Wanna see my new MacBook Pro? Of course you do!

X-Morgan

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Hey all,

I got my lovely new MacBook Pro on Monday just there, and it's absolutely stunning! Checked for all the symptoms of the other MBP's had and this one is probably the best one I'm going to get.

The yellow screen issue is non-existent to my eyes. Might not be the case with other people, but if I look at a really acute angle I can see yellow, but I'll be looking at it face on all the time, so that doesn't really bother me at all.

The pulsing 'wavy' display was apparent after I installed the updates, but after about 10 minutes it completely disappeared and still hasn't cropped up after 5 days of using it.

Battery was fully calibrated as per Apple Support's directions and have 5450mAh on 100% from a total of 5500mAh as it left the factory 7 weeks ago. That to me is very reasonable and I won't pick over it too much.

The high pitched audio issue was very apparent when connecting up my 2.1 speaker setup to the headphone jack. I have a Creative X-Fi connected to USB, so it will not be an issue to me anymore.

Temperatures are quite average from other observations I've made with regard to other people's temperatures. 45-55C while doing my normal stuff (Camino, iTunes, Adium) and when running both cores at 100% in Terminal temperatures reach up to 80C then the fans kick in at 4000rpm. This I hope is the norm.

Overall, I'm very happy with the whole machine, here's a before and after comparison:

BEFORE

iMac, 20 inch, 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, 256MB X1600

AFTER

MacBook Pro, 15.4 inch matte, 2.4GHz, 2GB Ram, 160GB Hard Drive, 256MB 8600.

I can get 4GB RAM from Crucial for £150 (I laugh out loud at Apple Store wanting £480 for the same) so I'll eventually have some more RAM under the hood at some point.

I won't keep you waiting any longer, so here are some obligatory MacBook Pro opening photographs :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/x-morgan/865840496/in/set-72157600936929808/

Any questions? :p

Chris
 

X-Morgan

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I looked at my pictures again, and then fired up Front Row. From what I see, that's just the white gradient at the bottom of the screen when viewing Trailers. It's always been that way for me even when I had my iMac. Although it might be exaggerated cos of the angle of the camera and where my light is in my room.

Chris
 

sevimli

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I looked at my pictures again, and then fired up Front Row. From what I see, that's just the white gradient at the bottom of the screen when viewing Trailers. It's always been that way for me even when I had my iMac. Although it might be exaggerated cos of the angle of the camera and where my light is in my room.

Chris
:)
Then, it is my bad.

I am getting 5th replacement on tuesday, just left shanghai. Hope I won't have same problems again. :(
 

X-Morgan

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I use a Nikon D50, it's a solid well built camera, brilliant for getting into RAW and SLR photography. Check out the rest of my photos if you want (Shameless self-promotion)

Chris
 

X-Morgan

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:)
Then, it is my bad.

I am getting 5th replacement on tuesday, just left shanghai. Hope I won't have same problems again. :(
Damn, so you're one of them that's getting it hard with the issues then? What was up with the previous 4?

Chris
 

Zel

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Jul 7, 2007
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Okay good, I'm not alone in taking pictures of the unwrapping ritual XD
 

X-Morgan

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Okay good, I'm not alone in taking pictures of the unwrapping ritual XD
No my friend, you're not quite alone there. It's very odd coming across packaging that rivals the beauty of the machine, it's really cool, because Apple don't really spare anything to when it comes for you to see what you've bought. Kudos to the guy who thought it up in the first place.

Chris
 

Zel

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Well, beautiful packaging, and it being the most expensive thing I have ever bought...
 

PimpDaddy

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Nice pics man :)

But you should maybe have thought of taking some steps back and then take the pictures with more zoom. The MBP looks weird when captured at eg. 18mm. Try something like 50mm to get a more "real" look :)