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I bought an Apple

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Vincent, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    A very expensive Apple :p

    I bought a 15 inch Macbook Pro (The 2.2 GHz Model) and I bought it at the price of the 2.0 GHz Model :)

    I won't receive it yet, but when it gets here I'll be very happy :D
    Any tips, programs or any other Mac stuff I should know off to install on my new Macbook?

    I won't drop my Windows 7 yet though :p
  2. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    I'm waiting for a potential refresh before I commit to purchasing and replacing the RAM and hard drive.
  3. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Also, you didn't purchase an Apple, you purchased a produced designed by Apple Inc.
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  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I've deleted all the off topic/bickering posts.

    If you don't like the thread subject, please don't try and derail it by turning it into a pro-Apple/anti-Apple argument.
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  5. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    I bought an orange the other day!

    kkm323, Bob, John and 1 other person like this.
  6. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Ohh I'd rather have that! Wanna switch? :D
  7. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

  8. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

  9. Blue

    Blue Well-Known Member

    When i saw the title that was the same thing that first popped into my mind :)
  10. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    What a cowinky dinky. I bought an apple today too. It was fat, red, juicy, and very tasty!
    Only cost me .45 cents.

    Bet my apple was cheaper than your apple. ;)
    Steve F likes this.
  11. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    I have a lemon.:(
    Wanna switch?:)
  12. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    Should have gotten a Pear Book :)

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  13. grant sarver

    grant sarver Well-Known Member

  14. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

  15. Brett Peters

    Brett Peters Well-Known Member

    A few programs I would recommend

    Little Snitch - Outgoing connection firewall
    Transmit - FTP
    Text Mate - Text Editor
    Stuffit - Compress Stuff
    Toast - Burning
    Transmission - Torrent
    Handbrake - Video converter
    AppCleaner - The easy way to uninstall Apps
    Parallels Desktop - For when you have no other choice but to boot windows :(
    Boothby likes this.
  16. fos

    fos Active Member

    I have had my new MacBook Pro 15" with the core i7 quad processor, 8 G ram, and 7200 rpm 500 gb hd for about a week. It is absolutely the fastest machine I have ever had. I produce educational videos using Adobe Premiere Pro CS 5.5. The video source is a Sony CX 550 that compresses the digital video into the AVCHD format. Until PP 5.5 working with AVCHD was a pain, very slow to import and then very slow to render into a useable video.

    It used to take hours to process a video. With the new MacBook, it only takes minutes. PP 5.5 imports and edits AVCHD natively. The rendering takes 5 to 7 minutes for 10 to 15 minute videos. It used to take hours. I would usually start the rendering late at night and leave it until morning. Now I can process video anytime!


    PS. My Dell dual core MS Vista machine takes several minutes just to boot.
  17. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Tell me you didn't get Apple RAM.

    Don't stab yourself: http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/58574/newegg-8gb-2x4gb-g.skill-ddr3-1066-sodimm-laptop-memory
  18. Floris

    Floris Guest

  19. fos

    fos Active Member

    I purchased my ram upgrade from Crucial - 4 to 8 - $56 shipped

    BTW I have the high resolution ant-glare screen. I initially started purchasing Macs due to their high resolution displays. When CRTs were no longer available, Apple had the best resolution I could find.

  20. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    I would.. but... I have purchased all the peripherals for it now, and they wouldn't be compatible with your apple ... Soz.
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