Just ordered my 17" MBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nicoritschel, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. nicoritschel macrumors regular

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    Wow, I'm so excited!! Can't wait till tuesday (one-day shipping).
    I start school September 5th, and I doubt Meroms will be introduced in new 'books by then. Even if they are, a 2.16 Core Duo will be more than fast enough for most stuff. Well, when CS 3 is released as a UB, it will be fast enough. (I do a ton of graphic design/moderate video editing) This is my first mac, although I used them in school quite a bit the year before last. Just sharing my excitement :D
     
  2. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    Wow spoiled kids getting MBP when regular people struggle to get a macbook.
    hahaha, jk. Make sure to buy some ram for that macbook pro and a good hard drive to back up your stuff.

    What kind of graphic do you do?
     
  3. nicoritschel thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I'm going to throw in another 1gb stick. I have a 300gb hard drive that I'm going to put into a fw800 enclosure :D

    I mainly do web development, and a little print work. I haven't even designed my own site though :p
     
  4. lexus macrumors 68000

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    Do not worry this thing is a beast I am writing on mine now.
     
  5. nicoritschel thread starter macrumors regular

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    This question is a little late, but lexus, is it that bad carrying it around? I'm going to have to tote it around campus daily. I really need the extra screen real estate, though.

    Oh, and does anyone have a list of good freeware programs? Thanks.
     
  6. marchcapital macrumors regular

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    :eek: 17" for school! I hope your planning to treat it like a desktop? Im worried about a 15"...
     
  7. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    17 is okay on bring it around school. Im gonna carry both a a tibook and a 17 mbp.
     
  8. grabberslasher macrumors 6502

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    No it's fine carrying it around, I've had a 17" PowerBook before this 17" MacBook Pro. I'd recommend a bag that you can wear on your bag though, as opposed to a briefcase style one.
     
  9. macanudo macrumors regular

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    Congrats on the new purchase. You'll love it. And welcome to the mac community. Let us know how it all works out.
     
  10. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    17-inch is no problem carrying around, gives your muscles a nice workout.
     
  11. lexus macrumors 68000

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    It is not bad for carrying around, I use a sleeve. But if you are getting one would recommend a smaller computer for carrying around quickly, I use my MB or 15er.
     
  12. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Weightwise it's perfectly portable (muscles? workout? you weenies! Try a Dell ;) ) but I find the size just right for inadvertently bashing into things. Which is why it spends most of the time on my desk (and now sitting on the new iCurve :D ).

    If you want something everyday portable, get a Macbook. The 17" is however a great transportable when you don't want to compromise between a desktop or a laptop. It's certainly the most productive laptop I've ever owned.
     
  13. mark! macrumors 65816

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    I have trouble carrying this 15" around, jesus.
    You need a special bag for it, not just a normal backpack...since its a widescreen it doesn't fit in the same places a book does! (text book).

    congradulations on the 17er though. :D
     

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