How many 2018 MacBook Pros are problem free?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sk8r1230, Jul 29, 2018.

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Is your MacBook Pro perfect?

  1. Yes

    57.4%
  2. No- coil whine

    5.0%
  3. No- kernel panics

    15.5%
  4. No- cosmetic defects

    3.5%
  5. No- speaker issues

    8.1%
  6. No- other issue not listed

    10.5%
  1. sk8r1230 macrumors 6502

    sk8r1230

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    very curious how wide spread the various issues are. I myself had to return mine for random looping sounds and coil whine ssd issue.
     
  2. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    Absolutely perfect. Even monitor without tint, no wiggle on the TouchID, firm hinge, no issues with keyboard, speakers are wonderful, USB ports are nice and firm, great performance, no kernel panics, no whine, nothing.

    I'm super satisfied with it.
     
  3. mcaswell macrumors regular

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    Mine is perfect as well... observed a potential issue a few days ago where my WiFi connection was very slow after the computer was woken up from sleep (with speed being restored with cycling WiFi off/on), but since then it seems to have resolved itself.
     
  4. WristyManchego macrumors member

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    Why TF did you have to mention this.

    Mine... WAS perfect.
     
  5. G5isAlive macrumors 6502a

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    Big problem... I used to have enough time for a cup of coffee with rendering on my 2014 Mac Pro, this one is too fast. Why isn’t that listed?
     
  6. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    TBF having a little give on the Touch ID does help your finger distinguish it from the rest of the Touch Bar. Still, it would bother me lol.
     
  7. sk8r1230 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great... something else to check lol.
     
  8. pubmsu macrumors regular

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    I guess more than ideal heat is a problem too?
     
  9. FineFuturity macrumors regular

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    Given how terrible luck I seem to have with these things and how picky I am, I'm pretty satisfied with this 2018. No scratches or dings out of the box, *barely* any backlight bleeding, no noisy keys, even color tint... I'm surprised I have a machine that is relatively defect free. About the only thing I've noticed is this one gives off slightly more heat than my nTB 2017 did, but I wonder if that's more due to how hot it's been lately than the computer itself. Oh well.
     
  10. GerritB macrumors regular

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    Ok so I made the decision that mine is going back for a refund later this week. On top of the other issues I had (e.g. the sound popping, throttling under Bootcamp, no speed difference between the i9 and 2.2 i7), there's now a high pitched noise coming from my left fan that's noticeable enough to hear from normal distance and is pretty irritating even when fans are at a low speed.

    It's been quite a rollercoaster for me as I was really, really happy when these things were announced with 32gb of ram and bought one the second I heard of it, after spending several weeks on this forum waiting for the next Thursday to see if they would get announced. Then just days before it would be delivered the throttling issues came to light, which were 'fixed' the day my machine arrived, and I've spend quite a lot of time since then to make the machine perform to my likings.

    However, I just can't accept that for the amount of money they ask for these machines there are these issues that keep popping up. I'll keep browsing this forum in the hope to read that all of the issues have been fixed in the coming weeks/months. Hopefully they all get fixed.
     
  11. AdamA9 macrumors 65816

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    LOL

    This is why I never do any of those stupid screen tests. I never want to know of an issue unless I find it for myself. However, I just checked mine and it's fine. Phew!
     
  12. Naimfan Suspended

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    Those who are familiar with my thoughts on the 2016/17/18 form factor may find my vote deliciously ironic.

    Why? Because I had to vote "perfect." I still despise the feel of the keyboard, the too-large trackpad, USB-C only connectivity, etc, but functionally mine has zero problems. (Since returning the original 2.6/16/512 I ordered a 2.2/16/560x/1 TB.). It's also scoring the same as the 2.6 in CB, though the 2.6 was pre-patch. It is significantly faster (on CB and in real work) than any of the 2015 or earlier models I've used (and continue to).
     
  13. Petetastic, Jul 31, 2018
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    I suspect the vast majority of people won’t have issues. Mine died after a few hours though.

    If you’re worried about reliability, I’d say wait a month or two before you buy so kinks get worked out on their end.

    Update: Genius Bar couldn't fix it. Sending it back for a new one.
     
  14. Painter2002 macrumors 65816

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    I used to have enough time for coffee while booting up my laptop... now new laptops are too fast, does that count as an issue too?
     
  15. Ma2k5 macrumors 68020

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    Well it isn’t too surprising seeing as you went from a 15w dual core to a 28w quad core (13”)/45w 6 core (15”).

    I presume most people will have it defect free - only some of the T2 kernel panic issues worry me.
     
  16. DougFNJ macrumors 65816

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    Problem free here as well. Solid computer. I’ve been lucky with MacBook Pros all along though. Only problems I’ve had was a logic board on one, and Apple had it back for me the next day.
     
  17. macpcf macrumors regular

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    Its pretty interesting to see the actual numbers. Most of the users facing the audio issues.
     
  18. theISHkid macrumors regular

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    My numbers are off but I think I read not too long ago the genius bar sees about a 5-10 percent repair rate for computers sold. Obviously the 16-17 MacBooks were a little higher than that thanks to the keyboards. I'm curious how many of the 35 percent here with issues will take their computer in or if Apple can address some of these issues with software updates.
     
  19. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Can not see a single thing wrong with mine, so far. Very happy with keyboard, screen and speed. Windows 10 Pro rocks on this laptop.
     
  20. maflynn Moderator

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    Another happy customer, I have no complaints.
     
  21. macpcf macrumors regular

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    hi do you guys recommend apple care + with this laptop?
     
  22. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I never buy AC+ and have never regretted it.

    BUT, I did but AC+ for my new MBPro just in case.;)
     
  23. maflynn Moderator

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    I have 60 days to take the plunge, its a bitter pill to swallow to buy AC+ at nearly 400 dollars its not cheap. Plus the odds are against you needing the extended warranty/accidental damage.

    I purchased my laptop using an American Express card, and that provides a second year of warranty, so in effect if I buy AC or AC+, I'll be paying that high amount for one year's coverage.
     
  24. macpcf macrumors regular

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    For me i have the student discount for 300. As this is my daily machine and intend to push it for coding etc. and casual gaming i thought its worth the bullet
     
  25. maflynn Moderator

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    Everyone has to make the decision that fits their needs the best. The MBP is my main machine as well. Aside from the accidental coverage, I'm basically spending several hundred dollars for a single year of coverage and that's what I find difficult justifying.

    Accidental coverage is certainly increasing the complexity of my decision, since the laptop is not sitting there on the desk 24x7x365
     

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