Happy Macbook Pro Users?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by xparaparafreakx, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    Are there any happy Macbook Pro users out there? I had these 17" ones for a month and no problems what so ever. There are two of them in my desk and still I never heard a moooo or a wine or anything. I dont even know what noise im looking for. The heat is good/okay in my basic use. Warm with Half Life 2 on PC and UT 2004 on Mac.
  2. benthewraith macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    I'm happy. Haven't had a damn issue with it either. :D
  3. craigatkinson macrumors regular


    Jan 31, 2006
    I just got mine today and am having none of the issues I've heard repeated over and over again on these forums. One issue I am having though, and I don't know if it's something to be concerned about or not, but when I try to close the laptop, the screen gets halted when the laptop is nearly closed, and you have to give it a good push to get it to go the rest of the way down. When it is down the screen bows slightly out towards the sides. I hope I'm not hurting it by doing that. Anyways, yes, the computer is awesome, and as long as my computer runs for the rest of the time I have it like its run today, then this will be a freaking awesome computer.
  4. benthewraith macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    The screen bowing up slightly at the sides is a known issue with the casing of the computers. I have a slight bowing at the sides, but I'm not one of those damned perfectionists who seek to single out a somewhat flaw on my computer and whine and b**** over it. So what, does it remain closed? Yes. Is the screen sufficiently protected? Yes. Does it impair it's looks any? Unless you were intentionally trying to find it, you wouldn't see it. It's not noticeable when compared to the actual computer. Honestly, there are some that think that if there's any sort of visual defect to the very minorist detail, they act like it's worse than being castrated w/o anasthetic.
  5. craigatkinson macrumors regular


    Jan 31, 2006
    I see. Well my only concern was it might damage the LCD. You seem to have researched it already and I'm comforted that my fears were unwarranted.

  6. blckout20 macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2006
    I've had no problems with my MBP really at all. I love it with all my heart. I only wish it had a faster dvd burner but what can you do. It's a beast of a computer and by showing it to my friends I've gotten a few to go out and buy macs. :D
  7. celebrian23 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    Under the sun
    I love it, but it's starting to give me headaches (and in one way i meant that literally)
  8. risc macrumors 68030


    Jul 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Australia
  9. xparaparafreakx thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    Ah it feels good that other people are happy with their Macbook Pros. I know a friend that got all his staff (teachers, about 30 or more i think) MBP 15" and I haven't heard of any problems.
  10. mark! macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    I was happy 'till it crapped out this past week.

    :mad: :eek:
  11. Cybix macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2006
    Western Australia
    extremely happy with mine..

    net, games, photography, music, video, everything!
  12. iKat macrumors newbie


    May 8, 2006
    I've had zero problems with mine, other than it is a little warm. But, with that said, I still use it comfortably on my lap all the time. My friend Drew just ordered a maxed out 17" a few days ago, I'll either get him on here or let you guys know what he thinks.
  13. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2005
    Rochester, NY
    I'm very happy with my MBP. I've had it since March, never made the trip to apple care. I enjoy the warmth in the winter.

    I didn't recognize the whine until late May or early June. I've heard it once.... you have to be in a totally dead silent room to hear it. No moos for sure.

    It is a great computer.
  14. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

    Apr 16, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Everything is fine here. A little bit of a whine... but it doesnt bother me.
  15. JMG macrumors 6502a


    May 4, 2006
    the only time i ever had mooing is when my battery wasn't sitting right in the bottom of the unit. The plastic cover thing under the monitor is loose and is barely hanging on, but other than that im happy with it.
  16. NJuul macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2006
    I'm generally very, very pleased with my MBP, but it does whine and the screen has a slight buzz when not on maximum brightness. But it's not too bad, I can live with it.
    However my battery died about a month ago, suddenly expanded 1/4 cm, so the computer was tipping from side to side. Got a replacement from Apple in 3 days though, so it wasn't really a problem. Besides, I have a new battery now, only 3 cycles! (Had a 3 week vacation, not used it much.)
  17. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    I'm very happy with mine. I have an early 15" (I ordered the second the UK store was back up so have one from the first few batches). The speed makes up for any slight noises it might make.

    The screen is good, it feels pretty much like my PowerBook did (which made it familiar), my battery seems to be good. Happy :)
  18. digger1914 macrumors newbie


    Jun 10, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Mine is the first Mac I have had, and I love it. It flies along!
  19. aswitcher macrumors 603


    Oct 8, 2003
    Canberra OZ
    Slight whine, noisy disc loading/startup...

    Otherwise perfect.
  20. skillz1318 macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2006
    I love my 15" MBP, received it a few weeks after launch and its perfect...no heat/whine issues
  21. MygoYugo macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Mine has been really good and I'm a satisfied customer with no regrets of the purchase. The only gripe I have is with the optical drive. It is very particular about the media I put in it and if it gets stuck while importing something in iTunes, stopping the transfer is an ordeal.
  22. eddx macrumors regular


    May 12, 2005
    Manchester, UK
    Apart from the 1mm gap on the right when you close the screen (between the base and the screen) I have had NO PROBLEMS

    Well, as my switch machine I obviously had problems, but the hardware has been perfect so far (touch wood).

    It is super fast, super useful. After two weeks I very nearly crashed it last night. But i was using....iMovie, Photoshop, Excel, Word, Firefox, aMSN, Snapz Pro X, mail, iTunes, Quicktime, address book, ical, ichat and safari. Pretty good for 1GB - although it did slow down quite dramatically with two or three things open in most apps.

    So far so good :D
  23. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    Quite frankly I'd wish they'd at least strengthen the chasis with a titanium frame or something on the inside, it does feel a bit.. bendy to me. You just pick one up and try to twist it... and you can actually feel it yielding.
  24. dpaanlka macrumors 601


    Nov 16, 2004
    My mother's is performing excellently. While it may seem that a lot of people are reporting problems, those are only the people with problems. People with machines that work as advertised have nothing to complain about generally don't post, what a boring thread that would be!

    Thread Topic: MBP Works Just Fine
    Thread Body: Hello MR. My MacBook Pro works. Everything is normal. It is exactly the way it is supposed to be, and I have found no problems with it.
  25. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    No complaints at all about my 17". Gets toasty, but not anything I consider unreasonable given the specs.

    My hard drive has started making odd noises recently, but since there's zip performance difference I can't tell if I just wasn't noticing before, if the 10.4.7 update changed the sleep behavior and that's what I'm hearing, or if the thing is starting to flake out (if a drive is going to go, it's usually in the first few months, in my experience, so I wouldn't be surprised).

    Certainly if it does turn out the drive is dying it has nothing to do with Apple's QC or the design--hard drives are hard drives, and they just die sometimes.

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