Reviews and Problems with Apple MacBook Pro 15" 3rd Gen Retina (2012-)
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the Apple MacBook Pro 15.4" Laptop with Retina Display
2 weeks ago
Summary: Detailed item info Product Information Incredibly powerful. By design.The all-new MacBook Pro started with a blank slate - without the constraints of legacy technology. That gave us the freedom to imagine something radical, something entirely different. A notebook so thin, so light, and so powerful.
Summary: I have decided to no longer purchase any Apple products or services. I'm extremely dissatisfied. I don't even need to say anything to my friends and family about my experience with Apple. All have witnessed the above 90'C temperatures this computer has reached and the red marks on my hands from the heat. Unfortunately I wasted my money on a giffen good. I will know in the future to avoid this brand entirely. What a waste of time!
Pros: Looks nice and brand recognition makes you feel professional.
Cons: Apple does not stand by their warranty. No service unless you live near a certified Apple repair dealership. Computers overheat easily. Do not use the GPU and CPU at the same time it will cause temps above 90'C (194'F).
Excerpt: I use it for basic tasks and software development. Unfortunately about 6 weeks in it started flashing a folder with a question mark. Recovery partition couldn't be accessed, reset of pram had no effect. In essence, everything was gone. Not what I expect when spending $3k on a laptop that never leaves home. While a good lesson in the religious use of Time Machine, the point of parting with the higher sums for a Macbook is to get something "better".