No optical drive, no ethernet but a Retina screen, whatever that is. Is this the Apple for the 1%ers? Because, spec wise, it's grossly over-priced.
Apple Announces New MacBook Pro - Starting at $2200
|by Anonymous||reply 58||12/07/2012|
Who uses an optical drive. The cloud is where it's at.
Are you still longing for your floppy to go with that Commodore on your desk?
Ethenet? Get with the program. Wifi is where it's at.
That is why it's so thin.
This thing blows the competition out of the water. It is great.
Another winner from Apple.
First iPod, then iPhone, then iPad now the MacBook.
No wonder Apple is the best!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/12/2012|
Fanboy R1 basically said the same thing about the first iMac.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/12/2012|
I thought Steve Jobs (R1) was dead?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/12/2012|
That's a lot of money for a paperweight!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/12/2012|
They have both firewire 800 and ethernet adaptors to plug into one or both of the thunderbolt ports, but I don't know why anyone would buy a laptop of any kind at this point unless you're constantly traveling. If you need to do just basic web shit, tablets are fine and if you need to do heavy graphics works uh well don't look to the Mac Pro.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/12/2012|
The Retina display is a big deal. Pixels simply aren't visible under most any condition. Hyper real.
Simply too expensive for me, however.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/12/2012|
[quote]Who uses an optical drive. The cloud is where it's at.
You want all your files exposed to the world so that they can sue you for anything you pirated or that they just don't like?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/12/2012|
So display is the big deal but I have to stream to it so video quality will suck anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/12/2012|
[quote]That's a lot of money for a paperweight!
But that's just it. It's so light, it wouldn't hold down paper :o)
Seriously check it out, you'll be sold. I wasn't at first but it's awesome.
While the iPad is the king of the tablets, a tablet isn't a laptop. This thing rocks
[quote]a 15.4-inch display at 2880×1800-pixel resolution, an up to 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 8 gigabytes of 1600 MHz memory and up to 512 gigabytes of solid-state storage — oh, and that slim 0.71-inch profile — THis thing is both a marvel and a powerhouse
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/12/2012|
I own an iPad and iPhone but Mac's are shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/12/2012|
Way overpriced, and in typical Apple fashion it only allows you to do things the way Apple want$ you to.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/12/2012|
[quote]That is why it's so thin.
Yeah and thus fragile, so when you drop it, you gladly lay out another $2100 to replace it.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/12/2012|
You do not have to use The Cloud. Get a NAS and have a completely private cloud. Only a moron would use Google, Apple or Amazon's clouds for anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/12/2012|
Isn't this just an updated version of a MacBook Air (which I have and really like) ?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/12/2012|
I'm a Mac user, but I think it's ridiculous to pretend the Retina laptop is a Pro machine when you can't even update the RAM. Cook is destroying the company. These were the most underwhelming updates in a decade from the company.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/12/2012|
R14, no. This was an "update" of their entire laptop line, the line that should be retired. Laptops cannot do the real work desktops are needed for and laptops aren't needed anymore for simple internet fuckery.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/12/2012|
actually, steve jobs left detailed instructions for all updates for about the next two years. so, whatever they're doing now is per Steve.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/12/2012|
[quote]actually, steve jobs left detailed instructions for all updates for about the next two years. so, whatever they're doing now is per Steve.
I reckon so. Whatever the man's attributes, can you imagine working for such a pompous ass? I have no problem with the self-made or the filthy rich, but micro-managers obsessed with their own legacy are insufferable. If in death you want to leave something behind, endow a museum, a university department, a charitable organization, and be genuinely generous, not intensely restrictive. Don't spend your last days drafting a "four-year plan" for the company you shepherd.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/12/2012|
You're naive as fuck if you think a dead man's wishes whom no one could stand in person are being honored.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/12/2012|
Hardcore Mac-lover here, too.
I'm also disappointed with the direction they're going with this. You simply can't call a computer a MacBook "Pro" if it doesn't include features that working professionals need.
I do a lot of work as a recording engineer. Yes, I burn a lot of CDs at home, but I also do most of my recording work on-location. If I were to buy this new computer, I'd have to add an external CD burner to my equipment list.
Not being able to upgrade RAM or hard drives is a big drawback for me, too. I've had two Apple computers so far, and as my needs outgrew the computer's capabilities, I've upgraded the RAM and the hard drive in both.
