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New MacBook Pro!

 
marc weber
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After my typical period of consumer indecision, I took the plunge and got a new MacBook Pro! I went with the new "unibody" model -- a standard 15" configuration with 2.4 GHz and 2 GB of RAM. I ordered it from MacConnection when they were offering $100 off Apple's price, plus a $150 rebate, so $1750 total (with free shipping and no tax).

I'm really glad I went with the new model! The trackpad is unbelievably cool -- I probably won't be using a mouse with it. The screen is sharp and bright, and the performance is much improved over my old G4 PowerBook.
 
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Congratulations! I know just how you feel; I replaced my old G4 with an MBP not too long ago.
 
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Enjoy!
 
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sa...weet!
 
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Originally posted by marc weber:
... The trackpad is unbelievably cool -- I probably won't be using a mouse with it...

Trackpad update: Not only am I not using a mouse on the laptop, but I'm frustrated by not having this trackpad available on my desktop. I shouldn't be surprised. When Apple introduces something new, I usually think, "Well, that's interesting, but I probably won't get in the habit of using it." Then after trying it, I'm addicted almost immediately.

So how long before they start selling iTrack? A USB version of this trackpad as a mouse replacement for desktops?

Damn Apple! Going to work on a Windows machine is more difficult every day. If only I was paid by how many hours I sit watching a frozen hourglass on top of a half-rendered screen.
 
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Thanks a bunch marc!

I told Kathy about this thread and now I'm guessing your innocent little post is going to cost me a couple of grand!
 
marc weber
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Originally posted by Bert Bates:
...I told Kathy about this thread and now I'm guessing your innocent little post is going to cost me a couple of grand!

Despite all my pre-purchase indecision, I have no regrets on getting this model.

I was also hesitant about the glossy screen, but I'm happy to have been "forced" into it. It looks like "high-def."
 
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Can you post the picture of the notebook that you got?
 
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Here you go.
 
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Now I've got my hopes on a refreshed iMac running Snow Leopard in early 2009.

(Uh... Assuming I'm still employed in 2009. )
 
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