Ordering a MacBook this morning

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jimed43, May 7, 2009.

  1. jimed43 macrumors newbie

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    Hi All:

    I am about to order a 2.4Ghz, 4gigs of RAM and 320gig HD. I am more excited than a little kid at Christmas. Is there anything else I should get while ordering?

    Thanks
     
  2. kindablue09 macrumors regular

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    Gift wrap and a bow :D

    I'd throw in an incase sleeve.
     
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Depending on your preferences...

    • An external hard drive for backups
    • A case or sleeve to keep it in
    • a mouse (not the mighty mouse!)
    • an Apple remote

    And if you plan on hooking your new Macbook up to a monitor and using it at your desk, a keyboard, laptop stand, and make sure you have a mini-display port to VGA or DVI adapter (if they make them).
     
  4. jimed43 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info.

    I order, plus I picked up iWork.

    I will head to Fry's at lunch today and look at video connector and shells.

    thanks
     
  5. apcpa2000 macrumors member

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    Congrats - My 2.0 Refurb shipped out yesterday. I decided not to pay extra for shipping, so now I have to wait until Tuesday.
     
  6. SecondDealer macrumors regular

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    Get a good case, personally I have the incase clear plastic hardcase, its $50.00 at the apple store but I got mine for $20.00 on Amazon.com, money well spent in my opinion. Also think about getting a blue tooth or usb mouse, do not get the might mouse but there are many good alternatives.
     
  7. Apocrathia macrumors 6502

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    +1 on the incase. they are phenomenal cases.
     
  8. Freewayjim macrumors regular

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    I would get a Bluetooth mouse (Microsoft and Logitech make decent ones), no cables or dongles to deal with.
     
  9. LAS.mac macrumors 6502

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    I'd include the AppleCare. With any computer I buy, I always extend the warranty. Since a Dell laptop motherboard fried 15 days the end of the one-year standard warranty...
     
  10. jimed43 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow, this is awesome, fed-ex dropped it off this morning.

    Any must have widgets?

    Thanks
     
  11. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    An extra mag safe adaptor... the display port to dvi adapter or whichever suits your needs...
     
  12. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    I have, weather, itunes, stickies, iStat pro (must get), calculator, and check out Paradise Paintball lol
     

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