What tests should be done on a new rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PS65, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. PS65 macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Guys, what test should be done on a new rMBP?

    Dead pixel test (link please?)

    Ghosting (procedure please)

    anything else?
  2. jacktorrance macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2009
    The only test you need to do is to use it.
    Test whether you're happy with it or not.

    Don't go looking for problems that are not fundamental to the running and enjoyment of the machine. If they're going to affect your experience then you will notice them yourself.
  3. EyeLoveMac macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2012
    Yes, could not agree more with what you have said. As for OP a quick search using the search bar in the top right hand corner of your screen would have found you much information on what you are looking for. I recommend you use that next time.

    It took me literally 2 minutes to type in your query and search through a few threads before I found this: http://imac.squeaked.com/test.php

    As for the ghosting issue do as follows:

    Set a dark (grey/black) background on your macbook.
    Next open up google and some other applications that contrast the dark coloured background.
    Wait 10-30min and minimize your open applications.
    Voila, if you have ghosting there should be some sort of light colour from the applications imprinted on your background.
    Else you are good to go.
    Enjoy that mac :D
  4. PS65 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Why should I not check a machine when it arrives? It is checking for faults that may not be apparent at the start, but become apparent later. You could argue that the ghosting issue would only become apparent at the time at which an image remains there for sometime, what if I didn't come across this scenario until 2 months after?

    I did use the search, and could not find anything specific to the retina.
  5. EyeLoveMac macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2012
  6. theuserjohnny macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2012
    If you have an LG screen you might as well exchange it until you get a samsung screen. I went through 3 LG screens and they all had ghosting problems. It seems apparent that a majority of those things with LG screens have this issue. It's just a matter when it will show up
  7. sofianito macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2011
    Because RMBP is the 8th wonder of nature, and you must trust blindly like a good Fanboi... :D. Beaware you will be downvoted if you fall into temptation of testing it within the first 14 days... LOL
  8. PS65 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Thank you, very useful!

    Thank you, and noted!

    Indeed! We should all spend over £2k and just not worry about it having any issues!

    You're clearly new to Apple and believe they are perfect. I've been an Apple user for 13 years, but I know when I spend £2k that I expect it to perform perfectly from day one.
  9. JD92, Aug 7, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2013
  10. inlinevolvo macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2012
    The op is just a product of the forums. Threads like this amuse me.
  11. Fabricman112 macrumors regular


    Apr 3, 2010
    I run all benchmarks I find when getting a new computer...
    after finding a flawless LG-display I ran:
    Cinebench 11.5 http://http.maxon.net/pub/benchmarks/CINEBENCH_11.529.zip

    Blackmagic Disk Speed Test (appstore)

    Geekbench (appstore).. I´m no.3 on the charts :D http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/925107

    coconutBattery 2.7.4 http://www.coconut-flavour.com/downloads/coconutBattery_2.7.4.zip

    some results: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qxaqbjsvh1f5aa7/b_dnzlNF5P

    I´m sure there are more tests, but my Mac seems to be ok.
  12. jacktorrance macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2009
    How is it clear that I'm new to Apple?
    Sorry to disappoint you, I've been an Apple user for 9 years.

    It appears that in your 13 years you've become lazy and have drifted into the same pool as those who hunt for problems with new machines. Or maybe you've always been in that pool.

    Seriously, if you lift the lid on the rMBP enough times in the 14 day grace period then you're going to notice whether it has any problems that affect you or not. Including image retention or ghosting.

    I don't believe that everything Apple does is perfect but I know enough to be able to evaluate whether something that I hold in my hands is right for me or not, without consulting a group of strangers on an internet forum.

    Try to think for yourself.
  13. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    The only problem you should obsess over is between the keyboard and the chair.

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