Perfection revisited!

EML800

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 16, 2007
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I wanted to create a post outlining (yet again) a positive experience in getting a MBP. Two weeks ago I ordered through ADC a SR 2.2ghz 160gb(5400) *Glossy* MBP. All in all it took roughly a week and a half for it to be made in China and delivered to my house in Ohio. As I'm sure many of you can testify, recieving and opening the MBP box is almost a religious experience. I'm still amazed at the build of this machine. Everything is rock solid and elegant. This is compared to my old Dell Inspiron 8600 (which I will now probably sell or give to the family). I guess I should quickly mention that as far as I can tell, there is no yellow tint to any part of my screen :) This MBP is both blazing fast and extremely well built. As a IT technician I am extremely proud of this machine! If there is anyone reading this and on the fence about getting one, do not cheat yourself with waiting. Perfection has arrived!

On a side note, for my brothers graduating my family purchased him the first generation MBP (2.16ghz CD 100gb etc..) I fell in love with that machine even with its faults. I've been pleasently suprised that All of those issues plaguing his first gen MBP have been fixed. Apple engineers really do take notice to the Apple communities comments.:)
 

Siouxsie

macrumors newbie
Jul 14, 2007
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Uppsala, Sweden
I just ordered my own MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz, default configuration except for the local (swedish) keyboard. Ordered it together with a bag and sleeve, and both AirPorts =)
Can't wait 'til it arrives, and I hope I'll have the luck of getting a perfect one as well. I kind of like this recent wave of happiness threads here. In contrast to the "Apple lies" kind. =)
 

Magritte

macrumors member
Jul 14, 2007
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Los Angeles, CA
My report

Last night I got a 2.2GHz matte MBP from the Apple Store. I'm a long-time Mac user but have never had a laptop except for one cheapo a long long time ago.

The screen is a Samsung, however there is no problem with yellow tint, either fullscreen or the bottom third. It looks lovely. Seemed a little washed out in the store but at home it looks great. (I originally upped the gamma but now I don't think it needs it.)

I tested out World of Warcraft and Civilization 4, the highest end programs I'm likely to use. Performance was excellent! Got 40-60fps around WoW, a little lower in the cities, with all settings on medium to high. Civ runs flawlessly with settings at medium. I was told that all fans would start a-blazing running WoW but nope, it was silent.

No kernel panics so far on battery power but I'm running 10.4.9 and don't intend to upgrade to 10.4.10 until that issue has been resolved.

Basically I am thrilled. My only quibble is I'm a little surprised by how quickly the battery runs down (websurfing, not playing games, those were plugged in) but I don't expect to be using it without a battery too much, and I plan to do some tweaking to improve that anyway.

This is a great machine and I'm very happy with it.
 

Kaiser Phoenix

macrumors 6502
May 12, 2005
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London
I used to be on a PC 5 years ago, bought a Powerbook G4 and though it LOOKED great was extremely dissapointed with the performance as the G4 was getting kicked by the Pentiums.

2 years later bought a Macbook and while it was good, wasnt great.

Couple of months ago bought a MBP 2.33ghz and I think I hit the jackpot. This is one hell of a machine and I sold my desktops and all my laptops as this handles EVERYTHING and ANYTHING i throw at it. And as the OP commented, it is flawless, there are issues people still talk about like grainiess for my revision and yellow tint for the LED screens but frankly i dont notice anything.

The MBP is an extremely good notebook to have. Couple with OSX, its frankly unbeatable (notebooks only).
 

miniConvert

macrumors 68040
I tested out World of Warcraft and Civilization 4, the highest end programs I'm likely to use. Performance was excellent! Got 40-60fps around WoW, a little lower in the cities, with all settings on medium to high. Civ runs flawlessly with settings at medium. I was told that all fans would start a-blazing running WoW but nope, it was silent.
My framerates were through-the-roof on WoW under OS X tonight on my 2.4. I don't know if an update has changed something or other, but I was hitting 159fps while fighting in some troll cave in Ghostlands. MBP was hot-as-hell, but with those framerates I don't care!

I'm sure the old MBP's loved WoW, but the new ones, damn, it screams on it :D
 

kolax

macrumors G3
Mar 20, 2007
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Are you getting at something here...:cool: Is there an Apple IT pro in our midst...?
I'm sure they browse community forums anonymously to see what people's reactions are to new products and any problems/bugs people find.
 

kolax

macrumors G3
Mar 20, 2007
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My framerates were through-the-roof on WoW under OS X tonight on my 2.4. I don't know if an update has changed something or other, but I was hitting 159fps while fighting in some troll cave in Ghostlands. MBP was hot-as-hell, but with those framerates I don't care!

I'm sure the old MBP's loved WoW, but the new ones, damn, it screams on it :D
159 frames per second yet the display can only do 60fps - why not limit the fps to 60 so the CPU can concentrate on other things to provide as much smoothness as possible? ;)
 

Magritte

macrumors member
Jul 14, 2007
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Los Angeles, CA
159 frames per second yet the display can only do 60fps - why not limit the fps to 60 so the CPU can concentrate on other things to provide as much smoothness as possible? ;)
I'm fairly certain there's a way to limit your FPS. I've seen it mentioned on the WoW Mac forums where Blizzard's Mac team posts all the time. Amazing customer service there by the way.

How can you find out how many FPS any given display can produce? I'd love to calibrate that for my MBP and my iMac both.