Mid 2012 MacBook 15 Retina Pro

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  1. b00st4ddicted macrumors member

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    Hi all,
    I just bought a used MacBook for 1400. I heard terrible things about the LG display on the retina. Unfortunately, upon checking. It is. It's an i7 256 with 8gb. I did am Apple image check and no image retention. Should I keep this MacBook or should I try to sell it and buy another one? Thanks in advance!
     
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    If there isn't anything wrong with it, keep it, use it and enjoy it.
     
  3. b00st4ddicted thread starter macrumors member

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    I am just afraid the color is not correct or the display will die in time
     
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    My laptop has an LG screen too and there isn't anything wrong with it. If you're worried about it, get AppleCare on it, if it's still eligible, and let the warranty cover any future problems.

    Frankly, I wouldn't worry myself over things that don't exist with it. Its better to just use and enjoy it.
     
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Does it have AppleCare? If you are still within the 1 year warranty you can still add AppleCare, might be a good idea if you are worried.
     
  6. b00st4ddicted thread starter macrumors member

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    No it doesn't have apple care, however I am going to purchase it.
    I am not mainly concerned about the quality of the laptop, I am concerned about the color I see and not getting the best display. Don't really like the lottery system lol
     
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    So which is it? Your first post said you 'just bought' it and now you're saying you're 'going to purchase it.'
     
  8. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    I think that means going to purchase AppleCare.
     
  9. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

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    He's talking about the Applecare :)

    Which is a very wise move. At that price of $1400 as long as it's fully functional and you can AppleCare it it's a good buy. Don't worry too much about the LG screen, just warranty it and enjoy.
     
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    Ahh, you're right. :eek: I misread that. My apologies.
     
  11. b00st4ddicted thread starter macrumors member

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    is there a large difference between the LG screen vs the Samsung screen?
     
  12. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    Did you got the LG type 1 or 2 display? Type 2 is said to be less prone to ghosting in the future. Check with Apple website with your unit serial number if you can still add Apple care to it, highly recommended.
     
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    From what I've read, yes, there is a noticeable difference. The Samsung screens are supposed to be the better ones. As I mentioned earlier, I have an LG screen on mine, but its just fine and looks great.

    I do have a Samsung TV and and LG TV. I much prefer the Samsung screen quality over the LG. My only problem is the Samsung is smaller and 720p while the LG is 46" and 1080p.
     
  14. b00st4ddicted thread starter macrumors member

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    How do I know if I have type 1 or 2?
     
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    SJA1 = Type 1 (mid 2012)
    SJA2 = Type 2 (early 2013)
     
  16. b00st4ddicted thread starter macrumors member

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    just checked. definitely type one. honestly at this moment, if i don't have anything to compare to, the screen looks beautiful. definitely a lot better than the macbook air screen i was on. i guess ignorance is bliss. if i don't think too much, i'd probably appreciate this a lot more.
     
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    That's just the point I was making earlier; don't think about how it could be bad, just enjoy it while it's working great. When and if it goes bad, then deal with it at that time.
     
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    If you have no problems with the display then enjoy your computer.

    You're hearing from a very vocal minority. Not every LG display is having problems, if it had, Apple would be dealing with a massive class action suit.

    If you think the colors are off a bit, then calibrate the display, and since you already mentioned that you are not seeing any IR, enjoy your computer :D
     
  19. zombiedave macrumors newbie

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    The biggest problem now is because people know there had been a problem, subconsciously if you have that screen you think its not right. To be honest, if it hasn't been made into a bigger deal than it was very few folks would notice.
     
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