Buyers beware

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by yourdream, Nov 2, 2008.

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Are you happy with your new aluminum MacBook?

  1. Yes, I am happy.

    73 vote(s)
    76.8%
  2. No, I'm not.

    9 vote(s)
    9.5%
  3. Maybe, I should reconsider Microsoft Vista.

    2 vote(s)
    2.1%
  4. I'm never going to buy a Apple product ever again!!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. I will be getting a aluminum MacBook replacement.

    2 vote(s)
    2.1%
  6. I am going to be Steve Ballmer's window washer.

    2 vote(s)
    2.1%
  7. I am going to tell Apple how much I hate them.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. I'm getting a Sony VAIO instead!

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  9. I'm getting a HP instead!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. I'm getting an Toshiba instead!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. I'm going to buy a different Apple product instead.

    3 vote(s)
    3.2%
  12. Others. (Please be specific.)

    3 vote(s)
    3.2%
  1. yourdream macrumors regular

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    #1
    Seriously, the build quality on these notebooks are horrible. For over the $1000 price range, I got stuck pixels, dead pixels, slanted keys, loose keys, problems with glass trackpad button (hard to click after a little bit of use and a double clicking noise heard only sometimes), etc. Maybe I should reconsider Windows Vista, my old Sony VAIO laptop never had one problem, and it is still a good notebook.

    1. If I get a aluminum MacBook replacement, am I going to be disappointed again, Apple?

    2. If I got myself a brand new PC, would I live a happy life, Microsoft?
     
  2. kennyli macrumors regular

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    #2

    I have to agree with you that the build quality of these Macbooks are very poor! The whole body of my aluminum MacBook is twisted, so it is standing on 3 feets instead of 4! I also got slanted keys, loose keys and also problem with the trackpad too!

    Apple is going down ............ !!
     
  3. Ironic macrumors 6502a

    Ironic

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  4. mcdj macrumors 604

    mcdj

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    #4
    Yes, most definitely! Apple will probably go bankrupt soon due to the several dozen unhappy customers found at macrumors.com. Sell your stock now!
     
  5. NT1440 macrumors G4

    NT1440

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    #5
    BREAKING NEWS:

    TS reports overall build quality is terrible after getting one lemon.
     
  6. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I'll be getting a 3rd one soon as the other ones have had serious faults. I'm hoping this time it will be good :D I love the new macbooks
     
  7. kennyli macrumors regular

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    #7
    Why not start a poll and see how many 100% happy buyers Vs Unhappy buyers?


    PS: Yes, I will sell my stock ;)
     
  8. nishishei macrumors regular

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    #8
    Sounds Buddhist.
     
  9. mcdj macrumors 604

    mcdj

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    #9
    You mean like this one?

    I can almost hear the Marshals shackling Apple's doors.
     
  10. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    #10
    I hate to tell you this but my 3.5 year old 12" PB did that from the beginning because of where they stuck the battery. This has always been a problem with their aluminum laptops.

    To the OP: Honestly, it probably wouldn't be too bad to go back to Windows ... but only after 7 comes out in my opinion. Yeah, yeah, I know, blasphemy.

    However, from what I understand once it goes x64 completely the registry will only be used for settings [ie. plist files] and DLL Hell will be no more (not sure why on that one, but that's what I read at Neowin.net). That's two of the major problems with Windows. Now all they have to do is get rid of legacy support (yeah, right) or at least split it into two, one with legacy and one without and also make it a lot easier to maintain. Then and only then would I even consider going back (*shudders*).
     
  11. yourdream thread starter macrumors regular

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    #11
    Ok, I did.
     
  12. staccato83 macrumors 6502a

    staccato83

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    #12
    Easy solution OP...

    Step 1: Take back MB and get refund

    Step 2: Buy a PC

    Step 3: Delete macrumors account and join a PC forum


    Have a nice day!
     
  13. yourdream thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh wow, nice suggestion! Which PC forum would you recommend?
     
  14. staccato83 macrumors 6502a

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    #14
    One with technical support for vista :D
     
  15. mcdj macrumors 604

    mcdj

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    phew! good thing we have ANOTHER poll. now we'll get to the bottom of this. and if not, another poll next week should do the trick.
     
  16. nishishei macrumors regular

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    What kind of poll is this? You diluted all the NO choices.
     
  17. Ironic macrumors 6502a

    Ironic

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  18. Zadiek macrumors member

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    #18
    Overall, I guess you can say I still love Apple and Macbook's, but am disappointed in the quality control. I personally feel they still easily beat out windows notebooks though. Still shouldn't excuse them of the shoddy build quality... especially for the price we pay.
     
  19. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    #19
    I traded my 2.0 for the 2.4 Macbook and it was very minor stuff also. I am VERY happy with the new Macbook and it feels so solid!
    When I did trade it, the Apple people were so great also.
     
  20. Ironic macrumors 6502a

    Ironic

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  21. Jpoon macrumors 6502

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    #21
    I would like an aluminum Macbook, but I can't justify the upgrade over my current Macbook hehe...

    I'm also very excited about being a window washer...?
     
  22. bektravels macrumors regular

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    #22
    Wow, can't believe how many people are having issues. Mines been stellar outta the box... guess I've been lucky, this is the 5th mac I've purchased over the years and I've never had a problem with any of them.
     
  23. Halon X macrumors regular

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    #23
    .

    I've owned about 30 macs in the last 5 years and have never had a quality issue with one of them.

    I normally refresh when new machines come out and have owned multiple Rev A's of multiple products.
     
  24. Bwilky macrumors regular

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    I know eh? Their really gonna die when they have 25 billion in the banks.
     

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