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Mar 19, 2006, 03:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by SimeyTheLimey
UPDATE -- Just spoke to someone at Apple. He was only able to confirm that I am unlikely to get my computer this week. They haven't even shipped it from China yet.
Did you get the expedited shipping? I did, since (1) what's another $15 when you're spending thousands? And (2) I knew that, bad as the wait for shipment would be, another wait while it's in transit would kill me.

I'm holding out hope that it ships early this week and gets here before the weekend. Ordered March 4, est ship date April 27.
     
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Mar 19, 2006, 05:48 PM
 
Mine just updated this morning that it has already gone through Alaska, and then went from New Jersey to Tennesee. Delivery should be the 22nd. Too bad I'm away on business all week. I have to wait until fridiay night.
     
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Mar 20, 2006, 09:24 PM
 
Ordered: Feb 20 (.edu store)
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Shipped: March 18
Received: Today, March 20

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Mar 21, 2006, 12:07 PM
 
OK, this is getting to be too much! Ordered 3/4, est ship 3/27, but it seems like everyone else already has his Macbook...

So my question is, are there problems shipping units with 7200 RPM hard drives? Are folks getting those machines about a week early, like everyone else?
     
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Mar 21, 2006, 01:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by Poogy
OK, this is getting to be too much! Ordered 3/4, est ship 3/27, but it seems like everyone else already has his Macbook...

So my question is, are there problems shipping units with 7200 RPM hard drives? Are folks getting those machines about a week early, like everyone else?
If it makes you feel any better, I ordered a 2.0 GHz MBP on exactly the same day you did, with exactly the same estimated ship date, and mine hasn't been shipped either. ( Mine is not using the 7200 RPM drive, but is a CTO.)

I'm getting anxious as my first rev 12" PowerBook is showing its age while I'm using it for professional Ruby on Rails development every day.
     
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Mar 21, 2006, 01:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by paploo
If it makes you feel any better, I ordered a 2.0 GHz MBP on exactly the same day you did, with exactly the same estimated ship date, and mine hasn't been shipped either. ( Mine is not using the 7200 RPM drive, but is a CTO.)
Anxious as it may seem, I too wanted to order the MBP 2.0Ghz w/7200rpm drive (Apple Online) but read that there might be a 1-2 week wait period. So last night I drove to my local Apple Store and bought it without the 7200rpm hd (AS Just Received Shipment). They claimed that the 7200rpm is a custom order through the online apple store along with the 2.16Ghz upgrade.

Glad to be back on a MAC!
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Mar 21, 2006, 04:19 PM
 
I have exactly the same order (MBP 2.0ghz, 7200rpm drive) ordered online (Canadian store) on 5 March, ship date 27 March. I phoned just now to upgrade my shipping method to express, and asked about estimated ship times. The lady at the other end of the phone confirmed 'on or before 27 March' but said that she was currently getting them out 'a day or two ahead of schedule'. So I'm hoping to get my shipment notification on Thursday or Friday this week.
     
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Mar 21, 2006, 04:21 PM
 
Getting it Monday is better than getting it next Friday... but this is the weekend my wife and son are out of town, so I was really hoping to have the Macbook to fill the empty hours with...
     
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Mar 21, 2006, 04:29 PM
 
Apple Store has changed the shipping wait times from 7-10 days! It is now 3-5 days! I ordered 2/26 with est ship of 3/27 and delivery of 4/3! What the hell? I haven't even gotten tracking notification! mine didn't even ship yet!
     
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Mar 21, 2006, 05:20 PM
 
I ordered mine on 2/25, ship date 3/27. They still haven't charged my credit card or made it so I can't cancel. It kind of has me worried as well, as I'm reading about others who have ordered thiers after me and already have shipment notifications.

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Mar 21, 2006, 05:21 PM
 
Looks like we're the tail end of the early rush and 27/3 is the day they clear their backlog. That's life I guess.
     
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Mar 21, 2006, 06:44 PM
 
OMG OMG OMG, the credit card credit line has been deducted the exact amount of my MBP, but shows no activity. Maybe it didn't register yet lol. Anyways, does it mean it's shipped????? I checked my order status and it still shows "not yet shipped." HAPPY DAY! A whole week+ earlier if that's the case.
     
