7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 27, 2008 10:52 PM by oregon girl
oregon girl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I just purchased a MacBook Pro. We ordered a 15" 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM, and just received it in the mail.

It looked small to me so I measured the comp. witdth wise and it was only 13". I was telling someone about it tonight and they said to measure a computer you measure diagonally. Is that the correct way to measure a computer?

Also how do you check to make sure it is the 2.4 GHz?

I hope someone can help me.

Thanks!

MacBook Pro
  • Peter K. Grether Level 4 Level 4 (2,885 points)
    You need to measure the screen diagonally. It should measure 15.4 inches. Then click on the Apple icon on your toolbar, then About This Mac.
  • nerowolfe Level 6 Level 6 (13,070 points)
    oregon girl wrote:
    I just purchased a MacBook Pro. We ordered a 15" 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM, and just received it in the mail.

    It looked small to me so I measured the comp. witdth wise and it was only 13". I was telling someone about it tonight and they said to measure a computer you measure diagonally. Is that the correct way to measure a computer?

    Also how do you check to make sure it is the 2.4 GHz?

    I hope someone can help me.

    Thanks!

    Welcome to the Apple boards:
    Size is always measured diagonally. If there were a way to get a larger number, they would use that
    Regarding your speed and other important things, hold down the Option key and click on the little black apple on the top left of your screen. Select System Profiler and, Voila! there you go.
    Everything about your computer is listed there - and more ....
  • oregon girl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Peter,

    Thanks so much for getting back so quickly. I would never had figured that one out on my own. Makes one wonder, how did they come up with measuring diagonally?
  • Peter K. Grether Level 4 Level 4 (2,885 points)
    I don't know. It's how all displays are measured. From TV sets to the little screen on a digital camera.
  • carl wolf Level 6 Level 6 (14,295 points)
    "Is that the correct way to measure a computer?"

    For the past 20 years, perhaps a few less, screens have been measured diagonally. You can also measure a computer alphabetically by height, but it's a little more complicated.
  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (12,175 points)
    ... I would never had figured that one out on my own.

    I take it that you are also a newcomer to the Wonderful World of Mac. May I suggest David Pogue's [Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual|http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596529529> as an excellent way to get to know all the bits and pieces of the Operating System? An alternative could be [Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition|http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596514129>, also from David Pogue.
  • oregon girl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    All I can say is Thank goodness for this message board! I almost sent the computer back thinking they sent me the wrong one. That would have been a little embarrasing...