first time Mac owner (rMBP)...silly question

aj8690

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Aug 28, 2012
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Orlando, Florida, USA
Hello all,

First off, this is my first post. I had been browsing the forums for several weeks before I finally bought my first Mac, the new Retina MacBook Pro (2.7/16/512). I have to tell you, I was pretty nervous about it after seeing all the complaints. However, I couldn't be more happy.

It came with Mountain Lion, and I received it on the day 10.8.1 was released (I updated before anything else), so maybe that made my experience more smooth. The screen is perfect as far as I can tell (it's Samsung, for what it's worth), it has no cosmetic defects, and no "creaks and squeaks."

I run in scaled 1680 mode, and I do experience some slight UI "stutter" occasionally, even on dGPU. I probably would not even have realized it was there if it hadn't been for all of you getting the idea of "this thing lags" in my head, so thanks a lot for that!!!! :p

So, to the point, (this might sound silly) but when I have the MacBook on my desk (where it is most of the time) and I try to open or close the lid, or even plug a USB in, it slides around very easily. Everything requires two hands. It's like the rubber feet are slippery and it's quite annoying. This did not happen with my old Dell. I am wondering if the MacBook Pros have always been this way, if it's just the rMBP, or if I have defective feet or something (unlikely, I know :p).

Thanks,

Andrew
 
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Scuba-EMT

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Apr 19, 2010
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Solomons Island, MD
No issues, no defect, it the way it is, the MBP is so light there's little weight on the feet. I have mine on a cool pad which helps. I like to keep mine cooler as I run a VM with Windows 7 in order to use AutoCad.

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OBTW, welcome to the forum and congrats on your new Mac!
 

aj8690

macrumors member
Original poster
Aug 28, 2012
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Orlando, Florida, USA
No issues, no defect, it the way it is, the MBP is so light there's little weight on the feet. I have mine on a cool pad which helps. I like to keep mine cooler as I run a VM with Windows 7 in order to use AutoCad.

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OBTW, welcome to the forum and congrats on your new Mac!
Lol, that's what I figured. Thank you!!
 

Idefix

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Jul 10, 2012
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I actually went out and bought sticky feet at Hobby Lobby (for a much older MBP) and they come off eventually--just buy a bunch of them...
 

aj8690

macrumors member
Original poster
Aug 28, 2012
88
71
Orlando, Florida, USA
I actually went out and bought sticky feet at Hobby Lobby (for a much older MBP) and they come off eventually--just buy a bunch of them...
I might have to go and do that. This is driving me crazy! I'm used to only needing one hand free to open/close lid, plug things in, etc.