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MBP 17 Arrives !!
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mainframe.ai
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Feb 19, 2009, 12:32 PM
 
It's awesome.

Runs fine. The quality seems even better than the 15 Unibody (i have rejected 3 of them)...
And the screen is indeed gorgeous. And it's fast… (2.93)
Whoa! Had to do this. Sorry if I annoyed someone.

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Feb 19, 2009, 01:11 PM
 
Battery life reading?

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Feb 19, 2009, 01:14 PM
 
why would your new laptop annoy anyone.

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Feb 19, 2009, 01:41 PM
 
im annoyed... its not mine, but my 15" is due any day now, they say size doesnt matter
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Feb 19, 2009, 02:06 PM
 
and here I was getting my geek hand lotion out for some unboxing pics, what a let down...I'm now officially annoyed...WHERE ARE THE PICS!!!!!!!

congrats on the new purchase, use it in good health (did you go matte or glossy?)
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Feb 19, 2009, 02:49 PM
 
I have posted one on facebook… Martin Adelstein is my profile there.... feel free… 

It is only an iphone picture though…

Cheers,
Martin

P.S: Battery life reading: Idle without WLAN and Blutooth and dimmed screen… 9:30!!!!
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Feb 19, 2009, 03:11 PM
 
Glossy or matte?
     
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Feb 19, 2009, 04:14 PM
 
Matte. 2.93GHz / 320 Standard HDD… 

After all it was a long story…

At the beginning I have ordered a Macbook Unibody 2.4… 
It came… it was perfect.

One months later I ordered a MBP15 2.8… 
First one came… Bent Chassis… Second one came… NVidia GFX Faulty… Screen went black during games… 110°C CPU Temperature. Went to Repairs… Came back… Vibrations… 

Sent the machine back… The Third MBP 15 arrived… 
Vibrations… :/

I talked to Apple… They offered an exchange/Upgrade to 17" 2.93 which came 4-5 days earlier out. So… If anybody dares to whine… that he has a delivery date in March… 
THE MBP was ordered on October 17th 08… and arrived on February 19th 2009…  So to speak… 

But after all it was worth it… I am a happy camper again… and I used my MacBook Unibody all the time in between…  Which was my only notebook then…
(For homework I have still a 8core MacPro… – But I really need a mobile workstation)

Thats the story folks… 
But the apple folks were always very helpful… and that's customer care.
They REALLY tried to solve the problem for me.
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Feb 19, 2009, 05:05 PM
 
Matte? We need pics here!
     
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Feb 19, 2009, 05:16 PM
 
aaaww! crap... i meant glossy.. not matte.... sorry!!!!
cheers,martin

Photo is in facebook...
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Feb 20, 2009, 04:36 AM
 
Originally Posted by mainframe.ai View Post
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Feb 22, 2009, 10:52 PM
 
I have MacBook Envy
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Feb 23, 2009, 02:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by Simon View Post
Exactly.
     
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Feb 23, 2009, 04:24 PM
 
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Feb 23, 2009, 11:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by mainframe.ai View Post
I fear for that Cinema Display accidentally getting knocked off that table!
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Feb 24, 2009, 02:14 AM
 
No dogs, no kids... the danger is very limited...
hehe...

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Feb 24, 2009, 09:59 AM
 
Is it just me or is the Macbook and Macbook Pro now too much alike?

I still love the aluminum body and keys, something about the black screen frame and black keys that turns me off?

Glad you like though, good to hear!!
     
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Feb 24, 2009, 02:57 PM
 
I like the new unibody. The new MacBooks and MacBook Pros are really sturdy. The aluminum MacBook Pros seemed to dent if you just looked at them wrong.
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