I Love This Thing!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dwd3885, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    So I bought that MacBook Pro for $1299 at my school special, and I'm so excited with this system. I do have to do the battery recall thing, but it seems like it should be no big deal at all. My question is, what should I do on this Mac? I've had one before, but it was a PowerMac G5. The ram is only 512mb, but it seems to be very speedy. I don't have many programs open at the same time-maybe that's why. So I got Audio Hijack which I have used before and Audacity. Is there a graphics program like Photoshop that I can use that is Universal?

    Front Row is amazing. I'm really pleased with this system.
  2. topgun072003 macrumors 6502


    Sep 11, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
  3. CHINAdeals macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2006
    glad you like it! front row is great. but honestly i dont' use it THAT much haha.

    its just 'nice' though..

    not sure about the graphics programs but i'd love to know too!

    if you are runnign them though i DEFINATELY recommend upgrading the ram

    i went form 512 - 1.25 ram ..definately DEFINATLEY noticeable

    and i'm only running like firefox/ word/ excel/ itunes or wtvr at the same time..

    it adds up (esp. since the vid card is shared)..

    btw HOW do i know if the battery is being recalled? i can't seem to find a site or anything on apple etc.
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    What should you do on it? Anything, and everything you want!

    I think GimpShop is universal. I don't really know anything about it so i can't really tell you much.

    I recommend you bump that RAM up, because before too long, it won't serve you too well. If it is just one 512MB stick, i reckon you should buy a gig stick. They don't cost much more than the 512MB sticks, and the performance boost is noticable.

    Enjoi your new machine!
  5. ToastMaster macrumors regular


    Nov 10, 2005
    Tacoma, WA
    Wow... $1299 for an MBP? How did you get that deal? You said it was through your school?
  6. munkle macrumors 68030


    Aug 7, 2004
    On a jet plane
    I've heard very good things about Lineform as a replacement for Photoshop.
  7. XP Defector macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    I know what you mean, with my MacBook I recieved it, opened it and set it up and then was quite confused about what to do next. Well I mainly use it for surfing the net and sound production, the latter being acheived on Reason 3.5, Logic Express 7.2 and Ablton 5.2. Though I possess previous knowledge, seeing as I've been doing it for some time now. Other features of my MacBook are just simple things like iCal, stickies and the dashboard, features that I now would struggle to make do without!
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Thank you for your post. Please be advised that you are not allowed to post threads telling us how happy you are with your new Mac. You are encouraged to post threads complaining about the battery recall, the lack of the new Moron™ chip, strange noises emitting from your MB or random shut down issues. :D

    Enjoy your new toy.
  9. nakedguy macrumors member


    Sep 30, 2006
    Has passed a week since I got the MacBook and so far i have no complaints at all. I hope I don't have to start them either.
  10. hyperpasta macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2005
    New Jersey
    Umm... the MBP wasn't covered by the recall... it uses LiPoly battereries, not LiIon, let alone the select few LiIon batteries that were affected.
  11. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    There is/was a recall or exchange rather for the 15 MBP batteries. Details here

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