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buddy1065  (op)
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Nov 7, 2006, 09:04 AM
 
Just a suggestion; those who have the new C2D Macbook Pros may want to check their capability to burn DVD's, connect to FW800 drives, you know, everything before the 14 day exchange policy is up. I noticed my MBP was having trouble capturing from my Canon GL2 camcorder when connected to a certain exterior drive. I then used a different exterior drive and it worked so the fault must not be in my MBP. Guess I will have to initialize the inoperable drive, which by the way worked fine on my Powerbook. Anyway check as many ports and functions of your unit as you can; you don't want to be stuck with a faulty MBP when the option to exchange it is gone.
     
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Nov 7, 2006, 09:08 AM
 
You can of course also just run AHT.
     
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Nov 7, 2006, 10:53 AM
 
Also, the 14-day return policy is a primarily for no-questions-asked, just-changed-your-mind returns. If there's something actually wrong with your machine, you're covered by the actual warranty for a a full year after purchase. So it's not the end of the world if you find a fault after the first 14 days.
     
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Nov 7, 2006, 01:23 PM
 
Overall, it looks ilke computations are about 3x faster. Goodie.

Should be here this week; I'm just not looking forward to reinstalling all my apps. Someone call the WAAAHmbulance!



Originally Posted by Simon View Post
Nope. Got the 120GB. I can't even get passed 45GB of local data.
     
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Nov 7, 2006, 04:30 PM
 
I see your point but would rather a quick swap than to send it in for repair and risk getting it back with other damage or a long repair time. Am I correct in assuming the 14 day return policy does not include a restocking fee?
     
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Nov 7, 2006, 11:48 PM
 
does the year warranty have a restocking fee or nethin like it?
     
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Originally Posted by iomatic View Post
Should be here this week; I'm just not looking forward to reinstalling all my apps. Someone call the WAAAHmbulance!
Don't worry. They will install very fast on your MBP.
     
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Originally Posted by iomatic View Post
Should be here this week; I'm just not looking forward to reinstalling all my apps. Someone call the WAAAHmbulance!
See, I actually enjoy reinstalling all my apps and playing with the preferences. Maybe I'm nuts.
     
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Nov 8, 2006, 03:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by wbaccus View Post
PepperMG:

What model did you order?

I ordered a 15" 2.33 +160gb drive. on Oct 25. Was supposed to ship by Nov 3. On Nov 4th, they changed my ship date to Nov 29.

Guess it's the 160gb drives.. they may be holding those off for the 17" models.

2.33GHz, 2GB , 160GB, Glossy

Ordered Nov 5th, Shipped on Nov 8, 2006 via FEDERAL EXPRESS!

I can't wait till it gets here. Im replacing a 1.25ghz ALPB.
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Nov 8, 2006, 07:40 PM
 
So how long between Anchorage and at your door?
     
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Got mine this morning. 15" 2.16GHz; 2GB RAM, 160GB HD.
Very nice. An upgrade from a 12" 867MHz bought in the summer of 2003.
     
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Nov 9, 2006, 04:28 PM
 
In transit from Indianapolis… sorry for thread-polluting, but man, the list I wrote to do (backups, installs, bleh) before and after I move over has gotten long!

Good thing I have time this week! (But not for macnn'ers )
     
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Nov 9, 2006, 07:53 PM
 
11/09/06 12:07 pm
Arrived At Sort Facility
Anchorage, AK

Probably won't see my MBP till monday. Who knows maybe it will show up tomorrow.
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definitely need more than 1 gig. This thing is being dragged to a crawl with Photoshop CS, Illustrator CS, Excel, and Powerpoint (04) open.
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Originally Posted by peppermg View Post
11/09/06 12:07 pm
Arrived At Sort Facility
Anchorage, AK

Probably won't see my MBP till monday. Who knows maybe it will show up tomorrow.
Hey, I am in the "same boat", Waiting in Vancouver, BC , I am crossing my fingers for it to arrive Friday, are you still on the same shipping track as me?

09/06 04:13 pm
Left Fedex Sort Facility
Anchorage, AK

11/09/06 12:07 pm
Arrived At Sort Facility
Anchorage, AK

11/09/06 08:02 pm
Left Fedex Ramp
Shanghai

11/08/06 09:36 pm
Pickup Status
Shanghai

11/08/06 11:55 am
Picked Up By Fedex
Shanghai

11/08/06 11:55 am
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Shanghai
     
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Nov 10, 2006, 11:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by atpro View Post
Hey, I am in the "same boat", Waiting in Vancouver, BC , I am crossing my fingers for it to arrive Friday, are you still on the same shipping track as me?

09/06 04:13 pm
Left Fedex Sort Facility
Anchorage, AK

(snip)

11/08/06 11:55 am
Left Fedex Origin Location
Shanghai
At least you folks have some shipping information.
My MBP is on its way, apparently. The details I can get from the Apple Store are as follows:

Shipped to ZÜRICH, CH 07 Nov 2006
Estimated Delivery Date 19 Nov 2006 (Subject to change)
Current Delivery Status In Transit to Customer - Shipment on Schedule 08 Nov 2006

and

Carrier Tracking Number
In transit to final destination - carrier details to be updated shortly
Assigned Carrier
In transit to final destination - carrier details to be updated shortly

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Nov 10, 2006, 11:44 AM
 
11/10/06 07:47 am
On Fedex Vehicle For Delivery

So excited! Its coming!
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Originally Posted by workerbee View Post
At least you folks have some shipping information.
My MBP is on its way, apparently. The details I can get from the Apple Store are as follows:

Shipped to ZÜRICH, CH 07 Nov 2006
Estimated Delivery Date 19 Nov 2006 (Subject to change)
Current Delivery Status In Transit to Customer - Shipment on Schedule 08 Nov 2006

and

Carrier Tracking Number
In transit to final destination - carrier details to be updated shortly
Assigned Carrier
In transit to final destination - carrier details to be updated shortly

Hey, try using isnoop, and put your tracking number in there. You will get alot more detail on your shipment.
     
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Originally Posted by peppermg View Post
11/10/06 07:47 am
On Fedex Vehicle For Delivery

So excited! Its coming!
My package is still in Ontario, I guess your are getting it today because your in the states. I guess I will have to wait until Tuesday
     
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Nov 10, 2006, 03:20 PM
 
One week later: here. Advice: order by Thursday for fastest ship time.

Installing apps, copying docs.

Don't see much of the grain unless I'm 8" away; i.e., a bit of a non-issue. The bottom few mm of the display seemed brighter at first, but after it had warmed up, it appears fine. No obvious dead pixels.

I got the 160GB, but it's "only" the Hitachi. Oh, wait, it is a perpindicular drive—w00t!

HTS541616J9SA00

Overall, it's so fricking fast. OK, gotta run.
     
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Originally Posted by atpro View Post
Hey, try using isnoop, and put your tracking number in there. You will get alot more detail on your shipment.
Thanks for the tip, but presently isnoop returns only "There is no data available yet for this tracking number. Please check back later." for what I think may be my tracking number.

Anyway, I have a feeling it is being sent by horse carriage: 13 days from the Netherlands to Switzerland?!
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Nov 11, 2006, 05:16 AM
 
Mine is walking: 11 days from the Netherlands to Switzerland!

- Ordered November 5
- Shipped November 9
- Estimated November 22

(update: 1 day quicker!)
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Originally Posted by danengel View Post
Mine is walking
Maybe they've been sent swimming up the river Rhine?
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2.33Ghz, 120Gb, matte display. Picked it up from the Delaware store. $200 off with the government discount and saved ~$125 on tax. It is the first Mac I have purchased that was really what I wanted, not what I settled for. I love it. It really is everything I had hoped.

BTW, I looked at both the glossy and matte displays. I was seriously considering the glossy. It took me about 7.7 seconds to determine that the reflections off the gloss would drive me crazy. I seriously recommend seeing them side-by-side if you have reservations.

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Mine left Shanghai today, hope it is here by next week.
     
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I received my stock 2.33GHz/2GB/120GB on Thursday afternoon (we have an internal VAR and they were able to get me one very quickly and at an unbelievable price). So far, I'm incredibly impressed with this machine. About six years ago I switched exclusively to laptops (except for a Mac mini that I bought when they were released as a small home server) and my new MBPs speed just blows me away. I'm coming from a 2003 PB 1.25GHz/1.25GB/80GB and am just amazed at the speed. Like others, I got mine with the matte display figuring that the glossy would be too hard on my eyes -- my office has lots of light sources and I wasn't going to roll the dice on having glare in my face all day.

The sheer amount of new features in my MBP is still dawning on me, but it's mostly the little things that I'm loving: two fingered scrolling on the trackpad, the built-in iSight and, oh year, two cores! Having essentially a dual-proc machine on my lap is a bit mind-blowing. And having 256MB of VRAM is great, considering that my first TiBook shipped with 256MB of system RAM!
     
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It looks like Apple is turning loose the 17 in models. My 17 in glossy with 160 HD ordered on Oct 24th shipped today - 13th- with a Nov 16th delivery date. That that I'm excited or anything.
     
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Originally Posted by yellowdog View Post
It looks like Apple is turning loose the 17 in models. My 17 in glossy with 160 HD ordered on Oct 24th shipped today - 13th- with a Nov 16th delivery date. That that I'm excited or anything.
So so excited that you messed up that that last sentence. Don't blame ya a bit! ;-)
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Nov 14, 2006, 10:07 AM
 
Nov 14, 2006 8:38 AM

On FedEx vehicle for delivery
Bout time! I can't wait to start complaining about the grainy screen
     
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Originally Posted by jasonsRX7 View Post
Bout time! I can't wait to start complaining about the grainy screen

LOL! No more! This is why Apple Users are always called whiney!
     
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LOL! No more!
Agreed. All that was missing from that thread was the cheese!
     
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Nov 17, 2006, 05:14 PM
 
My MacBook Pro specs are in my sig.

My order was placed on Nov. 9.
Credit card charge attempt was made on Nov. 12, fraud protection kicked in, reprocessed card on Nov. 13.

Shipped Nov. 14
Delivered Nov. 15

Fastest shipping from Apple that I've experienced.
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Don't you guys just love the feeling of opening your Macbook Pro for the 1st time!! Ahh, the brand new smell I just got my macbook on sunday and I feel like putting it back in the box to experience the feeling all over again. To top it off this is my first mac Ok, I sound crazy now..hehehe
     
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No actually you just sound like someobody who has owned 10 Macs. Congrats on your new purchase.
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I like the new MacBook Pros, but how can they be 3x faster across the board? I tried a 15" MBP Core Duo 2, and it didn't seem any faster than my Powerbook G4. I always read that everything launches in 1 or 2 bounces. But I found many programs taking 5 or 6 bounces on the MBP I tried. Web browsing wasn't any faster either.
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Originally Posted by anonymac View Post
I like the new MacBook Pros, but how can they be 3x faster across the board? I tried a 15" MBP Core Duo 2, and it didn't seem any faster than my Powerbook G4. I always read that everything launches in 1 or 2 bounces. But I found many programs taking 5 or 6 bounces on the MBP I tried. Web browsing wasn't any faster either.
They're 3X faster in theoretical performance based on the CPU. Anything that puts a greater stress on other components, especially the hard drive, may not seem as quick in practice. I'm wondering about the number of bounces, though - I've heard others say Intel Macs load things faster, even on a laptop.

For CPU speed, the real tests are heavily CPU-dependent functions. Try playing a 1080p movie on the new system versus the old!
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Just got mine earlier this week after it spent five days in the customs house at the airport waiting to be cleared. (The guy who was supposed to clear it went on holiday and didn't leave a subordinate the authority to sign a piece of paper. I live in Lebanon. It's frustrating.) But I have a 2.33GHz with 2GB of RAM and the glossy screen and it's frickin' awesome. Love it. Fast, sleek and well-put together.

In terms of speed, it's very, very zippy. Rosetta apps launch slowly, which is to be expected, but universal apps are quick -- and even quick on subsequent launches. I'll quit and relaunch Mail.app, for instance and it will literally be open before 1 bounce. (Initial launches are somewhat slower.)

Despite the shipping costs and customs charges, this is a hell of a value. Now if I could only sell my 1.67GHz PowerBook G4 and 20" iMac G5 and make back some cash.
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OK, got my MBP 17" C2D on Friday. Hurray for me. It's my first new Mac in almost 10 years (G3), so I feel like a Mac newbee again.

What do I need to add to this baby? Any recommendations for software, virus protection, firewall, etc.? I'm already getting Adobe Web Bundle 2.3 (Creative Suite 2.3 & Studio 8), plus Quark 7, and the (gasp!) Microsoft Office.

Thanks!
     
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Originally Posted by chrismear View Post
See, I actually enjoy reinstalling all my apps and playing with the preferences. Maybe I'm nuts.
I know what you mean. haha
     
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Owners of new MBP's may want to add this alarm software; it works from the vibration sensor already in your laptop, and though not foolproof, at least it helps your laptop from being tampered with or stolen. Besides, it's truly one of the coolest free softwares I have used; your supplied Apple Remote turns it on and off with a "chirp" sound just like a car.

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I received my 17" C2D today and have been playing with it all night. I got it loaded with apps and so far i have yet to run into any issues. I have installed parallels and I must say I am feeling less satisfied with windows than I remember being in the past. Either way, good performace all around. I choose the 100gb 7200rpm for speed over capacity. check the latest barefeats article summarizing the hdd options for the mpb c2d for further info. I will definetly buy a 2gb upgrade to get to 3gb when the prices go down. Oh yeah, i ran the pixel check program and my lcd is free of any pixel defects. Now, the uneven backlighting is another issue altogether... Matted screen btw. I have not noticed any graininess like others have mentioned. My previous last gen powerbook's screen is identical in that regard too.

