New Macbook and MBP Orders - Post and share your excitement!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jlevi, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. jlevi macrumors member

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    Who ordered them / what specs did you go with?

    Just put in my order for my very first :apple:!!!

    MBP 15" (top model)
    4GB RAM
    2.8Ghz
    250gb 7200 RPM HD (saved me $50!)
    Apple Remote
    VGA adapter
    Pixma printer
    Neoprine Sleeve
    Apple Care
    CS4 Web Edition
    Office 2008

    Arriving between the 20th and the 24th :p

    Who else stayed home today to order this? ;)
     
  2. soccerplayaatl macrumors member

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    Congrats! How much did that package run you with CS4, etc? Its funny that opting for the faster harddrive saved you some money. I guess you ordered in the few minutes that the store was up because it seems like its back down on my end
     
  3. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    The only people who should be paying Apple for extra RAM are people who don't know how to use a screwdriver.
     
  4. martinmartin macrumors 6502

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    It looks like they have packaged the additional ram with the better processors...

    The site is down now, so we can't see the BTO options.

    Also, do we know how easy (or difficult) it will be to replace the RAM in the new computers??
     
  5. soccerplayaatl macrumors member

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    The top of the line 15" MBP comes with 4GB standard I believe.
     
  6. dabills80 macrumors member

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    pwnd
     
  7. Decrepit macrumors 65816

    Decrepit

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    I'm waiting for 10.6 snow-leopard.

    When that comes out, we'll see what hardware refreshes are done, and I'll jump in.

    No reason for me to buy now, and then pay to go to 10.6 when I don't *need* anything as my G4 Mini is still awesome.

    But if no new Mini comes out for the 10.6 release, I will end up with a MB.
     
  8. goodwill macrumors regular

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    not only that, but pwnd by a noob. dabills80 ftw!
     
  9. quidire macrumors 6502

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    Just placed my order for a full-spec MBP w/ SSD! :D This will be my sixth Mac since I switched... in 2004...

    They say that recognizing that you have a problem is the first step...
     
  10. kovy17 macrumors member

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    Ordered a macbook 1299. Its annoying how it says 1-3 days but arriving 16-22 of october. On my order form it says backlit keyboard for the 1299 laptop i thought it only is on the highest end macbook. I REALLLLLLY hope it comes by saturday. Will the old neoprene sleeve fit the new macbook
     
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  12. dabills80 macrumors member

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    just ordered a basic macbook pro, should be here around monday
     
  13. jlevi thread starter macrumors member

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    Congrats everyone :)

    Yeah, I just don't want to tinker with it, and I wanted the 2.8GHZ, so the 4gig comes with... though I'm realizing I definitely don't need ONE nVidia Gforce for my silly photoshop jobs, much less TWO... I better get into gaming or something (haven't played video games in years!) or maybe some video editing, otherwise I will feel wasteful.

    I am so, so, so excited - perhaps more excited than when I bought my last BMW. Is that sad or what?

    My business partner bought the same computer and the lady on the phone said they like to over-estimate their ETA's... so who knows, they could ship sooner ;)
     
  14. ladytonya macrumors 6502a

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    I still can't figure out what to buy! Of course, I can't order it until my husband's financial aid refund comes. His online classes started on September 18 and we STILL don't have that refund! Actually it's probaly a good thing because I would have already made my purchase. Now I get to play with shiny new toy, fun fun! I am so intrigued by the touchpad, I can't wait!
     
  15. Eder6301 macrumors member

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    just purchased the second option MBP and with the ADC discount i saved almost 500 dollars checkout was like 2100 :eek:
     
  16. xnitrorider62x macrumors newbie

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    Yeah! I ordered a low-end MBP and plan on upgrading my RAM myself later. I hope my MBP hurries up and reaches me before the lost weekend. :eek:
     
  17. Banacek macrumors 6502

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    No order yet, most likely going to go with an older MBP.
     
  18. jlevi thread starter macrumors member

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    People are reporting that their MB's have shipped already - I guess the MBP is taking a little bit longer
     
  19. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    dude its DDR3 not ddr2.. and apple has a really good price for it now.
     
  20. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Good price because DDR3 is expensive everywhere now. Students do get a cheaper upgrade option though. $135 to go from 2-4GB.
     
  21. philamac macrumors regular

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  22. budkid macrumors regular

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    I ordered my first Macbook online this morning at 7am PST! I hope it ships out soon.
     
  23. redmeister macrumors 6502

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    i am jealous of all you excited people. still waiting for the 17inch. hopefully not axed
     
  24. clownie macrumors member

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    MB arrived today!

    I ordered a standard 2.4Ghz MB. It shipped yesterday and arrived today. With the educational discount the 2.4 was only $160 more than a special order 2.0 w 250 HD... It did a quick software update and is working nicely. had to rebuild my lawnmower carb today, so really didn't get to play much yet...
     
  25. budkid macrumors regular

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    Do you live in California? You got it pretty fast!
     

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