New Macbook+DSL..Whoa Nelly!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Wie Gehts, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. Wie Gehts macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2007
    My Macbook came today (2Mhz C2D) and the verizon dsl kit. :) :) :)

    This is my first new computer in over 10 years (7600 w/G3-500 & 8600)
    Plus I've been on dial-up all that time too. (Part of me is luddite...what can I say)

    Even though I got the cheapy dsl, its freakin fast. Seems a lot faster than the librarys connection, whatever that is. wooo hoooo.

    So the macbook... I notice the factory seal on the box was cut and a new piece of tape was used. It po'd me because I'm anal with gear. So I called the dealer and she says the boxes are getting opened at the warehouse because they needed to replace the old iLife cd's with the new iLife 08 disks. OK, made sense.

    Then I turn the computer on and the setup assistant comes up and gets to the network part and its set for wireless and it does a scan. So several names show up....vinny, lexi, janine... So now I'm pissed again because I'm again thinking some one else had this computer. So I call the dealer and they give me tech support and the guy tells me that the computer is recieving other peoples wireless connections (I live in a condo complex) DOH!!
    (I really don't no anything about all this stuff) :eek:

    Knock on wood, the fit and finish on this thing seems pretty good and so far I detect no dead pixels. One thing I am curious about is that there are two small screws on each side of the chassis towards the front. I hope they aren't supposed to be holding the plastic to the computer because the plastic has a very very slight bow so you can push it closer in. They must be attached to something else.

    The palm edges are a bit sharp as everyone says. I'm not a typist and I find I keep hitting the caps lock by accident, but I'll get used to it. Very bright screen....combo drive sounds a bit like a tiny window fan....
    loud headphone signal. I likey.

    So far, after an hour or so, I'm very jazzed about this. :D
  2. DMC-12 macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Congratulations! I hope everything is smooth sailing with you and your new MacBook!
  3. Wie Gehts thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2007
  4. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    2 Mhz, kinda slow, I think you mean 2 Ghz, but either way, nice buy.
    those screws always made me wonder what they did, it's not like they're connected to much. but you'll love your MB indefinitely.
  5. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2007
    Hahaha.. I had fun reading your little story. rofl when you mentioned that you saw a lot of names in the start up... I thought those were different accounts but then those were wireless connections.

    Congrats though! :D
  6. timestoby macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2007
    north devon,uk
    ur story was funny.ten years is a long time to not have a new pc.hope you enjoy
  7. VOGUEx macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2007
    aww congrats!!! must be crazy not owning a computer for so long..i got my macbook a couple of days ago, it's real fun! except of kourse i got stuck with a dead pixel so you're very lucky!!
  8. Wie Gehts thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2007
    Oops, yeah Ghz...

    Thanks for your congrats, guys. :)

    Yeah, ten years is a long time between systems. I'm looking to record music on this thing...I'm psyched :)

    uh oh, I did something to confuse safari and I got the spinning ball and force quit..

    That's it, I'm sending it back ;)

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