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catrancher
24-02-2011, 04:50 PM
Check them out!

Here in the US (http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/)

or

Here in the UK (http://www.apple.com/uk/macbookpro/)

:mental:

May be time to upgrade!

Tom (:macwave:... Thunderbolt lust!)

keith
24-02-2011, 04:55 PM
hmmm I dont know :/ I can see a total revision for 2012 happening :/

catrancher
24-02-2011, 05:45 PM
hmmm I dont know :/ I can see a total revision for 2012 happening :/

Yeah. Probably. But my reasoning is primarily for my DW's benefit. She's currently running on my old 15 inch Macbook Pro that's still based on the PowerPC architecture. I REALLY want to get her upgraded to Intel so if I were to upgrade my current MacBook Pro to the new ones, then she could have my existing one. Which gets her a 17" and Intel.

Tom (:macwave:... thinking...)

josh.p.
24-02-2011, 07:48 PM
I just downloaded the new facetime HD for mac and it's really good :yes: I haven't used the call yet but I love the idea of it! I can see this being made ahead of a possible iPad release!

keith
24-02-2011, 10:57 PM
Yeah. Probably. But my reasoning is primarily for my DW's benefit. She's currently running on my old 15 inch Macbook Pro that's still based on the PowerPC architecture. I REALLY want to get her upgraded to Intel so if I were to upgrade my current MacBook Pro to the new ones, then she could have my existing one. Which gets her a 17" and Intel.

Tom (:macwave:... thinking...)

Get yee behind me satan-apple-pimp I can see your true form and will not be swayed by your shiny ways and faster ports!

:lol:

I guess you'd get the 17 again?

I so don't need a new one. I didn't need a new one when I bought this one. I didnt need a new one when I bought the last one, or the one before, or the one before.

/me screams

josh.p.
25-02-2011, 01:23 AM
I totally wanna upgrade now but there's no way I can afford it so I shall just wait until 2012 in case they completely change the aesthetics of the range.

Skywatcher
25-02-2011, 08:03 AM
Facetime is avaliable for the macs :mental:

again why was I not informed ?????

Ah must be because Steves not well, he usually calls me about stuff like this

keith
25-02-2011, 10:05 AM
:taunt::taunt::taunt::taunt:

catrancher
25-02-2011, 12:14 PM
Get yee behind me satan-apple-pimp I can see your true form and will not be swayed by your shiny ways and faster ports!

:ROFL: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/75186662/smilies/tracy.gif http://dl.dropbox.com/u/75186662/smilies/lmaof.gif

I guess you'd get the 17 again?

Ahhhh... but of course! :yes:


Facetime is avaliable for the macs :mental:

Yes, and it's quite nice.


again why was I not informed ?????

Ah must be because Steves not well, he usually calls me about stuff like this

Apologies for this. I shall have Steve flogged the next time I see him! What cheek!

Tom (:macwave:... satan-apple-pimp fanboy)

Skywatcher
25-02-2011, 02:29 PM
I am merely a Satan Apple pimply fanboy :D

keith
25-02-2011, 02:43 PM
I am merely a Satan Apple pimply fanboy :D

:rotfl:

catrancher
25-02-2011, 02:47 PM
I am merely a Satan Apple pimply fanboy :D

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/75186662/smilies/lmaof.gif

Tom (:macwave:... http://dl.dropbox.com/u/75186662/smilies/tracy.gif)

ukwdwnut
25-02-2011, 05:42 PM
THE 17" IS 700 CHEAPER IN THE US THAN HERE WHY ARE WE RIPPED OFF SO MUCH


oops sorry caps on

catrancher
13-03-2011, 01:45 PM
Morning folks!

Satan-Apple-Pimp here.


The time has come the warus said,
to speak of many things.
Of airplane floats, and flying boats,
And other things with wings.

(With apologies to Lewis Carol)

Well, it finally happened. I guess I jinxed myself (or was that janxed)?

