best set-up procedure after purchasing mbp

nojustrad

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Jul 22, 2007
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Hello, I am new to this forum, and am 90% ill be making the plunge tomorrow (just in time to cash in on the free nano+printer deal) and purchasing an entry level mbp for portable final cut editing.

My question is this: I hear its a good idea to completly charge the battery before you turn it on. Does this give you better milage in the long run? Also is there anything else i need to set-up before i install final cut and start working on it?



p.s. i'm hoping to use my college id card to get the student discount in-store...but i graduated last year. Can i just flash my id? or do they confirm w/ my school that im still attending.

Thanks for all your help guys!:)
 

iToaster

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May 3, 2007
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I believe you might encounter a small problem with a discount, but go ahead and try it, if not you just buy it full price. Charging the battery completely before you turn it on won't do much of anything for you... in the user manual there is a sentence along the lines of "your MBP was designed so you could use it a soon as possible without any negative effects" or something like that. You'll want to run software update before you start installing final cut, and again after it, for optimal installation and performance. Other than that, you can just go through the setup assistant and install FC, no big deal... of course check for defects (not like you'll get them). Good luck, MBPs are awesome, love mine :D
 

siurpeeman

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Dec 2, 2006
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you're not supposed to qualify for the student discount, but i don't think you'll encounter a problem getting the discount on the mac. where you might come into trouble is getting the rebate for the ipod. but best of luck to you anyway.
 

looking4anotebo

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Jul 9, 2007
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you're not supposed to qualify for the student discount, but i don't think you'll encounter a problem getting the discount on the mac. where you might come into trouble is getting the rebate for the ipod. but best of luck to you anyway.
I don't see how he would have any problem getting the rebate for the ipod.
 

looking4anotebo

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Jul 9, 2007
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the rebate form asks for school information like id number and such. should apple follow up on his claim, they could reject it since he's not anymore a student.

I think you are mistaken. I am looking at the rebate form right now and nowhere is it asking for any specific school information.