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Apple Announces New MacBook Pro - Starting at $2200

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.

by Anonymousreply 5812/07/2012

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 Anonymousreply 106/12/2012

Fanboy R1 basically said the same thing about the first iMac.

by Anonymousreply 206/12/2012

I thought Steve Jobs (R1) was dead?

by Anonymousreply 306/12/2012

That's a lot of money for a paperweight!

by Anonymousreply 406/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 506/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 606/12/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 706/12/2012

So display is the big deal but I have to stream to it so video quality will suck anyway.

by Anonymousreply 806/12/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 906/12/2012

I own an iPad and iPhone but Mac's are shit.

by Anonymousreply 1006/12/2012

Way overpriced, and in typical Apple fashion it only allows you to do things the way Apple want$ you to.

by Anonymousreply 1106/12/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 1206/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1306/12/2012

Isn't this just an updated version of a MacBook Air (which I have and really like) ?

by Anonymousreply 1406/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1506/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1606/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1706/12/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 1806/12/2012

You're naive as fuck if you think a dead man's wishes whom no one could stand in person are being honored.

by Anonymousreply 1906/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2006/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2106/12/2012

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)[37] (United States)[7] Apple Inc. (United States)[38] Cisco (United States)[39] Dell (United States)[40] Hewlett-Packard (United States)[41] Intel (United States)[42] Microsoft (United States)[9] Motorola Mobility (United States)[40] Nintendo (Japan)[43] Nokia (Finland)[38] Samsung Electronics (South Korea)[44] Sony (Japan)[8] Toshiba (Japan) [45] Vizio (United States)[46]

by Anonymousreply 2206/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2306/12/2012

I want one.

by Anonymousreply 2406/12/2012

It's the Jaguar of computers.

Looks great, but lacks practicality.

by Anonymousreply 2506/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2606/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2706/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2806/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2906/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3006/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3106/12/2012

MB Pro*

by Anonymousreply 3206/12/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 3306/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3406/12/2012

is the solid state memory that good? I heard it speeds up the laptop or computer like you wouldn't believe

by Anonymousreply 3506/12/2012

I like to watch dvds on my computer in bed.

Damn this.

by Anonymousreply 3606/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3706/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3806/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3906/12/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 4006/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4106/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4206/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4306/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4406/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4506/12/2012

I agree completely with R44.

by Anonymousreply 4606/12/2012

Why can't you use a bluetooth mouse or trackpad, R45?

by Anonymousreply 4706/12/2012

Think of how many more 9 year old factory slaves Apple can requisition, if everyone also buys the keyboard!

by Anonymousreply 4806/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 4906/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5006/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5106/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5206/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5306/12/2012

The iPad is fun, but useless for creating text or graphics.

by Anonymousreply 5406/12/2012

R43 and R44: Microsoft is reportedly coming out with Office for iOS and Android this fall.

by Anonymousreply 5506/12/2012

r54 nailed it. Thread closed.

by Anonymousreply 5606/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5712/07/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5812/07/2012
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