Just got my MacBook Pro and....

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by GhostFace, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. GhostFace macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2005
    I just got my MacBook Pro and all i have to say is WOW. This thing is so fast i had no idea! I was using a PowerBook 1.67/1gig ram/100gig hard drive. My MacBook Pro makes the PowerBook seem like relic. If you are on the fence about getting a MacBook or MacBook Pro, get off the fence and get one! I just wanted to add my 2c.
  2. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2006

    I really like my 15" MBP as well, even though I'm waiting for my replacement to arrive (yes, sometimes things break...but Apple has been awesome about getting the machine replaced, so I can't complain). I would recommend getting one, to anyone who is considering one, as well.
  3. bdallas9 macrumors newbie


    May 11, 2006

    I agree. Got a 2.16 with 2gb of RAM and the 7200 drive, it screams. I am upgrading from an old 17" PB 1ghz. Screen is brighter, battery is better and overall a super nice machine.

    However, it does run a little warmer then my PB but "it is what it is". The Intel chips run hotter then the PowerPC's.

    Good luck with yours.:)
  4. Josias macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006
    Congrats! I think my MB is smokin' fast too. I would have gone for an MBP (larger screen, better graphics and cooler design), but I only had 1800 bucks, so I went for a MB. Good luck with your pwner MBP:cool: :D
  5. Collin973 macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2006
    I'm glad to hear people are still impressed with these cuz I sure am. I'm waiting alittle while longer before i get my MPB while I save up some more money. I've been looking forward to getting mine since they released them. It's an extremely impressive machines. One that is worth waiting for. Glad to hear you love it!!

  6. jaxstate macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2006
    Mine hasn't arrived yet:( , but i'm glad to see someone post how awesome their machine is. I'm upgrading from a iMac G4 800Mhz, so I know I'm in for a treat.
  7. benthewraith macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL

    I got mine last week, and I haven't been plagued with any of the heat issues others have complained of. I mean it does get a little warm (it's a computer with a very powerful processor), but it doesn't get uber-hot.
  8. celebrian23 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    Under the sun
    Getting mine monday- can't wait! I'm currently on a very slow PC so I'm sure I'll be blown away! :p
  9. Temujin macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2005
  10. GhostFace thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2005
    You know, really didnt listen for the whine, I have been playing my itunes so if it has a whine I would not care due to my love of music. The heat seems to be the same as my PowerBook, so a non issue for me as well.
  11. jaydub macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006
    Congrats! I have had mine for a little over a week now and I'm loving it. I've had no heat issues, no whine, and I couldn't be happier. :)
  12. jhipolito macrumors member

    May 16, 2005
    I changed my order...
    I cancelled it online, and will instead be picking mine up tomorrow! (yay)
  13. elbirth macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2006
    North Carolina, US
    I love my 15" MacBook Pro as well.
    Just wanted to chime in here and mention that I've been using it since mid-February (I was a very early preorder and this was my first Mac) and I had begun to get complacent with it... I just got so accustomed to it working so quickly and easily, that I wasn't appreciating it anymore.

    I know this now because I sent it in yesterday for repair (loads of issues... ugh, revision A....) and I'm now using my IBM T42 laptop... WOW. For one thing, I feel so encumbered by Windows since I've gotten so used to being able to do virtually everything from they keyboard. Plus, my apps just work so much better on the Mac! Firefox in particular... for work I have 3-4 Firefox windows open, each with 4+ tabs. In Windows, I feel myself waiting around for Firefox to do something, but on the Mac, Firefox flew!
  14. jhipolito macrumors member

    May 16, 2005
    When I use my PC, I miss my Mac terribly! :)
    I understand..
    OH, and HELLO from NC! I'll be in Durham tomorrow to get my MBP 17" :)
  15. Xander562 macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
    This is really good to hear, i'm going to be buying a MBP in the summer.
  16. GhostFace thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2005
    Since everything is new to me with the MacBook Pro, I didnt know i could use the remote to change songs in iTunes while I was surfing the web or writing in word.
  17. RainForRent macrumors 6502


    May 31, 2006
    Greenville, SC
    I love my MBP too.
    I upgraded from a G3 900 iBook!
    This thing is blazing (speed and temperature!).
    Glad to see some other people who aren't just complaining about theirs.
  18. FragTek macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2006
    Fredericksburg, VA
    I completely feel the same way about mine... totally the best thing thats ever happened to the computer world :D This laptop will never leave my side, thats how much I love the damn thing.

    Anyone interested in getting one should just DO IT! You won't be dissapointed, trust me when I tell ya.
  19. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6

    I can relate to your impression of the MacBook Pro. I just got mine a little over a week ago, and I love it. I bought it to replace my 12" 1.33GHz iBook G4, and this thing has not ceased stopped to impress me. :D
  20. Nar1117 macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2006
    Now im just curious, but how does one keep track of the front row remote? It seems like such a small thing would find its way into lostdom very easily.
  21. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6

    I simply make sure that I keep it at the same place- if I am not using it, then I store it at a set location.
  22. milozauckerman macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2005
    MB/MBP - core disabling for temp management

    hit reply rather than new topic, oops
  23. h0e0h macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2004
    West Monroe, Louisiana
    can't wait till tuesday, i hope that i can post good reports w/ my 17" MBP
  24. wxboss macrumors member


    May 13, 2006
    Jax, FL
    Ghostface, I'm jealous :) ! The MBPs are awesome machines!

    I have the base, 1.83 MB, but it's still a fast machine (those Core Duos really impress me)! I love pulling up the Acitivity Monitor and seeing two graphs for the CPU.

    If I had some more cash, I would have gone for the MBP. I'm glad you enjoy it :D
  25. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream

    Now if I can just get Vista to peacefully coexist with OS X... :)

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