From what it looks like, my 2011 17-inch MachBook Pro might be the last 17-incer they make... and the last "Pro" they make.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/12/2012|
Manufactured in China with enormous industrial toxic byproducts and by Apples Chinese slave labor force. But keep telling yourself Apple is a great company right?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/12/2012|
r21, the same companies that make Apple parts make the same parts for all computers and mobile devices.
[quote] Major Customers
Foxconn manufactures products for many companies including: (country of headquarters in parentheses) Acer Inc. (Taiwan) Amazon.com (United States) Apple Inc. (United States) Cisco (United States) Dell (United States) Hewlett-Packard (United States) Intel (United States) Microsoft (United States) Motorola Mobility (United States) Nintendo (Japan) Nokia (Finland) Samsung Electronics (South Korea) Sony (Japan) Toshiba (Japan)  Vizio (United States)
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/12/2012|
This may seem shocking to some of you but Jobs still controls the company. Ultra secret technology keeps his head alive in a lab under the Apple store in 5th Av.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/12/2012|
I want one.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/12/2012|
It's the Jaguar of computers.
Looks great, but lacks practicality.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/12/2012|
Obscenely overpriced for what you (don't) get. Typical Apple product. But if there is one thing Apple knows how to do, it's whipping its brainwashed status hungry sycophants into a frenzy to buy its latest overpriced toy.
Oh and r22, Apple gets the bad press for Foxconn because Apple is the company with the magic reputation. It's held to higher standard because it cultivates that image. Other hardware/software companies don't.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/12/2012|
Love all these haters who obviously know nothing about the product but can't resist bashing anyway. Apple computers are by far the best computers out there. Anyone who uses a PC is a brainwashed idiot. They are the most anti-intuitive, stupidly put together computers in existence.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/12/2012|
A tablet is not enough to do real development or scripting. You need a MacBook Air at least to have a complete development environment.
Looking forward to the day that changes...
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/12/2012|
I like the long-haired Captain Muttonchops in the pink shirt purple tie combo they have as an example user in the last photo on OPs link. Looks like a 70s porn star who let himself go. Is that non-threatening marketing? Buy the computer used by the average guy?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/12/2012|
The retina display and the solid state memory make this the Rolls Royce of computers. Not for everyone, but those who need it (people working with graphics) or who want it as a status symbol will pay. Apple will sell a lot of them. And they did not discontinue the current 15" Macbook Pro, so there is an alternative for those who don't want to pay for the cutting edge.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/12/2012|
R27? I owned a MP Pro. I also own the rest of the line-up.
If I'm paying that much money for a laptop, shouldn't I be able to pick up wifi in my home even after a year of use? It was a nightmare (relatively-speaking). Out of no where, it just stopped picking up the signal even if I was a foot away from the modem. And the apple store was of no help/
BTW, you're the idiot if you're that obsessed with a product that you seem to think simply owning one is tantamount to splitting the atom.
People are just looking at porn or Facebook/Twitter anyway, so let's not pretend computers in general aren't being used by most to just fuck around.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/12/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/12/2012|
[quote]Anyone who uses a PC is a brainwashed idiot. They are the most anti-intuitive, stupidly put together computers in existence.
And anyone who makes such a statement has been napping for the past fifteen or so years (or is brainwashed by another brand of Leader.)
Excepting certain specialty applications, there simply isn't that much difference anymore. Apple continues to make fine products; but the once wide and fundamental gap between Apple/PC has narrowed. PCs are now intuitive, trouble-free, and as effortless as a Mac. PCs borrowed from Macs and Macs (to a lesser extent) followed certain directions of PCs. Without the least computer savvy, you could jump back and forth between Mac and PC or PC and Mac with no effort and no problems.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/12/2012|
Hard to believe the Apple store was of no help, r31. It sounds as if the computer was still under warranty. And even if it wasn't, they would repair it for a fee.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/12/2012|
is the solid state memory that good? I heard it speeds up the laptop or computer like you wouldn't believe
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/12/2012|
I like to watch dvds on my computer in bed.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/12/2012|
Opinions are like assholes. Everybody's got one. I have had a MacBook Pro for about a year (took many years to get me to switch) and it is by FAR a superior computer in almost every respect. Note, I said ALMOST.
But, then again, its just my opinion.
