Dont buy the new MBPr, most of them are flawed.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by anikgol, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. anikgol macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2003
  2. lcseds macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2006
    NC, USA

    Whom are you trying to educate??

    The people that don't read forums and are loving their new rMBP's?

    The people that come here, read the forum, and realize that like most model releases, the problems are blown way out of proportion?

    Maybe the people that would love to have one but can't for one reason or another that try and sway others into the "I can't have it, but it's okay because they are all defective" camp.

  3. jedolley macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2009
    I guess I should play the lottery because my rMBP is issue free!
  4. dmccloud macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    Anchorage, AK
  5. twietee macrumors 603


    Jan 24, 2012
    This is will be wastelanded soon, but just imagine: you play the rMBP lottery and actually win! That's a feeling hard to describe...and no Apple tax too :D
  6. foodle macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2008
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Most? Really?
    What percentage?
    What was your sample size?
    What is the margin of error?
    Please enlighten us ...
  7. anikgol thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2003
    simple. people have changed their laptop 4-5 times. some even 7 and got faulty laptop. if this was only a small portion then how can you explain that. are they all unlucky??

    people dont notice this much before they change the background
  8. nanolife macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2011
    The difference is that now people talk to millions of users online at the same time. People are getting used to go online and complain about something.

    I will only accept any comment about good or bad rMBP if someone can answer what a user just posted here:

  9. jedolley macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2009
    This has actually been discussed to death, resurrected, and to death again. I think most of the members here are aware of the issues and probably most have been compelled to openly look for it when they got their rMBP. I can safely say that my rMBP passed all the tests I threw at it and I actually went looking for problems, due to a paranoia caused by this forum.
  10. Exana macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2011
    I buy one and it did not have any issue. Only people with issue write it everywhere. Happy people dont spend their time telling : my retina is fine.
  11. RealEyes macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2012
    I've got a 2.6/16/512 LG screen with no image retention.
  12. ajanini macrumors member


    Jun 19, 2012
    São Paulo, Brazil
  13. anikgol thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2003
    that true but thats the issue here:
    as i said, a lot of people have been changing 5-7 laptops with the same problem. this is not a good statistics for apple. if people can explain me this then i agree and accept it. go ahead.
  14. theuserjohnny macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2012
    I was one of those people all of the screens who had this issue was an LG screen. Finally got a Samsung screen and I've yet to have any issues with the image retention.
  15. defektion macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2010
  16. Arcsylver macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2011
    Chicago, IL
    I walked in to the apple store and bought the base model approximately a month ago and it had both a Samsung panel and SSD. absolutely none of the reported issues.
    No IR, No issues with the SSD, no weird creaking, groaning, overheating etc.

    The issues that people are so paranoid are by no means nearly all units sold. This is typical of apple first revision products from all reports and is part of the cost of being an early adopter with apple technologies. You buy the rev. 1 and you deal with the bumps, hiccups and problems until apple gets around to fixing them, or you wait until the release the rev. 2 model with most of the issues fixed.

    I waited a while and read up on the retina before purchasing and decided the risk was worth it to have the best laptop currently on the market.
  17. S.L. macrumors regular


    Oct 2, 2012
    because "most" people who buy rMBP's frequent Apple message boards or this forum... :rolleyes:
  18. locoboi187 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2012
  19. Erasmus macrumors 68030


    Jun 22, 2006
    Hiding from Omnius in Australia
    Because most people can't do basic stats.

    If, for argument's sake, 10% of RMBPs suffered from any particular problem, and one million people bought them, and continued to trade them in until they got a good one, based on EXTREMELY rough statistics:

    100,000 people would trade in once.
    10,000 people would trade in twice.
    1,000 people would trade in three times
    And one poor sucker would trade in 6 times.

    But considering each trade in probably becomes a refurb, and I imagine quite a few refurbs are what people who trade in end up with, you can end up with a lot of exchanges required to get a good one even when the defect rate is extremely small, if you're unlucky enough to get a bad one first.

    Basically, the OP's assumption that MOST RMBPs are flawed is itself MOSTLY FLAWED. (See what I did there?)

    The second point is that the vast majority of Apple's customers don't care about this issue.
  20. wiznet macrumors regular

    May 30, 2012
    Love mine, no issues.

    You can't say "most". It's just false. No other way to describe it.
  21. SchuettS macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    Go and read every forum on macrumors. 90% of the threads are about a problem. Should I assume 90% of people have problems w Apple products? I didn't pay much attention in my college statistics class but Im educated enough to know a forum isn't a good place to pull an accurate sample from.
  22. leekohler macrumors G5


    Dec 22, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    Yes, they're unlucky. Mine's perfect.
  23. RedRallyeZ macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2010
    You made the mistake of using that forbidden voodoo of logic & basic math on a message board...

    May Heaven help you
  24. Bebel macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2008
    I have the "dreaded" LG screen and my rMBP flawless. The only thing flawed here is your logic.
  25. Jamesesesesess macrumors 6502a

    Nov 26, 2011
    I've been through 5 RMBPs. First one was a Samsung but it was 8GB and I decided I wanted 16GB. All of my others have been LG and all have had screen retention. I'm getting so tired of replacements.

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