To buy or not to buy 2010 models (this one is different)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HemOdd, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. HemOdd macrumors newbie

    HemOdd

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    It's been a while that i am thinking about buying an i7 MBP, but i have a problem: This "random freezing issue" scares me. there are noticeable threads about this issue here and also in other forums. it seems that it is not an uncommon thing.
    I can't wait for the new line of MBP. So what do you suggest?
    Should i forget about MBP? or i have to forget about this problem and buy one?

    By the way, i have no access to an official apple store, so i can't replace the macbook if it is infected.
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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  3. Reelknead1 macrumors 6502

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    I have had my i7 for several months and have been using it as my only computer this semester at college and have never had a freezing issue.
     
  4. Stvwndr219 macrumors 6502

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    Keep in mind that you only read about the problems with mbp's online and you rarely hear about those with no problems at all. So take all you hear with a grain of salt as there are many more that haven't been affected with the issues.

    Also, there is always Apple Care and its phone support - shipping is free and they send you everything you need with really fast turnaround.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Absolutely correct. If you just look at the problem threads, it sounds like a large percentage are flawed. People don't generally post "My MBP is fine, no issue, no dead pixels, no freezing, no smoke issuing from ports". I have bought 5 Macs in the last 5 years, and have had to do a forced power off only once or twice. Two of the Macs are minis (1 PPC, 1 Intel), the others an iMac 24", an iBook, and a MBP. All have flawless screens and zero hardware issues.
     
  6. mcvaughan macrumors 6502

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  7. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

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    No freezing, dead pixels, over heating, battery life degrading (faster then expected) here either.
     

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