This looks like a good place to make my first post.
I bought my 17" MBP 2.16 Core Duo October 20th. New sealed, I got it off craigslist
I saved enough to add 1GB Ram and buy applecare for it. I hope I don't regret it.
Right now I give it a 8.5 out of 10 compared to the G5 iMac that I gave to my son. On the MBP apps start a little slower and I have seen a lot of the colored wheel. But it's a very nice computer and as I use it I really don't notice the slower speed.
MS Office 2004 was the only trouble I had after I migrated all my stuff from the G5. I just had to trash the preference file and that fixed the launch error. But I forgot to de-authorize iTunes on the iMac
Dreamweaver starts very slow. I just downloaded the latest update, but so far I don't see any improvement.
My MBP has froze twice. No cursor, No Finder, could not (or didn't know how to) force quite. I have been advised that it could be bad RAM. I bought the 1gb chip from OWC. In the last few days I have intentionally worked it as hard as I can to see if it will freeze up again. I work a lot in PS, iPhoto and Dreamweaver using a lot of RAM and I cannot recreate the freeze. Although when both times it froze, only apps I was using was Safari and Mail. Since then I been using Firefox and gmail.
I took it to my office and was able to connect to the windows network. That was Cool! that was before the freeze "Hummm"
Battery life, all I can say is I bought a spare. I wish I could get more than 2.5 hours. I have done the calibration outlined in the instruction manual. But I don't see any improvement.
Deep Sleep. I'll need to learn more about that too.
I just feel like it is a step down from the iMac. But it's portable and still a fast functional machine. I have been a happy MAc owner since we got our first performa in 1996. I've always enjoyed being part of the 2% driving a Cadillac while 98% of the others are driving Geo Metros. I will say that this MBP has re-egnited my interest in what is happing in that Mac World. Thus, I registered here.