New user - Things to test for?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xephyre, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. xephyre macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, I just received my rMBP today (my first ever mac device) and i'm absolutely loving it. So far i've tested the machine for image retention, backlight bleeding, dead pixels and the sound system. Is there anything else I should be testing? Also, I had interesting observation. I compared my rMBP (LG display) alongside my sis' cMBP which has a Samsung display and to my surprise, her display had yellowish tint while mine was much 'whiter'. Since i don't have a rMBP with Samsung display, i can't imagine how it will fare against it but i've always thought LG display are more on the yellowish side until I compared it with my sis' cMBP. Cheers! :)
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Just use your computer. Anyone can convince themselves of imperfections if you try hard enough.
     
  3. ixodes macrumors 601

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  4. stuaz macrumors 6502

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    If you look for problems, most likely you will just convince yourself there is a problem when really it isn't.

    Use it and enjoy it.
     
  5. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    Quoted for truth. Enjoy your new device...
     
  6. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Nailed it on the spot.

    Enjoy the computer OP. If issues do arise later on, that's what the warranty is for.
     
  7. Jdem2 macrumors newbie

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    I'm with the others that say enjoy it and don't look for problems. I've had my rMBP for 1 month now and I was convinced a couple of weeks ago that I would have a problem from reading the forums.

    Ran a hardware test without my power connected and it told me I had a hardware fault and I needed to contact Apple Care. Turns out all I had to do was connect the power and run it again.

    I have an LG display and my machine is perfect...Enjoy!!!
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  9. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

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    performance dont check

    but i always check if theres a dent or something on the exterior, thats worth looking around atleast once?
     
  10. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    I think common sense would say that someone that just purchased a new MBP would check for visible damage. The OP was asking what to test for, which implies running tests in search of other problems.

    I'm with the others on this. If you love the computer, it's running well and doing all the things you need it to do, you should be good to go. You have a warranty just in case something goes wrong later on.
     
  11. Badrottie Suspended

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    if a car is my first drive do I really need to test for? :apple:
     
  12. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

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    There's alot of things you can do like , see how fast you can open the lid or how fast you can close it. How long you can stare the retina display without blinking ,
     
  13. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    I agree with others ... enjoy your new Mac.

    as for me ... I don't even calibrate my battery or test it for that matter ... I just use it.

    cheers :D
     
  14. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    This post made my day
     

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