wholy crap macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dvrmstrng, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. dvrmstrng macrumors 6502

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    well my parents had mentioned a mac for graduation from college...i was expecting the entry level macbook....i just came home and opened up a present from them...macbook pro 17"....i think i just crapped my pants..oh and an ipod touch....working my ass off in college just paid off

    now i have to learn how to use this thing...its my first mac
     
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    Congratulations! Have a wonderful time!

    Be sure to use MRoogle to search for cool apps and widgets and other such software.

    You are certainly in the right place to find answers and have a little fun.:p
     
  4. chgojcs macrumors member

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    Congrats and welcome to the club.

    Don't make any plans, you'll want to play with it all the time. And once you discover what it can really do, that is when the fun starts.
     
  5. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a

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    Congratulation, very nice present ;) don't worry it won't take you long to learn the essential parts of the system. if you have any problem, just write the problem in google with word mac at the end. And any problems the guys here will be happy to help. Welcome to the club :)
     
  6. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...wow, yeah - very cool and most excellent gift to get...you'll enjoy it and put it to good use I'm sure....congrats....oh yeah!
     
  7. dvrmstrng thread starter macrumors 6502

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    im still in shock over here...didn't even really notice the ipod touch...

    right now im hooking up my M-audio key station for garage band...woohoo

    is there anything special i need to do when first setting this guy up?

    any battery stuff (such as running battery down to 0 and then recharging etc)
     
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  9. dvrmstrng thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wootwoot! Kahngrats.

    My parents got me a Mac to use in high school and I love it too. :D
     
  11. Aboo macrumors 6502a

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    Woah - congratulations - that's so awesome! What a nice suprise!! Now before you do anything else, you need to post some pictures capturing the element of surprise :p :D

    Welcome on board and feel free to ask questions!!!
     
  12. dvrmstrng thread starter macrumors 6502

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    is there such a thing as...."what to do with your new mac" for people who are first time buyers / users...i feel like i have an amazing machine at my fingertips and im not sure what to do with it!!!
     
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    Awesome !!!!

    Congrats and you will love it. just keep using it and you will find new things to love about it everyday.
     
  14. Little HZ macrumors regular

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    You have lots of time to figure that out--yet it won't take you any time at all! Congrats, and enjoy! :D
     
  15. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    Holy crap I can't believe that you've roleplayed as Duffman for over 3k posts. Amazing rofl :p.

    --

    Stuff to do:

    Run all your updates and everything, set up your email, set up your calendar, set up your iTunes music library; it's all great fun :), play around with Spaces, set up your pro apps if you got any (FCP, Adobe programs, etc), organize your photos.. etc etc. :)

    iStat - to see CPU status in a super nice display
    SMC Fan Control - control CPU fan speeds
    Adium - Best IM Client anywhere
    Awaken - pretty nifty alarm clock app, costs 30 bucks though =\
     
  16. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    Roleplay as Duffman??!?! Who the $%#@ do you think YOU are? :p:p
     
  17. JCastro macrumors 6502a

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    That is so awesome! Congrats! I hope you have fun using it and that you do well in college!
     
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    You can check out this Beginner's Guide posted here at MR

    As far as the battery goes...

    Battery Care

    Battery Calibration

    Maximize Battery Charge

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    Fantastic news and a great gift; well done on graduating from college, and congratulations on your splendid new MBP. May you both live long together and prosper.

    Cheers and good luck
     
  20. Freewayjim macrumors regular

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    What an awesome gift, congrats to you!

    There are plenty of resources on here and there are plenty of helpful books aimed the first time Mac user at your local Barnes & Noble or Borders bookstores. I'm sure you'll be comfortable with it sooner than you think.
     
  21. dvrmstrng thread starter macrumors 6502

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    next question is about a warranty / appleCare

    do i need to fill anything out as far as a warranty goes, and i have applecare, do i need to install something with the CD it comes with or is it just something i hang on to. Thanks guys!

    btw this screen / resolution is mind blowing...

    my old computer was

    thinkpad with intel pentium M
    <1GB ram
    30 gig HD
    and like 800x600 resolution or something!!
     
  22. Freewayjim macrumors regular

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    Wow!

    That's like going from the outhouse to the penthouse in computer terms.
     
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  24. DYER macrumors 6502

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    Applecare should already have your details on their system as it is done automatically normally if bought online...

    https://selfsolve.apple.com/GetWarranty.do
    use that part of the apple site to check if your warranty has been activated if you have applecare it should be 3 years.
     
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