Just bought a new Alu Macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by SkillsToShow, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. SkillsToShow macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone, I just bought a new 2.0 Ghz Alu Macbook from amazon and it should arrive this Wednesday. I have been using windows all my life and have never used a mac before. I am very excited to try out this new mac but I am also starting to worry about a few minor things.

    How does the warranty work on these macbooks? is it any different because I bought it from amazon instead of the apple store?

    Is there anything I need to know about the mac before I take it out of the box?

    Will the macbook connect to my linksys wireless-n router?

    Is there an easy way to transfer my itunes library easily to the new macbook?

    Any tips or advice for a completely new mac user like me? :p
     
  2. iTzChasE macrumors 6502

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    Very cool, i just bought my first mac :D

    1 Year. I don't think it is different.

    Look at it for about 2 hours, then take it out. It's so beautiful.

    Check for problems like.. Scratches, loose battery cover, slanted keys. I had none of these problems, but some people have.

    It should, Yes.
    Have fun. Its Amazing compared to a PC. Very easy to learn and setup also.

    <3 :apple:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=582230&highlight=macbook+battery
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Congrats

    Warranty is full 1 year from Apple (parts and labor). You can buy Apple Care to extend it to 3 years.

    Should connect to your router without any problems.

    Some guides
    www.apple.com/findouthow
    www.apple.com/support/mac101

    Apple Store can transfer your files from pc.
     
  4. iTzChasE macrumors 6502

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    If you have an External hard drive, or a Flash/Thumb drive you can easily transfer your music. Drag-N-Drop :D

    Or you could have apple do it. If your lazy
     
  5. SkillsToShow thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha yea, I know how to transfer the music over but what I need help with is transferring the album artwork, song ratings, etc within itunes from my windows PC to the macbook.

    thanks for the great advice and tips guys :) looks like I have a lot of reading to do :p
     
  6. iTzChasE macrumors 6502

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    There should be a Itunes Files.

    Itunes Music library.XML
    That has all the song titles, ratings, etc. (I think)

    And I'd just drag everything over.
    All itunes folders.

    Album artwork, Itunes music, Itunes Library files. Its worth a try.

    I some how managed to do it. Everything was the exact same.
     
  7. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    Get adium and quicksilver both very good apps.

    Congrats btw, hope you love it.

    ChrisN
     

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