Just ordered my first Mac laptop. :)

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  1. Jeremy Gray macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone,
    I come here a lot and read the forums, but I think this is my first post, or maybe second, dunno. Regardless, I just ordered a 17" MacBook Pro with high-resolution matte display, an 8GB red iPod Nano, and a bag for my new baby. I went with the standard hard drive and everything, just upped the screen resolution. It'll go nicely with my 2.66 Mac Pro with 3gb of ram. Oh, and I ordered a wireless Mighty Mouse (that will work fine with the laptop right?).

    Ahh, it should be here next week, I'm so excited. I've never had a laptop before, it should be nice for school and travel. I've been saving up for a long time for this everyone, I'm so freakin' excited.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    A MacBook Pro with a Mac Pro. Nice setup there mate. Be sure to post photos for us. :)
     
  3. Jeremy Gray thread starter macrumors regular

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    Once I clean my desk area next week and get the MBP set up I'll show it off for sure. I've worked hard for the money for all of this, so I won't mind showing it off. :)
     
  4. ghettochild macrumors regular

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    I think it's an incredibly dumb combination. Why purchase a (large) desktop replacement laptop when you already have a powerful desktop machine?
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well, we don't know what they're being used for, do we. I know I wouldn't need that much power, but others might.
     
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    The 17" is no more powerful than the 15"
     
  7. chasemac macrumors 6502a

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    Your gonna have one hellofa setup! Congrats! Nows you just need that iPhone to bring it all together.:)
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    True, but apparently it has a bigger screen.
     
  9. Jeremy Gray thread starter macrumors regular

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    Gee, sorry I can't lug my Mac Pro around with me wherever I go. A 17" laptop isn't really that big, and if it is, I'll just exchange it for a 15", not that big of a deal really. I wanted to give the high-res screen a chance.

    I'll be at the nearest AT&T store on the 29th at 6pm. I'm gonna use a check I won in a contest at school to pay for all of that. Hooray for contests.

    I use my Mac Pro mostly for large RAW file editing in Aperture (which shockingly does in fact make it chug sometimes, and I have 3gb of ram in this beast.)

    And not having a laptop is really starting to become taxing on my shooting, especially for long trips.
     
  10. ghettochild macrumors regular

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    Wow, showing it off, huh? You're my hero. Good night and good luck.
     
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    What programs do you plan to run on it or them?
     
  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I think ghettochild's jealous. There there ghettochild. :)

    Since you can afford it, I reckon you did the right thing. As great as the 15" is, I reckon you'll appreciate the bigger 17" screen.
     
  13. Jeremy Gray thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I hope I like the 17" one. The only thing I'm worried about it is it being too big to really get the portability aspect out of it ya know? But I reckon it'll be okay. And if it's not, I'll just trade it for a 15.4" and get some money put back on the credit card, so it's a win-win really.
     
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    lucky

    hmmmmm now if only i had that kind of money:(
     
  15. Jeremy Gray thread starter macrumors regular

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    I canceled the 17"...

    Okay, so I decided the 17" was in fact too big to take with me every day or so, so I decided to cancel the 17 and go with the 2.4 15" one. I hope I don't get the yellow tint issue.
     
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    Sweet. It sounds awesome with your Mac Pro!

    I'll be ordering a white MacBook in about two weeks. I can't wait.

    Be sure to posts pictures of both Macs working together!
     
  17. Daiden macrumors 6502a

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    Macbook Pros are really awesome machines. You'll enjoy owning a laptop (especially if it's your first), trust me. :)
     
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    Haha! After all that. I hope you enjoy the 15" MacBook Pro. :)
     
  20. Big D Skins macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a new SR 2.4 Ghz MBP and it is Freaking AWESOME!!! It is my first mac by the way!!! I can not think of a better way to use OSX and have the wonderful portablity that the MBP provides. You will not regret the 15 in screen.
    This 15 in MBP is the same width and depth of my old Toshiba 14.1 screen Windows machine and the MBP is about 3/8 in thinner!!! I can not belive all the work that Apple did to get this machine to be as small and light weight as they did.
    I don't know why people think they should do a case redesign because this one seems to be perfect!! I love the aluminum and it feels sturdy and like it has substance.
    Congradulations man on your computers! Now put them to good use :)
     
  21. Jeremy Gray thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just kidding guys, I ended up canceling the 15 and going back to the 17.

    I took some paper and lined up how big of a footprint the 17 would be compared to the 15, and the difference wasn't THAT much really. I decided that I might as well go all out for that high-res display that will really shine in Leopard.

    I'm a sucker for big stuff.
     
  22. Willis macrumors 68020

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    I know what you mean with the Mac Pro 'stalling' sometimes. When I'm in FCP, I noticed it judder now and then... albeit 2GB isnt much for video editing, but they were only small clips... 30mins in timeline total..

    ps. for those wondering, Ram for the MP is coming.. just not urgent :)
     
  23. Jeremy Gray thread starter macrumors regular

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    Even when I was working with iMovie for a little project for English class, it was just stalling a bit. I'm not sure why, maybe I shouldn't leave this behemoth on all the time. HAHA.
     
  24. Willis macrumors 68020

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    yeah, I think the problem is with the OS and programs. They arent 'fully' optimised for multicore...

    Tiger is optimised to some extent, but hopefully, Leopard will have better integration
     

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