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questions about 1.83GHz MBP
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chenyichung
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Aug 20, 2006, 12:47 PM
 
hey guys,

just picked up a MBP 1.83GHz off of craigslist for $1100!!!
BRAND NEW SEALED
now, before i un-seal it, can someone tell me if the 512mb RAM is 1 dimm or 2 x 256?
also, i heard the wine sound is based on when your mbp was built.
how do i find out which build week this thing is?
man, i want to open it so bad, but i'm trying to decide if i should keep this, or sell it and buy a regular macbook and put some extra money in my pocket.

i believe the $1100 deal i got was amazing, but just want to make sure my early build MBP won't have a lot of problems.

any answer / advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

-Yi Chen
     
Javizun
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Aug 20, 2006, 01:29 PM
 
1100 for a macbook pro? wow thats the best deal i have seen ever on a mac portable
why would you even consider the macbook> when you have the pro? i guess is all about preference btu im pretty sure you will have the whine issue but i must say i had my logic board repleaced and now the macbook does not whine and it runs way cooler then before-i remember seeing 65c im looking @ core duo temp and is @ 49c love it. On my macbook is 1 stick of 512
     
chenyichung  (op)
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Aug 20, 2006, 01:32 PM
 
awesome, thanks man!
     
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Aug 20, 2006, 01:52 PM
 
yeah.. thats a great deal. it should be a single DIMM. mine was. the build date can be determined from the serial number on the outside of the box... W86XX where XX is the build week. mine is a week 13 build and i don't have any whine issues (at least none that i have noticed).
     
chenyichung  (op)
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Aug 20, 2006, 04:05 PM
 
mine's week 12
alright well, i'm gonna think about it a coupla more hours and then decide if i wanna open it or not.
I swear, once you open these factory sealed items, price drops couple hundred dollars

oh yea, is laptop cooler required to keep these guys cool?

also, is 1 gig memory enough?

-Yi Chen
     
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Aug 20, 2006, 07:31 PM
 
Just curious - why were they selling a brand new MBP so cheap?
"Mac Daddy" - 15" MBP, 2.2 GHz Core i7, 8GB, 750GB HDD
"Mommy Mac" - 13" Macbook, 2.4GHz C2D, 2GB, 160GB
"Baby Mac" - 15" PB, 1.5GHz, 1.5GB, 80GB
64GB iPod Touch (4th gen)
     
chenyichung  (op)
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Aug 20, 2006, 07:41 PM
 
oh, he got it as a gift, wasn't a mac user, don't think he did any research as to how much they were worth. so...
just got lucky
     
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Aug 20, 2006, 08:36 PM
 
Nice. I would keep it. Crack open that package!
"Mac Daddy" - 15" MBP, 2.2 GHz Core i7, 8GB, 750GB HDD
"Mommy Mac" - 13" Macbook, 2.4GHz C2D, 2GB, 160GB
"Baby Mac" - 15" PB, 1.5GHz, 1.5GB, 80GB
64GB iPod Touch (4th gen)
     
chenyichung  (op)
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Aug 20, 2006, 08:42 PM
 
alright, gonna go smoke real quick and i'm gonna go grab the knife
     
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Aug 20, 2006, 09:15 PM
 
Post some pics!
     
chenyichung  (op)
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Aug 20, 2006, 09:25 PM
 
opening right now, man, it's like when i purchased my 2006 VW jetta TDI
the smell is amazing
hahahaha
     
chenyichung  (op)
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Aug 20, 2006, 09:52 PM
 
the seal has been broken


i like the new packaging


i see you


even packaging is pretty


hands are shaking


birth


push


harder


it's a apple


now it's time to wait
     
Lucky8
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Aug 20, 2006, 10:40 PM
 
Thought I was lucky when I bought mine for $1600. I'll take it for $1200 if you ever change your mind.
     
   
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