Got MBP 17 AntiGlare. Is this ok?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by navigates, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. navigates macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    Hi all, I've finally decided and purchased a mbp 17". I've never used a mac and wanted to have one. IS this a good config? Should I have waited? I can still cancel this order.

    MBP 17
    With the following configuration:

    * Processor 065-8805 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    * Memory 065-8807 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRM-2X2GB
    * Hard Drive 065-8809 500GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
    * Optical Drive 065-8813 SuperDrive 8X DL
    * Display 065-8815 MBP 17" HiRs AntiGl WS Display
    * Apple Software - iWork 065-7672 No iWork Preinstalled
    * Apple Software - Final Cut Exp 065-7674 No Final Cut Express preinstd
    * Apple Software - Aperture 065-7673 No Aperture Preinstalled
    * Apple Software - Logic Express 065-7675 No Logic Express Preinstalled
    * Apple Software - Filemaker 065-8307 No FileMaker Preinstalled
    * Apple Software - MS Office 065-8198 No MSO preinstalled
    * DVI Adapter 065-8816 No DVI Adapter
    * VGA Adapter 065-8818 No VGA Adapter
    * Remote 065-8820 None
    * Apple Keyboard & User's Guide 065-8826 Keyboard/Users Guide
    * Country Kit/AEX 065-8829 Country Kit

    Ships: 1 - 3 business days
    Delivers: Sep 30 - Oct 6
    Recycle Fee $16.00 1 $16.00
    Ships: within 24 hours
    Delivers: Sep 29 - Oct 2
  2. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

    May 21, 2009
    I think you'll live, haha. As for waiting, the macbook is due for an update before long but I don't think the macbook pro is in the same situation. Not until 2010 anyway.

    You're going to love it, sounds like a great setup.
  3. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
    I ordered a matte 17 inch from MacMall on Friday (being delivered today:)). I got the previous generation w 2.66 Ghz CPU. With The 10.6 upgrade for free cost me 1850 with rebate.

    The money I saved will be put toward a SLC based SSD when I get a chance to do more research on it this weekend.

    If it was me, I would cancel. You lose a minor amount of CPU speed and that is about it. The memory is the same, the GPU is the same, the FSB is the same....

    Here is a link. These are new, not refurbished

    If you go to, they have a 'blow out' section on the right.
  4. navigates thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    Are the looks of the previous version the same as the new one. With the black keyboard etc. How long do I have before I cancel? i liked the PC and honestly am new to the mac world. It was a quick impulse buy. Was strolling the mall and decided to get a mac. I've got a new Vaio and somehow dislike the display. The anti glare display sold me.
  5. navigates thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    What is an SLC based SSD? So sorry for my ignorance. New to the mac world :confused:
  6. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
    I'm looking at it right now, I just pulled it from the box, and installed 10.6 to my left. The Early 2009 version, the one released at MacWorld 2009. Mine was born Mid April 2009, based on SN. It looks jsut like the ones in the Apple store right now, except it has a 2.66 GHz CPU, not a 2.8 GHz CPU.

    The display is AWSOME.

    Apple really did not change much in the June 2009 revision of the 17 inch. If they put in a faster FSB on the chip or better GPU, then there is something there. However, all that was done was a 140 MHz bump per core.
  7. Gen macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2008
    If you like it, keep it. It's a great machine.
  8. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
    Google "SLC vs. MLC" for more info. Bascailly, its the technolgoy used on SSD's. SLC or Single layer cell and MLC or Multi layer cell describes how much data resides per cell, (single is one, and multi is two). Don't know that much, other than SLC tends to be faster. All my knowledge is gained from Google on this, so I'll shut up now and let some experts chime in.

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