I Am Loving My New MacBook Pro, pictures included!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by phil83, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. phil83 macrumors regular

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    I have had my MBP for two weeks now and am just amazed. The battery can last all the way through my Tuesday night class that goes from 7-9:40 while typing notes and surfing the web.

    I downloaded the Demo of prey and at 1740x800 resolution with everything turned on it ran amazingly fast. At first I thought that I was going to put Bootcamp on this computer so I could run games but after playing around with Mac OS X I never want to touch another Windows operating system again.

    By the way I have no grain, no issues with back lighting and I have the glossy screen and it is so bright and gorgeous. I also bought an applesac sleeve to protect my little gem from being scratched.

    Now for the pictures:)
    Darn my pictures are to big (1.4 jpg's and stuff how do yall guys put pictures up?) Help!
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Congrats on your nice new machine.

    For pictures, you can either reduce the file size such that you can upload them to the MR server (manage attachments), or use an external hosting site like ImageShack.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Congratulations, and welcome to the family! :) One of my friends just got a 17" and he so adores it.

    For the pictures. The best option by far is to open an account at a site such as flickr.com or photobucket.com or imageshack.us -- I personally use photobucket the most. They are all free. You can easily upload your photos there. In the case of photobucket, once you upload the picture, below it, there will be three boxes. One of them will say IMG Code in front of it. If you copy and paste what's in that box into the text of your forum post, the picture will appear there. :) Simple. Alternatively, get the actual URL by itself and then click the yellow icon above the textbox in the forum page (looks like a landscape with mountains and the sun) and then paste the URL into the popup box.

    Flickr does have a cool advantage that it can dynamically provide you smaller versions of an image without resizing it (so if you upload an 800x600, you can post it in a much smaller form, say here, without having to make it smaller).

    This sidesteps all the issues of sizing the picture and so on -- these sites will automatically make pictures a reasonable size for web posting.
     
  4. mick4394 macrumors 6502a

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    Is anyone here really dying to see a bunch of pictures of a computer that we've all seen more times than we could possibly count?

    Congratulations on the new computer, though.
     
  5. phil83 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thankyou and now realy... here are the pictures


    So now here are the pictures!:
    I had to get the package from FEDEX because they came while I as in class
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    Gosh I was so excited!
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    A plastic protection for the cardboard! ( I even kept that piece of plastic)
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    The smell of fresh white foam has never smelled so good!
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    So Neat and organized
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    This next picture could be Mac Iporn :cool:
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    A comparison between my old laptop and my new, the other one was somewhat nice looking but what was inside was a piece of poop:p
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    Now two weeks later, now that I have grown accustomed to everything my computer in action
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    -To be continued... I can only post 10 pictures at a time!
     
  6. phil83 thread starter macrumors regular

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    More Pictures!

    I want to get the blue tooth mouse and keyboard with the elevator but all that will set me back at least $160 bucks so I will stay with setup for now
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    This is for all those people that are ether waiting to buy or saving up to buy a new macbook pro. When ever i read these forums about people and their new Mac's all I wanted to do was see some pictures. If anyone wants me to take a certain picture let me know and I will kindly do it.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Pish tush. Of course no one needs to see what an MBP looks like. But it's a tradition around here. Joining the family is a big event!

    Nice pictures! :)
     
  8. MidnightMarmot macrumors newbie

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    Nice pics phil.

    Any chance you can take a close up pic of the illuminated keyboard?

    I'm seriously considering switching to a Mac..., and, the MacBook Pro looks amazing.

    Thanks!
     
  9. TheDance511 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry forquoting such a big object but i do want a picture...um could you please take a picture of the backlit keyboard in the dark.. i dont have am ac but im saving for a really goone one...so....if you could take a pic of the backlit keyboard i would jsut appreciate it so much...BTW NICE MACBOOK PRO!!:D
     
  10. mick4394 macrumors 6502a

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    Screw the Macbook Pro. Give me that sweet ass Averatec!!!!!:)

    J/K
     
  11. dvader macrumors regular

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    Beautiful pictures!!! Did you write down the specs?
     
  12. phil83 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Illuminated Keyboard Pictures and Specs.

    Thanks to some dark curtains I can do this now!

    Hope this woks, It was extremely hard getting the picture to come out right in such low light. I turned off the screen for all but one of pictures to show the pale blue light emitting from under the keyboard:cool:

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    Machine Name: Mac
    Machine Model: MacBookPro2,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.33 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MH
     
  13. phil83 thread starter macrumors regular

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    HaHa

    -Man I'm never spending cheap money on something like that again. Besides random shutdowns and making a heat impression on my old desk I probably wouldn't even give that thing to my enemy.
     
  14. MidnightMarmot macrumors newbie

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    That's very cool. Thanks phil.

    I'm definitely going for the MBP when I save enough money.
     
  15. TheDance511 macrumors 6502

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    Thank you...its truley a beautiful thing .. :wipes tear from eye:
     
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  17. mick4394 macrumors 6502a

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    My dad uses an Averatec notebook, the Sam's Club special. He got a hell of a deal on it at the time, but two years later it's a little worse for the wear. It's a homely little dog that's for sure.

    At this point I've had to repair the DC in jack. He's also got a row of dead pixels right in the middle of the screen. Just yesterday his trackpad died. A few months in, I also had to replace his hard drive for him.

    These computers aren't exactly models of fine engineering. But, you get what you pay for, and for the money you can do worse. He loves the damn thing.
     
  18. cjmal macrumors 6502

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    Oh man, I envy you. This makes me want to save up for a macbook pro instead of a macbook. Congrats on the purchase :)
     
  19. farqueue macrumors 6502

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    wat a beauty
    but macbook's better coz i got one haha
     
  20. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    one request.

    please grab yourself some polish and a duster and clean the back of your desk ;) :p it's terrible treatment to inflact a beautiful laptop to that level of dust :D


    congrats. was it refurb or new ? there's seems to be finger marks before you've fullt taken it out of packaging ?
     
  21. Wordy Dirts macrumors newbie

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    Congrats to you. Such a quality machine. Enjoy!
     
  22. aussie_geek macrumors 65816

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    Nice pics - -welcome to the club!!

    what clock is that?? - i want one!!!

    aussie_geek
     
  23. phil83 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Dust and Flip Clocks!

    Ha, I knew as I noticed the dust while I was uploading the pictures that some one would comment on that :eek: .

    I randomly collect flip clock radios. It's a Toshiba flip clock radio. Sometimes you can find them on ebay but they don't make them anymore.
     
  24. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Enjoy!!!!

    I'm green with envy at the moment.

    The clock - took me back a bit :D
     
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