MacBook Appreciation Thread: Is anyone else's MBP...perfect?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hieveryone, Jul 31, 2016.


How's it running?

Poll closed Nov 7, 2016.
  1. Perfect, never a problem

    15 vote(s)
  2. Minor stuff, nothing to mention

    10 vote(s)
  3. Oh no! This thing runs like a Windows!

    2 vote(s)
  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    I don't want to jinx it, but my late 2013 MBPr 2.6/8/256 is a dream computer for me. I just love this thing.
  2. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    My 2015 rMBP 15 works well. Nothing spectacular, but well. I also tried a Dell XPS 9550 15 and it works well (and has Skylake, Thunderbolt 3/USB3). All upper tier systems work well. The question of OS is a personal decision. Neither is better than the other.
  3. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    I picked the Windows answer because ever since Windows 7, Microsoft has been making a solid product.

    Either way, my 2015 13" rMBP has been a great computer. My HP Elitebook at work is a pretty solid computer as well.

    You really get what you pay for, most of the time.
  4. Spudlicious macrumors 6502


    Nov 21, 2015
    Bedfordshire, England
    I wouldn't say mine is perfect, but it's pretty darn good and a beautiful object as well. There are OS things I don't like, such as Finder (aargh spit), but for all I know Apple might build a usable file manager into an update. On the hardware front, I'm not crazy about the keyboard, but that's nitpicking. Overall I'm pleased with the computer, never once regretted forking out the dosh.
  5. ajcgn macrumors regular


    Oct 19, 2014
    Toronto, Ontario
    2011 MBP

    gpu problem, failed hard drive and a frayed power cord, so I would say a D- on the hardware side.

    aside from forking out more money than I would have liked, it's my first Apple computer and I've definitely grown to like OS. even Windows seams to run better than on my PC.

    Bottom line, when it's working, it's pretty good. I guess if I can get a couple of more years out it, I can raise my hardware grade.
  6. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
  7. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    I've heard GPU is a big problem for some. I don't have a GPU so I should be OK.
  8. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000


    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK
    2011 Macbook Pro owner here. Just had my whole logic board replaced by Apple last week after my GPU failed like most others. It'll probably fail again soon. Other than that it has been a solid machine when it's working, just a shame that the GPU is defective.
  9. MacInTO macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2005
    Canada, eh!
    My current MBP is perfect (2012 cMBP 2.3 with matte screen). However, I had problems with the previous two, 2012 rMBP 2.7 (image retention) and 2011 MBP (GPU). Those were the only problems with Macs in the 30 years (yikes) I've been using Mac.
  10. jerryk, Aug 1, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2016

    jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    The big issue I have with the Macbook is the lack of user upgradabiliablity. This was really driven home when we got a new Dell XPS 15 9950 last week. It is a little smaller than my 2015 rMBP 15", but has has Skylake quad core processor, 2-USB 3.0, 1-USB C - TB 3 port, and HDMI. And you can pop a dozen screws and there are 2 memory modules right there. User upgradable to 32 GB. Also a M.2 PCIe driver slot. Pop one screw and you can upgrade the SSD. The unit is smaller than my rMBP, thinner at the front, and weighs a little less. And $300-400 less expensive.

    What the heck Apple!

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