About to pull the trigger - last minute concerns. (First Mac)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by martinelli, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. martinelli macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I'll be purchasing my first Apple computer tomorrow morning - a 2.4ghz MacBook Pro 15.4". I'm extremely excited, as I am upgrading from an Athlon 64 3500+ that has lost its power over the years in my desktop.

    I do, however, have a few last minute concerns. For example, these kernel panics. It seems like a large issue with the new SR MBPs - should I be worried?

    Thanks,
    John
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Welcome to Mac. Apple will replace it if you have problems with kernel panics, assuming they're not being caused by a third party component.
     
  3. martinelli thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright, good to hear. It just seems that perhaps a revision E will be released after WWDC if these airport k faults continue.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Fair enough. Remember, if you've been hanging 'round this forum you only ever hear the worst of a product. People are always writing in with their problems but rarely writing in to say their machine is faultless. It can sometimes seem like a machine has more issues than it actually does, just going by what's read on the internet. :)
     
  5. martinelli thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Very true.

    Well, I'm off. About to backup + format this hard drive.

    I can't wait for the MBP! :)
     
  6. Alloye macrumors 6502a

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    I purchased a 2.4GHz 15.4" MBP this afternoon and have been using it for several hours. No crashes. No panics.

    In addition, initial quality is excellent! I can't find a thing wrong with mine. Great fit and finish. Awesome speed. No dead pixels. And the LED backlight makes the display very crisp and even.

    My biggest dilema was choosing between matte and glossy. I spent over an hour comparing the two side-by-side before walking out the door with glossy. It was ever so slightly richer and sharper. But the matte would be an excellent choice as well. It doesn't seem to have the grainy look of the previous model.

    BTW, I'd like to plug the Gateway Mall Apple Store in Salt Lake City. They provided an excellent purchasing experience.
     
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  8. furcalchick macrumors 68020

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    ^^what he said.

    besides that, i would also get an external hard drive when you can. you can get a 250 gb one for about 100 bucks now, and back up your data in case of crash or kernel panics.

    sometimes, bad apps cause kernel panics, and having that external boot to yank the app off does the trick.
     
  9. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Go get yourself an MBP! Pull that trigger baby! You'll never regret it.
     
  10. jellz macrumors regular

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    If you don't care about this rumored "ultra-portable" then there's no point in waiting till monday.
     
  11. BrianMR macrumors regular

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    Agree with some of the comments above, if the 15" size is what you are looking for, there's no need to wait for WWDC.

    For the record, I have a SR MBP and haven't had any kernel panics.
     
  12. furcalchick macrumors 68020

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    perhaps ilife will be updated monday. that's the only reason why i would wait the extra two days. and ordering today and monday will likely be the same arrival date.
     
  13. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    I totally agree. The majority of Mac users are very happy with their Macs. Thousands of PC users are switching to Mac's every day ....... very, very few ever go back ..... :)

    FJ
     

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