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post #166 of 194
1. I was being facetious re: the Genius.
2. I had already bought it (and he was aware), so the best thing for him would have probably been to try to up sell me.
post #167 of 194
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1. I was being facetious re: the Genius.
2. I had already bought it (and he was aware), so the best thing for him would have probably been to try to up sell me.

1) I know. It would have been intelligent, and thus unlikely for you to do, to canvass for opinions ahead of time.

2) Geniuses aren't actually salesmen. There are no numbers kept on their sales progress.
post #168 of 194
All i can say is 30-50 tabs. Thats a lotta pr0n, brah.

I have a reg mac book and i love it.
post #169 of 194
Uh huh...and given comment #2 above, what exactly was the point of your smartassed salesman comment four posts up?
post #170 of 194
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Uh huh...and given comment #2 above, what exactly was the point of your smartassed salesman comment four posts up?

Your question contains your answer, young paduan
post #171 of 194

I think my 2009 MBP is heading towards the end.

 

Whenever the battery life reaches 60-70%, the MBP just shuts down. Only way to revive it is to charge it and turn it on again.

 

This has been happening coincidentally since my AppleCare expired.

post #172 of 194
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Originally Posted by JilSlander View Post

I think my 2009 MBP is heading towards the end.

Whenever the battery life reaches 60-70%, the MBP just shuts down. Only way to revive it is to charge it and turn it on again.

This has been happening coincidentally since my AppleCare expired.

DCG will be needing to send his refub back shortly. Maybe he could just ship it to you instead.
post #173 of 194
My old 17" powerbook is dying. Looking to get a new MBP 15. Plan on having it a while 5yrs at least. Wondering if it's worth going for the Retina or not since it's so new. I need it sooner than later so waiting for the 2nd generation isn't an option. Thoughts?
post #174 of 194
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Originally Posted by brlfvr View Post

My old 17" powerbook is dying. Looking to get a new MBP 15. Plan on having it a while 5yrs at least. Wondering if it's worth going for the Retina or not since it's so new. I need it sooner than later so waiting for the 2nd generation isn't an option. Thoughts?

Hold out, man. Get a clunker off Craigslist or some shit. Haswell is less than 6 months away and its going to come with HUGE improvements. Especially in the 15" line.
post #175 of 194
Why do you say especially the 15" line? Primary benefit of Haswell is better integrated graphics; the 15" model has dedicated graphics. Battery life will get a bump as well, but that'll benefit all models (and the 15" already has better battery life than the 13" under light usage).
post #176 of 194
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Originally Posted by dcg View Post

Why do you say especially the 15" line? Primary benefit of Haswell is better integrated graphics; the 15" model has dedicated graphics. Battery life will get a bump as well, but that'll benefit all models (and the 15" already has better battery life than the 13" under light usage).

2 ways - either they can add in an underclocked graphics card to handle the performance needs (like they have been doing but this time without taking such a hit) and, again, reduce the battery strain, or they could eliminate the graphics card all together (which I don't see them doing quite yet) and just run it off the integrated chip.

Also, the Haswell architecture is supposed to improve battery life 30%. Whether we'll actually see that is a different story, but I think it'll definitely make the 15" a game changer if it can handle the needs of the retina screen AND hold out MBA-like battery life.
post #177 of 194
For light/medium workload, it's already within 15/20 minutes of the 13" air: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6409/13inch-retina-macbook-pro-review/11

I think the benefits will be much greater for the 13" model, which NEEDS to use integrated graphics. If I were in the market for a 15", I'd be fine buying one now (especially if my old laptop was dying).
post #178 of 194
Thanks for the responses guys. I'm going to try to hold out. No problem if nothing major happens and I've waited I guess.
post #179 of 194
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For light/medium workload, it's already within 15/20 minutes of the 13" air: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6409/13inch-retina-macbook-pro-review/11

I think the benefits will be much greater for the 13" model, which NEEDS to use integrated graphics. If I were in the market for a 15", I'd be fine buying one now (especially if my old laptop was dying).

I don't agree. I think the integrated graphics power savings, and the increased cpu processing speed, will take the load off the graphics card and make it much less taxing to run programs at the full retina resolution, which is where the 15" bottlenecks. It works currently, but it could work MUCH better. And if you're doing things like photoshop or video editing, the ability to max out without completely stressing the system will be a major boost. Also, being able to do such taxing work will run down the battery FAR slower with the Haswell than with the Ivy Bridge.
post #180 of 194
You're welcome to your opinion, but what you're saying makes no logical sense. The 15" currently performs better than the 13", in part due the discrete GPU. So even if Haswell is a revolutionary leap forward in terms of integrated GPUs, the leap is felt more in the 13" as its performance is currently inferior to the 15" model.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6600/intel-haswell-gt3e-gpu-performance-compared-to-nvidias-geforce-gt-650m
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Haswell GT3e's performance looked great for processor graphics. I would assume that overall platform power would be reduced since you wouldn't have a discrete GPU inside, however there's also the question of the cost of the solution. I do expect that NVIDIA will continue to drive discrete GPU performance up, but as a solution for some of the thinner/space constrained form factors (think 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, maybe 11-inch Ultrabook/MacBook Air?) Haswell could be a revolutionary step forward.

Emphasis mine - no mention of the 15" in that article.
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