Who has a perfect SR MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by amitface, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. amitface macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2007
    Hi, I'm about to make a switch from PC to Mac, and I am very close to buying a 2.4 15" Ghz MBP.

    However, I've been reading these forums (and some others) since the new SR's came out, and now I'm paranoid that the notebook I get will have a funky screen, broken keys, whatever..

    I know people who post on these forums come mostly because of problems, so there aren't many threads saying "My Macbook is perfect!" But I'm still nervous. (I'm sure there are others like me) That's why I need some people to convince me that the new Macbooks aren't terrible, and that people do indeed have perfect computers. I made it all the way to checkout yesterday before I decided to give it one more day :(

    If your SR MBP is flawless, please let me know. Thanks

    (Sorry for the silly thread. I don't want to take any chances with a $2500 computer)
  2. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    ME! Memememememe! ME!

    This thing is gorgeous. 15.4" MBP with 4GB RAM and glossy, LED-backlit screen. It's just a world of awesomeness, and I'd strongly recommend the new MBP to anyone looking for a laptop of this caliber.

    I've actually read quite a lot of good stuff about these machines... I mean, there's always complains about every product on the net because folks with problems head online to look for answers and/or rant.

    So, yes, perfect :) I'm very happy, made it worth the wait on shipping.
  3. ready2switch macrumors 6502


    Apr 7, 2006
    Mine is perfect. I've had my first Mac for less than a week, but I already don't know how I lived without it. My screen isn't yellow. The machine doesn't whine or moo. All the keys work as they should and any problems I've had have been "operator error". It does have a tendency to get a little hot, but I use smcFanControl to push up the fans a bit and am sitting at 43-48C for everything but WoW (which can get up to as hot as 70C).
  4. ryan42 macrumors 6502


    Dec 3, 2003
    Near Houston, TX
    I just ordered my over $3k MacBook Pro. This time I was sure to order it before I went on any product specific forums. They'll scare you away for sure. :)

    The people this particular forum probably are more likely to post "got my new MBP today and let me tell you, it works great" than Apple Discussions, which is where someone brought this argument, but it still stands, and basically it goes like this:

    Few people call tech support to tell them their computer works great and thanks so much. People come to the forums here for tech support and people don't go to support when their computer works. The people that post here represent a small sample of the people with the computer who are choosing to go online and see of others have the same problem than to get the issue solved locally or through Apple. You can be assured several things. More people have the problem than who has posted here, obviously, and also, that many, many more people do not have the problem and are also not posting here.

    And even within this group there is a nice majority of people who don't seem to have a problem. Read the thread someone started to collect information that has about 30 replies... a great many of which are people with a computer working fine.

    Relax. Besides, even if only one out of 100 people has a problem, or 1/2 of everyone, it could still be you that has an issue, and it could still be you that doesn't.
  5. odinsride macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    Couldn't be happier with mine. No complaints whatsoever.
  6. maxmax macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2007
    i've had the 2.2ghz/15" since launch day and it's perfect.
  7. ready2switch macrumors 6502


    Apr 7, 2006
    Oh, I also wanted to say that I have spent considerably less time on these forums now that I have my MBP than when I was bored and waiting on any news of them at all. I'm sure many others are off playing with their perfect new machines also and haven't made time to stop by and say how completely great they are, since that would cut into work/play time. :p
  8. Alloye macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2007
    Rocklin, CA
    Mine is absolutely flawless. Great screen. Great keyboard. No quality issues. I couldn't be happier.
  9. PimpDaddy macrumors 6502


    May 9, 2007
  10. kwong2006 macrumors regular

    May 16, 2006
    My 17in SR MBP is perfect. No broken keys or anything. I think people make too much of a deal out of these minor occurrences, and blow it up to something that affects every single MBP ever made or will be made.

    However, when I am doing anything too graphics intensive, the computer does tend to heat up, but that is not something I am worrying about.
  11. cbatt macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2004
    me too

    Stock 15.4" 2.2 ghz with a matte screen. Work perfectly. No build nor operational defects noted in the 4 days I've had it. No dead pixels, no weird noises, nothing to complain about so far.

