Getting an mbp in a week

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wondering, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. wondering macrumors newbie

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    hey guys, after weeks of thinking, im finally set on buying an mbp :D any recommendations on wat else i shud buy, install, or even stuff i should do for proper maintenance of the notebook to ensure it stays its form for years to come? :D
     
  2. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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  3. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    iWork, CS3, And any necessary sound/video programs like Logic Studio and FCP. Definitely max it out at 4GB Ram, buy a flash drive and an External Drive too. Good luck with your new Mac. You'll love it! :D
     
  4. TheCookie macrumors regular

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    Highly recommend Delicious Library.

    Also get VLC so you can play pretty much any video known to man.

    Get a case of some kind. I recommend a neoprene sleeve (mine's by incase) and a backpack or briefcase with a padded laptop pocket.

    I also love having the marware wristrest protection that I bought, but that's really a matter of personal preference.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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  6. MowingDevil macrumors 68000

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    Don't leave home w/o it!
     
  7. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    I agree on the 4GB of RAM. NewEgg often has really good deals for like $70ish for 2x2GB. Also a nice case is essential if you're going be taking it places.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Welcome to Mac ownership and welcome to MacRumors:Forums! You'll find a lot of information both here and on the web. Here are a few resources that may be helpful:

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