I love my 13" Macbook Pro! (questions)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shelovesMAC, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. shelovesMAC macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2010
    I picked up my laptop Microcenter this morning and I'm so in love. I had a crappy 17" HP laptop before and thought the 13" display would be too small but it's not. I figured out how to make the Safari window bigger!

    Can someone link me to a Macbook Pro 101 guide? I need the following questions answered:

    1. Do I leave the charger plugged in at all times? I think I ruined my HP by charging it all the time. How do I preserve my battery?

    2. Should I buy the Moshi keyboard, trackpad, and palm rest protectors?

    3a. Will the Speck or Incase hard case scratch my laptop when I put it on and take it off? I have a clear plastic case on my Droid and it scratches it so I definitely don't want to scratch this baby.

    3b. Should I buy the Invisible guard sticker instead? (I just need something to protect the bottom, top, and palm rest area)

    4. The guy at Microcenter kept pushing me to buy a Seagate 500GB hard drive but I don't know if the WD Scorpio Blue is better. Any recommendations?

    Any tips and suggestions are welcome :)
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Mac Guides
    Apple Batteries Notebook batteries
    I highly recommend a palm rest. Moshi is great. I don't think you need or want a trackpad protector. It takes away from the overall wonderful feel of the trackpad.
    The speck case has been reported to scratch your laptop. It gets dirt inside of it and can scratch. YMMV. I would not put one on my notebook.
    I prefer invisible shield or in my case best skins ever for notebook protection.
    Seagate or WD Blue
    Or this one
    Or this one
  3. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2010
    Southern Ontario
    LOVE your mac, always run time machine back up!! on an external hard drive, it will save your life some day!!! ask before taking anything apart or look it up, DO NOT SPILL A WHOLE MCDONALD'S CUP OF COKE although my computer on and open sustained no damage but a few sticky keys for a few days I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT!!! haha but most importantly just enjoy the computer, mac has fine tuned these things so much >_< and yes the 13" screen is amazing!!!! wait till your curled up on the couch watching a movie IT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND!!!
  4. aeboi macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2009
    Bay Area
    I've taken my speck case off 15+ times for cleaning, no such scratching has occurred, and I check every time.
  5. RossMc macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2010
    Newcastle, UK
    I just got my Speck today. While I can't say if it scratches or not as its only been a day, I think that it will be okay if you just take it off say once a week or so to clean any dirt that has gathered inside.

    Same with say an iPhone case if you leave that on for a long time without taking it off once in a while for cleaning you risk the dirt collecting inside and maybe scratching your phone.

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