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Oct 25, 2006, 12:26 PM
 
I just called a local Apple store and a young lady answered. I asked when they will get the C2D's in and she said maybe toward the end of this week. THEN she changed it and told me to call back after 2PM today, adding that "Maybe they will be in...They are on their way"

So we may have some new arrivals in the U.S. sooner than some may think. I thought about customizing a basic MBP with a 160 Gig HD over the net but if they will be in this week maybe a 120 GIG is not such a bad idea...

Anyway I would appreciate those who receive a C2D to post here and comment on the heat, whine, moo, etc. if any, and how you feel about your new purchase in general. Guess I'll be one of the first C2D guinnea pigs also...

Thanks!
     
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Oct 25, 2006, 12:44 PM
 
This would also be a good thread to put benchmarks if you have comparisons to the RevA MBPs.

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Oct 25, 2006, 01:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by buddy1065 View Post
I just called a local Apple store and a young lady answered. I asked when they will get the C2D's in and she said maybe toward the end of this week. THEN she changed it and told me to call back after 2PM today, adding that "Maybe they will be in...They are on their way"

So we may have some new arrivals in the U.S. sooner than some may think. I thought about customizing a basic MBP with a 160 Gig HD over the net but if they will be in this week maybe a 120 GIG is not such a bad idea...

Anyway I would appreciate those who receive a C2D to post here and comment on the heat, whine, moo, etc. if any, and how you feel about your new purchase in general. Guess I'll be one of the first C2D guinnea pigs also...

Thanks!
which Apple store?
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Oct 25, 2006, 01:53 PM
 
Aventura Mall in Florida. But I'm not doubting the same shipments are "On their way" to many other stores right now across the U.S. All I say is keep in touch with your local store.

What would be some good benchmarking software if we are going to start this?

Link?

I know the "old" (sorry!) MBP is reported to get around 2866 marks on the 3DMark05 (256 MB GPU)

Apple MacBook Pro Review

And in another review the 128 MB ATI got 2586 marks, just to help those decide between the two GPU's.

Apple MacBook Pro Review

Futuremark - Download - 3DMark05

It would be interesting to find out whether the new C2D models still have underclocked GPU's. Not likely things have changed but who knows.
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Oct 26, 2006, 01:54 AM
 
got your C2D MBP? please tell us.... - Mac Forums

mbp c2d


The first link is to a discussion on a user with the new 2.33 Ghz C2D MBP, the second link is a picture gallery. It appears that the wireless card is a draft N card and the hard drive is not user replaceable. No case changes were made besides the FW 800. There appears to be no mooing, whining, or other problems yet. Also the graphics card does not appear to be as severely underclocked. There are more details in the link.

I can't wait to get mine!

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Oct 26, 2006, 05:48 AM
 
I ordered mine earlier today, but if my local Apple store receives them in by the end of the week I might snag one and cancel my online order. Eek!
     
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Oct 26, 2006, 06:21 AM
 
Talked to Apple 5th avenue. They don't have them in stock.
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Oct 26, 2006, 08:57 AM
 
The GPU underclocking score seems MUCH improved, at least in the higher end 15"; great news; I hardly expected such a thing. The 3DMark05 results should be very interesting. Also the user reports no whine, moo. I imagine many more will be receiving C2D's today from local stores. I would not be surprised to see a few in stock at CompUSA either, though I know they can take forever to get new stock in.

Can anyone enlighten me on the benefits of draft N? Kinda lost there.
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Oct 26, 2006, 09:36 AM
 
Originally Posted by buddy1065 View Post
I know the "old" (sorry!) MBP is reported to get around 2866 marks on the 3DMark05 (256 MB GPU)
Hey, watch it!! That's "previous model" friend.

In fact, that's a good way to refer to old people as well. . . .
     
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Oct 26, 2006, 11:25 AM
 
I could be wrong, but the draft n wireless would have no benefits unless it meets the final specifications of the official n wireless standards.
     
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Oct 26, 2006, 12:47 PM
 
My order (2.33ghz 15" w 160gb HD) shipped today, so I can imagine that the Apple stores will have them by the weekend, latest early next week.
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Oct 26, 2006, 01:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by Toyin View Post
My order (2.33ghz 15" w 160gb HD) shipped today, so I can imagine that the Apple stores will have them by the weekend, latest early next week.
When did you order yours? I ordered the same configuration Tuesday 9:30AM EST and no shipment notification yet.
     
