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    I've Done it!
    After MANY years of being a DOS then a WIndows user, I ordered my first Mac this morning! So excited.

    This is what i ordered:

    2.0GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
    4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
    500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
    SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    MacBook Pro 15-inch Hi-Res Glossy Widescreen Display
    Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide

    I ordered a (slow) spinning hard disk. Later in the year, when larger drives become affordable, I plan on purchasing an SSD.

    I have two programs that require Windows. I don't think a 128 SSD would be large enough for two OSs.

    The last two laptops I owned had anti-glare screen. The one prior that them had a glossy screen. That is the only think I am apprehensive about. I sure it will be fine!

    So, thats it. Now I have to figure out how to use the darn thing

    Monty

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    Hi and welcome. Great machine your getting - you're going to love it.

    As for your glossy screen concerns... my wife, who has a macbook, was recently reading an article on the merits of glossy and matt displays. Turning to me she asked "Which one do I have?". So I guess you'll probably not be bothered by it.
    Experience teaches you to recognise a mistake when you make it again.

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    Congrats! Let us know when you get it...and what your initial experiences are.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Congrats! Let us know when you get it...and what your initial experiences are.

    - Nick
    Will do Nick, I'll already looking for the UPS truck
    15" MacBook Pro

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    Congrats,
    I am sure you are going to luv it.

    DavidHH

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    Ah waiting the hardest part.

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    I agree with the "never going back". Switched 2 years ago after 22 years of Windows-based. Have absolutely no interest of ever going back.
    2008 Alum MacBook: 13", 2.4GHz, 4GB, 750GB, Snow Leopard
    2011 iMac: 27", 2.7Ghz QC, 4GB, 1TB, Mtn Lion

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    So excited!
    The MBP shipped this morning. FedEx says I should receive it Monday. I don't plan on getting any work done on Monday
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    Me too!
    My MacBook Pro is on it's way! According to FedEx it was in Salt Lake City this morning, with an estimated delivery date of Saturday. We are having a heck of a storm here in NorCal ... I hope there are no weather delays!

    I have been Windows-based since the beginning of time and I'm really looking forward to something different.

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    Sounds like you and I are in the same boat. Be fun to compare how we feel about our new toys!

    Quote Originally Posted by teejaywhy View Post
    My MacBook Pro is on it's way! According to FedEx it was in Salt Lake City this morning, with an estimated delivery date of Saturday. We are having a heck of a storm here in NorCal ... I hope there are no weather delays!

    I have been Windows-based since the beginning of time and I'm really looking forward to something different.
    15" MacBook Pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontyMo View Post
    I don't plan on getting any work done on Monday
    How is this different than normal!

    - Nick

    p.s. Sorry...couldn't resist!
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    It's fun getting new toys Congrats!! Give this http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/swi...-switcher.html a read while you wait for the delivery man - it'll position you nicely as you start to play with your new toy. Enjoy - I was where you were just a short time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianLachoreVPI View Post
    It's fun getting new toys Congrats!! Give this http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/swi...-switcher.html a read while you wait for the delivery man - it'll position you nicely as you start to play with your new toy. Enjoy - I was where you were just a short time ago.
    Oh yes, I've read it already, but thanks anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    How is this different than normal!

    - Nick

    p.s. Sorry...couldn't resist!
    Oddly enough, that is what my coworkers say
    15" MacBook Pro

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