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post #121 of 174
Finally got mine as well. Mine's a standard 15" with a glossy screen and HOLY FUDSJ is it gorgeous.

To say I'm totally and utterly in love would be a HUGE understatement.


I've only had one problem so far, but that's likely the fault of my audio hardware and not the Mac itself.


Glossy screen, by the way, is IMPECCABLE. Even better than the Sony glossy 450nit screen next to it. I'm SO impressed.
post #122 of 174
Mine is exactly a week old - and I have my second complaint: some DVDs get an error message in front row that they are not the correct region for my dvd drive. I'm talkin about movies/tv shows purchased from the store here in the states that play fine in my dvd player -not copies.
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post #123 of 174
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Mine is exactly a week old - and I have my second complaint: some DVDs get an error message in front row that they are not the correct region for my dvd drive. I'm talkin about movies/tv shows purchased from the store here in the states that play fine in my dvd player -not copies.

Are the problem discs Region 1 or Region 0? (A surprising number of U.S.-made discs are actually encoded for Region 0 i.e. "all regions".)

I was wondering if this was an issue with Macs. I am a long-time Windows user who is about ready to jump ship -- my next computer will be a 15" MBP -- but I am also a collector of worldwide DVD releases. It isn't a huge problem either way, as I already own a multi-region DVD player, but it would be nice to know if some sort of hack exists to override the region-coding in Apple's DVD drives. I don't have much experience with OS X at the present time.
post #124 of 174
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Originally Posted by Ste

Are the problem discs Region 1 or Region 0? (A surprising number of U.S.-made discs are actually encoded for Region 0 i.e. "all regions".)

I am not even sure how to check - it's Alias Season 1, Disk 2.... but that would be a bummer if I can't play movies on the train to NYC, what am I going to do, WORK?
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post #125 of 174
Got mine yesterday, upgrading from a PB G4. This thing does screem. It's amazingly fast. I've only really had two issues with it. One is I hated the default color profile of the display, it was nothing like my old PB G4, and took me hours to get it right. Even then the display will take a bit for me to get used to, as it doesn't seem to be as consistant in brightness across the screen as my PB (moving your head changes the brightness to where you're looking).

The other thing is when playing WoW the fans go on full blast, and they're really loud. My PB never did this. Still, I'll take 60+ fps with everything turned on over 20fps with everything at minimum regardless of fan noise.

I'm sure it'll just take a while to get used to.
post #126 of 174
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Originally Posted by vitaflo

Got mine yesterday, upgrading from a PB G4. This thing does screem. It's amazingly fast. I've only really had two issues with it. One is I hated the default color profile of the display, it was nothing like my old PB G4, and took me hours to get it right. Even then the display will take a bit for me to get used to, as it doesn't seem to be as consistant in brightness across the screen as my PB (moving your head changes the brightness to where you're looking).

The other thing is when playing WoW the fans go on full blast, and they're really loud. My PB never did this. Still, I'll take 60+ fps with everything turned on over 20fps with everything at minimum regardless of fan noise.

I'm sure it'll just take a while to get used to.

Yeah, the screen is not consisten, I agree. I don't thinkt he fans are all that loud though. As I said, my screen is darker in the right side at most angles, particularly head on. No biggie...I'll get used to it.
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post #127 of 174
I got mines the end of last month. I called my nearest Apple Store and luckily they had what I wanted. I got the 2.33Ghz, 2GB Ram, 120GB HD, Matte Screen etc... This was my first Mac purchase and I'm glad to say that it was a good decision since I am loving my new MacBook Pro. The switch wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, I'm fairly knowledgable with computers and I got used to OS X pretty quickly.

I'm a photographer and I also like video editing, and I originally bought my Mac because of all the great things I've read about Final Cut.

I've already got BootCamp installed with WinXP and OpenSUSE, and I also have Parallels with WinXP and Ubuntu loaded in it.

Here's several quick videos I made LINK.
post #128 of 174
I just received the following from Apple for my 17" C2D MacBook Pro order that was scheduled to be shipped by Nov. 7th and delivered by Nov. 14th:

We are unable to ship your 17-inch MacBook Pro by the date given when you
placed the order. It is now expected to ship on or before 11/14/06. We
sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this delay may cause and we are
making every effort to ship this unit as soon as possible.

