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11 March, 2008

presenting MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.5GHz)

Grumpy and MacBook Pro

As mentioned in previous entry, after a long wait, I finally received my MacBook Pro yesterday. I've been playing with it for a bit. The machine is simply amazing.

After using the 12-inch PowerBook G4 for almost 4 years. I finally catch with Don with a 64-bit laptop. (Don's 64-bit laptop). This 15-inch MacBook Pro is simply brilliant. A whole lot faster than the 12-inch PowerBook G4. Much better screen size for working on multiple windows at the same time.

(more on MacBook Pro and photos follow...)

Some unboxing photos of MacBook Pro (15-inch).
MacBook Pro unboxing, the brown boxMacBook Pro unboxing, black MacBook Pro box insideMacBook Pro unboxing, black MacBook Pro box inside

MacBook Pro unboxing, black MacBook Pro box insideMacBook Pro boxMacBook Pro unboxing

MacBook Pro contentsMy 12-inch PowerBook G4 is a reliable laptop for the last 4 years. Its hard disk failed once, but replaced under Apple warranty. There has been no other issues with it. It still runs well, except a bit slow in today's standard. I have been very happy with it, except I usually found the screen of it is a bit small to work on, but the compactness of it makes it extremely portable. (It was the most portable laptop from Apple until the MacBook Air.

12-inch PowerBook G4 vs 15-MacBook Pro12-inch PowerBook G4 vs 15-MacBook Pro
Size does matter. 27.7cm x 21.9cm x 3.0cm and 2.1kg for PowerBook G4 and 35.7cm x 24.3cm x 2.59cm and 2.45kg for MacBook Pro. Although the MacBook Pro (15-inch) is larger than the PowerBook G4 (12-inch), the package size of MacBook Pro is much thinner... saving the packaging waste.

I guess I haven't adjusted myself with the 15-inch MacBook Pro size. I still find the 15-inch MacBook Pro is a bit large (lucky, I did not get the 17-inch model).

my new computer setupmy new computer setup

The specs of the MacBook Pro I ordered:

  • 15-inch, 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB L2 cache
  • 2GB (two SO-DIMMs) 667MHz DDR2 memory (PC2-5300), (I upgraded it to 4GB)
  • 15.4-inch (diagonal) antiglare widescreen TFT LED backlit display, native resolution: 1440 by 900.
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 512MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI
  • 200GB 7200-rpm drive (built-to-order version)
  • One FireWire 400, one FireWire 800, two USB 2.0 ports, and ExpressCard/34 slot
  • Built-in iSight camera, DVI, VGA
  • Combined optical digital input/audio line in, combined optical digital output/audio line out, stereo speakers, microphone
  • Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit)
  • Built-in AirPort Extreme (802.11n); built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

Okay, this machine a little incy wincy teeny weeny bit faster than Don's 64-bit laptop. (to Don: I am poor.)

Together with this MacBook Pro, I also ordered:

My Grumpy approves this MacBook Pro, and he is very happy.

This entry has Lightbox effect enabled. Click on the thumbnails for larger photos.

related blog entries:
my MacBook Pro hath arrived, finally (10 March 2008)
Potential Connection Delay, bugger (7 March 2008)
iPod touch hath arrived (4 March 2008)
here endeth the dilemma (29 February 2008)
MacBook Air has arrived in Australia (16 February 2008)
new iPod touch and upcoming MacBook Pro (6 February, 2008)
decision... dilemma... (16 January, 2008)
presenting PowerBook G4 12-inch (4 May, 2004)

Posted by Antony on 11 March 2008 3:07 PM | Mac hardware, photos

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comments
Bloody Grumpy gets to be in all the important pictures!!
Posted by Rev Dr Wu Yi on 12 March 2008 3:03 PM.
how about this price for ur macbook pro??
Posted by Finda on 25 October 2008 2:37 PM.
I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I donít know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.
Posted by gifts for her on 6 November 2009 4:35 PM.
MacBook Pro 15inch is a Beast...unbeatable
Posted by jayanta kr. dey dhara on 8 February 2016 4:36 PM.
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