What tests to take to store to "exercise" BTO MBA?

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  1. hakr100 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to order a BTO MBA this week, and I think I want it delivered to my local Apple store so when it arrives, I can run it through its paces to make sure everything is ok.

    Some things to check are obvious, but others are not. What software tests, readily available, might I take with me to make the new MBA hardware run through its paces and make sure it is OK before I leave the store?

    Readily available means I can download it at a place specified... :D
     
  2. DoctorK4 macrumors regular

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    Why not just take it home and put it through your normal usage? If there's something wrong with it, take it back.
     
  3. hakr100 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Because it is a 100 mile round trip to the store, and I'd rather not return it and then wait for another machine which may or may not be ok.
     
  4. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Regardless of the location to which you have it shipped, presumably you'll return it if you deem it to be "not ok." So just have it shipped home and save the 200mi round trip to the Apple store.
     
  5. kodeman53 macrumors 65816

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    Having it delivered to a store that is a 100 mile round trip, given the reliability of the MBAs, is, well nuts. Since the first MBA was delivered, there's been 1 DOA documented on MR.
     
  6. hakr100 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've read several threads here of problems with the newest MBA's.
     
  7. kodeman53 macrumors 65816

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    Real problems, e.g., bad memory, or OCD problems, e.g., microscopic chip off the aluminum corner near the hinge.
     
  8. DoctorK4 macrumors regular

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    Look at it this way:
    - if you have it shipped to your house and there's a problem, you'll have to drive 100 miles round trip.
    - if you have it shipped to your house and there's no problem, you won't have to drive anywhere.

    Even if you were 95% certain you'd have to return it, you'd still be better off getting it shipped to home for the 1-in-20 chance you could save the drive.
     
  9. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    Just ship to your house. People are getting nuts over these products.
     
  10. mj1108 macrumors 6502a

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  11. HiDEF macrumors 68000

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    I have to agree with the consensus, just have it shipped to your home.

    I do wonder if BTO are assembled on the spot once ordered..? If so, should mean it's tested before shipped. Nonetheless, you'll be fine.
     
  12. jedolley macrumors 68000

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    Even if there was a problem, why would you drive to an Apple store? We are talking BTO here... Chances are they cant replace it in store. They maybe able to do a repair depending on the issue, but wouldn't rather have a new replacement? Just ship to your home and if there is an issue do an "advanced exchange" (assuming you get AppleCare).
     
  13. kodeman53 macrumors 65816

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    When the OP doesn't provide additional information for why they'd drive 100 miles, round trip, to pick up a BTO, I am reminded of a phrase that General Russel L. Honoré (commander of forces in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina) said to a reporter.
     

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