Getting my first macbook pro in hours. Checklist recommendation?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ssacong, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. ssacong macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I am getting my first Macbook pro in about 4 hours. I would like to ask everyone what needs to be done to see whether it's fully functional and not defect in anyway(LCD, Keyboard, Sound, Software)

    and is there any website where I can find most recommended application for mac?

    Thanks everyone.
     
  2. Garemz macrumors regular

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    Make sure to get applecare you will thank me for that in the future.

    Amazon.com usally has it cheaper.

    Cheers
    Gary
     
  3. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    actually the macbook pro will come with a year of applecare... after 11 months go ahead and pick up the extended care from ebay or sell the macbook pro and upgrade to a new one (the new owner can buy the extended apllecare and you save the 300 bucks):D
     
  4. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a

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  5. surferfromuk macrumors 65816

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    Yep, immediately turn on the 'two fingers on pad and click' for right click feature in the trackpad prefs...everything else will be perfect.

    S/W : Always buy an Apple S/W option first if it exists (ie pro apps) - they just run better and are, arguably, the best in class.
    Pixelmator makes a great 'low budget' photoshop replacement...
     
  6. holamiamigos macrumors 6502a

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  7. xaneshx macrumors newbie

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    If it is possible, I would get the Macbook Pro and open it in the store to see if it has any issues (whether it be yellow tinting or stuck/dead pixels). Getting any of those problems on a newly purchased computer would really make me mad.
     
  8. Petey07 macrumors member

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    When I got my MBP, I didnt' check at the store, Assuming that's it's in good condition, and after 24 hours of having it, I realize that there were a stuck pixel in the middle of the screen WTF! They wouldn't let me do a exchange for free other than that, if i wanted an exchange they want me to pay a Restocking Fee? It's not my fault that there a stuck pixel (Like I wanted it to be there...) But overall, Everything is good!

    Got my student discount on the laptop and apple care (310 dollar off)
    Printer/Ipod Touch Discount (399)
    So overall about 710 off the original total cost if I didn't apply my student discount,

    But Here are some suggestions that You might take into consideration:
    Buy a hardcover laptop cover (got the clear one and like it)
    Laptop Cooler if you're going to use it for several hours straight
    Max the Ram out (got a good deal of www.newegg.com)
    Other than that, it's up to you.
     

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