Could the Macbook work for me?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Erlendks, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. Erlendks macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys!

    When the new iPad Pros launched in june I purchased the new 12.9 inch iPad for work and home use. I quickly noticed that it had a problem where the screen "popped" when pressed under the front camera. After three months and two replacement units with the same problem, I gave up. Still waiting for a refund from Apple.

    I realized that a Macbook Pro probably would be a better fit anyway, so I bought a 2017 13 touchbar model. Had to send it back because it made a high clicking noise. I bought a new one and that unit had problems with both the keyboard and the speakers. In a couple of days I will get a third Macbook Pro. Hopefully that works fine... Seems like lots of people have problems with the 2017 Macbook Pro, so I'm preparing for the worst. It's really not like I have good luck with Apple products lately either.

    I currently own a gaming PC, but want a Mac for portability, iThoughts, OmniFocus, Ulysses, Apples Photos app, Airdrop etc. If my next Macbook Pro is faulty like the rest I'm considering a Macbook. Is the 2017 Macbook powerful enough for my usage? Not sure how demanding iThoughts with huge maps would be. Is the Macbook Pro noticeably faster for my usage? I rally hate using slow computers. Does the regular Macbook 2017 have as many problems as the Macbook Pros? Does it suffer from the same keyboard problems?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ixxx69 macrumors 65816

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    The MacBook is plenty for your usage, however I wouldn't recommend it to you. After reading your post, I'd just suggest staying away from Apple products as it sounds like you're just not going to be happy with them.

    As far as can be objectively known at this point, none of the Apple products you mention have any more issues than any other Apple products. Apple is still widely considered the industry leader in product reliability and support.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Erlendks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why is that? Do Apple users need to be able to accept faulty products? When I buy an expensive laptop I'm not accepting faults like speaker problems and faulty keys that I notice within the first hour of use. Neither should you.

    I own an iPhone, iPad 2017 and an Apple TV. Happy with all of them.
     
  4. ixxx69 macrumors 65816

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    The premise that you want a MacBook Pro but literally can't buy one that isn't defective, so you're considering buying a MacBook instead is frankly, kind of ridiculous.

    The title of your post is about whether a MB would work for you, but you spend 90% of your post complaining about all the defective Apple products you're buying and how they have all these problems you're reading about. You have about a sentence for some software you use, so it seemed like you were less interested in seeking actual advice about the MB and more interested in complaining about your previous experiences.

    Sorry if I misunderstood where you were coming from. My "answer" still stands - sounds like the MB will be fine for your needs based on what you've shared.

    Again, good luck! (or maybe "better luck!" is more appropriate ;))
     
  5. Erlendks, Sep 16, 2017
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    Erlendks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I disagree. I want a Macbook Pro, but if my third has big problems as well I want to try something else. That should be easy to understand.

    Would appreciate some answers about my questions instead. Any experiences with large iThoughts maps on the Macbook? Would I even notice any speed difference between the Macbook and the Macbook Pro for my use? Does the Macbook 2017 have the same keyboard problems as the Macbook Pro 16/17? Sticky keys, stuck keys etc.

    Thanks!
     

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