Seems pretty cool and has a ton of power for the size but I'll probably wait for a couple iterations before buying one. Hopefully by then they'll open up the ability to upgrade ram and the ssd on our own.
Looks very cool but at $2100 way outta my price-range for want I want to spend on a laptop
Also read this headline on wired today:
Apple's new MBP dubbed "the least repairable laptop [ever]" by iFixit. It uses soldered RAM, a non-standard SSD, and a fused display unit. Say goodbye to cheap repairs/upgrades.
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If you add on all of the editions (larger hard drive, more ram, etc.) it totals $9,000.
As I understand it, the high res of the retina display can only be used in certain programs, like games. It is not available during normal use. Also the soldered RAM and weird SSD make it nearly impossible to upgrade. Add that with the > $2k pricetag, I think I will pass.
Nearly waited for the new one whn I bought one for my son back in April.
Kinda glad I didn't.
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I bought my Macbook Pro on the first model and it is a pile compared to the next model that came out within a few months.
Apple is like that. They'll just upgrade the parts and if you buy too soon, you get a lesser computer for the same price.
The retina display on the MBP is amazing, but it is sure to be only the first in the wave to come. It's a trend all laptops will be following shortly, Apple just got there first.
Nice computer but unless you absolutly need one for work or school why would anyone spend $2200+ on a laptop these days!?
Last edited by buffdaddy; 06-14-2012 at 06:14 PM.
Meh. I can imagine many different ways to spend more $2K than on a computer.
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Even so, I can't justify the purchase until my current portable is a little further on in age... :) ah well.
Why worry about the SSD size? You shouldn't be storing important data on your laptop anyways, it should all be on external drives or in the cloud.
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I'm going to buy one.
(just as soon as I sell 2,292 pints of my blood plasma and do a few pornos)
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I love Apple products, but do not understand this. They remove the SuperDrive, make it almost impossible to upgrade, remove FireWire, replacing it with ThunderBolt (I know no one who actually uses it), and slap on a massive price tag. I think they will lose many customers with this decision. I will not be upgrading any time soon.
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