15" Core i7 2.66 GHz MacBook Pro - Thoughts + Video pr0n & Benchmarks

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  1. MacHead04 macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    Picked up my 15" Core i7 2.66 GHz MacBook Pro last week here are the specs.

    15" 1440x900 Glossy Display (I opted against the Hi Res because I will have it hooked up to an external monitor a lot of the time)
    2.66 GHz i7 CPU
    4 GB RAM (Will upgrade to 8)
    500 GB 5400 RPM HDD (Will upgrade to Intel X25M 160 GB SSD)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT330M 512 GPU

    I sold my 2008 2.8 GHz Mac Pro to buy this ( I have one to work on at my job so I picked up a MBP for the portability)

    This thing is fast! The Turbo boost is awesome and it's neat to see 4 cores movin in istat :)

    Typing feels great, the display looks aaaaaaawesome and overall I couldn't be happier with it. Makes me anxious to see some physical quad core MBPs in the future!

    For the pr0n I have a video review explaining turbo boost with close ups and details and some interactive goodness at the end.

    I also did some benchmarking!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXr2nD1lI40&annotation_id=annotation_787493&feature=iv

    REVIEW VVV

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOljGMRS- pQ&annotation_id=annotation_624498&feature=iv
     
  2. Thunder82 macrumors 6502

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    huh?
     
  3. MacHead04 thread starter macrumors member

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    Because the i7 420M is a dual core, but it's nice to see 4 threads in iStat showing as 4 cores.
     
  4. Thunder82 macrumors 6502

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    Ah, I follow you now ;)
     
  5. Dcuellar macrumors regular

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    How do you use the turbo boost. Mine hasn't got here yet, so I'm curious. Wanna post some pics of how to turn that on?
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    AFAIK it's a hardware thing, you don't actually turn it on, it does it by itself.
     
  7. MacHead04 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yea it's a hardware function that kicks in when you need it :)

    If ya check out the video I explain it there :)
     
  8. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, nice purchase i am thinking about getting either a MBP or an iMac however i dont know which on to get

    - can you tell me how long the MBP takes to launch iDvd (cold)
     
  9. MacHead04 thread starter macrumors member

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    On my stock config it took about 6 seconds, but that really depends on the hard drive rather than the computer, because when I throw my intel SSD in here, iDVD and most apps launch almost instantaneously.

    Which models and specs are you debating?
     
  10. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

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    How many bounces on the dock is that?

    I will probebly be getting a 7200 rmp drive - that should speed things up
     
  11. MacHead04 thread starter macrumors member

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    3 Bounces :)
     
  12. Rm.237 macrumors 6502

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    Great stuff. Thanks for the info! Cannot wait to get mine :D
    MBP 15.4/2.66/CTO
    With the following configuration:
    PROCESSOR 065-9134 2.66GHz Intel Core i7
    MEMORY 065-9135 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRM - 2x2GB
    HARD DRIVE 065-9140 500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200
    OPTICAL DRIVE 065-9145 SuperDrive 8X DL
    DISPLAY 065-9149 MBP 15" HR Glossy WS Display

    Put the order in last night but am looking at it shipping in 5-7 days due to the modifications.
     
  13. MacHead04 thread starter macrumors member

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    Awesome! Be sure to post when you get it!
     

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