Nervous about the 2018 rMBP Order

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jkundi, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. jkundi macrumors regular

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    Hi all, I've recently just shelled out my hard earned savings on a new Macbook Pro 15" 2018, sadly my beloved late 2013 Macbook Pro died over the weekend. I've been reading allot about BridgeOS errors and I am seriously nervous on the £3330 spend on this model. Should I wait for the next model 2019 and in the mean time pick up a cheap windows laptop. Or am I looking into this too much and should hope for the best.
     
  2. A7ibaba macrumors regular

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    Just buy MBP 15" 2018 version and apple care+. In 3 years wil anyway cost 700-800 $ if it survive till then.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Not everyone is incurring this issue, I for instance have a laptop that is rock solid. BUT with that said, had I known about this issue before buying, I too would be very concerned and I may have held off on buying the laptop.
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    Why spend even more money if the product is known to be defective? Even if apple replaces the machine, the OP incurs downtime, and needing to go through the process of having it replaced.

    Apple prides itself on making premium products and they're priced accordingly. The OP and all those who buy the machine should not have to buy the extended warranty because of known defects. Its ludicrous to give apple a pass on these issues imo.
     
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    A7ibaba macrumors regular

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    People like to buy overrated and overpriced stuff, in this case MacBook Pro because of the feeling they have something special. Since OP has expressed wish to buy that machine for £3330 i just give him info about consequences of that act.
     
  5. techspin macrumors 6502a

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    You could buy the laptop and put it through its paces while you're within the return period.
     
  6. Leo90 macrumors 6502

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    Even though I was a bit hesitant to buy a new MBP to replace my old and beloved MBA, I decided to pull the trigger a few days ago and I couldn’t be any happier with my new machine. So far I’ve been putting on heavy load everyday and there are no problems whatsoever. I am just worried on how the keyboard will behave within the next few years. Luckily, the MBP warranty in Germany is valid for 2 years. I just hope I won’t have any issue and as matter of fact I think the vast majority of MBP users have no issues whatsoever. The only thing is that people who have issues can be very vocal about it (and rightfully so btw), whereas satisfied customers tend to be quieter about it.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    I agree, and as I mentioned, my MBP is problem free (knocks on wood), but I think people looking to spend a lot of money ought to be cautious to be sure.
     
  8. jkundi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the advise everyone, I'll be sure to think it over tonight, whats some of the best stress tests i can do to the machine? Here in the UK i do get 1 year warranty, have not looked into the Apple Care at the moment.
     
  9. Mortis360 macrumors regular

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    I've had my MacBook Pro 15" 2018 since august 26th, with no problems at all.
     

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