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Old Jun 28, 2007, 08:51 PM   #1
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defect rate on new macbook

ive been seeing a lot of posts of ppls macbooks being defective or problems...is there any info on a defect rate of the macbooks...

im in the market for a new mac...just not sure if i wanna get a macbook since i dont want to deal with ne problems....i was also even considering getting an imac once thats released.....
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 08:55 PM   #2
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People are much more likely to post about their problems with a MacBook than when they're happy with it. If there are any problems, then you can get it repaired by Apple. Apple has the lowest defect rate among PC manufactures, only Sony is close (according to PC Mag at least.). So don't worry so much, buy it and enjoy!
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 09:00 PM   #3
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yeah i figured more ppl post about their problems...im just paranoid of keep getting it repaired...

which is more defective? macbooks or imacs
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 09:06 PM   #4
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Yeah, most people will post threads about their problems.

I would guess Macbooks would have a defect rate because they are always being moved around, etc.. (they are laptops afterall), while the iMac just sits in one spot its whole life.
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I'd say iMacs in general, but my parents have an iMac and it has more problems than my iBook and MacBook Pro did combined. Although MacBook are going to be carried around, so that gives them more wear and tear.
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i should stick to the macbook right? i like the imac though...but the macbook is what i originaly wanted....
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I had 4 mac(3 macbooks with issues but) I am going for a 4th
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i should stick to the macbook right? i like the imac though...but the macbook is what i originaly wanted....
Do you need portability? If yes, get the MacBook, if no, get the iMac.
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 09:45 PM   #9
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i currently have a laptop but its near death and ive never taken it out of my room....

if i do get a macbook id definitely move it around it...im just scared that itll break up if i keep moving it around...


im gonna wait till i see the specs on the new imac b4 i go for the macbook
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i currently have a laptop but its near death and ive never taken it out of my room....

if i do get a macbook id definitely move it around it...im just scared that itll break up if i keep moving it around...


im gonna wait till i see the specs on the new imac b4 i go for the macbook
I took my iBook G4 to school everyday for a year and it never gave me any trouble, and my MacBook Pro hasn't given me that much trouble either and it's gotten the same treatment. 'Though I have to admit that I am very careful with it. If you're really worried, you could invest in this and get a good protective laptop case or sleeve.
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 09:55 PM   #11
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I recently ordered a new 2.16C2D white Macbook, and its been perfect. I don't have any of the defects that people have been posting about.
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 09:57 PM   #12
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i am very careful with my things too...especially electronics...
i dont think ill get those speck seethru cases...i heard they scratch it...

i may just get those neoprene sleeves....lets just pray i dont get a bad macbook....
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 10:52 PM   #13
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whatever your problems are, Apple will work with it. Don't let problem hold you back. I've got a small issue with my new MBP I got in the mail monday. They told me at the Apple store today that I just had to bring in the box and they would trade me for a new one. So if you are near an apple store, they take care of you.
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 10:57 PM   #14
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i am very careful with my things too...especially electronics...
i dont think ill get those speck seethru cases...i heard they scratch it...

i may just get those neoprene sleeves....lets just pray i dont get a bad macbook....
Someone mentioned these here yesterday, I think they're great, but a fifty year old man with one on his Macbook might not be that cool.

http://www.gelaskins.com/4/4_2_0.php?CategoryID=7&p=1

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