Just Made the Jump

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by redaxe, May 3, 2009.

  1. redaxe macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    I hope I'll be welcomed to the Pro club now as I just picked up the refurb 2.53 Pro from the Apple store. I have a tingly feeling in the pit of my stomach as this is probably the largest sum of money I have spent in a go. Buyer's guilt I guess. I know it will be completely amazing. Anyways, I just wanted to share my happiness with you! :D She should get here by the end of the week.

    I'm moving up from a May 2007 2.16 Macbook so I'm hoping the performance boost will be formidable. I was wondering what the first things I should do with my Pro should be? I have a great list of programs setup (Perian, Little Snitch, Adium etc.) Any benchmarks I should run? System diagnostics? Any common problems that I should make sure my baby doesn't have? I'd be grateful for any help. I'm also looking forward to installing Windows and taking the 9600GT for a spin (after my pathetic 950GMA, haha).

    It's good to go Pro. :)
     
  2. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

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    Yo 'Gratz
    Let's hope it doesn't have any issues when it arrives... there's nothing that kills the joy of owning a new notebook as much as something like that happening.

    I'll shut up now before I jynx it :rolleyes:

    About checking it for problems... me personally I'd play by ear, if you don't notice any problems, don't look for them. Worst thing to become is a mac hypochondriac (enough of those around on MR as it is) ;)
     
  3. redaxe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah; I'm kinda' hoping that buying refurb will solve the issues of any major problems like screen flicker/dead pixels/poor brightness out of the box. I've heard good things about MacBook Pro refurbs.
     
  4. kdum8 macrumors 6502a

    kdum8

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    welcome to the MBP. :D Enjoy the bigger screen size, expresscard accessories and everything else that comes with it.
     
  5. Little HZ macrumors regular

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    Congrats! You'll love your MBP.

    first thing I did when I got mine was import my iTunes library so I could listen to music while I tweaked everything else! ;)
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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  7. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

    mikes70mustang

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    yah, you get that lil buyers remorse when you see that decent dell are under a K lol. But then u remember that you have OSX and that ur mac wont lock up everyday
     
  8. redaxe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So the baby just came in today, and MY GOD, is she gorgeous and a beast! I app-ed her up with everything I need, and I migrated my music library and files manually. Overall impressions are incredibly positive. :) She's great to look at. Two cons so far:

    -The trackpad is REALLY loud. This shoudn't be too bad since I opt to use an external mouse most of the time, but it really is very loud.
    -It runs really hot. I'm getting 155 degrees on the CPU on average just browsing the web. Anyone know acceptable temperature ranges for a uMBP?

    Overall, I'm incredibly content with this purchase. Refurb is the way to go ladies and gentlemen. :)
     
  9. Ov3rlord Falc0r macrumors regular

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    Very nice! I agree 110% that referb is the way to go IMO. Save a little dough and you get an "almost" new computer with warrenty might I add. :)

    I don't think the track pad is THAT loud. Its not much louder than the left click on my external mouse.
     
  10. redaxe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess it'll grow on me. It's just that my Macbook was totally silent. I do love the extra space and gestures. :)

    One more issue I have is that the hinge seems to be looser than I'd like it to be (not really a problem, but I like to lie back in bed and perch my laptop on my thighs and it sometimes falls over).

    This is such an amazing computer. If I had to pick one striking feature it would be the gorgeous, gorgeous display. It's mind blowingly great. :)
     

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