I am a new switcher - proud owner of a MBP!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Auroradd, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. Auroradd macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2007
    I just got my new MBP after months of waiting and lurking around the forum... so I am typing this on my brand new 2.4G SR MBP and I couldn't be happier. I love the new screen, the response, everything!

    Previously I had a Sony Vaio FX laptop, about 6 years old so this is huge for me. I'm sure I will have lots of questions about switching that I haven't been able to get yet from lurking, so bear with me. :)

    I went to the new Apple Store Grand opening in San Luis Obispo, CA today and was their first laptop purchase... feel like a dork but it totally made my week. :p
  2. OttawaGuy macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2006
  3. teflon macrumors 6502a


    May 28, 2007
    Congrats! I just switched last week with my mb :cool: .
  4. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
  5. BrianMR macrumors regular


    Apr 3, 2007
    Me three! Its an amazing machine.

    I hope we're an indication of a large number of Apple switchers. I know the notebook sales have been on a tear lately, and hopefully the 1-3 day delays in the online store mean the factories are running flat-out.
  6. M!K macrumors regular


    May 12, 2007
    omg! i'm so jalous of you all!!! i got mine ordered (MBP) today and it's supose to arrive in two weeks (because i'm in Canada and i used my education discount). i can hardly wait!!!

    Many people were saying that they were having problem with the MBP. Please tell me that's not true ?!

  7. nickfit macrumors member

    May 31, 2003
    Was thinking of dropping into the new SLO store today, but unsure if they would dig me bringing in my dog. However, I thought I saw non-cinema displays, but it was from accross the street. I'm afraid, though, if I do walk in and see the new mbp, I'll be popping my 1st gen aluminum g4 on ebay. Four years of good service, time for an upgrade.
  8. Auroradd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2007
    Oh, I asked about that... dogs and food are ok.

    I desperately needed a new computer - the sony was about to die and I refuse to go to a Vista machine. I had been looking for about 3 months, and then heard the rumors about the SR update, and waited another 2 months for them to release it.

    So now I have to get all my necessary pc stuff off my computer and transfer it... my biggest issue is my iTunes gak. My ipod is pc formatted and has tons of songs on it, but my computer doesn't hold my library because I only had a 20G hard drive. So I have to figure out how to get the songs off the ipod onto the mac (or pc), re format the ipod, and put them all back. ick.

    So far I haven't had a problem - everthing looks and feels great. I am at work right now and haven't really been able to vet it, but my copy of office installed beautifully, so that's promising. I'm not going to send in my printer/nano rebate with the UPC until I check things out.

    I did buy the apple care, just in case... might be a rip but my roomie was sure thrilled to have her warrenty when her dog chewed the corner of screen and turned the lcd black!
  9. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    Macs can read pc formatted ipods. AppleCare won't cover dogs eating your computer!
  10. Auroradd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2007
    I know they can read it, but what about transferring songs for the future? Still ok?

    I had itunes 7.1... don't know if it makes a difference.
  11. Tech607 macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2006
    Absolutely not a rip, especially for a delicate laptop. What if you drop it! Plus Applecare supports the Apple Apps. No other manufacture supports the apps that come with the computer. Great for a switcher when you run into problems. Just my two cents!
  12. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    You will probably need a program to extract the music, and then have it sync to the mac. If someone else could suggest a method, it would be appreciated. Right now I don't have a mac, so not too helpful. Hope to be ordering my MBP soon though.
  13. Tech607 macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2006
    Sorry! Look here for a answer to your question:
  14. iMouse macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2002
    Boardman, Ohio
    Copying iTunes Music from PC to Mac

    All you have to do to move the iTunes music and data from a Windows box to a Mac is the following...

    1. Copy the entire iTunes folder in My Documents/My Music to the Music folder on your Mac.
    Note: If you have already opened iTunes on your Mac, delete the iTunes folder in Music and the com.apple.iTunes.plist file in Users/yourusername/Preferences

    2. All versions of iTunes for Mac and Windows create a iTunes Library file in the iTunes folder. Some Windows versions create one with a .itl extension on it. After the iTunes folder has copied to your Mac, remove the .itl extension on the iTunes Library file inside the iTunes folder.

    3. Open iTunes. Everything should port over without a problem, including all of the authorization information for purchased music. All you need to do is set your iTunes preferences to how you like. =)

    4. Resync your Windows-formatted iPod.
  15. shipdestroyer macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Alternatively, there's an app called Senuti that transfers songs from your iPod.
  16. Atomic-Ed macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2007
    That is terrific! I love to hear good things like people being so happy with their new technology. Mine is in transit right now so I am awaiting its arrival on the 13th. I remember the old Sony FX series, man were they heavy.

    Well good luck with your new machine!
  17. Auroradd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2007
    I figured if I was going to buy I was going to go big... got the airport express and everything. :D And since I went from a 20g Fat32 partioned drive and 512ghz ram machine with xp service pack 1 to this beautiful, sparkling piece of machinery, I am in geek heaven.

    Count me in as a mac fangirl!
  18. Atomic-Ed macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2007
    That is so cool a switch from what you had. I won't be getting mine till the 13th according to fedex tracking, but I am starting to consider getting the airport unit too. My current router is a 54g netgear which works great with my PCs but I am starting to wonder if it is going to work well with the macbook pro. I have read some threads here talking about finicky wireless with wep and such so I am thinking about going up to our local apple store tomorrow and grap a airport to have on hand in case my netgear doesn't work. Are you getting good wireless functionality with your airport and new macbook pro?
  19. SirCrumpet macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2007
    Brisbane, Australia
    I'd just like to second this - I've had great success with Senuti in the past when I first moved from a PC to a Mac.

  20. capoditutti macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2006
    "... I kill you right now for 512ghz ram my friend!!!
    Maybe I kill you three times for it maaaaaan !!!..."

    :D :D :D

  21. teflon macrumors 6502a


    May 28, 2007
    When i ordered my mb it was estimated to ship in around 1 1/2 weeks to 2 weeks to but i got it within 4 days. I think apple overestimate the shipping time just to be safe. I think you might get a nice surprise later next week ;)
  22. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    Don't forget to Deauthorize the Sony before it dies. iTunes > Store Menu > Deauthorize Computer. Enjoy your new computer.
  23. matthewinnj macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2007
    Western NJ
    I'm in the same boat

    I'm in the same boat. I went from a Dell Inspiron 2650 - 512MB/1.7Ghz/30GB/16MB VRAM XP SP2 to

    MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz C2D SR/2GB/160GB/256MB VRAM plus built-in wireless, Bluetooth, lighted keyboard, better battery, much better display, better OS, better aesthetics, better design, better trackpad, Firewire ports, CD and DVD burning, remote, better speakers, magnetic power cord, built in camera, and while it's not dependent on Windows, I can run that too.

    I'll be receiving my Airport Extreme on Tuesday, and for the first time, be untethered and online.

    So very pleased with this purchase! Well worth every single penny.

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