MBP #6 Is here...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Transeau, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. Transeau macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2005
    Alta Loma, CA
    Okay, So #6 is here. Fedex delivered it a day early. I've had it for just over 24 hours now. Here is my take...

    a brief history..

    Bought #1, a 15" Macbook Pro 1.8 the day they were announced. It got bumped to a 2.16 while on order. The whine was so bad that I had it replaced with #2 within 10 days.

    #2 arrived and was pretty quiet, except it was so damn hot. I ended up selling #2 just after the 17" was released.

    Bought #3, a 17" 2.16. It was cool, quiet and very sexy. But the LCD wouldn't stay open unless it was sitting flat on a desk. Yes, I know it's a "portable" but give me a break. Just moving it on the desk would cause it to flop backward or close. It was replaced with #4 just 12 days later.

    #4 was perfect. Cool, Quiet, Sexy, Fast, and Stiff :) (that sounded bad...)
    It was so perfect.. but it ended up being to big. :( I walk with it quite a bit. While it's open and running. (Scanning for wireless interference) The display was great! just too big for what I need... So, #5 was ordered when the C2D was announced.

    #5 Arrived perfect. 15" Glossy 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB - PERFECT! This was my first glossy MBP. Wow - I LOVE IT. End of story! The last notebook I was buy for some time.. OKay - only part right... I didn't buy #6... #6 was a replacement.

    #5 was killed. Well, not completely. Just the firewire ports. My wife's Macbook was in for repair because the firewire port didn't work. When I got it back, I put it into target mode to copy her data back... I plugged it in and I heard a "pop" from the MBP. The MBP froze and the firewire died. :(

    Okay, so now the Macbook is back from repair again.. I haven't tried target mode... kind of scared to :)

    So on to #6...

    #6 has the same specs as #5. 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo, 15" Glossy LCD, 2GB, 160GB hdd, X1600 w/256M. Once again, Quiet, Cool, Sexy, Fast and clean.

    Issues: The lcd was a little off when it was closed.. The much bitched about "gap". A slight "twist" of the LCD while open corrected that nicely. Gap is quite even now.

    Graininess - Huh? I still haven't seen it :) 6 MBP's now - all perfect LCDs.

    Noise? Nope. SuperDrive is a bit louder than before. But it's also faster.

    Only issue I have now it that the battery isn't flush at the edges. It's not much, only 1/2 or 3/4 of a millimeter. Just enough to get your attention. It seems like there is something under it pushing a little.

    Eh - no biggy.

    Bottom line - it's pretty damn perfect.
  2. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816


    Aug 1, 2006
  3. Transeau thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2005
    Alta Loma, CA
    It is. I'm loving it :)
  4. cypark622 macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2006
    im on my 5th and im
    having trouble booting it up in the cold

    --> clicking where i shouldnt be able to be clicking, which is around where the clicker is

    and last but not least

    --> case warping, the least of my worries.

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