For those thinking about buying a MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by f4igrad, May 22, 2006.

  1. f4igrad macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2006
    Don't let all of the negative posts dissuade you from buying the machine. Mine is incredible, so much faster than my old PowerBook 1Ghz, a DEFINITE step up in performance. I don't have the whine, and the heat issue is not a big deal to me. This computer is very similar to my past two PowerBooks when it comes to heat. I have had it sitting on my bare legs for the past 2 hours with no problems, so for most normal activities it is fine. I am sure that if I started encoding a video it would heat up, but I usually do that stuff when I go to bed anyway.

    Just wanted to make a positive post, they are so few and far between with all of the negative threads I see.

    I have the 1.83 ghz, 1 gig ram, serial# W861712
  2. azzurri000 macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2005
    Hey, it's great to hear that the MBP isn't worse than the PB line. I'm seriously considering buying one later this summer. Thanks for all of your helpful comments.

    PS You should take some of the last digits off the serial number you posted here, just to be safe
  3. f4igrad thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2006
    thanks, don't know what i was thinking!
  4. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2005
    I'm currently upset about mine, but it was great while it lasted!
  5. applemacdude macrumors 68040


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow
    Waiting for cooler chips... or at least properly placed thermal paste...
  6. Kingsly macrumors 68040


    as for me... *patiently waits for executive relations to call*
  7. jaisai01 macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2006
    i recieved mine almost 3-4 weeks ago, and i havent looked back since. great laptop and it does everything i need it too :).
  8. jaydub macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006
    I'm looking forward to picking up my 2.16 this week!
  9. TBi macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2005
    Mine went back because of the noise problem. Good to hear that some of the newer ones don't have it. Might be a good omen.
  10. Aaon macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2004
  11. yah00z macrumors regular

    May 21, 2006
    Just an FYI

    Mine runs great.

    I have a week 20, 2.0ghz 15.4inch 1gig of ram 80gig 5400rpm 128mb ati x1600... No overheating, no whine, nothing. I love it. Also, I spoke with a CSR at my local Apple Store, and they informed me they can take the laptop apart for me, and re-apply the thermal paste, in store. And due to the fact that I have procare, waiting in line won't be an issue.

    Look into the MacBookPro everyone. I love them.
    Yes, it can be hit or miss. I have seen some flawed MBP's out there, fortunatly they are only getting better.
  12. caralck macrumors member

    May 16, 2006
    I thought the apple store wasn't doing the thermal paste thing. I mean, doesn't that break with the party line that the heat is "within specs?"

    Glad to hear that perhaps the issues are getting taken care of since I'm getting ready to buy one myself. Does having the 100 gb drive at 7200 make it run hotter? My powerbook gets a tad warm too but since my home is cold, using my powerbook on my lap means I don't need to turn the gas fireplace on. :p
  13. TBi macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2005
    It's doesn't break the party line, they can say the laptop is in spec but because you want it reapplied they'll do it to please you as a customer. However they might not have said that this would make it cooler or that the original application of paste is flawed.

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