15 inch Macbook Pro (finally) ordered!

crazydrumma

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After many many weeks of waiting, my macbook pro was ordered last night. I finally sold my 1.5 GHZ piece of crap HP for $450 (I got lucky) and gave my parents the $500 deposit on it. The good news my parents told me was that the savings bonds for education that have been growing since I was born will pay for the rest! The configurations of it are as follows:

1.83Ghz Intel Core Duo/VR128MB
1GB 667 DDR2- 2x512 SO-DIMM
80GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
BkLit Keyboard/Mac OS
Airport Extreme Card&BT

I know, nothing too special, but compared to that HP I have been using (every day for a year...egh:( ) it will be soooooo nice! Anyway, its "estimated arrival" is May 22nd, but it could be here earlier. I will post a new thread on heat issues, screen brightness, and the fan noise for all of those wondering if those issues have been fixed.
 

dmw007

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Congratulations on your purchase crazydrumma! I am sure you will be quite pleased with your new machine when you get it- you ordered a very nice laptop. :) :) :)
 

GhostFace

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Sweet dude. I am going to get the sameone but with 120gig hard drive. Do you know if the 2.0 is much faster than the 1.8?
 

dmw007

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GhostFace said:
Do you know if the 2.0 is much faster than the 1.8?
The speed difference between the two should be marginal at best. Unless you are a power user, you will probably not notice the speed difference. :)
 

crazydrumma

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An update, I just checked out the specs for my HP that I sold, it was actually a 1.3 Ghz with 256 mb of RAM. so needless to say, when my MBP arrives, I will be.........:eek: !
 

JoeKarame

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crazydrumma said:
An update, I just checked out the specs for my HP that I sold, it was actually a 1.3 Ghz with 256 mb of RAM. so needless to say, when my MBP arrives, I will be.........:eek: !
Definitely...The speed difference I got from my iBook is pretty darn big.

And it's just a beautiful looking machine too - obviously, the PBs were too, but whilst I know you are losing pixel space with the screen, I have to say it makes the thing really unique!

And photoshop runs perfectly acceptably too! Which was the one sticking point I had.

But I'm very happy with the purchase, as I'm sure you will be.

And I know they're a little bit gimmicky, but the backlit keys and the Maglock power cord are fantastic things indeed.