Other than the image retention, are there any other negatives to the 2012 retina 15?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nvcplus, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. nvcplus macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2011
    Sorry to post this redundant thread but the other threads are all over the place with information and clashing opinions.

    Are there any other issues besides image retention on the 2012 retina 15" MBP?
  2. Shmanky macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2005
    — creaking case when you press down around the trackpad
    — white spots (muras) on display
    — yellow tint on replacement display

    Those were just my problems with a 2012 15" Retina MacBook Pro.
  3. sofianito macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2011
    Yes, it is one year old now... If you want to translate a computer age to a human being age, you need to multiply by 4... :D
  4. tillsbury macrumors 65816

    Dec 24, 2007
    Those are all problems that have occurred on some machines. Another one is lag, which might or might not be related to thermal paste issues -- some rMBPs have been reported running very hot, whereas others don't run particularly warm at all. The computer will throttle down and significantly affect performance if there are overheating issues.

    On the other hand, there are plenty of rMBPs around that have never had any issues at all. If you're buying second-hand, check it out first. If you're buying new, you can return it for repair or replacement.
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Overheating on some machines. Although I heard this may be isolated incidences.

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