Apple replacing my MBA with Pro..anything I need to know?

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  1. imapfsr macrumors regular

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    Hey All,
    After many problems with watching movies with my MBA Apple is going to replace it with a MBP. Anything I need to know as far as apps, problems or just anything in general. Did I make the right choice in doing so. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks:)
     
  2. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Excellent choice. I've been through the mba 2 times (exchanged twice and the 2nd one was pretty much perfect) except the fan just drove me nuts. It wasnt that loud but just compared to the mbp its really loud + I just couldnt justify the cost of the $1799 while I could pay just $200 more for something that's that much more powerful.

    I know I own the 17" mbp and its perfect for me still very mobile for me especially just around the house on my ilap or even outside the house. But the 15" mbp isnt that much bigger than the 13" of the mba (well form factor wise) but the 15" mbp is perfect for the mobile/power for the price as well.

    I guess if you carry it around 5-8 hours outside everyday jumping from airport to airport or train to train the mba is perfect but if you carry it every day or every other just to work the 15" mbp is the perfect size.
     
  3. dibara2003 macrumors 6502

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    i was offered the same thing, except i stayed with the air. you made the right decision of portability/weight isn't your no. 1 concern, but performance is.
     
  4. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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  5. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    One thing - after the air, your pro will seem VERY bulky
     
  6. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    heh, but on the bright side his pro will feel like a super computer compared to the air.
     
  7. jottingjones macrumors newbie

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    How long did you have the air before you got it swapped over for a MBP? I have had mine for 2 months now and I want to get a MBP.
     
  8. imapfsr thread starter macrumors regular

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    I bought it when it first became available in Canada so like November I think. I spent a month on the phone with Jason, an Apple Specialist? I think he was called and then the day before yesterday he left a message saying that they acknowledge the two problems...heat and video out freezing and that there was nothing they could do to fix it but techs were working on a soultion as we speak. I called him back and said that wasnt going to work for me. I bought a computer that was supposed to do this and it wasnt so please upgrade me. The whole process was very pleasant and Jason was really great. I was polite and calm the whole time and everything just worked out. I am also returning my Superdrive and due to the fact that I originally purchased the 1.8 I will be getting my MBP with the 200/7200 upgrade at no cost to me at all. I am very pleased.
     
  9. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    You said that you bought the Macbook Air in November? I thought the Macbook Air was released in January?
     
  10. 173080 macrumors 6502

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    Apple is replacing my Macbook Air with a Macbook Pro too, it should arrive tomorrow.

    I've been carrying my 15" PowerBook G4 to try to get used to the weight, and wow, it is HUGE. I can't believe I actually carried that around before the Macbook Air. There is no way I can hold it with one hand and type with the other without damaging my wrists.

    I'm hoping I won't notice the massive weight of the MBP so much after having it for a while.

    I'm concerned that the MBP is 15.4" and the PBG4 was 15.2". It better as hell fit in my Montblanc briefcase.

    The Macbook Air really is my ideal computer, if it only worked to spec. I'm hoping Apple will finally get it right with the Rev.B MBA.
     
  11. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    It should fit in the case. I had a 15" PBG4 before I got my Macbook Pro and I use the same case. It is a little more "snug" in the case though.
     
  12. imapfsr thread starter macrumors regular

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    My mistake, I just checked my invoice and it was my Valentines day gift to me. I purchased it on Feb 14, I dont know where I got November from. Oh well, I cant wait to see my new MBP. I have to wait till Friday to send my MBA back so that I will be able to sync my new iPhone 3G.
     
  13. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Dont worry, once you start taking the 15" mbp around and get used to it the mbp will feel like the air again.

    When I jumped from the air to the 15" mbp, the mbp felt huge but after a week or two the 15" mbp felt small again and now with the 17" mbp felt freaking HUGE but after 2 weeks and 3 months now the 17" feels small as well.
     
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    I know this has probably been asked somewhere so sorry but is the 15" glossy MBP's screen as nice as the MBA? I am just hoping that I will not be dissapointed everytime I open up my new MBP.
    Thanks
     
  15. amusiccale macrumors 6502

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    From my recollections (last apple store visit) the MBA's screen really is something pretty amazing--the 15" glossy might not be as jawdropping, but it was certainly very nice...and larger (a plus in my book)
     
  16. 173080 macrumors 6502

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    When Apple offered to replace my MBA with an MBP I made it very clear that I wanted a matte screen. I thought I'd be able to get used to the glossy screen of the MBA, but the reflections are just too bad.

    Two design flaws of the MBA:
    1) Glossy screen not optional.
    2) No dedicated enter key.

    I'm talking about the enter key instead of the right option key. My PBG4 had that key and I really miss it when I'm working in Mathematica. Does the MBP have that enter key or did Apple replace it with a useless option key too?

    I'm wondering how much weight I'd save by removing the optical drive of the MBP. I'm never going to use it so there's no point in carrying it around.:confused:
     
  17. nyzballa12 macrumors member

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    I've seen alot of people doing this move but you will feel satisfied with the MBP
     
  18. imapfsr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks all for your post and replies, I am very much looking forward to receiving my new MBP. I just received some good news from Apple as well. I thought I would have to wait until Apple receives my MBA before they would send out my MBP. Not the case, as soon as they see UPS has picked up my MBA they will immediately ship my new MBP. :)
     
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  20. liquidh2o macrumors 6502

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    Wow, that's pretty nice of Apple to upgrade you from a MBA to MBP. I wouldn't mind the extra size/weight that comes alonog w/ the increased horsepower :)
     
  21. 173080 macrumors 6502

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    I already got my Macbook Pro. Apple overnighted it and I have 30 days to send in my Macbook Air.

    I didn't pay extra for the upgrade or for anything at all.
     
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    I suppose if you're a hobbit. Jeebus folks, hit the gym. :rolleyes:
     
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    Congrats. Hope you enjoy it.
     
  24. Alan Taylor macrumors 6502

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    Wow - I'm going the other way :D

    Apple is currently replacing my constantly dead MBP with a brand new Air and I couldn't be happier. But they ARE warmachines!
     
  25. pianoplayer1 macrumors 6502

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    The latest revision removed the enter key unfortunately. I'm not sure but I think there might be apps that can remap the key. But Shift-Return isnt THAT bad is it?


    alright it is:D
     

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