The waiting game continues...
post #129 of 174
IT LIVES!

After getting really annoyed at the Apple store for telling me no preorder was necessary, then saying that they got limited stock and those who preordered would get priority, they produced one for me overnight.

I am in love, as I knew I would be. The only strange thing for me is getting used to when I have to double-click and single-click and soforth, and arranging windows. Is there a button which causes a window to fill the whole screen, without manually dragging the window edges? The maximise button doesn't seem to do that like it does in Windows.

The only other thing is, I'm appalled at how big m4a files are - about the same as .wav I guess, but my plans of archiving a lot of my music will probably not happen at this point. I guess this is what people get iPods for.

Speaking of which, I know what's next on my shopping list...
post #130 of 174
ordered today, est delivery 16 Nov to the Netherlands. Does anyone know if there have been delays for orders to Europe? This wait is going to kill me...one week o m g

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Originally Posted by paprochy

ordered today, est delivery 16 Nov to the Netherlands. Does anyone know if there have been delays for orders to Europe? This wait is going to kill me...one week o m g


Nice...
I ordered my MBP 15" 2.33GHz non BTO the 25th of October at MailaMac and am still waiting.

I gonna kick some ass if you got yours first.
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post #132 of 174
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Originally Posted by gar

Nice...
I ordered my MBP 15" 2.33GHz non BTO the 25th of October at MailaMac and am still waiting.

I gonna kick some ass if you got yours first.

Wow, that's a long time. Hope you get yours soon. And wtf? the prices on that site you mentioned are ridiculous! How are they that cheap? Are those prices without tax or something? Please explain.

I ordered the same model as you btw.
post #133 of 174
I am hoping my 17 inch ships today -- I have not recieved any messages about it. But now I am starting to wonder.
post #134 of 174
Hi,

I have been using my amazing 15inch 2.33 with glossy screen for over a week now and it is awesome. I just noticed today that when I plug in the power adapter, the battery remains at 98% and does not go to 10%. The first 1-2 days, I remember seeing 100% but today, it remains on 98% and it doesnt even show that it is charging. if I choose the setting time, it shows charged but if I change the setting to percentage, it shows 98% and the icon shows plugged in and not charging. Is anyone else seeing it happen? Any ideas to how to fix this?
post #135 of 174
My 17 Inch Will Not Be Shipped Until The 13th To The 15th
post #136 of 174
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Originally Posted by paprochy

Wow, that's a long time. Hope you get yours soon. And wtf? the prices on that site you mentioned are ridiculous! How are they that cheap? Are those prices without tax or something? Please explain.

I ordered the same model as you btw.

19% Tax (it's called BTW) in the Netherlands, baby.
Nothing to be happy about.
Luckily I don't live 20km more to the south, in Belgium it's a whopping 21%.

btw I will have my MacBook Pro on friday, if TNT|Post don't screw up (again).
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post #137 of 174
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Originally Posted by Mr. A

Hi,

I have been using my amazing 15inch 2.33 with glossy screen for over a week now and it is awesome. I just noticed today that when I plug in the power adapter, the battery remains at 98% and does not go to 10%. The first 1-2 days, I remember seeing 100% but today, it remains on 98% and it doesnt even show that it is charging. if I choose the setting time, it shows charged but if I change the setting to percentage, it shows 98% and the icon shows plugged in and not charging. Is anyone else seeing it happen? Any ideas to how to fix this?

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post #138 of 174
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Originally Posted by gar

Try this
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Thanks, i had done that the day I got it so before using it only, i had calliberated the battery.
post #139 of 174
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Originally Posted by gar

19% Tax (it's called BTW) in the Netherlands, baby.
Nothing to be happy about.
Luckily I don't live 20km more to the south, in Belgium it's a whopping 21%.

btw I will have my MacBook Pro on friday, if TNT|Post don't screw up (again).

