So many people with late 2013 problems. Are there people that don't have issues?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by phaselocked, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. phaselocked macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2011
    Hey all,

    I see so many people complaining about the late 2013 (haswell) macbook pro's. A lot of people have problems with screen, freeze, etc...

    Now I'm making this thread to see if there are people that don't have any problems? And that are really satisfied?

    I would like to know, thanks!
  2. EatingApples macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2011
    good question... :) Would also like to know that!
  3. Adgeman macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2005

    Me. I'm very happy with my 2013 15" 2.3. Think of these forums like a hospital ward. In most cases you only come here if you're sick; if you're healthy and everything is going well you never need to visit. If you were to take a hospital ward as a typical view you'd think everyone was sick but it's a minority.
  4. iCam macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2013
    my 13" 2.4/16/256 has been flawless hardware wise. i did *almost* lose all my data on a 1tb WD passport external but i managed to fix it.

    I've been happy w my purchase and have zero regrets/complaints at this time. no trackpad issues, yellow screen, etc.
  5. tmiw macrumors 68000

    Jun 26, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    The freezing happened to me a couple of times, but that's a Mavericks issue I think. No other issues.
  6. sarakn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2013
    Add me to that list. I got a 15" 2.6/16GB/1TB and have not noticed any problems... hope it stays that way.

    You have to question some of these complaints wrt to screen brightness - it's fair enough if you get a yellow screen or something with an obvious flaw, but some people are just not satisfied. I don't know if I have an LG or Samsung but I know that my screen is quite bright and crisp. I've set it to the max and that's an unrealistic setting - I have it 2 or 3 from the brightest works. What's the point wanting the max brightness to be so blind it's unusable.

    Freezing/stickiness: not really experienced that. I have parallels desktop installed and in windows mode(not coherence) you notice your cursor might stick when it reaches the edge of the window. That's working as designed so the features of windows can be enabled. I'm wondering how much of the complaints are actually user errors.

    Transferring files over Wifi was initially slow but that was my error, not a mac issue. It took about 2or 3 hours to xfer 27GBs. When I used Time Capsule, it's about 2 hours to transfer almost 70GBs. Cue the complaint. :D

    I've not used a mac in the past 15 years and when I did it could not have been for more than 1 hr. So far, I've set up my network, installed/configured parallels, windows, etc, set up time capsule/time machine backups, etc. All in all, my experience has been positive and I'll just take my time learning to use the machine rather than looking for imaginary problems.

    There are things I need to get used to or change how I do it - delete button, home, end, scroll up, etc. But that's just the nature of change.
  7. Watabou macrumors 68040


    Feb 10, 2008
    United States
    Me too. Got a 15" 2.3Ghz/16GB/512/750M and could not be happier. There's no issues with the screen, trackpad or anything like that.
  8. pat.micunnis macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2013
    My 2.6/16/1 TB/750 M (with Samsung display) does not have issues. But I will most likely return her because I am going with 2.3.
  9. tugger macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2005

    No issues at all since purchase 10 days ago. Specs in my sig.

    BTW, I also picked up a 1TB LaCie Rugged ThunderBolt/USB3 for backups and the speed is amazing. I've had no problems with hot spots on the included TB cable as some others have reported.
  10. BigJohno macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2007
    San Francisco
    No issues. Bought the machine a few days after they were announced.
  11. mgrayson macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2010
  12. dankev macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2013
    Can you guys just confirm that you have new 13"s, and you haven't had any keyboard/trackpad freezing? I was under the impression it was affecting all new 13" rMBPs. It certainly is affecting me. It didn't happen until my 2nd day of use, but now it happens around 3x per day. It's a huge pain in the ass when I'm in the middle of doing something, and I need to keep typing. There have been a couple times where I lost a couple minutes I couldn't get them back.
  13. NewYorkRanger macrumors regular


    Oct 27, 2010
    Why? You spent $3000 on a new macbook but will return it to save $180 on a processor upgrade??
  14. iKrivetko macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2010
    People that don't have problems don't post about not having problems.
  15. cs02rm0 macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2013
    13 2.8/16/1TB. All fine, not frozen once, touch wood.
  16. goMac macrumors 604

    Apr 15, 2004
    2.6 ghz/750m

    Only problems are some wonky dGPU performance and Win8 won't install in Boot Camp, both of which seem like software issues.
  17. dimme macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2007
    SF, CA
  18. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2012
    So you guys have no problems with the 750m + bootcamp? ( i think there is a problem with the EFI ).
  19. Sybersport macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2005
    I have a 15" 2.3/16/1TB machine with an LG screen, and it's perfect.

    No yellow tint, no image retention, no lockups and it's blazing fast.

    I love this thing
  20. sarakn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2013
    That's the reason I went with the 2.6 - $180 was nominal. I knew I wanted 16GB and 1TB(would have settled for 768, and did not want 512) and the cost of the upgrade was no biggie.

    Then again, this makes sense for the OP. If he does not need it, why spend $180 for something he would not miss.
  21. wotsthestory macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2009
    South London
    13 8Gb 256Gb SSD

    Arrived Monday, froze once that day and it has froze usually once a day. Froze this morning twice within about 10 minutes of each other. Not at all since.

    Close the lid, wait 30 seconds and all is well.

    I might log it with Apple tomorrow.
  22. sarakn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2013
    I've not set up bootcamp - currently using parallels. That's the reason I maxed out because I wanted to make sure I had a powerful enough machine where the performance lag with parallels would be negligible.
  23. SVTmaniac macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2013
    I just bought two 13" MBPr's this week. Mine that I bought myself was a refurb from Apple and is a late 2012 with 8gb ram and 128gb SSD and it seems to be working terrific and is flawless so far, very happy with it. My wife was jealous of mine and tired of using her Asus windows laptop, so we went to Best Buy and I picked her up the new late 2013 with 8gb ram and 256gb ssd.

    Her screen looks great and just like the one on my refurb unit, I didn't see any yellow tint to it, but she called me at work about and hour ago and told me that her mouse and keyboard stopped working :mad: I had to tell her to shut the lid for a minute and open it and see if it fixed it. That fixed the problem, but it sure is embarrasing for me since I've been trying to convince her to switch to a Mac for the last year. Now she's saying it's just as buggy as her windows laptop and wonders why I spent so much money on it for her.

    I'm wondering if I should just return it and get her a refurb just like mine.
  24. -Eden macrumors member


    Nov 27, 2010
    15/2.3/16/512 w/ TBD, no issues (for all you wondering, its an LG screen). No IR, no crazy backlight bleeding (its there, but its there on $4000 LED TV's), screen is white.
    But I do use Flux to get the screen a warmer temperature.. makes it easier to work on the screen for extended periods of time. Can't live without it now :)
  25. OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    Funny was about to post no issues,
    went to another tab to check a couple things,
    then the mouse and keyboard locked up ,
    requiring a long press of the power button to reboot...

    First time, but concerning...


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