What's with the bad feedback of the C2D MBP's?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mac000, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. mac000 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2005
    I'm planning on picking up a C2D MBP but I'm not sure now with all the bad feedback going around this place. I don't really understand what people are saying is wrong with the screens (from what i've read this is the only problem/negative feedback) of the C2D's. I understand most of the C2D MBP's LCD's are a bit brighter LCD at the bottom of the LCD and along the edges, but i mean is that what all the fuss is about?
  2. Boxer macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2006
    Overland Park Kansas
    I just got my replacement CD2 2.33 2GB 120HD and it is flawless. Perfect screen. No dead pix, Perfect illumination, very very fast. The only thing that I would like to see improved is the tiny gaps that are between the lid and the palm rest when the lid is closed. Its a tiny bit uneven. But nothing out of the norm for these machines. Plus I would rather have an uneven lid when closed than any of the other problems people have mentioned.
  3. Unorthodox macrumors 65816


    Mar 3, 2006
    Not at the beach...
    You have to remember that only people with problems are going to post here.

    And my CD2 MBP is flawless. So get one already! ;)
  4. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2006
    Mine too.
  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Mine three. Just got it Thursday and am totally enjoying every aspect of it.
  6. mac000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2005
    Is there more people here that are pleased with their C2D MBP than those that are unpleased?
  7. Max Payne macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2006
    Brisbane, Australia
    My MBP is perfect except the problem that Boxer mentioned about the lid.

    Personally, I don't even consider it a problem. This machine is amazing.
  8. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    It's very subjective. You're going to find threads where everyone has problems with their MacBook Pro, and other threads where everyone's happy with theirs.

    I can tell you that if you look at Apple's support forum for the MacBook Pro, it has nowhere even close to the amount of people complaining as it did earlier this year when the MBP was first launched.
  9. Whyapple macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2005
    Had mine 9 days, and this to me is nonsense...it's absolutely perfect:D

    I accept there will be problems with a small percentage, but I can see absolutely nothing wrong here;) It's fantastic, get one!
  10. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    Just to clarify. People generally post when they have problems with products so they can get answers and hopefully fix it. So you are obviously going to see more posts of people unhappy with their products than people that are having no problems. It would be pointless to create a thread saying: My MBP is fine! as the replies you will get would be yeh mine too.


    BTW my CD MB if perfect.
  11. cc bcc macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2001
  12. brikeh macrumors 6502a


    Jan 24, 2006
    Mine sucked ass and so did the replacement, I am sure there are good ones out there tho. Go check it out in the store and if you like it then go for it.
  13. iñaki'sonMac'87 macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2006
  14. Midgetinabikini macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2006
  15. Zeiss macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2006
    not all bad

    OK - hardware is great, processor is fast, machine is slick and battery life is actually OK... but these are Apple's professional portable machines [not like the MacBook], and as such the screen is totally unacceptable - how can you effectively edit an image when the brightness and colour values are so all over the place.... even with the screen profiled.

    Also - [might get a hammering for this], but Apple have been making great hardware for years, the move to Intel was brilliant.... but the OS sucks! I don't understand how it can be considered acceptable for a system to pause [spinning ball = OS, hour glass = app]. The big test for me was to run XP and OSX from the same machine - XP is on average at least 2 times more responsive... I kind of thought that was funny. I'm sure Apple will get it right [i have faith], but this machine cost my work AUS$5,000 - i'm just glad it wasn't my cash, cause i would be unhappy.

    sorry for going a bit off topic - but hey, its all just opinion right....
  16. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Every OS will beachball/hourglass/whatever when you run out of real memory and it starts having to use the hard drive for virtual memory. :confused:
  17. djkny macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2003
    Tell that to the AppleCare product specialist who's working on repairing my 3rd MBP C2Duo.
  18. eluk macrumors 6502a


    Dec 14, 2006
    East London, UK
  19. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    I don't need to -- he already knows it. :cool:

    Unlike 6-8 months ago, he's not having 20 people a day booking appointments at his Genius bar to complain about the issues that affected practically every orig. MBP: LCD buzz, processor whine, and excessive heat.

    I never claimed that every single C2D MBP was perfect. I simply stated that there hasn't been any furor lately in Apple's MacBook Pro support forum, unlike a few months ago when that forum was *ALL* posts from owners complaining about problems.

    Edit: Hold up, you have like 4 posts from a week ago saying that you returned your C2D MBP back to your reseller and now that you have your $1800 back you feel better. So did you return it and get a refund, or is an AppleCare product specialist working on it?
  20. djkny macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2003

    don't get me wrong, I'm a Mac loyalist, and don't prefer to "whine." But let's not allow our loyalities to color reality -- the Mac Genius Bar is ALWAYS flooded with repair lines in droves ... check out Manhattan 5th Avenue/Soho. Even if you pre-book an appointment, you have to wait minimum 45 minutes before you're seen. They're running behind from the moment they start because the repair requests are overwhelming. If you don't believe me, try it yourself -- visit the Cube. But don't forget to bring some reading material and an ipod for "waiting time" leisure to boot.
  21. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    My point is simple (and is to give the OP a comparison point for his concern that there's a lot of bad feedback going around about the C2D MBP):

    The current number of customers complaints posted in Apple's support forum for the MacBook Pro is *SIGNIFICANTLY* smaller than the number of customer complaints posted in that same forum 6-8 months ago.

    Point being, if the OP thought what's going around now about the C2D MBP is a lot, s/he would have been amazed at the amount that was going around 6-8 months ago because it was a heck of a lot more.

    That is reality, not a colored version of it.

    So you purchased a C2D MBP, returned it for a refund because you didn't like the screen, and now have another C2D MBP (and are on your third replacement) that's being looked at by a Mac specialist? :confused:
  22. caveman_uk Guest


    Feb 17, 2003
    Hitchin, Herts, UK
    My only complaint is that the keyboard is a bit uneven - especially around the '1' and 'Q' keys.
  23. cardiac dave macrumors regular

    cardiac dave

    Jun 23, 2005
    fully satisfied with my new MBP C2D 2.33GHz 15.4"

    I seemed to have a 2-day long issue with wireless connectivity, but it's been working fine 5 days straight now. For kicks I even loaded up iSquint last night and ran video conversions for 8 hours straight last night. Baby got really hot, but kept on chugging.

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