Bought my first Macbook ever

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Broke boi, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. Broke boi macrumors member

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    After lurking this forum for a good month or 2..

    i went ahead and decided to pull the trigger on a base model 13 inch Macbook pro without touchbar.
    it arrives tomorrow.

    what do i do now? i need a fitting sleeve

    bought a regular Usb C to hdmi adapter as well. if you got something better recommend it to me
     

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  2. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    Enjoy.
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    A USB c to USB type a could get you out of trouble in the future. Other than that I just replaced cables and brought a hub to I dock once rather than plug multiply things in but that depends on your work flow.
     
  4. digitalm3 macrumors member

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    congrats on your purchase, i bought my first one more than a decade ago and have never looked back.

    you are in the right place to learn what you can do with them :)
     
  5. Broke boi thread starter macrumors member

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    which hub did u buy?
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Just a simple anker hub. Has passthough USB -c and three USB type a 3.1 ports
     
  7. stix666 macrumors regular

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    I just got my first Mac laptop yesterday, a 15' MBP. I have iPads, a mac pro and a Mac mini.

    I really love this machine.
     
  8. Broke boi thread starter macrumors member

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    the only apple product i ever had was an Ipod Classic
     
  9. Mefisto macrumors 6502

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    If you've only ever used Windows, prepare for a slight learning curve with macOS. Basically the same functionalities, only sometimes executed a bit differently. When stuck, ask (for advice), and you (mostly) shall receive.

    Other than that, peruse these forums for information, and enjoy the MBP.
     
  10. jksu macrumors regular

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    probably a usbc to usba adapter for flash drives, charging iphone, usb backup drives, etc. under $10 for apple or 3rd party
     
  11. Broke boi thread starter macrumors member

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    i forgot about that thanks
     
  12. fs454 macrumors 68000

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    Congrats. I wouldn't get a clear skin - it'll make the trackpad feel a whole lot worse and it doesn't need it. Get a nice sleeve and take care of the computer and you'll be fine.
     
  13. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    If you tell us what you use a computer for then there will be a lot more advice about apps and best practice for you.
     
  14. Broke boi thread starter macrumors member

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    oh, well im a casual user. browsing/listening to music. downloading tons of movies/tv shows. light gamer. gonna use to for classes too
     
  15. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Cool ok well for torrents use transmission it's a great little torrent app.

    Try and use safari rather than chrome as a browser chrome is very badly optimised on macs.

    iTunes is fine for music but you'll want VLC for running all file types for movies.

    I use skim for pdfs it's far lighter on resources than preview so that will be good for school.
     
  16. Broke boi thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks man
    so transmission is gonna replace utorrent
    safari instead of chrome.
    skim instead of Adobe
    was already using itunes and vlc so im good there.
     
  17. Jamieblufc, Jan 25, 2017
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  18. Broke boi thread starter macrumors member

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    i forgot to ask but how do i stream torrents on a mac?
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    thanks. im gonna buy this now
     
  19. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    There's is utorrent for Mac if that is your preference for torrents.
     
  20. LxHunter macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. No skin on trackpad.
     

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