MBP just arrived what should I do?

L`-

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Jul 6, 2007
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Hey everyone, after a week long wait my MBP finally arrived in a wet Fed-ex box yet the MBP box was completely dry. Fed-ex said if there are any problems with the comp they are willing to take full responsibility. (awesome)

Anyways, now for the fun part, yet I'm a recent switcher and I have no clue what to really do after I turn it on.

What tests do you guys recommend or programs to see if my MBP can join the "perfect club". Like should I do a fresh install of OS X? (I heard it only saves around 4 GB of space) Should I hook it up to the adapter right away or just let it run off the battery? Should I calibrate it and how do I check battery info.

I know thats a lot of questions so, any help will be appreciated.
 

Gandhi

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Jun 27, 2007
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Download iStat Pro widget for temp readings. Download a dead pixel check app for Macs. Google for both of these.

AS for what else to do? Just enjoy :D You can safely delete MS Office Trial, iWork Trial, and Aperture Trial to free up some HDD space. Though I personally recommend you try those programs out first before delete them just to see how you like them.

But beyond that - you have left the Windows world behind - but it will take a while for you to leave behind the bad habits you picked up over the years of using Windows. There is seriously nothing more that needs to be done on a Mac to make it run smoothly.
 

thesdx

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Jul 12, 2007
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Should I hook it up to the adapter right away or just let it run off the battery? Should I calibrate it and how do I check battery info.
Just do whatever you want. There are some myths that you have to give it a full charge, then run down the battery before you plug it in. Most of these are false.

As for OS X, just keep the default installation. If you don't want Micro$lop Office or iWork, just uninstall them. There's really no need to do a fresh install.

Enjoy a Wind0ze-free life. :cool:
 

L`-

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Jul 6, 2007
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Awesome I just turned it on and everything seems perfect. I have a samsung screen yet I turned up the brightness to max and there is no yellow tint thank God.

Just one question is there a reason why it auto-dims or thats just how it is.:cool:
 

overcast

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Jun 27, 2007
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Awesome I just turned it on and everything seems perfect. I have a samsung screen yet I turned up the brightness to max and there is no yellow tint thank God.

Just one question is there a reason why it auto-dims or thats just how it is.:cool:
Ambient light sensor, you can disable it I believe.
 

Sdao

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Jul 12, 2007
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Awesome I just turned it on and everything seems perfect. I have a samsung screen yet I turned up the brightness to max and there is no yellow tint thank God.

Just one question is there a reason why it auto-dims or thats just how it is.:cool:
It senses the light in your environment and adjusts it to maximize performance/energy. Neat.

Congrats, its a hell of a computer.
 

L`-

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Jul 6, 2007
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I'm looking at the color profile right now and is it normal to have a serial number of all zeros?

And also whats a good way to check if the screen is yellow, like if I go to an extreme degree the grey's turn kinda into a yellowish color yet the whites stay the same throughout the whole screen.

Is there also a reason why iCal says July 17 yet today is the 16 and it only changes to the 16th on the icon when I click on it. But when I quit iCal it reverts back to the 17th.
 

queshy

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Apr 2, 2005
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I'm looking at the color profile right now and is it normal to have a serial number of all zeros?

And also whats a good way to check if the screen is yellow, like if I go to an extreme degree the grey's turn kinda into a yellowish color yet the whites stay the same throughout the whole screen.

Is there also a reason why iCal says July 17 yet today is the 16 and it only changes to the 16th on the icon when I click on it. But when I quit iCal it reverts back to the 17th.
It does that too on my iMac (the iCal thing). Don't worry, it's not a defect haha.

I hear it's normal to have a yellowish tint on an extreme angle, but that's just supposedly the nature of LEDs. unless the super wide angle is important I wouldn't worry...
If when you're looking at it dead on or from an angle less than 45 it looks any bit yellow, it's defective. Seeing as you don't notice any, it seems as if your mbp is perfect!
 

aquajet

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Feb 12, 2005
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There are some myths that you have to give it a full charge, then run down the battery before you plug it in. Most of these are false.
It's called battery calibration, and the purpose is to ensure the on-screen battery meter is as accurate as possible.