Just bought 17" i7 Quad core monster!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iPadThai, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. iPadThai macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2010
    I did it, finally bit the bullet. I'm restoring now and can't wait to do some aperture, photoshop, and video encoding tests!!!

    Restoring from time capsule at the moment...and the laptop is COOL to touch (on the top strip above keys/function keys) - my C2D would be hot by now :D

    Comparing to my current 17" C2D 2.8Ghz.


  2. cburton04 macrumors member

    May 23, 2009
    Very nice. What is the display resolution on the 17?
  3. Nein01 macrumors 6502


    Dec 1, 2009
    1920x1200. Delicious.

    Congrats on the new beast, mine will be arriving sometime after Sunday, hopefully Monday :)
  4. MBX macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    Once i get mine i'm going for the full monty.

    2.3 quad core
    8GB Ram
    512GB SSD
  5. iPadThai thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2010
    Youtube HD 1080p videos - dude, it handles these videos like they were running in 480p resolution mode!! (second shot was history of cpu during full screen video playback. I was actually watching using h.264 format not flash btw.

    Attached Files:

  6. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
  7. iPadThai thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2010
    dude, don't judge - it was the first thing that popped up in youtube by itself ;)
  8. MBX macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    She whips her hair back and forth.

  9. iPadThai thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2010
    I'm happy to report my APIOTEK ESATA PCExpress Slot Card and thermal take dual X dock with port multiplier all work flawlessly! Desperately awaiting harry potter interface devices!

    BTW - I'm going to install a WD Scorpio Black 750GB to replace this 5400 Toshiba. Which in fact sucks because I've noticed the performance isn't that great...

    Then I'm going to run some encoding tests using iMovie with and without using my Turbo 264 HD dongle! We'll see what performance we get from this bad muthertrucker.
  10. toondw macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2009
    Northumberland, UK
  11. iPadThai thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2010
    Put in the new WD Scorpio Black 750GB - it's a noticeable difference (seat of your pants type of test) ;)

    Love the new harry potter port even though I can't use it for **** right now...

    Stock 750GB 5400RPM:


  12. splashnader macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2008
    Via Satellite
    Sweet machine. I would love to get a 17", but I am waiting to see if I upgrade to another iMac later this year.
  13. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    I'd love the innards of a 17 to be put into a 13. That'd be a few years off and by then that'll be considered slow. Ah well. Congrats on the new machine, enjoy!
  14. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020


    Nov 21, 2009
    Up There
  15. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
  16. baypharm macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2007
    Congratulations! Good for you! Enjoy your new beast!

    I would have gotten the 500gb HD 7200 rpm model. But hey they are easiest enough to replace - what the heck!
  17. iPhone1 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Congrats. Now post a Geekbench score up or else!:)
  18. aplmcintosh macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2009
    SXDC card slot on 17 inch model???

  19. TheHoff macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2008
    Hah you found a typo that went out on every 17" Apple box worldwide, I'd bet.

    You're right. The 17" has 3 USBs and Expresscard, there is no SD slot.
  20. iPadThai thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2010
  21. jordey85 macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2011
    United States
    Nice wow!!! Put that thunderbird port to work (or whatever that new technology thats called) I'd really like to do some benchmarking with that
  22. iPadThai thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2010
  23. T-bag Guest

    Jan 20, 2011
    I just ordered mine. 17" antiglare with the 128GB SSD. Going into waiting-mode, again! :eek:
  24. iPadThai thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2010
    So I spent the good night restoring and then starting over from scratch without restoring my previous data using my TC.

    The performance is substantially better if I did not restore from my previous backups!

    I've also noticed the cpu barely being used when installing apps via my apiotek esata express card nor internal hdd. I believe it has to the be new SATA3 controllers or sandy bridge design. It's just very efficient!

    And everything remains so cool compared to my c2d 17"! The new laptops are just amazing! I bought my 2009 model late and I was expecting to use it for 5 years. I didn't upgrade to the 2010 because it wasn't that big of a performance leap and the new 2011, I swear it is a true desktop replacement! I'm happy with the ESATA performance already at 2.5Gb/s I can only imagine external drives using the thunderbolt interface!
  25. orangepeel macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2010
    Congrats, I'm so jealous. I have the 2010 17" MBP upgraded to the i7 @ 2.8ghz. Looking at the geekbench score the current low end $1200 13" mac get's similar score to mine... In fact it scored higher! I am so sick to my stomach. :(


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