Need advice about rMBP (concerned about retention problems)

TOiam

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Jun 24, 2012
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Hi all,

I'm planning for a while already to switch from an old HP laptop to a macbook pro. The retina version looks really nice. But I'm concerned now I read all the stories about image retention.. I checked it myself at the local apple store today and was able to see it myself after 2 minutes on their instore laptop. I know not every laptop will have this problem (most people who are happy with the rMBP are not on this forum), but I'm still worried. Is it just an 'annoying problem' or can the retention/ghosting become much worse over time making the laptop pretty much unusable? I'm planning to use it hopefully for 4-5 years.. What should I do, buy for instance a cMBP 15' with no SSD either:(, or just go for the rMBP.

Your comments are appreciated:)
 

RussellJones

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Sep 10, 2012
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How far away from your local apple shop are you? If it not far or you don't mind you can return them until you have one that you are happy with. Most retention, but not all, come from LG screens but most new stock aren't experiencing as many problems, so depends if your local shop sold many.
 

~robbert

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Jul 13, 2012
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My advise: don't buy a laptop you can't upgrade if you are planning to use it for 5 years straight. I currently own a rmbp (almost maxed out), but i plan to keep it for 1 or 2 years.
 

SchuettS

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Dec 4, 2008
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Do not be scared by all the complaints since most people only come on this forum to do so. Buy one, if you're not happy, return it.
 

sweetbrat

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Jun 17, 2009
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My advise: don't buy a laptop you can't upgrade if you are planning to use it for 5 years straight. I currently own a rmbp (almost maxed out), but i plan to keep it for 1 or 2 years.
That may be great for you, but there's many people that can get more use than that out of a computer. We have a 2008 MBP that is still going strong, and we just recently upgraded it to an SSD. If you purchase a rMBP with enough memory and storage, it should easily be able to last someone way past 1 or 2 years.
 

~robbert

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Jul 13, 2012
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That may be great for you, but there's many people that can get more use than that out of a computer. We have a 2008 MBP that is still going strong, and we just recently upgraded it to an SSD. If you purchase a rMBP with enough memory and storage, it should easily be able to last someone way past 1 or 2 years.
Exactly what i ment, in both ways. ;-)
 

zainiak

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Aug 1, 2012
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apple told me that all rmbp's have retention, including the display models. I dont really have a problem with it.
 

boto

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Jun 4, 2012
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According to the latest Apple forum page regarding IR, it seems that from now on (40th week) that the production line of rMBPs will ONLY use Samsung panels. There is still some ambiguity though, since we will need to wait out until this following week to hear the results of what many of us, including me, will receive. In addition, to reinforce the notion that rMBPs are only using Samsung displays, note the shipping dates has increased to 3-5 days for custom orders and recent repairs are only using 1 part number, which is the Samsung screen. I can also confirm this is true because I also had a repair completed last week and received a Samsung display, although I requested a refund after being denied a 3rd repair for minor backlight bleeding.