Just took the plunge for Penryn+Multitouch

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hojoon0724, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. hojoon0724 macrumors regular

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    I can't believe I did this

    Moving from Powerbook G4 is just awesome.

    Now, if I can get all the stuff I had on PB to MBP.... It's taking forever!!!
     
  2. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Oh lord, you HAVE waited long enough. I never used a PowerBook, but I had a Mac Mini G4. Nothing like two processing cores and a bus about twice as fast to make you feel better.

    From what I read tonight, I think my target for a new notebook is when USB 3.0 devices start hitting the market in the next 3 years. Maybe by then SSDs won't cost an extra $1000. :)
     
  4. pionata macrumors 6502

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    Im upgrading from a mac mini 1.42ghz with 512 megs of ram to the 15" MBP with 4 gigs of ram.

    8 times more ram!
    Who knows how much faster (Im guessing near 6 times faster of a processor, perhaps more)?!

    Still, I liked that mini, it was a cute little machine to go with the 23" acd.
     
  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I hope they keep something like that around for a while because even though I sold mine, at some point I'd love another one to work as something like a music/print server. I knew someone who wanted a Mac, and I wasn't really using it.

    I put 2GB in here (came with 1) and I don't even think it tops out all of it. Someone must tell me how you can literally utilize even 2GB of RAM. Maybe I need to compile something with iMovie, but I think my processor bottlenecks first.
     
  6. porterboy macrumors newbie

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    Hardware defect in new MBP penryn

    Hi Guys,
    this is my first post. i bought a mbp penryn (2.4gh) last thursday night.
    today, friday, i started to configure things and then i realized that the laptop doesnt close well. the left side of the screen is more lifted than the right side?
    i mean i just opened it today...its about 2-3 mm ajarred compared to the right side.

    will i get an exchange without having to pay restocking fee?
     
  7. pionata macrumors 6502

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    When working with music samples, like sampled instruments, you can fill up the ram quite fast. The best piano sample sound I tried for example is around 4 gigs and loads up over 512 megs of ram. Imagine now loading an entire orchestra, where each instruments take about 1/6th in ram what they take in hd space (and each instrument is between 700 megs and 2 gigs).

    And they do not tax the processor too much, as you can limit the number of "voices" that are played simultaneously.
     
  8. wolfattack macrumors member

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    From what i understand, they all do that, none of them close all the way like the macbooks do.
     

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