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MacBook Pro Retina

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by TRINI, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, go play with them at the store. I own a 13 inch Macbook and can't imagine owning a laptop with a smaller screen, but that's just me. The 11 feels kind of cramped.
     
  2. sinnedk

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    15in for me, would only do air in 13
     
  3. gomestar

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    +1
     
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  4. Fraiche

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    MBA 13" would have been a no brainer for me if it wasn't the 128 gig HD....:fu:
     
  5. Jr Mouse

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    Storage increases will come with time.
     
  6. Rambo

    Rambo Well-Known Member

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    Or you could just wait for the Microsoft Surface and sell your iPad :devil:
     
  7. stevent

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    Enough cloud options and external SSD / HD options. It's not that big a bump to get 256 neither
     
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  8. MikeDT

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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.
     
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    dopeitsjosh Well-Known Member

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    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



     
  11. Jr Mouse

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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...
     
  12. MikeDT

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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?
     
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  13. Rambo

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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.
     
  14. MikeDT

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    OK change of tune. :)

    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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  15. sinnedk

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    want a proxy man?
     
  16. Jr Mouse

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    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.
     
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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...
     
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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
     
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    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.
     
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    What if you are bringing just one back, new in box? Do you pay taxes?
     

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