Macbook Pro and Cinema Display arrived

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TilJ, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. TilJ macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2007

    I starting checking for any of hte issues that others have reported:

    I used a pixel checker, and both the 30" ACD and the 15.4" LED matte screen are perfect.

    All the keys on the keyboard (including the power button) seem aligned correctly. The trackpad button feels great, not hard and "crunchy" like my powerbook was for the first few weeks I had it (it eventually "broke in" nicely).

    When closed, the screen aligns nicely with the base. Both corners have about the same amount of clearance.

    Now I'm working on calibrating the battery and trying to figure out how to calibrate the display.

    Is there anything else I should be checking for?
  2. PimpDaddy macrumors 6502

    May 9, 2007
    And where did you say the pictures are? ;)
  3. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    London Town
    You know the rules. Pictures, otherwise I don't believe you! ;) :D

  4. TilJ thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2007
    Here's a picture with the Macbook Pro on the stand (the one below it is the Powerbook).

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  5. PimpDaddy macrumors 6502

    May 9, 2007
    Nice setup(although a bit messy ;) ). How come you have the screen so close to you(/your keyboard)?
  6. TilJ thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2007
    Yeah, I haven't cleaned up anything yet after moving the desk to that room. I'll do a better pic when I've cleaned up the paper and cables and such ;)

    The monitor can't go any further back, sadly. The back of the writing desk has about a 3-inch wood riser going around it. I've got the display as far back as it'll go. I'm trying to figure out a way around that, maybe involving removing a piece of that back riser to let the display go back another 2 or 3 inches.
  7. PimpDaddy macrumors 6502

    May 9, 2007
    Good idea. I could imagine that alot of people would feel a display that big would just be waaay too close, if they were to use your setup :)
  8. 4God macrumors 68020


    Apr 5, 2005
    My Mac
  9. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    #9 seems to know what your doing with your new Macs.

    Also I have to say the ACD are amazing, one sexy computer monitor
  10. TilJ thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2007
    4God: The display partly looks huge because it's not a large desk. It's a really neat writing desk, and I've got an antique hardwood and cast iron chair to go with it (which weighs a ton). I love the combination of old and new, kinda like steampunk but without the fantasy aspect.

    PimpDaddy: I tend to sit leaned back in the chair with the keyboard in my lap and my feet up, and for that the display isn't too close. For more normal "office-style" seating it's a pain though. Lots of head swinging to see the screen. WoW gives me a nice simulation of peripheral vision :rolleyes:

    The display is far enough forward that you really can't see the little Bose speakers in the back corners of the desk (the sub is behind the desk, in the corner created by slanted the desk out from the wall. It'd be perfect if I could get it flush with them.
  11. PimpDaddy macrumors 6502

    May 9, 2007
    Yeah, I could imagine :)

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