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Apple® is making the MacBook Pro® with Retina® display faster and more affordable with updated processors and lower starting prices. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now starts at $1,499 for 128GB of flash, and $1,699 for a new 2.6 GHz processor and 256GB of flash. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now features a faster 2.4 GHz quad-core processor, and the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook comes with a new 2.7 GHz quad-core processor and 16GB of memory. Apple today also announced that the 13-inch MacBook Air® with 256GB of flash has a new lower price of $1,399.
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I just bought my daughter a Macbook Pro for Xmas. Her biggest complaint? It only had a 500GB hard drive. I find it puzzling how people are happy with only 128GB of storage on a laptop. Sure on a gaming PC or a tablet it may not matter as much but ITunes downloaded video, personal videos and everything else can take up a lot of space. I'm not a fan of cloud storage with laptops (can never count on having wi-fi everywhere).

Sure SSD's are faster, but I think the steps that companies like Asus and Samsung have taken (in my ultrabook for example) is providing a small SSD for hybrid cache and then a mechanical drive for storage. That way you get speed plus storage.
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sad it's only the 13", which was already overpriced considering the graphics capability vs. the 15".
 
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I just bought my daughter a Macbook Pro for Xmas. Her biggest complaint? It only had a 500GB hard drive. I find it puzzling how people are happy with only 128GB of storage on a laptop. Sure on a gaming PC or a tablet it may not matter as much but ITunes downloaded video, personal videos and everything else can take up a lot of space. I'm not a fan of cloud storage with laptops (can never count on having wi-fi everywhere).

Sure SSD's are faster, but I think the steps that companies like Asus and Samsung have taken (in my ultrabook for example) is providing a small SSD for hybrid cache and then a mechanical drive for storage. That way you get speed plus storage.

My laptop has a 128GB SSD in it and I hardly use that storage space. A lot of people do heavy lifting on their desktops or servers, and the laptop is just for their mobile needs.

If your Laptop is your only computer, then lots of disk space is necessary.
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The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display $1,499 - $1,699
The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display $2,199 - $2,799
http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook_pro


Is it just me, or is that still pretty damn expensive?
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they upped the processors, but does anyone know what the difference is? are the just higher clocked versions of the same thing (particularly referring to the 15")
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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post

I just bought my daughter a Macbook Pro for Xmas. Her biggest complaint? It only had a 500GB hard drive. I find it puzzling how people are happy with only 128GB of storage on a laptop. Sure on a gaming PC or a tablet it may not matter as much but ITunes downloaded video, personal videos and everything else can take up a lot of space. I'm not a fan of cloud storage with laptops (can never count on having wi-fi everywhere).

Sure SSD's are faster, but I think the steps that companies like Asus and Samsung have taken (in my ultrabook for example) is providing a small SSD for hybrid cache and then a mechanical drive for storage. That way you get speed plus storage.

perhaps if you have massive media collection or loads of pc games you might need more space. but you're forgetting the centrality of the cloud in people's lives these days
Edited by perfectblade - 2/13/13 at 9:46am
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The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display $1,499 - $1,699
The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display $2,199 - $2,799
http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook_pro


Is it just me, or is that still pretty damn expensive?

Not really when compared to it's competitors. It's similarly priced to all other laptops with the same specifications and it includes an awesome display and great aesthetic design on top of that.
Edited by MrLime - 2/13/13 at 9:47am
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Originally Posted by Mrzev View Post

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display $1,499 - $1,699
The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display $2,199 - $2,799
http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook_pro


Is it just me, or is that still pretty damn expensive?

So find us a similar specced portable at the same weight, material, and battery life then.
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I just bought my daughter a Macbook Pro for Xmas. Her biggest complaint? It only had a 500GB hard drive. I find it puzzling how people are happy with only 128GB of storage on a laptop. Sure on a gaming PC or a tablet it may not matter as much but ITunes downloaded video, personal videos and everything else can take up a lot of space. I'm not a fan of cloud storage with laptops (can never count on having wi-fi everywhere).

Sure SSD's are faster, but I think the steps that companies like Asus and Samsung have taken (in my ultrabook for example) is providing a small SSD for hybrid cache and then a mechanical drive for storage. That way you get speed plus storage.

I find it puzzling how people are happy with less than the 30 or so TB attached to my Mac Pro. I mean how do you guys do? I only have a few thousand movies, a couple hundred thousand songs, 7 years of home videos, 8 years of work projects, 8 years worth of pictures..


WAIT no I remember file management and external HDD's This isn't rocket science if the data is important i shouldn't be in an easily stolen and damaged laptop it should be on an external that doesn't stay plugged in. I mean thats the same way you store the clones of your drives right?
 
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Finally, reasonable prices. Well done Apple.
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