Have a problematic or perfect rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Torrek, Aug 30, 2012.


Does your rMBP have a problem?

  1. Yes, the graphical issue and I returned in because of it.

    10 vote(s)
  2. Yes, the graphical issue but it doesn't bother me

    3 vote(s)
  3. Yes, some sort of other problem and I returned it

    3 vote(s)
  4. Yes, some sort of other problem but it doesn't bother me

    5 vote(s)
  5. No, mine is perfect or nearly so

    65 vote(s)
  1. Torrek macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2007
    I'm about to pull the trigger on a new rMBP but all of the posts about problems have me a bit worried. So, I made this poll to see if we can get some definitive answers!
  2. NikkiJayne macrumors regular


    Mar 23, 2012
    I was terrified about mine after reading some threads on here. I have since had my rMBP for 2 weeks and I can say I am a satisfied customer with a perfect screen and no other problems that I've noticed :) *touch wood*
  3. Dronac macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2012
    I just got my third in the mail today, but I'm being more particular then usual considering the cost of this thing (IE, some screens bleed some, others don't, ect). The trouble is worth it to me. The size of the case, plus the raw speed, plus the retina screen make it worth it. I wouldn't go back to a cMBP regardless of any of the issues seen.
  4. OniSlayer macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2012
    Virgin Islands
    I'm with you. I'm a bit terrified but more so having to go through getting replacements. Hopefully we can get an accurate picture of the problems with this poll.
  5. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68020


    Mar 15, 2009
    I ordered mine from MacMall using the AppleInsider discount. I bought without having come to these forums first, and thank goodness I did! So many complaints here are from people who have no interest in this machine. It's also true that most people come to forums to troubleshoot and complain than to praise.

    With that said, my RMBP is absolutely perfect. I can't find any fault whatsoever. The screen is gorgeous, absolutely no UI lag or anything of the sort… this is the best Apple laptop I've ever owned and I've had the Titanium Powerbook and two 17" MBPs (one Unibody, one non-Unibody). Jump in! You'll be glad you did.
  6. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    I would simply purchase the rMBP if it's really what you want - the poll is going to generate mixed results, and I don't know how that will help you to a decision considering that you already stated that you are worried about the posts that you have already read.

    My suggestion is to not let it change your mind about the computer that you actually desire - keep in mind too, that people are way more likely to make a post about a problem looking for a solution than they are to make a post stating how pleased they are or how "perfect" their computer is after purchasing it.
  7. Textureboy macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2012
    Does it really have not UI lag?? Mine lags but only when it's using the intel 4000, and I considered it as normal, because it didn't lag using nvidia gpu.

    Yours does not lag at ALL?
  8. iRobby macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2011
    Fort Myers, FL USA
    Mine is perfect!

    the LG display = no issue
    No lag issue
    great speakers
    lightning fast

    Not one complaint!!

    So glad I chose this as my first Mac coming from a PC!
  9. Serelus macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2009
    Always remember the bad-post effect, people with bad experiences are always going to post about their troubles, while people with good experiences wont.
    I haven't posted in a while since I got my rMBP but this is my first and it works perfectly, no problems at all.
  10. 28Gauge macrumors 6502


    Sep 4, 2011
    I don't have a rMBP, so I can't vote. I do remember going through this with the last iteration of the iPad. This raises the question, are Apple products owners overly critical of their purchases or is there a bit of a quality control problem with the initial production of new Apple products? Apple products are premium priced, so I don't blame the consumer for expecting a "perfect" product.
  11. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68020


    Mar 15, 2009
    I don't know which GPU it's using, I'm not too concerned with what's happening behind the scenes. I'm a busy guy and use my computer for work, so I don't have much time to notice a lot of the things other people are obsessing about. I've looked for it, taken videos of it, and can't find it. I've come to the conclusion, at least for myself, that this is not a problem that exists.


    Die-hard Apple folks are more critical and OCD than your average consumer. Those who are overly critical will say there are always problems with first-generation Apple products, others will counter you with all of the first-gen Apple products that launched without a hitch.

    As far as I can tell, the RMBP is the best, tightest, highest quality laptop Apple has ever made. Everything on mine is perfect or as close to perfect as can be expected. Some people are surely having issues, it's a mass produced product and there will be units with problems. I've had 10 different Apple computers in my lifetime - four different towers, an Apple IIci when I was in high school, four different laptops including unibody and non-unibody models and a Mac Mini from 2008. ONLY ONE - I repeat ONLY ONE of these machines developed a problem during the time I owned it. My liquid-cooled PowerMac leaked and fried one of the CPUs three years after the warranty expired. One email to Apple executive support and they paid for the $1,400 out of warranty repair.
  12. Queen6, Aug 31, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2012

    Queen6 macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2008
    Putting out the fire with gasoline...
    Forget all the rhetoric, the Retina MBP has has to be seen in the flesh, it simply makes everything else look and feel like like "ancient history" nothing comes close............................

    As the individual one must filter the content of the internet very carefully, everyone is a "Pro", everyone the "expert", for the most part they are not, some are well informed, the majority are not. If you need help to make a significant purchase, or qualification on hardware, wait for a recognised source, not the kid with 10 minutes hands on in Best Buy ;)
  13. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
  14. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    There is _NO_ perfect laptop of any brand.

    Perfection is a myth that will make you crazy chasing after it, and bore you if you find it.

    Only excellent MBP's, and ThinkPad T's.

    Excellence is far more enjoyable, and educational.

    From time to time if an issue arises you always learn something from it, if you are paying attention. Learning is growth, and it cannot be beat.

    Nearly identical in features, these two laptops are the finest of the lot.

    I own and use both, have for years, and could not be happier.
  15. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

    Adidas Addict

    Sep 9, 2008
    For every internet warrior that has an issue or two there are a hundred perfectly happy users that don't feel the need to tell everyone.
  16. StuLax18 macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Awesome computer. Just get it, and if it has problems you can exchange it and try again or just return it. You have nothing to lose.
  17. Sound Evolution macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2007
    I guess I am getting punished now for bragging around I had a "perfect" macbook pro retina.

    -Firstly the left side of the case start to pop/squeek louder each day. It sounds like popping plastic when you lift the laptop up and or rest ur palm on the left side.

    -Secondly, My other wise really flawless Samsung screen (no backlight bleed at all, perfect blacks) start to have dead pixels on the 16th day.

    I am at the last day of my return period. I guess I have to return it :( The machine is simply to expensive to accept those flaws.
  18. memko macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2011
    Very interesting results . Only a minority seems to suffer from problems on their new rMBP .
  19. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    As of this posting, over a third have some kind of a problem. While less than half qualifies as a "minority" I suppose, this is not what I'd call stellar results.

    Way to spin it. :D
  20. SchuettS macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
  21. DT39 macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2012
    Poll numbers say that most are fine and mine is fine to, so i don't know what all the fuss is about!

    Go buy one there great thunderbolt, USB 3 and HDMI as well as Awesome screen :D

    This is coming from a pc/laptop user for 15 years!
  22. SchuettS macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    Hdmi is one of my favorite features. I didn't expect it to work as good as it does w my older plasma tv.
  23. memko macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2011
    well , Do you consider the 73 % with perfectly fine rMBPs a small percentage??
  24. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Uh... yes, I do.
  25. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Ive had two rMBPs, both perfect. I only returned the first because it was a base model and I decided I wanted 16GB Ram so I had to place an order.

    First one had an LG screen, perfect no issues.
    Second one has a Samsung screen, perfect no issues.

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