So my brand new 17'' 2.93ghz unibody MBP came today...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Diamondflavor, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Diamondflavor macrumors newbie

    Diamondflavor

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    And she's perfect. ^^

    I'll post pictures in a bit, but I've gotta say, these machines are gorgeous.
    I've been a PC user my entire life, and I have to tell you I'm an official convert now.

    My MX Revolution wireless mouse hooked up perfectly (for an $100 dollar mouse I'd be pissed if it didn't)
    The gorgeous (Glossy. That's right. Glossy. I personally thought the matte screens looked hideous comparatively) display has no defects/lightbleed.

    It has a MUCH more solid feel to it than the previous MBPs. A couple of my friends have the previous gens and while they are very rigid,
    the unibody feels like a tank.
    The construction just seems so perfect I can't get over it, I find myself running my hands along the sharp corners and around the bezel.



    Anyways, just wondered if anyone had any advice for a new MBP user?

    I am a HUGE performance nut, so I've been messing around doing a few cleanups like disabling Dashboard + other things.

    But does anyone have any app suggestions? Or useful terminal commands?


    Thanks :p
     
  2. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    Awesome! I want one :p

    Post up pics.

    Are you a first time mac user? In general I would get

    Quicksilver. You setup a hotkey and you just start typing and it lists every app/file on your machine and launches it. http://quicksilver.en.softonic.com/mac
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You can find app recommendations and terminal commands at mroogle.
     
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  5. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats on your new 17" the screen is stunning is it not? I love mine very much.
     
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    Congrats and enjoy your new laptop. :D

    Advice? . . . Simply enjoy and get to know your new MBP. Your frequent visits here will afford you much information. I wish that I knew about these boards when I got my first Mac. Nonetheless, these boards are full of friendly people and much useful information. ;)
     
  8. Thomas Davie macrumors 6502

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    Congrats as well. I got mine only 4 days ago and am just trying to run down the battery. I find it amazing that I've goten over 4 hours battery life while playing a windows game in Parallels.

    Tom
     
  9. Diamondflavor thread starter macrumors newbie

    Diamondflavor

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    Original poster here,

    Quick question:

    So I plan to run Bootcamp with a fresh version of XP for games
    (Counter-strike: Source, Bioshock, etc.)

    However, I wanted to run WoW in OSX simply because I multitask alot while playing and I'm going to have XP as barebones as possible.

    I know that OSX doesn't use Direct X, and uses OpenGL, but will I take a big performance hit playing WoW on OSX?
    Should I just bite the bullet and run it in XP?

    P.S. Pics are coming, just need to find my cords for my camera :p
     
  10. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure it will scream at max settings.
     

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