My 13" MBP is on the way! How do I get ready?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by canes960, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. canes960 macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2009
    Hey guys. I finally bit the bullet and said screw Windows, Screw Dell, Screw Microsoft, I want a Apple. So I ordered a 13" MBP and I couldn't be more excited. I am expecting it Wednesday. Do you guys have any tips on getting ready for the arrival? I am very pumped. Any suggestions on accessories? Software? Tips to make the iTunes transfer progress go faster? Thank you guys so much!
  2. Amerabian macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2011

    Be prepared to be blown away! It's a fascinating machine!

    I have some advice for you:
    - Get some sort of cover (something that protects the body).
    I have this and I like it!
    - Get a transparent keyboard cover (VERY IMPORTANT!!) It'll protect the inside of your MBP from dust, cigarette ashes, AND LIQUIDS!
    I have this AND IT SAVED ME $1200 FOR MY MBP! Someone spilled coffee on it at work..
    - Try your best to use the power cord whenever you can, keep the battery health up as much as you can ;)

    - The MBP is a very powerful and very delicate machine, pamper it with love and passion.
  3. BLOCKMONSTER macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2011
  4. MrCheeto macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008

  5. randomrazr macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2011
    my number thing i always say to get is some sort of sleeve.

    i recoemnd the incase neoprene sleve plus. simple sleeve, has a faux fur interior that u can trust to keep ur macbook safe and secure.

    hardshell cases are an option but not necessary. get the sleeve first, ifu think u need a actual case, it will fit with a case.

    like the other post mentioned, a keyboard cover is nice, but not entirely necessary. i use the moshi cleargaurd keyboard cover, best one out there FOR SURE

    other than that, u dont need much else.

    software wise, i like microsot office 2011 over iworks.

    the magic mouse is an option if ur use to mouses like i am

    good luck
  6. thinkinblue613, Aug 21, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2011

    thinkinblue613 macrumors 6502


    Dec 13, 2010
    Planet Earth
    Excellent choice, I have the 13 inch i5. Which model did you get?

    A lot of great suggestions here and I agree with what has been said.

    Here's a little list of my opinion:

    - Hardshell case
    - Sleeve
    - Keyboard cover (I found mine online for one cent.)
    - Lap Pad (Stashed near bedroom/living room)


    I recommend doing your research wisely when purchasing these upgrades.

    - 8GB 1333 Mhz DDR3 RAM
    - External Monitor with a VGA or HDMI cable
    - SSD Hard Drive
    - 500-700GB Hard Drive
    - External Hard Drive (stationary or portable)
    - Extra power adaptors with extended wires
    - Wireless Keyboard
    - Wireless Mouse/Trackpad
    - Anti-Glare (AG) Screen Protector
    - Palm/Trackpad guard

    - iWork
    - Evernote
    - RSS Feeder (I got Reeder)

    I would have added Aperture, Adobe, Final Cut and Logic on the list. However, you've probably already made that decision before purchasing the MBP.
  7. Dominus Mortem macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2011
    Put on a Marvin Gay record, light a mood candle and do some push-ups so you look buff and slightly sweaty. When it comes through the door tell it how beautiful it looks and there's never been anyone else and never will be anyone else but her. It's a her right? Ok, just checking. You're going to need a cover, Trojan makes some good ones, just be careful at first and don't touch her too hard. She might get a little hot after you've been using her for a while but she'll cool down by morning. When you're done it's ok to cuddle. The next day you should go buy her something nice like a Coach cover.
  8. Jrv macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2011
    Long Beach, California

    And don't worry: If she turns out not to be who you thought she was, you can always take her back to the store and get a new one.
  9. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2011
  10. nostylez macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2011

    I highly recommend incase sleeve. It's very high quality and does not scratch the case like some sleeves do with the zippers.

    I don't think a hardshell is essential it's up to you.

    But first thing would be a sleeve.
  11. Ephmreal macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2011
    Yeah... just continue your life as normal....?! :p

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