Clarity of new MacBook Pro's

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aaron.lee2006, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

    aaron.lee2006

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    Compared to my old 1.83 Core Duo MacBook Pro and my 2.16 Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro the 2.2 Santa Rosa MacBook Pro has an amazing display. There is no grain or crappy anti-glare coating! This thing is great and I only have one tiny dead pixel which is off to the left. Relating to the hinge now, it is a little creaky bu nothing I can't put up with and it doesn't close evenly on both side but who cares I love this computer!!!:D
     
  2. LaMerVipere macrumors 6502a

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    It seems like most of the people happy with their recent MBP purchase these days are always like, "It's completely perfect, except for..." and in your case that would be the screen squeaking and not closing evenly. :)

    I've got a MBP on the way, I don't know if I'll be able to be as forgiving as you.
     
  3. koops macrumors regular

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    If mine had a dead pixel and didn't close evenly I would be taking mine back, but thats me..
     
  4. Alloye macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with the "amazing display" claim. Once you get a good one and are able to calibrate it properly, it's a real joy to look at.
     
  5. aaron.lee2006 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    lol Apple wouldn't do anything for one dead pixel. You have to have like 7 to get it fixed. I had 14 on my original Core Duo.
     
  6. koops macrumors regular

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    That is true, 1 dead pixel is not the end of the world, but to have a bent lid as well that doesn't line up is somehting i would take back depending on how bad, you pay alot of money for these things and the form factor / how good it looks is part of this premium you pay. If the lid does not shut / line up properly then i would not hesitate to take it back becuase of the bad fit and finish. These are top of the range laptops - anything less than top quality then I don't see why it should be tolerated
     
  7. Sopranino macrumors 6502

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    The screen is very clear, no distracting reflections in the glossy surface, no dead or stuck pixels. Absolutely great!

    Sopranino
     
  8. aaron.lee2006 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Actually a slightly bent lid on the left side is perfectly normal for the MacBook Pros :p I've had 4 of them :D
     
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    Oh, ok, then my MBP is flawless. I sorta worried about it a little, but I love my MBP indefinitely more than my old MB. The thing is fantastic!
     
  10. SMM macrumors 65816

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    I am not suggesting this pertains to the OP, but I know many of the 'alignment' issues are a lot to do about nothing. I have a 17" MBP and two MBs at my house right now. Before that it was a 17" PB. You CAN form a gap difference, side-to-side, depending on how you close it. But, that difference is about that of a playing card, and can be reset perfect. However, if you were not looking for it, you would not even notice it. I have also seen some pictures posted here, that are about the same. Yet, the OP is acting like it is the end of the world.

    If you study the design, and manufacturing, engineering, this is really a beautiful piece of workmanship. I would love to watch how they are actually made. My guess is that they start with aerospace grade aluminum plate (2024-T3, 7075-T651, etc). First they cut the dimensions, and double-disk grind the plate flat and parallel. Then they mill the entire outside, adding the nice radius work. Then they cut the two sections in half (not 50/50), and grind the top and bottom faces, parallel to their bottoms. Finally, they come in and hog-out all of the insides, mill the slots, drill the holes, and make all of the edge breaks. The finishing steps would be to perform a penetrant inspection for cracks and machine tears. Then into a 'fine' tumbler to put the fine finished surface on everything. And last, a deep penetrating chem-treat (prevents corrosion), sulfuric-acid anodize and a clear (possibly silver) tint.

    So, why am I describing this in such detail? I am sharing with you my professional eye for manufacturing. From my first purchase, a significant thing which impressed me about Apple was their manufacturing engineering. Virtually everyone else is using cheap molded plastic, and stamped metal. You do not need to be an experienced aerospace production manager, like I once was, to see the difference.
     
  11. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    no, they start with an exploited underpaid chinese worker :eek:
     
  12. pengu macrumors 6502a

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    no no no.. they all start out as wheels of Gouda and then Steve uses his powers of will to changed them into the machines we see. the defects are caused by the underlying instability of cheese.

    haha! best thing i've read all day!
     
  13. SMM macrumors 65816

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    That is pretty good. Do you write your own material? :rolleyes:
     
  14. RaMaz macrumors regular

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    Some Luck, Some Luck. :apple:
     
  15. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Yeah, I've noticed it on a friend of mine's too. I've also noticed that when it's hot, it's even more uneven. I think the problem doesn't lie with the lid, it lies with the base.
     
  16. alex.vm macrumors member

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    Whoa thats like 10k in about two years :eek:
    What do you do to em? :rolleyes:
     
  17. DJMastaWes macrumors 65816

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    Oh. I was worried about mine. It's kind of annoying though.

    <3
     
  18. aaron.lee2006 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I didn't spend 10k don't worry :p They have all been replacements because my previous machines were defective from Day 1. This new SR MBP seems to be quite flawless and I love it :D
     
  19. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Me too:D I think the shake down cruise is finally over.
     

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