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Oct 26, 2006, 02:22 PM
 
Something interesting about the 4x single-layer MBP DVD burner vs. the 6x dual-layer MBP C2D DVD burner:

The model numbers are the same, with a "d" appentage: UJ-857 vs UJ-857D. You'd think that going up a speed level, and to dual-layer, would warrant a number upgrade or something. This makes me think that maybe the hardware is the same at the low level, and it might perhaps be only a firmware upgrade.

That's happened quite a lot in the PC world with after-market DVD/CD burners -- the models are given a bump when really it's only new firmware that adds a few features.
     
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Originally Posted by justinkim View Post
When did you order yours? I ordered the same configuration Tuesday 9:30AM EST and no shipment notification yet.
Hmm, same config here at 9:20 AM ET and also not shipped. EDIT: although I did opt for the glossy screen, maybe that's why?
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Oct 26, 2006, 03:50 PM
 
Matte screen for me and still waiting on a shipment notification.
     
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Oct 26, 2006, 04:31 PM
 
I ordered the matte 2.33 stock and I still have no notification of shipment. I ordered as soon as the store was back up.
     
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Oct 26, 2006, 05:28 PM
 
I'm taking off from work tomorrow. Gotta clean up my bike as someone is comming to possibly buy it Saturday.

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That should help pay off this new MBP. If they arrive at the local Apple store tomorrow that's all the better. Gonna be a loooong weekend to enjoy if that happens!
     
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Oct 26, 2006, 05:46 PM
 
I just got a call that Northpoint Mall (Atlanta, GA) store has a few.... going to pick one up soon.
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Oct 26, 2006, 06:19 PM
 
the link up above with the mbp c2d pictures is mine.

this laptop is freaking awesome! i picked it up last night at the apple store and it was the last one they had. they only got 5 of them in, all of which were the 2.16 stock configs with matte screens. i am so in love with this thing. it's a real screamer. i just sold my previous powerbook which was a 17" 1.67ghz g4 with the high-res screen. this new mbp totally blows that poor powerbook out of the water! simply amazing.
     
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Originally Posted by justinkim View Post
When did you order yours? I ordered the same configuration Tuesday 9:30AM EST and no shipment notification yet.
Order Date: Oct 24, 2006 at 06:50 AM PDT.

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20 minutes after you. I ordered the glossy screen. I love my wifes Macbook screen especially compared to my Powerbooks.
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Oct 26, 2006, 07:28 PM
 
hmmm...
i'm ready to order a mbp, but...wrestling with the screen choice.

i do mostly music work, but some graphics & webdesign (for my own projects).
so the matte screen seems more 'practical', but...

had a friend here with her macbook today.
side-by-side with my 12" powerbook (a mediocre screen next to even the 15" alubook),
looked SO MUCH brighter, sharper, deeper.

reflected the window outside (sunny day), but a slight tilt of the screen fixed that.

so...an aesthetic choice.
and, for me, two choices is harder than three, or four... *sigh*

yes, i know there are threads about this.
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Nothing on mine either.. This is my first mac and I'm REALLY excited!

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the link up above with the mbp c2d pictures is mine.

this laptop is freaking awesome! i picked it up last night at the apple store and it was the last one they had. they only got 5 of them in, all of which were the 2.16 stock configs with matte screens. i am so in love with this thing. it's a real screamer. i just sold my previous powerbook which was a 17" 1.67ghz g4 with the high-res screen. this new mbp totally blows that poor powerbook out of the water! simply amazing.
If you dont mind me asking, how much were you able to sell your g4 for? i have a 15" 1.67gz pb with 100GB hd 2gb of ram im trying to get off my hands for the new mbp c2d myself.
     
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If you dont mind me asking, how much were you able to sell your g4 for? i have a 15" 1.67gz pb with 100GB hd 2gb of ram im trying to get off my hands for the new mbp c2d myself.
Interested to know here too -- same situation...
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Oct 27, 2006, 02:48 AM
 
Just got a shipping notice. No activity on it yet beyond a "Package data transmitted to FedEx".

Maybe by Monday if I'm lucky.
     
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Woo! Mine shipped also. Expected delivery by November 1st. I paid for 2-day shipping so I hope it comes on the 31st. That would be so awesome. I'll be sure to post what I think about the laptop.
     
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Just got the shipping notice. Should be here Monday or Tuesday. It's replacing a 933GHz G4 iBook. Should be a bit faster––wonder if I'll notice a difference?
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Oct 27, 2006, 05:32 AM
 
Ordered mine on 10/25.
2.33 GHz, 2GB RAM, 120GB HDD, glossy (was converted from matte to glossy by my black MB)

Should ship by 10/31, should arrive no later than 11/6.

