MacBook Pro + Sandy Bridge Problems

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ghsNick, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. ghsNick macrumors 68020

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    Ok, so I'm new here and new to Apple.

    I've been a lifelong user of the PC and now I want to switch to a Mac.
    I know the new MacBook Pro's are going to be coming out soon but I'm concerned about the Sandy Bridge problem.

    Does anyone have any news on whether or not the new Pro's will have these defective Sandy Bridge chips in them or how they will affect the new Pro's?

    I know they said there's a quick fix where 2 ports will still work, but I don't feel comfortable investing all my savings into something when there's already issues.

    Thanks in advance for the feedback.
     
  2. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    intel fixed the issue and mass shipping is re-launching.

    the mbp[ will receive the working intel SB.
     
  3. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Apple is not like other companies ( nvidia)

    They won't ship defective sandy Bridge processor...
     
  4. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I heard that. But if this so called Feb 26th release date is true, I don't see how they could have put the fixed one inside.

    So say they come out with it the 26th and I buy it that day, you don't think I would regret it? (I've been saving for so long for one of these bad boys + being on Verizon, I gotta start saving for that next generation iPhone come June.)
     
  5. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Since apple no longer charges restocking fee, there is really no point of waiting. In worst cases, you can get money back.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There will not be any releases of new Apple notebooks on Feb 26th, 2011. Wherever you heard that, it's false.
     
  7. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    they removed the restocking fee so even if your not satisfied atleast you can get 100% of your money back, but they still wont put defective CPU's on purpose in the mbp's.
     
  8. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Are you Steve Jobs? If you are, then okay. If you are not, then how do you know that it's false?

    Oh wait.. is that you, ballmer?
     
  9. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Uh, I read it on the front page.
    Here

    Ok sweet.

    Yeah I read this and assumed they still sent them out and are using 2 unaffected ports. And I heard the problem creeped up after using them for a little while and caused very slow response time (so I don't think I could return it months down the line.)
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That says the 24th, not the 26th. Even the 24th would be highly unusual for Apple, but it certainly won't be the 26th.
     
  11. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    He probably means the 24th, which is the date several blogs (including MacRumors) have been "confirming" yesterday.

    EDIT: Looks like you beat me to it. Yeah, 26th is almost impossible, as that's a Saturday.
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly. Plus, the 26th isn't Steve Jobs' birthday, either.
     
  13. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Oops, yeah you're right I meant the 24th.
    So you think I should be safe buying it when it comes out?
    Or wait a month to hear if there's any negative feedback (which I doubt would happen.)
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's up to you. I tend to sit back and watch others in the mad rush to get the latest releases of technology. I let them stand in lines or complain about back-orders and shipping delays, then I let them complain about any bugs/flaws/disappointments they discover. I buy when I need something, and I don't wait till the next release, because I know that no matter when you buy, whatever you buy will soon be outdated by newer releases. I just avoid all the madness, speculation, impatient waiting, watching to see if the Apple store is down, etc. It's comical to watch others in this maddening frenzy, while I quietly enjoy whatever tools I need, bought when I need them, safe from the "bleeding edge" of technology.

    .... but that's just me.
     
  15. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I agree with you. I've been saving for a while now and my HP Laptop has been great for the last 4.5 years...but it's time for an update. My concern is with that damn Sandy Bridge. To tell you the truth I wish they kept everything hush-hush...I don't want some flawed chip that was "kinda fixed" and "shouldn't cause any problems." That'll just lurk in the back of my mind lol
     
  16. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I seriously doubt you'd be disappointed with buying the MacBook Pros that are currently available. There's not likely to be a significant difference from model release to the next, especially since most users don't come close to taxing the current processors.
     
  17. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    There's believed to also be a price drop for the new line...so I don't see it being too smart in buying one now. A kid in one of my classes has worked a Mac for 2+ years and he's kinda a nerd about this...I'm definitely going to see what his input is before I buy. But thanks for the advice, I appreciate it.
     
  18. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly, I doubt the price drop will actually happen. Apple would more likely push SSDs at the current cost, if anything.
     
  19. fortunecookie macrumors regular

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    Its not the sandybridge processor that had a problem it was the chipsets. Anyway, as soon as the SB MBPs come out and they have quad cores, ssd, no odd, better battery for the 17" I will get one.
     
  20. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    If you don`t need to get a new one ASAP then you won`t lose by waiting.
    I`ve been burnt a few times by being the first to get a new bit of tech so now I tend to hang back a bit and see how it performs in the real world for a couple of months or so.
     
  21. whyzdom macrumors regular

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    He's probably a member here.
     

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