Just got my exchange for the 17" i7 2.66ghz (antiglare) hi resolution model!!!

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  1. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I just got this right now and at the galleria apple store they didnt charge me any restocking fee!!!! They didnt say anything about it so I didnt argue.=)

    I was within my 30 days and wow this 17" is so sweet!! No dead/stuck pixels (just checked right now)! It does seem a bit more snappier than usual and I need to play around with it more to see the speed increase differential better but its sweet nonetheless!!


    One thing to note is that its a bit thicker than the previous generation 17"!

    But I am one happy camper!! :D

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  2. sth macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats!

    Can you tell us what the i7 model is like in terms of heat and noise? (e.g. when running geekbench or any cpu-heavy application)
     
  3. nconnella macrumors regular

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    Congrats. But one question. It says online the 17" is only available in a 2.53ghz. How did you get a 2.66ghz?
     
  4. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    So far (running on battery) its very quiet and cool. Its showing 6 hour battery and the battery meter looks to be 70% full.

    I just got done eating and starting on the process of putting my intel ssd in this sucker! :D
     
  5. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    2.66 is available...its not the standard config but you can buy it
     
  6. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'll put up some geekbench scores a little bit later (althought it will be with an intel SSD). :D
     
  7. vasuba macrumors member

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    i7 2.66 is optional upgrade for an additional $200 but the performance increase is not justified in the cost.
     
  8. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Another difference I've noticed is that the magsafe is different, its like the one on the macbook air.

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  9. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'm not too sure right now but I'll bet a 2.53ghz i5 vs. a 2.66ghz i7 will make a bigger difference (not due to the clock speed really but the chipset) than it did with the core 2 duo models.
     
  10. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    Same design for a recent whitebook. I guess they are all like this these days.

    PS Congrats. And nice on the noise, or lack thereof.
     
  11. sth macrumors 6502a

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    The i7 is clocked a bit higher and has 1mb more cache. They are based on the same chip, though.

    Don't worry, the i7 is still the fastest. ;)
     
  12. jpefjr macrumors regular

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    Hard to tell from your photos but that's the same silver bezel around the screen as was used on the C2D 17" MBP yes?

    I'm waiting until one of my local stores has a 17" i7 glossy screen available - hopefully that will be tomorrow...you lucky dog getting to play with your new MBP now. :)
     
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  14. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    A bit thicker? Apple still says it's .98 inches thick (same as last gen. 17"). Anyway, congrats!!!:)
     
  15. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Galleria in Houston Texas.
     
  16. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I guess I was getting used to my 15" lol.

    Ironically I sold my 17" originally to move down to the 15" but I moved back up to the 17".

    After a good month of carrying around the 15", the 17" wasnt all so bad. Especially now its equipped with the i7. :D
     
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  18. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks for that. I just changed it. :D
     
  19. KBS756 macrumors 6502a

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    congratz... I just bought one and realized it was antiglare and not glossy ... so gonna get it changed at some point somehow ... heard that they arent stocking the glossy apparently in stores

    anyway awesome that its finally out. Mine benches more then the leaked bench on geekbench
     

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