Unboxing my new MBP

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  1. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    Well i coudlnt resist buying the new base model MBP from my apple store today. They didnt have them on display but they had them in the back room ready for sale :) i was like ill take one.... the one in the mail tomorrow will go back unopened for a full refund :)

    anyways here is the crappy iPhone unboxing pics... btw im posting this from my new baby :) this thing is wonderful, love everything about it ... super bright... anyways ill review in another thread later, here's the pics...
     

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  2. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Congratulations!! Is there any way you can take a picture of the display hinge angle? the previous version was very tight on the angle, just wondering if this one goes back any farther
    thanks! :)
     
  3. kjs862 macrumors 65816

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    Congrats on the purchase... if you don't feel like going through the trouble of returning the macbook in the mail, just have fedex drop it by my place and I'll do it for it ;)
     
  4. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    how is the glass trackpad?

    the the entire thing actally click? or is it just tapping?

    i wen to the apple store today too, and likewise they didnt have any on display yet, though i did see two people buying new macbooks, one of the guys was returning a white macbook in exchange
     
  5. shoulin333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    See pic attached


    :p

    Yes the whole thing clicks down as a button... but no worries it is very firm, not wobbly as some might think...

    The trackpad is awesome, doesnt look glass at all, it has silver color underneath, so it all matches, but is soo smooth... and to those worried about the "drag and drop" you can do it like normal, just imagine there is a button there, because of multi touch you can use your thumb like normal to keep the button pressed down, and use another finger to go the dragging.

    bottom line it is an awesome trackpad, and w/o the button it is even bigger than the MBA's trackpad
     

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  6. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Looks to be around 130-135 degrees just by a quick clock comparison in PS. Thanks so much :)
     
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    I can't wait to sell mine and order the new one... A great use for that extra scholarship money I do believe :D
     
  10. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    Looks sweet. Is the RAM easily accessable? It looks like it's no longer user replaceable on iFixit :(
     
  11. ritze macrumors member

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    all you have to do is remove the second piece of aluminum on the bottom of the new mbp it is like 5 screws or something not "user replaceable" but not that hard
     
  12. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    ^its now underneath the case. but all you have to do is remove the case screws after removing the battery door its pretty easy. almost like before but not immediately obvious.
     
  13. Boblister macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it is. My son and I got one each in Machester's Trafford Centre yesterday. They had loads on display. The first thing he did, in the middle of the shop, with one of the demonstration ones was to turn it upside down, whip the latched cover off and see how easy to get the battery/drive out. Looks very simple. This reveals 4 of the 8 screws that are needed to remove the back. The screws are small crosshead and would need a small jewelers driver to take them out. Everything is very to get at when removed apparently. The handbook describes how to remove the back cover and upgrade memory yourself.
     
  14. strikeinsilence macrumors 6502

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    I'm still bummed that they made the boxes black. The black MBA box is beautiful. This one is 2-tone and weird, like the MBP itself i suppose.
     
  15. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    that bit there... brilliant news, thanks!
     
  16. davez82 macrumors newbie

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    any gradient issues, mainly yellow gradient? thanks!
     
  17. Boblister macrumors 6502a

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    No gradient issues at all. I looked especially as my son had problems with his iMac with that sort of thing.
     
  18. shoulin333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Deff no gradient issues, and the screen is very bright and white for me
     
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  20. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    by no gradient, do you mean just now yellowing?

    http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/viewing_angle.php
    hows ur viewing angle?
    mines changes from top to bottom noticeably... dam TN...
     
  21. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    oh and i hope its ok to post mine
     

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  23. davez82 macrumors newbie

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    wow good to know no gradient issues, hopefully the 17inch will come out soon, maybe ill settle for 15? what do you guys think
     
  24. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    well i dont know what u guys necessarily mean by 'gradient issue'

    are u guys talking about the random 'yellowing?'
    or the typical TN vertical gradient wash?

    well to answer both, i have no yellowing
    but i do have the minor TN gradient wash (not as bad as the 20 in aluminums... maybe cause the mbp screen is smaller? i unno)
     

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