If you had $500 to upgrade or accessorize your MBP...

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  1. SSpiro macrumors 6502a

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  2. kusanagi macrumors regular

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    2nd AC adaptor (just got one)
    Leather slip case w/pouch
    Good (fashionable) backpack or messenger bag
    Speck Hard case (just got one)
    Marware protection pack (just got one)
    Cooling stand
    DVI>TV out (jsut got one)
    3.5mm > 2xrca stereo output (just got one)

    I think that'd max the $500 or get close!
     
  3. wongulous macrumors 6502a

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    Well, BTO, I'd get the largest HDD. Spin speed is only helpful if your drive is at less than 75-80% use, and that doesn't take long with smaller 2.5" HDDs.

    Aftermarket, I'd get:
    Speck hard case
    Wireless Apple Mighty Mouse & keyboard
    Neoprene sleeve
    Sling backpack
    Extra AC adapter

    If it were my $500.
     
  4. uicandrew macrumors 6502a

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    1. a bestskinsever or invisible shield (to protect from scratches)
    2. buy a bigger hard drive and pay for authorized apple service provider to install it (so warranty is not voided) (upgrading the hard drive won't void the warranty, but if something does go wrong, and the hard drive is the problem, then you're out of luck)

    3. a thin case (marware for frugal, but sleek, and booqbags if you want to spend money for spending's sake)
    4. wireless keyboard and mouse
    5. elevator or other stand for ergonomics
    6. memory card reader that fits into the expresscard slot
    7. 3 year applecare!
     
  5. Sir Diggamus macrumors newbie

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    For me they would be:

    A stylish backpack that doesnt appear to be for a computer
    Wireless mouse
    External keyboard
    Sleeve or hardcase
    ILap
    Keyboard cover or skin
     
  6. PDE macrumors 68020

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    1. A good protective case: Tom Bihn's brain cell is great protection and you can put in any backpack.

    2. Moshi Palmguard and trackpad film and MAYBE iskin keyboard protector.

    3. An Mstand from rain design to use on your desk

    4. A macally icekey keyboard

    5. An adjustable keyboard shelf

    6. A backup disk: g-tech or seagate

    7. Superduper backup software

    8. an ergonomic mouse (airo2bic mouse is the most comfortable I think)

    I think that's about it...
     
  7. vandlism macrumors 6502

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    1. a Duluth Pack messenger bag
    2. an extra AC adaptor or battery
    3. an Incase sleeve
    4. memory card reader
    5. some sort of small bus-powered firewire hard drive
    6. Logitech Revolution VX
    7. Apple Wireless Keyboard
    8. Grado SR60 headphones
     
  8. elithrar macrumors 6502

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    More RAM (heh)
    250GB WD hard drive (DIY!)
    Extra AC adapter & spare battery.

    That's probably about it, and the first two I plan to cover fairly soon!
     
  9. SSpiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is that HDD internal?!
     
  10. uicandrew macrumors 6502a

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    yes, but it also means taking the risk of disassembling the macbook pro and hoping nothing else goes wrong
     
  11. SSpiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm. Might be worth having an Apple Certified center to install?
     
  12. jawzzy macrumors regular

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    Stylish sleeve like the one from Sumo
    Stand, wireless mouse and wireless keyboard
    XP for bootcamp and Oblivion
    HD upgrade

    Guess thats it!
     

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