Picked up a 2.4 MBP. Love it.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by akm3, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    I got the new 2.4 MBP, and I have to say - based on what I was hearing on the forum and in the reviews, I was expecting it to be much worse.

    If I had a choice, I probably would have bought the matte display, but now, I don't know why. The Glossy looks fantastic. It is NOT like looking in a mirror. It doesn't bug me at all, it just looks nice.

    I was under the impression I would be facing all glare all the time. It's just not the case.

    Yes, if the light is a certain way, it will glare. But on a matte screen, it would have washed out. Either way, I can't see the picture - don't compute with a bright light behind you! Duh! I am still sad for those that believe they need matte to do color critical work - I am not one of those people, so it isn't an issue to me.

    The screen feels *huge*. I've been stuck on 13.3" and 14" displays for so long, I forgot how big 15.4" feels. I previously owned a monster Dell e1705 with the 17" display, which is obviously bigger, but it doesn't seem like it's *THAT* much bigger. This 15.4" feels closer to 17" then it does to the 13.3"...Which makes sense :)

    Anyway, it's a great machine. It's a little weird to get used to the no button trackpad.

    The black keys are showing finger grease quickly (any tips on how to clean without damaging?) I do wash my hands, so I was a little bummed.

    Two questions: I need 204pin ddr3 ram 2x2gig to upgrade. Correct? For hard drives, is it SATA 1.5gbs or 3.0gbs?

    Also, to put my current hard drive into an external firewire enclosure, can I just get a 2.5" 'sata' enclosure, or is there some 'mini-sata' or something for laptop hard drives?

    Thanks! Love it!

  2. rychencop macrumors 65816


    Aug 17, 2007
    finally a positive review...sort of. congrats and enjoy!
  3. marvel2 macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2007
    I had trouble going from 13.3 at first too. Now I prefer the screen/resolution.
  4. 7even macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2008
    Congrats :D I just got one today too. Coming from a 13.1" screen, the 15.4" is endlessly big. My only regret is not getting the 2.53 ghz model :( My wallet thanks me though. :D
  5. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Yes DDR 3 notebook ram and 1.5 or 3.0 data are backwards compatible so it doesn't matter , but I would to for the sata 3. :)
  6. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    I love mine, too.

    Went from MB 13" to 15", and don't even want to use my 22 LCD display with it because I love how uniform the LED screen is.

    One very MINOR thing, is that light seems to bleed into the black screen just a little around the edges in black scenes in movies. Nothing major, but just noticeable. I thought it might have to do with the backlit keyboard(which I totally understand why the keyboard is black now, the contrast is better), but that's not it.
  7. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    i owned a SR MBP, and a Penryn MBP,

    my new MBP is by far a much better machine than the previous 2. For one the screen hinge is wayy stiffer so you don't get that annoying wobble while you type.

    I think the only valid complaint about the new MBP's is the keyboard, as i dont quite like it as much as the old MBP, its is deffently much stiffer than the keyboard on the new MB / MBA.. even thought they look the same, the new MBP keyboard has a much more "clicky" feel, not mushy like the MB / AIR
  8. henhowc macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm sure there are going to be more but you guys are still in the honeymoon phase. ;)
  9. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    if that makes you feel better, um ok..
  10. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Congratulations and may you and your MBP thrive together. Enjoy it, and nice to read a positive review.
    Cheers and good luck
  11. thespyglass macrumors regular


    Aug 22, 2008
    Liverpool UK
    Thanks for the reviews, guys. Nice to read some positive impressions :)

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