Just got my 16" base yesterday!

Tommy c

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I finally was able to get one. Very happy. This keyboard feels like I'm home again. I really tried to like the butterfly keyboard, but just could not get used to it. Screen is nice and feels solid. I wish I had the extra just to get the 32GB ram, but I just couldn't afford it. I don't use light room much on this, but I do use it. My iMac has 32GB of ram and that's what I manly work on. Other than that, very happy!!!

I paid 2199 from Best Buy, if anyone is wondering.
 

AHDuke99

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I bought mine a few months ago and love it. Easily the best Macbook I have ever owned. I was coming from an early 2011 Macbook Pro.
 

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It would be great without all the issues. There’s a lot of compromises due to the t2 chip not working correctly. You get the best speakers but popping that effects playback quality. A nice release of Mac OS with good security features but the t2 is still unstable and causes kernel panics. Why can’t Apple just can it and admit it’s not ready for market?
 
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emraha06

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I finally was able to get one. Very happy. This keyboard feels like I'm home again. I really tried to like the butterfly keyboard, but just could not get used to it. Screen is nice and feels solid. I wish I had the extra just to get the 32GB ram, but I just couldn't afford it. I don't use light room much on this, but I do use it. My iMac has 32GB of ram and that's what I manly work on. Other than that, very happy!!!

I paid 2199 from Best Buy, if anyone is wondering.
Did you check for ghosting smearing issue
 

emraha06

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what exactly should I be looking for? I just got i9 version yesterday, so far, loving it.
if you did not notice yet do not search for it because once you notice you may hate the laptop which is presented as premium product with high costs

if you wonder about this i will add a video link but i suggest not to try to detect it


İf you notice the same thing on otur device this also means that ultra blurry mud text during scrolling
 

emraha06

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what exactly should I be looking for? I just got i9 version yesterday, so far, loving it.
i hate my device because of this issue and if i had a chance i would definetly return it and take my money bacK because smearing text during scrolling is terrible unacceptable defect for a premium product. Cheaper devices have clear display with low response time but Apple could not fix this terrible pixel response time issue for 4 years
 
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geraldem

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if you did not notice yet do not search for it because once you notice you may hate the laptop which is presented as premium product with high costs

if you wonder about this i will add a video link but i suggest not to try to detect it


İf you notice the same thing on otur device this also means that ultra blurry mud text during scrolling
thanks. I might stay blissfully ignorant. But is this issue any different on any MacBook Pro?
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i hate my device because of this issue and if i had a chance i would definetly return it and take my money bacK because smearing text during scrolling is terrible unacceptable defect for a premium product. Cheaper devices have clear display with low response time but Apple could not fix this terrible pixel response time issue for 4 years
I hear ya. Is this issue the same on 13" or MacBook Air?
 

fishmoose

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I bought mine a few months ago and love it. Easily the best Macbook I have ever owned. I was coming from an early 2011 Macbook Pro.
Same situation here. I got the base model but with the 5500m 4GB GPU. I love this machine, think it'll last a long time. I got 7-8 good years out of my 2011 MBP before it started to break down, fully expect something similar with this machine.
 
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emraha06

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thanks. I might stay blissfully ignorant. But is this issue any different on any MacBook Pro?
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I hear ya. Is this issue the same on 13" or MacBook Air?
i can easily and definately say that all the models which i personally checked for this issue on my friends and retail stores have this issue and i do not believe there is a correct one about this problem. (Personally checked more than three for each 13 and 15 inches 2018, 2019 models, MacBook Air retina my friend bought a few weeks ago, iMac 5K on 2 different reseller, more than 3 16 inches mbp)


also it is told that 2015 or below retina displays are better than 2016-2020 touchbar models
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I bought mine a few months ago and love it. Easily the best Macbook I have ever owned. I was coming from an early 2011 Macbook Pro.
i wish i have loved mine but the ghosting text smearing issue made me hate my laptop. If i had not checked mine for this and noticed the problem, i would love it because it was a dream for me to own a MacBook Pro but my dream transformed into a nightmare because of bad pixel response time of these devices like cheaper displays...
 

fishmoose

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i wish i have loved mine but the ghosting text smearing issue made me hate my laptop. If i had not checked mine for this and noticed the problem, i would love it because it was a dream for me to own a MacBook Pro but my dream transformed into a nightmare because of bad pixel response time of these devices like cheaper displays...
Can't say this is an issue for me in everyday use. Yes, can't read text on the screen while scrolling but why would I need to do that anyway? When using the laptop for writing, reading, editing videos/photos this is a non-issue for me.
 

Tommy c

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Can't say this is an issue for me in everyday use. Yes, can't read text on the screen while scrolling but why would I need to do that anyway? When using the laptop for writing, reading, editing videos/photos this is a non-issue for me.
That's what I was wondering. Yes, I do notice that. but I'm not reading while I'm scrolling. I do nice this when scrolling tho. I have to look at my iMac and compare. I mean, if not this, what else am I going to buy lol.
 
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i can easily and definately say that all the models which i personally checked for this issue on my friends and retail stores have this issue and i do not believe there is a correct one about this problem. (Personally checked more than three for each 13 and 15 inches 2018, 2019 models, MacBook Air retina my friend bought a few weeks ago, iMac 5K on 2 different reseller, more than 3 16 inches mbp)


also it is told that 2015 or below retina displays are better than 2016-2020 touchbar models
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i wish i have loved mine but the ghosting text smearing issue made me hate my laptop. If i had not checked mine for this and noticed the problem, i would love it because it was a dream for me to own a MacBook Pro but my dream transformed into a nightmare because of bad pixel response time of these devices like cheaper displays...
so this is an issue for the obsessive to nitpick? thats not really an issue sorry. Close your eyes will scrolling.

i guess I’m lucky that I only read while not scrolling.
 
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Tommy c

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so this is an issue for the obsessive to nitpick? thats not really an issue sorry. Close your eyes will scrolling.

i guess I’m lucky that I only read while not scrolling.
Well, that's what I was getting at. I never really pay attention to the text while scrolling, since I can't do anything while scrolling.
 

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The base with 16gb of ram is all that 99% of purchasers will ever need. I think 16gb as the base configuration will hold you for 5+ years easy.

I bought mine the first day it was available in the Apple store and have never noticed any of the problems that are reported here and have never once thought of returning it. I don't hear any popping no matter what I do, and laptop screens have low response times so all this talk of smearing is rehashing the same topic that has come and gone and come around again many iterations. It would be nice to have a 120hz refresh rate and 5ms response time, but it's not realistic at this point on laptops and still have a battery that will last a decent length of time, and if you did, it would probably weigh 7 lbs.
 

macfrik

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Absolutely loving mine. I agree with the folks here, I think I will enjoy using this for years to come. Enjoy your machine!