Just ordered my FIRST Mac! MBPftw

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  1. The1Ash10

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    I'm in love with this thing and don't even have it yet. :love:
     
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    bastard :big grin:

    are you a student? can you claim the ipod rebate?
     
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    I am, and I will! Might not even keep the iPod, but I will be claiming the rebate.
     
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    i would've got the 2.2 ghz with 4gb of ram :hs:
     
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    :dunno: I would rather upgrade ram later and have a fast processor now... Plus I need the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics with 256MB SDRAM
     
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    oh can someone recommend me a computer bag? I don't need anything high end, but something that looks nice and could hold this laptop and a text book or something.
     
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    same. I wish I had that graphics card:(
     
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    Uhm...Why is the BTO option for 4Gb memory $750????? Seriously, this is a typo, right?
     
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    that is why I didn't even give it a second look.
     
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    I some ways I would really like the 7200 RPM hard drive though :hs:
     
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    Thanks! I'll be posting in here a lot when it arrives. :coold:
     
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    $2300 is too much...I really want that 256MB card though. :hs:
     
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    Although I'm totally in love with my 2.33GHz, I'm now sad they have a 2.4
     
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    Unfortunately no. In these things they only put two slots for memory, so to get the 4 gig you need to get two 2 gig sticks and they are a bundle. It will probably be more to do it later though since you will need to ditch what is already in the machine since they use two 1 gig sticks. So you either need to buy a 2 gig stick and have three total or you need to ditch both and buy two 2 gig sticks which will be money.
     
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    Sorry, but 2 2Gb modules for a MacBook Pro costs less than $400 by itself.

    Reference: http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=722F2AF1A5CA7304

    Apple BTO memory options have traditionally carried a slight premium, but not so much as to be uncompetitive. Given that the price differential between 2x1Gb (2Gb kit) and a 2x2Gb (4Gb) kit is about $280 then $750 as a BTO option simply must be an error.
     
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    Wow, that has come down a bit. The last time I checked on 2 gig sticks it was a lot more than that. So yes, Apple is on crack if they think they can charge that, though they seem to. When I got my Mac Pro, the same exact drive they were charging $400 in a MTO config could be had in the store for just over $200.

    I may just do that kit actually, upgrade this puppy right off the bat. :big grin:
     
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    I'll be buying that kit in 6- 8 months, but I don't see a need for 4GB of ram right now.
     
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    IMO, I would drop the Mighty Mouse (they suck, believe me) and the neopreme sleeve, and get a Waterfield sleeve (www.sfbags.com), and a logitech mouse.

    I've got one of the Waterfield sleeves for my MBP, and I love it. Plus, I got mine verticle (they come horizontal too) so it fits right in my backpack, so I don't have to take out the damn sleeve to take out my computer, I just slide the MBP out.

    Great choice on the Mac though, I'm sure you'll love it, thats a hell of a first Mac :big grin:.
     
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    awesome purchase...
    skip the mighty mouse though...thing is a piece of shit...
     
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    i love my mighty mouse!
     
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    it seems to be a very love/hate thing.... Really no middle ground.
     
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    Really like this one too, but $200+ for a bag is a little more than I wanted to pay.
    http://www.sfbags.com/products/cargo/cargo.htm

    What logitech mouse are you using? I have a Logitech G5 for my desk top and really love using it, but I'm wanting something wireless for the laptop.
     
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