So long MacBook...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Chone, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Chone macrumors 65816

    Chone

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    Say hello to MacBook Pro :) As some of you might know, I got a MacBook last Saturday, well it was a good machine and all but I swapped it for a MacBook Pro today :D I got the 15 inch 2.16ghz model, I can't post any impressions yet since I'm still cloning the operating system from the MacBook (I'm too lazy to reinstall my stuff myself :p ) but once I do I'll let you know, so far I can only comment on looks and the screen which is drop dead gorgeous, I'd post more impressions but I have a wireless network to setup, windows xp system to install and some benchmarks to run :rolleyes: well here a few pics of the new machine, the brand new MacBook can be seen in the background but I'm returning that comp

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  2. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    Congrats on your new purchase!

    I missed your previous thread, I guess. What was wrong with the Macbook?
     
  3. Manzana macrumors 6502a

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    congrats and all but...

    that MBP is way too close to the edge for comfort!

    are you going to have to pay restocking fee for MB?
     
  4. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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  5. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Wow congrats! Nice purchase you will LOVE it :D That picture reminds me I have to customise my adium some more
     
  6. MattDell macrumors 6502

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  7. Steve Jobless macrumors 6502

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    congrats you made the right choice, if i had the money i would have gotten your setup (the 2.16)
     
  8. findnemo macrumors regular

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    How come my "PRO" is not red but silver? and how come your's is red.
     
  9. fener macrumors regular

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    lol

    :D
     
  10. Chone thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well actually there was nothing wrong with MacBook, but I decided to go to MacBook Pro, I think it was worth it, the graphics card is blazing fast (especially compared to the GMA 950), the display is better (glossy was good but matte is better in my opinion) and overall its faster and more comfortable to use.

    Windows on it is even faster than MacBook, I doubt the extra 160mhz on the processor will make a difference but we'll see about that, having 1GB of RAM and 256MB of video memory makes Mac OS X GUI very nice, fast and smooth. I'll have to see how games run.
     
  11. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Did you colour your MacBook Pro label in or something? Mine is silver too :D I see you like adjusting your adium :p
     
  12. damienvfx macrumors regular

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    I don't have one yet

    But isn't the reason it looks red because it's one of those translucenty/CD looking fonts?
     
  13. Chone thread starter macrumors 65816

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  14. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    The text is reflective. You are seeing the reflection of something red in the words pro. Or he colored it with a marker. Or he knows Steve Jobs and has a special custum MBP of doom. something like that.
     
  15. Chone thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well I'm just loving the MBP, the machine flies with 1GB RAM and 256VRAM, windows runs great on it, I tried hl2 and Prey and they run great at high settings [minus AA], wireless is awesome and very convenient, even my PDA has internet access now /in fact I'm writing this from my PDA/ :p well i'm happy with mbp.
     
  16. FredClausen macrumors regular

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    Because his pics are obviously photoshopped fakes. He really didn't get a MBP. He just wanted his e-manhood to increase. :rolleyes:
     
  17. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

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    It's not Adium it's a HD backup application called SuperDuper.

    Rich.
     
  18. almonde macrumors regular

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    That's one hell of an adiumx mod ;)
     
  19. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    It looked a bit like adium :eek:
     
  20. timerollson macrumors 65816

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    Sexy. I'm thinking about getting a Macbook Pro at the end of the year to replace my Macbook. Let us know if it has any issues.
     
  21. Chone thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No issues so far, it's been a really solid machine, its a little on the hot side but good, the 5400rpm HDD is kind of a bummer but not a real detractor (like the GMA950 for the MB was), on the Mac OSX side of things, everything works well, Parallels is a seamless experience, applications open in a snap, rosetta translated apps are very usable and faster than the PowerBook anyway and the GUI is very smooth, dashboard opens in a snap and there is no delay at all in opening the widget bar and adding new widgets. I still have to determine whether the extra RAM, 160mhz speed and X1600 make a difference with MacBook on stuff like iMovie, Handbrake, etc

    On the Windows side of things its really solid too, everything works as expected, the Apple drivers make everything work and other drivers are very easy to install, the Omega Drivers 6.7 installed without any problems (ATT won't work but that can be fixed I think) and so far I've tested Half Life 2, Prey, Photoshop and a few other apps, all run really good, I'm installing a couple more applications and games to see how it goes.
     
  22. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    hey i like that blackbook back there! all safe while the pro is cliff hanging lol
     

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