Macbook Pro

MacBook Pro

So coz I just spend alot of effort (and chipped fingernail) wrestling the Speck cover off my newly bought but not brand new macbook pro, I decided to take some photos in case I decide to wrap it back up again. =) If I put the casing back on, I’ll take more pics. Dumb me should have taken some before. oh well. The case is good protection but mildy bulkier.

MacBook Pro

2200 sgd for a second-hand 3mth old 15″ MBP
2.4 ghz Intel Core i5 with 2 cores, 4 virtual cores 256kb L2 Cache per core 3MB L3 Cache
15″ normal glossy screen.
the guy upgraded it to 8 gb of ram. 2 x 4gb DDR3 1056 MHz
and he also quite kindly put in at 640 gb Western Digital hard drive. 5400 rpm. apparently he would have put in a 1tb but the size wouldnt fit. still, lovely upgrades over stock 4gb ram and 320gb hard drive. can you imagine apple charges 600ish sgd for ram upgrade.
Intel HD Graphics + NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 256mb : their auto switching technology
34 cycle count on the battery. 
the guy also applied LCD protector, Moshi handguard, keyboard cover, Speck outer shell, a soft carrying case. much thanks to him coz I wouldnt have done so much for my own laptop. i think that’s about 250$ of overpriced accessories.
2688 + 250 + >100 per stick of ram + >100 for the hard drive = im sure he spent in the ballpark of 3250$.

MacBook Pro

backlit keyboard is so important for late night typing.

MacBook Pro

MagSafe connector is longish? i had thought it was the round stubby one. Not bad.

MacBook Pro

little slit for sleep light

MacBook Pro

surprised there’s a battery indicator. nice.

MacBook Pro

my not so humongous music library and my more humongous photo library has already filled up half the hard drive. oops. still 230gb to go. did i mention i want a 160gb SSD + 1tb HD combo… its possible, if you sacrifice the dvd drive.

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did i buy it coz its pretty? no. coz Sony has some pretty stuff. HP Beats is actually pretty cool. and HP has some nice patterns. I just needed something faster than my old hackintosh to run Xcode and iOS emulator. and more lightroom. and i couldnt get Adobe CS to work properly on Windows, not that that’s adobe’s fault. and i need to move my life into my bedroom so that I can throw all my junk at one table so that I can control my mess. there.

no, the macbook air is too much of a weakling for my purposes. Lightroom + Photoshop + iTunes + IM + Chrome + Finder(s) can be somewhat taxing. especially with dual screens.

and voila. time to do some work on it.

Macbook Pro

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