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Mar 21, 2006, 07:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by n8236
OMG OMG OMG, the credit card credit line has been deducted the exact amount of my MBP, but shows no activity. Maybe it didn't register yet lol. Anyways, does it mean it's shipped????? I checked my order status and it still shows "not yet shipped." HAPPY DAY! A whole week+ earlier if that's the case.
When did you order? They do the transaction in two parts. The day you order, they put a hold on that amount of money. Right before they ship, they put through the charge.
     
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Mar 21, 2006, 09:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by Poogy
When did you order? They do the transaction in two parts. The day you order, they put a hold on that amount of money. Right before they ship, they put through the charge.
To make a long story short, I originally ordered on the 21st of Feb, but due to a mix up in method of payment they reprocessed my order on the 8th of March which had a shipment date of the 29th of March and delivery of April 5th. But my early delivery could be due to the fact that I didn't lose my space when I did originally order it on the 21st. But technically I didn't get it earlier since I did order it exactly a month ago.

I have overnight shipping, when do you think it'll get here? I still haven't gotten my shipment email from Apple though.
     
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Mar 21, 2006, 10:38 PM
 
How long after you can no longer cancel an order does it ship out, generally speaking?
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{Double post}
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Mar 21, 2006, 11:31 PM
 
MBPs shipping in 3-5 days! Wahoo! My order went through this morning. The rep at Apple told me I would have it next week.
     
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Mar 21, 2006, 11:54 PM
 
I wouldn't risk trying to cancel so you know when your MBP is arriving. Just create an online account w/ the credit card you used and see if your funds have been deducted.
     
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Mar 22, 2006, 04:11 AM
 
There it is, took half a day for it to be shipped after cc got charged. But why does it still take 5 days to ship when it is overnight shipping? Take a look, any input is appreciated. SO SIKED!

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Hello xxxxxxxxx,

We wanted to let you know that your order has shipped. If you ordered multiple items, you may receive separate shipments with no additional shipping charges. An invoice for your shipped products will be emailed to you shortly. Visit Order Status to review your order at any time.

Best regards,
The Apple Store Team


Order Number:
XXXXXXX

Order Date:
MAR 08, 2006

Shipment Information

Shipment Date:
MAR 22, 2006


Estimated Delivered By:
MAR 27, 2006


Shipping Address:
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX
San Francisco CA XXXXX
XXXXXXXXX

Carrier Name:
FEDERAL EXPRESS


Tracking Number(s):
XXXXXXXXX

All shipments except those delivered by the U.S. Postal Service require a signature on receipt. The name of your carrier is listed with the shipment information above.

Tracking information may not be immediately available. U.S. Postal Service and other carriers may not provide tracking information. If you have questions about this shipment, please read Frequently Asked Questions about shipping.


Shipment Details

Product Name


Product Number


Qty


Subtotal

MBPRO 15/2.0/1X1G/100/256VRAM/SDUSA


MA464LL/A


1


$1,999.00

OVERNIGHT SHIPPING CHARGE


SHIPPINGF


1


$0.00

Additional Information

For order status and answers to questions, please visit Customer Service online. Or call 1-800-676-2775, Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-6 p.m. CT. Please have your Order Number available.

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XXXXXXXXXX

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Standard Shipping


Allow five business days for delivery.


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All shipments except those delivered by the U.S. Postal Service require a signature on receipt.

2-Day Shipping


Products shipped before 5:00 p.m. EST are normally delivered by 4:30 p.m. local time two business days after shipment.

2-3 Day International Shipping


Products shipped before 5:00 p.m. EST are normally delivered by 4:30 p.m. local time two to three business days after shipment.

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Products shipped before 5:00 p.m. EST are normally delivered by 3:00 p.m. local time one business day after shipment.

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Mar 22, 2006, 05:19 AM
 
Ordered: 3/17 (dev store)
Estimated Ship Date: 4/7
Shipped: 3/22 WOW
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Mar 22, 2006, 05:55 AM
 
Ordered: 3/17 (dev store)
Estimated Ship Date: 4/7
Shipped: 3/22 WOW
I ordered the same day as you, SLam, did you order a stock model or a custom config?


I also called Apple today to question the logic of their ordering system (i.e. why someone who orders today will likely receive their MBP a full 1 to 2 weeks sooner than someone who ordered last week), and of course wasn't really given a shred of actual information, much less a decent explanation. The guy just kept saying I could cancel my order and place it again and potentially receive it sooner but that he highly discourages it, and that there's no way for them to determine what will ship when. (This being my first Mac, I'm needless to say a little awe-struck and unnerved by the apparent incompetence and indifference of Apple's customer service).

One thing he did let slip though, and I don't know if this actually indicates anything, but he mentioned that it listed my estimated ship date as "between 4/3 and 4/7", whereas the order status site lists only 4/7. Hmm. Maybe SLam and sworthy just got lucky...
     
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Mar 22, 2006, 05:58 AM
 
Does anyone have overnight shipping? I got my free shipping upgrade because i bitched at them. But on my confirmation shipment email (above), it still saids it is going to take 5 days for it to be delivered? Is this right? Doesn't make any sense at all.
     
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Mar 22, 2006, 06:34 AM
 
Its probably because its 3 days but it wont move over the weekend which means thursday,friday, (no movement saturday sunday) arrival monday
     
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Mar 22, 2006, 08:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by dec
Its probably because its 3 days but it wont move over the weekend which means thursday,friday, (no movement saturday sunday) arrival monday
Hm.......doesn't make any sense. I called Fedex Int'l and they said it missed the cutoff time on Wed(our Tu), so it's getting shipped on Th(our Wed). If it's overnight, i could it makes it here by Fri -_- doesn't take 24 hrs to fly from Shanghai to San Francisco especially when it gains time travelling counter clock-wise.
     
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Mar 22, 2006, 08:59 AM
 
Here's a question: it's 21:00 in China right now (at 08:00 EST). Does anyone know whether the Chinese facility is manned around the clock, or what its business hours are?

In other words, what is the timestamp on most people's shipment notifications? If it's night in China, should we expect nothing to happen until tomorrow (their time)? If so, their work day doesn't start till around 20:00 EST, andd we wouldn't expect any shipment notifications before 04:00 EST tomorrow...
     
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Mar 22, 2006, 09:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by n8236
I wouldn't risk trying to cancel so you know when your MBP is arriving. Just create an online account w/ the credit card you used and see if your funds have been deducted.
I was trying to cancel for other reasons, but that's beside the point. If you click on the "cancel items" link, it takes you to a screen where you select which items to cancel. If you can't cancel something, it'll tell you there; you don't actually have to try to cancel anything. Many pages ago people noted this happening shortly before shipping, and indeed the notice linked to on the cancel screen says that a possible reason why something can't be cancelled is because it's being built or prepared for shipping.
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Mar 22, 2006, 10:52 AM
 
"We're sorry, the items on your order can not be cancelled online. Click on "Why can't these items be cancelled?" to learn more."

"Your items can not be cancelled, because of one or more of the following reasons:

1. If you have just placed your order, please allow 60 minutes for our system to process it before trying to cancel. In some cases your items may not be eligible to cancel because we have begun the fulfillment process.
2. Your item has already been shipped.
3. Your item has already been cancelled.
4. Your item was electronically delivered.
5. Your item is being built or is being prepared for shipment and can no longer be cancelled."

I'd like to think they're about to ship, it's more likely to be that my order included AppleCare and the DVI to s-video converter which of course have already shipped.
     
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Mar 22, 2006, 01:29 PM
 
Woohoo!!!

Ordered 2\23 at around 3pm
Recieved 3\22 at around 10am
one day before it was sceduled to ship

I've only been using it for about an hour now but i am in HEAVEN!
So COOL!

Right now i have it copying iTunes.
I'm posting pics soon. For my own entertainment...not yours.

(oh yeah! So far no noise. Infact it is super quiet! And the screen is perfect!)
     
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Mar 22, 2006, 03:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by MutePrint
I ordered the same day as you, SLam, did you order a stock model or a custom config?
Mine was stock. I wasn't expecting it till April 7th. The original order email said: Estimated Shipped By: APR 07, 2006 Estimated Delivered By: APR 11, 2006...
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Mar 22, 2006, 06:04 PM
 
So I called Fedex regarding my overnight shipping and they said they don't offer this type of service internationally. But it actually was was some sort of expedited service in Asia where those packages go a cosolidation center and gets shipped off right away.

So my MBP got shipped out a few hours ago along w/ 164 packages and I'm hoping it'll arrive on Fri. How long does customs usually take?
     
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Mar 23, 2006, 10:36 AM
 
What does this mean? Has it cleared customs or is it waiting? My Apple Rep told me it would be here on Friday, FedEx estimates Monday. I don't know when to tell my wife to work from home to receive it!


Mar 23, 2006 2:33 AM

Int'l shipment release

INDIANAPOLIS, IN



Mar 22, 2006 11:21 PM

Arrived at FedEx location

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Edit: As soon as it gets here I'll take pictures of the unwrapping ritual and post the Mac porn for all to see.
     
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Mar 23, 2006, 11:25 PM
 
How many ppl have received their MBPs before the estimated Fedex delivery day? And how many days earlier? Thanks
     
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Mar 23, 2006, 11:30 PM
 
How is it that I managed to wait patiently for three weeks with scarcely a glance at my order status, but now with two working days left before ship date I'm frantically refreshing the page every ten seconds and cursing them for being so slow?

edit, 30 minutes later - they must have been reading this thread, IT HAS SHIPPED, REPEAT, THE MACBOOK PRO HAS *LEFT* THE FACTORY

/does a little dance
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Originally Posted by mintcake
How is it that I managed to wait patiently for three weeks with scarcely a glance at my order status, but now with two working days left before ship date I'm frantically refreshing the page every ten seconds and cursing them for being so slow?

edit, 30 minutes later - they must have been reading this thread, IT HAS SHIPPED, REPEAT, THE MACBOOK PRO HAS *LEFT* THE FACTORY

/does a little dance

What does your Fedex page say? Mines saids the following (and i have no idea what status: exception means). Apple gave me overnight shipping.

Status: Shipment exception


Date/Time

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Mar 23, 2006 12:21 AM

Picked up

SHANGHAI CN

Package received after FedEx cutoff

Mar 22, 2006 11:47 AM

Package data transmitted to FedEx
     
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Mar 24, 2006, 03:04 AM
 
Mine says the same thing. Shipment exception. Wonder what it means.
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Originally Posted by SLam
Mine says the same thing. Shipment exception. Wonder what it means.
Do you have overnight shipping? Cause that might be it.

My cousin said it could be that, if it is, overnight shipping that it may be exempted from the 1 day customs delay, alas overnight
     
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As of 6:56 this morning (friday), mine's at the sorting facility in Mississauga, Ontario, about a two hour drive from here, yet the delivery date is listed as next tuesday at 6 pm. I'm really hoping they're being conservative and it will actually arrive today.
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Bah! "Package data transmitted to FedEx" this morning - must be the end of the day by now in Shanghai, looks like mine's not moving anywhere until Monday...
     
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Mar 24, 2006, 11:23 AM
 
So I spoke w/ Apple and confirmed that they technically DO NOT have "overnight" shipping for orders not made in the US (ie. MBP), though that shipping option is available to you.

So if you selected overnight for your MBP, you probably got ripped off. Fedex also confirmed this as well, and that pisses me off.

When I was offered the overnight, the rep very well knew it was a MBP made in China that int'l shipping wasn't available for it. Wow, i've been lied to by the rep who didn't even skip a beat telling me this lie.

This totally blows, no wonder my Fedex page hasn't updated for over a day -_- i would of been happier if they just stuck w/ the regular shipping.

I had my presentation worked around the arrival of the laptop too, sigh.

Being lied to is one thing, but using it to compensate a customer who just bought a 2k laptop isn't very nice.
     
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I finally got mine on the 22nd! If anyone would like to to post opening pictures, I can do that too.
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Originally Posted by SLam
Mine says the same thing. Shipment exception. Wonder what it means.
It *seems* like I always get this on FedEx packages sent from countries other than the US (and maybe Canada). I think it goes through this when it is in transit but hasn't cleared into FedEx's US facilities.

If I recall, I had this on both of my PowerBook 12" shipments and my airsoft gun from Hong Kong.
     
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Originally Posted by n8236
So I spoke w/ Apple and confirmed that they technically DO NOT have "overnight" shipping for orders not made in the US (ie. MBP), though that shipping option is available to you.

