2015 MBP (new order) aluminum manufacturing defect or normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LeCroqueMitaine, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. LeCroqueMitaine macrumors newbie

    LeCroqueMitaine

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    It seems like my new 2015 MBP's crest (Apple logo) isn't flush with the aluminum case. Is yours the same? It's my first MacBook Pro and I want it to last me a while so I guess I'm a big OCD about it but I'm looking for your POV. Looks like the aluminum is twisted (hard to see on pics).

    http://imgur.com/a/J7UeF

    Thanks all and happy 2017!
     
  2. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000

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  3. t2nerb macrumors newbie

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    That does not look normal. My 2014 rMBP does not have that problem. Can you feel it?
     
  4. LeCroqueMitaine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes its not flat or seamless...
     
  5. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000

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    I owned 8 Macbook\Pro's, they we're all the same. The logo is not flush with the case.
    It's not a problem.
     
  6. idark77 macrumors 6502

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    My 2015 and 2013 are flat, I can see that your aluminum is a little twisted. You can run some tests to your screen ( pixel, bleed, tint uniformity) and if all is ok you can choose to keep (it if it doesn't bore you).
     
  7. LeCroqueMitaine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The screen is pristine, it's amazing. After all I've been reading on this forum about 8 vs 16gb of ram, I may just change this one for a 8gb of ram and keep the money. Right now, this is a 16gb but I only do web surfing, office work (excel, word, etc), Spotify, Netflix, some light photoshop. I had a 8gb MBA before and never had a problem with it. Most people seem to think 8gb is plenty for my needs so I could grab an 8gb version instead and keep it for at least 3 years without a problem.
     
  8. Boneheadxan macrumors regular

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    Yeah, that does not look normal. At those angles you took the pics from, the metal shouldn't look bent like that.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    That does not look normal.
     
  10. LeCroqueMitaine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I'm returning it... but on the Apple website, it seems I can't return the item for some reason. Is it still true that you can't return BTO models??
     

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