Well, I Bit the Bullet and Got a BlackBook...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by filmgirl, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. filmgirl macrumors regular

    filmgirl

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    At the end of May I was on this site quite a bit getting information/opinons for my next purchase (I had to wait to get some cash from a freelance gig) and yesterday, after putting off the purchase as long as possible (I really wanted to see if I could hold out until November, when the inevitable SR MacBooks are released - that or for another $500 to fall out of the sky so I could get a MBP), I walked out of the Apple Store with a brand new BlackBook.

    Thank you to everyone in this forum for your help and feedback. I had eye surgery in July (and I was seeing double for two weeks before the surgery and then pretty much unable to look at a computer screen for two weeks after) so I haven't been in this forum that much as of late - but the feedback I got here definitely helped me make the decision.

    My old laptop essentially flat out died on me this week (and when I say die, I mean, the POS would barely run a Knoppix Live CD and even that is kind of useless seeing as I have school next week) and I had to make a decision like instantly between the MB and a Vaio with better specs (SR, 2 GB RAM out of the box, bigger screen - prettier according to my mom who helped me with like $300) but my experience at school and reading the feedback from you guys (and gals!) on this forum helped me just suck it up and take the plunge.

    I'm without 90% of my music/video files (although thankfully I was able to backup about 100 GB of data/media to my dad's laptop - I just live 50 miles away and won't be able to retransfer until Saturday) and I'm still busy installing necessary programs/configuring my interface (I'll wait to install BootCamp until my RMA replacement hard drive from the dead laptop arrives later this week - that was a real aggravation - the fubarred system board proceeded to ruin a 120 GB hard drive that was 4 months old - at least now I have a big external drive for my MacBook) but I'm still sitting on the sofa in my living room typing away on my new toy - and that's very exciting (I might even connect it to my HDTV later today for kicks).

    So thank you guys - I'm totally psyched - even if the part of me that regrets not begging for the extra $500 for the MBP will never completely die.
     
  2. Zadiek macrumors member

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    Congrats man! I just got myself a white macbook Friday and I'm loving this thing!
     
  3. Zadiek macrumors member

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    One more thing....how are you connecting it to your HDTV? Through VGA?
     
  4. Zawamura macrumors regular

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    Through DVI probably..
     
  5. mick4394 macrumors 6502a

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    Her name is filmgirl and you say, "Congrats man!"?

    Funny stuff.:)
     
  6. Zadiek macrumors member

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    lol opps. Sorry about that...didn't notice the name.
     
  7. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    or with a DVI to HDMI adapter, thats how i do it
     
  8. filmgirl thread starter macrumors regular

    filmgirl

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    Connect to the HDTV via DVI. I bought my TV in 2003 so it was right before HDMI became the standard. It looks beautiful on the screen.

    Thanks everyone! I'm totally psyched.
     
  9. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    Congratulations! I recently ordered the MBP and am totally happy with it, I hope that you share similar experiences with your macbook!
     
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