Checklist for rMBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Rchawks, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Rchawks, Jan 25, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2014

    Rchawks macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2014
    When purchasing a new MacBook what are some of the things a buyer should check to make sure there's isn't some kind of defect from the manufacturing.
  2. mfacey macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2004
  3. TjeuV macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2011
    Inspect for any dents on the outside. Concerning the hardware - the insides - that's going to turn itself out while using your computer. Look for any dead pixels on your screen, see if boottime isn't abnormally long, every key on your keyboard works ...
  4. kelon111 macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2013
    Test RAM (e.g. use memtest x86+)
    Test CPU (e.g. use Intel burn test in Windows?)
    Test GPU (e.g. Furmark?)

    Physically inspect and test all keyboard keys
    Physically inspect screen and the chassis
  5. Rchawks, Jan 26, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2014

    Rchawks thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2014
    Thanks, This will be my first MBP and I was wondering what the long time MacBook owners would look for in this product. Manufacturing is not a perfect science and a new item, even from Apple can have issues. Things like dead pixels, sluggish boot up, weak wifi, or whatever. Just trying to learn of the unknowns. This is a great site with a lot of smart people, and I'm grateful for the positive responses from it's members.:D:)
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    And please be aware that just because you see a number of threads about <xxxzzz> problem on <MBP,rMBP,MBA> doesn't mean that you will have an issue.

    I have purchased 7 Macs since 2005, and none have had any hardware issues. I have a new rMBP and a new MBA, and there are no dead pixels, no broken ports, no slow bootup, battery is fine.

    People generally don't start threads "My MBA runs great!" as frequently as they start threads about problems.

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