Too bad they're sticking with a supplier (LG) who tarnishes their reputation as a result.
Couldn't put it better than that. If it weren't for LG's clearly bug-ridden, faulty displays, this computer would literally have no caveats. All the other issues have been so minor there would really be no widespread issues.
I can only speak from my experience. It is hands down the best computer I have ever own.
I completely agree and I have an LG panel and have had this rMBP since July 2012.
It's superb. Screen is amazing and I own a quad-core Mac Mini+27" Cinema and have basically stopped using that since the start of the year. The 15" rMBP is that good.
There's some ghosting on the screen, but you only see it if you go *looking* for it. And herein lies the problem. People are just too fussy and expect absolute perfection.
We sell computer software all around the world. We have stores in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Sweden, Ireland and Netherlands.
Where do you think we get the most complaints? From US customers. If they find even the slightest thing wrong with our software, they expect a full refund. Don't get a refund? They get their card company to charge back their money. Failing that, they consider a law suit.
And this is the problem. Expectations. Particularly in the States. They don't see the positives (the design, the superb screen), they see the negatives and go looking for them. When they find them, they get a real bee in their bonnet and expect a new machine, refunds and so on.
You are always going to get a pay off with a new design and, in my opinion, the positives far outweigh the negatives.
Not lying but naive. Discussion forums by their very nature have a disproportionate number of problem threads no matter what the topic.Be careful, you'll get shot down on here by saying anything sacrilegious about the precious Apple Retina MacBook Pro. They're prefect in every way despite all the problem threads and disproportionate number of people who have experienced "issues". My lying eyes are lying again, of course. Don't speak it. Don't even think it.
Just to chime in, I've had my base rMBP since last summer and it's been flawless in every respect. For what it's worth, I found out later it is a Samsung screen whatever that's worth.
I'm continually amazed at everything it can do: I can run 2012 games at max settings, have half a dozen chrome tabs open, iTunes going, and word/excel sheets open and I still get practically no discernable lag. All in a device that is so unbelievably thin and shockingly quiet thanks to the new fans. I don't have to say anything about the screen, anyone who's used one knows how you can never go back afterwards.
The only few things that still bug me are OSX software related, otherwise I would happily buy the rMBP again if I needed to. I can see this computer lasting me a long time, making it well worth the (rather significant) investment.
while I understand that this is journalism and headlines sell, I do have to question if the problem with the current generation is as bad as they paint it to be.
Three out of three 9to5mac writers whove purchased the 15-inch Retina MacBook have had significant issuesand one of which required three replacements before getting an LG. All three devices continue experiencing performance-related issues, especially when running CPU intensive applications such as Logic Pro.