17" SR MBP issues summary please

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sesshi, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Looking into some new mobile OS X platforms at the moment. Obviously the MBP is being considered. It is possible that I'll be running OSX86 on some Dells or Sagers, but that's really after I've run the three side by side. The spec being ordered would be the maximum in the case of any of the above machines.

    The question I have is, what new issues apart from the myriad problems with the pre-SR machines have been uncovered that I should watch out for? And has any of the pre-SR issues been resolved with the SR machines? Do they run any cooler? Are they better built?

  2. devman macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2004
    I've had an MBP17 for about 3 weeks. 4GB, 160GB 7200 HD. I have no issues with it at all. Screen is fine - no stuck or dead pixels, no yellowing (claimed to be a MBP15 LED issue only). Case is fine.

    I run a lot of apps on it including parallels and win xp, adobe cs3 photoshop - illustrator - dreamweaver - acrobat pro, keynote and pages, xcode and interface builder. All running often on top of the usual suspects (mail, safari, ical, itunes, etc.).
  3. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    I upgraded from a 15" CoreDuo MBP to a 17" SR hi-res, 7200rpm drive MBP and have no issues so far. Runs a bit cooler and quieter. Can't comment on any other issues since I didn't experience any problems with the 15" other than loud fan noise. Runs everything I throw at it no problem. I highly recommend the 17" MPB.
  4. Smurfed macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2007
    Does any of the SR 17" MBP suffer from Kernal Panics?
  5. Pim macrumors member


    Jun 4, 2007
    Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Just had one, by doing something stopid with the emulated CD-Drive in Parallels, that's all...

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