New MBP Owner Here!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nanorise, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. nanorise macrumors newbie

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    Hey dear community, just got a new MBP 2017 15" 512GB with the Radeon 560.
    I also got the Elgtao Thunderbolt 3 dock which gave me some problems, so i thought i'd share.

    The Display Port on the dock is not reliable, at least not for me, if i would boot after shutdown when its connected ill get a stable run, but after sleep the monitor won't wake and on Bootcamp i would only get 4K@30hz.

    I had to buy a TB-DP Dongle and connect it to the 2nd TB3 Port on the dock, from there on its been smooth and stable, but still, i thought i'd share the extra cost unless someone here with the same dock got a solution!

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  2. 960design macrumors 68030

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    Congratulations and welcome to the club!
    Very nice setup you have there!
     
  3. nanorise thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Any recommendations for a good stand/mount ?
     
  4. duervo macrumors 68020

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  5. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

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    It’s cool and weird at the same time that when I visit your link through the Apple Store app, it conveniently lets me know this product is compatible with my devices.

    @nanorise what backlit keyboard are you using?
     
  6. Blowback macrumors newbie

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    Got the same machine last year....some 'livable' issues but no show stoppers as of yet. Would definitely purchase AppleCare+....these machines are not cheap. At the least see if your credit card/ home insurance offers extended protection. Q: what is the make of your external : just noticed PBG4 asked the same question . Please post an answer .
     
  7. nanorise thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Looks very nice, lets see the shipping cost though :)

    Its the Razer Ornata Chroma, got it back in my gaming days. Its a "Mechanical" Membrane keyboard, I actually really like it, The wrist rest is detachable and has a magnet.
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    Can you Elaborate on the AppleCare? can i purchase it from Israel? (new to mbps)
    As many of you know Israel is a "Startup nation" , but 90% of them eventually fail, so they sell their new hardware cheap.
    I got this MBP for 8000 Shekels, $2,283 with 4 Battery Cycles, this is a killer deal for buying here atleast, a new one in Israel can cost 12000 Shekels. But its still expensive and i want to take good care of it.
     
  8. BananaX macrumors regular

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    Try your country's apple website, you can purchase from them directly. Or, go through eBay or similar website, you can buy apple care from them, and register it yourself on apple.com.

    Applecare basically gives you extra 2 years of warranty, which means your MBP will be covered by apple for 3 years from the purchase date. Given the keyboard failure rate (I hope yours can last without AC of course). Unless, your country has some sort of consumer protection law which apple has to obey. For example, there is no point buying AppleCare in Australia, since most Mac products has 1 year apple warranty and additional 2 years warranty under ACL.
     
  9. Blowback macrumors newbie

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    Also: AppleCare plus covers you for some 'normal' accidents outside of standard mechanical failure ....some repairs which may be your fault are covered at a lower priced whereas most warranties only cover for manufacturing defects. Check the apple site for info on this. Don't know how old your's is but you should check also to see if its still under the original warranty. Give Apple Tech service ( or chat on the Support pages) and find out where you stand.
     

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