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Some people are not after performance. The thickness of most gaming laptops is at least 1". This can be too big for some people and this is where the MacBook Pro comes in.
Please open your mind.

We both very well know it's not worth ~ $600 more.

If this topic was about someone deciding between two different desktop builds with very similar specs and one of them cost $600, or if it was two GPUs with very similar performance but one had slightly better heat output for $300 more, it wouldn't be "open-minded" to say "Oh yeah, that's fine. It's a wise decision." Sorry, but being a bit thinner is not worth $600 more.

If all Mac users were millionaires to whom that price increase didn't matter much, I'd agree with you.
Edited by Faraz - 7/8/12 at 10:33am
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post #92 of 161
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We both very well know it's not worth ~ $600 more.
If this topic was about someone deciding between two different desktop builds with very similar specs and one of them cost $600, or if it was two GPUs with very similar performance but one had slightly better heat output for $300 more, it wouldn't be "open-minded" to say "Oh yeah, that's fine. It's a wise decision." Sorry, but being a bit thinner is not worth $600 more.
If all Mac users were millionaires to whom that price increase didn't matter much, I'd agree with you.
post #93 of 161
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We both very well know it's not worth ~ $600 more.
If this topic was about someone deciding between two different desktop builds with very similar specs and one of them cost $600, or if it was two GPUs with very similar performance but one had slightly better heat output for $300 more, it wouldn't be "open-minded" to say "Oh yeah, that's fine. It's a wise decision." Sorry, but being a bit thinner is not worth $600 more.
If all Mac users were millionaires to whom that price increase didn't matter much, I'd agree with you.

I'd happily pay more for a laptop that doesn't feel like a flimsy piece of junk when I type on it or carry it around. You get what you pay for.
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I'd happily pay more for a laptop that doesn't feel like a flimsy piece of junk when I type on it or carry it around. You get what you pay for.

lol Such a first world problem. Can you really say a modern laptop (really any laptop) feels like a flimsy piece of junk?
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lol Such a first world problem. Can you really say a modern laptop (really any laptop) feels like a flimsy piece of junk?

maybe a netbook but thats about it...
post #96 of 161
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We both very well know it's not worth ~ $600 more.
If this topic was about someone deciding between two different desktop builds with very similar specs and one of them cost $600, or if it was two GPUs with very similar performance but one had slightly better heat output for $300 more, it wouldn't be "open-minded" to say "Oh yeah, that's fine. It's a wise decision." Sorry, but being a bit thinner is not worth $600 more.
If all Mac users were millionaires to whom that price increase didn't matter much, I'd agree with you.

it has the best battery life and lowest weight in it's class. it should be compared to samsung series 9 15", rather than something like the 6165 that weights a pound and a half more and has way less battery life.

if you think a true gaming laptop that weighs 7+ pounds is portable.... if you ask me, the mbpr is a more practical choice than a laptop that doesnt function as a laptop (isnt really portable) that also costs 2k
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There's two Apple bandwagons; one for lovers and one for haters. I can happily say I'm on neither (I hate the iPhone and iMac, dislike the iPad but like the Macbook Pro)

x2 If you think a relative powerhouse in ultrabook form factor isnt revolutionary I dont know what to say (and throw in a super resolution screen for kicks.) In contrast I dont really find any of the other apple products to currently be truly revolutionary compared to everything else out there. I mean the only manufacturer with anything close is Samsung with their 15" ultrabook, but it doesnt stack up well at all in terms of specs (except price maybe heh)
Edited by perfectblade - 7/8/12 at 6:09pm
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1) And you'll notice the difference between SSDs on what you'd do on a laptop?
2) And what if I want great battery life?
3) And what if I want a high-res display?
There's reasons to go for the Retina MacbookPro, nice biased picture.
How is the Retina Macbook inferior to your average laptop? Please don't say upgradability, even amongst enthusiasts laptop upgrades are fairly rarish. No, I don't want to hear about how you upgraded the HDD in your aunts doctors friends laptop.
I wonder what people here would say about Linux users considering Linux has been proven to attract users who'd pay more on average for a product... (See the Humble Bundles)


thats one of the first foremost times I have seen you fight for Apple......TBH what does the retina do that other monitors can't, and don't give me the whole it's this that and this pixel density ...because at the end of the day it displays pixels and text and pictures.....also we have already talked about how retina is relative to distance to display panel.
    
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I'd happily pay more for a laptop that doesn't feel like a flimsy piece of junk when I type on it or carry it around. You get what you pay for.

C'mon. You didn't have to stoop to fanboyism, because now you're making the ridiculous claim that lower-priced non-Mac laptops with similar specs are pieces of junk.
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C'mon. You didn't have to stoop to fanboyism, because now you're making the ridiculous claim that lower-priced non-Mac laptops with similar specs are pieces of junk.

Have you ever typed on a cheap keyboard? They bend, creak and ultimately break. I type at 75 WPM and I know which keyboards I like. I also like the displays. I'm not being a fanboy. I know why I like them and I will defend my reasons. If Apple made a cheap, plastic laptop (which they have and it was called the iBook) I would not buy it.
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First of all, the Macbook Pro display is much better than even the 1080p 95% NTSC displays of its competitors. The infinitely superior pixel density, contrast and better sRGB performance (where most of the applications operate) make it an overall better display.
Second, the GPU on the Macbook is a highly overclocked GT 650m with the performance superseding the GTX 660m.
Thirdly, the battery life and portability of the Macbook Pro is incomparable to these gaming notebooks. Those laptops would not last 3hrs of average use, while the rMBP can easily do 6+. They also weigh more than twice, and are much thicker. Anyone looking for portability will not choose the gaming notebooks.
Fourthly, the SSD on the rMBP is much faster than the Crucial of the competitors. The rMBP uses 830 Samsung SSDs, the fastest on the market (so no, it's not some random ssd).

So we're not paying $600 just for a shinier logo; we're paying for a much better screen, a better SSD, much better portability (very high portability compared to none from those gaming notebooks).

Gaming notebooks are an oxymoron. You want to game, buy a desktop PC for half the price of the gaming notebooks and enjoy games. But those that want a highly mobile and incredibly powerful laptop will stick to machines like the rMBP that are able to accomplish anything well.
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