I JUST Ordered a MacBook Pro 17' - Question...

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  1. jhipolito macrumors member

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    Greetings everyone!
    Yes, I'm a lurker. I've been around for a while, but I just now ordered my MacBook Pro 17"! I'm so excited...

    With that I ordered the 2-3 Day delivery option... I'm a little bummed because I've seen so many post that their orders came faster than expected, but on my invoice (order confirmation), it says "Estimated" time would be June 9 :(

    I'm a little bummed.. I have a trip coming up beginning the 8th of June... I was SO hoping I'd have it in my hands by then...

    What are your experiences? Should I expect to see this date change? Is it possible it could ship (almost) immediately? What are your experiences?

    I apologize in advance if I'm posting in the wrong forum... And thank you in advance!

    PS - For folks who RECENTLY purchased in the past couple of weeks, are your machines doing good?

    Cheers!
    Jim
     
  2. c1gar macrumors newbie

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    Hey

    Hey there.

    I got my MBP 17 inch about 4 days ago, its ETA was wrong, came 5 days sooner :).

    But......... its utter garbage, sooo hot, and whines bad, swapped it for a MB black,

    Im sure i just got a bad one, but it tainted me
     
  3. jhipolito thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you, c1gar...
    I've researched this heavily for a couple of weeks, but I'm not too worried about it right now, although anything is possible...
    I hope what happened to you happens to me as far as shipping is concerned. Was that with the 2-3 Day shipping?

    Thanks again! :)
     
  4. FragTek macrumors 6502

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    I ordered mine on the 18th of June and Estimated Shipped By was the 30th. It shipped on the 30th, they juiced it to the very end. I would imagine because I made some modification to mine and that they didn't have any "spares" sitting around to ship with the exact specs I had ordered. With that said it should arrive this friday. I ordered the 2-3 shipping as well.
     
  5. jhipolito thread starter macrumors member

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    Good to hear! I haven't done any modifications to mine; Well, I just ordered it today, but I maxed it out :)

    I'm SO keeping my fingers crossed that I get it by the 8th :(
     
  6. FragTek macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I was just happy to have it ship within the alotted estimated time period. I was going to call Apple and give em an earful if it hadn't shipped by the 30th, lol.
     
  7. jhipolito thread starter macrumors member

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    I think you're one of the first I've read about where it was at the last minute.. Maybe it was the changes?

    I HATE waiting! :)
    The anxiety is great because I need to take work on-the-road. I don't want to lug around my Mini LOL... My old TiBook will NOT do the trick... It's too slow now.
    Cheers!
    Jim
     
  8. FragTek macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I had expected mine to ship earlier than the last alotted day from what I had been reading everywhere. I thought it may have been due to getting the glossy screen. What kind of screen did you decide to go with on yours?

    Edit: Just checked my tracking and it's finally updated with the delivery date which is still a green light for this Friday. w00t w00t! /me excited.
     

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  9. XIII macrumors 68040

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    Sweet.. 17' MacBook Pros. I'm sure you laugh at all the suckers with mere 17" MBPs. ;)
     
  10. jhipolito thread starter macrumors member

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    I ended up staying with a matte screen. Since I'm a web designer, I didn't want to second-guess about color saturation when I'm so used to doing it a different way. Although the screen is beautiful for DVD's, and general photography, and web-surfing, I just didn't want to chance it :)
    I can't wait until I see a good post with how the glossy screen looks. I saw one this morning, but it didn't do it justice...

    Thanks again for your responses... I find this community to be a great one; everyone seems pretty friendly. I like that. You're my first MacRumor friend! :p
     
  11. jhipolito thread starter macrumors member

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    ROFL! OMG did I say 17 FEET?!! OOPS! Wouldn't that be um funny! :)
     
  12. h0e0h macrumors 6502a

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    i ordered mine yesterday as a stock model and its estimated to ship out June 8th. I called and complained that my $3000 purchase was delayed that long, so they offered me $125 discount, on top of Education pricing, and free 2-3 day shipping (since i had already paid for it) so my grand total after taxes came up to 2697. I'm excited and hope it ships well before June 8th.
     
  13. jhipolito thread starter macrumors member

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    YAY! I'm happy for ya... OH, and I'm in NC.. Just below you..
    Can't wait to see what you post..
     
  14. FragTek macrumors 6502

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    Seems like a very feasible idea to go with the matte screen. I just heard all of the fluff about how awesome the MacBook screens looked with their glossyness and just had to have mine with it. I usually don't work in any environments that will render screen glare (at least I hope not).

    I'll make sure to post up some good detailed pics of the glossy screen 17" MBP the day it comes in :)
     
  15. XIII macrumors 68040

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    Hilarious. I hope your MBP is DOA. :rolleyes:
     
  16. jhipolito thread starter macrumors member

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    Don't Jinx it! :D
     
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  18. btollenaar macrumors newbie

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    17" glossy

    17" - 7200RPM - 1GB [soon to be 2] - glossy screen (lovin' the screen I must say)

    It came 4 days earlier than estimated.

    It's the best Mac I've ever owned! Been with Mac since '92 (Mac Classic). When I ordered my Mac Classic (as soon as it was announced) it took 3 months :eek: to be delivered! The longest 3 months of my life.
     
  19. jhipolito thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you! Tag, you're it...
     
  20. jhipolito thread starter macrumors member

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    OH HECK! I shouldn't complain! :)
    Is it true that the glossy for the MBP is a bit different than the MB?

    Cheers!
    Jim
     
  21. FragTek macrumors 6502

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    How has it been described as "different" if I may ask?
     
  22. jhipolito thread starter macrumors member

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    I was under the impression that it wasn't as "glossy", but impressive?
     
  23. btollenaar macrumors newbie

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    I actually just saw my first MB about 30min ago and I didn't have my 17" to do a side my side comparison.

    I was extremely nervous about the screen - the only reason I ordered it is because I'm a wedding photographer and wanted my presentations on screen to match as close as possible to a final print (I know you can get matte prints but most order glossy) and I liked the fact that there's more contrast. I must say it's exceeded my expectations. I love the way it looks - granted my environment is fairly controlled and I don't use it in worst case scenarios. I wouldn't hesitate ordering one again.
     
  24. FragTek macrumors 6502

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    Glad to hear you're enjoying it!! Hopefully soon I can enjoy mine just as much :)

    When did yours come btollenaar?
     
  25. btollenaar macrumors newbie

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    Last Wednesday. I've had it one week.

    . . . did I already mention that I love it?
     

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