The problems with the MacBook Pro have been well reported from various sources on the Internet, such as, TUAW and The Red Sweater Blog. Apple has also started a silent recall of certain MacBook Pro machines to replace defective batteries. The main issues previously reported:
- Too Hot
- WiFi Problems
- Too Loud
- Track Pad problems
I've noticed the Too Hot and Track Pad Problems in my 3 weeks of use. Sadly, I've discovered some new, previously unreported problems, with my machine.
- Sleep Mode Problems - The MBP frequently fails to come out of sleep mode. I am left to hold down the power button to reboot the machine. This is a very windows like experience for me and a big disappointment.
- LCD brightness - This seems to be related to the sleep mode problems. Sometimes the machine comes out of sleep mode but the screen is only 10% as bright as it should be. This makes the machine useless. The only way out of this has been to power cycle the machine.
- WIFI fails to connect. This is different that the previously reported WiFi problems where no network is discovered. In my experience, I can see the network but can't connect. No error message is displayed - it just don't work.
I really like this machine, but Apple needs to address these problems. I know that HW problems are one of the downsides of Apple products and always purchase the AppleCare package. I will be making a trip to the local Apple Store next week. Stay tuned...