My DW's trusty old 15" Macbook Pro hard drive died yesterday. This is so old, it's one of the IDE drives. I managed to get it out of the computer thinking I had a spare that I could use. Alas, no such luck. It turns out that all the spare drives I had lying around are SATA, not IDE.

So, I had an enclosure that would take it so stuck it in there and managed to save 99% of her data. Only missed a few system files. But of course, the things not bootable. Anyway, looked around trying to find anyone locally that had a stock of old IDE drives.
Do you think I could?

Nope.

Not a chance. :crywave:

So, rather than wasting anymore time trying to hunt down an IDE drive to put in it. Cheap though they may be. I've decided it's time to give the thing a proper burial, say a permanent good bye to the PowerPC architecture, and spring for a new Macbook Pro. 17 inch thank you very much. Fortunately, my company has a buying agreement with Apple so I get a bit of a discount.

Now, the only question is, who gets the new one. Me or my DW? What do you think the answer will be? :unsure:

Tom (:macwave:... Satan Apple Pimp first class!)

keith
13-03-2011, 02:49 PM
Argh :yes: you WILLED that to happen you know :lol:

I've been looking over the good old 17 myself and extremely tempted. Which spec etc?

catrancher
13-03-2011, 03:47 PM
Argh :yes: you WILLED that to happen you know :lol:

No! I didn't do it! It wasn't me. You can't prove it! :ROFL:


Which spec etc?

Prolly just go with the standard 17" model.


2.2GHz quad-core
Intel Core i7
4GB 1333MHz
750GB 5400-rpm1
Intel HD Graphics 3000
AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1GB GDDR5
Built-in battery (7 hours)

I'd really like to have the 500GB 7200 rpm drive but that's a build to order option and I don't really have the time to wait. Gotta buy off the shelf so to speak in order to promote domestic tranquility. :surrender:

Got my firewire external hard drive built with Snow Leopard and my DW's applications, files, settings, etc. So, once we get the new machine this afternoon, it should be a relatively simple process to use the Migration Assistant to move everything over.

Wonder which machine I'll end up with? New or old? :unsure:

Tom (:macwave:... and I've got to buy her lunch too!)

keith
13-03-2011, 03:50 PM
Has to be new doesn't it :D

Not tempted by the matte screen at all? Ive got the glossy 15" of course and it's great but I always wonder if I should spec the matte. The great thing about the 17 is there's really not much chance of options because everythings built in :lol:

josh.p.
13-03-2011, 03:58 PM
:mental: I know who my bet is on for the new MacBook. Have fun.. and post pics! :macwave:

catrancher
13-03-2011, 04:02 PM
Has to be new doesn't it :D

Not tempted by the matte screen at all? Ive got the glossy 15" of course and it's great but I always wonder if I should spec the matte. The great thing about the 17 is there's really not much chance of options because everythings built in :lol:

I don't know. I've got the matte on my current MBP. From what I've seen, the glossy isn't as bad as I once thought it was. So, we'll go with the glossy this time around. For stuff like pictures it's actually better. How well the glossy will be while in XCode remains to be seen.

Tom (:macwave:... having a glossy day!)

keith
13-03-2011, 04:26 PM
I spent hours at the apple store looking at both last time I bought the 15 and in the end decided to go for glossy.

Absolutely no problem with it at all and of course my imac 27" is glossy too, no option there!

catrancher
13-03-2011, 06:01 PM
I spent hours at the apple store looking at both last time I bought the 15 and in the end decided to go for glossy.

Absolutely no problem with it at all and of course my imac 27" is glossy too, no option there!

Thanks Keith!

That's good to know! :thumbsup:

Oddly enough, I read your post as my DW and I were having lunch on the way to the Apple Store. Timely indeed.

Tom (:macwave:... now owns two 17" MacBook Pro's)

luvdisney
14-03-2011, 10:53 AM
Im very tempted by a mac book air 13" theyre so cute

catrancher
14-03-2011, 11:09 AM
Well, I got one of the new Macbook Pro laptops! :thumbsup:

See my thread over in Mouse on the Move (http://wdisneysecrets.com/forums/mouse-move/17644-look-what.html) for more information!

