Ordered a MegaBook Pro!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pyromaniaque, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. pyromaniaque macrumors 6502

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    At first I was going to buy someone else's 15" MBP from this forum for about 1900. (2.53GHz). But recently, I made a long winding decision to tap into my savings, and since bought of my parents found jobs within the month and don't need me to "provide". Funny thing is I'm 15, and at one point, I was the only one in the house "with money left". After being drained of nearly 7K of life savings, I decided to treat myself. Times are getting better and my parents will soon be really productive as they once were.... Well, now I'm done with my rant...

    Yup, it's expensive, but I just bought (within the hour) a 17" Macbook Pro. 2.93GHz.
    I also selected for Final Cut Pro and Aperture to be preloaded.

    In addition to this, I bought this on newegg:

    (64gb ssd. Didn't need anything too fancy, since most of my stuff is going to be on an external drive)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820609332

    Since it's relatively inexpensive, I'm getting 8gb of ram..

    I need a case...

    Although I do have a question, will I be able to port FCP, Ature, and preloaded apps to the SSD?

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    Going to be a director some day, why not live the act. :p
     
  2. zorahk macrumors 6502

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    How did you even have all that money saved up in the first place?

    And you shouldn't have let your parents take your money...
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Good onya' OP enjoy your new MBP. Must feel pretty good to buy it yourself outright! It's also pretty cool that you helped your parents out as well.....:cool:
     
  4. pyromaniaque thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Because my parents had 100K+ jobs. Inheritance from Grandpa mark.
     
  5. chuckcalo macrumors regular

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    Good choice although I think 4GB is plenty enough for a laptop, but for each their own. I'm curious, what's the total you spent on this? Remember to post pics of it too. Good luck.
     
  6. pyromaniaque thread starter macrumors 6502

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    oh. i shall... reminds me...I still need to get a cheap 100 cam from bestbuy
     
  7. dollystereo macrumors 6502a

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    baaa, another stupid teen post.... (with $5000)
    Sorry

    PD: You should have got a MP and a MB
     
  8. pyromaniaque thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually, no.
    $3,955.79 for the MBP.
     
  9. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    Yeah! The OP should have kept the money, nevermind the mortgage/food/bills....
     
  10. jeremybuff macrumors regular

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    This is a pretty lame comment.
     
  11. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    That's sweet that you helped your parents out. Good for you. Glad things are turning around. I'm not the biggest fan of the SSD you chose though. You should consider canceling that. Do a google search for JMicron ssd issues or stutter and you'll understand why I'm suggesting that.
     
  12. LED macrumors member

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    +1 on the JMicron drive.

    Just read this
     
  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Congratulations on the purchase and don't listen to selfish people from North Korea.
     
  14. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    Congratulations on your purchase. If you hadn't already planned on it, I would suggest buying a neoprene sleeve for your new computer. I would also recommend that you call this sleeve "Sleevie Wonder," because that makes me laugh.
     
  15. kage207 macrumors 6502a

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    Um, I don't think Final Cut Studio will transfer over to your new SSD.
     
  16. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    That is too awesome. I love it! :D
     
  17. pyromaniaque thread starter macrumors 6502

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    mKay! Thanks. I'll cancel
     
  18. FieryFurnace macrumors 6502

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    You can make an exact copy of your HDD to the SSD with CarbonCopyCloner.
    That's what I did. :)
     
  19. ZebraineZ macrumors 6502

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    I'm like 13 though, I always let my mom use my bday money for the rent :) and in return I get pretty much anything I want but I don't really want anything but my macbook and iphone, and with these 2 I am pretty much set for college and what not, since my father will provide for me. Anyways gratz on your macbook pro! But where does a 15 yr old get 7k$...and why buy SO much RAM? :confused: everyone is rich on these forums. :(
     
  20. pyromaniaque thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My parents dumped money into me since I was 0 years old. ;)
     
  21. ZebraineZ macrumors 6502

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    So they're using you as a savings bank? I wish ma parents were like that....xP neighbors internetftw.
     
  22. tcmacintosh macrumors regular

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    Just another kid lying about what they have. And even if you do have it, what does a 15 year old need that kind of power for? why not save a bit of money and give it to a charity. Do you know how many people in this world are suffering
     
  23. pyromaniaque thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What's the need to lie, if even pictures are going to be put up?? Gonna do a review and everything. I wouldn't be getting anything out of it.

    Although not exactly satisfied with the GPU, I do quite a bit of gaming.

    Secondly, I do A LOT of graphics. I can show you my portofolio.

    At my high school, my course of study (I'll explain what that is, if you want) is directing and photography.

    I intend to keep this laptop for my remaining three years of high school, even if it becomes outdated.

    I have to consistently do "insane" amounts of video encoding/editing for school.

    Over the summer, I go to several camps and do graphics. Yup, as nerdy as this may seem..

    THAT's why I "need" that power.

    So please, let's not be ignorant and presumptuous.
     
  24. pyromaniaque thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Because I'm not rich? I just have savings. If you threw me out in the real world, honestly, I probably wouldn't last long.
     
  25. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    Good on ya! Congrats on the purchase. It seems well deserved. And good luck with your course of study.

    PS - I like how you handle those less-than-supportive people in this thread. Don't let them get to you. They're just jaded with the amount of people that do lie in these forums.
     

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