My MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MyLittleRiley, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. MyLittleRiley macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2007
    Thank you to everyone on your recommendations last month! I bought my first MacBook and have using it for 3 weeks now and love it! I was worried about the change from PC to Mac, the Mac is so easy to use! This machine is FAST! My husband sits next to me complaining about how long it takes to get on the internet from his laptop, and I am here surfing the net. So far, my husband has talked about getting a MacBook (in black) and a iMac. He will need to choose one!

    I was worried about the heat problem, but I have not had that problem at all. I guess because my HP ran so hot, I do not even notice much heat coming from the MacBook.

    The only complaints would be the speakers are pretty bad, luckily I do not listen to many things with the Mac. I also found the battery life to be pretty short, but the battery magnet connector is so nice!

    Thank you so much! I really love this machine!
  2. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2006
    Congrats on your new Mac! You'll learn to love all those "little things" that OS X brings to your computer.
  3. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Congratulations! Mac owners like to complain about heat, but it's a problem with today's fast laptops in general. SOME other brands feel less hot simply because they are so thick and massive.

    Thin and compact also means small speakers! Some cheap external speakers could sound great, or for cheap/good headphones I recommend Sennheiser PX100s.
  4. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    Congratulations on your MacBook! :)

    I've also recently got mine for my birthday and it is cool! Yes, the speakers are pretty quite, but I listen to music on my big speakers in the living room via AirTunes, so its not a huge problem.

    Oh, by the way, I dont know why your husband's PC is so slow in the internet, I believe you are using the same connection? Then it doesnt matter if you have a Core2Duo or a 700 mhz Celeron - the 'net speed should be the same :confused:
  5. The Stig macrumors 6502a

    The Stig

    Nov 4, 2006
    On the track
    My macbook has never really let me down yet.

    Why can't women be more like macbooks...


    The Stig
  6. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN

    Pick one, why not let him get both:D

    Glad your enjoying your MacBook
  7. Neptunian macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2006
  8. TonySwartz macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2004
    Try turning your screen brightness down when you're on battery. I get 5 hours with no WiFi and the screen brightness down fairly low on the MacBook.
  9. sunsnewmac macrumors 6502


    Mar 3, 2007
    yeah the speakers might not be good enough for listening to tunes but as soon as headphones or external speakers are set up the MB sound is great.
    and actually the built-ins are great for when for streaming talk radio, which I do like to do on occasion. the quality of the AM radio stream I get is pretty low to begin with and it actually seems to sound better on the mac :cool:

    so anyway congrats on your mac, i bet you are wondering how you ever lived without it, as i feel about my new MB:)
  10. eddiejclayton macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2007
    Congrats on your new Macbook!! I just took delivery of mine yesterday and I'm loving it so far!
  11. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    Congrats on a great purchase! Lovely machine, isn't it? :p
    Someone else already mentioned it, but it really helps to dim the screen settings (F1) if you'd rather the battery life over screen brightness.

    Another tip is to turn off Bluetooth as that sucks battery, as well and Airport if you don't need the wifi.

    You can toy around with System Preferences> Energy Saver to try to increase your battery life.

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