Just got my new mbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ayepod, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. ayepod macrumors newbie

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    hi, it's first message here so hello all. I've just received my new macbook pro and have been playing with it for the last while. I am a convert from pc so have been learning the ropes this morning and have a couple of questions.

    I would like to know if i have the multitouch feature on my trackpad. I have no images on it so the library is empty just now so how can i test this out?

    I should mention that i bought it from the apple refurbished section. I don't have connection to the net on it yet but will do later.

    Another question, I got a disk with it labelled iLife 08 CPU drop in dvd. Is there any point opening this? I ask because when i loaded it up there is iTunes, iLife, garageband etc already installed.

    Many thanks and i hope to be a regular contributor to this community.
    Alistair
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    To test the multi-touch just click on the desktop and do the pinch-thingy. The icon(s) up there should become bigger or smaller.

    I don't think that you have to put in the iLife CD when the apps are already installed. It's just for restoring them in case you deleted them.
     
  3. ibizarocks macrumors regular

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    that will be the newest version of ilife so yes I would load it on

    as for the trackpad, try looking at some text and using the pinch gesture to zoom in and out of the text. other than that all I can say is go on the net and try out the 3 finger swipe when you get connected.


    to be honest though if it is a refurb it is probably going to be merom in which case no trackpad features
     
  4. ayepod thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes it seems as though it's the old model. I think i will return it and get the latest one :mad:
     
  5. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    maybe wrong but would there be any re-furb penryn's about yet as they have only just been released
    maybe thats why you got earlier re-furb
     
  6. ibizarocks macrumors regular

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    it will be a good few months before u see refurb penryns. maybe by june'ish??
     
  7. ayepod thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so do you think it's worth exchanging it for the new model? What will i be getting? Obviously i can see there is a larger HD and the multitouch but anything else? I'm not sure if it's worth the hassle and i would have to drop a further £200 or so...
     
  8. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    If it's the latest one just before the release of penryn then id say no
     
  9. ayepod thread starter macrumors newbie

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    spoke to someone on the online chat system at apple and they pretty much said the same thing. So looks like i'll make do without multi-touch.

    Think that's ok?
     
  10. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a

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    IMHO it's ok. The Multi-Touch is indeed a cool feature but a trackpad won't ever be as good as nice bluetooth mouse. I use one all the time :D
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I have never used multitouch on mine.

    As with determining whether you have it, just look at your keyboard: Does it have a num-lock key on F6? *Along with corresponding number keys on N,M,J,K,L, etc. If it does, you have older Merom machine (w/o multitouch), if you have like brightness adjusters on F1/F2, then you have the new one.
     
  12. tip macrumors 6502

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    Display brightness was F1/F2 on the older MBP as well.
     
  13. ayepod thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm, interesting :rolleyes:. I have a few days to decide anyway, cheers
     

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