Need MacBook buying advice for Bro-inlaw

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by stubeeef, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    OK, I think I have gained a switcher (careful he is watching this thread at home and following along).
    He is a pilot and is interested in his first Mac, a MacBook.
    Will probably go to the Apple Store in Raleigh on Sat and get it, and applecare.
    I have a 12" G4, so not a big help on this one.

    Give the lowdown plz.

    1. Any issues with 1.83 chip that are unresolved
    2. Battery issues (heat?)
    3. Issues I don't know to ask.

    This weekend NC has a tax free school weekend. Meaning lots of things from shoes and clothes to laptops, have no sales tax (7%!!!). A fine time to buy. I just don't want my family member to walk into the wrong apple experience.

    Thanks for any and all advice.
    (there james....sign up as a newbie and follow along!:) )

    PS. We are thinking of a stock config, 512 of mem, etc.....
     
  2. e-clipse macrumors 6502

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    1. Any issues with 1.83 chip that are unresolved ?
    Bump
     
  3. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    there are "issues", but Apple has supposedly (sorry i can't spell) fixed them.
     
  4. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    i'd go ahead and buy it. if you end up having any problems, call applecare. keep in mind that these boards make it seem like EVERY macbook owner is unsatisfied with their buy.. but that's not the case!
     
  5. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i agree. and Apple has had time to workout some of the "issues" already
     
  6. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The Macbook Pro 1.83's are going for $1659, tax free on numerous sites, authorized and nonauthorized. Could purchasing the MBP from a nonauthorized dealer void the warranty? For instance...B&H Photo/Video:confused: Sorry, didn't mean to thread hijack.
     
  8. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    whining and mooing (noises) and discoloration on the white ones. all are supposed to be fixed
     
  9. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    He is the proud owner of a new MacBook, will open it depending on the announcements on Monday!
    Thanks.

    James - You have been assimilated.:eek: :p
     
  10. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    Wow. That wud be hard for me to do. Having the MB right in front of me and still not able to open the box and get the beauty out.

    Anyways thats the best thing to do as Stevenote is only 50 hours and 20 minutes away.

    But I seriously doubt there will be any update for MacBooks on monday.
     
  11. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    He opened it! Oh well, glad to have in the mix.
     
  12. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    haha.. that lasted long :p
     
  13. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    haha. well i'll be the first to say that it's hard "holding out". i'm still trying to hang in here


    congrats on the purchase to your bro
     
  14. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I don't blame him. I could not let a new mac go unopened for 3 minutes.
     
  15. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    hey now, your not helping me here :eek:

    must.......not........open...........:eek:
     
  16. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    you're even worse.. you even went out and bought all the extras ahead of time! with your luck they WILL release a new MB.. and it'll include 160GB and 2GB RAM standard.. heh ;)
     
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    hey hey....don't try to jinx (can't spell) me here
     
  18. e-clipse macrumors 6502

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    I have purchased the Macbook Pro 1.83. The only issue I have so far is the whine when I plug the mag safe power brick in. It is a little annoying, but not too bad. I will send it in when I am done playing with it.

    I only have the factory 512 Megs of Ram and the laptop seems to run real smooth. I will elaborate more when I have had it more than a day. Maybe some other problems may show up, and I sure hope not.

    The bright screen is beautiful!
     
  19. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    You mean Glossy or the Matte one??
     
  20. e-clipse macrumors 6502

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    I have a matte screen.
     

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