So I pulled the trigger

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jvalentine, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. jvalentine macrumors newbie

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    I just pulled the trigger on my first mac. Ive had an iPod touch and then an iPhone for a while but am a .net developer, so I have always just used a pc. Lately, I have noticed a lot of my friends have made the switch, and decided that (since one of my customers is talking iPad interface) the time was ripe.

    I placed my order yesterday and am eagerly awaiting my new mbp.
     
  2. tcador macrumors regular

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    Welcome to the awesome club :D

    Seriously, you won't regret the decision. You can always dual boot into Windows 7 to do your .net developing as well. The new MBPs are excellent machines, and thunderbolt is going to really shine in about a year or so when there are good devices to utilize it out on the market (i'm looking forward to the Apple Cinema Display with a port replicator built in... Apple don't let me down on this)!
     
  4. iCandii macrumors member

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    Congrats! U won't be disappointed! I just recently got my own mbp ( my parents have an iMac) && I lovvvvveeee it :)
     
  5. legreve macrumors regular

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    Congrats :) Prepare for an agonizing wait with stomach twists because Apple teases with the phrase "your order is now in transit" which actually means you'll see it somewhere between 2 seconds and 4 weeks ;P

    Im anxiously awaiting the arrival of mine as well :D
     
  6. darknite38 macrumors regular

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    "Pulling the Trigger" Is an extremely overused cliche, please don't use it.

    Next time, please post this thread in the "Other Mac Topics" forum, as this is the incorrect one.

    However, congratulations on your new Mac.
     
  7. jvalentine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies. Oh, specs for tcador...
    17" Macbook Pro
    2.2 Core i7
    Hi-Res Glossy (best for media and pictures/development)
    8GB 1333MHz
    500GB @7200RPM

    VMWare Fusion
    Office 2011 (got a great deal through work 9.95 for the download + 12.00 for the DVD)

    @tbobmccoy: Yeah, that's why I bought Fusion. I really like the unity mode, and of coarse I plan to use boot camp as well. I'll probably keep my alienware for gaming and blu-ray movies though.
     
  8. tcador macrumors regular

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    Nice, it's going to FLY! I'm also running Office 2011 (got same deal) and Fusion. I literally cannot believe how fast it is running these applications and VMs. Much much better than my old 2007.
     
  9. mrwonkers macrumors 6502

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    How Rude!

    Public forum dude, when you buy MacRumors you can dictate its terms of usage. Until then perhaps you may want to ponder an old Australian colloquialism "shut your guts"

    To the OP hope you enjoy your new toy....
     
  10. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Please, don't be ridiculous.
     
  11. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    wrong...big time.
     
  12. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    Someone who has been here for what 4 months thinks they run this place....thanks for the entertainment.

    Congrats OP. You will thoroughly enjoy working with the MBP! I have the same specs minus the 17" and am getting a Matte screen put in (per Apple). I am on the go quite a bit and the glare sucks.
     
  13. Al Coholic macrumors 6502

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    This is a public forum? Owned by nobody?
     
  14. OneMike macrumors 601

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    congrats on your purchase, you'll be very happy with it.
     
  15. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Congratulations! Wait until you get it - even the freaking packaging is beautiful! :)
     
  16. Newbe macrumors member

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    So I pulled the trigger

    Congratulations:),

    I placed my order for a base MBP on the 19th and the ETA is the 29th (it is coming from Shanghai - in Anchorage today). You ordered some very nice specs :cool:. I don't do video editing and I will be traveling with it. So there was no need for me to go high end. Also, I wanted to keep things portable and light. However, the event that I should find that I need more screen area I have 14 days to change up to the 15". It looks pretty good because I am adding on to my 24 iMac. Good luck.

    Newbe
     
  17. josh2007 macrumors member

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    Congrats to the OP. Did we ever discover which machine he is buying?
     
  18. m1sfit macrumors newbie

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    How did you get such a great deal on that software package?
     
  19. MacintoshMaster macrumors 6502

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    Get a grip man
     
  20. tcador macrumors regular

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  22. Sidstrate macrumors newbie

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    Going at it half cocked

    Wooooaaahhh you son of a gun, seems like you’re a bit of a loose cannon!

    Let me shoot from the hip, it’s worth a shot. Please don’t jump the gun! This guy has only just pulled the trigger. He’s very excited, at first I thought it was a gun in his pocket but he was just pleased to order his new Mac and I hope he sticks to his guns because he’s a bit of a straight shooter.

    If you post again, you better come packin with all guns blazin because you shouldn’t bring a knife to a gun fight.

    You strike me as someone who shoots first then asks questions later. But why did you shoot your mouth off? It was your choice, nobody held a gun to your head! This is a shot in the dark but that post was a bit of a shot in the foot rather than a shot in the arm.

    Like shooting fish in a barrel, I’ll have to go now as I’m a bit under the gun at work.
    ;)
     
  23. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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