    -does the wifi card show up as 802.11n under windows?
    -model number+manufacturer of the hard drive? (under system profiler)
    -airport reception?
    -real-life battery use w/ the apps you use?
    -is the GPU underclocked?

    and lastly, i just want to get a physical confirmation that the new units do not have the easy access HD bay, which everyone THINKS they do not, but nobody actually knows yet.

    (thanks to rocketman for his post here)

    EDIT: added GPU question
     
  2. bcavanau macrumors member

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    I can tell you later tonight.

    I just got back from the local Apple store.

    I bought a 15 inch 2.16 last Friday, returned it this morning for the 15 inch 2.33 (both top 15 inch model.)

    My boss won't let me bring it into the office :(, but I shall report back this evening....

    FYI, the Apple store I was in today got 5-6 of the lower end 15 inch model, and I bought the "only" top end unit they got in.

    I was standing at the counter, asking for a refund, (they were not expecting to get the new models until tomorrow) when one of the guys came out of the back with the new models right off the truck....I guess I lucked out...

    Their "cheat sheet" says they will not get any 17 inch models until early next week.

    Later,
    Brian
     
  3. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    I'd love to know about battery, heat and hard drive as well! :)
     
  4. aaronfzr macrumors regular

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    stores are only getting small shipments of a few units at a time? :eek:

    hope regent st gets in some decent stocks...or at least, decent enough til last after i walk out with mine :D
     
  5. bcavanau macrumors member

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    I cannot speak for all stores, but that is what I observed at the Troy, Michigan (Somerset Mall) location.
     
  6. iBorg20181 macrumors 6502

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    All I can say is ..... "YOU LUCKY $#@*&^^%!"

    :p
    iBorg
     
  7. prady16 macrumors 6502

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    Which City, Country?
     
  8. bluetorch18 macrumors regular

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    If someone could check to see if the GPU is underclocked, that would be great.
     
  9. shecky thread starter Guest

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    added :)
     
  10. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    did you read the posts?
     
  11. ZildjianKX macrumors 68000

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    Only other question I'd ask is if there are any dead pixels :)
     
  12. bcavanau macrumors member

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    UPDATE:

    I am in the final stages of Installing OS X, which by the way the restore disks are 10.4.8. (I always like to start fresh, call me nuts)

    Things I have noticed so far.

    - There is definately no removable HD bay.
    - Case has not changed, with only exception being new FW800 Port.
    - I have no dead pixels.
    - No screen whine, mooing, excessive fan noise. (even DVD drive seems quiter).
    - Hard drive (120GB) is Fujitsu MHW2120BH
    - DVD Drive (6X-DVD-DL) is Matshita UJ-857D
    - Heat seems to be about the same, however I have not done anything taxing.
    - Airport reception seems to be consistent with previous model. I never tested distance, but signal strength is the same on my desk.

    View screen captures here--->http://lartren.com/mac

    Battery performance will come in time, as I need to do a full charge/condition then put it under a load, etc...I expect a few days to really be able to judge the battery.

    Is there a way to determing GPU clock settings within OS X? I am not sure I will get to putting XP on there tonight.

    Anything else you wanna know/see, please let me know...
     
  13. Garden Knowm macrumors 6502

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    DUDE!!!!

    you have a NEW MBP!! 2.333333333333333333 Ghz.... :D

    cheers
     
  14. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Did you read the post above yours?
     
  15. bluetorch18 macrumors regular

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    I don't think there is a way to determine GPU clocks in OS X...if it isn't too much to ask can you please install XP tonight to check it for me? I really would like to know and that is the only thing thats stopping me from pulling the trigger...thanks.
     
  16. flalaw macrumors regular

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    do most apple stores have the new MBPs in stock yet? i called 3 and none of them have it yet.
     
  17. bcavanau macrumors member

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    I am running boot camp as I type this :)

    Once I get XP up and running, how exactly do I determing clock speeds? Will windows tell me, or do I need a third party app?
     
  18. Willis macrumors 68020

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    congrats on the lucky purchase!

    I look forward to seeing your battery review.
     
  19. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

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    Very very cool of you to keep us all updated. Congrats on your new MBP, im getting the same one! I to am curious if they got all the bugs worked out on this revision. And id like to know if the new HD is perpendicular? ;) :p
     
  20. bcavanau macrumors member

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    According to the Fujitsu website, the drive is Longitudinal Magnetic Recording (LMR), not perpendicular.

    http://www.fujitsu.com/global/support/computing/storage/hdd/mhdd/mhw2xxxbh-catalog.html
     
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  22. Konfabulation macrumors regular

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    Not if you ordered the 160 GB! Bada Bing.
    But you are right, all the other capacities are LMR.
     
  23. Garden Knowm macrumors 6502

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    It comes with boot camp? And then you have to purchase XP?

    correct?
     
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