new macbook owner

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by notsofatjames, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

    notsofatjames

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    I've wanted an apple laptop since i first saw an iBook, in a display in a local store. All the other laptops were open for grubby fingered kids like me to touch and spoil, but the iBook was in a glass case, locked away. When it came time for me to switch i couldnt afford much. So i got myself a mac mini for £300 of ebay. And then i got an iMac, cos i just couldnt tell myself that a laptop would have enough power. I used to play lots of games on my windows pc, but now in the mac world i dont do a whole load. i browse mac rumors. listen to music. thats about it. So i decided i didnt need so much power. So i've been bidding on the odd macbook or two, to see how much macbook i can get £500. and i never really expexted to get much. I got a Macbook (1.83, 768MB, 60GB.. i assume its a combo drive, but i never asked) for £530. I dont think thats too bad. I've seen other similar macbooks go for £600-650.

    So just got to wait for it to come, and just to wait to see if i like it. Are there any quirks or different habits i should take note of?
     
  2. kellen macrumors 68020

    kellen

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    All 1.83's are a combo drive. Just got my 1.83 and I don't know of any quirks. Just be sure to calibrate the battery.

    I bought the marware protection pack for it, consists of a wristpad and a screen pad that lays over the keyboard. Just got it so I wouldn't have any yellowing on the wrist area. Only other thing I have done is put 2 gigs of ram in it and up the harddrive to 160, but doesn't have to be done.
     
  3. skwij macrumors 6502

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    w00t!

    Congrats on the new Macbook, enjoy.....

    I luuuuuuurve mine :D
     
  4. notsofatjames thread starter macrumors 6502a

    notsofatjames

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    Thanks for the tips guys. Do you think that screen protectors and wrist pads are really necessary. Do these things wear that easily?

    I would have gone for a 2GHz if i had the money, cos that comes with DVD-RW and its a faster clock speed, more RAM, bigger drive, all as standard. But that'll have to wait till next time ;)

    What do you do to calibrate the battery? Or should i just wait till i get it to have a look myself.

    I dont understand. I'd hardly say you kicked my ass. like £10 in it :confused: Mine had more RAM though.
     

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