Finally got my 17" Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Angelus, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. Angelus macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2002
    New Zealand
    Well its finally arrived and man is this thing fast.
    My old computer was a 667mhz DVI G4 Tibook and it crawls in comparison.

    As an example I bought a new ipod nano two weeks ago and converting an episode of heroes to ipod format with visualhub used take anywhere from 60min to 90min. Last night i ran off an episode of heroes in 5min!!! This thing screams.

    Just for anyone considering getting a 17", so far i don't find it any more cumbersome to carry round than my 15 incher.
  2. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2003
    congrats for your new machine. 667MHz G4 -> 2,4GHz C2D... jeez :eek:
  3. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2005
    Twin Cities, MN
    Really? I find the 17'' noticeably more cumbersome than the 15'' to carry around.
  4. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006

    Yeah, it's a real beaut! I myself came from a 867mhz 12" PB, it would take about 30 hours to do 1 work unit on SETI, my 17" IIRC, takes 1 hour for each WU.

    simpsons ep in VH for ipod classic, 3 mins flat.

    About the cumbersome-ness: definitely isn't an everyday going to uni laptop, that's for sure.

    PS: as a small fact of how far you've come, the FSB of the SR MBP is faster than the CPU of your old laptop!
  5. vicious7 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2007
    Jacked into the net...
    Haha, yeah. I found out the hard way. I was flying into Chicago last week for a shoot and I was luggin' around my cameraman's 17" MBP. I left my 15"er at home since we only needed one computer.

    It was fine, at first, but it eventually became more bothersome, especially since we had to take it with us on location. It is definitely not a "take with you everywhere" notebook. The screen real estate is nice though. But that's what a Dell Ultrasharp is for ;)
  6. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

    Digital Skunk

    Dec 23, 2006
    In my imagination
    I had the chance to get the 17" 2.33GHz about a year ago and I settled on the 15" because of the size of the 17" and all the people I talked to that had one wished they went 17 inches.

    I have a great opportunity to get either a SR MBP or a newer model easy and I am stuck on the same decision. I would love to have the built-in screen real estate but other than that there isn't anything separating the 15" and 17" models. Some people love the 17" and say that it isn't that much harder to carry and use in places, and others have problems with it. I guess I am just going to have to carry one around for a day or two to find out.
  7. airfang macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    just wanna ask why not wait for Leopard's release? (to save a few tens of bucks)
  8. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    I will be doing the same with the release of 10.5
  9. Angelus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2002
    New Zealand
    I bought it because I wanted it now and I tend not upgrade to a new OS straight away so that the kinks can be worked out.
    Besides Tiger is actually very good
  10. basqarl macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2007
    I have been agonizing over whether to get the 15 or the 17; I want the matte high resol. screen bc I do a lot of photography edits.

    Am switching from PC and am so close to the Leonard release that I probably should wait. I am mixed, though, on whether to wait and then have to work out any bugs or whether to order the Mac now (online) with Tiger and upgrade later. Of course, depending on the final release date, it may be a moot point; it may ship with Leonard.

    2 GHz or 4 GHz of RAM---have received different advice. I tend to multitask and have everything open at once (almost) and I will be working with video in addition to photos.

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