Threads like this never convince anyone of anything. Just people arguing with themselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/12/2012|
Forget the MMP, the real news is that the Macbook Airs have gotten both significant upgrades and a price drop. I paid a premium to max out my 11" MBA last summer: i7 processor, 256MB solid state hard drive, 4GB ram. Now I could get all that standard, and more (like USB3 ports) for less money. It's a fantastic machine, and for me, a more versatile and productive alternative to a tablet. See link below for comparison between 2011 and 2012 models.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/12/2012|
Of course, about 90 percent of the people who will blow $2,200 (plus tax) on one of these would just as well be served by a $400 PC laptop.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/12/2012|
[quote]is the solid state memory that good? I heard it speeds up the laptop or computer like you wouldn't believe
Also increases battery life.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/12/2012|
Self admitted Apple Fan boy, but since I started using an iPad, I have no desire to buy another Apple Laptop. These did nothing to sway me back.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/12/2012|
Agreed R41. I'm going to replace my current laptop with an iMac when it dies. I was hoping the new iMacs were coming out soon, but now the speculation is next year. I hope my current computer makes it. I'm not sure I'll be able to load Mountain Lion. It was the oldest model that could run Lion.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/12/2012|
For the iPad converts: do you type as productively on an iPad as on a keyboard? I work with word documents and spreadsheets a lot, and just don't see how an iPad can manage those effectively. Do you use a bluetooth keyboard or have you adjusted?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||06/12/2012|
You can use a keyboard with an iPad, R43, and run a version of iWorks, but it really isn't designed for people who create or edit a lot of content. It's really for viewing content.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/12/2012|
The thing about using the Bluetooth keyboard is that you still to keep reaching out to touch the screen, since there's no other pointing device than your finger. That gets old; you might as well already be touching the screen to use the virtual keyboard.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/12/2012|
I agree completely with R44.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/12/2012|
Why can't you use a bluetooth mouse or trackpad, R45?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/12/2012|
Think of how many more 9 year old factory slaves Apple can requisition, if everyone also buys the keyboard!
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/12/2012|
For the price of just one MacBook Pro, you can buy three laptops running Windows and use the other two for parts in due time!
How's that for a deal? A-n-d they will come with a super great OS, Windows 7. Plus you will get a certificate to upgrade to Win8 later this year!
What's not to like with this deal?
Forbes magazine named me the Worst CEO of 2011 and my Board of Directors is looking hard at me, so I implore you -- Stop buying Apple shit -- please!
|by Anonymous||reply 49||06/12/2012|
I'm getting an iMac at work - my plan was to get a Macbook Air to complement (out of my own pocket). But now the MacBook Pro is thinner would this be better? I'm not sure what to opt for. It seems remarkably expensive!!
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/12/2012|
Thanks, R44/R45. I use my 11' Macbook Air for just about everything now. I only use an external monitor when I need to view large spreadsheets side-by-side. Its dimensions aren't that different from an iPad, but the keyboard and greater storage make a real difference with conventional productivity applications. I hear a lot of people say they've replaced their laptops with tablets, but I don't really see how I'd do that. To tie this in with the current thread, I've used 13" Macbook Pros in the past, but the MBP's weight compared to the MBA is ridiculous.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||06/12/2012|
I think posts like R1 are troll posts. He may very well be a Mac enthusiast and really like their products, but clearly he knows how annoyed people get my the pseudo "true believer" posts.
I always laugh at posts like R1.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||06/12/2012|
I have just about every apple product. iMac, Macbook Air, iPad, iPhone, and an iPod. But for all of those things, you pick your favorite that you use most and sort of stick with that. I really use my iMac and iPhone most of the time. I prefer my iMac over all of them. I guess, despite having all these toys, I've found that I am more of a desktop person, so I can't really gush over the latest Macbook Pro.
I think this new Macbook Pro is somewhat pushing it price wise, and I don't really see anything about it that warrants such a huge jump in price.
R43, I don't really see the iPad as completely replacing a laptop or desktop. It's definitely more for internet surfing - and it's great for that, but not much else IMO.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||06/12/2012|
The iPad is fun, but useless for creating text or graphics.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||06/12/2012|
R43 and R44: Microsoft is reportedly coming out with Office for iOS and Android this fall.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||06/12/2012|
r54 nailed it. Thread closed.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||06/12/2012|
Totally over priced. For the person saying the cloud is where it is at is clueless. I would never store presonal information on the cloud. Ethernet is a protocal and can be either wireless or wired, lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||12/07/2012|
I like my iPad well enough, especially because it's so portable. Tablets, whether they're Apple products or not, are the best thing to happen to people on airplanes - the time goes by so much faster. Great for traveling and long flights. I prefer my Macbook at home, though, because I watch almost everything online instead of on TV and I like the bigger screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||12/07/2012|