Ah, I figured the displayed price doesn't include tax.

btw, 20km south of you is Belgium? I have a feeling we are probably close by. Do you live in Maastricht?
post #140 of 174
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Originally Posted by gar

btw I will have my MacBook Pro on friday, if TNT|Post don't screw up (again).

Guess I'm not the only one having problems with TNT.

I was to receive my MBP this Tuesday, but... TNT screwed up . The order tracker told me it arrived here in Brussels on Tuesday morning. However, no sign of my laptop.
I called them Wednesday and they told me they actually lost the package and were searching for it. I called again today but they couldn't tell me anything more. Then I called Apple to notify them about the problem in the hope they would push TNT to look harder. I am to receive a call from TNT or a mail from Apple, but nothing yet.

Frustrating .
post #141 of 174
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Originally Posted by paprochy

Ah, I figured the displayed price doesn't include tax.

btw, 20km south of you is Belgium? I have a feeling we are probably close by. Do you live in Maastricht?

Nope, far far away:
Breda, Noord-Brabant.
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Originally Posted by Tygernoot

Guess I'm not the only one having problems with TNT.

I was to receive my MBP this Tuesday, but... TNT screwed up . The order tracker told me it arrived here in Brussels on Tuesday morning. However, no sign of my laptop.
I called them Wednesday and they told me they actually lost the package and were searching for it. I called again today but they couldn't tell me anything more. Then I called Apple to notify them about the problem in the hope they would push TNT to look harder. I am to receive a call from TNT or a mail from Apple, but nothing yet.

Frustrating .

That's very bad, you know.
My iMac has stayed a complete weekend 800 meters from me at a depot. It was send back to Dordrecht the monday there after and sent back to Breda on tuesday.

But we'll see what happens...
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post #142 of 174
Ordered my 17" MBP C2D 160GB 2GB Matte from Mac Mall on Oct 31 and they have told me they won't be getting anymore in until Nov 17th.
post #143 of 174
Ordered a 17" MBP C2D on my birthday (Halloween), and although I didn't get an email about the delay, it currently says Ship by: Nov 15th.....gah!!

After being in the PC biz since 8088s with crummy monochrome monitors, this is my first Mac....and I hate waiting! My Dell is anxiously awaiting it's replacement!

I did get the AppleCare for it, and it says it 'shipped'...will there actually be a box or something I get for it?
post #144 of 174
My MBP (15" 2.16GHz 160GB) arrived on Wednesday. Problems started Thursday (display went weird - white lines, double-imaging). Phoned Apple today (friday), returning soon, new MBP being CTO and sent to me, ETA 22 November.
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post #145 of 174
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Originally Posted by Mr. A

I just noticed today that when I plug in the power adapter, the battery remains at 98% and does not go to 10%. The first 1-2 days, I remember seeing 100% but today, it remains on 98% and it doesnt even show that it is charging. if I choose the setting time, it shows charged but if I change the setting to percentage, it shows 98% and the icon shows plugged in and not charging. Is anyone else seeing it happen? Any ideas to how to fix this?

It's a feature, and an important one. Trying to repetitively recharge an already charged (read: 90% and up) Li-Ion battery supposedly reduces its lifetime.

The battery controller won't start recharging unless this drops below 95% or so.

I believe some IBM ThinkPads even allowed the user to control this threshold.
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post #146 of 174
I just got my 15 incher (2.33 gHz) tonight. It is perfect out of the box (e.g. no dead pixels, etc...), and seems to run cooler than the 15 inch Powerbook it replaced (so far, I've been installing software and getting the new Mac ready to run). We'll see how it does on Aperture, Final Cut Pro, etc... once I get everything on here and really start using it. I won the "hard disk lottery" with a 120 gb Hitachi drive (which uses perpendicular recording) - some people have been getting 120 gb drives that use longitudinal recording (which some sources say are slower). Anyway, nice machine, more impressions later once I finish setting up.

-Dan
post #147 of 174
Ditto.

1 week from Friday night order; awesome machine. Fast.

Perp. drive. w00t
post #148 of 174
what about battery life, how long could it last?
post #149 of 174
Well, i just went into a Best Buy shop on 5th in NY, and took one of the machines in stock. A standard 2.16 with matte screen. I'll add another gig later on, i took it back to the hotel, let it charge, and started it (in fact this post is done on it using the hotels' Wifi).

