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Safe to buy a macbook pro?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by spark, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. spark

    spark Guest


    About a month or so ago I was just about to buy a macbook pro, but then I came across a website that listed many problems with this machine including severe overheating (with consequent distortion of the chassis), wining noises, discoloration of the chassis, and frequent shut-downs.

    Given one of the main selling points of macs is to be supposed to high reliabilty & great build quality, I was put off by all of this.

    Can anyone tell me if more recent MBPs are free of these problems? If so, I might think again.

    Finally, I've also heard some not-so-good-things about customer support -- has anyone any experience/advice in this regard?

  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    I don't know. Sounds like it was evaluated by a pc user.

    There are some idiosyncracies with apple that, if you're not familiar with them, can cause you problems. One being that you can close a window on a program but unless you go in and shut the program down, it will continue running in the background. This is a great thing because it prevents you from accidentally closing a program before you save.

    So, you can imagine this machine running several programs at a time of course it's going to overheat. If you're pushing the cpu to the point where the fan is going full force for any period of time, you must be doing something wrong. The only time I ever heard the fan going on my Mac was when I did the firmware update.

    I could be wrong but I would do another search. Don't base your opinion or your decision on the opinion of one website. It's possible that the person doing the test was just inexperienced with Macs.
  3. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    That problem was only in some of the earlier Core Duo models.

    It was a simple thermal paste fix. haven't seen that problem since they updated to Core2Duo.

    You can also check the discussion groups at Apple's site via the support tab.

  4. VonRocK

    VonRocK Active Member

    the PC experts tell me that someday, someone is going to get around to bother writing a virus for the mac, and then you'll be screwed and wish you bought a Dell. Or something like that.

    I would seek more than one opinion. Here's a real biased one:

    After you've "drank the cool aid" you will understand and grow to love that page.
  5. freesignal

    freesignal Active Member

    :D :) :lol: :D :) :lol:
  6. moisiss

    moisiss Active Member

    I read an article a while ago that Apple, like Dell, was outsourcing their customer support to India... for whatever that is worth.
  7. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    I doubt the would do that, because they currently have some of the industries highest marks for support, Dell never did.

    I don't even bother with phone support, if you are in/near a major city you can go to an Apple store, or authorized reseller for direct support.


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