Of course I'm hoping it will ship today and arrive next week.
     
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Lady in customer care said it should ship out today.. *Crosses fingers*
     
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Oct 27, 2006, 01:53 PM
 
Ordered mine on 25th October, shipping notification received today.

Estimated delivery time is still the 8th November. Hopefully it will arrive in Glasgow, UK earlier than this.

I ordered a 15" 2.33Ghz / 160Gb.
     
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I now see a delivery estimate of Nov 1. Hopefully it won't get caught up in customs (happened once with a rev. A TiBook) and I'll have it early next week.
     
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Mine shipped today from Shanghai

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Thanks for the info i will check the aventura mall today then-i been so busy lately
no time to check teh apple store.

thanks for thr info dude-
     
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None in th3e AppleStore 5th Avenue again today Friday.
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Just purchased the new 15" matte, 2.33 at the Michigan Ave. store in Chicago (Friday night at 8pm). Strangely most of the staff didn't know if they had them but when I stated that I wanted to buy one they started digging in back and brought one up. Supposedly they got a shipment of all the new models 30-hours ago.
     
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Saw (and used) the new C2D on the floor at Chicago Mich Ave on Friday nite also.

I was told all config were in stock, altho onto 2.33GHz 15" was only one on floor.
     
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is heat still an issue!!!
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Originally Posted by DevNine View Post
None in th3e AppleStore 5th Avenue again today Friday.
I am surprised the big store like the ones in Manhattan does not have the stock on new C2D MBPs. It seems only 15" MBPs are avaialble in the retail channel. Have you seen a 17" C2D MBP model at the Apple retail stores?
     
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Mine's made it to Newark, NJ so I think the signs are good for a Monday delivery.
     
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Picked mine up last night: stock 2.33 15". All I can say is, I had no idea my powerbook was actually made of molasses
     
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The comments I am looking for regard the 17" model: First the relative sustained transfer rates for large digital files comparing the 7200 rpm drive vs. the 5400 rpm 160 GB drive. Second the comparison of 15" vs. 17" on heavy UB graphics apps like Aperture. Any such comments on relative performance, even anecdotal, are greatly appreciated!

Since it looks like the 17" will be a while (17" shows 7-10 day ship dates, and the Reno, NV Apple Store expressed the same expectation), I ordered a refurb MBP for use until the relative performance issues are resolved. Refurb prices just fell, and I can give the CD MBP to my Dad in a month or so to replace both his Wall Street PB and early G5 iMac.

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Originally Posted by phazedowt View Post
Picked mine up last night: stock 2.33 15". All I can say is, I had no idea my powerbook was actually made of molasses
So, you like your MBP? Is it that noticeable in terms of speed between PB and MBP?
     
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Just got mine about 20 minutes ago in the APPLE STORE VENTURA, Florida. They said they had one more 2.33 Ghz left after I purchased my 2.33 Ghz. I am actually in the food court of a mall downloading Bootcamp, since they have wi-fi free here. I am actually the origional poster of this thread but logged n under a different name on the new laptop. No dead pixels as far as I can see. It really looks perfect though I only just received it. Configuring this thing in the mall was such a breeze; it located the wi-fi while I was getting set up for the first time. I thought about the base model but said what the hey, might as well go for it all the way. They don't have glossy screens yet but this will do. I am probably going to take a hit on battery life for not configuring it properly but it's not a big priority. I'll do it after the boot camp download when I get home. I usually plug mine in where ever I go anyway when I can. Well, they probably have more base models at Aventura but they admit it's a limited supply, so call first if interested.

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Mine just shipped today (28th) from China.

Says ETA of Nov. 1st...Hopefully sooner!
     
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Mine just shipped today (28th) from China.

Says ETA of Nov. 1st...Hopefully sooner!
Mine left China on the 27th, and was at FedEx's depot in Indianapolis this morning and has already left Indy. They still show the 1st of november as the delivery date. It's a 3 hour drive from Indy to Chicago, so I suspect I may have it before the 1st.
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apple store soho has 10 or so 15 inchers 2.33. Last one there's a rotten egghead!
     
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Called Mac store in Christiana, DE. Said they have some, but they were all accounted for. Said to call back in a day or two.
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apple store soho has 10 or so 15 inchers 2.33. Last one there's a rotten egghead!
So, still no 17" C2D MBP at the Apple Store? I wonder what it is taking so long to go though the supply chain channel.
     
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I called three apples stores here in san fran area, they all had the 15" in stock. I almost bought one, but i am going to wait till they get the glossy screens in.
     
 
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