Well done Apple... 15" RMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by alyshehata, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. alyshehata macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
    I know this is probably just another thread of someone saying something positive about the retina macbook pro. However, I have to say, this laptop is amazing.

    I have had it for 2 months so far, and it's great in every possible way. It's superb in everything I've tried so far. Programming is a lot more relaxing to the eye with the retina display. Gaming is really really good for a notebook that light and portable. And browsing the web just feels A LOT better.

    I know a lot of the people here are worried about buying it because of the many problems in here. However, I can assure you that these problems are not major, and even if they are, you can always keep exchanging your laptop till you get a perfect one.

    For anyone out there who is thinking of buying it, I say go for it. Don't worry about all these issues because most of the time, they don't even exist. Image retention problem is really overrated (although you do have the right to be pissed if you paid $2000 on it, which is why I would say just keep exchanging it).

    The laptop as a whole is really really nice. It's weight, the amazing speakers, an the awesome battery life also give it a huge plus. If anyone out there is hesitant or has any questions, let me know and I'll be glad to help :)
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
  3. Swayzee macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2012
    I love my mbpr! :D SSD is great, i dont think i can ever go back. And the retina screen is amazing!
  4. locoboi187 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2012
    I moved away from PCs as of last month because I saw a common theme with manufactures. Apple does it first, others attempt to imitate. And I'm simply tired of it. I can dual boot with Windows, so people can't even justify buying a PC for Windows. Hardware and build quality is simply superior. I spend months waiting for that amazing PC, never happened. I thought the HP Envy 15 was great, but i ended up returning that. What a ripoff of Apple.
  5. that1guyy macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2011
    I'm waiting for the next year Haswell upgrade, but only because I didn't have any money to buy the one that came out in June.
  6. MasterHowl macrumors 65816


    Oct 3, 2010
    North of England
  7. Rhinoevans macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2012
    Las Vegas, NV
    WOW, now that is not a positive statement!
  8. alyshehata thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
    Actually, I find it positive that you can keep replacing your laptop as many times as you want. Obviously, if you find the first one you get satisfying, you can keep it. If not, you still have two options (refund or exchange). So it's sort of like a win-win thing. You win if you get a perfect one, and you still win if you exchange or return it because you tried it out at least.
  9. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012

    Sum of u folks have waaaay too much free time on ur hands.
  10. applebro macrumors regular


    Sep 8, 2012
    Strong irony
  11. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    Definitely getting one but I chose to wait for the second generation or the first minor bump if that comes first..... In the meantime my 2009 15" MBP is getting the job done.
  12. bobr1952 macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2008
    Melbourne, FL

    I have to say that I too am not much of a first-generation buyer but I really wanted to get a new computer this year to replace my 2008 iMac--not when the next revision comes along. I loved the rMBP the first time I looked at one at Best Buy and I knew I would not be happy with anything else--so I took the plunge for the first generation although I did wait until October to get it. I've had it about a month and love it more each time I use it.:)
  13. danielwerner macrumors regular


    Oct 27, 2012
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Congrats! :)

    Sorry to be one of those image retention-cultist, but I'm curious. Do you have the LG or the Samsung panel?
  14. alyshehata thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
    It's a samsung. I did have an LG once though, but I replaced it for other reasons [the code to install mountain lion was invalid, so they gave me a whole new laptop with a different serial number].

    I have to say though, the colors on the LG look slightly better. I would vote LG is better if the IR problem isn't too much. The samsung screen has better viewing angles and absolutely no IR, but when I compare it to a friend's LG screen, his colors look "deeper". Not a big deal though.

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