bought my 17" hi-res today

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tekmoe, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    yeah, and i said i would never buy a tube lighted notebook ever again. <foot in mouth>

    this screen is amazing. this laptop is amazing. the whole experience is spectacular!

    when i took it out of the box i set it on the desk where i work at. i noticed it was not sitting on all 4 feet. the front right foot was off of the desk. i moved it to another desk to make sure it was the laptop and not the desk. it was indeed the laptop. so i put some pressure on the front right portion of the laptop where your right wrist would sit. after applying a decent amount of pressure, i now have a mbp with all four feet sitting on the table correctly. sweet!

    also, the lid was cracked open more on the left side than the right side because of the issue with the casing not being perfectly flat. after i bended casing slightly, the issue had gone away and the lid is now uniformly even when closed. awesome!

    i'm also happy to say i am selling my dell 24" monitor because this laptop totally pwnz with its huge screen real estate. its simply amazing.

    one other thing i have noticed reading all of the 17" hi res reviews, nobody has complained about any dead pixels. it seems like apple definitely did some QC on these babies. i'm proud to say my 17" is also free of any dead pixels! :)

    as everyone else has said, the screen is simplay amazing. the bottom corners do have very slight dark spots but nothing to be upset about. all of those pixels make up for it. i love having screen real estate. it's a must for my audio and photography stuff.

    *edit*

    one other thing, when i bought this at the apple store, i didn't realize until after i had bought it that this 17" has the 7200rpm drive instead of teh 5400rpm drive. i thought the price seemed higher than i originally thought i was going to spend. when i opened it up out of the box, i read the specs on the box and realized it was the 7200rpm drive. ah well, a little speed never hurts anyone. ;)
     
  2. Apple Corps macrumors 68030

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    tekmoe - congratulations on your MBP - it will be interesting to see how long it takes to see the 17" go LED backlight and how good a job gets done on it.

    My last generation MBP 15" 2.33 is wonderful - glad I went for it. I am interested in LED for sure but not untl they sort the issues out.
     
  3. L3X macrumors 6502a

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    congrats on the purchase, i'm looking at the similar config with the 7200 drive.

    Normally the 7200 is an upgrade, did they already have one ready?
     
  4. tekmoe thread starter macrumors 68000

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    apparently so. i didn't even request to have one with the 7200rpm drive. when he ran me up, i thought the price seemed a little high but i didn't think anything of it. i was too excited to get it back to work and rip it open. when i got back, i looked at the box and noticed it had a 160gb 7200rpm drive. i thought to myself, "no wonder the price seemed high!"

    not sure if this is the norm or not but if my apple store had this version in stock, yours probably does too.
     
  5. smiddlehurst macrumors 65816

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    In the UK anyway you cannot buy the 17" with HD screen with the 5,400rpm drive from an Apple store. The only boxed model available from stock includes the upgrade to 7,200rpm drive (and the £100 premium). Anything else you need to go to the on-line store.
     
  6. tekmoe thread starter macrumors 68000

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  7. sfisher macrumors regular

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    The Oakridge Mall Apple Store in San Jose also sells the 17" with 7200rpm drives (not sure if it's just the high resolution or the normal resolution ones too).
     
  8. peterhecht macrumors newbie

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    hi, glossy or matte screen? whats about cpu temp?
     

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