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Apple Unveils MacBook Pro
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The long wait begins. Estimated ship date Mid February. I will probably have chewed my fingernails clean off of my fingers by the time the thing arrives.

<envy></envy> Wink

What one did you buy? Any BTO upgrades?
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The long wait begins. Estimated ship date Mid February. I will probably have chewed my fingernails clean off of my fingers by the time the thing arrives.

<envy></envy> Wink

What one did you buy? Any BTO upgrades?


Yes, I just paid off my credit card and back in debt I go. I ordered the 1.83GHz with a 7,200 RPM Hard Disk. Now, I am a nervous wreck, did I do the right thing? Will it ever arrive? Will it arrive ok, yada, yada....
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm about ready to place an order. I've waited for these for over a year. I just need to wait for my wife to get home. Laughing


We're all pulling for you!

Man, I know now that this will be my next Mac (hoefully within a year).. It is really loaded (gotta love the video card).. I am sure that there will be hacks to dual-boot this into Windows for gaming....


It can Dual-Boot into Windows, no hack required.


Not until Vista I am afraid.... Check this out... Sad

http://www.macnn.com/articles/06/01/12/mactels.cant.run.xp/
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Not until Vista I am afraid.... Check this out... Sad

http://www.macnn.com/articles/06/01/12/mactels.cant.run.xp/


Yeah, and at the rate that Microsoft is going with Vista, that will not be until 2007....
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Yes, I just paid off my credit card and back in debt I go. I ordered the 1.83GHz with a 7,200 RPM Hard Disk.


That's going to be one sweet machine!

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Now, I am a nervous wreck, did I do the right thing? Will it ever arrive? Will it arrive ok, yada, yada....


You'll be all right! I always seem to worry about dead pixels. I'm a nervous wreck that first boot.
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Why hasn't Apple posted any information about battery life? They should have a general idea.
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Why hasn't Apple posted any information about battery life? They should have a general idea.


I am starting to think that the battery life must not be very good since they seem to be keeping this information under wraps..

Jobs was touting power per watt so much during the Keynote, I was expecting him to come out and state that the Macbook Pro (not a big fan of the name) would last over six hours...

I think it will be decent, but maybe not as good as the previous generation...
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I think it will be decent, but maybe not as good as the previous generation...


I would guess the battery life is 3-4 hours tops.
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I think it has more to do with all the battery related lawsuits with the iPod etc. Don't post a spec and then you cannot be held accountable to meet it. Apple is saying that the Macbook Pro should be very similar in battery life to the latest iteration of the Powerbook.

That's OK with me, I mostly use my machine plugged in somewhere anyway.
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