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I got my 15" MBP C2D 2.33 and am amazed at the speed at which everything starts up. Coming from a PB 15" 1.5, It's money worth spending. While I am elated at the shiney quality of my new hotness, this is the first mac that I've had which has given me problems.

Yes, I got the dreaded battery problem. I've tried resetting both the PMU and the System management console but to no avail. Once both have been reset, it comes up "calculating" and goes back to the cross. It seems to work fine but whether it's charging or not, I don't know. No lights on the battery pop up when you plug the magsafe in too.

From what I've read, MOST of it points to a battery issue. I'm hoping that a logic board won't need replacing HOWEVER having only had the machine for a few hours, they said I'm covered by the DOA/Replacement machine thingy. I'll have to wait an additional week but that's better than a kick in the nuts...

Plus, the outside battery case kinda looks splotchy too so I'm tending towards saying it's a manky battery.

In the mean time, I'm going to install bootcamp see what other fun I can dig up :-)
     
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Ordered (2.33GHz, 160G drive) online on Monday 13th November received in Mountain View a week later. I have been too busy playing and configuring to post here! It's my first Mac, coming from Fedora on a Dell D810 and so far I am very impressed. Have to get used to the *commercial* software thing but I'm more than willing to actually pay for good software. Hardware is ace so far (except screen is a little too frosted for my liking and fonts are rather over anti-aliased IMHO).

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Originally Posted by HeldUp View Post
OK, got my MBP 17" C2D on Friday. Hurray for me. It's my first new Mac in almost 10 years (G3), so I feel like a Mac newbee again.

What do I need to add to this baby? Any recommendations for software, virus protection, firewall, etc.? I'm already getting Adobe Web Bundle 2.3 (Creative Suite 2.3 & Studio 8), plus Quark 7, and the (gasp!) Microsoft Office.

Thanks!
You certainy are aware of the fact that all the Adobe stuff (except Acrobat 8) and M$ Office are running under Rosetta, i.e. slowly, on your new 'book? I would seriously consider waiting with the Adobe Web bundle until CS3 ships -- maybe around April '07. CS3 should be Universal binary across the board, and given Adobe's sometimes rather greedy ways, my geuss is you'll have to pay dearly to upgrade 2.3 > 3.0.
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You certainy are aware of the fact that all the Adobe stuff (except Acrobat 8) and M$ Office are running under Rosetta, i.e. slowly, on your new 'book? I would seriously consider waiting with the Adobe Web bundle until CS3 ships -- maybe around April '07. CS3 should be Universal binary across the board, and given Adobe's sometimes rather greedy ways, my geuss is you'll have to pay dearly to upgrade 2.3 > 3.0.

Don't get me wrong because I understand but all this talk about holding off your computer purchase because of a couple of companies that haven't crossed over to the UB set of apps is just ludicrous. I understand that Photoshop and MS Office are major apps in the computer industry but to say that they are the only apps that anyone would ever use "figuratively speaking" and hold off purchasing a beautiful computer that that has hundreds of very useful apps and is usable with the current available non UB apps on the market makes no sense.

It's not like everyone that uses Photoshop and MS Office is going to go out an immediately buy a new UB copy. These apps do cost in access of $400-600.00. Many people will continue to use their PPC apps long after the UB's arrive.
Think of how many people still using OS9?
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Originally Posted by hldan View Post
Don't get me wrong because I understand but all this talk about holding off your computer purchase because of a couple of companies that haven't crossed over to the UB set of apps is just ludicrous. (snip)
Well, actually, holding off one's computer purchase was not at all what I was thinking (or, for that matter, speaking/writing) of -- apologies if this was not clear; english clearly is not my first nor even second language.
Rather, what I'd like to stress is holding off buying upgrades to software suites that will be obsolete in a few months, which do not run at full speed, and which will have to be upgraded at substantial cost pretty soon.
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WOOT!
I ordered my MBP 17" on sunday night and I just got my shipping notice. I'm so glad I'll have it soon Come on fedex!
     
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Ordered a MBP 17", 2GB Ram, 160 GB Hard disk, matte screen, on 10 Nov. It wasn't supposed to arrive until 1 Dec, but it was delivered yesterday 23 Nov. Yahoo!!!
     
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Picked up a 2.33Ghz, 2GB RAM, 120GB HD, Glossy MB Pro a few days ago. Quite the upgrade, coming from a 1.2Mhz 12" iBook G4 with 768MB RAM.

The thing is just amazing so far - no problems at all. Truly liberating being able to do things mobile that I'd normally do on the G5 tower.

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Nov 27, 2006, 05:31 PM
 
Ordered 15" Glossy, 2.33 on Saturday through MacConnection. Can't wait to get it. Order status says on backorder 1-2 weeks.
     
 
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