Finally ordered my first MAC!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LedZepp81, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. LedZepp81 macrumors newbie

    LedZepp81

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    After being a windows only user for my whole life I came to the realization that a MAC would be better for me. Vista really was the straw that broke the camels back, I'm a photographer and do some graphic works as well and using creative suite just sucked. Here's what I got:

    2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    MacBook Pro 17-inch Hi-Res WS
    2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    250GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm

    I already have 4GB of RAM I ordered from OWC waiting for it.

    Thanks everyone for your help with my decision making for this. I never really bugged anyone with question, just reading everyone’s posts helped out alot.

    But I do have a question now...
    I went with the 2-3 day shipping, will that help me get it any faster or was it a waste of money? (I've been waiting 7 months to order:eek:)
    I'm in Ohio BTW


    Thanks
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    My first tip for a new Mac user: it's a Mac, not a MAC. ;)

    Hope you enjoy the new MBP! It's a lovely machine.
     
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    Congratulations on purchasing your first Mac (not a MAC) ;)

    As far as shipping goes; I went with standard shipping and got it the next day...But a lot of the time, the 2-3 day option is useful.
     
  4. LedZepp81 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Got ya :D
     
  5. DataThief macrumors member

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  6. Mojoseph macrumors newbie

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    I just got mine a few days ago as well. LOVE IT. Makes me angry for ever buying a pc. Windows is just terrible now. As for all of these problems everyone is having; the only one i had was the xp sides audio hissing, which has since been fixed. Great machine. I have the 2.6 penryn 200gb 7200rpm. Just ordered more ram for it today. This thing destroys everything i have thrown at it. Enjoy yours.
     
  7. ceehjayem macrumors regular

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    Congratulations on your new purchase! I have two friends that just purchased their first macs this week and they call me off the hook on how excited they are about their purchase. I made the switch back in 2000 and have never looked back since. :D
     
  8. mayassa macrumors regular

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    Just ordered mine also, I can hardly stand the wait!

    2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    MacBook Pro 17-inch GL Hi-Res WS
    2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    200GB Serial ATA @ a little faster rpm

    I already have 4GB of RAM also, came in from buy.com in 1 day, made by crucial memory. 2gig 29.00 After 10.00 rebate x 2 total 58.00

    I checked delivery with the extra cost it said mine would get here 1 day early on thursday vise friday so I kept my 15 bucks......

    I should have paid the extra 15.00 !:)
     
  9. Mikey- macrumors regular

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    Congratulations, I'm sure you'll like your new Mac rather than your old computer :)
     
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    Congrats on your MacBook Pro! They are amazing machines, and i'm sure you'll be much happier with that than any Windows machine. :)
     
  12. LedZepp81 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys...I'm so pumped. Hope I don't have the screen issues.

    Anyone else have experience with 2-3 day shipping??
     
  13. mayassa macrumors regular

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    Let me know when yours comes in they are probably sitting in the same line waiting to be born:)
     
  14. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Congrats. Stop looking for problems and start enjoying it.
     
  15. Oldhamer macrumors newbie

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    Congratulations

    You bought a great machine. For business reasons, I have to use a Windows XP machine at work (my IT group is certainly smart enough not to touch Vista), which feels clunky and severely outdated - sort of like using an old rotary dial phone. At home it is back to the much more modern world of my MBP. Enjoy it.
     
  16. catachip macrumors regular

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    For computers, I always get the fastest shipping. On a $2300 purchase, what's an extra $20? I always think, well, less time in the back of some FedEx truck is less of a chance of being damaged.

    Enjoy your Mac!
     
  17. catachip macrumors regular

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    I always wonder why those recent converts to the Mac think it's "MAC". None of the advertisements or anything are like that, they are always "Mac". It's a bit weird. Of course, the number of bizarre variants of iPod that I see, even in the news media "IPod" and "IPOD" and "ipod" should tell you something.

    Oh yeah, and to the original poster: it's pronounced OS "Ten" not OS "Echs" - the "X" is a roman numeral for 10. I made that mistake when I first switched - if you go right into OS "Ten" then you'll gain instant street cred.
     
  18. mayassa macrumors regular

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    I just checked mine is out for delivery.

    Ordered Thurs night after midnight shipped Sat and I leaving work now to go home!

    I cant wait!!!
     
  19. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Maybe they're just REALLY EXCITED! :D
     
  20. mayassa macrumors regular

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    Just made it home in time to sign for my 17" beauty, I popped my 4 Gigs in and dropped the 2Gigs that came with it in my daughters vista machine she did tell me hers was really fast now(Ha Ha).
     
  21. woodekm macrumors 65816

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    Dont even get me going on the shipping thing.

    My experiences with free shipping or "ground" is like the guys from Dumb and Dumber on their mini-scooter crossing the country with my MBP under their arms at ten miles an hour!

    It was a Horrid wait - 2 weeks. I'll NEVER go with free shipping for something I'm dying to get.
     

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