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When I ordered my Airsoft gun from Hong Kong (shipped via FedEx) and it got delayed in customs in Indiannapolis for a week, I called FedEx (as I had ordered 2 day shipment) and the answer I was given was that International shipments are handled as Overnight/2-Day/Regular once they clear customs. Which means that an overnight shipped package from China will take just as long to clear customs as any other shipping method, but once it is cleared it would reach you a day or two earlier than the standard shipping (which is usually about 3 days).
     
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Mar 24, 2006, 08:38 PM
 
It looks like a lot of people's MBPs shipped today. Myself included. Ordered 3/4, est ship 3/27, actual ship 3/24. Unfortunately, 3/24 is a Friday and I'm not sure how much movement these international packages have over the weekend. Therefore I don't expect to get this until middle of next week.
     
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Mar 24, 2006, 09:36 PM
 
I wasn't expecting mine to move very far after they listed it in Shanghai at 11.48pm 'after cutoff', but it moved on to Anchorage and in fact just now says 'departed Fedex location' so I expect it will get as far as their Canadian distribution centre in Mississauga before stopping for the weekend. So I'm optimistic for a Tuesday morning delivery - with an outside chance of Monday.

I guess it crossed the international dateline just in time to get an extra working day's travel.
     
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Mar 24, 2006, 09:44 PM
 
Mar 24, 2006 4:16 PM

Arrived at FedEx location

ANCHORAGE, AK



Mar 23, 2006 12:21 AM

Picked up

SHANGHAI CN

Package received after FedEx cutoff

Mar 22, 2006 11:47 AM

Package data transmitted to FedEx

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Look at this, it took almost a day and a half for it to arrive at Anchorage after pick up, sigh -_- the fedex ppl said good chance for Monday delivery.
     
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Mar 24, 2006, 09:46 PM
 
When my cousin ordered his IBM which also had overnight shipping (from China), it arrived at his doorstep the next day.
     
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Mar 24, 2006, 11:21 PM
 
I repeat, it has left Anchorage! It takes approximately 4 hrs to arrive to San Francisco. But since their hub for Northern Cali is in Sacramento, I'm hoping i can go pick it up there...ekkkk.
     
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Mar 25, 2006, 01:24 AM
 
I just received my 1.83GHz MBP today. I am upgrading from a 1GHz Ti PB.

I will post some performance results later but here are the quick and dirty pros and cons.

Pros:

1- The screen is incredible bright, I had to set it to 50% because it is so bright.
2- Boot times are amazing.
3- Native apps scream.
4- Non native apps run about 10% to 20% faster than on my 1GHz Ti.
5- The screen angle is not an issue at all.
6- No more loud fans like my Ti. Thank goodness.
7- OS X screams!
8- The mag safe connector is great.
9- Airport range rocks!

Cons:

1- I have the annoying whine and it is completely unacceptable. I will be calling Apple in the AM because I will not be keeping the MBP if Apple cannot resolve this issue. This is a deal breaker for sure.
2- Adding RAM is a joke. Apple choose to use the smallest screws made. The worst design so far for adding RAM to a PowerBook. I mean MBP... Oh whatever.
3- The MBP does run hotter than my Ti. The bottom and the top left corner are noticeably hotter.
4- 512 MEG of RAM is not enough. I added an additional 512 MEG and the performance difference is amazing.
5- Only 4X DVD burining

The only "real" negative is the annoying whine. It is very annoying and unacceptable and I will be returning the MBP if I cannot get it resolved.

I will post some real world performance figures in the next couple of days.
( Last edited by skyman; Mar 25, 2006 at 02:26 PM. )
     
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Mar 25, 2006, 01:35 AM
 
AAAHHHHHHH!!!

after checking my email 15 times a day for the past week waiting for a shipment notification, today I come home and finally find an email from Apple in my inbox, and what is it?

"Save on rocking gear for spring break."

Another truly depressing chapter in my torturous 3 week wait...
     
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Mar 25, 2006, 01:48 AM
 
Originally Posted by MutePrint
AAAHHHHHHH!!!

after checking my email 15 times a day for the past week waiting for a shipment notification, today I come home and finally find an email from Apple in my inbox, and what is it?

"Save on rocking gear for spring break."

Another truly depressing chapter in my torturous 3 week wait...
LOL! Best reply ever I had one of those b4 my MBP shipped and it pissed me off.
I am constantly refreshing the Fedex page and from what I can tell, it has a two hour delay before they update the system.
     
 
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