Safe to buy a MBP 15' now?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Emrtr4, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. Emrtr4 macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2006
    I was wondering if it is safe on the hardware front to purchase a 15' 2.4 ghz MBP now?

    My powerbook is amazingly slow, has a crack on the screen, the DVD drive is bust, and the D.C. import is warped (plus i no longer have Apple care, it is 3 1/2 years old). I planned on buying a new MBP when Leapord comes out, but is there any chance new MBP hardware or a redesign will be released before then (such as multi-touch)?

    Also, will most of the kinks in the Santa Rosa MBPs be removed before August?

    Thanks so much

    PS-Right now I am borrowing my moms Blackbook when I need to do work, but it is her lappy and she travels a lot for business so this will probably end up being a big problem in the future.
  2. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    Yup, the recent got a nice upgrade. Specs are nice, have the LED screen in the 15'', while the 17'' doesn't.

    I'd feel safe tell someone to buy the MacBook Pros now.
  3. LaMerVipere macrumors 6502a


    Jan 19, 2004
    My MacBook Pro arrives tomorrow and honestly I am so damn worried about all that can be wrong with it I'm all stressed out about it. Screen issues, heat issues, kernel panics, you name it. Especially since I plan to make this my only computer for the next 2-3 years.

    I have my fingers crossed and am just hoping for the best.
  4. Alloye macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2007
    Rocklin, CA
    Trust me, there are plenty of good ones out there. It's just that discussion forums are usually a focal point for complaints.
  5. BlueArctos macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2007
    I felt the time was right when it turned July. So I ordered mine just a couple of days ago. I've noticed a significant drop off in forum threads started and kept going my people with MBP issues. So, as of about 5 days ago, I ordered a Glossy MBP (2.4, 160GB 7200RPM).

    If it isn't safe by now, its probably not going to be much different later because from what I understand, they should tackle Quality Control issues early (I.E. by one month) and the issues they decide not to address they will never address until a new model comes out (whether due to lazyness or complexity in manufacturing).

    Heh, you could wait till I get mine I suppose and see how I do. I'm actually getting 2.
  6. yrsonicdeath macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    I finally broke down and got a 15 inch 2.4 ghz MBP at an apple store yesterday. I got the matte screen and have none of the problems I'd read about here. I'm happy as can be.
  7. gtgrad95 macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    Atlanta, GA.
    With all the returns being made for yellow tinting, flickering, etc. I'm sure they have to know about this. There should've been a Apple exec flying out to Shanghai within the first 2 weeks to get to the bottom of this. That and I think some of the engineers actually read these boards. They should already be on top of this, one would think. Although, I have not read anywhere on these boards that any Apple employee has actually acknowledged there being a problem. That really surprises me.
  8. Roguepirate macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2007
    Say that there will be a new redesign with multi-touch when leopard is released. That will be a first gen release of both the case and OS (kinda). I can't imagine the first multi-touch macbook to be completely flawless. With the redesign im sure apple will have the same subcontractors so your screen will still come from LG or Samsung. There no guarantee that a redesign will fix the heating issues either. Of course none of this will be found out till a couple of months after the macbooks have been shipped so if you plan on waiting, its going to be at least October/November before you actually buy one.
  9. Fahrwahr macrumors member

    May 23, 2007
    Southeastern U.S.
    I don't think it's EVER safe to buy a fifteen-foot laptop -- I mean, sure, laptop manufacturers have come a long way in making laptops weigh less, but not THAT far. :p
  10. Cole Slaw macrumors 6502a

    Cole Slaw

    Oct 6, 2006
    :)Haha, good point. It's hard to get a really good 15 foot screen these days.
  11. yrsonicdeath macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    I wonder what the resolution is on one of those.
  12. Roguepirate macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2007
  13. L3X macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2006
    Chesapeake, VA
    don't worry about it, if there is a problem, you have a 1 year warranty without applecare.

    you should be fine. Now is the time to buy.
  14. Squonk macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2005
    I'd think that a laptop cooler would be in order for one of these... :p\

    I too am hoping that the problems with the current MBP's are just about wrapped up! But then again, I'm probably going to be ready to buy in the December/January time-frame. My next laptop will be paid for in CASH! :D
  15. yrsonicdeath macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    Not even sure where to start with the math, but I'm sure that would make the pixels at least a few mm's. I'm sure someone would buy one if it was a real product though, just to say that they had one.
  16. Karpfish macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2006
    They make †hem that big?

    I always thought even 17" was very small.


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