Finally got the MBP.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by superman666, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. superman666 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    Yes the computer is astounding! I've been waiting about 2 months for this, and finally went out to the store and bought it. It did turn out to be more expensive than originally planned because of the applecare program, but as i can see it was all well worth it.

    I bought the 2.4 GHz, 15inch, Matte screen, god of a computer. Originally I thought to myself I would get a glossy screen, because of how much people enjoyed it. But I looked at the two in store, and it had smudges ALL over it, and I could see myself a few feet away. The glare was terrible, and the screens color didn't look as nice. Seeing my matte now is incredible, and although I can't criticize people who have chosen the Glossy display, I can't imagine mine being one.

    Anyways so far the computer is flawless. I'm one of those guys with terrible luck, and I can say my computer is pretty much perfect. No dead pixels, no yellow screen (unlessed viewed by side), and the computer pretty much awesome. Unless i'm installing something like photoshop or transferring large amounts of files between networks, the computer stays very cool.

    Connecting the external monitor was a breeze, I just took the converter thing in the box, used it, and it should worked. I have itunes, ichat, safari, and dashboard working and my temperture is about 50 C. Btw could some tell me what the number you guys use when using istatpro to determine the temperature, because i have lots of different numbers.

    My only concern with the computer is that when going to about my Harddrive, the capacity is 148.73GB and the available is 130GB. I thought it was supposed to be 160GB?...

    Anyways the computer is perfect, and I fully recommend it. People who go on these type of forums usually post about problems, but I decided on posting about the great computer i recieved...

    Expensive as hell though :)

    EDIT: Can anyone tell me some demo's to try and see how this baby works with some games? Thanks
    DOUBLEEDIT: Can anyone get ichat to work with video chats? It always gives me errors with all of my friends.
  2. Diejws macrumors member


    Sep 26, 2006

    About the glossy screen, just think of how many people go by those models and touch the screens. For personal use, it won't get nearly as smudgey.

    On Apple's game page, I believe there is a demo version of Age of Empires 3. There are some other demos there as well. And of course, World of Warcraft has a 10-day free trial which you could use to test out your performance.

    Have fun!
  3. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000


    Jun 9, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    The iChat video issue probably depends on the IM client your friends are using. If I remember correctly, there's a version of MSN Messenger out for Mac that supports video chats, might want to give that a google. :)
  4. Skuta macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2007
    lol regarding finger prints on the screen etc:

    I could never understand people who MUST touch the screen and find it a totally acceptable thing to do.
  5. WillJS macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2007
    Mercury messenger. ;)
  6. BlueArctos macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2007
  7. superman666 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    Ahhh thanks for the responces and awnsers. I have been enjoyin this thing ever since I bought it.
  8. dusanv macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2006
    Get the Quake 4 demo. If you look around you'll find the UT2K4 demo as well.

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