Just ordered a refurbished macbook

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  1. snowboarder943 macrumors regular

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    Well there you have it!! Just ordered a refurbished white macbook off the apple store!!! Should be here friday or saturday!!!!! I am sooo excited!! It's my first mac ever. (aside to using barely in school) Any "new mac user" information/tips and tricks or essential applications!! Thankss :apple::apple:
     
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  4. snowboarder943 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah the 2.0Ghz with 2gb ram and so on. Thanks everyone for the congrats!! I can't wait!! Oh and I'll be definitely sure to check out those links. Thanks for those! :apple:
     
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    Congrats, you got a great bargain.
     
  6. snowboarder943 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! Now this should be able to run IMovie 09' and so on smoothly right? I'm definitely doing an unboxing video haha.
     
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    iMovie 09 should run smoothly.
     
  8. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...I got the same machine a couple weeks ago but was waiting on my 4GB RAM and Scorpio Blue HDD to get here before really playing around with it.... they arrived today... now for the install...
     
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    How much did it cost for the 4GB RAM and the Scorpio Blue HDD? Would you recommend the Scorpio Blue hard drive, since I will be doing that eventually.
     
  11. Tawmu macrumors newbie

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    Nice one! I got the same machine about a month ago from the refurb store, brilliant little thing. Everything runs well including iMovie :p
     
  12. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...I ordered the 320 HDD for $60 w/ coupon and 4GB of crucial 800 mhz RAM = both from www.newegg.com and my shipped total was $115 - you'd get it a little less as I usually have to pay all shipping costs to my USN FPO address via USPS...
     
  13. snowboarder943 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nice! I be definitely upgrading the hard drive and Ram later on in the future. Quick question-Does anyone recommend getting a Speck or Incase hard cover for it? Or the Moshi clearguard keyboard protector and palm rest, touch pad protector? Thanks!!!
     
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    I'm a fan of the incases. The texture is nice, although speck now has the satins. Remember the case will make your MB a little bit bigger so you may need a custom sleeve, depending on which manufacturer you go with there. When you make your accessory decision, hunt around for deals - it seems like somebody is always having a sale on the hard cases.
     
  15. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    I got the speck blue case for my whitebook since it was 50% off for only $19... some one who bought it had to return it since it wouldn't fit their uMB...RIF...

    ...now I don't have to worry about either item getting scratched up... surgery this weekend:D
     
  16. snowboarder943 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So would you recommend getting a Speck hard shell case or an Incase hard shell case?
     
  17. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...I've never seen the incase case, our base PX doesn't sell them... I got the speck due to price and probably wouldn't have gotten it if it wasn't on discount...

    I had a nice neoprene sleeve already and a US Luggage leather carryon laptop case.
     
  18. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Congratulations and welcome to Macintosh. Here are a few good resources:

    Apple - Support - Switch 101

    Apple - Support - Mac 101

    TUAW - Mac 101
     

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