1. lach's Avatar
    Hey guys, I just ordered my Macbook Pro finally
    I was lucky to, as there was a 10% discount on all mac's at the time .

    15-inch: 2.8GHz
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB Memory/RAM
    500GB hard drive @ 7200 rpm
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 512MB
    So really the only upgrade from the 2.8 GHz model was the harddrive to 7200 rpm.

    I got it for a price of AU$3400.
    What do you's think?
    2009-06-28 08:27 AM
  2. ikmc915's Avatar
    Congradulation. I just got my 13" Macbook Pro about a week ago and I am very very happy with it. I wanted the 15" but could only come up with $1200. O well I love it just the same. Have fun and don't kill yourself waiting on it.... lol
    2009-06-28 08:43 AM
  3. ashinyjade's Avatar
    Argh, I got the October 2008 Unibody model and thus suffered 2GB of RAM, 5400 RPM, and 256MB Nvidia 9600M GT. >.< However I can upgrade 2 of those 3 parts.

    Oh, and also, congratulations, you will not be disappointed, MacBook Pro's are fantastic machines. The fans are virtually silent! Great for if you're working late at night and need to make it look like you're computer wasn't running and hop into bed. That's what I like it anyway.
    2009-06-29 08:36 AM
  4. lach's Avatar
    Thanks for the feedback, I've heard they are good alright
    I have always been using windows, so i was a bit unsure at first but i know it will be worth it .

    @ashinyjade; Yeah a mate of mine did the same thing haha, wasnt to happy at first when the new model came out but like you said you can upgrade it .

    @ikmc915: Yeah i cant wait til it gets delivered, I have between 1-2 weeks tho :@ haha alwal!
    2009-06-29 08:52 AM
  5. ashinyjade's Avatar
    Thanks for the feedback, I've heard they are good alright
    I have always been using windows, so i was a bit unsure at first but i know it will be worth it .

    @ashinyjade; Yeah a mate of mine did the same thing haha, wasnt to happy at first when the new model came out but like you said you can upgrade it .

    @ikmc915: Yeah i cant wait til it gets delivered, I have between 1-2 weeks tho :@ haha alwal!
    Oh, Mac is so much better than Windows, but you probably know that by now. Damn, 1-2 weeks, I feel for you man, you can probably barely fall asleep at night haha.
    2009-06-29 08:56 AM
  6. lach's Avatar
    haha yeah i do . Yeah it sucks hey! haha yeah Its like that, but its worth the wait .

    Do you have some programs that you could recommend? Just trying to get my head around it all before i get the mbp!
    2009-06-29 09:05 AM
  7. ashinyjade's Avatar
    haha yeah i do . Yeah it sucks hey! haha yeah Its like that, but its worth the wait .

    Do you have some programs that you could recommend? Just trying to get my head around it all before i get the mbp!
    No prob mate.

    Adium- best chat client ever, compatible with just about everything.
    Quicksilver- Timesaver application.
    Onyx- Speed up you're Mac.

    Another thing to keep in mind is that you're going to start using keyboard shortcuts a lot, Command-Q is quit, Command-W is close window. You'll start to love using them, always set hotkeys for frequently used applications too, that's really all I can say for now mate.
    2009-06-29 09:13 AM
  8. lach's Avatar
    Thanks man!

    sweet ill look into those! haha yeah the shortcuts will be handy! Thanks heaps for your help!
    2009-06-29 09:42 AM
  9. nickh's Avatar
    I paid $AU4000.00 for this, which got delivered Friday by TNT

    Take a look

    http://www.modmyi.com/forums/chit-ch...-new-imac.html

    Try out Candy Bar, for Dock & Icon mods.

    Someone once told me, once you buy a Mac, you'll never go back... O how true!!
    Last edited by nickh; 2009-06-29 at 10:37 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    iPhone 4 | iMac 24" | MacBook Pro 15" | ATV | iPod Classic | Time Capsule | iPad 16 Gb |
    2009-06-29 10:37 AM
  10. ashinyjade's Avatar
    I paid .00 for this, which got delivered Friday by TNT

    Take a look

    http://www.modmyi.com/forums/chit-ch...-new-imac.html

    Try out Candy Bar, for Dock & Icon mods.

    Someone once told me, once you buy a Mac, you'll never go back... O how true!!
    CandyBar is very fun, I use it every month to give my Mac a new look.

    Very true on the Once you buy a Mac, you'll never go back, unless you want to do some hardcore gaming with your Windows friends.
    2009-06-29 10:21 PM
  11. nickh's Avatar
    CandyBar is very fun, I use it every month to give my Mac a new look.
    Have you tried this out:

    http://www.modmyi.com/forums/mac-the...x-leopard.html

    This is cool!!
    iPhone 4 | iMac 24" | MacBook Pro 15" | ATV | iPod Classic | Time Capsule | iPad 16 Gb |
    2009-06-30 08:19 AM
  12. ashinyjade's Avatar
    Have you tried this out:

    http://www.modmyi.com/forums/mac-the...x-leopard.html

    This is cool!!
    I have, I know the developer.

    Theming is one of my favorite hobbies, check out my gallery over on dA.
    2009-06-30 08:25 AM
  13. nickh's Avatar
    Very nice, Im a member over there as well, Your "After the Computer Crash" screen is wicked!!
    iPhone 4 | iMac 24" | MacBook Pro 15" | ATV | iPod Classic | Time Capsule | iPad 16 Gb |
    2009-06-30 08:36 AM
  14. ashinyjade's Avatar
    Very nice, Im a member over there as well, Your "After the Computer Crash" screen is wicked!!
    Thank you

    What is your account name on dA? You should post some screenshots up there, I'd like to see what your desktop looks like!
    2009-06-30 08:45 AM
  15. nickh's Avatar
    Name is same as here, Im not there that much, just now and then to see whats going on.

    Here is a shot any way. Sorry to high jack your thread Lach, but gives you a nice head start before that lovely white box arrives.



    Got married in Vegas, after a road trip around the US, so made a Screen to remember the times there.
    Last edited by nickh; 2009-06-30 at 08:56 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    iPhone 4 | iMac 24" | MacBook Pro 15" | ATV | iPod Classic | Time Capsule | iPad 16 Gb |
    2009-06-30 08:56 AM
  16. StealthBravo's Avatar
    ^ Looks very cool. I will check it out
    2009-06-30 09:01 AM
  17. ashinyjade's Avatar
    Name is same as here, Im not there that much, just now and then to see whats going on.

    Here is a shot any way. Sorry to high jack your thread Lach, but gives you a nice head start before that lovely white box arrives.



    Got married in Vegas, after a road trip around the US, so made a Screen to remember the times there.
    Nice shot, I like the black and blue, and yes, my apologies too, Lach!

    I'll have to do the same thing with a wallpaper when I get married!
    2009-06-30 09:05 AM
  18. StealthBravo's Avatar
    Those hanging wallpapers are too cool. Is it hard to change them?
    2009-06-30 09:12 AM
  19. nickh's Avatar
    Cool, I tried to attach the psd file but its a bit to big, if you want it to pit some other pics in or mod it PM me your email address & i'll mail it to you.

    Those hanging wallpapers are too cool. Is it hard to change them?
    No, I'll send you the blank psd file, just add some pics with PhotoShop
    Last edited by nickh; 2009-06-30 at 09:18 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    iPhone 4 | iMac 24" | MacBook Pro 15" | ATV | iPod Classic | Time Capsule | iPad 16 Gb |
    2009-06-30 09:18 AM
  20. StealthBravo's Avatar
    ^ Sweet thanks so much!
    2009-06-30 09:22 AM
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