safe to buy a mbp? all the kinks out?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by aye5882, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. aye5882 macrumors member

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    hey all. i know this has been discussed ad nauseum but i think i have a different aspect of it. i'll be upgrading from the original core duo mbp and i would prefer getting one now before the "radical" new upgrade since i don't want to be the guinea pig for the rev A model. i remember when the first mbp came out, there was issues w/ heat. that was fixed by changing the size of the vents in the back. then there was the lower 1/3 yellowing of the new led screens...

    i haven't been keeping up w/ the latest kinks but are there any that's prevalent in the current mbp's that i should be looking out for before i buy?

    thanks!
     
  2. peapody macrumors 68040

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    If you check out the macbook pro section of the forums.. you will see numerous threads about the nvidia gpu scare.
     
  3. aye5882 thread starter macrumors member

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    yea i read about that... but someone mentioned that its for the older versions of the mbp and not the current ones... ?
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    The only MacBook Pro nVidia GPU is the 8600. It would affect all of them if it affected any of them.

    I don't think that it does, but...
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'd be more concerned about a MacBook Pro update.
     
  6. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    I bought mine about a month ago and have been using it with absolutely no issues whatsoever. I have been very pleased with the screen, battery, very little heat, and no crashes of anything. If it helps i'm using a 2.4ghz 15'' Matte, everything standard.
     
  7. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502

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    you have applecare when you buy it new, but don't buy till sept....you'll be sorry.
     
  8. alexlovesmacs macrumors 6502a

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    I'm concerned as well I might buy a MBP this Saturday and I'm unsure whether to buy the MBP or the MB :rolleyes:
     
  9. soup222 macrumors newbie

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    why whats up? are they up-dating the MBP line?
    GRRRR! i need to know. because i was going to buy a MBP this comming sep. on the 8th. i`ve been waiting forever to buy one and if there up-dating the line then i will wait.

    Does anyone know? Should i wait? :apple::apple::apple:
     
  10. superman193 macrumors regular

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    MBP was released in what? uhh 2006? If so the all the kinks are def worked out! :rolleyes:



    ~Super
     
  11. sparkysmunchies macrumors newbie

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    i just bought a mbp and it has the r2d2 audio problem. i've had it replaced twice and then got a refund. if you look around the mbp forum, there's a few threads about it. the support rep i spoke with said he has escalated this problem to engineering.
     
  12. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502

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    If you guys have calendars...mark them for Sept. 23rd...Big Day
     
  13. Alan Taylor macrumors 6502

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    It's true everyone! My friend is getting married :D
     

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