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


    Apr 17, 2009
    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


    Aug 3, 2007
    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.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You can find app recommendations and terminal commands at mroogle.
  4. MagicWok macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2006
  5. shoppy macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2007
    Congrats on your new 17" the screen is stunning is it not? I love mine very much.
  6. zer0tails macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
  7. erratikmind macrumors 6502a


    Apr 2, 2009
    S.F./Las Vegas
    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

    Jan 20, 2004
    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.

  9. Diamondflavor thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 17, 2009
    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


    Aug 3, 2007
    I'm sure it will scream at max settings.

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