Well I just got my Vega 20 MBP today!
If it crashes once from the Bridge OS error, it goes right back. Luckily I have a while to return it.
Just got my refurb, it's going back - ports are mildly beat up, especially the magsafe port.
really disappointed tbh. expected the top case to be replaced in this kind of situation - didnt expect to see any signs of wear anywhere.
Did you buy the i7 or i9? Post some benchmarks! And if you're feeling adventurous you could crack open the bottom and upload a photo of the cooling fans. A lot of us are curious if Apple quietly upgraded the cooling for the i9/vega 20 model.
I just ordered...
- MBP 2018 (Space Gray)
- 2.6GHz 6-core i7 processor
- Radeon Pro 560x
- 16GB RAM
- 512GB storage
I last owned a 2012 MBP, so I'm looking forward to see how big a step up this is. I do game design in Unity, and use Adobe apps.
Refurbs should be absolutely flawless. They should have gotten more QC scrutiny than new machines. Unacceptable, return and complain.
Is this direct from Apple? Amazon is rife with used computers that are marked as 'refurb', total scams. I'd take that in; Apple refurb should be as good or better than new.
You'll be even more famous if you run something that runs longer than a millisecond, like Heaven or Valley. While keeping an eye on power consumption, temps and fan speeds, Geekbench is so quick you can't even record it.Wow, I'm famous. My GPU benchmarks got posted on the home page.
I just had Apple replace a top half of bottom case and it came back pristine in terms of the Al frame around the motherboard ports but the MagSafe connector is definitely the original and shows quite a bit of wear. Amazingly, however they've reused the screws in the bottom panel rather than replacing the screws with a new set.
I'm not the first person to think Apple is cost cutting.