Any Merom Problems ... ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dynatos, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. Dynatos macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2006
    Hey folks,

    Long time lurker, first time poster.

    I'm an Electrical Engineering/Computer Science student, and have wanted to hit the Mac world ever since a close friend bought a 12" MackBook Pro last year (pre-CoreDuo).

    At the time, I had no CS classes and so I chose to wait for the impending CoreDuo (Yonah) processors. Shortly after they were released, I received an 8-month internship position at a major telco, so it ended up not being needed yet.

    With me heading back to school in January, a lot of money from my internship sitting in the bank, and the release of the C2D MacBook Pros, I've decided to jump on the Mac bandwagon. I'm an ADC member and am ready to hit the "purchase" button on

    Now the issue ... I was told by an "acquaintance" to hold off on purchasing the C2D until revision 2 as there have been some issues, specifically regarding heat, creeping up with the new MackBook Pros. My acquaintance would not go into detail, but strongly suggested I wait until the issues were ironed out.

    I keep tabs on this site weekly and have noticed no common complaints; there is the occasional problem, but that's always the case with new releases. In fact, heat seems to be less of a problem than in the Yonah.

    So, what problems are creeping up on people?
  2. GraceMolloy macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2006
    I haven't gotten mine yet, but as you said, temps are being reported quite a bit lower than Yonah even under load.

    I seriously doubt you'll see any issues with the chip itself.
  3. PygmySurfer macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2006
    Wellesley, ON
    The new Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros are really the second revision of the MacBook Pro line. Not much has been changed from the original MBP, it's an evolutionary step. Early reports seem to suggest that Apple ironed out all of the bugs from the first generation MBP.

    Honestly, now seems like a good time to buy. I imagine the next upgrade to the MBP will be Santa Rosa, which is an entirely new platform. An entirely new platform will bring entirely new bugs. When the Santa Rosa MBPs come out, I'd seriously consider waiting for a revision before purchasing.
  4. arrash macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2006
    Marlborough, MA
    The response, so far, seems to be much more positive than when the first MacBook Pro's were released! There are a few issues (see but it seems much much less. However, that could be since they just began shipping.
  5. bluetorch18 macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2006
    No problems whatsoever...sometimes I wish it would run hotter to warm my lap up a bit :rolleyes:
  6. Digidesign macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2002
    There's no such thing as a 12" Macbook Pro.
  7. PygmySurfer macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2006
    Wellesley, ON
    He means the 12" PowerBook (he did say pre-Core Duo, maybe he just wasn't aware of the name change).
  8. Dynatos thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2006
    Yeah, I was aware. Just a brain fart on my part.

    It was the 12" PowerBook (hence the 'pre-CoreDuo').

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