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post #46 of 194
Or you could just wait for the Microsoft Surface and sell your iPad devil.gif
post #47 of 194
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MBA 13" would have been a no brainer for me if it wasn't the 128 gig HD....ffffuuuu.gif

Enough cloud options and external SSD / HD options. It's not that big a bump to get 256 neither
post #48 of 194
New 15inch MBP Retina is the equivalent of $3,800 USD where I am. It had better be damn good for that price! Sufficed to say I won't be bothering, not with their Louis Vuitton style of pricing.

To use the usual car analogy, I don't need a Porsche (Apple MBP) when I can drive my VW (Lenovo Thinkpad) from A to B.
Edited by MikeDT - 6/28/12 at 3:45am
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Is there really that big of a difference? I like the size of my 13" MBP, but I would definitely be fine with a little smaller. I am a little confused as to how a full (or "full sized" in reference to the keyboard on the 13") keyboard fits on an 11" laptop. Maybe I need to go to the apple store and play around with an 11" to see.

 

Yes, I have a 13" MBP and my girlfriend has a 11" MBA and I would never go to an 11" laptop, I feel cramped every time I use hers

 

 

 

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Or you could just wait for the Microsoft Surface and sell your iPad devil.gif
 
 
haha I actually might sell my MBP and get an iMac then get the Microsoft Surface when it comes out
post #51 of 194
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New 15inch MBP Retina is the equivalent of $3,800 USD where I am. It had better be damn good for that price! Sufficed to say I won't be bothering, not with their Louis Vuitton style of pricing.

To use the usual car analogy, I don't need a Porsche (Apple MBP) when I can drive my VW (Lenovo Thinkpad) from A to B.

Ok dude. We get it. Apple products are priced at a premium where you live. You really don't need to keep bitching about it in related threads...
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Ok dude. We get it. Apple products are priced at a premium where you live. You really don't need to keep bitching about it in related threads...

Apple is only doing the same thing as LVMH and PPR, charging a price that the market is willing to pay for luxury brands and products, and they don't get any love from me either. I can comment/bitch about the local pricing if I want can't I, SF is an international forum isn't it?
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Apple is only doing the same thing as LVMH and PPR, charging a price that the market is willing to pay for luxury brands and products, and they don't get any love from me either. I can comment/bitch about the local pricing if I want can't I, SF is an international forum isn't it?

Sure you can. You just don't need to be so consistent about it. Take a break every other thread. Every comedian has to change their act eventually.
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Sure you can. You just don't need to be so consistent about it. Take a break every other thread. Every comedian has to change their act eventually.

OK change of tune. smile.gif

I reckon by autumn there will be many laptops, other than Apple, that will have high resolution Retina style screens. PC makers to tend to follow Apple's lead sometimes, like ultralight laptops along the same lines as the Macbook Air, things like multi-touch trackpads as well.
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OK change of tune. smile.gif
I reckon by autumn there will be many laptops, other than Apple, that will have high resolution Retina style screens. PC makers to tend to follow Apple's lead sometimes, like ultralight laptops along the same lines as the Macbook Air, things like multi-touch trackpads as well.

want a proxy man?
post #56 of 194
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

OK change of tune. smile.gif

I reckon by autumn there will be many laptops, other than Apple, that will have high resolution Retina style screens. PC makers to tend to follow Apple's lead sometimes, like ultralight laptops along the same lines as the Macbook Air, things like multi-touch trackpads as well.

Yes "high resolution" PC laptops will come. The question will be if they can match Apple's price to quality/performance ration. Remember, not all screens that share similar PPI are created equal and Apple uses some of the best panels on the market.

A good example of matching "tech" does not mean they match overall quality and usability is the multi-touch track-pads you mention. Apple's trackpads are considered the best and most responsive on the market.
post #57 of 194
I'm sure China has a bunch of tariffs on stuff like that, and Apple tends to set the prices in foreign countries based on the worst forex days of the year, since they can't exactly go around changing the price all the time. The Retina MBP is like $2300 or $2400 in Japan, so a couple hundred bucks more - but that price includes VAT, so because of the exchange rate this year the MBP is not bad to buy here, more or less the same if you live in a place where they charge tax on your Apple orders. I think I spent a motherload in Korea on the MBP I have now, it was probably at least $1000 more than what it went for in the US at the time, but I needed a computer...
post #58 of 194
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Sure you can. You just don't need to be so consistent about it. Take a break every other thread. Every comedian has to change their act eventually.

+1, every thread you seem to need to let people know that
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want a proxy man?
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I'm sure China has a bunch of tariffs on stuff like that, and Apple tends to set the prices in foreign countries based on the worst forex days of the year, since they can't exactly go around changing the price all the time. The Retina MBP is like $2300 or $2400 in Japan, so a couple hundred bucks more - but that price includes VAT, so because of the exchange rate this year the MBP is not bad to buy here, more or less the same if you live in a place where they charge tax on your Apple orders. I think I spent a motherload in Korea on the MBP I have now, it was probably at least $1000 more than what it went for in the US at the time, but I needed a computer...

Lot of risk proxying unless you are going in person. Even they it gets sketch if customs see you with like a few new laptops. At IU a lot of exchange students would regularly send back and there were a high percentage of chinese mailings that never made it
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+1, every thread you seem to need to let people know that
Lot of risk proxying unless you are going in person. Even they it gets sketch if customs see you with like a few new laptops. At IU a lot of exchange students would regularly send back and there were a high percentage of chinese mailings that never made it

In Hong Kong SAR, Apple products are much cheaper than they are in the Mainland. So at Beijing Airport they actually have notices warning people about smuggling Apple products in from HK and abroad, along with other smuggled contraband, with very severe penalties for those caught doing it. You just might find yourself doing 30 years in a labour camp for smuggling a Macbook.
post #60 of 194
What if you are bringing just one back, new in box? Do you pay taxes?
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