Any known issues with 15" MBP DG 2014?

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  1. bking1000 macrumors 6502a

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    I found a reasonable price on a used 15" MBP 2014 with discreet graphics. I've read about the issues with 2011-12 15" MBP. Is there anything to look out for with a 2014 model?
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    It's too new to know for sure but it looks ok so far no worse than any other dGPU in a laptop.
     
  3. MRxROBOT macrumors 6502

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    I don't think I've seen any widespread issues with the 750m variants. I had one since launch (late 2013) that has since been passed along to my wife and it's running as good as new. I can only speak for myself so take that for what it's worth. I'm optimistic that this is the card that breaks the terrible history Apple has been having with dGPUs. Only time will tell. My 650m was plagued with issues from the get go.
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Just out of interest, was that on the rMBP or cMBP? My 650M hasn't skipped a beat on the cMBP, but I know that Apple had an extended repair program for the 2012 rMBPs along with the 2011 15"/17" models.
     
  5. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    Not yet. They are too new, but will probably be added in due time.
     
  6. MRxROBOT macrumors 6502

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    It was a Mid 2012 retina 15", we had two in my household. One had repeat issues with the dGPU (650m) and the other had reoccurring "exploding" pixels. I know lots of people have had great experiences with their circa mid 2012/ early 2013 MacBooks so I could have just had a run of bad luck but because of my awful experience with that particular model I wouldn't recommend the Mid 2012/Early 2013. My personal opinion is that the Late 2013 is the best value for $ in the used market right now.
     
  7. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Hi, thank you for taking the time to respond.

    I definitely agree with you. I'm not sure why the non-Retina 2012 model was so reliable with the same GPU, yet the rMBP had failures to the hilt.
     
  8. MRxROBOT macrumors 6502

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    You're welcome. I think the 2012 retina just had teething issues. I never really looked in to what caused the issue there. That is curious regarding the 2012 cMBP, I wonder why that is.

    Something to note, my 2012 had dGPU issues within 6 months, I can't exactly remember the timeframe. My Late 2013 is 2 and half years old now with no issues. For anybody who wants to jump in here saying that I'm making an assumption on all MacBooks based on my experience alone, I'm not. Just giving my personal experience here and maybe someone will find that helpful.
     

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