Just got a Macbook pro 13" what now?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by klmaj, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. klmaj macrumors member

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    Hello everyone, I'm totally new....

    I just pulled the trigger and ordered a 13 inch macbook pro from the Apple.com website. UPS informs me I should get it tomorrow.

    I also went ahead and bought an Intel 520 SSD 120 gb to slap into it. I bought the base model as I'm going to buy 12 Gb of RAM from macsales.com.

    So as you can imagine I got the hardware covered now I need you guys to recommend me the coolest accessories for it?

    I'm a uni student so I would be needing a nice sleeve type bag as I already have a ruck sack. What else you people recommend for me? I love you all, very glad to be part of the team. Yay!! :)
     
  2. AdrianK, Jul 23, 2012
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    I'd recommend a decent case. I have a Speck Seethru and it's pretty solid. Barely affects the looks of the machine either if you get the transparent one, though the apple green one looks pretty good.
     
  3. klmaj thread starter macrumors member

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    Can someone recommend one of those rubber silicone mats to put on the keys to stop your hands from sliding and to silence the noise they make when the keys are pressed. I've seen the el cheapo ones on eBay and have one on my desktop full keyboard but the fit is terrible, its gone all "wavy" on me.
     
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    Thats some serious add ons for a uni student. What kind of work do you do?
     
  7. klmaj thread starter macrumors member

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    OMG :eek:

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    My sister got it for me on her medical discount, she was getting more than me. I'm a law student, I like to show off...etc. :D:apple:
     
  8. G-Mo macrumors 6502

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    12GB RAM?? How and why? 8 or 16, seriously...

    120GB SSD? Are you replacing the optical drive?
     
  9. jigsb007 macrumors 6502

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    I doubt MBP 13 support 12 or 16 GB. i think the max you can put is 8 GB on 13" models.
    I am not 100% sure, but can anybody confirm this ? please ?
     
  10. G-Mo macrumors 6502

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    It will 100% take 16GB of RAM (2x8GB). Ships with 4GB (2x2GB), could do 12GB (1x4GB, 1x8GB), but why? 16GB kits are like $100.
     
  11. marcoVU macrumors newbie

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    16GB. I did it the day after I got mine. Shows up in the about my mac screen and tech specs. With that and an SSD, this thing is more than I will need for a few years.
     
  12. jigsb007 macrumors 6502

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    Ohh, thats nice..Does 2009 MBook ( Not Pro ) core2Duo support 8 ? 12 ? 0r 16 ? i m stuck at 4gb.

    If i can add more GBs then i dont need new rMBP..can save some $$$
     
  13. marcoVU macrumors newbie

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    Looks like just 6 GB according to OWC.
    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/MacBook/DDR2/
     
  14. jacktorrance macrumors regular

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    I would suggest that you don't slap anything into a MacBook Pro.
     
  15. xAgustinx macrumors regular

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    Nice, I'll do that.
     
  16. G-Mo macrumors 6502

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    MacBook 2009? Early, Mid or Late?
     
  17. iMacFarlane macrumors 65816

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    What kind/size SSD did you get, and where did you put it? It seems there are lots of variables/problems out there. I have the base 13" 2012 model and would really like to do the SSD-OSX/HDD-Data combo.
     
  18. clairedelune macrumors newbie

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    keyboard skins! love those~ especially colorful ones
    here's the one i have (i have pink & black)

    wtg keyboard skin

    and right now they have a 20% off entire purchase coupon code XD
     
  19. marcoVU macrumors newbie

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    Got the Crucial 256 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT256M4SSD2 from amazon. I ended up just replacing the internal hard drive. Thinking of doing the optical bay too, but still have plenty of room. This is just my mobile PC. I have a 2009 top-of-the-line iMac that I use for the house and streaming ripped movies. With the SSD and 16GB of memory, this "base" 13" macbook pro is definitely faster. I can never go back to a regular hard drive.
     
  20. rivryan macrumors member

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    Congrats on your MBP13! I just got mine in yesterday morning. DOes anyone use/suggest to use a screen protector? Never had a mac before so dunno how it would affect the screen, plus the screen is always smushed against the keyboard keys when its closed (right?) so getting a protector would definitely help?

    Thanks!
     
  21. Beezzy macrumors 6502

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    Nope, your keyboard is recessed. It doesn't touch the screen and there is a rubber rim around the screen, Apple wouldn't make that simple of a design flaw. Just clean the screen once a week with a microfiber cloth with a screen cleaner. Don't use Windex, the ammonia will yellow the screen.
     
  22. Braniff747SP macrumors 6502

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    Nah, don't bother. And it's not 'smushed against the keys'.
     
  23. rivryan macrumors member

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    ah, kk figures. I'm such a mac noob right now haha thanks!
     
  24. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    There may be worse reasons to buy things, but this is pretty damn high on the list.
     
  25. Braniff747SP macrumors 6502

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    Many would say it's the only reason on the list if you buy Apple.

    Never mattered to me.
     

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