Apple refreshes MacBook Pro Retina laptops with Haswell, cuts prices

Julio Franco

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As expected Apple was ready to announce a refresh to its MacBook Pro line of laptops today. Both 13-inch and 15-inch Retina laptops will receive a speed bump thanks to the Intel Haswell + Intel Iris graphics update, but most...

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backo

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For a $2000 Laptop the 750M should have been there by default with an option for 780M.
This is Apple they are not the most value for money company out there... It's like the Porsche GT3 RS... you get charged more for less, only in the case of Apple you even get the engine from a mid range VW Beetle :)
 
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$800 for this kind of hardware?! Whoever said that should go back to school and learn to count... and read, too.
 
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Go find me a laptop with this resolution for $800 and I'll give you $200. There are no comparable laptops so spend your $800 on a shitbox, Envy 17.
 

St1ckM4n

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Go find me a laptop with this resolution for $800 and I'll give you $200. There are no comparable laptops so spend your $800 on a shitbox, Envy 17.
Windows users currently have no need for high-PPI screens, because the OS doesn't work on them.
 
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Wow another scam by apple. Those specs are very bad and a better computer could be gotten for $500. If you really want to spend over 1K on a computer, then get an alienware laptop instead. The Alienware will easily outperform the mac by over 20 times for a cheaper price.
 

SNGX1275

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*Wow another scam by apple.

*Those specs are very bad and a better computer could be gotten for $500.

*If you really want to spend over 1K on a computer, then get an alienware laptop instead.

*The Alienware will easily outperform the mac by over 20 times for a cheaper price.
* Scam?
* Desktop, sure. Laptop/notebook? doubtful.
* At the expense of a much heaver/thicker and almost assuredly worse battery life. Screen is crap too.
* I think your math is made up.

Bottom line here is I think you are totally confusing purposes. I looked through the specs on the only Alienware cheaper than the 13" MBP, it is over twice as thick and nearly 3lbs heavier (6.12lbs vs 3.46). The base model screen is atrocious, next two steps up get you 1920x1080 which is still less than the MBP. They are for completely different audiences.