Apple announces complete MacBook refresh, thinner 'Retina' MacBook Pro

By Jos
Jun 11, 2012
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  1. As it was widely expected, Apple announced updates to its notebook lineup across the board during its WWDC 2012 opening keynote. First up was the company's widely popular MacBook Air,...

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  2. captainawesome

    captainawesome TechSpot Booster Posts: 410   +42

    Sux, that means they ditched AMD for nvidia :(
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 869   +286

    What really sucks is the price. I had been considering upgrading from my 2010 13" for the higher resolution display on the newer 15, but as is typical of Apple, they want an arm and a leg for it. Looks like I'm going to have to wait them out.
  4. m4a4

    m4a4 TechSpot Addict Posts: 477   +117

    USB 3 and HDMI out?!? What madness is this? I thought that no USB 3 and no HDMI were features they liked (and the customer liked too)??
  5. surprised some of the iCry crowd hasn't yelled "apple screens sucks" or something like that yet, they are typically first to comment.
  6. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 900

    I'm in the market for a 15" laptop right now, and I have to say, that retina macbook is really tempting. If only it was a little bit cheaper.
  7. I see a lot more comments anticipating Apple haters than actual comments from Appler haters...
  8. "I see a lot more comments anticipating Apple haters than actual comments from Appler haters..."

    You must never click on apple threads then...
  9. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,445   +269

    The new MacBook is premium priced because there's nothing out there with the same resolution to compete against. So if you want that screen, you will have to pay for it. It's not as obscene as the prices Sony used to charge for their admittedly superior crafted Vaio notebooks back in the day though.

    The latest 13" Air at $1200 is as tempting as it gets, but in this case many quality ultrabooks appear to be on par already.
  10. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,889   +609

    Wow... reminds me of a Ferrari. Super fast and spectacular to look at. But so expensive that when you see one you're tempted to take a picture so people will believe you.
  11. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,889   +609

    Yes, but if it's too expensive you'll look like a fool for spending the money. Especially if you buy early and Apple drops their price suddenly, which they've been known to do.
  12. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TechSpot Booster Posts: 656   +35

    For the price, those specs S**k!
  13. "For the price, those specs S**k!"

    Did you read ALL the specs? Some of them are untouchable by other companies.
     
  14. "Yes, but if it's too expensive you'll look like a fool for spending the money. Especially if you buy early and Apple drops their price suddenly, which they've been known to do."


    Some like certin things more then others. For some, ordering a steak in a restaurant see,s logical and worth it, bt to me anything more then a burger is a waste, does that make people that order steak fools? No. Just because you buy what you like doesn't make you a fool. Just means you have choice and some cash.
  15. davislane1

    davislane1 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 869   +286

    Reminds me more of an A8L W12 - All the price of a Ferrari, but half the performance (like classic Apple). It's a bit of a shame too because they are generally very nice computers. The $2k-$3k price tag, on the other hand, is about as ugly as it gets. I'll be happy to snatch one up in a year or two when they've dropped several hundred off the price tag. Until then...
  16. Now if it only came with win 7..............:)
  17. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,266   +218

    You can put Win 7 on it if you like.
  18. m4a4

    m4a4 TechSpot Addict Posts: 477   +117

    Yeah, but the drivers apple made for it are a joke
  19. Quote: "Yeah, but the drivers apple made for it are a joke"

    So apples windows 7 drivers are joke... hmm...maybe you are getting them from the wrong company ;)
  20. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Have you actually used Windows 7 on a Macbook?
  21. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,508   +81

    I like it. Didn't like the retina screen resolution(H x W) for the ipad as I don't view it as that useful a productivity tool, but on the Macbook it will be fantastic for those working on the move with large resolution media.
  22. Acid

    Acid Newcomer, in training

    No-one seems to have noticed that they've quietly removed the ethernet port, now requiring you to use one of those dual thunderbolt ports with a £25 adapter if you want one...
  23. DanUK

    DanUK TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 189   +7

    I hear mention that they've dropped all optical drives too? Although I guess they're going the way of the dinosaur anyway..
  24. davislane1

    davislane1 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 869   +286

    Yep. The optical is gone and the extra space is now utilized for the HDMI port, an extra USB port, an SD slot, and (allegedly) a larger battery.
  25. m4a4

    m4a4 TechSpot Addict Posts: 477   +117

    I haven't needed to, as a bunch of my friends have had problems with their Windows 7 installations on their macbooks. One of them even bought it just to use Windows 7 and he is regretting the waste of money. My friends and I with non-apple pc's have had it just fine.
    Not like I would believe that apple would make perfect drivers for their competitors OS anyways...


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