Is it normal to have a tiny imperfection in Macbook Pro?

mtthwcmn1

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Hi! I just got a new 15" MBP and I took a flashlight to it when I unboxed it to make sure it was perfect. I noticed and extremely tiny nick on the top. You can barely see it without a flashlight. Is it normal to have a few extremely tiny imperfections?
 

heisenberg123

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Hi! I just got a new 15" MBP and I took a flashlight to it when I unboxed it to make sure it was perfect. I noticed and extremely tiny nick on the top. You can barely see it without a flashlight. Is it normal to have a few extremely tiny imperfections?
you dont even want to know what you would find on it if your used a CSI blacklight
 

eric/

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Sep 19, 2011
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I can't help it. I saw this thread title and starting laughing... Maybe I'm a pervert.

But yes, it's normal. As long as it doesn't bother you too much you'll be fine. Most of the time it's just not worth it to return it to the store.
 

Bluehinder

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Hi! I just got a new 15" MBP and I took a flashlight to it when I unboxed it to make sure it was perfect. I noticed and extremely tiny nick on the top. You can barely see it without a flashlight. Is it normal to have a few extremely tiny imperfections?
Not normal, they are always perfect. I'd return it.
 

ixodes

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I really like the Macs I've had, yet each has arrived with some cosmetic flaws (easily noticeable without close scrutiny).

Take the advertising hype with a grain of salt, lower your expectations & you'll be fine. It's just a computer .. :)
 

Rampant.A.I.

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Mine was flawless when I got it. If it really bothers you, exchange it. Just remember, even with a hard shell case on it, you'll get the same marks over time.
 

trlyka

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If it was me, I'd bring it back. I mean it should be perfect IMO. Let me be the one to mess it up.
 

dusk007

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I don't understand people that are so nit-picky to complain about almost invisible cosmetic errors. Sending it back or throwing it away is IMO just the mentality that hurts our environment.
It is something different if the fan has an annoying clacking sound or the display panel has pixel errors which can be really annoying.

Makeing a new one because of some teeny tinsy error is in my opinion no different or even worse than throwing away half the crop of perfectly good potatoes because they don't look good enough to be on a shelf.

Aluminium is recyclable but still Aluminium production and manufacture is an immensly energy intensive industry.
 
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