*FINALLY* Ordered my First MBP!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JS77, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. JS77 macrumors regular

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    Hi Guys & Gals,

    Ok, so like most "Switchers" I've been eyeing the macrumor forums for over a year, looking on with green eyes at how amazing Mac Hardware is whilst my Windows Laptop, whilst functional, just lacks any type of inspiration.

    Anyway, after a LONG 12 months of "Should I, Shouldn't I" I've finally ordered myself a MBP 17", 4GB and Hi-Res Glossy Screen (I *really* couldn't decide between a Matte or Glossy but a quick visit to the Apple store clinched the deal for Glossy).

    I'll actually be using my MBP for Windows (Unavoidable for work) primarily via Bootcamp, but hopefully make the full transition to OSX over the next few months.

    Anyway, my main reason for posting is that I know there are lot of other people in my position who get put off by Apples reluctance to ever provide information on when their hardware gets updates. I've come to the conclusion that when you buy *any* Apple product, you only have a maximum of 6 months before the next update is either announced or expected or rumored... in which case, just buy TODAY and if you feel shortchanged 6 months later, don't worry... just wait anither 6 months and update then ;)
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Congrats and welcome to the community!

    Excellent choice in hardware, and I hope you enjoy it for many years!

    If you have any questions along the way, feel free to ask!
    You will find a lot of support here!

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Congratulations! And I agree, the waiting game is pointless.
     
  4. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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  5. Rivix macrumors 6502a

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    Some people like their Macs arriving ready to go the way they want them. If they have the money, who cares?
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    mistake? no
    choice? yes

    not everyone wants to order 3rd party and install themselves

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  7. Fenir macrumors regular

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    Congrats.

    Personally, the 17" is a bit too big for me. I'm one of the 18 billion other ppl in these forums waiting for the next update so I'm still stuck playing the game. Hope it does wonders for you.

    PS nice choice on the glossy ;-)
     
  8. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    wtf is up with the dog language lol

    [​IMG]
     
  9. MrSEC macrumors regular

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    It's UGA language. :)
     
  10. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    Congrats man, im hoping to get one soon and I wish you the best of times with it.

    ChrisN
     
  11. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Good choice my friend! You're going to love that machine! :D
     
  12. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Very kind of you MrSEC ;)

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  13. klb028 macrumors 6502

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    Congrats and welcome! It's going to be a wonderful machine. :)
     
  14. JS77 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys :) Apple informs me I have a 2 week delivery wait... man, this company loves to make people guess and wait! ;)
    Just out of curiosity how many of you also run vista via bootcamp on a regular basis?
     
  15. Fenir macrumors regular

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    I use XP occasionally for Final Fantasy XI, that's about it.
     

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