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New Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'General Software & Hardware Forum:' started by tim, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. tim

    tim Senior Member

    anybody got one?

    I'm thinking of upgrading my macbook to the latest version, mainly because I got so pissed that two days after I bought my Macbook, the new titanium one was released, and I could've got it for the same price!
  2. tim

    tim Senior Member

    Apparently, there is no upgrade. I'd have to sell my macbook and purchase a brand new macbook.

    In my defence, they didn't actually tell me a new macbook was coming out, and the only way to get the new one was to leave my macbook unopened and send it back for the new one.

    But i didn't find that out until now either.
  3. berry

    berry Active Member

    That happened to me last January when I bought a Mac and 2 days later the new version came out.
    I played merry hell at the shop and they exchanged it for a new one. Shy bairns get nowt! So complain and they may exchange it. Always bypass the saleguys and insist to speak to the Manager and show your annoyance.
    Generally works
  4. tim

    tim Senior Member

    Ooooh will do!
  5. philjohns

    philjohns Senior Member

    To be honest.....There isnt much (if any) difference is there?! Apart from the look and feel.

    I much prefer the look of the old ones anyway TBH!
  6. matt

    matt Member

    The new 17" ones pack a bit more RAM and a slightly meatier processor chips than previous models, but other than that it's just a slightly nicer shell.

    The glossy high-reflective monitors in the new ones piss me off though.
  7. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    It's pissing everyone off.... Apple is offering some sort of treatment to counter the gloss but apparently it's not very effective and you lose your notebook for 2 weeks or something :/
  8. tim

    tim Senior Member

    Hey guys,

    the new macbook pros have lots more than just a RAM upgrade. They have a glass touch-pad that's an all in one mouse, graphics cards for playing games on (because people always moan about it apparently), a better screen resolution, and more battery life.

    I found if I sell my Macbook and buy a new Pro, I will only have to be paying £325 or something like that.

    Oh and BTW guys, if your macbook bottom or top case lifts up (even if you drop it), take it to Apple and tell them it just lifted up automatically, and they'll reveal that they have a plastic fault with the shell... make sure they don't make you pay. I paid £180 for a repair that wasn't even my fault, and my friend got his for free.
  9. pshillabeer

    pshillabeer Junior Member

    I have been using a new 15" MacBook Pro for the last couple of months. I have been impressed.

    The new track pad is a great addition and being able to use finger gestures makes some tasks effortless.

    Another feature I like is being able to switch from NVIDA 9400M to 96000M GT which does make a difference with battery life and performance.

    The one piece aluminum case is very sleek and should wear well.

    The new LED screen, it's personal preference really. The gloss screen really doesn't bother me and image is very sharp.

    And lets not forget the FireWire 800 port, which is not on the MacBooks.

    As it says above the 17" offers more power, options and a funky new battery!

    Before making any Apple purchase check out these sites, it should save you from buying product ready for replacement...

    AppleInsider | Apple Insider News and Analysis
    Mac Buyer's Guide: Know When to Buy Your Mac, iPod or iPhone
  10. tim

    tim Senior Member

    Thanks, pshillabeer :D

    Will do...

    I've recently applied to be an Apple Creative in town, so not sure whether it's worth buying one now or waiting to see if I get the job and therefore getting a discount.
  11. pshillabeer

    pshillabeer Junior Member

    There is a 30% family and friends discount if you do get a job there - very nice!

    I have my own friend who kindly buys my Apple gear for me - everyone needs a friend like that.

    Don't forget you can also get student discount if you visit the education section on the Apple site.
  12. tim

    tim Senior Member

    Yeah, I used my student discount to get my Macbook cheaper. Got £198.19 off :D

    30% is amazing! I gotta wriggle my way in, even if I'm don't get the Apple Creative job!

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