My Haswell 15" rMBP has no issues. Should I return it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by johnnylarue, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. johnnylarue macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry for the sarcastic subject line. :D

    In truth, I'm very pleased with my new BTO 2.6/16/512 friend.

    I've done the obligatory display tests. No dead pixels, IR, or yellow blotches. I do find the display to be a touch on the warm side, but I like that and I'll be calibrating it later in any case. Backlighting is uniform--no obvious hot spots or anything.

    Physically, the fit and finish on this thing are flawless. No creaking, nice stiff hinge... it's as perfect as I could have reasonably expected.

    Lag? The only place I've noticed is when swiping between tabs (iPad-style) in Safari. The animation gets a bit rough. Otherwise, no lag to speak of.

    Anyway, just wanted to post this to reassure folks that not *every* machine that's coming off the assembly line these days is a lemon. (My heart goes out to everyone who's had the opposite experience.)
     
  2. Quu macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for posting it is good to see there are good ones out there for those of us going through 2-3 replacements.
     
  3. johnnylarue thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I thought of you specifically when posting this, Quu. Both you and that fellow who had the hairline crack in his otherwise perfect 13" have had a pretty lousy run of luck. Here's hoping your next one's a keeper!
     
  4. Seddis macrumors newbie

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    Glad you got a good one. After returning a 15" because of a pretty bad screen, I bought a 13" (after re-thinking my needs). I was expecting to be disappointed by the screen, but it's really good. Uniformity is much better than my cinema display and is similar to my Macbook Air. The screen is a very big improvement over the 15" I received.
     
  5. johnnylarue thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's annoying to think that such a high-priced computer is still subject to the panel lottery game, and yet, it is what it is.

    The outrageous price does sting a lot less when you get a good one, though! ;)
     
  6. pendragon1984 macrumors 6502

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    I've been through 3 bad screens so far. My current one also creaks.
     
  7. Domdog31 macrumors regular

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    750M here - pretty flawless so far. My expectations aren't as high as high as some who need to use every single ounce of power out of it.
     
  8. radiohead14 macrumors 6502a

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    haha.. that'd be me with the display issues.. well day 2 with my replacement, and i'm still pretty happy with this one. again, not gonna say it's perfect, as that's how i've jinxed myself before, but so far so good! i love how the keyboard has the same feel as my old Air also. the ones that i've since replaced had shallower key travel.
     

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