why the new 13" macbook pro is a no buy

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mobilemario, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Micah McDowell macrumors newbie

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    And the big issue is what, exactly?
     
  2. mobilemario thread starter macrumors member

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    U watch mkvs on your mac?
    Only affects 13" mbp with integrated gpu.
     
  3. Brettla macrumors regular

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    That's what I was trying to figure out.
     
  4. Brettla macrumors regular

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    I think he is looking for a thank you from everyone on the board who ever might have though about buying a 13 inch mbp for saving them from buying it.
     
  5. Deeps macrumors regular

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  6. TomCondon macrumors regular

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    I watch movies quite a lot on mine in 720p and haven't noticed this ONCE??

    I FEEL ROBBED BY APPLE!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR OPENING MY EYES TO THIS FACT.

    in all seriousness though, if one frame is repeated every 40 seconds, and there is 24 frames in a second.. whats the big deal?
     
  7. vincenz macrumors 601

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    That's actually really annoying if you're a movie buff. Thanks for the heads-up.
     
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  9. djp2 macrumors member

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    Would this actually be noticeable to the average person? Especially on a 13" screen? I'm doubtful.
     
  10. aimeeinohio macrumors regular

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    Um, I watched a movie the other day and it was fine.
    I happen to lurve this 13" Macbook Pro. :p
     
  11. bigjobby macrumors 65816

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    but if one was a movie buff, wouldn't they be watching films on a large screen TV or in a cinema? :rolleyes:
     
  12. mobilemario, Mar 9, 2011
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    mobilemario thread starter macrumors member

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    all these comments made me laugh
    I'm a big apple fan myself(got ipod, ipad and a mbp)
    how many of you guys watch movies on your macs?
    I do and 4me the issue on new basemodel is a deal breaker


    macbook pro(big Plex fan myself) + large tv screen + good speakers with an amp =awesome home cinema :cool:
     
  13. djp2 macrumors member

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    So approx. once every 40 seconds, you'll notice a slight judder, IF the scene playing at that moment happens to involve a lot of panning. If not, you may not notice this at all. Sounds catastrophic.
     
  14. bigjobby macrumors 65816

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    ... + separate blu-ray player = uber-awesome!
     
  15. al2o3cr macrumors regular

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    Yep, I totally base my buying decisions on a tiny technical obscurity that only affects movies in extremely specific circumstances and only matters if you've shelled out the $$$ for a TV that can natively do 23.976fps instead of upscaling to 60hz like the LCD in the MBP will. Sure I spend 8+ hours a day on it *coding*, but movies are TOTALLY the most important part!

    /snark off
     
  16. Kauai macrumors 6502a

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    Well I happen to love my new MBP, but thanks for trying to rain on my parade. :eek:
     
  17. mehanika Guest

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    Hold on....

    1. What sort of jitter are we talking about? Cant it even be seen - i'd like to see this in action...

    2. Does it go for Blu-Ray movies only?
     
  18. Rookies1000 macrumors newbie

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    I don't buy mbp primarily to watch movie on it. I got 47" TV for that.
    This glitch will probably hold 0.00001% of the people back from buying the 13"
     
  19. ls1dreams macrumors 6502

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    Very interesting - note that there is a software fix that improves it (but does not fix it). Definitely worth installing.

    Not sure if that is a driver update or something else?
     
  20. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    I'm with you. On any internet product forum there's always going to be one that finds some absolutely inane reason for justifying not purchasing something and the OP is ours :)
     
  21. ls1dreams macrumors 6502

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    Well, using an ancient gpu is the real issue.
     
  22. SuperCachetes macrumors 6502a

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  23. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Sure bud. An on-core gpu on a Sandy Bridge processor is so couple of months ago.
     

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