    (Bootcamp 1.3 + Windows XP is also working perfectly, including all functionality for isight, sound, and graphics)
  12. Spoony Bard macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
  13. amitface thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2007
    Well this thread was a success. I went ahead and ordered the computer. My first Mac ever. I'm pretty excited.

    Thank you all.
  14. Hls811 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2004
    New Jersey
    2.4 Ghtz SR w/ 15" Matte screen.. works perfectly.
  15. tico24 macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2007
    Eastleigh, UK
    I have the 2.4 15" SR shiny screen mbp.

    No problems.

    No dead pixels
    No screen yellowing
    No screen flicker
    No overheating
    no wireless crashing!
  16. czeluff macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2006
    worth mentioning

    Something worth mentioning,

    when I was @ WWDC, I met about 50 people who had SR MBPs. No one there gave a single complaint. Everyone's was working.

    To add to that note, however, I will note that out of those 50 people, they only had two of the models: 2.2ghz 15" and the 17". It seems like most complaints in this forums about kernel panics, overheating etc come from the 15" 2.4ghz.

    I know that sounds stupid, and not very logical, it's just what i've noticed.

    I will definitely let you know how mine turns out :) (Ordered the 2.2ghz with glossy screen and 160gb hard drive).

  17. rectangular macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2006
    I just got my macbook pro matte 2.2ghz, 2gb, 160gb, 2 days early today!

    It is absolutely brilliant machine, and the display is amazing!

    No dead pixels, no aesthetic complaints, it's exactly what I expected. Ps, Ai, and Ind run amazingly on this machine!
  18. TilJ macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2007
    Mine's perfect ... as long as I don't connect to certain wireless access points, The kernel panic issue is a software driver one, though, so I don't think it counts against the MBP hardware. :)

    Since it looks so similar to my 1.5GHz 15" Powerbook I'm constantly forgetting that I have a new laptop, and then I get shocked by the speed of the thing.

    I'm getting 65-70fps in WoW walking around in the major cities on my 2560x1600 30" ACD with all options turned on. The powerbook, on it's 1280x854 screen, got about 4fps with most options at minimum. I'm blown away by tthe speed differences (especially with graphics).

    One of the best upgrades I've ever made, and I've owned a lot of computers over the years.
  19. BigPrince macrumors 68020

    Dec 27, 2006
  20. jono_3 macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2005
  21. haiggy macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2003
    Ontario, Canada
  22. chriswg macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2007
    Colorado, USA
    Mine is PERFECT! I'm a first-time Mac owner, and I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
  23. coffeegonecold macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2007
    No problems at all with my 2.4Ghz/4GB MacBook Pro, couldn't be happier.
  24. SteveM8 macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2007
    Not Me!

    My 1st one which was the 15" 2.4 (which was the last Glossy either of my local stores had) was AWESOME except for the yellowish screen at the bottom and loose battery.

    Returned it today for a 15" matte 2.4 and its perfect except for the yellow tinge at the bottom. Yes it also has it. Also doesn't seem as bright as the glossy.

    Anyway, I will keep this one as it appears they all have a slight yellow/brown cast at the bottom. The store models did as well.

    Seems like they are selling more glossy than matte, and I know why. I so much prefer the glossy but I really needed my macbook pro for work so I couldn't wait for a glossy. ANyone on the fence, glossy is so much nicer IMO, and glare was never an issue.
  25. Daveway macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    I guess I could call mine perfect. The screen has no issues (quite amazing actually), and there seems to be no mechanical defects. I'm in love with this computer and wouldn't trade it for anything.

    My only issue seems to lie in battery life.
    I have tried many different configuration's and have yet to come close to a time close to what this laptop was quoted as.
    It's aggravating because the battery doesn't seems to reach 100%, and I'm sitting in a coffee shop (battery supposedly full), brightness at one notch, only wifi on, and the quoted time remaining is just shy of 4 hours...

    Unbelievable. I don't know how this will bode when I go to college. I may have to buy an extra extended life battery.

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