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MacBook Pro Retina

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

  1. Rambo

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    Especially if you want to wall mount it, as the new 27" don't seem to be VERSA mountable.
     
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    It seems that they're all sold out? It's not available in any stores
     
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    I didn't realize you could wall mount the old ones. Always thought that base was stuck on.

    It really is a good deal. You are missing out on some spec upgrades, USB 3 and the new less reflective screen, but otherwise it's a sound investment.
     
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    Last I looked it's available in a few. The store here in Austin Texas is sold out, but they have stock in one of the Dallas stores. Unfortunately, you can't order online. I would keep looking around if you are interested. Maybe get a friend to proxy it.
     
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    not really a mbp retina questions but...

    Old laptop is dying, I can probably make it limp along for a while but its pretty beat up and not going to last that much longer.

    So... Buy a refurbished 2012 MBA 13" now, or would it be worth it to try and wait for the 2013?
     
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    Rumor is that they're not going to implement the Retina screens in the MBA's, but they are going to add Intel's Haswell chipset, which should significantly speed up the graphics. I'm hoping that they at least bump up the screen to 16x9, but we'll see. My advice with Apple is always to wait if you can.
     
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    agreed,

    apple usually updates a product or product line once a year so if you need something specific check last time the had a new line and weigh against how long until update
     
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    USB 3 is only good if you already own or are about to buy USB 3 devices
     
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    usb3 is backwards compatible, so its def a nice to have for future
     
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    apple dropped the price of the 13" retina by $200, which is fairly substantial. I always thought it was priced too high compared to the 15" model with similar storage. It's now $1499 for 128GB and $1699 for 256GB.
     
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    And spec bumped the processor. Of course, this is just a prelude to the Haswell chips, which is where the real game will be.
     
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    These price drops are welcome. Hopefully we see some drops in the larger Macbook Pro's too.
     
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    dropppzzzzzz +1
     
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    Ordered a refurb 13" 128GB for $1269. Will see if I still hate Apple laptops or not. My Lenovo T61 is 5.5 years old at this point; have started playing around w/ Photoshop and just opening the program itself is slow as hell.
     
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    I know; wait until the Mouse sees this. He's probably already felt a disturbance in the force.
     
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    You don't remember last time I bought (then returned) a MBP? I am deeply wounded. I thought we were friends. :confused:
     
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