First Macbook Pro, Great First Impression
I've always wanted to jump on the bandwagon and own one of those shiny devices on the fancy tabletops inside the Apple Stores, and now, I finally got one.
Right off the bat, after opening the box's lid, Apple makes for great unboxing experience. Laptop was wrapped in clear plastic sleeve and underneath, were the charger, extension power cable, black wiping cloth wrapped like an envelope, and the manual with apple stickers in their respective slots.
After that, you HAVE TO do the "one finger to lift the lid" thing that's been hyped about (for me at least). And lo and behold, the lid lifts with one finger! The screen and keyboard is separated with a white sheet for shipping protection purposes. After throwing that away, you take a moment of silence to admire the fingerprint-less shine of the screen and keyboard.
I charged mine up for about 20 minutes and then proceeded to press the power button on the top right of the keyboard once. You then hear the power on sound and then the contrasting white apple logo appears on the black background. Although the unboxing went without a hitch, my initial setup kinda went awry at my own fault. I kinda closed the lid (puts into sleep mode) while it was syncing with my iCloud account which resulted in me having to restart it twice to finally get to the home screen.
But after that hiccup, I then proceeded to ooh and awe at the surreal-ness of the Force Touch trackpad. I noticed the display was stunningly clear as well. Also at 3.49 lbs, it felt decently weighted for its performance being metal and all that (like holding 3 thin hardcover yearbooks stacked on top of each other).
Safari works perfectly on the macbook with its trackpad gestures making the experience seamless.
Other than that, I'm still using it today, and right now actually to type this.Read full review
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