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I just ordered a new MacBook Pro! I ordered the 2.2Ghz model with a 160Gb 5400rpm HDD :D . I'm upgrading from a Ti Book 500Mhz as well as a PowerMac (Sawtooth) 500Mhz. I'm expecting quite a major performance boost!
What I don't understand is why it says that it will ship in only 5 to 7 days, while the 17 inch model ships within 24 hours? I guess they must be selling a lot more of the 15 inch models. I feel just like a little kid counting down the days before Christmas! I want it NOW! Oh well, patience, I guess :-(.
 

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I'm still sitting on the fence regarding purchasing the same MBP as the one you ordered. I'll probably take a decision near the end of next week. I did check, and the student deal with the ipod continues until mid September so I can take my time deciding without losing out on that, which is good.

While I was at the Apple Store in the Eaton Centre, I did make a few observations:

The 17 inch MBP with the optional high resolution display was interesting to see. It looked very fine and sharp and was still very readable, except the small size that everything on the screen appears at limits how far you can sit away from the screen and still be able to read it.

I'm sort of disappointed that there isn't an optional high resolution 15 inch unit that has the same display size as the 20 inch Cinema Display, the way the optional 17 inch unit's display equates to a 23 inch Cinema Display. I figure this is either because no such LCD panel is available or because Apple designed the 17 inch high res MBP with the idea that video editors would buy it to be able work on 1080i HDTV projects at full size on the screen - which wouldn't translate into the idea of 'lets make the 17 inch optionally equal to the 23 inch Cinema Display and the 15 inch optionally equal to the 20 inch Cinema Display' if that was the only design concern.

The Apple TV box is an interesting little unit although the colour coding of the Y, Pb, Pr outputs seems to use a different coding from other devices I've worked on. 720p is an odd HDTV resolution to use since most broadcasters have settled down on 1080i as the defacto standard for HDTV with the notable exception of Fox, who use 720p. Oh well. What I really need is a 'Reverse Apple TV' since I need to go from the sattelite box in another room, to my computer in this room. Networking the eyeTV via my Powerbook worked but not very well, since my 10 Mb/s network couldn't do it.
 

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The longer the wait, the more delicious the dessert! ;)

Congratulations on your new Mac!
 

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Ordered my own MBP (low-end stock model) a few days ago. The waiting is harder than expected!
 

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I just ordered a new MacBook Pro! I ordered the 2.2Ghz model with a 160Gb 5400rpm HDD :D . I'm upgrading from a Ti Book 500Mhz as well as a PowerMac (Sawtooth) 500Mhz. I'm expecting quite a major performance boost!
What I don't understand is why it says that it will ship in only 5 to 7 days, while the 17 inch model ships within 24 hours? I guess they must be selling a lot more of the 15 inch models. I feel just like a little kid counting down the days before Christmas! I want it NOW! Oh well, patience, I guess :-(.
Congrats on your purchase! It will be MUCH MUCH faster vs your current macs.

The reason the 17" ships faster I would imagine is higher demand for the 15".

A good idea for your old macs.. turn the tower into a file server and use the old pb as an around the house browsing machine for anyone to grab at random and go online. Its always nice to have extra computers around. I use 3 macs at home.
 

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A good idea for your old macs.. turn the tower into a file server and use the old pb as an around the house browsing machine for anyone to grab at random and go online. Its always nice to have extra computers around. I use 3 macs at home.
I actually will be turning my tower into a file server, but I think I will be selling the PowerBook though. But I'm not sure yet. I don't think I can find any real use for it. I use to have way too many Mac's at home and I finally slimmed it down to just the two (as well as an old Mac Plus, just for nostalgic reasons) and it's been working out fine for me.
 

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you think waiting 5 days is hard? im still holding out on the MBP till leopard! (october). That means i have to go to classes for a month with my HP :(. I hope they do a rev by then too

i've been macless since I sold my iMac G5 isight in may.... can't wait to get back to OS X... even though I've finally gotten used to CTRL instead of CMD again...
 

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you think waiting 5 days is hard? im still holding out on the MBP till leopard! (october). That means i have to go to classes for a month with my HP :(. I hope they do a rev by then too
Well actually it should ship by July 10-12, delivered by July 12-19. That's almost 3 weeks before I get it. Still better than waiting till October though. I couldn't wait that long. It will be worth paying the bit extra to buy Leopard separately when it eventually comes out this fall.
 

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I just ordered a new MacBook Pro! I ordered the 2.2Ghz model with a 160Gb 5400rpm HDD :D . I'm upgrading from a Ti Book 500Mhz as well as a PowerMac (Sawtooth) 500Mhz. I'm expecting quite a major performance boost!
What I don't understand is why it says that it will ship in only 5 to 7 days, while the 17 inch model ships within 24 hours? I guess they must be selling a lot more of the 15 inch models. I feel just like a little kid counting down the days before Christmas! I want it NOW! Oh well, patience, I guess :-(.
Congrats!
 

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Well actually it should ship by July 10-12, delivered by July 12-19.
Looks like we ordered right about the same time. I ordered an iPod at the same time (free education deal) and FedEx says it's due to arrive on July 4, five days ahead of Apple's earliest delivery date. If that rule holds true for the MBP (and a guy can dream, can't he), I could get it as early as July 8.

Crossing fingers.
 

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I just ordered a new MacBook Pro! I ordered the 2.2Ghz model with a 160Gb 5400rpm HDD :D . I'm upgrading from a Ti Book 500Mhz as well as a PowerMac (Sawtooth) 500Mhz. I'm expecting quite a major performance boost!
What I don't understand is why it says that it will ship in only 5 to 7 days, while the 17 inch model ships within 24 hours? I guess they must be selling a lot more of the 15 inch models. I feel just like a little kid counting down the days before Christmas! I want it NOW! Oh well, patience, I guess :-(.
Could this potentially be the explanation:

MacBook Pro iSights See 1.3 MP Upgrade
 

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Could this potentially be the explanation:

MacBook Pro iSights See 1.3 MP Upgrade
I really don't think so. My brother ordered the new Santa Rosa MacBook Pro (15", 2.4Ghz) when they were first released and it shipped within 2 days. I really believe it is due to the high demand for the 15" model. Nice to hear about the higher resolution iSight though. I wonder if you will be able to make use of it in anything as it doesn't seem produce any higher resolution images in any of Apple's apps.
 

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My new Black MacBook is in transit apparently. I paid to have it expedited, but I don't know if the Canada day festivities threw it off somehow. (They said it would arrive by June 3rd). On June 30th at 8:30 AM, it was in transit in the US. Now, 2:00 AM on June 3rd, there has still been no update. :(

The wait IS longer than expected. ;)
 

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I ordered a MBP 15/2.2 on June 26th, and Apple shows a ship date of July 5th to 9th. Mine is considered a custom order because I ordered a glossy screen.
I'm waiting somewhat patiently. ;)
 

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I've had my Macbook Pro since early October 2006, it's been VERY reliable. It's my first Mac and I've VERY happy with it and I assure you that it has convinced me never to own a PC again.
 

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I know, it's going to be a great computer. (please ship it soon Apple)
Heck, to be honest, I'm still impressed with my PPC G5 Dual 2.0 that I bought in 2003. It's a real workhorse, and for sure the best money I ever spent on a computer.
 

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My MacBook left Toronto last night at 9:30. As long as it was sent on an overnight flight to St. John's, I should possibly receive it today, no? If not, I'll defintiely receive it tomorrow.

Either way, the excitement is mounting!
 
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