Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: anyone using macbook pro?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    north
    Posts
    1,305

    Default anyone using macbook pro?

    hi,

    i am thinking of getting a macbook pro, 15inch 2.4ghz model. would like to hear any comments form any users out there. also, i have heard ppl mentioning that the macbook pro gets pretty hot when in use. is it very bad? thanks

  2. #2

    Default Re: anyone using macbook pro?

    I bought my MBP abt 1.5 years ago and it's serving me well. Loving it!

    Have to admit it does get warmer than other notebooks coz of the alum casing. But unless you are doing continuous and long periods of typing, it should be okay. Just don't think about it

    Hope this helps

  3. #3

    Default Re: anyone using macbook pro?

    No regrets for me. After the switch, I hv no more interest in Vista anymore. Cut down lots of temptations during pc shows.

  4. #4

    Default Re: anyone using macbook pro?

    its hot because of a faulty graphics processing unit as announced by nivdia, had the same issue as u as whether to buy or not.. just wait a while, a new one is coming out although a first gen will tend to have some problems, but i rather have some problems that can be solved than have the faulty GPU which is attached to the motherboard and have a hot laptop with many issues.. yup, a new line of "macbook pro" like notebooks are coming out.. SOON SOON! exciting

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    north
    Posts
    1,305

    Default Re: anyone using macbook pro?

    Quote Originally Posted by flameon88 View Post
    its hot because of a faulty graphics processing unit as announced by nivdia, had the same issue as u as whether to buy or not.. just wait a while, a new one is coming out although a first gen will tend to have some problems, but i rather have some problems that can be solved than have the faulty GPU which is attached to the motherboard and have a hot laptop with many issues.. yup, a new line of "macbook pro" like notebooks are coming out.. SOON SOON! exciting

    does that means that any laptop with nivda GPu will also have heat problems? thanks

  6. #6

    Default Re: anyone using macbook pro?

    Quote Originally Posted by surge View Post
    does that means that any laptop with nivda GPu will also have heat problems? thanks
    http://www.macrumors.com/2008/07/21/...o-by-failures/
    just check the macrumours forum.. mostly accurate stuff inside...
    discussions about whether to get macbook pros now or not too... just spend an hour or so and browse through them.. have fun!

  7. #7

    Default Re: anyone using macbook pro?

    if you can, do wait a couple months as Apple is more than likely to roll out better MacBooks and MacBook Pros
    and definitely without the faulty overheating gfx cards that has plagued a lot of us
    they'll probably be cheaper too

    rumours are Apple's announcing something big this coming 9 Sept

    but i think it's safe to say they'll definitely be rolling out new machines for a wonderful Christmas

  8. #8

    Default Re: anyone using macbook pro?

    Ya I was told that there will be an announcement on 9 sep from apple. I am thinking of getting the mbp 15 too and am now waiting for the 9 sep to see what is the new model like.

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    north
    Posts
    1,305

    Default Re: anyone using macbook pro?

    thanks guys. i shall wait then...since it is like 8 dayz from now.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Sengkang
    Posts
    2,165

    Default Re: anyone using macbook pro?

    Using one, yes, it's very hot. But so far, after 1 year plus, still working very well. In fact, my OS X hasn't hanged once... so I dun even know how to hard reboot if one ever come.

  11. #11

    Default Re: anyone using macbook pro?

    quite true... i dunno how to hard reboot my macbook too lol

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    1,624

    Default Re: anyone using macbook pro?

    Puny people!

    I've had my PowerBook G4 since early 2005 and it goes to 64 degrees C at the CPU bottom (iStat Menus is great!) and the machine is never a problem, as long as the fans keep going.

    The original MacBook Pro (Core Duo) models were actually cooler than the PowerBook models they replaced. A few of those had the thermal grease applied incorrectly resulting in hotter than hot machines.

    If the new MacBook/MacBook Pro models with new case designs are coming, it'll probably be after the 9 September event, but the French show is sometime in September also.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •