Can we return hot, whining MBP's?

NewSc2

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I recently sold my 17" Powerbook and I'm looking to purchase a 17" MBP. I've seen the mostly decent reviews of it, but I'm worried that the laptop I purchase would be hot/whining. I do audio work, and I cannot work with a computer that whines. Would I be able to exchange or return the MBP if my laptop has these problems?
 

calebjohnston

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Within the first 14 days, you will be able to... if not for free, then for a 10% restocking fee (which is nothing to scoff at with the high price of the computers).

I've heard the 17" MBP's are much cooler and are generally in better shape than the 15" 's though, so I wouldn't worry.
 

ImNoSuperMan

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calebjohnston said:
I've heard the 17" MBP's are much cooler and are generally in better shape than the 15" 's though, so I wouldn't worry.
Really? I didnt know that. Has someone received the 17" yet?
 

aristobrat

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vikas soni said:
Really? I didnt know that. Has someone received the 17" yet?
There are a few new 17" owners here and on the Apple Support forums that have posted their inital impressions. :)
 

NewSc2

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well, i don't even want to take the 10% restocking fee, I just want one that doesn't get overly hot or whine. I've seen the reviews, most seem good, but some have reported a slight whine and pretty hot temperatures.
 

aristobrat

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NewSc2 said:
Would I be able to exchange or return the MBP if my laptop has these problems?
I guess it all depends on where you buy it.

I bought my 15" MBP at CompUSA. Their deal is that once it's opened, you can exchange it or return it for 'store credit' within 21 days. I exchanged my MBP once about two weeks ago and ended up brining that back for a full refund last night. They were very cool about bending their "no refund" policy in light of the situation.

Each retailer will have their own policy, so check it out before you buy.
 

aristobrat

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NewSc2 said:
well, i don't even want to take the 10% restocking fee, I just want one that doesn't get overly hot or whine. I've seen the reviews, most seem good, but some have reported a slight whine and pretty hot temperatures.
At one point Amazon didn't have restock fees and pretty open return policy, so you might check there. They usually have $150 rebates too.
 

NewSc2

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I'm purchasing off the Apple store online; using my student discount. I was hoping I could take it into an Apple store if I had any problems, to get an exchange.

basically, would Apple acknowledge this as something that is exchange-able?
 

cnakeitaro

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From what I have heard on these forums, the 17 inch models are running relatively cool compared to the 15 inch models, and most have reported no whine, with a small exception reporting a small and barely noticeable one.