First Time MacBook Pro User would appreciate advice, tips, things to do first etc.

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    128GB HD size may be a challenge. According to Apple website (Boot Camp: System requirements for Microsoft Windows operating systems - Apple Support), installing Windows may require 30-40GB size. But I don't know how much disk space will Visual Studio eat up.
     
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    This forum really helped me!
     
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    Re: First Time MacBook Pro User would apreciate advise, tips, things to do first etc.

    Good job on cleaning your keyboard. The thinner profile of today's Macbooks have tighter tolerances so a little push rubs the keyboard on the screen. Although not recommended (raw) by Apple I have been using microfibre cloth covers on my Macbook Pros for years without any problems (and keyboard marks)

    You can find a few with just a simple search on Amazon.com

    Amazon.com: macbook pro keyboard cloth
     
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    time to read this page. Thank you Sir @salarymanRyan
     
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    how is this?
     
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    What do i need to buy to use my acoustic guitar and connect it at garage band?
     
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    First Time MacBook Pro User would apreciate advise, tips, things to do first ...

    If your guitar doesn't have a built in pick up, you'll need something like these:

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    Then You'll need an audio interface like this to plug your guitar in

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    But even without this device you can plug in your guitar's mic/pick up directly to the Mac & record stuff but there may be some latency and there will probably be a lot of particles that GarageBand will pick up that may ruin your sound,

    You can buy these from the Music Source, JB music etc
     
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    thank you
     
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    Re: First Time MacBook Pro User would apreciate advise, tips, things to do first etc.

    how do I download attachment-pdf file from the mail? (I already got by going to aol via safari) But I cannot do it with the mail app of the mbp.
     
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    Just click on the file that should be found somewhere in the body of the email itself. By default, it will go to your Downloads folder
     
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    Thank you Sir! But there are some pdf files, when I click it does not do anything and when I used two fingers to click, the options available are copy and speech unlike in aol mail using safari I can view all and download all attachments.
     
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    What can you suggest specs that I will going to buy?

    Which type: Macbook 2015, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air

    Additional OS to use for my work:
    Microsoft Office, Open Office, Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD

    For printing, watching videos, minimal games, browsing books...
     
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    Retina Macbook Pro sounds good for your usage (since you'll be using it for work, with minimal games), but I don't have any experience with AutoCAD... Maybe others can give better feedback if a Macbook Air can handle AutoCAD processing well enougH?
     
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    Pardon the ignorance, haven't gone thru the whole thread yet but how do I transfer my Windows pst files to the Mac's native mail? TIA.
     
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    I think rMBP 15" is ideal if you will be using AutoCad or get the 13" and a decent monitor if needed be.
    I was planning to get a 15" rMBP but had to compromise for the weight and desk space, so I ended up getting a 13" rMBP instead.
    Get 16GB of Ram. You can never have to much ram =)
    If budget permits, get the model with the AMD graphics card.(15" model )

    I think this guide is spot on.

    http://www.macworld.com/article/2151263/importing-windows-outlook-messages-into-apples-mail.html
     
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    Hi guys,

    I was thinking of acquiring either an MBA or MBP. Since I am a heavy excel user, is a wired keyboard for mac really necessary or do you have any alternatives when it comes to a separate numpad? a wireless numpad is preferred. Maybe you can suggest a brand that works seamlessly with your MBA/P.

    thanks a lot :)
     
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    glad I found this :)

    What accessories are essential to a new MBP owner? :) TIA :D
     
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    video adapters (HDMI cable, adapters like mini display to VGA, etc.)
    a good notebook bag with ample cushion to protect your MBP
    a good hard case for your MBP (if you don't fancy a naked MBP)
    external HD (get the most capacity you are willing/able to spend on)
     

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