Just Ordered a MBP! Please tell me I did the right thing!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mikeyPotg, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. mikeyPotg macrumors 6502

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    I was trying to hold off for the "announcement", but my friend convinced me that - since I was set on the 15" MBP, there really wasn't any need to wait any longer. I also just sold my current powerbook and its already packed and being shipped away today.

    Tell me I did the right thing! Tell me Apple wont suddenly change the hardware or anything crazy like that on the 15" and they wont release something that will be ridiculously better than the 15" MBP in their "upcoming anouncement".
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

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    congrats you lucky blighter :D

    you will be very pleased with it
     
  3. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    Hehe.

    If it makes you feel better, it is VERY doubtful that the 15 inch will undergo any changes at all. Most likely there will be a 12 and a 17 inch version of the MBP introduced at some point. Then again, we never do know for sure what apple has up their sleeve. :eek: :D
     
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  6. mikeyPotg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ahhh whew, thanks guys. I'm still anxiously waiting for the press conference though - so I can get the video ipod.
    I can't wait to get my MBP in!! I ordered 1 gig of ram off crucial, and I'll likely go by the mall today or tomorrow to buy some other accessories.
     
  7. joshwest macrumors 65816

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    Mikey, im with yah im picking one up next week when i go to ny. But then again i wonder when this next event is going to be.
     
  8. Acehigh macrumors 6502

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    Sometime in August...
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    You did the right thing mikeyPotg, enjoy your new 15" MacBook Pro! :)
     
  10. AndyR macrumors 6502a

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    Just to be awkward....you did the wrong thing mate! :D

    No reason, just felt like being different. Having one of those days...:p
     
  11. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    Just enjoy your purchase.

    You'll be content for at least a few years and
    be enjoying newness now. What the heck.
     
  12. mikeyPotg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True. I figure, its a heck of a jump from my previous G4 1.33 ghz. And if I chose to upgrade for some reason next year, Macs have a truly great resale value. Yes?
     
  13. gallagb macrumors 6502

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    *looks around....

    you've done the right thing!
     
  14. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    I'm ready to put my order in...but I keep telling myself to wait. I don't expect anything to be announced that I want more than the MBP, but If i figure that I've waited almost 2 months...so I can wait a few days more. (It's hard though).
     
  15. ckeck macrumors 6502a

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    I just got my MBP yesterday, and believe me when I say, "ordering one is the right thing to do!!"

    Haha, enjoy ;)
     
  16. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

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    I just found out they're coming out with 13" and 17" MacBook Pro (not MacBook), both widescreen priced at $1499 and $2799 with 2.33 Ghz Core Duos. The big change for these is the new two button scrollpad that Apple had under wraps. Expected to be released Friday for the April 1st anniversary.
     
  17. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    Just trying to make them feel bad, huh? ;)
     
  18. mikeyPotg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what you forgot to mention was that both version are shipped without a working screen, and dual 15 gig HD's.

    15" is the sweet spot for me!
     
  19. SeRgIo_42 macrumors member

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    Well, you might think different...

    Similar to any other living matter on the planet, your macbook will
    get old and die. This day will come, either you want or not,
    so be prepared.

    On the other hand, why are you wondering whether it was a good or bad decision ?

    Just enjoy the ride...and I am sure you will !

    My 'old' iMac is just as good as the new one. Actually, I would only be concerned when some clever company release a killer app (maybe something along the touching interface idea). If apple just keeps updating its hardware to a better HD, graphics, memory, webcam, etc I will keep my current setup
    for years to come. What I needed was stability and OSX (as well as linux) provided that.

    Congrats for your purchase !

    :)
     
  20. The Senator macrumors regular

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    macbookpros pwn freakin pwn, this thing kicks a. Best computer ever made its got everything your'll ever need
     
  21. thekorksta macrumors newbie

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    yes no yes no yes no

    I got one two weeks ago, I flip from thinking i am part of some big apple experiment as us customers test drive some machine they just knocked out on the other hand I will be using it at times and think I LOVE THIS THING!(when i ignore the stange noises that are termed normal by apple care)

    hmmm that dosent help very much does it?
     
  22. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

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    What ever do you mean?
    :D :eek:
     
  23. whee900 macrumors member

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    Two button scrollpad? What's that?
     
  24. stepho macrumors newbie

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    you did the right thing :)
    i just got mine two days ago, and i couldn't be happier.
     
  25. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    also got mine two days ago. and I'm a switcher. (have been using windows until now)..

    why the switch? fell in love with my ipod(s).. and was a mac user 'way back when'.

    setting up the MBP was so fun, and I just LOVE the machine.. still much to learn, it's been a while...
     

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