Thrilled with 17" C2D

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bobt, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. bobt macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2006
    Bozeman, Montana
    I just felt I needed to post my total satisfaction with my C2D. After reading all of the issues and concerns here, my experience so far has been great.

    Yesterday I received a call from the Grand Rapids Michigan store saying the had one in with my name on it. After picking it up, I ran the migration tool on coming from a Mini Mac I bought last year (wanted to test the Mac waters a bit before making the switch). The migration went fine without any major issues that I can tell so far.

    Regarding the MBP, mine runs pretty cool, is quiet, no dead or stuck pixels, pretty even backlight on the LCD, fits together evenly, keyboard seems fine, etc. FWIW, matte display.

    I really thought I might have second thoughts after getting it after reading all the posts. So far, so good.

    Now I just need the 30" Apple monitor. :D
  2. rw1979 macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2006
    Dublin, Ireland
    Totally agree with you..
    I'm amazed by the speed of my MBP. Perfect screen, super fast hard drive, I'm getting about 5 hours battery life. So very happy!

    Front Row is sweet too...

    Mind you I'm still wondering if I'm going to go broke over it but I've yet to find a reason to regret my purchase!
  3. drewwerd macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2006
    Cleveland, Ohio
    me too!

    Ditto dude, this is the first upgrade since o got a g4 dual 450mhz, and every time i use it i am wowed with speed new features etc. one note though i am anot as impressed with the wireless mighty mouse's right click function
  4. Walling1 macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2006
  5. glhiii macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2006
    Just picked up 17"

    I just went to the Apple Store and returned a new MacBook -- didn't like the glossy screen. I asked if they had any new 17" C2D's, knowing they would not -- the salesperson went in and brought out one! Needless to say, I bought it (matte, not glossy). So far, I'm extremely impressed. It is a MUCH better computer than the MacBook, IMHO. Of course, it costs twice as much, but you get what you pay for. My only quibble: on the MacBook, it's easy to replace the hard disk. You can't on the MBP. But the screen is SO much better, and the whole machine has a far more finished and elegant feel. It is quite fast, and much cooler than the MB.
  6. BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003
    So far, so good on my end too.

    (And I picked up a 30" display to go with it. HIGHLY recommended. Drove my productivity through the roof. I can't believe the impact.)

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