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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

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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.

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

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

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Will do Nick, I'll already looking for the UPS truck

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

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Ah waiting the hardest part.
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Once you got Mac you're never coming back!!!

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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.

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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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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!

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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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I don't plan on getting any work done on Monday
How is this different than normal!

- Nick

p.s. Sorry...couldn't resist!

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- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
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- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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It's fun getting new toys Congrats!! Give this Sage advice for the new Mac switcher 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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It's fun getting new toys Congrats!! Give this Sage advice for the new Mac switcher 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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How is this different than normal!

- Nick

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

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