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KmanOz Calculating status...
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Oct 27, 2008 8:27 AM
Thought I'd start this thread as I cannot believe some of the things that people complain about. I understand faults from the factory and general bad workmanship, but some of the things are truly amazing.

Anyway, I love my new MBP including the glossy screen.

Anyone else out there with me. Chime in and lets start a positive thread about an awesome computer ..
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Aunty June Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
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    Oct 27, 2008 8:34 AM (in response to KmanOz)
    I love mine 99.7%!
    MacBook Pro 5,1 2.53Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Michael Renwick Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    Oct 27, 2008 8:38 AM (in response to KmanOz)
    I with you, love mine...it took 4 of them to get this one but owell.

    I agree, I love the screen in fact I am glad there was not a matte option b/c this way I didn't have to decide.

    Speaker are awesome compared to my last book.

    Thank God my track pad works perfect!
    Mac OS X (10.4.1)
  • BigZaphod Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Oct 27, 2008 8:48 AM (in response to KmanOz)
    I mostly love it. If it wasn't for the clicks-not-registering-sometimes problem, I'd love this thing pretty hardcore - even with the looser display hinge.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Michael Flynn Level 4 Level 4 (3,490 points)
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    Oct 27, 2008 9:55 AM (in response to KmanOz)
    Well in defense of them, at least the majority of the folks. The fact remains that we paid a premium for the computer and we all expect it to work as advertised. Screen stays upright, i.e., loose hings, clicks register, doesn't overheat etc.

    Second thing, this is a tech support forum and being such the clear majority of people come here because they have a problem. There's a silent majority that have little reason to post here so it almost makes it like the MBP has a lot of problems when actually it doesn't

    Finally I love my MBP, it runs a tad warmer then I'd prefer but in all, performance, function and looks are all top notch
    MacBook Pro 2.53GHzG4 Cube, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com) Level 6 Level 6 (17,290 points)
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    Oct 27, 2008 10:25 AM (in response to KmanOz)
    I just received mine and love everything about it, except one thing; the weak display hinge.

    My unit was just built recently and I was hoping Apple had addressed the issue by now, but I guess not.



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  • discostu514 Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)
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    Oct 27, 2008 10:24 AM (in response to Michael Renwick)
    michael,

    heaven forbid that one would have the choice between a matte or glossy screen!

    all kidding aside, i think the glossy-only option is a mistake on their part. as a consumer and somewhat of a professional, i would appreciate the choice over the like it or lump it approach apple's obviously taken on this issue.

    there's nothing wrong with preferring a glossy screen, though. if that's what you prefer, then go for it! there are just a lot of people that would prefer matte.
    macbook pro 15" 2.4 ghz 4gb RAM 160gb HD, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Michael Renwick Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    Oct 27, 2008 11:10 AM (in response to KmanOz)
    Heat issues?
    Man I can't believe at how some books are different then others.

    My hinge seems firm, I have no click problmes, and the machine barley gets warm on the bottom.

    What are you doing when it runs warm?
    Mac OS X (10.4.1)
  • john ooten Calculating status...
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    Oct 27, 2008 11:33 AM (in response to KmanOz)
    I'm just gonna say I went from a 1.25PB
    to a 2.53MBP.....the difference is just amazing.
    I was messing with my PB because I thought it
    was not at full brightness side by side with my MBP.
    I keep hitting the brightness key but nothing happend. lol
    I was already at full brightness the screen all of a sudden seemed dull
    in comparsion.

    my first mag-safe plug is a plus. my PB actually got tripped
    over a long time ago came crashing down. I had to get the
    adapter and female component replace this was CO$TLY.

    Speed kills....I'm even picking up more wi-fi networks!
    gestures-new to me I love it.
    no latch-love the way it closes.
    hard drive,battery access is brilliant.

    I also like the glossy screen when powered down I use it as
    a mirror to admire my dashingly handsome good looks
    in the reflection. haha

    Overall just a beautifully engineered machine inside and out.
    1.25ghz PBG4/2.53 MBP/23inch HD cinema(clear enclosure) 80gb video Ipod, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • kenstrom Calculating status...
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    Oct 27, 2008 12:55 PM (in response to KmanOz)
    Keep in mind that the discussion forums here are for people who have problems and are looking for answers, so it makes sense that they might be seen as, overall, negative. No problems with mine so far, but I've only had it for a couple hours now! Plus, I'm upgrading from a Power Mac G4, so I'm making quite a quantum leap in power here...!
    MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • XJ-linux Calculating status...
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    Oct 27, 2008 3:07 PM (in response to KmanOz)
    Bought a new MBP 2.4Ghz all stock - no extras. Thus far it is the best notebook I have ever used. Only issue, and a minor one, was the DVD drive being set to Region 6 Asia and the Preferences seem to have Polish and a few other Eastern European languages enabled. Sort of odd, but easily fixed. No harm, no foul. Just popped in a 4GB OWC RAM kit and it's really snappy now. A+ so far.
    MB C2D and Intel C2D Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Mac OS X - the best UNIX, second only to AIX
  • RobboMagic Calculating status...
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    Oct 27, 2008 3:40 PM (in response to XJ-linux)
    Went from a PB 1.67GHz to a MBP 2.53GHz…

    …still in dreamworld!!!



    No problems so far. Fingers crossed that continues.

    God Bless the good ship Apple
    MacBook Pro 2.53GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • LukeD Level 4 Level 4 (3,115 points)
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    Oct 27, 2008 5:07 PM (in response to KmanOz)
    "Stay hungry. Stay foolish." - Steve Jobs @ Stanford (YouTube) MB PRO 5,1, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Boot Camp, with a Windows XP Professional, SP2, partition/ACD 23"/MB/MB Air/iPOD
  • Trisha K Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Oct 27, 2008 5:24 PM (in response to KmanOz)
    I love mine too...

    You have to laugh at some of the complaints, as it is so clear that they don't even own the computer.

    "My screen doesn't latch shut!"

    There is no more latch!
    MacBook Pro 5, 1, late 2008 edition, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • yeslan Calculating status...
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    Oct 27, 2008 7:48 PM (in response to KmanOz)
    I'm loving it.
    Macbook Pro (Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.5), 2.4GHz 4GB 250GB HD, iPhone 3G
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