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

Jos

TS Evangelist
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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davislane1

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.
 

m4a4

TS Evangelist
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)??
 
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Guest

surprised some of the iCry crowd hasn't yelled "apple screens sucks" or something like that yet, they are typically first to comment.
 

Technochicken

TechSpot Paladin
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.
 
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Guest

surprised some of the iCry crowd hasn't yelled "apple screens sucks" or something like that yet, they are typically first to comment.
I see a lot more comments anticipating Apple haters than actual comments from Appler haters...
 
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Guest

"I see a lot more comments anticipating Apple haters than actual comments from Appler haters..."

You must never click on apple threads then...
 

Julio Franco

TechSpot Editor
Staff member
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.
 

MilwaukeeMike

TS Evangelist
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.
 

MilwaukeeMike

TS Evangelist
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.
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.
 
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Guest

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

Did you read ALL the specs? Some of them are untouchable by other companies.
 
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Guest

"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.
 
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davislane1

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.
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...
 
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Guest

[SIZE=13px][FONT=Helvetica]Quote: "Yeah, but the drivers apple made for it are a joke"[/FONT][/SIZE]

[SIZE=13px][FONT=Helvetica]So apples windows 7 drivers are joke... hmm...maybe you are getting them from the wrong company ;)[/FONT][/SIZE]
 

Arris

TS Evangelist
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.
 

Acid

TS Rookie
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...
 

DanUK

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

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

m4a4

TS Evangelist
Yeah, but the drivers apple made for it are a joke
Have you actually used Windows 7 on a Macbook?
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...