The machine is completely silent, the fans have not kicked in once yet, the battery stated that it would work 3 hours, but it still has more than 2 hours left while i've been working already more than one hour. Very snappy, not significantly warmer than my old titanium G4, and it's been on my lap for over an hour.

Very good machine, pleasant keyboard, you can all go and buy some !

Pierre
post #150 of 174
My 15" MacBook Pro 2.33Ghz Non BTO came on friday (finally).

I agree wit teufel: It's a laptop
The MacBook revA is hotter.
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Originally Posted by Dan Wells

I just got my 15 incher (2.33 gHz) tonight. It is perfect out of the box (e.g. no dead pixels, etc...), and seems to run cooler than the 15 inch Powerbook it replaced (so far, I've been installing software and getting the new Mac ready to run). We'll see how it does on Aperture, Final Cut Pro, etc... once I get everything on here and really start using it. I won the "hard disk lottery" with a 120 gb Hitachi drive (which uses perpendicular recording) - some people have been getting 120 gb drives that use longitudinal recording (which some sources say are slower). Anyway, nice machine, more impressions later once I finish setting up.

-Dan

Mine is much cooler too. MUCH. I can even put it on a pillow.
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post #152 of 174
This is my first post and I just want to say Hello to everybody on this forum.
I got my 2.33/2/160/15.4 MacbookPro a few days ago. It was a great machine. I noticed that it didn’t level on any hard surface and was getting very hot after a few minutes of being on. Today I can"t turn it on.
Has anyone else experienced any of these problems?
post #153 of 174
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Originally Posted by ChemicalFreak

This is my first post and I just want to say Hello to everybody on this forum.
I got my 2.33/2/160/15.4 MacbookPro a few days ago. It was a great machine. I noticed that it didn’t level on any hard surface and was getting very hot after a few minutes of being on. Today I can"t turn it on.
Has anyone else experienced any of these problems?

Somethings way wrong with that machine. Call Apple and send it back. I got the base model with the 2.16/2/120/15.4 and mine is cool to the touch at all times (well, occasionally warm but easily a laptop).
post #154 of 174
my MBP C2D (2.16ghz) has a slight problem.. the wireless card doesnt seem so good. not that good signal.

and the other problem that when i charge the battery, i feel the corners of the laptop has some electric leakage.. i feel slightly "electrified" ... u know what i mean?
post #155 of 174
After roughly a week with mine, I have to say I'm still absolutely in love. The machine is gorgeous, surprisingly portable, and simply exceptional in everything I've asked it to do.

One question, though - after creating an XP partition, is there any way to make it larger without re-formating?
post #156 of 174
It's official. TNT lost my laptop and Apple is sending me a new one. Now I can wait again...
post #157 of 174
I know that these new Macbook Pro's C@D have wireless n present but disabled; does anyone know how to find out so I can confirm if mine also is wireless n capable.
post #158 of 174
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Originally Posted by Tygernoot

It's official. TNT lost my laptop and Apple is sending me a new one. Now I can wait again...

Lost? Or stole? haha..
post #159 of 174
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Originally Posted by blackwave

After roughly a week with mine, I have to say I'm still absolutely in love. The machine is gorgeous, surprisingly portable, and simply exceptional in everything I've asked it to do.

One question, though - after creating an XP partition, is there any way to make it larger without re-formating?

There is a "diskutil resizeVolume" command (which I think is what Boot Camp uses), but you need to search the discussion forums here and do some research to see if it will do what you want and non-destructively to both volumes.

Steve
post #160 of 174
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Originally Posted by demenas

There is a "diskutil resizeVolume" command (which I think is what Boot Camp uses), but you need to search the discussion forums here and do some research to see if it will do what you want and non-destructively to both volumes.

Steve

diskutil resizeVolume is largely unfinished at this point and feels somewhat rushed. That said, it is very unlikely to cause damage because it's very (over)zealous at making sure the operation will be safe. I've never had it do any damage. Rather, it frustratingly often thinks it can't proceed when it would be able to.
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