Tom (:macwave:... I like it. I really like it!)

Skywatcher
22-03-2011, 04:30 PM
Just had a play on a new one and they are a beautifully constructed piece of machinery - the track pad is astonishing

keith
22-03-2011, 04:30 PM
Just had a play on a new one and they are a beautifully constructed piece of machinery - the track pad is astonishing

arghrghrghrg stopppppppp :/ theres nothing wrong with last years... and... yet.... argrhghgrhgrgrhhrg

catrancher
22-03-2011, 04:32 PM
I'm really pleased with mine! :taunt:

Tom (:macwave:... :whistle:)

keith
22-03-2011, 04:35 PM
I'm really pleased with mine! :taunt:

Tom (:macwave:... :whistle:)

:cry2:

Honestly I know I've said it before, but I keep trying to talk myself out of it.. every year I get another one even though the one before was perfect. Apple could sell me magic beans and I'd be happily skipping all the way home with them

josh.p.
22-03-2011, 07:45 PM
Every time I see Keith as the latest poster on this thread I always think I'm going to read it and he'll have bought one :rotfl:

Skywatcher
22-03-2011, 07:49 PM
Its the same for me I find myself physically averting my eyes from iPad 2 adverts - I feel drawn even though I don't need it

For the record the one you sold me the macbook pro is still absolutely rock solid and a perfectly functioning machine - so you could have just stuck with that mate ;)

keith
22-03-2011, 08:38 PM
For the record the one you sold me the macbook pro is still absolutely rock solid and a perfectly functioning machine - so you could have just stuck with that mate ;)

I know! :lol: absolutely.. I must have had three since that one and they were all rock solid and perfect too.

There's no hope for me. I need to be locked away in some kind of apple purchase 12 step programme or something

josh.p.
22-03-2011, 09:42 PM
It says it all about me, that today when walking through town someone waved and smiled.. couldn't think who they were and until I finally realised that they worked in the Apple Store :thud: I'm in there that often.

Skywatcher
23-03-2011, 09:02 AM
:lol:

catrancher
23-03-2011, 10:41 AM
Hello...

my name is Tom and I'm an Appleaholic.

Tom (:macwave:... hey... at least AA still works for an abbreviation!)

keith
23-03-2011, 10:44 AM
:lol: good point!

I'm still toying with the idea of the 17"

Skywatcher
23-03-2011, 11:18 AM
The single aluminium casing was so lovely I wanted to lick it.

catrancher
23-03-2011, 11:30 AM
The single aluminium casing was so lovely I wanted to lick it.

Don't you come near mine! You hear me! :nono:

Tom (:macwave:... what cheek!)

Skywatcher
23-03-2011, 11:34 AM
mmmmmmm smooth

catrancher
23-03-2011, 11:39 AM
mmmmmmm smooth

and shiny!

Tom (:macwave:... AA charter member!)

Skywatcher
23-03-2011, 04:01 PM
Can I be in the AA as well we have

a 27 inch iMac
a Macbook pro
2 xiPads
2 x 1iphone 4
2 x ipod 4

and I also really want an iPad 2 but :sorry: I wont get one this time

:macwave:

catrancher
23-03-2011, 04:30 PM
Can I be in the AA as well we have

a 27 inch iMac
a Macbook pro
2 xiPads
2 x 1iphone 4
2 x ipod 4

and I also really want an iPad 2 but :sorry: I wont get one this time

:macwave:

Ohh.... sure. C'mon in. There's always room for one more! :yes:

Tom (:macwave:... member since 1984!)

josh.p.
26-03-2011, 03:02 PM
I think I'm responsible for spreading the Apple Virus. All of my friends seem to have acquired iPhones recently, as well as my Dad & Sister. I even caught Dad looking at the new MBPs, would not be happy if he had a better one than me though!