MacBook Pro

After spending many hours trying to find the best deal, watching the NZ dollar and all the rest, I finally ordered a MacBook Pro on Friday from Sparco Computing.I feel this is probably as good a time as any I will get to buy one – I figured that next year I will be a poor student and there will be no way I can afford one; the NZ dollar is buying a decent amount of USD; and apple have just updated their Pro laptop line-up.If you say “Eww Mac”, go away – I don’t want you reading my blog. So the specs are as follows:

MacBook Pro running Front Row

  • 15″ Wide Screen
  • 2.33Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 120GB Hard Drive
  • Built in Wireless LAN & Bluetooth
  • ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 256MB Graphics
  • Built in iSight Camera
  • Dual Layer DVD Writer
  • Apple FrontRow Remote

 

I also ordered a USB Modem for it, a DVI to Video adaptor (so I can plug it into the TV), a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 keyboard, and a Logitech V270 Bluetooth Mouse. Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000Logitech V270 Bluetooth MouseFor a while I was a little overexcited, thinking that because I was getting it from the USA it was going to work out that I could get the 17″ model for the same price as the cheapest model in NZ, but that turned out to be incorrect because I wasn’t allowing for GST. It still works out around $1000 cheaper getting it from overseas. So on Friday I went down to the bank and did an International Money Transfer – my first telegraph! Now the hard part – waiting for it! The ETA in the States was the 5th November, that has now been pushed to the 9th, but I suspect it might be even longer than that. If anyone is interested in buying my PC – let me know. I will put it up on TradeMe soon.

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